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Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University Lucknow


Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) was established as Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) by the Government of Uttar Pradesh on 8th May 2000 vide Act No. 1248(2)XVII-V-I-I-19-2000 Uttar Pradesh Adhiniyam Sankhya 23 of 2000. Under the University Act, ‘Technical Education’ includes programmes of education, research and training in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Town Planning, Pharmacy, Applied Arts & Crafts and such other programmes and areas that the central Government may in consultation with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) by notification in Gazette declare.

The University is affiliating in nature and its jurisdiction spans the entire state of U.P. in affiliating B.Tech., M.B.A., M.C.A., B.Arch., B. Pharma., B.H.M.C.T., M.Tech. and Ph.D. programmes in 785 colleges/institutions imparting graduate, postgraduate and doctoral level training in all government and private institutions located all over U.P. in engineering, technology, architecture, pharmacy, hotel management and catering technology as well as M.B.A. and M.C.A. programmes.

U.P. being the largest state of India with an area of around two lacs forty thousand square kilometers and population of more than 165 million people makes AKTU as one of the largest technical universities not only in India but perhaps in Asia. Because of its gigantic size and number of colleges affiliated to it and geographic dispersion, it has been sub-divided into five zones with 150-160 colleges in each zone for the ease of management and facilitating inter-zonal comparison and possible internal competition to enhance quality of teaching-learning processes.

AKTU envisions to facilitate and nurture the quality of technical education and research in its own premises as well as all affiliating institutions. The total number of affiliated colleges was 49 in the year 2000 which has now gone up to 238 and the University is still growing. The University Conducts State level Entrance Examination U.P.-S.E.E. for admission to various programs in institutions affiliated to AKTU and some Universities of U.P.. The University conducts central examinations in each semester for all the affiliated colleges and institutions and declares results quickly using technology-enabled systems. At present around 4,00,000 students are enrolled in its various programmes.

AKTU was reconstituted as “Gautam Buddha Technical University, Lucknow” and “Mahamaya Technical University, Noida” on 1st May 2010 through amendment of U.P. Govt. vide act no. 05 of 2010, Subsequently U.P. Government again combined the Gautam Buddha Technical University and Mahamaya Technical University with effect from 1st Nov. 2013 vide amendment act 21st of 2013 and reconstituted U.P.T.U. Lucknow.

On 18 September 2015, the university was officially renamed as Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University. AKTU is currently located in I.E.T. Campus at Sitapur Road in the Capital of U.P. at Lucknow but is in the process of having its own Headquarter building in its vicinity. AKTU also has a NOIDA Centre to facilitate closer academic and industrial interaction around that zone where a prominent cluster of private affiliated colleges exists.

It is an affiliating university, with approximately 800 colleges affiliated to it. NIMT Institiute of Hospital and Pharma Management Greater Noida is affiliated to AKTU.

Affiliations & Approvals

Institution: NIMT Institute of Hospital & Pharma Management (238)

Affiliation Letter 2006-07

Affiliation Letter 2007-08

Affiliation Letter 2008-09

Affiliation Letter 2009-10

Affiliation Letter 2010-11

Affiliation Letter 2011-12

Affiliation Letter 2015-16

Affiliation Letter 2016-17

Affiliation Letter 2017-18

Affiliation Letter 2018-19

Institution: NIMT Mahila Technical College for Pharmacy

Affiliation Letter 2009-10

Notable Alumni

Srijan Pal Singh

Srijan Pal Singh (Hindi: सृजन पाल सिंह) is an Indian author, public speaker and social entrepreneur. He was born and raised in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Yasar Shah

Yasar Shah is an Indian politician and a member of the 16th and 17th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh. He represents the Matera constituency of Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich district and is a member of the Samajwadi Party. He was also Minister of State (Independent Charge) in Uttar Pradesh Government for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy.

Abdullah Azam Khan

Abdullah Azam Khan is an Indian politician and a member of the 17th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh. He represents the Suar constituency of Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur district and is a member of the Samajwadi Party. He is son of senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan.