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Harcourt Butler Technical University (Formerly Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur) has always been a paragon and a source of inspiration in the field of science and technology since the year 1921. Now, as per Act No. 11 of 2016 by the government of Uttar Pradesh it is upgraded to University, i.e, Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur (HBTU, Kanpur). The University has been established with a view for making it a leading Residential University w.e.f 01.09.2016 to become a “Centre of Excellence” with focus on Research and Development and Incubation in the field of Engineering, Technology, Basic & Applied Sciences, Humanities, Social Science & Management and other professional courses. HBTU, Kanpur aims to promote studies, research & innovation in engineering areas of higher education, to enhance skill development through continuing education programme and to achieve excellence in higher technical education.

On academic front, the University is running four schools namely, School of Engineering (SoE); School of Chemical Technology (SoCT); School of Basic & Applied Sciences (SoBAS) and School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SoHSS). The University offers thirteen Undergraduate Programmes (B.Tech.) in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Information Technology, Leather Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Food Technology, Oil Technology, Paint Technology and Plastic Technology and one undergraduate programme in Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) programme. It also offers M.Tech. programmes in eleven specializations. In addition, it runs a regular Master of Computer Application (M.C.A), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science (M.Sc.) in three streams (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics). The University also offers doctoral programme in all the departments. Four departments of the University namely, Civil, Mechanical, Electronics and Chemical Engineering are recognized Quality Improvement Program (QIP) Centres for Ph.D. programmes.

The University provides a congenial environment for the holistic growth and all round development of the students such that they become globally acceptable personalities with communication skills, aptitude, problem solving capabilities and to work as a team.

HBTU Kanpur has received aid from the World Bank (Phases TEQIP-I, TEQIP-II & TEQIP-III) for various developmental projects. This aid has been utilized for development of the infrastructure, new laboratory equipments, maintenance and modernization of old laboratory equipments etc.

The faculty members have contributed large numbers of research papers in Indian as well as International journals. Besides, many R&D Schemes sponsored by D.S.T, U.G.C, I.C.A.R, D.R.D.O.,U.P.C.S.T., C.S.I.R., D.A.E., I.C.M.R.,D.O.E. and Ministry of Civil supplies have been successfully completed. All these accomplishments definitely prove it to be a fecund ground for nurturing intellect


Vision statement clarifies the values, beliefs, and governing principles of the organization. In order to achieve the goal to become center of excellence with focus on Research & Development, Incubation in the fields of Engineering, Technology, Basic and Applied Science, Humanities, Social Science & Management and other professional courses and Innovation in emerging areas of higher technical education, HBTU, Kanpur specified its Vision which is as follows:-

“To achieve excellence in technical education, research and innovation”


The mission statements of the University are aligned to the vision and they communicate the purpose of the University to all its stakeholders, develop the measurable goals and objectives in order to gauge the success of University’s strategic plan. The Mission statements are as follows:-

1. Imparting Knowledge to develop analytical ability in science and technology to serve the industry and society at large.
2. Equip and enable students with conceptual, technical and managerial skills to transform the organization and society.
3. Inculcating entrepreneurial philosophy and innovative thinking to promote research, consultancy and institutional social responsibility.
4. Serving people, society and nation with utmost professionalism, values and ethics to make development sustainable and quality of life.

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