|Motto||Sanskrit: yogaḥ karmasu kauśalam|
Motto in English
|Excellence in action is yoga|
|Chancellor||Governor of Uttar Pradesh|
|Vice-Chancellor||Vinay Kumar Pathak|
|Affiliations||UGC, AICTE |
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, formerly Uttar Pradesh Technical University, is a public collegiate university in Lucknow in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It was established as the Uttar Pradesh Technical University through the Government of Uttar Pradesh on 8 May 2000. To reduce workload and to ensure proper management, the university was bifurcated into separate universities, ref name=circular>"UPTU Circular" (PDF) (in Hindi). Lucknow. 28 May 2010. p. 1. Archived from the original (pdf) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2011.</ref> In 2013, as a new government came into power, the university was formed once again by combining the two back together on 5 January 2013.
It is an affiliating university, with approximately 800 colleges affiliated to it. The university was earlier on the IET Lucknow campus. Now it is situated in its newly inaugurated campus in Jankipuram, Lucknow. Additionally, the university had a Centre and Regional Office in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, which was retained by Mahamaya Technical University.
On 18 September 2015, the university was officially renamed as Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University.
On 20 June 2017, the newly constructed campus of Centre for Advanced Studies, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow in Jankipuram, Lucknow was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi. The institute being a constituent college of AKTU will soon apply to UGC & AICTE for recognition u/s 2(F) & 12(B) of UGC Act, 1956 so as to function as a grants-in-aid college and will offer M.Tech, PhD & D.Sc programmes.
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow formerly Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) was established by the government of Uttar Pradesh on 8 May 2000 (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 and crafts and such other programmes and areas that the central government may declare by notification in the Gazette in consultation with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The university was bifurcated into the Mahamaya Technical University and Gautam Buddha Technical University as of 1 May 2010 for better management of education in the state. On 05/01/2013 the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to merge GBTU and MTU to bring back the original form of UPTU. On 31/10/2013, GBTU and MTU finally merged up back to UPTU, the university with the maximum number of Colleges affiliated to it, in India.
The university is affiliating in nature and its jurisdiction spanned the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the largest technical universities not only in India but perhaps in Asia. Because of its size and the number of colleges affiliated to it and geographic dispersion, it is sub-divided into five zones with 45–50 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.
The university envisioned to facilitate and nurture quality technical education and research in its own premises as well as all affiliated institutions. There were 49 affiliated colleges in 2000. The task of the university included conducting the SEE-UPTU for admission to programs affiliated to it. The university conducted central examinations each semester for all the affiliated colleges and institutions. Results were declared using technology-enabled systems. At present[when?] around 150,000 students are enrolled in its programmes. The medium of instruction and examination is English.
As per a dipstick study conducted by MeritTrac in association with UPTU Watch magazine, the engineering talent pool of the university was found to be significantly better than the national average.
The university offers undergraduate courses in engineering, architecture, hotel management and catering technology, fashion and apparel design, and pharmacy, leading to degrees of B.Tech, B.Arch, BHMCT, BFAD, and B.Pharma respectively. The university offers postgraduate courses in computer applications and business administration leading to degrees of MCA, MBA and MBA (Rural Development).
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