Harcourt Butler Technical University Kanpur has been established by Act No. 11 of 2016 by the Government of Uttar Pradesh with a view for making it a leading Residential University 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 Architecture and other Professional courses, to promote studies, Research & Innovation in Engineering areas of higher education, to further skill development through continuing education programme and knowledge and to achieve excellence in higher Technical Education.
On academic front, the University is running Four Schools with thirteen Undergraduate Programmes in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Leather Technology , Mechanical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Food Technology , Oil Technology, Paint Technology and Plastic Technology along with M.C.A, full time & part time M.Tech. Programme in various disciplines and going to start full time Ph.D. programme in number of disciplines as part of Quality Improvement Programme of MHRD and TEQUP-II. In view of the emerging need of the time, the University is planning to start number of Programmes at Undergraduate and Post Graduate level in the near future.
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, proper attitudes, aptitudes, problem solving capabilities and to work as a team.
HBTU Kanpur(Formerly HBTI) has received aid from the World Bank( Phases TEQIP-I , TEQIP-II) for various developmental projects. This aid will be spent for:
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.SI.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 intellects.