About HBTI

It is a matter of great pride for us that Harcourt Butler Technological Institute (H.B.T.I), Kanpur is our alma mater. This Institute has a glorious history and has always been in the forefront for technological developments and growth of industries in the country since its inception. The Institute had its decent beginning in 1920 as Government Research Institute, Kanpur with Dr. E. R. Watson as its first Principal. In 1921, the Institute was renamed as Government Technological Institute, Uttar Pradesh. It was inaugurated by Sir Spencer Harcourt Butler, the then Governor of U. P. Province on November 25, 1921. The Institute got its present name in 1926. Degree courses in Oil Technology and Chemical Engineering were started in 1954 and thereafter number of undergraduate and post graduate courses were started. Today, the Institute is running thirteen Under Graduate Courses: Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics & Communication, Civil, Computer Science & Engineering, Information Technology, Leather Technology and Chemical Technology (Biochemical Engineering, Food, Oil and Paints and Plastic Technology), and seven Post Graduate Courses, out of which eleven undergraduate courses except Leather and Information Technology are accredited by the National Bureau of Accreditation (NBA), All India Council for Technical Education (A.I.C.T.E), New Delhi. Besides it has active research programmes being carried out in various disciplines.


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