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Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) formerly Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) was
established by the Government of Uttar Pradesh on 8th May 2000 vied 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.
About Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) was the
11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. A career scientist turned
politician, Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, and
studied physics and aerospace engineering. He spent the next four
decades as a scientist and science administrator, mainly at the Defence
Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research
Organisation (ISRO) and was intimately involved in India's civilian
space program and military missile development efforts. He thus came to
be known as the Missile Man of India for his work on the development of
ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology. He also played a
pivotal organizational, technical, and political role in India's
Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998, the first since the original nuclear
test by India in 1974.
Educational Branches offering by AKTU (UPTU)
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.
History of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University
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.
Headquarter of AKTU Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University
UPTU 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. UPTU also has a NOIDA Centre to
facilitate closer academic and industrial interaction around that zone
where a prominent cluster of private affiliated colleges exists.
Vision and Mission of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University
As enshrined in the University Act, the University aims to provide
and upgrade education, training and research in fields of technical
education, and to create entrepreneurship and a conducive environment
for pursuit of the technical education in close co-operation with
industries. Further, as a very distinguishing feature of its vision, the
University aims to make provisions for the advancement of technical
education amongst classes and communities which are educationally
backward. To fulfill the above broad vision, the University develops flexible
and innovative academic programmes and procedures that cater to a very
broad range of students with different background, and prepares them to
compete at the national and international levels. In addition to transmission of knowledge through a very well thought
teaching pedagogy, the University lays a strong emphasis on knowledge
creation through a well planned research programme in emerging areas,
and application of knowledge by undertaking issues and problems from the