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Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur Admission procedure 2017-18


Harcourt Butler Technical University (popularly known as HBTU) is a government technical university located at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh in India. The HBTU was named after Sir Spencer Harcourt Butler, governor of the United Provinces in British India. All Its programs have been conferred in autonomous status under the university. It is one of the oldest engineering institutes in the country and holds the ISO 9001:2000 certification. It offers Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral programs in engineering, as well as Masters programs in Business Administration, and Computer Applications.

In 1959, when the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) was established, its classes were initially held in the canteen building of HBTU until IITK had its own campus. HBTU is the mother institute of the National Sugar Institute (in 1936, then known as Imperial Institute of Sugar Technology), the Government Central Textile Institute (in 1937), now known as the Uttar Pradesh Textile Technology Institute, and the Glass Institute. It was also one of the 127 technical institutions in India which were the recipients of funding from World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) in the phase one (2004-2009) of the Technical Engineering Educational Quality Improvement Project (TEQIP) – the first World Bank project in Higher education in India.

Harcourt Butler Technological Institute is government aided and co-educational institute was established in the year 1920 with a name of government research institute which was renamed as government technological institute in the year 1921. Finally in the year 1926 it got its present name. College is affiliated to Gautam Budh Technical University, Lucknow and approved by AICTE, New Delhi. College is recognized to State Board of Technical Education, Government of Uttar Pradesh.


Harcourt Butler Technological Institute is situated at Nawabganj in Kanpur district of UP. It splits into two campuses one of 77 acres and another of 271 acres situated about 3 km apart and well-connected by roads.


Harcourt Butler Technological Institute offer 13 under graduate degree programmes, 9 post-graduate degree programmes and doctoral programmes in four disciplines in the field of engineering & technology including Master degree in computer applications. 11 B.Tech programmes are accredited by NBA- National Board of Accreditation.

The institute offers engineering courses as the following:

Under Graduate Courses

B.Tech (bachelor of technology) – 4 years

  1. Chemical engineering
  2. Civil engineering
  3. Computer science and engineering
  4. Electrical engineering
  5. Electronics engineering
  6. Mechanical engineering
  7. Bio-chemical engineering
  8. Information technology
  9. Oil technology
  10. Plastics technology
  11. Paint technology
  12. Food technology
  13. Leather technology

Post Graduate Courses

M.Tech (Master of Technology) – 2 years

  1. Chemical engineering
  2. Bio-chemical engineering
  3. Oil technology
  4. Food technology
  5. Mechanical engineering
  6. Civil engineering
  7. Electronics engineering
  8. Environmental engineering

Doctoral Courses

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) – 2 years

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Electronics Engineering
  3. Civil Engineering
  4. Chemical Engineering

Students & Faculty:

The campus offers 600 annual intake seats for admission in all programmes. The campus has more than 78 faculty members from all departments.


The institution has central library, central computer lab, language lab, engineering & science labs, workshops, separate hostel for girls and boys, banking & postal facility, medical facility, guest house and games & sports facility.


The campus has various societies, councils and clubs for regulate the extra curricular activities. The campus has ISTE, IEE and IICHE chapters. College organizes various co-curricular activities.


Harcourt Butler Technological Institute provides the job placement for the eligible students of final year. The campus also conducts the industrial training and personality development programmes for students.

The top recruiters are as the following:

  • Accenture Pvt. Ltd.
  • Acalmer Wilmer Ltd.
  • Adani Wilmar
  • B.A.S.F.Industries Ltd.
  • B.E.C.Food
  • B.P.C.L.
  • Calpro Food Pvt.Ltd.
  • Castrol(1) Ltd.
  • Dabur India Ltd.
  • Data Technosys Engineering
  • Flex Industries Ltd.
  • FSS
  • Galaxy Surfactants Ltd.
  • Gas Authority Of India Ltd.
  • H.C.L.Technologies Ltd.
  • H.L.L. Research Centre
  • Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd.
  • Infogain India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Infosys Technology Ltd.
  • InjectoPlast Ltd.
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Jubliant Organosys Chemicals Ltd.
  • Lohia Starlinger Ltd.
  • Lupin Ltd.
  • Madhusudhan Industries Ltd.
  • Mahindra British Telecom Ltd.
  • Maruti Udyog Limited
  • Nestle India Ltd.
  • Newgen Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • Wipro Technologies Ltd.
  • XPRO India Ltd.
  • Yamaha Motors
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