APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) is a public state university in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was established in 2000 as the Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) by the Government of Uttar Pradesh. It is named after Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the former President of India and a renowned scientist and engineer. AKTU is one of the largest technical universities in India and Asia, with about 800 affiliated colleges and institutes offering various programs in engineering, technology, architecture, pharmacy, applied arts, and management. AKTU aims to provide quality education, research, and innovation in the fields of science and technology.
Vision and Mission
The vision of AKTU is to be a world-class university that fosters excellence in teaching, learning, research, and innovation. The mission of AKTU is to:
• Develop competent and skilled human resources for the socio-economic development of the state and the nation.
• Promote academic excellence and innovation through effective curriculum design, pedagogy, assessment, and accreditation.
• Enhance research and development activities in collaboration with industry, academia, and government agencies.
• Establish linkages and partnerships with national and international institutions and organizations for academic exchange and cooperation.
• Provide an inclusive and conducive environment for students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders.
AKTU offers a variety of academic programs at undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, and diploma levels. The programs are designed to meet the needs and aspirations of the students and the industry. The programs are also aligned with the national and international standards and norms. Some of the programs offered by AKTU are:
• Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in various disciplines such as civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science engineering, electronics engineering, etc.
• Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)
• Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)
• Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
• Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT)
• Master of Technology (M.Tech) in various specializations such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, environmental engineering, etc.
• Master of Architecture (M.Arch)
• Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)
• Master of Business Administration (MBA)
• Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
• Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in various domains such as artificial intelligence, renewable energy, cyber security, etc.
• Diploma in Engineering (Polytechnic) in various branches such as civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, etc.
Facilities and Infrastructure
AKTU has a sprawling campus in Jankipuram, Lucknow. The campus has state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure for teaching, learning, research, and extracurricular activities. Some of the facilities and infrastructure available at AKTU are:
• Well-equipped laboratories and workshops for practical training and experimentation.
• Modern classrooms with smart boards, projectors, audio-visual aids, etc.
• Central library with a rich collection of books, journals, e-resources, etc.
• High-speed internet connectivity through Wi-Fi and LAN.
• Hostels for boys and girls with all the amenities such as mess, gymnasium, common room, etc.
• Sports complex with facilities for indoor and outdoor games such as cricket, football, basketball, badminton, table tennis, etc.
• Auditorium with a seating capacity of 1000 people for seminars, conferences, cultural events, etc.
• Cafeteria with hygienic food and beverages at affordable prices.
• Medical center with qualified doctors and nurses for emergency care and health check-ups.
• Transport facility with buses and vans for commuting to and from the campus.
Achievements and Recognition
AKTU has achieved many milestones and accolades in its journey of excellence. Some of the achievements and recognition that AKTU has received are:
• Ranked among the top 100 universities in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021.
• Accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for its various programs.
• Recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act.
• Approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for its technical programs.
• Awarded the Best Technical University Award by Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) in 2017.
• Received the Best Innovation Award by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in 2016.
• Published more than 5000 research papers in reputed national and international journals.
• Filed more than 100 patents in various fields of science and technology.
• Established more than 50 centers of excellence in collaboration with industry and academia.
• Organized more than 100 national and international conferences, workshops, seminars, etc. on various topics of relevance.
APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University is a leading institution for technical education in Uttar Pradesh. It offers a wide range of programs in engineering, technology, architecture, pharmacy, applied arts, and management. It has a well-qualified and experienced faculty, a vibrant and diverse student community, and a dynamic and supportive administration. It has a state-of-the-art campus with all the facilities and infrastructure for academic and extracurricular activities. It has a strong focus on research and innovation, and has achieved many laurels and recognition in the field of science and technology. It is committed to fulfilling the vision and mission of its namesake, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, who was an inspiration for millions of students and professionals across the world.