Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow formerly Uttar Pradesh Technical University is a public university in theIndian state of Uttar Pradesh set up by the government of Uttar Pradesh on 8 May 2000. To reduce workload and to ensure proper management, the university was bifurcated into separate universities: Gautam Buddha Technical University and Mahamaya Technical University with effect from 1 May 2010. But in 2013 as new government came into power this university was again formed by combining Gautam Buddha Technical University and Mahamaya Technical University on 5 January 2013.
According to the university’s website, it is the biggest technical university in Asia. It had approximately 800 colleges affiliated to it.The university is on the IET Lucknow campus. Additionally, the university had a Centre and Regional Office in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, which was retained by Mahamaya Technical University.
On 18 September 2015, The University was Officially renamed as Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow.
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow formerly Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) was established by the government of Uttar Pradesh on 8 May 2000 (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 and crafts and such other programmes and areas that the central government may declare by notification in the Gazette in consultation with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The university was bifurcated into the Mahamaya Technical University and Gautam Buddha Technical University as of 1 May 2010 for better management of education in the state.On 05/01/2013 the uttar pradesh government has decided to merge GBTU and MTU to bring back the original form of UPTU. On 31/10/2013, GBTU and MTU finally merged up back to UPTU, the university with the maximum number of Colleges affiliated to it, in India.