Gautam Buddh Technical University (GBTU) is a university which offers programmes of education, research and training in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Town Planning, Pharmacy, Applied Arts & Crafts and similar programmes as per the the central Government's consultation with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Earlier it was known as Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) and it's name was changed during 2009-2010 and there were seemingly political motives behind the change of name, mainly being - favouring the Dalit Buddhists for votes by Mayawati government. UPTU was established by the Government of Uttar Pradesh on 8th May 2002 vide Act No. 1248(2) XVII-V-I-I-19-2000 Uttar Pradesh Adhiniyam Sankhya 23 of 2000. However, it started functioning by August 2008 from it's campus at Greater Noida. But by 2013, with the change in the government GBTU was combined to form the former Uttar Pradesh Technical University along with Mahamaya Technical University on January 5, 2013. Though the bifurcated universities still retain their names and the presence of their respective websites shows that the process of combining has not been initiated as of February 2015.
The University is funded by the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) and the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNOIDA). It 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 238 colleges/institutions imparting graduate, postgraduate and doctoral level training in all government and private institutions located all over U.P. in various technical fields. GBTU is one of the largest technical universities not only in India but perhaps in Asia. Because of its gigantic size and number of colleges affiliated to it and geographic dispersion, it has been sub-divided into five zones with 45-50 colleges in each zone for the ease of management and facilitating inter-zonal comparison and possible internal competition to enhance quality of teaching-learning processes. The University is recognized by the University Grants Commission under UGC Act and is a member of the Association of Indian Universities. It's campus is spread over 511 acres with about 54000 plus sqm of constructed area, and 30% green belt. GBTU conducts the State level Entrance Examination - U.P.-S.E.E. for admission to various programs affiliated to GBTU. It also conducts central examinations each semester for all the affiliated colleges and institutions. Medium of instructions and examinations is English. Its upcoming NOIDA Centre and Regional office will facilitate closer academic and industrial interaction around that zone where a prominent cluster of private affiliated colleges exists. It's M.Tech. and M.Pharm. Programmes in various disciplines at different institutions and of Mahamaya Technical University, Noida. have been approved by AICTE.
GBTU University Schools and Centre
School of Engineering - It offers 5 years Integrated Dual-degree Programmes (B.Tech. + M. Tech./ B.Tech. + M.B.A.) in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. School of Biotechnology - It offers Biotechnology education programme. School of Information & Communication Technology - It offers post graduate programme (Master of Technology) for science graduate and engineering graduates. School of Management - It offers 3 programmes in management - M.B.A. two year programme , Integrated M.B.A. 5 year programme and PhD. School of Applied Science. School of Architecture & Built Environment. School of Law, Justice & Governance. School of Humanities & Social Sciences. Centre for Buddhist Studies and Research.
GBTU Location - GBTU is currently located in I.E.T. Campus at Sitapur Road in the Capital of U.P. at Lucknow
Architecture - The GBTU Faculty of Architecture is located at a walking distance from the city centre - 'Hazratganj'.
Information & Communication Technology.
Humanities & Social Sciences.
Hostels - Limited hostel accommodation for boys and girls is available in the campus, which is made available to the bonafied students on the basis of their academic performance and general discipline. The hostel provides all the basic facilities like mess, common room, games / sports / cultural activities etc. There is a separate hostel for 160 married research scholars.
Library - The University's main library is known as Bodhisattva Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Library. It has a reading hall with capacity of seating 2000 people. It is a member of Indian National Digital Library in Engineering, Sciences and Technology (INDEST) and has subscribed to many e-journals and sources such as Emerald, EBSCO (Business Source Complete), PROWESS, EIS (Economic Intelligence Service) to name a few.
CCC - Central Computer Centre provides extensive academic computing & networking facilities to the University community. The Campus network is carefully planned, keeping options in mind for future expansions. Fiber-optic cabling is used to connect all the major buildings. The campus has also been made Wi-Fi. Network Connectivity is also provided to the remote locations which include Student Hostels, Institute Hospital, Main Gate, Guest House, etc. In addition to the above, Computer Centre started Web-based Email System. This service enables all the users to access their mailbox from anywhere (inside or outside GBU).
CRC - Corporate Resource Centre facilitates Industry-University interactions and actively promotes new avenues in experiential learning. The CRC endeavours to bridge the gap between academia and corporate world. It engages leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, and policy makers to address students to facilitate practical learning. It helps students in finding appropriate summer projects and final placements. It involves students strategically for various events, summer and final placements.
International Collaborations - The University has signed MoUs with the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, the International Business Academy, Kolding Denmark, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
GBTU Scholarships and Incentives
The criterion for sanction of incentives for different objects is as follows:
(A) Scholarships - A scholarship of Rs. 10,000 will be awarded to first two toppers of affiliated colleges in University examinations in next year on the basis of results of preceding year.
This scholarship is awarded to students studying in following branches :
B.Tech. B.Arch. B.Pharma. Bio-technology B.H.M.C.T. - Bachelor of Hotel Management & Catering Tech. M.Tech. full time courses of University M.B.A. M.CA.
SEE-UPTU rank holders up to 100 taking admission in any affiliated college in first year course of B.Tech / B.Pharma / B.Arch / BHMCT/Bio-Tech will be paid an incentive in form of examination fee exemption for full course if they clear every year course, in first attempt without grace marks.
SEE-UPTU rank holders up to 20 taking admission in any affiliated college in first year course of MBA and MCA will be paid an incentive in form of examination fee exemption for full course if they clear every year course, in first attempt without grace marks.
Top 10 rank holders of GATE examination of University pass outs will be given a consolidated amount of Rs. 10,000.00 to each of branches.
Students getting undergraduate GRE score of above 2100 out of 2300 marks and who receive offer in first 20 best universities of the world will get one-way airfare to the destination.
UPSC (IES, IAS) rank holders (1-20) of the University pass outs will receive Rs. 21,000/- each.
GMAT, CAT- Toppers will get Rs. 10,000/- if they were U.P.T.U. students.
"Advance GRE" Topper and the recruits of top company best salary award will get Rs. 51,000/- each.
On the basis of best performance horizontally (the pass percentage) and vertically (the University positions) will be assessed for every class of colleges. The concerned teachers will be awarded certificate of merit and a cash award of Rs. 10,000/-
An honour student of any stream if he chooses teaching as a career will be awarded with University scholarship in M.Tech. courses run by the University. The student may also be recruited by one of the U.P.T.U. affiliated institute as teacher and in that case the fees will be refunded on joining as teacher in one of U.P.T.U. College.
X Students getting any scholarships from any other source(s) will not be entitled for scholarship in University rules.
Social Welfare Scholarship.
Special scholarships for students of SC/ST and other economically challenged students of the society enabling 50% of them to meet their expenses for one semester at a university abroad for their travel, stay and course fees.
Chanakya - The university organises Chanakya, which is a computer simulated management game played by teams comprising 3 to 4 members each. It is organised to develop in the participants competitive skills and learning components and benefits of various managerial interventions.
Sports Facilities - The university has adequate facilities for physical training and track and field activities. It has a huge sports ground with an eight lane track.
Forums and Associations - These are:
Sambudha Samwaad - It is a forum meant for Intellectual Exchanges. The forum periodically organizes talks, debates and seminars on current social, economic, environmental, cultural and international issues.
ISTE Chapter - Indian Society for Technical Education is a national, professional, non-profit making Society. Here it develops effective teachers & educational administrators, to enhance professional ideals & standards, to foster research as a function complementary to teaching, to bring about effective linkage between technical institutions industry & society.
Abhivyanjana - It is GBU’s annual cultural and management event that intends to add wings to intellect, imagery, and creativity of the students.