Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur

Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur

HBTI Main Entrance

HBTI institute has been conferred deemed status as of 2016. Now, its called HBTU, Kanpur.


Harcourt Butler Technical University (HBTU), Kanpur is a state – owned technical university based in Kanpur, UP. The institute was born in 1920 as the Government Research Institute, Cawnpore. But was renamed, the Harcourt Butler Technical institute after Sir Spencer Harcourt, governor British India in 1926. Currently, the institute offers degree courses in Engineering, Management, and Computers. The institute was recently conferred with deemed university status by UP govt in 2016.

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Table of Contents

  1. Rankings.
  2. Courses Offered.
  3. Admission Procedure.
  4. Fee Structure.
  5. Placements.
  6. Campus.


HBTI (HBTU now) is among the finest universities in the country, as well as the state of UP. For decades, the institute has been a member of the top 50 engineering colleges club.

HBTI was named the 24th best engineering college in India by Outlook Magazine. It has consistently been ranked at 1st spot in the list of best state engineering colleges in UP. In 2015, HBTI was awarded the excellence award by VIT University, Vellore.

The team of EduPadhai has placed the institute at the 45th spot in the list of top 50 engineering colleges in India.

Suggested Read: Discover the list of top 50 engineering colleges in India, 2016.

HBTI Courses Offered

As of 2016, HBTI offers a total of 5-degree programs.

  1. Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech).
  2. Master of Technology (M.Tech).
  3. Master of Computer Application (MCA).
  4. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).
  5. Master of Business Administration (MBA).
  6. Master of Science (M.Sc).

HBTI Admission Procedure

B.Tech & MCA

B.Tech and MCA admissions in HBTI are based on candidate’s performance in UP state entrance exam (UPSEE) only.

However, from 2017 onwards, B.Tech admissions at HBTI are going to be based on candidate’s performance in JEE (Main).

M.Tech Admissions

M.Tech admissions at HBTI, Kanpur are purely based on GATE scores.

P.hD Admissions

Doctorate admissions are made via the Principal, QIP (Quality Improvement Program), appointed each year by Govt. of India.

Must Read: Discover the admission procedure at IIIT-Bangalore in B.Tech program.

HBTI Fee Structure

Tuition fee

Event B.Tech (excluding Information Technology) Per Annum B.Tech (Information Technology) Per Annum
At the time of admission Rs. 58,230 Rs. 73,230
Normal course fee Rs. 40,000 Rs. 55,000
Hostel Charges

For Newcomers (1st Year B.Tech Students)

Hostel Fee (Per Annum) – Rs. 10,000.
Caution Money – Rs. 750.
Ambulance Charges – Rs. 100.

Therefore, a total of Rs. 10,850/- is to be deposited towards hostel fees.

For Non – Fresher (2nd Year onwards)

Hostel Fee (Per Annum) – Rs. 10,000.
Ambulance Charges – Rs. 100.

Therefore, a total of Rs. 10,100 is to be deposited by non-fresher.

This is an approx. estimate; please do check with the university before depositing the fee.


HBTI’s placement record for last 3-4 years has been tabulated as follows.

Academic Year Eligible students Placed Students (% placed)
2012 470 320 (68%)
2013 370 280 (75%)
2014 350 250 (71%)
2015 450 280 (62%)

Some of the eligible students opt out of campus placements due to higher studies or startups.


HBTI is housed inside a 340 – acre campus. The campus is divided into 2 wings – east campus (70 – acres) and west campus (271 – acres).

HBTI, Kanpur Hostel Building
East Campus

The east campus began functioning in 1921 when HBTI was born. Because of this reason, all the major establishments in HBTI are based in this part of the campus. Buildings at the eastern campus include the following.

  1. Academic blocks.
  2. Department buildings.
  3. Medical Centre.
  4. Hostel buildings.
  5. Library, Auditorium, Cafeteria.
  6. Sports grounds.
  7. Gym.
West Campus

West campus at HBTI is predominantly a residential campus with facilities including the following.

  1. Faculty residence.
  2. Hostels.
  3. Sports fields.

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    • Hello Ayushi, MCA admissions at HBTU, Kanpur are through NIMCET examination. No information regarding MBA admissions has been posted by HBTU yet.