Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur

Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur

hbtu kanpur main entrance
HBTU Main Entrance


Harcourt Butler Technical University (HBTU Kanpur), 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. However, in 2016, HBTI was conferred with deemed university status making it Harcourt Butler Technical University (HBTU). Currently, the university offers degree courses in Engineering, Management, and Computers.

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Table of Contents

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


HBTU Kanpur (previously HBTI) is located in the Nawabganj area of the city of Kanpur.

The distance between the Kanpur Central Railway station and HBTU campus is 10 Km while it is 16.6 Km from Kanpur Airport.

However, the UPSTC bus stand is merely 3.5 Km from the campus.

HBTU Kanpur Ranking

HBTU Kanpur (previously HBTI) 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.

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HBTU Courses Offered

As of 2017, HBTU Kanpur 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).

HBTU Kanpur Admissions 

B.Tech & MCA

From 2017 onwards, B.Tech & M.C.A admissions at HBTU Kanpur are based on candidate’s performance in JEE (Main).

For more details, candidates can visit the admission portal of HBTU at https://hbtuadmission.nic.in/.

Registrations for B.Tech admissions 2018-19 shall begin from 29th June 2018. 


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


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

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HBTU Kanpur Fee Structure

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)

Particulars Fee/annum
Tuition Fee 70,000
Exam Fee 7,000
University fee 2,000
Student Welfare Fund 500
Internet Charges 4,000
Miscellaneous Expenses 9,200
Total 92,700
One-Time Expenses
  • Caution money = Rs. 5,000
  • Admission Fee = Rs. 500
  • Identity Card = Rs. 100
This is the new fee structure for 2018-19 session as published on HBTU website. For detailed structure, visit http://hbtu.ac.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/hbtu.pdf.

Fee structure for other courses has not been uploaded on the website yet.

HBTU Kanpur Placements

HBTU Kanpur placement statistics for last 3-4 years has been tabulated below.

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.

HBTU Kanpur Campus

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

HBTU 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 HBTU 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 HBTU Kanpur 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.

    • Hello Harshita,

      Unfortunately, no information regarding M.Sc admissions has been published on official site. However, most of the national level institutes use GATE scores for M.Sc admissions.