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Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur
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The history of HBTI, Kanpur, dates back to 1907 when the Indian Industrial Commission at its Nainital meeting proposed two institutions for engineering — one at Roorkee and the other at Kanpur.

Thus the Government Research Institute, Cawnpore was started in 1920. It was housed in two rooms of what was called Sher Wali Kothi. The old majestic building is still intact at the north-west corner of the Company Bagh crossing, Nawabganj. Dr. Annett was then the principal of the Opium Research Laboratory of which the new institute was an adjunct.

On 25 November 1921, the Governor of the United Provinces, Sir Spencer Harcourt Butler (1869–1938), K.C.S.I., C.I.E., laid the foundation of the present building. It was rechristened Government Technological Institute in 1921.

In 1926, it got the name Harcourt Butler Technological Institute. Its first principal of Indian nationality was Dattatreya Yashwant Athawale (Rao Saheb Rai Bahadur).
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  • After IIT Kanpur, HBTI is the 2nd best Educational institute in Kanpur. The campus is large and well constructed. 
  • it is best engineering college in north india and it is also largest engineering institute in north india. and its best for quality education. 
  • it's an over century old Engineering Institute.. It has done many initiatives.. One of its section is dedicated to food preservation and process technology .... It has sprawling campus ... within its ...  more »
  • A very good institute for pursuing engineering, Dont hesitate to go into it if you dont get into IIT,BITS and top NIT's..
  • Okay ....Now HBTI has converted into HBTU (state University) so I hope that it should be better. But still very bad condition in infrastructure and lacking of wi fi & lacking of permanent faculty but in spite of these good placement & Good in academic field because of laborious and hard working student.......
  • HBTI is the only college in UP which can give u degree+repute+goodjob+feelgood feeling all in a one go. HBTI will be organizing its own Entrance Examination from 2016-2017.People will get a real feel of HBTI then.
  • Okay .! lacks wifi and limited hostel acconodation. Good from acedimic point view,
  • Its not in any way the old HBTI that it used to be in the past! Colleges like KIET, JSS, IET Lucknow are outshining this one!