Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur, popularly known as HBTI is an academic autonomous engineering college under the Gautam Buddha Technical University (formerly Uttar Pradesh Technical University). Its programs have been conferred autonomous status under the university. It is the second oldest engineering institute in Uttar Pradesh after the former University of Roorkee, and the fourth oldest in India. The institute holds ISO 9001:2000 Certification. Was awarded the Best Government College in ABP News awards in 2012.
The institute is spread across two campuses, the east campus (77 acres) and the west campus (271 acres) situated about 3 km apart, affiliated to Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow. The institute runs 13 undergraduate programmes leading to B. Tech degree. The undergraduate programmes in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Civil, Computer Science Engineering and Chemical Technology (Biochemical Engineering, Food, Oil and Paints and Plastic Technology) of the institute has been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (N.B.A). Besides it has active research programmes being carried out in various disciplines. Recognizing its competence in delivering to enhance technical horizons ‘Dataquest’ in the edition of May 2005 has designated it as 21st best technical institute of the country and the leading institute among 8 government funded institutes of U. P Technical University, Lucknow.
The institute has received aid of 24.78 crore rupees from the World Bank for various developmental projects.