Gautam Buddh Technical University (GBTU) was formerly known as Uttar Pradesh Technical University. It was formed on 8th May 2000 under the supervision of Government of Uttar Pradesh. UPTU is currently located in I.E.T. Campus at Sitapur Road in the Capital of U.P. at Lucknow. In here the 'Technical Education' includes programs of education, research and training in Technology, Engineering, Town Planning, Pharmacy, Applied Arts & Crafts, and Architecture and other such programs. GBTU has jurisdiction which goes around 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. programs in 238 colleges/institutions imparting graduate, postgraduate and doctoral level training in all government and private institutions located all over the state in engineering, technology, architecture, pharmacy, catering technology and hotel management. The NOIDA Centre and Regional office of GBTU is also nearing completion which will also facilitate academic and industrial interaction around that zone which has prominent collection of private affiliated colleges.