AKTU: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

Harinitha Panneerselvam Harinitha Panneerselvam | Sep 25, 2023
Harinitha Panneerselvam
Harinitha Panneerselvam

Updated on - Sep 25, 2023

AKTU is a state-level public collegiate university that was established in 2000. AICTE approves this university. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University is formerly known as UP Technical University and is one of India's premier and most significant technical universities. The most popular program is B.Tech which is offered across 41 different specializations via UPCET and JEE Main entrance examinations. The college also accepts CUET UG and PG scores. Candidates who appeared in the entrance examination can check and download the scorecard by visiting the official website.

AKTU Latest Updates

  • September 25, 2023: AKTU UPTAC Counselling 2023: Round 3 choice filling begins today. 

AKTU Lucknow has 49 affiliated colleges and 756 institutes that offer 25 UG, PG and PhD programmes across numerous specializations and streams. The admission for the session 2023 is currently ongoing. AKTU offers good placement opportunities to students in the graduating year through the university-industry interface cell. The recruiters that visited the campus in 2022 include BHEL, Heinz, TVS and many others. 

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AKTU Quick Insights

AKTU university offers the best facilities and opportunities for students to grow into capable human beings. AKTU has established various collaborations and industry relations with other universities/institutes in India and abroad. Some of the highlights are mentioned below

Abdul Kalam Technical University 
Year of Establishment 2000
Type of University Public 
Campus Area 2,45,000 sq. Km
Recognition UGC
Approvals AICTE
Program Levels Offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral
Infrastructure Facilities Library, Hostel, Laboratories, Cafeteria
Location Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

AKTU Admission Dates 2023

Some of the tentative AKTU admission dates for 2023 are listed below. 

Events Dates (Tentative)
PhD Phase 1 Last Date of Application September 2023
CUET UG Result September 2023
CUET PG Results September 2023

 AKTU Courses

AKTU offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses for students to explore their department. Some popular streams are Engineering, Business & Management Studies, IT Software, Medicine & Health Sciences, Design and Science. Some of the main courses offered are mentioned below.

Courses Duration Selection Criteria
B.Arch 5 Years NATA scores
B.Des 4 Years 10+2 marks
B.Tech/BE 4 Years JEE/CUET UG scores
M.Arch 2 Years GATE/ CUET PG scores
MBA 2 Years CAT scores

Read More: AKTU Courses

AKTU Fee Details

AKTU offers courses at UG, PG and doctorate levels. Some of the total tuition fee for a few courses are mentioned below. 

Course Total Tuition Fee
B.Arch INR 2.89 Lakh
BFA INR 2.56 Lakh
B.Pharm INR 2.53 Lakh
M.Arch INR 1.15 Lakh
MCA INR 1.67 Lakh

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AKTU Departments 

AKTU has various departments for different streams of courses offered. The institution offers around 40+ specializations under these departments. Each department has its own team of faculties who are well experienced in their field of study. Below listed are the various departments available in the campus

Architecture  Engineering Hotel Management 
Arts Design Pharmacy
Management Computer Science

AKTU Admission

AKTU admission 2023 is open. An entrance test, called UPSEE, is conducted for admission to the university. Admission to B.Tech and MBBS courses is based on JEE and NEET scores, respectively. Also, the university accepts CUET scores for various UG ad PG courses. For a PhD, students have to appear for an entrance exam conducted by AKTU, and the selected candidates would be shortlisted for an interview. The institute also offers courses like B.Arch, BFA, B.Pharm, B.Tech, BE, M.Pharm, MCA, etc. 

AKTU Eligibility Criteria 

Abdul Kalam Technical University offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses to students to explore their department. Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria for their respective courses to seek admission to this university. Some of the details are mentioned below

B.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • The student should have completed 10+2 examinations from a recognized board and with Physics, Chemistry, and Math as subjects.
  • Scores of JEE/CUET UG are to be considered for admission. 

M.Pharm Eligibility Criteria 

  • Master of Pharmacy is a 2-year post-graduate course in the field of Pharmaceutical science. The medium of instruction is Hindi and English.
  • The student must have passed Bachelor of Pharma from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks
  • CUET PG scores

MBA Eligibility Criteria 

  • UG degree from a recognized university, with an aggregate of 50% for General & OBC and 45% for SC/ST category.
  • Must have appeared in the respective entrance test for MBA.

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Why Choose AKTU?

AKTU is one of the largest technical universities in India. It is continuously working to nurture technical research and education quality in the University and affiliated colleges. Around 4,00,000 students are enrolled in its various programmes presently. Around 756 colleges are associated with AKTU

  • AKTU emphasizes moulding all the students into capable ones.
  • AKTU is equipped with the best faculties to give the learning one needs. 
  • AKTU has consistently ranked among the top 50 institutions of India.

AKTU Academic Advantages 

AKTU Lucknow is known for the quality education offered to students and the expert faculties who follow the latest teaching methods to help the students grow better. The campus has well-equipped laboratories and other essential facilities to improve practical learning. Some of the other academic advantages of this institution are listed below

  • Wide choice of courses
  • Well experienced teaching faculties
  • Holistic learning environment
  • Central library
  • Good Placements

AKTU vs Top Universities in India

AKTU Lucknow is ranked by Uniranking at position - 40 compared to other top universities in India. Below table is a comparison of few elements of AKTU with other top colleges in Uttar Pradesh

Top Universities in India NIRF 2022 No. of Courses Offered
Amity University, Noida 38 100+
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 6 75+
AKTU 40 40+
Sharda University  151 200+
University of Lucknow - 36

AKTU Cutoff 

AKTU cutoff 2022 for MBA has been released. The minimum cutoff required for MBA admissions will be 65. University releases different cutoffs every year during the admission season. The university offers numerous courses in different disciplines to its students. AKTU is one of the leading educational institutes in the country. The courses are offered at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate levels. The University considers UPSEE scores for B.Tech, B.Pharm, B.Arch, B.Des, M.Tech, MCA, MBA courses admission. Factors that are considered while calculating the cutoff are

  • Previous year's cutoff trends
  • Total number of available seats
  • Total number of candidates who attempted the examination
  • Total number of candidates who qualified for the exam

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AKTU Result

AKTU Results 2022 for UG, PG and PhD courses has been released.  Students are notified about their examination schedule, exam applications, admit card download, result declaration, and post-examination scrutiny process through the AKTU one view. Semester exams are usually conducted in November-December and April-May. Abdul Kalam Technical University publishes the results online within 30 days. Candidates can check their results online by following the below-mentioned steps

  1. Visit the official website of AKTU.
  2. Click on the ‘Results’ from the drop-down menu. 
  3. Click on the desired option to check the results. 
  4. Enter your examination roll number along with the displayed captcha.
  5. Click on ‘Submit” and the results appear in a new window. Download the results for future use. 

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AKTU Infrastructure

AKTU has all the facilities one needs for a better student study environment. Abdul Kalam Technical University has a central library in a five-storey building covering an area of 6400 sq. meters. AKTU has huge sports centres for both indoor and outdoor games. AKTU has in-campus hostel facilities for boys and girls separately. Some of the other facilities offered by the university are mentioned below. 

  • Cafeteria
  • Auditorium
  • Automation Lab
  • Nano Lab
  • Cyber City Lab
  • Language Lab
  • Mechanical Lab
  • Civil Engineering Lab
  • Computer Labs
  • Bank
  • Post Office

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AKTU Placements

AKTU placements 2022 have been going on successfully on the campus. Recent job offers are posted in the "placement" section of the official website. Candidates must regularly check during the placement drive to apply for the same. AKTU has an active training and placement cell that guides students to get a job in their desired fields. AKTU provides 100 % placement assistance to all its students pursuing various degree programmes from its main campus and affiliated colleges.

  • AKTU also offers internship opportunities with stipends usually between Rs.7000 to Rs.10000.
  • AKTU has witnessed the highest package of INR 15 LPA.

AKTU Top Recruiters

AKTU offers promising placement opportunities to all candidates. Top recruiting companies participate in the placement drive with good package every year. Some of the top recruiters are listed below. 

Heinz Finserv Genpact
Reliance TVS Tech Mahindra 

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AKTU Scholarships

AKTU offers scholarships to candidates based on merit score or based on the income of the parents. It offers financial assistance to meritorious students belonging to the SC/ ST/ OBC category under the regulations of the UP State Scholarship scheme. Candidates must fill in the scholarship form with the necessary details and the income certificate. Education loan facilities are provided for candidates whose family annual income is less than INR 1 Lakh. New students can register online for UPTU Scholarship by visiting the official portal designed for fee reimbursement procedures. Existing students can visit the official website of 'UP State Scholarship' to know their status. 

AKTU Alumni

AKTU Lucknow has a very large pool of alumni. University never fails to reconnect its alumni through events and ceremonies. Alumni Cell (RGAR Cell), has been set to consolidate the university alumni base as an asset to the university to better serve the nation in fulfilling the ever-increasing diverse needs of technical education. Some of the notable alumni along with their current professions are listed below

Notable Alumni Profession
Tanya Tewari Bid Manager - Capgemini
Neetesh Dixit Sr. Operations Specialist - Google Operations Center
Sandhya Gupta Assistant Manager - Aditya Birla Fashion Brand

AKTU Highlights

Institution Type Public
Year of Establishment 2000
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Student Enrollment 200000
Campus Area 2,45,000 Sq. Km
Recognised by UGC

AKTU Rankings

Publisher Ranking & Year Criteria
#18 in 2022 Architecture

AKTU Courses & Fees 2023

Course Avg. Fees Duration
BTech ₹2,20,000 4 Years
MBA ₹1,19,400 2 Years
B.Des ₹3,68,100 4 Years
M.Des ₹1,47,600 2 Years
BHM ₹2,80,000 3 Years
MTech ₹2,30,000 2 Years
B Pharmacy ₹2,53,200 4 Years
BBA -- 3 Years
Pharm.D -- --
B.Arch ₹2,88,650 5 Years

AKTU Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by AKTU

B.Des [Bachelor of Design]

Offline On Campus

₹ 3,68,100 (4 Years)

M.Des [Master of Design]

Offline On Campus

₹ 1,47,600 (2 Years)

₹ 2,80,000 (3 Years)

₹ 2,53,200 (4 Years)

₹ 2,88,650 (5 Years)

BFA [Bachelor of Fine Arts]

Offline On Campus

₹ 2,55,750 (3 Years)

₹ 4,95,000

₹ 1,15,000 (2 Years)

₹ 1,65,000 (3 Years)

Exams Accepted by AKTU


Does AKTU offer placements?

The university offers 100% placement assistance for all students pursuing various degree programs on its main campus, as well as at affiliated colleges.

Is AKTU private or government-owned?

Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) is a state government-run university.

Is there an entrance exam for AKTU?

Yes, AKTU admissions are based on the AKTU entrance test that's known as UPCET which is a state level test for admission into UG and PG courses.

Are AKTU and UPTU the same?

Yes, they are the same. Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Technical University was formerly known as Uttar Pradesh Technical University.

Does AKTU offer scholarships?

Yes, there are different categories of scholarships provided to candidates based on their eligibility.

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Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019
3.5 Placements
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Reviewed on Jun 04, 2019
3 Placements
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3 Academics
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  • Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) - Sec-11, Jankipuram Vistar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh India - 226031
  • +915222336805
  • aktu.ac.in

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