Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) (formerly UPTU) was established by the Government of Uttar Pradesh, vide Act Amendment No. 1156 (2) LXXIX-V-1-15-1 (Ka), 24-2015 dated Sept 9, 2015 Uttar Pradesh AdhiniyamSankhya 23 of 2000. Under the University Act, 'Technical Education' includes programmes of education, research and training in Engineering, Technology, Architecture and other programmes and areas that the central Government may in consultation with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) by notification in Gazette declare.
The University is affiliating in nature and its jurisdiction spans 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. programmes in 756 colleges/institutions imparting graduate, postgraduate and doctoral level training in all government and private institutions located all over U.P. in engineering, technology, architecture, pharmacy, and many other programmes.
Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida is affiliated to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.