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Gautam Buddh Tachnical University is previously known as Uttar Pradesh Technical University. University is located in Lucknow. It was founded by the Government of Uttar Pradesh on 8th May 2000 vide Act No. 1248(2)XVII-V-I-I-19-2000 Uttar Pradesh Adhiniyam Sankhya 23 of 2000.
University offers B.Tech., M.B.A., M.C.A., B.Arch., B. Pharma., B.H.M.C.T., M.Tech. and Ph.D. programs. At present UPTU is situated in I.E.T. Campus at Sitapur Road in the Capital of U.P. at Lucknow but is in the process of having its own Headquarter building in its vicinity.
UPTU includes programs of education, research and training in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Town Planning, Pharmacy, Applied Arts & Crafts and such other programs and areas that the central Government may in consultation with AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) by notification in Gazette declare. Today around 150,000 students are enrolled in its various programs. Nearly 50,000 students are admitted every year. Medium of instructions and examinations is English.
The scholarships offered by the Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) scholarships are awarded to the students form the minorities, lower castes and students with gross family income less than 1 lack.
Recently all the scholarship procedure UP has been computerized and according to sources this will help the state government to keep track on all the beneficiaries of its scholarships. As the UPTU is a unique subsidiary of UP Government all the scholarship provided to them is under the strict rules and regulations of the government.
Apart from the scholarship UPTU also facilitates free hostel and mess facilities to all the scholarship benefited students. The major aim of offering these scholarships is to increase the awareness among the backward communities, minorities and to give a helping hand to scholars who are below poverty line.
All these scholarships are awarded by the respective Collectorate body who releases the individual payment of scholarships in two installments - one in the first half of the academic year and the remaining in the second half, The Scholarship amount is deposited in the students account with the State Bank of India from where they can retrieve the payment after the deposition.
The college fees are taken care by the social welfare department of the government which has different governing bodies for different communities and minorities.
The scholarships are subdivided according to the community as OBC, SC, ST, Minority and General. There are almost four different slabs in the scholarships which are providing various amounts as scholarships. Looking at this Scholarship quotient in various perspectives we can say that it’s very interesting to see a state fighting to provide quality education to their people by providing financial aids to boost awareness and increase chances of complete literacy.