History of AKTU
AKTU(Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University) which was earlier know as UPTU(Uttar Pradesh Technical University) was established in the year 2000 on May 8. On Sept 18, 2015, the university was officially named AKTU.
Earlier the university was located on the campus of IET Lucknow. But now it has moved to Jankipuram, Lucknow.
Number of Colleges affiliated to AKTU
As per its official website, 756 colleges are affiliated to it. But the Wikipedia page says that there are more than 800 colleges which are affiliated to AKTU. AKTU is the state technical university for the state of Uttar With more than 800 colleges affiliated to it, the AKTU is the largest technical university in the country.
Is AKTU worth doing B.Tech?
This is the most asked question. You can judge a college in many aspects. But the most important is the quality of education and the placement it provides to students. There are not one, two but so many alumni of AKTU who got placed in some of the best companies all around the globe. Below are the stories of some of them.
Sheroo completed his B.Tech from GLA Mathura(then affiliated to UPTU) and came to Bangalore for a job search. He started with a package of 2.5 LPA in 2011 and today he is settled in Dublin earning more than 30 LPA. Sheroo says it would have been difficult to complete B.Tech without the education loan. And he remembers his fantastic journey from closing his loan to earning a good package.
Similarly, Rahul did his B.tech from ABES Gaziabad(affiliated to UPTU/AKTU) but started his career as a Recruitment specialist. He worked his way out and by now he has scaled his yearly package to more than 30 LPA and he is into the Talent Acquisition team of a reputed media house.
Ankit joined Infosys in 2011 after completing his B.Tech from DIT, Dehradun(then affiliated to UKTU). Ankit left Infosys in 2015 and never looked back again. He planned and crafted his career in such a way that neither the learning stops nor the good increment. He has scaled from 4.5 LPA to more than 20 LPA in just the past three years.
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These alumni of AKTU have proved that you can earn a very good package and get placed into good companies. There are so many alumni of AKTU who work in world-renowned organizations such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, TCS, Tata Motors, Reliance, etc.