About the Institute
UPTTI, Kanpur is century old pioneer institute of northern India in the field of textiles. It offers technical education in various disciplines of textiles at the level of B. Tech, M. Tech & Ph.D. It is an autonomous statutory organization, functioning under administrative control ofstate government of UP. The Institute has implemented academic autonomy from 2016.Formerly [known as GCTI, the institution has a very good liaison with many industrial and research organizations. Frequent interactions with faculty of IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, HBTU Kanpur, NIT Jalandhar, scientists from DMSRDE and CSWRI help faculty as well as students to get value addition in their domain. The institute has signed MoUs with DMSRDE Kanpur and CSWRI Rajasthan for joint research and sharing of facilities. There is also anMoU in place with DyStar Mumbai, and UPTTI has institutional membership of the Society of Dyers and Colourists, UK. The institution has set up an Innovation & Incubation Centre(IIC) in Textile for encouraging new ideas and creating an environment for product development. The centre has two-fold vision: To create a generation of zealous entrepreneurs and to convert novel research into valuable intellectual property. It also helps to enhance the academic atmosphere of the institute.
UPTTI has been named 1.1 institution under Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme, by Central Sector Scheme (CSS) of MHRD, Govt. of India. In order to develop in frastructural facility in the institute, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Technical University hassanctioned a grant of Rs 1000 lakhs to upgrade its hostels, academic buildings, digitalization of institute, Wi-Fi facility and enrich the library.


Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) was envisaged as a long-term programme to be implemented in different phases for transformation of the Technical Education System with the World Bank assistance. TEQIP is being implemented as a World Bank assisted Project to improve the quality of technical education system in the country.