APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University

Summary

APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University
APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University logo.png
TypePublic
Established2014; 8 years ago (2014)
BudgetIncrease₹5 crore
ChancellorGovernor of Kerala
Vice-ChancellorDr. Rajasree M. S
Students160,000+
Location, ,
8°32′30″N 76°54′21″E / 8.5416°N 76.9057°E / 8.5416; 76.9057Coordinates: 8°32′30″N 76°54′21″E / 8.5416°N 76.9057°E / 8.5416; 76.9057
LanguageEnglish
Websitektu.edu.in
APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University is located in Kerala
APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University
Location in Kerala
APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University is located in India
APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University
APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (India)

APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, also known as Kerala Technological University (KTU), is a state university located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. It is both a teaching and affiliation university, with more than 150 affiliated colleges and over 160,000 students enrolled, having jurisdiction over the entire area of Kerala. It is an AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) and UGC (University Grants Commission) approved university that offers UG and PG courses under popular streams such as BTech, BArch, BHMCT, MTech, M.Arch, MBA, and MCA. Now, KTU also provides B.Tech Honours as well as Minor programs in addition to regular courses.

APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University offers engineering and technology-related courses and has advanced courses and syllabi compared to the courses offered by its predecessor, the old Kerala University. It is a relatively new and reformed university, with its first batch in 2015.

As of 2018, the state government has given administrative sanction to set up the headquarters of Kerala Technological University (KTU) at Vilappilshala, on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram.[1]

History

In 2014 May, KTU was established by the government of Kerala through an Ordinance.[2] Kuncheria P. Isaac, a former Member Secretary of the All India Council for Technical Education was appointed as the first Vice-Chancellor of the Kerala Technological University, and M. Abdul Rahman, former All India Council for Technical Education Director, was appointed as the first Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the university.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ K, Krishnachand (30 December 2018). "Government nod to set up Kerala Technological University HQ in capital". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  2. ^ Kerala Technological University Ordinance. Government of Kerala. 5 May 2014. Archived from the original on 29 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  3. ^ "VC for technical university". The Hindu. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.

External links

  • Official website