Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur is an academic autonomous engineering college under the Gautam Buddha Technical University(formerly Uttar Pradesh Technical University). Its programs have been conferred autonomous status under the university. It is the second engineering institute in Uttar Pradesh after the former University of Roorkee. The institute holds ISO 9001:2000 Certification.
It offers Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in engineering, as well as Masters degrees in Business administration and Computer Applications. In 1959, when the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur was established, IIT classes were held in the canteen building of HBTI until IITK had its own campus. HBTI is also the mother institute of the National Sugar Institute, the Government Central Textile Institute and the Glass Institute.