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BTKIT, Dwarahat (Formely-Kumaon Engineering College) is an engineering institute established by the Govt. of Uttar Pradesh in 1986 for imparting engineering education and promoting technological environment in Kumaon region. Kumaon Engineering College, Dwarahat started functioning in 1991 and its name transformed into B.T. Kumaon Institute of Technology (BTKIT) in 2011. The institute has been granted autonomy status by UGC in 2012. Institute offers B. Tech., M. Tech., MCA and Ph.D. programmes in various disciplines of Engineering & Technology. The Institute has been selected as an institution under World Bank funded Government of India Project on Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP - II) and recently selected in TEQIP-III. The institute possesses several modern facilities and offers a congenial environment for teaching and research with over 25 years of experience and achievements in the field of technical education, BTKIT has established itself as an institute of total commitment to the quality and excellence in academic pursuits.


The institute is situated at Dwarahat, in Almora district of Uttarakhand. Almora, a picturesque district in the Kumaun region, East of Uttarakhand in India, with a breathtaking panoramic view of Himalayas, summons tourists worldwide to its alluring grandeur of natural beauty. Famous for its rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts, sumptuous cuisine and magnificent wildlife, coupled with an easy accessibility, Almora promises its tourists a visit full of fun and unforgettable moments. Nainital, Ranikhet, Kausani, Binsar, Bageshwer, Pathal Bhuvneshwer, Jalana and Shitlakhet are worldwide famous summer destination of tourism near Almora. These places are famous for salubrious climate, balmy breeze captivating and panoramic Himalayan View and soothing and pollution free greenery of pines and oaks. Apart from above, some famous religious places like Jageshwer (believed to be the abode of the one of the twelve 'Jyotirlingas'), Baijnath, Manila, Dunagiri, Katarmal (One of only two Sun temple in India, is famous for 800 years temple dedicated to the Sun God) are very near to Almora.