The foundation of college was laid under the guidance of Shri Narayan Dutt Tiwari, Govt. of India on April 20, 1986 during the reign of Late Chief Minister Shri Veer Bahadur Singh when 155 acres of land was allotted for college by the UP Govt.
Academic session in B.E. was started with 2 branches CSE and ECE in year 1991 with a well planned educational programme, similar to the one followed at IITs and RECs/NITs of the country for the development of technology & engineering education facilities in the Kumaon Region. Seeing the availability, capability and usefulness of land, college prepared a master plan and project report regarding development of college in different fields in the year 1996, which was approved by administrative council.
At present, the institute runs seven graduate engineering programmes i.e., Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Biochemical Engineering and three Postgraduate programmes i.e., Masters of Computer Applications, Master of Technology (M. Tech) in CSE and Mechanical departments. Besides this, institute has now started Ph. D. programmes in 2016. The Institute offers several other infrastructural facilities for faculty and students, such as hostels, staff residential campus, departmental buildings, student's activity club and a multipurpose hall have been developed. An atmosphere conducive to learning and all-round personality development of the students is being created. Emphasis is being laid on self discipline & mutual respect.