Integral University, a seat of educational excellence, is a premier university in Lucknow, the Capital of Uttar Pradesh, India. The university had been established under the Act number 9 of 2004 by the U. P. State Government. It is rather historic that, within a span of six years the Institute of Integral Technology on account of its educational excellence, credibility and value based education in a highly disciplined and decorous environment was recognized as a noted seat of learning all across the country and thus was granted a University status in 2004.
The project started with a school in small huts. The foundation stone was laid on 30 November 1993 by the scholar Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Hasani Nadwi, rector of Darul-uloom Nadwatul Ulama, Lucknow. The school was then shifted to a main building which was inaugurated by the then governor of Uttar Pradesh Shri Moti Lal Vohra on 14 January 1996. An engineering college was simultaneously established by the Islamic Council for Productive Education (ICPE) in 1997, which started functioning from 1998 with two courses: Computer Science and Engineering, and Electronics Engineering. Later other courses like Architecture, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and MCA were added.
Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the then prime minister of India, laid the foundation stone of a residential complex on 30 June 1999. During his speech he expressed his hope that the Institute of Integral Technology, Lucknow having the abbreviation IIT will maintain the same standard as the other IITs do. Institute of Integral Technology, Lucknow then affiliated to Uttar Pradesh Technical University made a promising start when the first batch of Computer Science and Engineering gave a 100% result and all secured first division, as was almost the case with the second group of Electronics Engineering wherein all but two students got first division.