The University College of Technology is one of the premier and the oldest colleges offering Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology education in the country. It is a constituent college under the Faculty of Technology, Osmania University. The College of Technology had a modest beginning in 1943 as a post-graduate section of Applied Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, Osmania University. Later in 1945, it was upgraded to the Department of Applied Chemistry. In 1951, the subject of Chemical Engineering was introduced and the Department was redesignated as the Department of Chemical Technology. In 1954, four year degree courses were introduced leading to the Bachelors' degrees in Chemical Technology and Chemical Engineering. In September 1969, the University upgraded the Department of Chemical Technology into the University College of Technology to form a strong academic nucleus of Chemical Engineering/Chemical Technology and also to serve as a nodal point for disseminating the technical know how to various research institutions and industries. The College is known for its excellence in teaching and training the students in Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology at the under-graduate and post-graduate levels. Over the years, the College has expanded and grown by leaps and bounds and the alumni of this college have excelled themselves all over the world.
In order to meet the changing requirements of the country, the BTech degree courses in Food Processing and Preservation Technology and Textile Technology were started in the College during 1994-95. The importance of these courses is self evident as there are rich resources in cereals, fruits and vegetables, cotton, silk and other fibres. Further, no other University or College in Andhra Pradesh is offering full-fledged four year BTech degree program in these technologies to exploit the available resources. All India Council for Technical Education has given its recognition to these two new courses from the academic year 1999 - 2000. The name of the BTech course in Food Processing and Preservation Technology has been changed to BTech course in Food Technology from the academic year 2000 - 2001.