—Butwal Technical Institute ( BTI ) was established as a project of the United Mission to Nepal (UMN) under an agreement between Government of Nepal (GoN)  and the UMN in 1963.—Mr. 

Odd Hoftun, a Norwegian Engineer was deputed for the construction of Tansen  Mission Hospital by UMN. During the construction of hospital he could not find local skilled person. He initiated  for the establishment of BTI as an apprenticeship  training centre.