Prof. Tapas Chakraborty
FROM THE DESK OF VICE-CHANCELLOR
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology MAKAUT), West Bengal, formerly known as West Bengal University of Technology, is the state-aided University under the administrative control of the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of West Bengal.
MAKAUT has embarked on activities viz a) provides affiliation to more than 200 Colleges spread throughout the state offering UG/PG level programs in Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy, Architecture, Management, Applied Sciences and various professional courses. Affiliation management practice using digital technology including periodic inspection, semester examination of about 150000 students, around 650000 answer scripts are digitally evaluated and results are published in a timely manner is appreciated by AICTE.
MAKAUT has received an International Award on e-Assessment in the category Best Summative Assessment Project Award 2022 on 21.06.22 conducted by e-Assessment Association, London, UK, with British Council.
- The University maintains a Students life cycle for 1.5 lakhs of students of affiliated Colleges in online portal.
- Online semester examinations were conducted in proctored environment during last 4 Semester in pandemic time.
- All answer scripts of end semester examinations were assessed digitally online for about 650000 nos. of of scripts for offline semester examinations.
- Transcripts, Verification, Duplicate documents are issued purely through online mode.
- Results publications and issues of grade cards are done online.
- Examination halls of 200 affiliated colleges are monitored centrally through CCTV coverage.
- Question papers are delivered digitally for end semester examinations to about 200 colleges.
c) Conducts various skill oriented programs in association with collaborating Partners under Centre for Collaborating Programs on Training and Research (CCPTR) to facilitate the students with enhanced exposures to the Industry.
MAKAUT is continuously upgrading its Academic & Infrastructural facilities in the Campus with state of the art IT infrastructures including smart classrooms, high speed internet connectivity (Wi-Fi) with robust information security measures.
MAKAUT in-house academic program has set up different Schools of Studies and a large number of Departments under these Schools viz. School of Biological Science & Technology, School of Computer Science & Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, School of Information Science & Technology, School of Engineering Science & Technology, School of Energy and Environmental Engineering, School of Management Sciences, School of Applied Science & Technology, School of Food Science & Agro Technology, School of Pharmaceutical Science & Health Care Technology, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, School of Media Science & Entertainment. The University has started a plethora of new professional courses under these Schools besides the traditional Courses.
There are more than 41 Ph.D. programs, 100 post-graduate courses, 75 Undergraduate and 16 courses are offered with different collaborative institutes. The University is maintaining close linkage with industry to assess their needs in the job market and preparing the students accordingly for their career development. In other words, the University is following the Education 4.0 model which is the need of the hour. The University has signed a number of Memoranda of Understanding with industry bodies, organizations and other academic institutions for this purpose. The University has Institute Innovation cell and Ekta Incubation centre to continuously encourage its vast pool of researchers, faculty members, students and staffs to address issues faced by industry and to resolve societal problems. The Innovation, Incubation and Start-up Policy is to enable the Institute to actively engage students, researchers, faculties and staffs in innovation, Incubation and start-up entrepreneurship activities. This framework facilitate in supporting and upholding Innovation, Intellectual Property ownership management, technology licensing and Institutional Start-up policy, thus enabling creation of a robust innovation, Incubation and Start up ecosystem in the Institute.
The faculty members of the University are into active research and the University boasts of a large number of research projects funded by DSTBT, MHRD, CSIR and UGC. The faculty members are being encouraged to align their research activities as per the needs of industry and the society.
The University has NAAC accreditations and NBA certification for a) B. Tech in IT; till 2025, b) B.Tech in CSE; till 2025, c) M.Tech in Biotechnology; till 2028.
MAKAUT,W.B, consistently enjoys a leading position in employability index published by various research and analysis agencies and reputed magazines.
The University has placed a strong emphasis on the Mandatory Additional Requirements (MAR) that students must complete while pursuing their Undergraduate degrees in order to ensure their overall development. Through the implementation of Mandatory Additional Requirements, we are the first university in the state to make co-curricular activities compulsory in our curriculum. Parallel to this, the intellectual, physical, and psychological well-being of the students is being regularly monitored through an active Mentorship Program, with each college having a Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for such activity. We think that the most essential role of an academic institution is to establish an enabling academic atmosphere for students and to mentor them personally so that students may enjoy their teaching-learning process.
Through its School Connect program, MAKAUT, WB is attempting to connect to children from the very end of their school level in order to guide them about their future job prospects. The goal is to bridge the information gap that will prevent them from choosing an acceptable job in the future.
The University continuously endeavour to create new and exciting courses both in-house and through its affiliated colleges, which are informed to the High School students to enhance awareness before they enter into professional studies.
The College Connect Program has been introduced with the same objective of engaging the students in fruitful activities and help them finding future career pathways.
MAKAUT, W.B is actively attempting to strengthen an academic ecosystem in which industry oriented curriculum is delivered using contemporary teaching and learning pedagogy leveraging Digital technology, Innovation, Incubation and start-up entrepreneurship is promoted. We are confident to create a bold impression in fulfilling the dreams of aspirants towards betterment of the society and county as a whole by infusing more and more valuable knowledge resources.
On behalf of MAKAUT, I invite you all to join us on this magnificent journey into the future.