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Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal
মৌলানা আবুল কালাম আজাদ প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, পশ্চিমবঙ্গ
MottoIn Pursuit of Knowledge and Excellence
TypePublic technical university
Established16 July 2001 (16 July 2001)
Accreditation
Academic affiliations
Budget515 crore (US$62 million)
(FY2021–22 est.)[1]
ChancellorGovernor of West Bengal
Vice-ChancellorProf. Tapas Chakraborty
Academic staff
181 (2023)[1]
Students2,689 (2023)[1]
Undergraduates1,214 (2023)[1]
Postgraduates1,369 (2023)[1]
106 (2023)[1]
Location, ,
22°57′25.34″N 88°32′36.46″E / 22.9570389°N 88.5434611°E / 22.9570389; 88.5434611
CampusSemi Urban
40 acres (16 ha)
NewspaperTech Vistas
Websitemakautwb.ac.in Edit this at Wikidata

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal (MAKAUT, WB), formerly known as West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) is a public state university located in Haringhata, West Bengal, India. Established in 2001 by the West Bengal legislature, it is fully funded by the Government of West Bengal.[2] The university provides management and engineering degrees through affiliated colleges[3] and in-house departments.[4]

History

An expert committee was set up on 31 December 1998 by the Government of West Bengal, under the Chairmanship of Ashesh Prosad Mitra, for establishing a university of engineering and technology in West Bengal.[5] The university was formalized on 15 January 2001 by an act of the West Bengal Legislature.[6] The university changed its name from West Bengal University of Technology to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal in April 2015.[7] From 2023 University started to give access to DigiLocker System to Students.[8]

Campus

The university has a main campus covering approximately 40 acres at Haringhata, provided by the Government of West Bengal. Hostels accommodate both male and female students.[9] The university is located in between Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya and IISER Kolkata.

Organisation and administration

Schools, Departments & Centers

The university has 11 different Schools of Studies and there are 75 Undergraduate and 100 post-graduate courses.[10]

SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Biotechnology Bio-informatics Applied Biology
Life Sciences Centre for Bio Resource Management & Bio Economy
SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
Computer science & engineering
SCHOOL OF INFORMATION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Information Technology Emerging Technologies Information Science - Undergraduate
Information Science - Postgraduate Computer Applications Geo-informatics and Spatial Sciences
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Industrial Engineering and Management Microelectronics and VLSI Technology Centre for Robotics & 3D Printing
Centre for Biomedical Engineering
SCHOOL OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Environmental Science Renewable Energy Engineering Centre for Waste Utilization
SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
Management & Business Administration Management & Business Studies Undergraduate Business Studies
Hospital Administration & Management Hospitality & Hotel Administration
SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Applied Chemistry Applied Mathematics Applied Physics
Applied Statistics Forensic Science & Technology Materials Science & Technology
SCHOOL OF FOOD SCIENCE & AGRO TECHNOLOGY
Food Science Food Technology
SCHOOL OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE & HEALTH CARE TECHNOLOGY
Pharmaceutical Technology
SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES
Applied Economics Applied Psychology Linguistics
Humanities
SCHOOL OF MEDIA SCIENCE & ENTERTAINMENT
Media Science Multimedia Technology
SCHOOL OF PLANNING & ARCHITECTURE DESIGN
Archaeology (Heritage Cell)

Academics

Rankings

University and college rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF (2023)[11]101-150

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked it 157 among engineering colleges in 2020,[12] 158 in 2021.[13] And gave rank band 201–250 in 2022 [14] and 101–150 in 2023.[15]

Accreditation and recognition

The university is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC).[16] It has been awarded B++ with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.87 by the NAAC.[17]

In the year 2022 University received NBA accreditation for two Undergraduate B.Tech. courses in CSE and IT for 3 years and for Postgraduate M.Tech. course in Biotechnology for 6 years.[18]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "NIRF 2023" (PDF). MAKAUT,WB.
  2. ^ "MAKAUT University Act 2000" (PDF). wbhed.gov.in. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Affiliated Colleges of West Bengal University of Technology".
  4. ^ Indiablooms. "MAKAUT launches new certification and diploma courses on Archaeology | Indiablooms - First Portal on Digital News Management". Indiablooms.com. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal (Formerly known as West Bengal University of Technology) - About Us". makautwb.ac.in. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  6. ^ "West Bengal Act XV of 2000" (PDF).
  7. ^ "Users" (PDF). www.wbut.ac.in.
  8. ^ "MAKAUT, WB Fourth among Universities in India to give Access to DigiLocker System to Students". IBG News March 14, 2023 6:35 pm. 14 March 2023. Archived from the original on 15 March 2023. Retrieved 14 March 2023.
  9. ^ "Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal (Formerly known as West Bengal University of Technology) - About Us". makautwb.ac.in. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  10. ^ "An Outstanding Institution of Higher Learning". The Telegraph 25.08.22, 11:10 AM. ABP Digital Brand Studio. 25 August 2022. Archived from the original on 31 August 2022. Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  11. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2023 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 5 June 2023.
  12. ^ "NIRF Engineering 2020". NIRF.
  13. ^ "NIRF Engineering 2021". NIRF.
  14. ^ "NIRF Engineering 2022". NIRF.
  15. ^ "NIRF Engineering 2023". NIRF.
  16. ^ "Accreditations". West Bengal University of Technology.
  17. ^ "Accreditation". National Assessment and Accreditation Council. Archived from the original on 18 November 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  18. ^ "MAKAUT University Gets NBA Approval For 3 Engineering Courses". Outlook India 08 JUN 2022 9:16 PM. Kolkata. 8 June 2022. Archived from the original on 9 June 2022. Retrieved 8 June 2022.
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