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Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology Logo.png
MottoIn Pursuit of Knowledge and Excellence
TypePublic
Established15 January 2001; 19 years ago (15 January 2001)
ChancellorJagdeep Dhankhar
Vice-ChancellorSaikat Maitra
Location, ,
22°35′49.97″N 88°25′5.92″E / 22.5972139°N 88.4183111°E / 22.5972139; 88.4183111
CampusUrban
AffiliationsUGC, NAAC, AIU, AICTE
Websitemakautwb.ac.in

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MA KA UT), formerly known as West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT), is a public state university located in Kolkata, India. Founded in 2001 and funded initially by the Government of West Bengal, MA KA UT provide degrees in engineering, management and other professional areas through affiliated institutions[1] and in-house departments. In 2019, new certification and diploma courses on Archaeology were launched.[2]

History

An expert committee setup 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 the state of West-Bengal.[3]

The university was formalized on 15 January 2001 and the first Vice Chancellor was appointed according to "The West Bengal University of Technology Act", 2001, under West Bengal Act XV of 2000 passed by the West Bengal Legislature.[4]

The academic program of the University, started from 16 July 2001 following a Notification from the Department of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal dated 15 June 2001 through the affiliation of Engineering and Management Institutions / Colleges and has entered the eighth year of its functioning. The University is included in Section 2F and also in Section 12B of UGC and recipient of UGC Grant.

The renaming of the university from West Bengal University of Technology to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology was in April 2015[5] led to agitation in the student community and across the colleges affiliated to the university[6]

Campus

MA KA UT, Salt Lake campus

The University, which began operating from the West Bengal State Archives Building was located at 43 Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata 700017, India is currently located at Haringhata, Nadia(from 2018 onwards), India with area of 40 acres. It has accommodation for both boys and girls,a large playing ground, a central library and it is stated to launch many other facilities for students.

The University would have a permanent main campus of approximately 40 acres of land at Haringhata, District nadia, provided by the Government of West Bengal. Hostels have been built to accommodate both men and women students.[7]

Rankings

University and college rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF (2019)[8]165

MA KA UT ranked 165 among engineering colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2019.[9]

Accreditation

MA KA UT is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC).[10] MA KA UT has been awarded B++ with CGPA of 2.87 by the NAAC [11] on first visit.

Examination

Exams are conducted twice a year for all affiliated colleges. Odd semester exam is conducted during December and January. Results for odd sem are usually published in February. Even semester exams are conducted during May/June. Results for even sem are published in July.[12][13]

Schools and departments

The university has eight departments in four schools:[14]

  • School of Biotechnology & Biological Sciences
  • Department of Biotechnology
  • Department of Bio-informatics
  • School of Engineering & Technology
  • Department of Materials science and Technology
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Department of Microelectronics and VLSI Technology
  • School of Management & Sciences
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Natural Sciences

Affiliated colleges

As of 2018, it has 192 affiliated colleges[15] with jurisdiction over the entire state of West Bengal. Notable affiliated colleges include:


See also

References

  1. ^ "Affiliated Colleges of West Bengal University of Technology".
  2. ^ Indiablooms. "MAKAUT launches new certification and diploma courses on Archaeology | Indiablooms - First Portal on Digital News Management". Indiablooms.com. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "West Bengal Act XV of 2000" (PDF).
  5. ^ [www.wbut.ac.in]
  6. ^ Today, Kolkata. "State to name WBUT after Maulana Abul Kalam Azad". kolkatatoday.com. kolkatatoday.com. Archived from the original on 10 July 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal (Formerly known as West Bengal University of Technology) - About Us". www.wbut.ac.in. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  8. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2019 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
  9. ^ [www.nirfindia.org]
  10. ^ "Accreditations". West Bengal University of Technology.
  11. ^ "Accreditation". National Assessment and Accreditation Council. Archived from the original on 18 November 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  12. ^ "wbut result".
  13. ^ "makaut result". makaut.
  14. ^ "Depts & Schools". www.wbut.ac.in. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal (Formerly known as West Bengal University of Technology) - Depts & Schools. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  15. ^ "Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal (Formerly known as West Bengal University of Technology) - Affiliated College Links of MA KA UT,WB". www.wbut.ac.in. Retrieved 25 June 2018.

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