MAKAUT heralds a distinctive name as a hallmark academic and research institution in bengal
The Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal (MAKAUT, WB) heralds a distinctive name as a hallmark academic and research institution in West Bengal. During the past 20 years of its quintessential existence, it has truly poised itself as a premier flagship centre of higher learning. The university has made powerful forays into new emerging domains of engineering and technology, science and management, socio-cultural and heritage initiatives, eco-environmentalism, travel-tourism and corporate social responsibilities – which is truly a phenomenal leap ahead and a cut above the other technical universities of India and abroad.
As a Technology University of the state, it provides affiliation to over 200 colleges spread across the State, that offers a wide plethora of UG/PG programmes in classical, neo-classical and contemporary branches of Engineering and Technology, Pharmacy, Architecture, Management, Applied Sciences, in conjunction with non-AICTE programmes of B.Sc., B.B.A. and B.C.A. courses in leading subject domains. The University has started various professional courses in some affiliated colleges since 2018 in line with the directives of A.I.C.T.E. and the U.G.C.
The courses are in Information Technology, Computer Science, Bio-technology, Bio-informatics, Material Science & Technology, Forensic Science, Food Science & Technology, Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Business Analytics, Digital Health, Geo informatics, Waste Management and Social Entrepreneurship, Travel and Tourism, Media Science, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality, Robotics etc.
With active patronage and support of the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of West Bengal, the University has constructed its sprawling new academic campus over an area close to 40 acres in Haringhata, Nadia - that garners the rarest distinction of ‘green, clean and environmentally smart campus’. Here from, all academic and administrative machinery are centrally managed and co-ordinated to effective implementation. The University is ambitiously expanding its in-house academic portfolios by launching a large number of new courses, with thrust on professional and vocational ones, setting up of new laboratories in advanced and emerging disciplines, constituting new Schools, Centres and Departments, embarking upon training and consultancy, initiating off-campus and satellite campus programmes, thereby pushing the student enrolment to maximum possible extent.
MAKAUT strongly emphasizes adoption of digital technology and use of available digital/online resources by faculty members and students. Application of Learning Management Systems, Flipped Learning and Mobile Learning are the tools in classroom teaching. The University has prepared a repository of online courses culled from different online subject platforms for its affiliated colleges. The courses are assigned with credits and allowance of credit transfer for intending students. The University has adopted Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) ahead of other universities.
The University delves to foster ‘academic niche′ on modern learner-centric pedagogy, digital initiatives and entrepreneurship development as path-breaking endeavours and essence of its epistemology. ‘Systems concept and thinking’ occupies the centre-stage here in understanding of dynamism, holism and perturbations of teaching-learning process. It will really be a tryst with destiny to embrace the mentorship of MAKAUT for young aspirant minds, and rich posterity, to the trail blazing path and footprints of glory.