Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology

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Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology Logo.svg
MottoIn Pursuit of Knowledge and Excellence
TypePublic State University
Established7 August 2001
(20 years ago)
 (7 August 2001)
AccreditationNAAC
Academic affiliations
Budget495 crore (US$66 million) (2020 - 2021)[1]
ChancellorGovernor of West Bengal
Vice-ChancellorSaikat Maitra
Academic staff
67[2]
Students607[2]
Undergraduates338[2]
Postgraduates228[2]
41[2]
Address
Haringhata 741249
, , ,
22°57′25″N 88°32′39″E / 22.957038°N 88.544293°E / 22.957038; 88.544293Coordinates: 22°57′25″N 88°32′39″E / 22.957038°N 88.544293°E / 22.957038; 88.544293
CampusUrban
Websitemakautwb.ac.in Edit this at Wikidata

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), formerly known as West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT), is a public state university located in Kalyani, West Bengal, India. It is funded completely by the Government of West Bengal. It was established in 2001 by the West Bengal legislature.[3] The university provides management and engineering degrees through affiliated colleges[4] and in-house departments.[5]

History[edit]

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.[6]

The university was formalized on 15 January 2001 by an act of the West Bengal Legislature.[7]

The academic program of the University launched in 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. The University is included in Section 2F and Section 12B of the UGC and is a recipient of the UGC Grant.[citation needed]

The university changed its name from West Bengal University of Technology to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology in April 2015.[8]

Campus[edit]

Main campus of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology

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]

Departments[edit]

The university has 25 departments and centers in seven schools:[10]

Affiliated colleges[edit]

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology is an affiliating institution and has jurisdiction over the entire state of West Bengal. As of 2021, it had 198 affiliated colleges.[11]

Academics[edit]

Rankings[edit]

University and college rankings
General – India
NIRF (Universities) (2021)[12]151-200
Engineering – India
NIRF (2020)[13]157
NIRF (2021)[14]158

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked it 157 among engineering colleges in 2020.[13]

Accreditation[edit]

The university is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC).[15] It has been awarded B++ with a CGPA of 2.87 by the NAAC.[16]

Examination[edit]

Exams are conducted twice a year for all affiliated colleges. First semester exams are conducted during December and January. Results for the first semester exams are usually published in February. Second semester exams are conducted during May and June. Results for the second semester exams are published in July.[17][18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2020 Budget
  2. ^ a b c d e "NIRF 2021" (PDF). MAKAUT,WB.
  3. ^ "MAKAUT University Act 2000" (PDF). wbhed.gov.in. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Affiliated Colleges of West Bengal University of Technology".
  5. ^ Indiablooms. "MAKAUT launches new certification and diploma courses on Archaeology | Indiablooms - First Portal on Digital News Management". Indiablooms.com. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "West Bengal Act XV of 2000" (PDF).
  8. ^ http://www.wbut.ac.in/datas/users/0-makaut.pdf
  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. ^ "Depts & Schools". 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.
  11. ^ "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". wbut.ac.in. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  12. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2021 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 9 September 2021.
  13. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  14. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2021 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 9 September 2021.
  15. ^ "Accreditations". West Bengal University of Technology.
  16. ^ "Accreditation". National Assessment and Accreditation Council. Archived from the original on 18 November 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  17. ^ "wbut result".
  18. ^ "makaut result". makaut.

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