Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology
|Established||5 September 2001|
|Principal||Dr. Tirthankar Dutta|
|Location||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Affiliations||West Bengal University of Technology, AICTE|
Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology (MSIT), is an engineering and management college located in Kolkata, India. The college is located in eastern suburb of the city at Nazirabad, Chowbaga behind Ruby General Hospital. The college is approved by the AICTE and the Directorate of Technical Education, and affiliated with West Bengal University of Technology. It offers bachelor's degrees in six streams - Computer Science & Engineering, Information Technology, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
It conducts postgraduate programmes in Computer Application (MCA), and Master of Technology programs in Computer Science and Geo-Technical Engineering.
The Institute has a student population mainly from eastern and north-eastern India. Students are admitted into undergraduate B.Tech course in July and August, based on their performances in WBJEE or AIEEE. Admission into B.Tech course in MSIT is competitive and requires good rank in WBJEE or AIEEE. Polytechnic students are admitted into B.Tech second-year first-semester directly, as lateral candidates, based on their scores in JELET examination. MBA students are admitted through Management Aptitude Test(MAT).
- Computer Science & Engineering (B.Tech)
- Information Technology (B.Tech)
- Electronics & Communication Engineering (B.Tech)
- Electrical Engineering(B.Tech)
- Civil Engineering (B.Tech)
- Mechanical Engineering (B.Tech)
- Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
The institute has six engineering departments: department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, department of Computer Science, department of IT, department of Civil Engineering, department of Electrical Engineering and department of Mechanical Engineering.
The departments of Computer Science, Electronics and Communication and Electrical Engineering are the oldest departments in this institute. The department of Electronics and Communication Engineering has produced university toppers several times.
Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology is well known for its department of Civil Engineering in West Bengal. The first batch of Civil Engineers graduated from this college in the year 2007. One of the oldest Civil Engineering Department among the private engineering colleges of North-East India, this department has produced All India toppers in GATE exam several times. Students from this department has brought accolades from design competitions.
People and infrastructure
Most of the faculties in the institute are engaged in research inside or outside the institute. Some students have achieved full overseas scholarships to do their higher studies abroad. Some of the institutes in India and abroad, where MSIT alumni have done postgraduate studies or PhD are: IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur, IISc Bangalore, ISI, XLRI, University of Michigan, Technische Universität Dresden, University of Alberta, Louisiana State University, University of Sunny-Buffalo, Arizona State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Colorado Denver, IISWBM, ISB Hyderabad, IIM Shillong, IIEST Shibpur, Jadavpur University, SPA Delhi etc.
MSIT students have authored or co-authored research papers that have been published by international journals like IEEE, Springer etc. Some of the faculties have taken study leave to carry out doctoral researches abroad. Some of the faculties have written books which are published by publishers like Oxford University Press. Apart from them, visiting faculties and retired professors from institutes like ISI, University of Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kanpur visit the campus to deliver academic lectures or attend seminars and workshops.
The Computer Science department hosts a Centre for Computation with around 400 terminals connected via backbone LAN. The Advanced VLSI Lab of ECE department is supported by EDA tools like SPICE, CADENCE etc. The lab has hosted VLSI research projects that are being published in IEEE, Springer or Elsevier. A data Communication research hub in ECE department was set up in 2008, for advanced research in Communication Engineering.
A major boost in MSIT's research platform came with a DRDO project on image processing in 2005. The project was hosted in this institute for more than two years and was carried out jointly by faculties and students from ECE and CSE/IT departments. The main research groups in this institute are - the Data Communication research group, the VLSI group.
The Data Communication Research hub, constructed in 2008, is equipped with Routers, Switches, Wireless Access Point etc. hardware and software including some indigenous protocol simulation tools, Packet Tracer etc. The first director of the Communication Hub was Prof. Debasish Datta, the then Head of E&EC department, IIT Kharagpur. Under his supervision some faculties and some students gifted the institute a research lab with its own course material and some indigenous protocol simulators. A number of times the lab has been used by researchers and professors from other institutes for its uniqueness. Research teams, composed of third and fourth year students and guide Professors, still work in the lab. Papers on Mobile Communication have been authored by researchers of this lab which have been published in national and international journals.
The VLSI group, working in the Advanced VLSI Design Lab, in the department of Electronics and Communication Engineering has published more than 50 research papers in international journals/conferences. Professors working in this lab have written books. The group mainly works on CMOS ultra low power designs, CNT etc.
Design teams from the dept. of ECE has participated in many prestigious design competitions and brought accolades. A team from the VLSI group, led by Prof. Manash Chanda of dept. of Electronics and Communication, ranked within top five positions in an electronic design contest organised by Cadence in 2010, and took part in the Symposium organised at Noida. In 2015, the design of an automatic intelligent Irrigation system of ECE department's design team 'Xencom', led by Prof. Sudip Dogra, won the runner-up prize at Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge 2015, organised by Texas Instruments. A startup named 'Xencom Automation' based on this innovation, is in the process of launching.
Until 2009, the institute's library hall was situated at the ground floor of the main academic building. It was fully computerized and had around 28000 volume of books. In addition, it had many printed journals, magazines, a good collection of CDs etc. Now the library is situated over the first floor of the new building with separate reading areas, newspaper kiosk, facilities for viewing on-line journals and of course more number of books and printed materials than before.
The department of Electronics and Communication Engineering of MSIT has been ranked within top 100 Indian Engineering Colleges in the year 2012, by Silicon India. It's Computer Science and Engineering department has also been ranked within top 100, nationally.
In 2013, MSIT ranked 18th nationally in a non IIT Indian Tech-school ranking.
The institute organises an annual Cultural fest named Eutopian Euphorians and tech fest Paridhi by technical club Megatronix. Tech teams from this institute have competed in many tech-fests organised in India and have been in the top five most of the times. Since 2014, a dedicated Quiz and Personality Development club named "Gnosis" has been started in the institute.
Annually, the students organise the "Saraswati Puja" and the "Biswakarma Puja" .
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