University: West Bengal University of Technology
Address: BF 142, Sector 1, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal 700064
Phone: 033 2334 1014
Chancellor: Governor of West Bengal
Courses: (B.Sc.), (BTech),(M.Sc.) Phd), (Btech), (MVSc)
University Type: Public
Founded Year: 5 August 2000
Vice-chancellor: Prof. Saikat Maitra
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Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), Kolkata, formerly known as West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) was established in 2000 recognised by UGC. The university started its academic program from 2001.The university intend to create and disseminate knowledge to help to transform the country into aknowledge society. The University besides being supported by the State Government and central grant giving agencies, organizes programs to generate as much as 90% of its own resources. A number of courses offered at the UG level are now accrediated by NBA.
The basic objective of the University is to organize undergraduate courses of study in Engineering and Technology, especially in emerging areas. The university now affiliates 160 institutions spread over 15 districts of the state of West Bengal. Postgraduate study is being carried out in 30 of them and research is being carried out for the grooming of scientists, engineers and technologists.
The management system of the university is compact and responsive to global changes in technology. It has intimate and collaborative linkages with national and international research institutes, universities and the industry. Functions related to affiliated technical, engineering and management institutes would be managed under a pro-vice chancellor, so that such functions did not hamper the higher academic activities of the University. The teaching staff includes, beside the core faculty, visiting faculty, adjunct faculty members and distinguished visitors from the industry and front line academic and research institutes of country and abroad. The university has an international centre to organize national and international seminars, as well as, conferences and lectures by International experts in different fields of sciences and technology. The post-graduate study and research are emphasized for the grooming of scientist engineers and technologists.
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