History of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology
On December 31, 1998 the government of West Bengal set up an Expert Committee under the chairmanship of Ashesh Prasad Mitra to explore the necessity, field and scope for the establishment of an 'Engineering and Technology' university in the state of West Bengal. Following the review of the committee, government took the decision to establish a technological university to guide the existing and forthcoming engineering and technology colleges for the inclusive growth and improvement of technological education.
The university formally came into existence on August 5, 2000. It started functioning with the assumption of office of the first vice chancellor on January 15, 2001 as a sequel to the promulgation of the West Bengal University of Technology Act 2000. The university in-house department first started with formerly IIIT-C (Indian Institute of Information Technology-Calcutta) and offered B.E. degree course in Information Technology.
The renaming of the university from West Bengal University of Technology to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology in April 2015 led to agitation in the student community and across the colleges affiliated to the university.
Departments of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology
MAKAUT has 4 main departments under which it has 8 sub departments, and they are:
School of Biotechnology & Biological Sciences
• Department of Biotechnology
• Department of Bio-informatics
School of Engineering & 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
Campus of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology
The University has a permanent main campus of approximately 40 acres of land at Haringhata in district Nadia, provided by the Government of West Bengal. Hostels have been built to accommodate the students.
(Last Updated on : 02-10-2018)
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