Monday, October 19, 2020

How to bridge the 'think-do' gap

Enhancing Employability through Proficiency in Professional Communication & Soft Skills 



Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB had organized the Corporate Classroom, Session 6 on 10th October, 2020 in online mode. The Topic for discussion was: From Knowledge to Performance: Bridging the Gap between Thinking and Doing.

It had been jointly organised by the Language laboratory and the Training & Placement Cell of MAKAUT, WB. These sessions aim at improving the performance of the students in Job Interviews, Group Discussions, Workplace Behaviour and so on. 

The Chief Patron of the programme was Prof. (Dr.) Saikat Maitra, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, MAKAUT, WB. The Keynote Speaker was Mr. Rahul Bose, Consultant to IBM Global Learning and Knowledge, IBM Global Business Services. 

The Panelists were Prof. (Dr.) Sukhendu Samajdar, Director, Natural, Applied & Social Sciences and Dr. Anandarup Sarangi, Training & Placement Officer of MAKAUT, WB. The Programme moderators were Mr. Shaswata Sengupta, Assistant Professor, Centre of Linguistics, MAKAUT, WB and Mr. Sushanta Kayal, Faculty and Coordinator, Centre of Linguistics, MAKAUT, WB. The Technical coordinator was Mr Manas Ghosh, Assistant Professor, RCCIIT and Advisor, MAKAUT, WB. 

The session was inaugurated by Prof. (Dr.) Saikat Maitra, Honourable Vice-Chancellor, MAKAUT, WB. In his inaugural speech, Professor Maitra advised the participants to develop their ability of critical analysis and to use opportunities with prudence to transform their hidden potential to kinetic. 

Prof. Samajdar pointed out that the purpose of these Corporate Classroom sessions is to bridge the gap between college classrooms and corporate chambers. MAKAUT, WB caters to the educational needs of about 2 lakhs students in 200 affiliated colleges. these programmes are open to the entire student community.

The session proper, conducted by Mr. Rahul Bose, was designed with the target audience of young students in mind and rightly 
focused on the fundamentals, neatly balanced with ample time for interaction. An hour long session on how to bridge the gap between thinking and doing came to life with plenty of relevant questions and apt answers. At the outset he pointed out that the objective of every student should be to realize one's full potential, be it in research or work, or in taking up a job in the corporate world. Many people are learned, but when it comes to application, they are not good. That means they have great potential, but cannot be kinetic and that signifies the difference between potential and kinetic energy. According to Mr. Bose, many people have the power of thinking, but they cannot apply it effectively. This may be referred to as analysis paralysis. This problem can be addressed by means of learning by doing, so that the next time one can be an achiever.



Mr. Bose advised the students to overcome their problems and bridge the gap between thinking and performing with the help of his presentation. He said that, they should overcome their tendency of getting inside a shell and enter an area of efficiency. His presentation was very effective and the students interacted directly about their problems to bridge the gap.




TAKEAWAY

Turn potential to kinetic. Seek out opportunities to act.

Energy and Focus are the two legs of performance.

Distraction and Fear are the two major Impediments.

Physical Action is a precursor to performance. 

  • Throwing and catching a ball is a good start for overcoming shyness.
  • Gargling and Deep Breathing are effective to increase the power of concentration in studies.

Do NOT Multitask; nor substitute talk for action.

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Cyber Security and Forensic Technology: Job Skills for the New Age

Prof. Samir Mukherjee, Mr. Akash Agarwal and
Prof. (Dr.) Saikat Maitra at the webinar.

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB organized a webinar on cyber security entitled: "A fireside chat on Security and Forensic Science with two eminent educationists & Bridging the Gap between Education and Job"

It was organized by Security & Forensic Science Department & Emerging Technology Department of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal & EC Council, the most prominent educational institute for Cybersecurity in the World on 10.10.2020.

The eminent speakers were:
1. Prof.(Dr.) Saikat Maitra, Honourable Vice Chancellor, MAKAUT, WB
2. Mr. Akash Agarwal, Regional Director, EC Council for India, Middle East and Africa (IMEA).

At the outset, Prof. Maitra mentioned that in India the importance of internet has increased manifold, mainly due to e-commerce and other online activities. But in our country affordability is a major problem for mastering courses on cyber security. MAKAUT has initiated such courses in affordable fees. MAKAUT also wants collaboration with government and private organizations like EC Council to start more such courses. He said, "We want the young generation to take up these new jobs."

Prof. Maitra emphasized, "As digitalization increases, digital threats also increase. With each and every development there will be cyber challanges. So cybersecurity professionals are gaining importance. Experts must make the entire country secure from digital threats. We have to make ourselves more prepared for the changing scenario. Geolopolitical and financial scenario are changing. So we need more cyber security professionals."

Mr. Akash Agarwal pointed out, "India has an edge over other countries in Information Technology, as we have  experience in this field for two to three generations. We won't go back to pre pandemic situation even after this crisis is over. This digital trend will carry on, which makes cyber security an essential profession."

Mr. Agarwal also said, "In this changing world I am fortunate to be in an industry which is increasing at a break neck pace. The kind of revolution that took place will create millions of job. The students should be optimistic. They must not be apprehensive about their future. Massive opportunities await them." 

Just like doctors use the scalpel to treat the patient and not kill them, the students mastering cyber security must also learn it as warriors to prevent the crime and not commit it.

The entire digital world will have a catastrophic future if we do not have proper security on different levels. Till date there are very few trained professionals in this area and hence offers fantastic career opportunities.

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Calling All School Students from classes 7 to 12



Join at the State Level Online Quiz Contest

Apply by 28.10.2020

Join on 31.10.2020 and 01.11.2020


 

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), West Bengal is organizing a State Level Quiz Contest for School Students (Class 7 to 12) in online mode. It will be a live Video Conference through Google Meet.

MAKAUT is trying its best to stand beside the school children during the present crisis created by the breaking out of Corona Virus Pandemic. The Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Saikat Maitra has laid stress on enhancing the confidence levels of the young generation and that is the reason behind organizing such quiz contests. The main objective of this interactive programme is to increase awareness among the students in various subjects. The students will also get certificates from MAKAUT, WB after the contest.

How to Participate

To participate in this contest, a student may send his/her details and documents through Mail or WhatsApp:

Mail ID: schoolconnectmakaut19@gmail.com

What's app numbers: 8240057538,  9830884081


The format of Sending Document:

1. Name of the participant

2. Address

3. Phone number

4. Mail ID 

5. Class

6. Name of the school

7. Please send any one: School identity card/ Previous year's marksheet/ Admit or registation card. 

Topics of the quiz

1. Indian History and Culture 

2. General Science 

3. Sports

4. Current Affairs 

5. Know Covid-19

Audience can see the live program in YouTube:

https://bit.ly/3izPcoB

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AN FDP TO HELP YOU WRITE YOUR THESIS: From 2nd to 6th November, 2020

 



Tired of thesis revision after revision? Worried about manuscript rejection and career stagnation? Don't be. 

MAKAUT is organizing a Faculty Development Program to help you solve your problems. Register regardless of your specialization.

RATIONALE: Doing is necessary but not sufficient for science & technology. The problem, the process, the result, the discussion, and the conclusion ought to be communicated so as to achieve meaningful outcome. The requisite communication skill is neither trivial nor to be taken for granted.

However, compared to the hours and years of formal training on ‘doing’, training on ‘communicating’ received by science & technology professionals is abysmal. This unfortunate pattern pervades world over, but is present to a debilitating degree in Indian institutes for higher education. The problem is intensified by the fact that while the lingua franca of scientific & technical communication is English, it is not the first language of most Indians.

As the only government university on science & technology with its ambit across the entire state of West Bengal, it is incumbent upon Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB to take initiative on imparting high quality training on scientific & technical communication to its constituent knowledge communities.

This Workshop is designed as an exercise towards that purpose.

ORGANIZED JOINTLY BY: THE CENTER OF LINGUISTICS and THE SCHOOL OF NATURAL, APPLIED, & SOCIAL SCIENCES, MAKAUT, WB, INDIA.

IN ASSOCIATION WITH: THE ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, J&K, INDIA.

FUNDED BY: TEQIP III GRANT.

EVENT DATESNovember 2 – 6, 2020; 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (IST).

BENEFICIARY:  The entire faculty community, the entire research scholar community, and the entire PG student community of MAKAUT, WB. Also, open to members of these communities at large.

SUBSIDIZED REGISTRATION FEE of INR 250 per person not affiliated to TEQIP institutes. Free to registrants from TEQIP institutes.

REGISTRATION LINK: For Non-Teqip Participants-- https://bit.ly/3dxZu7H

                                             For Teqip Participants-- https://bit.ly/2IrwBP5 

CONTACT: Sukhendu Samajdar, PhD, Professor & Director, the School of Natural, Applied & Social Sciences and Professor-in-Charge of the Language Laboratory at MAKAUT, WB.

fdpsctw.makaut@gmail.com   

mail.dar@gmail.com 

Ph: +91 98362 21052

Ph: +91 82401 20349



At a Glance


WHO should attend?

  • Young Researchers;
  • Young Teachers;
  • PhD scholars; and
  • PG students.

WHY: For the Participants, the Workshop will

·         Increase the odds of winning grants by writing impressive projects.

·         Increase the odds of publishing in high impact factor journals.

·         Decrease the number of revisions of the dissertation/ thesis before it is accepted.

·         Improve student engagement & feedback for teachers by use of clear & compelling presentations.

For the University, the Workshop will

·         Serve as an essential knowledge service provided to its thousands of PhD scholars;

·         Reduce average cycle time for PhD dissertation completion.

WHEN: November 2 – 6, 2020; 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM.

WHERE: Online; Zoom Platform.

HOW: Lecture, Demonstration, Q&A Interaction; Assignment and more.

TOPICS & SESSION CONDUCTORS*:

  • “CAUTION: Garbage In, Garbage Out! Design Your Research for Meaningful Results” by Dr. Rohini Dutta, IIT Kanpur.
  • “MindMapping: Tools of the Mind for Idea Management” by Prof Sukhendu Samajdar, MAKAUT.
  • “Simply Good Writing: What Writers in Science & Technology Can Learn from Literature” by Prof Nilanjana Gupta, Jadavpur University.
  • “Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Impressive Graphs, Figures, and Tables; but Were Hesitant to Ask” by Dr. Soham MukherjeeResearch Scientist, Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • “Citing with Style: Footnotes, Endnotes, References, Bibliography, and that Whole Shebang” (to be identified)
  • “The Subtle Art of Writing for Publication in High-IF Journals” by (to be identified).
  • “Abstract, Anyone? The Challenge of the First Impression” (to be identified)
  • “Presentations that Persuade with Clarity and Elegance” by (to be identified).
  • “Crafting Compelling Project Proposals – Tricks of the Trade that Will Win You the Grant” by Rohini Dutta, IIT Kanpur.
  • “Writing Readable Mathematics” by (to be identified).
  • “Writing Dissertation/ Thesis using Latex” by (to be identified).
  • “Assembling Big Project Reports: From the Executive Summary to Annexure & Appendices” by Dr. Shaon RayChaudhuri, Tripura University.
  • “Patent Your Ideas; but How? The Skillful Craft of Filing Patent Applications” Dr. Yashawant Dev, TIFAC, DST, GoI.

*Indicative, subject to alterations.



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Saturday, October 10, 2020

A Festival of Short Films: MAKAUT Chitramanjari from 26th October


MAKAUT, WB and Bangla Worldwide Arranges for a Platform to Exhibit Filmography Talents of Students

Film is considered to be an important form of art, a source of popular entertainment, and a powerful medium for educating all.
 
A short film is more effective and useful, as the story is created briefly and economically and this helps to focus on the desired subject. Many students of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology ( MAKAUT), WB has utilized their spare time in the midst of this unprecedented Corona pandemic and created short films with the help of their smart-phones. 

MAKAUT and Bangla Worldwide want to encourage the students and acknowledge their talents in this field. Thus, they are arranging a Short Film Festival "MAKAUT Chitramanjari" from 26th October. The films will be telecast in the portal of Bangla Worlwide.

Banglaworldwide is a first-of-its-kind online-offline initiative to ‘link’ Bengalis across the world. It is also for all those who love ‘Bangaliana’ in any form and are connected to it, even in the slightest way. The Bengali diaspora occupy a large space in this no-boundary space for them to interact on all aspects of Bangaliana.


During the ongoing pandemic, the educational institutions have been closed, cinema halls were not functioning and all avenues of entertainment were out of reach. But the students did not sit idle. Instead they showed their creative talents in film-making. The objective of creating these short films was to create awareness in the society on many contemporary issues and at the same time provide entertainment . MAKAUT and Bangla Worldwide will cotinuously encourage such creativity amongst the young generation. 

For more information about the University please visit: https://www.makautwb.ac.in/ 


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Get Points for Mandatory Additional Requirement (MAR) and Enhance Your Skill

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB is organizing Corporate Classroom Sessions, in online mode for the students. It is recognized for Mandatory Additional Requirement (MAR) credit and will enhance their skills at the same time. It is being jointly organised by the Language laboratory and the Training and Placement Cell of MAKAUT, WB. These sessions aim at improving the performance of the students in Job Interviews, Group Discussions, Workplace Behaviour, and so on. The students can enhance their skills and at the same time earn MAR points by participating in these workshops. It will be incorporated under Workshop in Point No. 6 (shown below in MAR Record Sheet) and the students can get 10 points by attending one session. They will get 20 points from two such sessions.


Join the Next Session

The next one is Corporate Classroom, session 6 on 10th October, 2020 (Saturday) from 10.30 a m (IST). The Topic is: From Knowledge to Performance: Bridging the Gap between Thinking and Doing.
The Chief Patron of the programme is Prof. (Dr) Saikat Maitra Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, MAKAUT, WB. 

The Keynote Speaker is Mr. Rahul Bose, Consultant to IBM Global Learning and Knowledge, IBM Global Business Services. The Panelists are Prof. (Dr.) Sukhendu Samajdar, Director, Natural & Applied Sciences and Dr. Anandarup Sarangi, Training & Placement Officer of MAKAUT, WB.
Programme moderators: 
  • Mr. Shaswata Sengupta, Assistant Professor, Centre of Linguistics, MAKAUT, WB
  • Mr. Sushanta Kayal, Faculty and Coordinator, Centre of Linguistics, MAKAUT, WB 
Technical coordinator: 
  • Mr Manas Ghosh, Assistant Professor, RCCIIT and Advisor, MAKAUT, WB. 
Date: 10th October 2020 (Saturday), 10.30 a m. 
Contact Nos: +91 82401 20349/ 98307 19327


Registration URL: https://bit.ly/3iySCYA
YouTube live streaming link:  https://bit.ly/3izPcoB

Mandatory Additional Requirement (MAR) is an integral part of different under-graduate (UG) curricula of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB for its in-house courses and also its affiliated colleges. As the University is aimed at all round development of the students, MAR has been introduced to encourage them to be involved in: Social and  Developmental Activities, Environmental Protection (like tree plantation), Skill Development, Online courses and undertaking Entrepreneurial Activities. Accordingly the students will choose activities of their choice/interest and earn Activity Points for MAR
      A minimum of 25 MAR activity points must be achieved in each academic year by every student for qualifying in MAR. 
   

    

Common Record sheet of Activities for Mandatory Additional Requirement applicable for all UG Programmes 

               
College Code and Name:
Course:
Student Name:
University Roll No:
Registration No:
Total number of Semesters:
Points Per activity

Max. Points Allowed
Points Earned
Sl No.
Activity
Sem1
Sem2
Sem3
Sem4
Sem5
Sem6
Sem7
Sem8
Sem9
Sem10
Total
1
MOOCS (SWAYAM/NPTEL/Spoken Tutorial/any technical, non-technical course)  (per course)


For 12 weeks duration/40 Hours
20


40











For 8 weeks duration/30 Hours
16











For 4 weeks duration/20 Hours
10











For 2 weeks duration/10 Hours
5











2
Tech Fest/Fest/Teachers Day/Fresher’s Welcome


Organizer
5
10











Participant
3
6











3
Rural Reporting
5
10











4
Tree Plantation and upkeeing (per tree)
1
10











5
Participation in Relief Camps


a)
Collection of fund/ materials for the Relief Camp
(the amount is not relevant)
5

40











b)
To be a part of the Relief Work Team
20











6
Participation in Debate/Group Discussion/ TechQuiz/Quiz/Workshop/Seminar/Painting/Music-Dance/any Performing Arts workshop
10
20











7
Contribution to Charitable Trusts/Institutions in any form

10
20











     8
Publication of Wall magazine in institutional level
(magazine/article/internet)


Editor
10
20











Writer
6
12











9
Publication in News Paper, Magazine & Blogs
10
20











10
Research Publication (per publication)
15
30











11
Innovative Projects (other than course curriculum)
30
60











12
Blood donation
8
16











Blood donation camp Organization
10
20











13

Participation in Sports/Games





a)
College level
5
10











b)
University Level
10
20











c)
District Level
12
24











d)
State Level
15
30











e)
National/International Level
20
20











14
Cultural Programme (Dance, Drama, Elocution, Music etc.)
10
20











15
Member of Professional Society
10
20











16
Student Chapter
10
20











17
Birla Industrial and Technological Museum Training and Projects Relevant Industry Visit & Report/Hotel-Event Management Training & Report (Minimum 3 days with submitted report)
10
20











18
Photography activities in different Club(Photography club, Cine
Club, Gitisansad)
5
10











19
Participation in Yoga Camp (Certificate to be submitted)
5
10











20
Community Service & Allied Activities like:
Caring for the Senior Citizens, Under-privileged/Street Children/ Animal Care etc.
10
20











21
Adventure Sports, including trekking,
 with Certification
10
20











22
Training to under privileged / Differently Abled
15
30











23
Self-Entrepreneurship Programme



a)
To organise entrepreneurship programmes and workshops
10
20











b)
To take part in entrepreneurship workshop and get certificate
5
10











c)
Video film making on entrepreneurship
10
20











d)
Submit business plan on any project
10
20











e)
To work for start-up/as entrepreneur
20
40



























                                 Total Points











Signature of College/Institute SPOC for MAR











*Please abide strictly to the Notes at the end of the Notice of MAKAUT,WB regarding Mandatory Additional Requirement for earning UG Degree
*Activity Points are to be uploaded in the given format in the specific MAR portal of the University, which will be notified.
*If any student performs activities outside the list enclosed, then he/she can do so with prior approval of the University.
                                                                                  
Single Point of Contact (SPOC) of MAKAUT for MAR
Rapti Ray
Mobile: 9433581801


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