Saturday, August 31, 2019



The fourth Regional Science and Technology Congress 2019 is to be held at Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB, Haringhata, Nadia for the southern region. It will be held on  23rd and 24th of December 2019.
Abstracts of unpublished research papers in English (within 200 words), in any branch of Science and Technology, are invited for submission in the Congress. To upload abstracts, the authors are requested to register online at  for the southern region. The last date of submission of abstracts is 30th September, 2019. Selected papers from the northern, western and southern regional Science and Technology Congresses will be presented at the State Science and Technology Congress to be held at Science City, Kolkata during 28th and 29th February 2020.

Objectives of the Congress :

  • To encourage the Scientific Temperament in West Bengal;
  • To popularise Science in the Vernacular ;
  • To identify the present state of Scientific Research in West Bengal;
  • To synergise Scientific Research with Societal Needs;
  • To provide a forum for the flow of Scientific Ideas from Regional to State Level;
  • To encourage the Young Scientists in Scientific                                                         Research.

Scope :

The West Bengal State Science & Technology Congress (WBSSTC) is conducted as a two day annual event starts on National Science Day every year, provides a forum for interaction and deliberation, review of the present status of R&D efforts and to formulate strategies for better utilization of scientific and technical manpower for the overall development of the State of West Bengal. The event also provides a platform for encouraging talented young scientists of West Bengal to read and published their papers in vernacular.

The WBSSTC covers technical sessions, invited lectures by eminent scientists, research presentation by young researchers, memorial lectures, and children's science session. Talented young researchers are honoured with 'Best Paper Awards' given to selected papers presented under different subject areas. Presentations of State Awards are also an important event of this Congress. 

A Template for submission of the Abstracts is given below:

Monday, August 26, 2019

Independence Day Celebrations at MAKAUT

15th August Celebrated at Haringhata Campus

Assistant Registrar Mr. Anup Mukherjee and Prof. Subhabrato Roychowdhury, among others saluting the National Flag. 
The Independence Day was celebrated with much fanfare at the Haringhata Campus of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB on 15th August, 2019. The Hon'ble Assistant Registrar Mr. Anup Kumar Mukherjee and Prof. Subhabrato Roychowdhury were among others who participated in the flag hoisting ceremony. The students and local people also participated with much enthusiasm in the ceremony. 

Students' Induction Programme, 2019

Welcoming the Youngsters at MAKAUT

The new batch of students for the Academic Session 2019-20 were welcomed at the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB at the Haringhata Main Campus. The students as well as the University authorities were much excited about the programme held between 1st and 21st August, 2019.

Prof. Maitra addressing the newcomers

The Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor of the University Prof. (Dr.) Saikat Maitra, Registrar Dr. Partha Pratim Lahiri, Assistant Registrar Mr. Anup Kumar Mukherjee and many other faculties welcomed the students and explained to them about the relevance of different courses of MAKAUT.

Prof. Maitra and the Assistant Registrar (right)
Prof. Maitra congratulated the students for choosing MAKAUT for their future course of higher studies. He mentioned in this context that MAKAUT is the nodal University for different Engineering and Management courses. He said that the University is relentless in its efforts to motivate its students towards entrepreneurship and improving their skills for employment." The students present at the Orientation Programme were very much inspired by the speech delivered by Prof. Maitra.
Prof. Maitra mentioned a number of courses which are much useful for improving the students' employability in today's competitive world. For example, courses on Forensic Science, Artificial Intelligence. Business Management, Media Science, Designing Technology, Hotel and Hospitality Management, Real Estate Management, Bio-technology etc. can be appropriate for the students in improving their career graph. 

The faculties of MAKAUT at the programme
The key note of the programme was that, time has come to bring about a change in the teaching-learning process and MAKAUT wants to lead the students in this changed scenario. That is why the University is working for a new academic ecosystem. MAKAUT is encouraging the students to enroll for online courses, so that they can learn in their free time, taking advantage of digitization.

The students were very eager to give their responses and about 112 submitted their feedbacks. Assignments were also given to the students.

Prof Sibamoy Dasgupta, Director of Board of
Studies of MAKAUT at the programme

Yoga Class going on as part of the Orientation Programme.
The Different aspects covered in the Orientation Programme include: Communication Skills, Mathematics for Bridge Course, Yoga, Game and Meditation, Recent Trends in Information Technology, Digital Marketing, Indian Heritage Tourism, Scope, Issues & Challenges on Renewable energy, Development in Forensic Science & its Development, How to thrive in the challenging Future and so on. Besides the faculties, other experts and qualified personslities were also present at the programme.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

MAKAUT's Job Oriented UG Courses on Information Technology (IT)

A Glimpse of new In-House B.Sc courses of MAKAUT in Information Technology:

Enrollment through CET (Under-Graduate)

The Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB is dedicated towards an all round development of the students and wants to guide them in their choice of career. It is with this aim in view that MAKAUT has introduced a number of in-house innovative B.Sc courses in Information Technology (IT).

The introduction of all these new courses is in accordance with the vision of the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of MAKAUT Prof. Dr. Saikat Maitra. He has also explained to the students in different occasions the importance of choosing a career for achieving success in their future professional life. Prof. Maitra has stressed that, it is essential to identify their skills and strengths and encourage them to undertake innovative courses. That will help them build their careers and prepare them for the job market.

In fact today's job market is dependent on technology and digitization and many traditional jobs are becoming obsolete in course of time. Side by side the scope of innovation and new technology based jobs is expanding and the students will have to grab that opportunity. Thus if students are innovative, they will never be tired of seeking jobs and even can start their own entrepreneurial activities. MAKAUT is always ready to support its students in their endeavor.

1) B.Sc in Information Technology (Artificial Intelligence)

The course will cover basic ideas and techniques underlying the design of intelligent computer systems. Topics include Introduction to AI and intelligent agents Solving Problems by Searching, heuristic search techniques, constraint satisfaction problems, stochastic search methods. 

Artificial Intelligence is a source of both enthusiasm and skepticism in different measures. As humans and machines are coming together now more than ever before, AI is no longer confined to innovation labs and is being appreciated and used because of its transformation capabilities.
Basic requirements to learn AI:
·       Stronghold on Mathematics.
·       Strong experience of programming languages.
·       Writing algorithm for finding patterns and learning.
·       Strong data analytics skills.
·       Good knowledge of  Discrete mathematics.
·       Strong will to learn machine learning languages.

     Job areas relating to this course

There are many job profiles and specializations for an artificial intelligence specialist. Following are few examples of these profiles: -
·         Design artificial intelligence enabled products and services
·         Explore real-world problems where artificial intelligence technology can be applied
·         Evaluate various algorithms
·         Specialized research to advance current technologies
·         Industry-specific data mining and data analysis to create more value
·         Software design and information architecture

·         Professional/managed services

1             Benefits of studying AI 

·         AI would have a low error rate compared to humans, if coded properly. They would have incredible precision, accuracy, and speed.
·         They won't be affected by hostile environments, thus able to complete dangerous tasks, explore in space, and endure problems that would injure or kill us.
·         Replace humans in repetitive, tedious tasks and in many laborious places of work.
·         Predict what a user will type, ask, search, and do. They can easily act as assistants and can recommend or direct various actions.
·         Organized and manages records.
·         Interact with humans for entertainment or a task as avatars or robots.
·         They can think logically without emotions, making rational decisions with less or no mistakes.

AI for Agriculture:

In agriculture new AI advancements show improvements in gaining yield and to increase the research and development of growing crops. New artificial intelligence now predicts the time it takes for a crop like a tomato to be ripe and ready for picking thus increasing efficiency of farming. These advances go on including Crop and Soil Monitoring, Agricultural Robots, and Predictive Analytics. Crop and soil monitoring uses new algorithms and data collected on the field to manage and track the health of crops making it easier and more sustainable for the farmers.
AI for Education:
One of the most exciting innovations is the idea of a personal AI tutor or assistant for each individual student. Because a single teacher can't work with every student at once, AI tutors would allow for students to get extra, one-on-one help in areas of needed growth. AI tutors also eliminate the intimidating idea of tutor labs or human tutors which can cause anxiety and stress for some students.In future classrooms, ambient informatics can play a beneficial role. Ambient informatics is the idea that information is everywhere in the environment and that technologies automatically adjust to your personal preferences.

     AI in Health:
·         One of AI's biggest potential benefits is to help people stay healthy so they don't need a doctor, or at least not as often. The use of AI and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) in consumer health applications is already helping people.
·         Technology applications and apps encourage healthier behaviour in individuals and help with the proactive management of a healthy lifestyle. It puts consumers in control of health and well-being.
·         Additionally, AI increases the ability for healthcare professionals to better understand the day-to-day patterns and needs of the people they care for, and with that understanding they are able to provide better feedback, guidance and support for staying healthy.

AI in Business
Artificial intelligence can be used to solve problems across the board. AI can help businesses increase sales, detect fraud, improve customer experience, automate work processes and provide predictive analysis. The retail business can map consumer behavior using AI.

Eligibility: Students from Science background at the 11-12 level are eligible.

2) B.Sc in Information Technology (Cyber Security)

Cyber Security is the protection of internet-connected systems, including hardware, software and data, from cyber attacks. In a computing context, security comprises cyber security and physical security -- both are used by enterprises to protect against unauthorized access to data centres and other computerized systems. Information security, which is designed to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data, is a subset of cyber security. The syllabus includes: Introduction to hacking, Foot printing & Reconnaissance, Scanning Networks, Enumeration, Malware Threats, Sniffing, Social Engineering, Denial Of Service, Session Hijacking, Hacking Web-Servers, Hacking Web Applications, SQL Injection, Hacking Wireless Networks, Hacking Mobile Platforms, Evading IDS, Firewalls & Honeypot, Cloud Computing, Cryptography.

Job areas relating to this course:

· To prepare students with the technical knowledge and skills needed in jobs to protect and defend computer systems and networks.

·  To develop graduates who can plan, implement, and monitor cyber security mechanisms to help ensure the protection of information technology assets.

Eligibility: Students from Science background at the 11-12 level are eligible.

3) B.Sc in Information Technology

(Cryptography and Network Security)

The course deals with the underlying principles of cryptography and network security. It develops the mathematical tools required to understand the topic of cryptography. Starting from the classical ciphers to modern day ciphers, the course provides an extensive coverage of the techniques and methods needed for the proper functioning of the ciphers. The course deals with the construction and crypto-analysis of block ciphers, stream ciphers and hash functions.

Job areas relating to this course:

The students should be able to identify and mitigate software security vulnerabilities in existing systems.

Eligibility: Students from Science background at the 11-12 level are eligible.

4) B.Sc in Information Technology (Big Data Analytics)

Big Data Analytics is required to deal with the problems faced by industry today. The techniques and tools are used to solve problems from a wide variety of Industries such as manufacturing, services, retail, banking and finance, sports, pharmaceuticals, and aerospace etc. It is interdisciplinary and is required to analyse ever growing large data (growing by volume, velocity and variety) by applying techniques like data mining, machine learning, and deep learning from computer science, statistics and mathematics. Big Data Analytics is required to cope up with rapid changes in both, domain knowledge and technology. It is one of the fastest growing and most promising technologies. 

Job areas relating to this course:

These types of skill will help the students to become data scientists, data analysts and so on.

Eligibility: Students from Science and Commerce background at the 11-12 level are eligible.

5) B.Sc in Information Technology  (Data Science)

This course includes concepts from statistics, computer science, and software engineering. Students learn the necessary skills to manage and analyze data. They learn concepts such as exploratory data analysis, statistical inference and modeling, machine learning, and high dimensional data analysis. 

Job areas relating to this course:

The students will learn the necessary skill to develop data products including R programming, data wrangling and so on.

Eligibility: Students from Science background at the 11-12 level are eligible.

6) B.Sc in Information Technology (Internet of Things)

 This course imparts firm foundation in computer science wireless communication and computer networks. It aims to train students with systematic professional knowledge and strong practical skills in the fields of computer technology, communications networks and IT that provides a wide range of applications in the Internet of Things. The programme equips students with strong skill for sensor network design and network planning for IoT. 

Job areas relating to this course:

This course aims to train students to be equipped with a solid theoretical foundation, systematic professional knowledge, strong practical skills in the fields of computer technology communications networks and IT that provides a wide range of applications in the Internet of Things. After the completion of this course, the students will be able to: Understand internet of Things and its hardware and software components; Interface I/O devices, sensors & communication modules; Remotely monitor data and control devices; Develop real life IoT based projects.

Eligibility: Students from Science background at the 11-12 level are eligible. 

7) B.Sc in Information Technology (Blockchain Technology)

The objective of this course is to provide conceptual understanding of how block chain technology can be used to innovate and improve business processes. The course covers the technological underpinning of block Chain operations in both theoretical and practical implementation of solutions using block Chain technology.

Job areas relating to this course:

At the end of this course, the students will be able to: Understand block chain technology; Develop block chain based solutions and write smart contract using Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum frameworks; Build and deploy block chain application for on premise and cloud based architecture; Integrate ideas from various domains and implement them using block chain technology in different perspectives.

Eligibility: Students from Science background at the 11-12 level are eligible.

Digital Marketing : Enroll for Cambridge Marketing College-MAKAUT joint Certification Course

A New-Age Course in Marketing

If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business.--Bill Gates

The traditional avenues of marketing and advertising were sufficient across commodities and services till the recent past. These were limited to newspaper advertisements, posters, distributing of leaflets etc. But digital mode of marketing has entered the field and is gaining ground day by day.

In this context, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), West Bengal is initiating a one year Diploma and a six month Certificate course on Digital Marketing in collaboration with Cambridge Marketing College, Cambridge UK. The courses will commence on and from the 1st of September, 2019. The classes will be held at the Kolkata Campus of MAKAUT, WB. The course fee is Rs. 65000 for the one year Diploma and 35000 for the six months Certificate Course.

In order to launch the courses officially, an inauguration programme was organized on the 23rd of August at Hotel Indismart Global Ltd, Sector V, Salt Lake. The programme was presided over by the Hon'ble Vice Chancellor of MAKAUT, WB, Prof. (Dr.) Saikat Maitra. The event was inaugurated by the Hon'ble British Deputy High Commissioner, Kolkata Mr. Bruce Bucknell.  Prof. Nandan Sengupta, College Ambassador for India, Cambridge Marketing College, Cambridge, UK. explained the relevance of the course. The vote of thanks was given by the Hon'ble Registrar of MAKAUT, Dr. Partha Pratim Lahiri.

The inaugural ceremony
This is the first Marketing Course of the College in India and they have chosen Kolkata for that purpose. Prof. Nandan Sengupta, College Ambassador for India is hopeful that these courses will help the students to be successful in their careerpath.

Prof. Maitra speaking on the occasion
In this occasion Prof. Maitra said that it is his pleasure to introduce the courses on Digital Marketing. He pointed out, "At present exponential expansion of  digital space is taking place. On one hand, many traditional jobs are vanishing due to the wide-spread use of Artificial Intelligence, on the other hand, in the area of Digital Marketing, there are about 8 lakhs jobs, but takers are very few. There is a huge gap, which can be filled in by individuals with proper training and qualification in this field." Prof. Maitra said that, India has a diversified scenario in the economic, social and demographic fields. Therefore India requires a customized approach to reach a group of people, which is possible with the help of Digital Marketing. Moreover, underemployment is a huge problem in India, especially for many women, who are very often not allowed to work outside their homes. Digital marketing can give them a chance to build their career and become economically self reliant. He is of the opinion that, the course on Digital Marketing will help the students in choosing their right career in future.  MAKAUT wants to guide them in this path and enhance their employability, with the help of its international partners. 

Mr. Bucknell being felicitated by Prof. Maitra

The Hon'ble British Deputy High Commissioner, Kolkata Mr. Bruce Bucknell is also hopeful about the success of this initiative of MAKAUT and Cambridge Marketing College, Cambridge, UK.

Prof. Sengupta being felicitated by the Hon'ble Registrar
In order to create awareness about the course, the University had also organized a workshop on International and Digital Marketing in association with Cambridge Marketing College, UK. at its Salt Lake Campus on 27th and 28th March. 
The faculties and representatives from various colleges participated in the workshop. The programme was conducted by Prof. Nandan Sengupta. Prof. Sengupta has wide experience in cross-cultural interactions having been associated with multinational companies from the U.S.A, Canada, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Japan, Australia and India. His specialization is B2B, Customer relationship, Digital marketing and Marketing technologies. He is also a marketing consultant.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

New In-House Courses with Industry/Institute Partners

New In-house courses (Degree, Diploma & Certification) in collaboration with Industry/Institute Partners

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB is introducing In-House Courses in collaboration with renowned industry partners to increase the skill and employability of the young generation. Side by side traditonal courses, the University has proposed a number of certification and diploma courses in collaboration with different industry partners and institutions. With a view to increase and widen the professional skills of  youths, MAKAUT has signed a number of MOUs with such partners for the introduction of B.Sc, certification and Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) Courses. The special features of these courses are hands-on practice, laboratory based classes and will be based on real project based learning.

Hospitality Studies

MAKAUT has joined hands with Zoom Enterprises Limited, to introduce five innovative and job oriented Under Graduate (B.Sc.) courses of 3 years in the field of Hospitality Administration and Management. Zoom Enterprises Limited has a large premises at Salt Lake Sector V.

The following  courses are introduced in collaboration between MAKAUT and Zoom Enterprises Limited:

B.Sc. in Hospitality Administration

This course provides the students with a fundamental knowledge about the principles of hospitality. The skills required by hospitality managers globally encompass operational as well as management levels. This course is designed to produce professional hospitality personnels who are equipped with the necessary expertise for the 21st century.

With a combination of theoretical, practical and real time experiences, this course provides students with an all-round education in this field.

B.Sc. in Hospitality and Catering Studies

Catering is an integral part of hospitality. This hospitality and catering course will cover the basics of hospitality operations as well as essentials of food production, nutrition, health and safety and other issues that commonly arise in the industry. 

While the course will include important theoretical concepts, there will be plenty of practical elements and the chance to gain lots of hands-on experience. Students will be prepared with knowledge, skills and experience for supervisory and management levels and will focus to a great extent on employability skills.

B.Sc. in International Hotel and Tourism and Administration

The hospitality industry is a truly global phenomenon which connects with the tourism industry on both domestic and international platforms.

Students who choose to study this degree should be interested in interacting with people from all walks of life from all over the world. They will be taught the details of the fast growing tourism markets and how they can provide the best services and the experiences for international as well as domestic travelers.

B.Sc. in Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management
With the growth of the allied industries of tourism and hospitality, domestic and international travelers and organisations are now recognising the possibilities of hosting events, conferences, meetings, symposiums and much more in a wide range of locations worldwide.

Students of this degree course will study relevant aspects of hospitality, tourism as well as the new and upcoming Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions  (MICE) industries with an emphasis on the needs of corporate travelers and how these are met by accommodation, food & beverage and facilities providers.

B.Sc. in Hotel, Catering and Aviation Studies

The tremendous boom in the travel and tourism industries has resulted in requirements for high professional standards in domestic and international travel, food and beverages and accommodation. These needs can only be met by expertly trained professionals.

In this degree course, the student will learn in details about hotel operations, guest services, catering services etc. They will also inculcate specialised skill sets required for aviation personnel such as communication, grooming, confidence and technical skills.

MAKAUT and Zoom are hopeful that all these five courses will be helpful to the young learners and help them in future in the job market. The success of the students will encourage the institutions to introduce different courses in other fields also to guide the future generation and help them overcome all uncertainties in their career-path.

PG Diploma in Yogic Science

This 12 months' PG Diploma course in Yogic Science is in collaboration with Saraswati International Education & Welfare Foundation. 

The course aims at imparting therapeutic skills and knowledge of yoga as a discipline of cure to the students. The course structure through its theoretical and practical modules tries to achieve the inherent aim.

PG Diploma in Yoga Therapy pass out students can look for a variety of options in terms of their career. One can opt for a career in Therapeutic centres, Naturopathy centres, Hotels, resorts, Government health establishment, Health clubs, etc.

M. Tech. /Post Graduate Diploma in Geo-informatics

M.Tech Course in Geoinformatics

The Geoinformatics and remote sensing cell of DSTBT is the nodal agency of the State of West Bengal in the fields of remote sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS). It has been supporting varoius state government departments in their planning process by providing spatial data support. For utilising these spatial data sets, the need for trained man-power in this field has been ever increasing. The department has been offering one year PG DIPLOMA course in Geoinformatics under the affiliation of MAKAUT since 2008. Recently it has been observed that the scope of applications of various new technologies like artificial intelligence, cloud computing, UAV, web based real time spatial analysis etc in Geoinformatics are rapidly increasing. Hence it has been decided that the new 2 Years M.Tech course in Geoinformatics will be organised in collaboration with MAKAUT to cater to the above needs. The course will cover the use of the State of the Art technologies in application fields like remote sensing, GIS and GPS. Moreover, there will be intensive hands on industry oriented training on various relevant aspects. 

About the Course

The course covers the use of the State of the Art technologies in the fields of remote sensing, GIS and GNSS, including web GIS, Geospatial Big Data Analytics and machine learning, engineering GIS, Cloud computing, programming for Geospatial Analysis using Python, JavaScript and Spatial Databases.

Qualifications and eligibility criteria

A student should secure at least 60%(55% for SC,ST) marks in the master's level or in the bachelor's degree in engineering or a minimum of 55% (50% for SC,ST) in post Graduate level. 

Students with a master's degree from a recognised University or Institute in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Geography, Agriculture, Atmospheric sciences, RS&GIS, Environment sciences, Botany, Zoology, Forestry, Marine Sciences, Computer Application, Bachelor's degree from a recognised University or Institute in Civil engineering, Computer Sciences, Information Technology, Mining Engineering, Surveying, Architecture, Regional Planning, Electronics and Communication or equivalent will be considered for admission to M.Tech course in Geoinformatics.

PG Diploma and M.Tech in Geoinformatics Courses

The PG Diploma Course is of duration 1 year. The students who have satisfactorily completed the PG Diploma in Geoinformatics Course can take admission in the third Semester of M Tech in Geoinformatics course within 5 years after successful completion of PG Diploma in Geoinformatics course

The students who have initially taken admission in M Tech in Geoinformatics course may discontinue the course after successful completion of first two Semesters of the course. In such situation they will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma in Geo-informatics.

Certification of Post Graduate Diploma and M Tech in Geoinformatics will be done jointly by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology and West Bengal State Council of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology and Biotechnology, Government of West Bengal
The entire curriculum of 1st year of M. Tech in Geo-informatics and Post Graduate Diploma in Geo-informatics will be conducted by DSTBT at Bikash Bhavan 4th floor and the entire
curriculum of the second year of M. Tech will be conducted by MAKAUT at its campus.

The structure of examination of first and second semesters of both PG diploma and M. Tech courses will be the same and follow the M.Tech pattern of the University.

BBA and MBA Courses

These are introduced as joint certification courses with Enterprise Development Institute:

MBA in Waste Management and Social Entrepreneurship 

This course is of duration 2 years. Waste Management is the procedure of identification, collection, transportation, segregation, processing and effective disposal of waste. Effective monitoring and management of waste can help avoid harmful effect on human life as well on environment. Now a days Waste Management is a vital issue in modern business world. Waste management is the effective monitoring, handling and treatment of waste which is produced regularly from different sources. Presently this course
is having high demand in different industries as tons of waste materials in different forms are produced daily which range from solid waste to E-waste.

Also in the modern society, benefit generation for community is highly solicited. Entrepreneurship which focuses on the development of society is having greater probability to get success.  Unlike traditional business, social entrepreneurship endeavor focuses on social satisfaction which ultimately leads to long term benefit for the business and community as well. 

MBA in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development

MBA in innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development is of duration 2 years. It is a completely advanced management program which aims to craft entrepreneurship and venture development with an innovative outlook. It offers a holistic approach to the entrepreneurial process which includes physical, intellectual and emotional need to initiate a new venture. It would also help develop an entrepreneurial mind which thinks of innovative ideas and would lead to business operation within a multi cultural, complex techno-geographic settings. It advances the students to develop their management and leadership skill which would help them frame innovative solution and to operate within a complex business scenario through experimental and action learning. This course provides a deep insight towards the innovation based entrepreneurship and venture development.

BBA in Travel and Tourism

This course is of duration 3 years. It educates the students with various concepts of tourism and its structures which are important for any student willing to make a career in this field. This course aims to introduce you to the great tourism potential of India. It will provide complete knowledge of our country i.e. our culture, traditions, our social history, hidden treasures of our country (natural beauty, monuments, places of pilgrimages etc.), development scenario and aspirations. It has job prospects in airlines, railways hotels, car rental agencies, theme parks etc.

Studies in Animation and Graphic Designing

Different courses in animation equip the students with the necessary computer skills and educational knowledge to embark on a career in the expanding field of animation. The students learn how to utilize technology to create 2D and 3D animation. An animator uses state-of-the-art computers and software programmes enabling them to create digital illustrations, which can be turned into cartoons, animated images, special effects, 3D images and so on. Employment opportunities are there in production companies or the students can engage themselves in their own start-up initiatives.

In this field, MAKAUT and Moople Academy Private Limited (being an associate of Hi-Tech Film & Broadcast Academy Private Limited) have joined hands. Also Bankura Unnayani Institute of Engineering (an affiliated college of MAKAUT) and Hi-Tech Film & Broadcast Academy Private Limited have joined hands to offer the same courses in this field.

The courses are as follows:

B.Sc in Animation, Multimedia & Graphics

This course is of duration 3 years. It is a modern course in computer applications designed to turn students into skilled professionals in Graphics Design, Animation and Multimedia. It integrates different aspects of 2D and 3D art, interactive media and animation. Hands-on training in modelling, design, texturing, animation, lighting and rendering for 3D design with different software tools are included in the course. It will help to learn: Visual communication. to design for print and the web with practical, hands-on training with the software tools used by today’s professionals; making animated films.

Advanced Certificate Programme in Graphics & Web Designing

This course is of duration 12 months. It aims to nurture the creative skills of students in graphic design. It makes them well versed with all the aspects of the process, so that they can be qualified professionals in the field. The course also imparts a basic understanding of how the web and web pages work.

Advanced Certificate Programme in 3D Animation

This course is of duration 18 months. It is defined as a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. Students will be trained on how to design products that will then be printed. This will help them learn about how prototypes can be made and also understand the career path The course is designed to impart knowledge and skills related to 3D printing technologies, selection of material and equipment and develop a product using this technique.

Advanced Certificate Programme in VFX

This course is of duration 24 months. VFX is nothing but the visual effects that is seen everyday in the films. The VFX and animation industry is growing at a very fast rate. It, therefore, needs skilled and talented professionals. The certification courses will enhance these skills. Working professionals looking out to specialize in the field of editing, film making can take up these courses.

Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) and allied courses

These courses are in collaboration with Bankura Unnayani Institute of Engineering (an affiliated college of MAKAUT). 
Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) is a three years undergraduate course to inculcate knowledge about computer skills. It provides a wide knowledge about the programming languages like C, C++, Oracle, Python, Java, Web designing, Business intelligence, and database management systems. Some of the job profiles that one can bag after completing a BCA programme are: Software Tester, Junior Programmer, Web Developer, Systems Administrator, Software Developer and so on.