Saturday, February 29, 2020

National Student Congress on Illumination


National Student Congress on Illumination "Luminescence 2020" on 21st, 22nd March


Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB  is going to hold the National Student Congress on Illumination "Luminescence 2020" on 21st & 22nd March, 2020 (Saturday & Sunday) at Meghnad Saha Auditorium of Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI). The address is: 196, Raja Subodh Chandra Mallick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700032, WB in collaboration with Indian Society of Lighting Engineers (Registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act 29 of 1950). It is a professional body in the field of Illumination Engineering with a broad based membership of scientists, engineers, architects, academicians, researchers, designers and others interested in lighting issues. The students of all Higher Education Institutions (HEL) are requested to submit paper on the following topics in order to participate in the said congress in the e-mail:

luminescenceillum@mail.com and cosmos.engg@mail.com


Last date of submission of paper: 7th March, 2020

Notification of Paper Acceptance: 11th March, 2020 onwards

Topics for Submission of paper

  • Light Source Lighting design Light sensors/Use of Electronics in Lighting
  • Lighting Installation
  • Human Centric Lighting
  • Internet of Things & Smart Lighting
  • Indoor Lighting
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Al in Lighting
  • Lighting and Health
  • Solar & other renewable energy
  • Day Lighting
  • Batteries
  • Energy Audit & Management 
  • Material Science & Lighting
  • Power electronics & Lighting
  • Optics & Optoelectronics

The details of the paper submission and others requirements of the said conference have been provided in the invitation paper attached herewith


It is needless to mention that all Higher Education Institution across the globe are striving for excellence in the Higher Education. This venture of MAKAUT. WB in collaboration with Indian Society of Lighting Engineers is a drive towards achieving the said goal. So, it is requested to encourage the students for participation in the said event in order to make it a grand success. The students participating in the suid conference college wise may kindly be intimated to the Department of Inspector of Colleges of MAKAUT, WB through email.'



Thursday, February 27, 2020

Science Day Celebrations on 28.02.2020: Women to Lead the Show

Science Day 2020: Women will be at the helm at MAKAUT 



Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB observes National Science Day on 28th February with the objective of spreading the message of importance of science and its applications among the student fraternity. The University will exhibit innovative projects created by its student community in this event.

As the theme of this year's Science Day Celebrations is 'Women in Science', the Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Saikat Maitra has decided to bring all the lady faculties and staff in the limelight.They will organize the whole event and the Programme will be inaugurated by one of the lady faculties. The Vice Chancellor Sir has decided to be within the audience.
However, there will be no discrimination between girl and boy students, with regard to project presentation.

In addition to conventional awards, promising projects will be inducted to the EKTA incubation center of MAKAUT,WB for start-up assistance and mentoring. MAKAUT, WB intends to encourage entrepreneurial spirit among its student and alumni community by providing a launching platform to this community in EXPLORA-2020 to display their technical talent and demonstrate their innovative ideas. 

A panel of experts will assess the techno-commercial potential of the projects presented. Quality projects recommended by the panel will be selected for nurturing at MAKAUT,WB’s EKTA Incubation Center for comprehensive start-up support. All affiliated Colleges are requested to encourage the students and faculty members of your institution to create and submit projects for this purpose

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

New Update on Mandatory Additional Requirements (MAR), 2020

      

Mandatory Additional Requirement (MAR): Upload Points in the Portal

          
         
Mandatory Additional Requirement (MAR) is an integral part of the under-graduate (UG) course curriculum of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB.  As the University is aimed at all round development of the students, MAR has been introduced to encourage them to be involved in: Social Developmental Activities, Environmental Protection (like tree plantation), get enrolled in Online courses and undertake 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. Certificates will be issued by MAKAUT to each student, at the end of the curriculum to acknowledge all such activities. Activities are being added each year and accordingly updated record sheets are uploaded.


 The Revised Tables for MAR Activities with respect to different courses are:


For the Four Years B.Tech Courses


CAME TO KNOW
CURRENT SEMESTER
MINIMUM ACTIVITY POINTS
(for the whole curriculum)
MINIMUM ACTIVITY POINTS
(for the remaining year/s)
1st semester (July-Dec) 2020
(to be admitted)
1st semester (July-Dec) 2020
(to be admitted)

100
100
1st semester (July-Dec) 2018
4th semester ( Jan-June) 2020
100
75
3rd semester (July-Dec) 2018
6th Semester ( Jan-June) 2020
75
50
5th semester (July-Dec) 2018
8th Semester ( Jan-June) 2020
50
25
















For the Five Years B.Arch Courses

CAME TO KNOW
CURRENT SEMESTER
MINIMUM ACTIVITY POINTS
(for the whole curriculum)
MINIMUM ACTIVITY POINTS
(for the remaining year/s)
1st semester (July-Dec) 2020
(to be admitted)
1st semester (July-Dec) 2020
(to be admitted)

125
125
1st semester (July-Dec) 2018
4th semester ( Jan-June) 2020
125
100
3rd semester (July-Dec) 2018
6th Semester ( Jan-June) 2020
100
75
5th semester (July-Dec) 2018
8th Semester ( Jan-June) 2020
75
50
7th semester (July-Dec) 2018
10th Semester ( Jan-June) 2020
50
25


For the Three Years Bachelor Courses

CAME TO KNOW
CURRENT SEMESTER
MINIMUM ACTIVITY POINTS
(for the whole curriculum)
MINIMUM ACTIVITY POINTS
(for the remaining year/s)
1st semester (July-Dec) 2020
(to be admitted)
2nd semester ( Jan-June) 2020
(to be admitted)

75
75
1st semester (July-Dec) 2018
4th semester ( Jan-June) 2020
75
50
3rd semester (July-Dec) 2018
6th Semester ( Jan-June) 2020
50
25



















Certificates are to be produced for all activities
      

    Frequently Asked Questions  (FAQs) with Answers:

Q.1. We need to know that whether a student needs to be awarded with a minimum of 25 MAR activity points in one academic year? What would be the status of the students who in the first year first semester have already got greater than 30?
Ans: As regards your query, the provision for a minimum of 25 activity points are there as the University wants continuity in activities over the semesters. But in the case of those who have exceeded the limit, points will be added cumulatively. Again, MAR activity points are calculated annually. Those who have already exceeded 25 in one semester, may or may not do any activity in the next semester. But extra activities will always be mentioned in the final certificate issued by the University.
Q. 3. I am a student of BCA fourth semester and I want to know if I join some additional courses after the semester exam in some outside Institute, will that add to my credit points?  If yes, then under which criteria? 
Ans: These courses will fetch similar activity points as Tech Fest, provided they issue certificates.
 Q. 4. What does the "student chapter" and "self entrepreneurship program" in the record form actually mean? 

Ans: Some colleges are members of different professional institutes, which organize seminars and workshops and the students participate in those. That is known as “student chapter”. If your college is a member of any such institute, then you can participate.
“Self-Entrepreneurship Programme” means if you are interested in any start-up initiative of your own, that is, you want to start a business of your own, then you can get points. Also you can create videos, organize and take part in workshops regarding starting a business etc. and achieve activity points.
Q. 5. If one student participates in an industrial visit in 1st semester, can he/she participate in the same industrial visit in the 2nd semester? Maximum 20 points and minimum 10 points is allocated for industrial visit. Can we get any point between 10 to 20 for only one industrial visit?
Ans: It must be noted that same industry visit in different semesters will not fetch points. Different industry visits will surely be eligible for getting points. The points will not be between 10 and 20, but 10 for one and 20 for two visits.
Q.6. Can a student enrolled in MOOCs for achieving B.Tech/BBA Honours Degree get points for MAR from the same courses?
Ans: No. The courses must be different. However, any course, technical/non-technical is eligible for earning points for MAR. the course basket is not fixed like Honours.


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

                      


     
Total number of Semesters:
Points
Max. Points Allowed
Points Earned in different Semesters
Sl No.
Activity
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Total
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/ Contribution to charitable Trusts in any form & 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

MAKAUT E-mail : makautwbhelp@gmail.com