Wednesday, August 26, 2020

An Update on Mandatory Additional Requirement (MAR)

      
         
    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 and  Developmental Activities, Environmental Protection (like tree plantation), Enrolment in Online courses and undertaking Entrepreneurial Activities. Accordingly the students will choose activities of their choice/interest and earn Activity Points for MAR. Certificates or proofs have to be produced by the students for each activity.  

      A minimum of 25 MAR activity points must be achieved in each academic year by every student for qualifying in MAR. 

   
    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


      ONGOING YEAR

   MINIMUM ACTIVITY POINTS NECESSARY

     FOR THE WHOLE CURRICULUM

    MINIMUM ACTIVITY POINTS
      NEEDED FOR THE REMAINING YEARS

   ACTIVITY POINTS ALREADY SECURED
1st year
   (admitted in academic yr.  2020-21)
100
100
0
2nd year
    (admitted in academic yr.  2019-20)
100
75

25
3rd year
   (admitted in academic yr. 2018-19)
100
50
50
4th year
   (admitted in academic yr. 2017-18)
75

25
50


For the Five Years B.Arch. Courses


ONGOING YEAR

MINIMUM ACTIVITY POINTS NECESSARY
FOR THE WHOLE CURRICULUM

MINIMUM ACTIVITY POINTS
NEEDED FOR THE REMAINING YEARS


ACTIVITY POINTS ALREADY SECURED
1st year
(admitted in academic yr.  2020-21)
125
125
0
2nd year
(admitted in academic yr.  2019-20)
125
100

25
3rd year
(admitted in academic yr. 2018-19)
125
75
50
4th year
(admitted in academic yr. 2017-18)
100

50
50
5th year
(admitted in academic yr. 2016-17)
75
25
50



For the Three Years Courses



ONGOING YEAR


MINIMUM ACTIVITY POINTS NECESSARY
FOR THE WHOLE CURRICULUM

MINIMUM ACTIVITY POINTS
NEEDED FOR THE REMAINING YEARS

ACTIVITY POINTS ALREADY SECURED
1st year
(admitted in academic yr.  2020-21)
75
75
0
2nd year
(admitted in academic yr.  2019-20)
75
50

25
3rd year
(admitted in academic yr. 2018-19)
75
25
50
























  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 years. 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. 2. 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. 3. What does the "student chapter" and "self entrepreneurship program" in the record sheet 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. 4. If one student participates in an industrial visit in 1st semester/year, can he/she participate in the same industrial visit in the 2nd semester/year? 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/years 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.5. 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 

               
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/ Tech quiz /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

Ms. Rapti Ray
Mobile: 9433581801

Helpdesk E-mail : makautwbhelp@gmail.com



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