Friday, March 26, 2021

An Achievement of Ms. Rupa Chakraborty of Registrar's Department, MAKAUT, WB

 

A new feather in the cap of Ms. Rupa Chakraborty of Registrar's Department, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB. The University is proud of her creative talent. She has written and published a book of Bengali poems titled "Chokher Tarai", despite her busy schedule at the Registrar's Department of MAKAUT, WB.

She has handed over one copy of the book to Hon'ble Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Saikat Maira at the Haringhata campus.

Ms. Chakraborty looks after Migration and other works of Registrar's Department. She takes part in music programs of the University also. 


Prof. Maitra praised Ms. Chakraborty for her creative efforts and encouraged her to give more and more expression to such hidden talents. He himself read a poem from the book and appreciated the style of writing.


Prof. Maitra and Ms. Chakraborty


Prof.Maitra, Mr. Anup Mukherjee, Assistant Registrar, Prof.
Pranabesh Chakraborty, Director School of Food, Pharmaceutical
and Medical Sc & Technology, MAKAUT and Ms. Chakraborty.




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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Mathematics-- Nature's Own Language

 Visualization of Nature can Help Students Overcome the Fear in Mathematics

The eminent speakers at the Webinar. The Hon'ble Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Saikat Maitra, Prof. Sukhendu Samajdar, Prof. Indranil Mukherjee, Prof. Prasanta Narayan Dutta and Mr. Pritimoy 
Sanyal (from right to left).

The School Connect Team of  Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB organized a Webinar on "Mathematics in Nature" under the initiative of 'MAKAUT er Bandhan' on 21st March 2021. The objective was to help the school students overcome their phobia in mathematics.    

A few examples of Mathematics inherent in nature are: the number of spirals in a pine cone, pineapple or seeds in a sunflower, or the number of petals on a flower. Another wonder in nature is the hexagon we observe in a bee hive. Fractals also make up many aspects of our world, included the leaves of ferns, tree branches and so on. The eminent speakers explained such rhythm of mathematics present in nature with illustrations from everyday life.

The Hon'ble Vice Chancellor of MAKAUT, WB Prof. (Dr.) Saikat Maitra pointed out that everything in Universe is following the rules of Mathematics.MAKAUT, WB aims at uniting all those who love mathematics, in order to build an ecosystem. This will encourage research and innovations. These types of discussions will be organized in future too both in online and offline mode.

Prof. (Dr.) Indranil Mukherjee, Director, School of Management Sciences,MAKAUT, WB mentioned of bio-inspired learning, using models from biological sciences and nature. He said that we must be able to correlate mathematics with nature and then only we shall feel excited. 

 Renowned French mathematician and philosopher Henri PoincarĂ© has aptly said: "The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living.” Prof. Mukherjee mentioned that during the fight against COVID-19 pandemic science, history, mathematics, all branches of learning are being intermingled.

 Mathematics is actually a language, a vehicle, a medium to communicate universally. We learn about regular geometrical figures like line, rectangle, square etc. But in nature many figures are irregular, eg., leaves, snow flakes, clouds, mountains, coastline. They do not exactly follow the rules of geometry, but has lead to the evolution of 'Fractal Geometry'. Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales. They are created by repeating a simple process over and over, the most common example being cauliflower. Again symmetry in our body, blood vessels is the most astonishing example of geometrical model. We only simulate such models in academics. 

Prof. Mukherjee demonstrated it interestingly with real life examples from nature.

Prof. (Dr.) Sukhendu Samajdar, Director, School of Natural,
Applied & Social Sciences, MAKAUT, WB is of the opinion that visualization of the nature is the way to overcome the fear in Mathematics. As Mathematics is inherent from the aesthetics in nature and this bio-inspiration was realized for the first time by the artists.There is a pattern, symmetry and regularity in many aspects of  nature, which makes us curious and inquisitive.



Prof. (Dr.) P. N. Dutta, Professor of Mathematics in MAKAUT stressed on the fact that Mathematics is all pervasive-- from microscopic stage to galaxies. We can do wrong calculations, but ther is no eror in the Mathematics inherent in nature. Actually our inquisitiveness culminates into love for mathematics. Prof. Dutta stated the example of concentric circles being formed if we throw a pebble in a pond. But it is never seen in a river or sea. The famous saying of Euclid, the Father of Geometry is worth mentioning at this point: "The Laws of Nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God."



Mr. Pritimoy Sanyal, Technical Assistant, MAKAUT, mentioned about the mathematics involved in the way animals hunt.The various pictures of depression sent by satellites reveal the mathematics inherent in nature. 



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Thursday, March 18, 2021


 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB is organizing a Webinar on  "Precision Agriculture: The Future of Farming".  The eminent speakers will highlight the relevance of Precision Farming to lesson the uncertainties involved in agriculture.

It is worth mentioning at this juncture that Precision farming is an approach where inputs are utilized in precise amounts to get increased average yields, compared to traditional cultivation techniques. In India, one major problem is fragmented agricultural holdings. More than 58 per cent of operational holdings in the country are of size less than one hectare (ha). Precision Farming is also referred to as Satellite Farming or Site Specific Crop Management as it is a technology-enabled approach to farming management that observes, measures, and analyses the needs of individual fields and crops’. The development of precision agriculture is shaped by two trends: “Big Data & Advanced Analytics Capabilities and Robotics. These techniques apply aerial imagery, sensors and sophisticated local weather forecasts to aid the farmers and improve their efficiency. It is a method of farming that collects and uses data of plots for managing and optimizing the production of crops.

The WEBINAR TEAM of MAKAUT, WB is inviting all interested to join a scheduled Zoom Webinar. 

Topic: "Precision Agriculture: The Future of Farming".
When: March 24, 2021, Time- 2:00 PM (IST)


Registration is Open now.
Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, a confirmation email will be sent, containing information about joining the webinar.

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB has decided to help the farmers in their relentless effort of food production. It has initiated a Centre for Precision Farming. The main objectives of the Centre will be:
  • Disease Identification
  • Disease Prediction
  • Weather Forecasting
The University is dedicated towards educating the farmers of West Bengal and across India about the benefits of precision farming and wants to give them an idea of ​​the future technology in agriculture. MAKAUT is always ready to help the farmers of our country to solve their crop related problems. The Centre will have the facility of  identification of crop diseases through a software and take necessary steps accordingly. Again the Centre will help the farmers in disease prediction. As regards weather forecasting, the new technology of precision farming gives importance to micro climate, that is, the weather in a particular area, so that the farmers can get a lot of benefits and produce crops accordingly.

Actually, Precision Farming is a strategy that gathers, processes and analyzes temporal, spatial and individual data and combines it with other information for improved resource use efficiency, enhancing productivity, quality, profitability and sustainability of agricultural production. This information and technology-based system identifies, analyses and manages variability in fields by conducting right crop production practices at the right place and time and in the right way, for optimum profitability, sustainability and protection of the land resource. Fertility of land resource is nowadays depleted due to random application of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. 

It is still only a portion of farmers who have practised any type of Precision Farming technology to re-organise the total system of agriculture towards low-input, high-efficiency and sustainable farming.


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MAKAUT, WB Initiates A Centre for Precision Farming

An Effort to Stand Beside the Cultivators 



Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB has decided to help the farmers in their relentless effort of food production. It has initiated a Centre for Precision Farming. The main objectives of the Centre will be:
  • Disease Identification
  • Disease Prediction
  • Weather Forecasting
The University is dedicated towards educating the farmers of West Bengal and across India about the benefits of precision farming and wants to give them an idea of ​​the future technology in agriculture. MAKAUT is always ready to help the farmers of our country to solve their crop related problems. The Centre will have the facility of  identification of crop diseases through a software and take necessary steps accordingly. Again the Centre will help the farmers in disease prediction. As regards weather forecasting, the new technology of precision farming gives importance to micro climate, that is, the weather in a particular area, so that the farmers can get a lot of benefits and produce crops accordingly.

Actually, Precision Farming is a strategy that gathers, processes and analyzes temporal, spatial and individual data and combines it with other information for improved resource use efficiency, enhancing productivity, quality, profitability and sustainability of agricultural production. This information and technology-based system identifies, analyses and manages variability in fields by conducting right crop production practices at the right place and time and in the right way, for optimum profitability, sustainability and protection of the land resource. Fertility of land resource is nowadays depleted due to random application of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. 

It is still only a portion of farmers who have practised any type of Precision Farming technology to re-organise the total system of agriculture towards low-input, high-efficiency and sustainable farming.

Precision Farming is an approach where inputs are utilised in precise amounts to get increased average yields, compared to traditional cultivation techniques. 

The link to know more about Precision Farming visit:

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Friday, March 12, 2021

Discover the Mathematics Inherent in Nature

 School Students can Join the Webinar on 21.03.2021 Organized by MAKAUT, WB


The School Connect Team of  Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB is organizing a Webinar on "Mathematics in Nature" under the initiative of 'MAKAUT er Bandhan'. The objective is to help the school students overcome their phobia in mathematics. Many students experience such fear and are unable to score good marks in mathematics.   

A beehive

A few examples of Mathematics inherent in nature are: the number of spirals in a pine cone, pineapple or seeds in a sunflower, or the number of petals on a flower. Another wonder in nature is the hexagon we observe in a bee hive. All are uniform in shape and size. Fractals also make up many aspects of our world, included the leaves of ferns, tree branches and so on. 

The only thing required is to discover such rhythm of mathematics in nature from the very childhood. It will help the students to overcome their fear for mathematics and instead nurture a feeling of love for learning the subject.

The symmetry in fern leaves


   Topic: "MATHEMATICS IN NATURE " for  school students.

   When: March 21, 2021, Time- 10:30 AM India 

  MAKAUT, WB , WEBINAR TEAM is inviting school students to Join the scheduled Zoom Webinar on 21.03.2021 from 10.30 a m.

  Participation certificate will be provided for attending the programme.

Registration is Open now.

Register in advance to attend the webinar video conference:

http://bit.ly/3kZNO1k

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

For more details mail here

schoolconnectmakaut19@gmail.com

You can also Whats app to 8017669359 

The participants will be able to hear from the experts and interact with them. 

The eminent speakers are:  

Prof. (Dr. Indranil Mukherjee,
Director, School of Management Sciences,
MAKAUT, WB 

Prof. (Dr.) Saikat Maitra,
Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, MAKAUT





Prof. (Dr.) Sukhendu Samajdar, 
Director, School of Natural,
Applied & Social Sciences, MAKAUT, WB

Dr. Partha Karmakar,
Deputy Secretary (Academic),
West Bengal Board of Secondary Education

Prof. (Dr.) P. N. Dutta,
Professor of Mathematics,
MAKAUT, WB
Mr. Pritimoy Sanyal,
Technical Assistant,
MAKAUT, WB




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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

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, Actively participating in Webinars, undertaking Entrepreneurial Activities and so on. 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
--
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
(Since MAR was introduced from 2018-19)
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
--
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
(Since MAR was introduced from 2018-19)
50
50
5th year
(admitted in academic yr. 2016-17)
75
(Since MAR was introduced from 2018-19)
25
50



For the Three Years Courses and Lateral Entry B.Tech. Students



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
--
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.



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

                                                                    Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal                                                      

                                 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 up keeping (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/Seminar/Painting/Music-Dance/any Performing Arts workshop/Lecture Series (Maximum 10 Points for 5 Lectures)

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

Programmes with Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM)

(BITM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a)       

a)       

Visit to BITM

3

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b)      

b)      

Projects at BITM

10

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c)       

 Acting as Volunteers at BITM

10

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Helpdesk E-mail : makautwbhelp@gmail.com



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