MAKAUT, WB Bags NBA Accreditation for Three Courses


Kolkata, 7th June, 2022: The Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB has received the approval of National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for its three courses. The office of the Vice-Chancellor sources said that it is for the first time that any University of West Bengal has achieved this credit.This acknowledgement will further enhance the quality of teaching-learning process of the University.

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The accredited courses are Under-Graduate B.Tech. Programmes in Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) and Information Technology (IT). Both the programmes are accredited for three years. According to NBA, both the courses are accredited for Academic Years 2022-23, 2023-24 and 2024-25, i.e., up to 30/06/2025. At the same time, the Post-Graduate Engineering Programme in Biotechnology has been accredited for six years. According to NBA, the course is accredited for Academic Years 2022-23, 2023-24, 2024-25, 2025-26, 2026-27 and 2027-28, i.e., up to 30/06/2028.

The expert team of NBA critically appraised the institute’s programmes through a rigorous assessment process to ensure that the courses meet the standards of quality education.  Experts also had an interaction with various stakeholders of the University like officers, faculty members and staff members. The accreditation was conferred based on academic excellence, remarkable placement record, and advanced research facilities. 

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According to NBA, Accreditation is a process of quality assurance and improvement, whereby a programme in an approved Institution is critically appraised to verify that the Institution or the programme continues to meet and/or exceed the Norms and Standards prescribed by the regulator from time to time. It is a kind of recognition which indicates that a programme or Institution fulfills certain standards.

The significance of NBA Accreditation

Students who have completed NBA-accredited programmes are preferred by most Indian and foreign firms, as well as recruitment agencies.

It qualifies students for a variety of central and state government scholarships.

Foreign institutions prefer to admit students who are studying approved courses.

Employability is improved.

Encourages institutions to take steps to improve their quality.

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), West Bengal is the nodal University that provides affiliation to more than 200 Colleges spread throughout the state. The courses offered by the University are approved by the AICTE and UGC. The University itself offers an array of modern in-house courses, and is aimed at all-round career development of the students.

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The University started functioning in 2001as the West Bengal University of Technology. It has been renamed the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology and has been functioning from its sprawling 40 acres Wi-Fi campus at Haringhata.

The University conducts In-House courses, particularly in different cutting-edge areas of Engineering, Technology, Management, Applied and Social Sciences at affordable fees.