Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Nadia – 2021

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT) was established in 2001 by the Government of West Bengal as a state public institution functioning from West Bengal State Archives Building located at Shakespeare Sarani in Kolkata West Bengal in a serene sylvan atmosphere to provide an industrial framework based on the knowledge economy for the West Bengal. It is a recipient of a UGC grant whose UG courses are approved by the NBA. It has 40 acres of campus area aiming to become the center of excellence in India and the world through interdisciplinary studies and innovative research. Since its inception, it has been growing qualitatively and quantitatively, due to this, it has 160 affiliated colleges spreading over 15 districts in the state.

In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details about the institute’s students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures, and fees structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where MAKAUT gave its reports.

Courses Offered at MAKAUT Nadia

MAKAUT offers merely 2 courses in undergraduate programs and a modest number of 15 courses in postgraduate programs in engineering science and technology.

Students Intake at MAKAUT Nadia

Students Intake
MAKAUT admitted 112 students in 2021, 76 students each in 2020 and 2019 at UG programs, respectively, and admitted a decent number of 318 students in 2021 and 179 students in 2020 at PG programs.
MAKAUT has 45 distinguished professors at its faculty, of whom 66.67% are Ph.D. holders and the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:10, that is, one professor is available for every 10 students.

MAKAUT Nadia Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
MAKAUT spent Rs. 7.44 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which solely 0.03% on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, merely 2.93% on buying new equipment and software for quality research, barely 0.01% on engineering workshops, and the remaining a massive 97.04% spent on the creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 1.31 crores and it was around Rs. 73.84 lakhs in 2019. The spending as capital expenditure has been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.
Operational Expenditure
MAKAUT spent over Rs. 30.71 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a decent 19.76% on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, a significant 79.22% on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 1.02% on conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops. Spending as operational expenditures were Rs. 4.54 crores in 2020 and Rs. 6.46 crores in 2019. The spending of operational expenditure has also been increased in 2021 when compared to the last years.

MAKAUT Nadia Research Details

Patents Details
As MAKAUT has good faculties and research scholars, better infrastructures, and a conducive atmosphere, it was able to file 3, 3, and 1 patent applications in 2021, 2020, and 2019 and got 1 patent each in 2021 and 2019, respectively.
Sponsored Projects
As MAKAUT has some distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, some big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 4.5 crores through 25 sponsored research projects from 14 companies in 2021. In 2020 and 2019, it received Rs. 10.5 and Rs. 1.93 crores through 33 and 31 sponsored research projects from 17 companies each, respectively.

MAKAUT Nadia Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At MAKAUT, merely 66 students got admission to UG degree courses and a significant 83.33% of them graduated, of whom all got placements at top companies, and none was selected for higher studies in 2021; a considerable 77.42% of students graduated, of whom 93.02% got placements and 5 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and a huge 92.42% of students graduated, of whom 64.1% got placements and 22 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At PG programs, a considerable 72.72% of students graduated, of whom 40% got placement and 30 were selected for higher studies in 2021; a bulky 80% of the students graduated, of whom 32% got placements, and 30 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and a significant 75.95% of students graduated, of whom merely 12.5% of student got placements, and 20 students were selected for higher studies in 2019.
Ph.D. Research Programme
In the Ph.D. research program, a decent number of 41 students have been pursuing research studies till 2021, of whom 17 students graduated in 2021, 13 students graduated in 2020, and 11 students graduated in 2019.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 3.6 LPA in 2021, Rs. 3 LPA each in 2020 and 2019 at top companies, respectively.

Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 4 LPA each in 2021, 2020, and 2019, respectively.
The top recruiters of MAKAUT are Infosys, Coca-Cola India, Wipro, IBM, HackerRank, CTS, Capgemini, Cognizant, AIRBNB, etc., who are searching for freshers at this university for their companies.

Students Diversity at MAKAUT Nadia

At MAKAUT, merely 486 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 75.93% are boys and a decent 24.07% are girls; a significant number of 378 students are from within the state, 105 students are from outside of the state, and the remaining 3 students are from foreign countries.

Facilities on MAKAUT Nadia Campus

MAKAUT has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, hospitals, labs, libraries, cafeterias, a sports complex, a gym, an auditorium, a wi-fi campus, IT infrastructures, an alumni association, bank facilities, guest rooms, lifts/ramps, etc., that are available for students to utilize.

Campus Festivals at MAKAUT Nadia

MAKAUT celebrates CATKIN – online the literary and cultural fest – in May-June organized by CULTURA, the center of Linguistic, where a gamut of events on literature and arts such as Papyrus – essay contest, Quill – poetry competition, Etruscan – quiz competition, Dionysia – short film contest, Explore – painting competition, Lensation – photography contest are organized to give the students a platform to show their inner talents and give the refreshment and creative mindset after long studies, and the winners are awarded prize money. Besides this, many workshops and other technical events are organized on various topics and various technologies.


MAKAUT is in Kolkata, one of the major cities in India and the capital of West Bengal, it has a fair transport infrastructure, however, it has a major railway station and an international airport. Both Howrah Railway Station which is about 11.9 km away and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport which is at a distance of 9.4 km away from the institution are available to commute to the institution, therefore students can reach this institution from anywhere in the nation and the world.

How to Get Admission at MAKAUT Nadia

For UG courses at MAKAUT: Candidates who passed the +2 exam with Physics and Mathematics along with any one of the Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/Computer Science/Computer Applications as the compulsory subjects need to take West Bengal Joint Entrance Board (WBJEE) for admission to UG courses, however, for non-AICTE professionals courses, candidates who passed the +2 exam in a general or vocational stream need to take and clear CET.

For PG courses (M. Tech Bioinformatics): The candidates who passed or have appeared the UG engineering degree with 7.25 on 10 point CGPA scale (or 65%) or M.Sc. Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Biosciences with 60% marks at least in any two subjects from Physics, Chemistry, and mathematics in the +2 exam, 55% marks in B.Sc. (Honors), and 55% marks in M.Sc., need to take PGET for admission to M. Tech Bioinformatics course.

For other courses: Candidates should have a 6.75 on a 10-point CGPA scale, in addition, they should have a minimum of 50% marks in all the examinations (45% for reserved candidates), and they have passed the Membership/Associateship Examination in the appropriate disciplines conducted by all professional bodies like Institute of Engineers (India)/Institute of Electronics Telecommunication Engineers, etc. approved by Govt. of India with at least 60% marks in the aggregate (50% for SC/ST/PD candidates) (DOEACC B-level is also included) are eligible to apply.

For Software Engineering: M.Sc. (Mathematics) and MCA candidates with a science background, i.e., Science in HS level and passed B.Sc. with Physics, Mathematics (compulsory) and Computer Science, Electronics or Chemistry are eligible to apply.

All eligible candidates need to take the GATE/admission test (written test and personal interview) conducted by the MAKAUT for admission to PG courses.

For M. Tech Biotechnology: Candidates who fulfilled the above-mentioned criteria need to take GAT-B for admission to this course.

Fee Structure at MAKAUT Nadia

Students need to pay around Rs. 2.35 lakhs as total fees for UG courses at MAKAUT, however, the saving grace is they can get a decent salary of Rs. 3.6 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount within a year.

MAKAUT Nadia Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: MAKAUT has a good faculty and good infrastructure for innovative research, therefore it scored 46.79%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: MAKAUT has some distinguished professors and research scholars, however, its research and professional practice is not impressive. Therefore it scored 18.71%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As MAKAUT has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduated at the minimum stipulated time allocated. Therefore it scored 52.47%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: MAKAUT has students from every section and every part of India as well as the world, and it has admitted a decent number of girl students. Therefore it scored 42.66%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: MAKAUT has a good faculty, good infrastructures, and a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are also good, however, it has not yet gotten much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs, therefore it scored 2.87%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

MAKAUT Nadia got 34.70% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 158.

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