MAKAUT starts new satellite campus at Bankura
Kolkata: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT) has opened its new satellite campus at Bankura, on the premises of one of its 200 affiliated colleges, Bankura Unnayani Institute of Engineering (BUIE).
The new satellite campus was opened on September 19, the Foundation Day of BUIE, the first engineering college in the district of Bankura, which was established in 1998. The satellite campus was inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor of MAKAUT, Prof. Saikat Maitra. 'Vidyasagar Bhavan' of BUIE was inaugurated by the district magistrate of Bankura, Uma Sankar S, on the occasion of the 200th birth anniversary of Pandit Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar.
MAKAUT will use the two-storied building with 30 rooms built on 20 acres, adjacent to the Engineering College as its new satellite campus.
It will be utilised by MAKAUT to expand its technical-educational services exclusively to the region and the Bankura district.
The BUIE is already intricately involved in imparting quality professional education in the district.
MAKAUT's activities are not limited to Engineering, Technology, Architechture, pharmacy and Management. Its ambit is the entire spectrum of human resource development activities.
MAKAUT feels obliged to commit itself more broadly to the service of the society it belongs to.
Thus, the Satellite Campus has chosen to design the courses in a way to leverage the local characteristics of the region.
The campus will have a Biotechnology Park and Food Technology Park, which will be utilised for industrial cluster development projects. For example, importance will be given to commercially produce different items from sal leaves, handicrafts like Dokra and so on. The faculties and students of BUIE will be involved in all such activities. They will be given incentives, stipends or scholarships for such activities.