The Vice-Chancellor addressing the students of Gandhi Institute of Management and Technology
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), West Bengal is dedicated to skill development of the students and is aiming at spreading of education among the young generation to enhance their employability.
With this aim in view, MAKAUT, WB has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Gandhi Institute of Management and Technology, having its main campus at Mahisbathan, Sector-V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata. This institute will function as an off-campus of MAKAUT and it was inaugurated on the 1st of October by the Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor of MAKAUT Prof. (Dr.) Saikat Maitra. The other Professors and representatives of MAKAUT were present at Mahisbathan in this occasion.
The following courses have been introduced under the provisions of the MOU:
B.Sc. in Hotel and Hospitality Administration (3 years Degree Course)
BBA (Hospital Management)
M.Sc in Computer Science
The MAKAUT family at the Institute
The VC and others at the off-campus
The programmes are being conducted at the Kolkata Campus of Gandhi Institute of Management and Technology. The Evaluation of Performance (written examination and continuous assessments including practical examination) and Certification will be done by MAKAUT.
Being the off-campus of MAKAUT, the University has opened its own Heritage Cell in this Institute for exploring archaeological activities. It is headed by Dr. Phanikanta Mishra as the Director. He is the Ex-Regional Director, Archeological Survey of India. Dr, Mishra will operate his activities from this centre.
Actually, heritage is deemed to mean those buildings, artifacts, structures, areas and precincts that are of historic, aesthetic, architectural or cultural significance and should include natural features within such areas of environmental significance or scenic beauty such as sacred groves, hills, hillocks, water bodies (and the areas adjoining the same), open areas, wooded areas, etc. It must be recognized that the 'cultural landscape' around a heritage site is critical for the interpretation of the site and its built heritage and thus is very much its integral part. The conservation of built heritage is generally perceived to be in the long term interest of society.
As a result, there is a need for professionals in this area, who will have the expertise to preserve historical monuments, temples etc. and prevent them from destruction. At present there is also a shortage of people having expertise in this area. In this context, to bridge the gap of professionals and to encourage the young generation towards studying Archaeology, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB is taking this initiative and has inaugurated the Heritage Cell.