Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB is welcoming students returning to India from foreign countries, under compelling circumstances in the wake of Corona Pandemic. The same is applicable to students returning to West Bengal from other Indian states.
They may not be able to continue their studies in the International Institution, or Colleges in other Indian states where they took admission due to the crisis triggered by the spread of Corona Virus. These students will be able to continue their studies in MAKAUT, or any of its affilliated college. Most of the students studying in UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand and the other part of the world are not in a position to return. They are in a difficult situation and MAKAUT is trying its best to ease their situation and concentrate in their career building.
Prof. (Dr.) Saikat Maitra, Vice Chancellor of MAKAUT, WB said, “We are glad that MAKAUT has come up with such a great initiative where they will give a chance to these students to complete their studies in MAKAUT and its affilliated colleges at a very reasonable cost through a proper planning and implementation. This will not let their studies get hampered and at the same time will also create a new dimension for their career”. He said, if any student applies for admission, the procedure for admission will be as follows:
An Expert Committee of MAKAUT, WB will have to give approval
There must be a Course matching with the curriculum studied by the student in the previous University
The College must have vacant seat for admiting the student
"We have decided to extend the scope of education in our University and our affiliated colleges for those students who will be compelled to return to our State from abroad or from other states due to adverse conditions arising out of COVID-19 pandemic. An expert committee has been set up to consider the applications of such interested students based on their current semester or subjects of study," said Partha Pratim Lahiri, Registrar of MAKAUT.
Prof. Maitra proposed the initiative at the recent online meeting of the Academic Council of the university. Several colleges affiliated to MAKAUT have also placed this proposal during recent telephonic conferences. Some colleges have already received phone calls from students pursuing education abroad as the COVID-19 situation in West Bengal is much better in comparison to some other States in the country and abroad.
The interested students can send their applications with their preferred course details at firstname.lastname@example.org consideration of the expert committee, however, the admission will depend on the availability of seats and the subjects they are studying at present.