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Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology [MAKAUT], Kolkata (formerly known as WBUT) - Hostels and Facilities

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Master of Technology [M.Tech] Reviews

Atish Dipankar
Atish Dipankar
Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Industrial Engineering), batch of 2019

Yes, Boys and Girls both of the hostels are available. And the best part is unlike other colleges in West Bengal the hostels and academic buildings are on the same campus. As the university moved to Haringhata, Nadia recently there is not much PGs available but one can avail Hostel Facility. The food provided by the college and hostel canteen is okay. Smart Classroom is there with a well-equipped laboratory. The library contains academic books as well as Journal papers. WiFi facility is also there.

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Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] Reviews

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech], batch of 2021

There are many pgs near the college. The pgs are good. The food at the college is very very cheap. Classroom quality is also decent.

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech], batch of 2020

A total building of 3-storeys is for the hostel. PG courses are from 2-4years. Food in college is average but much costly. Quality of rooms vary.

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech], batch of 2019

Hostel facility is not provided by the college. Infrastructure is good.

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Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology [MAKAUT], Kolkata (formerly known as WBUT) Infrastructure Details


  • The University, which began operating from the West Bengal State Archives Building located at 43 Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata 700017, India is currently located at BF 142, Sector I, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700064, India with an area of 45000 sq.ft. with another 20,000 sq.ft. at AQ 13/1, Sector-V, Salt Lake 700091.
  • The campus has a hostel to accommodate 90 students both boys and girls.
  • The University would have a permanent main campus of approximately 40 acres of land at Haringhata, District Nadia, provided by the Government of West Bengal.


  • The library was founded in 2004 with a few book racks and some donated books.
  • Now it is a fully functional hybrid library where it is now possible to access information about the physical items as well as the digital holdings in the form of e-books and e-journals, multimedia CDROMs and software from anywhere through a single unified web-based interface.
  • The Library has both e-resources and print resources. It has a total collection of 25965 books among which 10131 are e-books, 6000 ( approx.) e-journals 20 print journals including 4 foreign journals.
  • The library has also purchased the e-collection of Annual reviews back volume. The library also has a good collection of CDs, audio Cassette, and DVD. The library is focusing on e-resources due to a shortage of space.
  • The University library is now member of E-Sodh -Sindhu (UGC Infonet) Digital Library consortia. University is getting e-journals like IEEE, Cambridge University Press, Economic & Political Weekly, ISID, JCCC, Oxford University Press, Springerlink, Taylor & Francis from the consortia and University itself is subscribing e-journals like IEE, Elsevier, Springer Nature, ACM Digital Library, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Taylor and Francis, etc..
  • As a part of a centre of excellence, the library tries to provide modern web-based services along with the traditional services like reading room, lending, photocopying services. 
  • The library is an open-access library which gives its user the facility to directly go to the rack and choose his/ her own books. The reading room has a seating capacity of 56 users at a time.
  • It also has 10 terminals running on the LTSP system used for a digital library facility. On an average 60- 70 students use the library per day. 
  • The library is giving fully automated lending services to the students along with the faculty members using library management software KOHA. Every student has a login password to access the catalog from a user interface and reserve books.
  • Students can also see their status ie, whether the book is overdue or not, the reading history, etc. from their account.
  • The library has a Web OPAC facility where all users including students, faculty members, researchers, and others can browse through for information regarding library resources from anywhere within the campus and outside the campus.
  • There is two dedicated machines for searching library resources through the library portal near the library entrance to facilitate its users. Students and university staffs can browse the Internet and the e-resources subscribed to by the university through the computers in the reading room as well as from anywhere within the campus
  • Users become aware of the library rules and regulation and how to use the services through the library portal. The library alerts the user through notification about the library programme and activities using the university' s e-mail service.
  • Since all university classroom is projection enabled and connected to the internet, digital resources like images of the CDs accompanying the books, e-books, e-journals of the library can be accessed from classrooms to aid the teaching.

Sports Facilities:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball 
  • Chess
  • Cricket
  • Football 
  • Hand ball
  • Hockey
  • kabaddi
  • Kho-Kho
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Other Facilities:

  • Cultural Activities
  • NSS



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