IQAC Committee

Executive Summary of IQAC

Guru Nanak Institute of Technology is instituted with a vision to empower the aspiring professionals with the technological knowledge and professional expertise under the aegis of JIS Group Educational Initiatives in the year 2003. This technical campus offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses under MAKAUT (Formerly known as WBUT) and some courses are NBA Accredited. The Institute is approved by AICTE and accredited by UGC, NAAC and located in one of the prime locations in North Kolkata near Sodepur. The Institute offers latest technology oriented courses as per industry trends and nurtures creativity, innovations and research initiatives both at faculty and student levels to enrich and enhance the teaching learning process.

 VISION

To ignite young minds with creativity and empowering lives and educate them to produce a galaxy of young professionals of outstanding ability who can become leaders in their profession and responsible citizens who can meet the challenges faced by the society

 MISSION

  • To meet the demands for skilled manpower on a global basis in the field of engineering, technology and management
  • To inculcate amongst the students and inspire them to take up higher studies and research
  • To impart high quality education by providing the ambience needed for developing requisite skill for excellence in education and industry

 

GOALS

  • Deliver academic excellence.
  • Provide innovative high quality academic support and professional services.
  • Manage a high performing organization.
  • Improving and analyzing student feedback

 

OBJECTIVES

To nurture research and knowledge initiative, to empower students with education and employment opportunities, to establish worldwide network with industry and to entrust our enterprise as well as change our students with social responsibilities.

 

Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Challenges (SWOC)

STRENGTH

  1. Choice based credit system with interdisciplinary subjects and credit transfer policy. 32 value added and skill development courses are offered for every discipline. Seminar room, auditorium, many classrooms are ICT and Wi-Fi enabled.
  2. 30% doctorate faculty members, 10% are industry experienced, 50% women faculty.
  3. 31 National and International prestigious award.
  4. 500 publications in Scopus/WOS journals.
  5. 35 research project from DST, UGC, AICTE.
  6. Active Institution Innovation Council under the aegis of MHRD.
  7. Active national cyber security cell.
  8. Strong industry/academia collaboration with measurable outcome.
  9. X SQ FT library space with the implementation of e-ShodhSindhu.
  10. Implementation of NDL.
  11. Formulating centre of excellence funded by DST-FIST Level 0
  12. Study circle for GATE, Civil Service, TOEFL, GRE where many students cleared the exams.
  13. Over 50% faculty members in decision making body.
  14. High level of decentralization implemented.
  15. MoU with different reputed university (JU) and institutes (CDAC).
  16. Industry mentor, adjunct professor from industry appointed in last 5 years.
  17. Strong alumni association institutional as well as departmental.
  18. Different scholarship scheme for UG, PG as well as diploma students.

WEAKNESS

  1. Though women students are many in numbers still the women student ratio could be improved.
  2. More solar power installations are needed to rely on non-conventional energy source.
  3. Despite of several fended projects bagged by the institute, still it is trying for mega project (>1 crore) for higher ranking in NAAC.
  4. Having achieved more than 80% student placement offer, institute still driving for Core Company/ non-it placement.

OPPOTUNITIES

  1. Efforts to open new emerging courses either in B.Tech or B.Sc or M.Tech to catch-up the present days need.
  2. With the engagements of 10 adjunct professors, institute still willing to involve different eminent scientist and technologist from multinational agencies for product development.
  3. Institute is going to open pre-incubation cell and entrepreneurship development cell under the aegis of IIC GNIT. More industry collaborations are sought to make this a successful endeavor.
  4. Centre of excellence for device fabrication is on the verge of launch. More funded projects are needed to make this centre a hub of excellence.
  5. Many patents published by faculty members and students still need for more numbers of ipr and student project.
  6. Opportunity to learn from international online MOOCS Platform (COURSERA).

 

CHALLENGE

  1. With growing interdisciplinary approach in teaching learning-process, there is a greater challenge to periodically restructure our academic curriculum and industry partnership.
  2. More research grants and industry partnerships are needed for student product development activities in order to groom potential entrepreneurs.
  3. Identifying industry partners who are willing to invest on product development is a paramount task.
  4. Venture capitalists and angel investors’ participation will determine our on Translational research.
  5. Government initiatives launched recently on smart city, start-ups, make in India, Digital India, skill development schemes have close parallel to the vision and mission of our institute which needs to be integrated.