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Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia, West Bengal
Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia, West Bengal
Haldia (District Purba Medinipur)
West Bengal, India
Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia West Bengal is a recognised institute / college.
Haldia Institute of Technology is situated in Haldia of West Bengal state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia West Bengal is +91-3224-252800.
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CoursesNumber of seats in Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia West Bengal is 934.
Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia West Bengal runs course(s) in Engineering, Business Management stream(s).
B.Tech (Applied Electronics & Instru. Engg.), B.Tech (Biotechnology), M.Tech (Chemical Engg.), B.Tech (Chemical Engg.), B.Tech (Civil Engg.), B.Tech (Computer Science & Engg.), M.Tech (Computer Science & Engg.), B.Tech (Electrical Engg.), M.Tech (Electronics & Communication Engg.), B.Tech (Electronics & Communication Engg.), B.Tech (Food Tecnology), B.Tech (Information Technology), B.Tech (Instrumentation & Control Engg.), B.Tech (Mechanical Engg.), B.Tech (Producation Engg.), MCA, MBA
Approval details: Haldia Institute of Technology is affiliated with West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata (Calcutta)
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The Haldia Institute of Technology (HIT) established in the year 1996 was initially affiliated to Vidyasagar University and was the only engineering institution under this University. The Institute is located at the heart of the city of Haldia, a major port and nerve centre of industrial activities of Eastern India and hinterland of Kolkata. However on the establishment of the West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT), the affiliation was shifted to WBUT , as per the Government regulations. The institute is the first engineering college of the state in the private sector established with an objectives of creating highly trained professional manpower in various disciplines of Engineering, Technology.
The Institute was the initiative of the parent society - Indian Centre for Advancement of Research and Education (I.C.A.R.E.) and with active support of local industrialists and educationists. The local M.P. for the last three terms Shri. Laxman Seth has been an active mentor of the institute and has contributed considerably to the development of the institute. Apart from Haldia Institute of Technology, ICARE also runs eight other institutions namely : the Indo Australia Institute of Technology and Management , Haldia Law College ,International Institute of Maritime Studies and Research.,Primary Teachers' Training Institute , Institute of Para-Medical College ,Institute of Education (B.Ed. Course) , Haldia Institute of Management , Institute of Languages. The society's expansion plan includes setting up of three more professional institutions viz: Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship Management , Dental College and a Medical College & Hospital .
The institute has shifted to the present campus located in an area of 40 acres six years ago. HIT is governed by a Board of Governors constituted as per the provisions of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE ) and the affiliating University/State Government norms. The Governing Body consisting of eminent educationists and industrialists as members has Dr. Surjya Kanta Mishra, Hon'ble Minister-in-Charge Department. of Health & Family Welfare, Panchayat and Rural Development, Govt. of West Bengal as Chairman and Sri Lakshman Seth the member of Parliament and Chairman of Haldia Development Authority as the Secretary.
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) approved the HIT, for nine undergraduate courses of which three i.e. Civil Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation and Control are expected to start from the academic year 2005. Apart from the six programmes in Engineering and Technology the college has a 3-year Bachelors programme in Computer Application (BCA) and two postgraduate courses in Computer Application (MCA) and in Business Administration (MBA). All the programmes including BCA are affiliated to West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT).
The institute is 90% residential and provides accommodation for the staff and the students within a radius of 6 km and plans to make it totally residential for both staff and the students in the coming years. There are 1890 students enrolled with the institution in various disciplines. The teaching learning process is facilitated by the 104 regular and 28 visiting faculty. The unit cost of education is around Rs. 76,000/- including salary component and Rs.63,000/- excluding salary component. The drop out rate at around 4.5% is negligible and the average pass percentage is around 100% .
The Haldia Institute of Technology requested the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) , Bangalore , for assessment and Accreditation and submitted its Self Study Report in October 2004. The NAAC appointed the Peer Team comprising of Prof. Balaveera Reddy, Vice Chancellor, Visveshvarayya Technological University as Chairman and Prof. H.S.Shan, Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, IIT, Roorkee and Prof.A.K.Sinha, Former Professor and Head , Department of Electronics, Delhi College of Engineering as members for onsite validation of the Institute. The team visited the institute from 12-14, March, 2005, interacted with the Director, Management members, Faculty, Students, Parents, Alumni and the non-teaching staff of the institute and visited all the facilities of the college to validate the Self Study Report and submit the Assessment and Accreditation Report to NAAC. The details on the observations, the outcome of the various interactions and suggestions for improvement are recorded in the following sections of this report.
CRITERION WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
The institute has clearly stated Mission and Vision statements and has set out its goals and objectives to achieve its Mission and Vision. As stated by the institute its basic mission is to create highly trained professional manpower in various disciplines of Engineering, Technology and Management keeping in mind the rapid industrial development in the state of West Bengal and the growing competition in the context of globalisation. To achieve this mission the following goals have been set:
To impart education to students belonging to different strata of society irrespective of caste, gender, colour or creed.
To uplift the deprived and academically weak students by empowering them with knowledge.
To develop social, moral, aesthetic and ethical values amongst our students.
To equip and develop essential skills so that they sail confidently with grit, determination and resilience amidst the turbulent currents of change and the stormy waves of life's complexities and challenges.
To inculcate reverence for humanity and to fortify high ideals of perseverance, dedication, quality consciousness and excellence.
To build a strong and unflinching character through education for a meaningful existence.
To prepare citizens who could grow to be competent enough to contribute significantly for the betterment of mankind through their future careers and profession.
Being an affiliate institute the curriculum design adopted by the Institute for the Undergraduate and Post Graduate courses is as prescribed by the affiliating University. For better transaction of the curriculum the institute has implemented the modular approach and feels that this has been effective. The institute adopts a teaching plan framed by the teachers of the concerned departments at the beginning of each academic session. As the curriculum is prescribed by the affiliating University the institute is not left with much flexibility in modifying or introducing new topics to it. Thus as such, the institution is not left with much scope for introducing further inter / multi-disciplinary contents during teaching the prescribed curriculum.
However additional impetus is provided to the curriculum by inviting eminent personalities, thereby providing an opportunity to the teachers and students to interact with subject experts, practicing engineers, industrialist, managers and academicians from reputed institutions like IIT- Kharagpur. The institute may however need to provide more thrust on such activities and increase the frequency .
Keeping the global market needs and to make the students more employable the institute has introduced short courses in various foreign languages and communicative English.
Being an institute of Engineering and Technology the institute takes more than a year to start a course, as it has to complete the formalities of the state, central and the affiliating university regulations. The students have flexibility to pursue a programme with reference to horizontal mobility and can choose courses from a wide spectrum of elective options and non-core options offered by the University.
The institute through its NSS unit and other programmes provides the students with experience in social, cultural and civic affairs, which has a bearing on personality development and capacity building of students. To instil the required confidence and communication skills among the students they are encouraged and provided with required support to participate in various debates, group discussions, elocution contests, role plays, etc.
Criterion II :Teaching Learning And Evaluation
The institute has a transparent admission procedure. 85% of the students are admitted through the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) and 15% are admitted through the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE). The institute also follows the reservation policy of the state government and has reserved 22% of its seats to SC students and 6 % to ST students. The students thus come from a varied background and differential rates of learning and needs. The college assigns a mentor to a group of students and the students are counselled by the mentor as and when needed. The mentor guides the student on academic and other activities so that the students not only excel at the University examinations but also become individuals with a positive mindset and a vibrant personality. Poor performers who are mainly those coming from the vernacular medium are provided with Guidance and Counselling by the mentor and the concerned subject teacher.
The institute has been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation in four programmes viz.; computer Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering and Electronics and Communication Engineering of the institute have been accredited by NBA for three years. The institute has also been given for the ISO 9001: 2000 certification for the management systems. It has an internal Quality Improvement Cell (QIC) which is responsible for the overall quality improvement and planning of the institution and concentrates on monitoring performance evaluation, programme correction, establishment of linkages, trends to be adopted and innovation in teaching methods etc. The institute teaching learning process is facilitated by the 104 regular and 28 visiting faculty. The quality of the teachers varies with respect to experience and qualifications. Some are from premier institutions like IIT while others are for industry and also Alumni of the institute. Four of the faculty have come from the support of the institute under the Early Faculty Induction Programme (EFIP) scheme of the AICTE. The efforts of the institution in opting for such schemes at an early stage of its growth are laudable.
With a student teacher ratio of around 1:16 the institution appears to be providing with enough teaching support to the students in most of the departments. However, much needs to be done to improve the quality of the faculty in some of the departments. Attempts may be made to bring in more experienced /senior faculty to head some of the departments. The performance of the teachers is evaluated on the basis of self - appraisal reports and confidential reports collected from the teachers and the heads of the departments at the end of each academic year/semester.
The students are evaluated at regular intervals as per the weightages and examination pattern prescribed by the affiliating University. They are thus evaluated mainly on the basis of aptitude tests coupled with their performance in the end semester examinations, class tests, assignments, presentations, projects and participation in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The parents are encouraged to meet the teachers and help them in providing counselling and encouragement. However the institute may need to set up a proper Guidance and Counselling Cell with a professional on its rolls.
While the teachers mainly use the chalk and talk method of imparting instruction at times they also use the multimedia facilities, the OHP, the LCD and the Internet facility. A few labs have gone for simulation experiments but it is extensively limited and needs to bring in more advanced methods of imparting practical training and lab instructions. In a few cases like the Control lab the experiments have been limited to simulation basis and needs to include some hardware component.
In order to co-ordinate proper transaction of the curriculum and the process of learning, the heads of the departments meet at the beginning of the session for the finalization of the academic calendar. Each HOD calls meeting of the faculty members for allocation of the units of the syllabi to be covered and the evaluation schedules of the students. The students are kept informed of these through the time table at beginning of each semester respectively.
Criterion - III: Research Consultancy and Extension
With only 31 out of the 104 faculty members have Ph.D qualification, the institution is striving hard to brood a research culture among the staff of the institute. However it has attempted to build in a research culture by bringing in retired faculty from premier institutes like the IIT and the Jadavpur University. It is heartening to note that the faculty of the institute have Patented so far five of their inventions and three more are under process. The teachers are provided with the required funds for attending one National Seminar/Conference. Many teachers have research projects sanctioned by AICTE, DST and World Bank. The institution has been shortlisted for funding under the TIFAC-CORE programme by the DST, and are identifying the proper interface with the industry for take off. There are atleast six ongoing research projects with an outlay of around Rs.50 lakhs. It is one of the networking institute for the World Bank's technical education quality improvement programme (TEQIP).
During the last five years the faculty of the institute have published considerable number of papers in national and international journals. They have also been active in participating and presenting papers in various conferences. Some of the faculty members have also published a few books in their areas of specialisation. Faculty have also been awarded various honors for their attainments in teaching and research activities both at the state and National levels. With many eminent educationists and industrialists on the Board of Governors the institute has developed a strong industry-institute linkages. But for one reason or the other the institute has limited the linkages to the local industry and needs to expand the base beyond Haldia. However with Haldia having a huge concentration of chemical based industry the Department of Chemical Engineering has benefited a lot both in terms of placements and getting in projects and consultancy works for the institution. The local industry has also responded to the needs of the institute and had been extending support both monetary and human resourses. The Kolkata Port Trust, Haldia Dock Complex has sanctioned one crore of rupees for upgrading the computer facility of the institute which is commendable.
To bring in community orientation and a spirit of service to the society the institute through the NSS unit and involving other volunteering staff and students has been attempting to do some extension activities. The students, under the guidance of the concerned Professor-in-charge, undertake projects dealing with developmental activities such as blood donation, tree plantation, environmental awareness, etc.. However with the large student population living on the campus the institute may organise these activities on a larger scale and in more organised and planned manner.
Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The institute is located on a sprawling campus of 40 acres with an acadamic and administrative block and a residential area covering the staff quarters and hostels. The institute has shifted to the present campus around six years ago and the construction activities of the additional hostels, library block and residential quarters for the staff are still under progress. As of now, the Academic and Administrative building has a constructed area of 24980 sqm , residential area of 3740 sqm, hostel area of 24315 sqm and an area of 1830 sqm for amenities like the gymnasium, provisional store, dispensary, etc. The college has a play ground and provides facilities for badminton and a few indoor games in the hostels.
Since its establishment the institute has created considerable infrastructure for smooth running of academic and administrative activities. The institute has adequate laboratory and class room space for the existing programmes. Most of laboratories are well equipped and maintained. However the institute should attempt to put to optimum use its computer and language laboratory. The library has 3124 titles and 32700 books. Being an undergraduate institution the library has more concentration of textbooks than reference books. There is a book bank but has no specific stacking area for the same. The library is under the process of computerisation. It is kept open to the staff and students from 9 AM to 6 PM. Being largely a residential institution it is advisable that the institution makes the services available to the users for a longer duration. The library has computer, reprographic, CDs, Video and audio-cassettes . The library may provide more nodes with internet connectivity and subscribe for online journals. The inter institutional library networking sharing facility may also need to be developed so that the students have an access to some of the latest titles. The institute subscribes for 58 national and 49 international journals.
The central computing facility is available with the Computer Science Department and needs to be separated if it has to be put to optimum use. The present facility also needs to be augmented with better connectivity and made accessible to the students and staff for 24 hrs.
The campus is having a cyber cafÃ© with e-mail, network, Fax, STD/ISD/ISDN facilities. The campus also has a provision store run on cooperative basis and facilities like a saloon and a beauty parlour. While all the 14 boys hostels and one girls hostel are within the campus, two girls hostels are outside the campus within a radius of six km. Bus facility is provided for the students residing in hostels outside the campus. In all, a total of 1662 students are accommodated in the 14 boys and three girls hostels. The institute may consider managing these hostels in a more professional way with proper attention to cleanliness and basic amenities. There is a dispensary within the campus with an attached pharmacy, an ambulance and an attending doctor. While 45% of the faculty are provided accommodation within the campus a few other teaching and non-teaching staff are provided the facility outside the campus by hiring accommodation from defunct Hindustan Fertilisers. One of the notable feature of the campus is that it is equipped with its own electrical sub-station having distributing capacity of 1000 kVA power and a standby 425 kVA DG set. The environment friendly ambience of the campus is evident from existence of internal roads, green gardens with variety of plants and wetlands.
Criterion V: Students Support and Progression
The institute publishes a prospectus. Students are kept informed of the admission criteria, courses offered, examination schedules, availability of scholarships, fee structure etc. through the prospectus. An Academic Calendar is prepared in the beginning of the year and the activities of the institute are carried out in accordance with the given schedule. The schedule is intimated to the students, but needs to be appropriately displayed at various places and in the classrooms and laboratories.
Groups of students are attached to different teachers who become their mentors and councillors during their periods of study with the institution. Poor performers are counselled by the concerned subject teachers and additional guidance provided accordingly. Advanced learners are encouraged to participate in various competitions and quizzes and conferences. Many students have presented paper and secured prizes.. The institute has a placement cell with a placement officer. The placement cell provides the required guidance and assists the students in their industrial training and campus placement activities. The Training and Placement Cell has published a Brochure containing the profile of the institute. Experts are invited from various fields to make students aware of the current employment/career opportunities.
Around 2% of the poor students are provided with financial aid both for accommodation and fee waivers. Besides this, the Government as per the existing regulations offers scholarships and freeship to them. The Board of Governors also extends financial help to the needy students.
The students are provided guidance for appearing for GATE and GRE. A good number of students have qualified in these examinations. In addition to the encouragement provided to the students in appearing for these competitive examinations the institute has opted for the EFIP scheme. Through the annual magazine 'ABINITIO' the students are provided a platform to express their talents. The Institute provides opportunities to the students to undertake study tours, industrial visits, on job training, participate in workshops, seminars, etc. for skill development and to strengthen their understanding of the subject. The institute has initiatives to establish Alumni Association and is yet to register.
In view of providing better soft skills to the students the Institute has made arrangements for providing opportunities through short term courses in Computers and Communication skills and Personality Development. The institute is planning to provide three add-on in Computers with close interaction with the IBM. These courses are likely to make their students more employable and acceptable in the job market. It is expected that these and other planned measures would go a long way in promoting effective support for better progression of the students.
The institute provides facility for sports and indoor games like chess, carom, weight-lifting, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, football, etc. The students of the institute have demonstrated outstanding performance in various Zonal, University, State and National sports events.
Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
The institute is overall governed by the ICARE society which is the apex body. The parent society has appointed a Board of Governors which is an advisory and administrative body of the institution. The Board is chaired by the Minister of Health and consists of eminent educationists, former Vice Chancellor, eminent industrialists and the management members. The Board of Governors meets once or twice a year and advises and monitors the functioning of the institution. The Director is given autonomy with respect to the academic and day to day administrative activities of the institute.
The Institute has been making sincere efforts to attain its mission and objectives of providing quality education through a well-defined organizational structure. However, more strategic planning and a well framed monitoring system needs to be evolved for optimum utilisation of the resources.
The Board of Governors is advised by an Executive Committee which is appointed to study the organization in all its facets. The Executive Committee should play more proactive role in the quality of teaching learning process.
The institute has a Quality Improvement Cell to look after the internal co-ordination and monitoring and work towards attaining the organizational objectives related to student support activities, projects, examinations, faculty development and staff development programmes, etc. The administrative section headed by the Registrar is well equipped with all the modern facilities and the staff are appropriately trained in the use of these equipment. The institute has its internal audit mechanism to check system performance related to budgetary targets and other financial issues. It has a finance officer in position who is responsible for these matters.
The budget is prepared according to the estimates derived on the basis of the actual expenditure of previous years. The expected shift in activities intended to be undertaken, inflation and price rise are considered while preparing the budget to accommodate the expenses during the year.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The institute is striving to achieve its goals and objectives. The provision for foreign language teaching in order to enhance the communicative ability of the students provides the students an added advantage for global employment market. The starting of add-on courses with close linkage with industry in computer science is a laudable initiative. To keep pace with the confronting educational challenges and changes, the institute encourages the faculty to undertake research studies. The institute also encourages the teachers to participate in Conferences, Seminars and Workshops and are also encouraged to organise at institutional level.
The consultancy activity is taken up by some faculty. It is encouraging to note that some of the faculty members have patented their inventions and have set the trend for others.
The institute encourages the staff and students to participate in various co-curricular, extra- curricular, social, cultural and extension activities. Internal quality checks are carried out periodically by the institution authorities. In its efforts to ensure quality, the Institute through its internal 'Quality Improvement Cell' attempts to monitor and improve the overall performance of the students.
The institute has also put up Suggestion / Complaint Boxes at different places on the campus. The students and staff are expected to utilise the same for their grievance redressal.
The various committees of the institute ensure the involvement of students in organising events and participation in activities of the different associations. Students are also occasionally encouraged to undertake projects and conduct surveys. To facilitate this, some of the departments have made efforts to establish linkages with local industries and also through CII in which HIT is an institutional member.
The institute organises expert lectures in some specialised areas of study and established linkages with reputed National Institutions. The institution strengthens the regular academic programmes through other complementary self-financing Certificate courses.
The institution aids in the all round personality development of the students by organising co curricular activities such as seminars, G.K./Quiz programmes, Workshops on Communication Skills, Group Discussions, Debates, Courses in Computers and Information Technology, etc. are organised regularly. Through the activities of NSS the institution is attempting to inculcate the spirit of social service and community participation to the students.
The efforts put in by the Haldia Institute of Technology in providing quality education to the students and in achieving the gaols and objectives set by it are enumerated under the various criteria deliberated in the above section. While appreciating the efforts of the Management, the Faculty and the staff of the institution for all the laudable contributions the committee would like to put forward some suggestions to the authorities of the institution for further improvement.
Quality Improvement Centre be made more participative and effective.
Effort should be made to have a dedicated computer centre.
The library timings should be extended upto 12 midnight.
The central library should be digitized at the earliest.
All the text books should be obtained as per syllabus in the library.
Sitting space in the library should be augmented.
Procurement of library books should be streamlined.
Occupancy chart (time table) of each laboratory should be displayed predominantly in the labs indicating thereon the names of the teachers.
Evaluation of lab reports needs improvement and should be made more effective and transparent.
Mechanism should be in place to rigorously monitor the completion of courses as per the university curriculum.
Each faculty should be provided with a separate cubical.
Students feedback mechanism be made more effective.
Audio visual facilities should be augmented and their usage in the class rooms be encouraged.
More machinery is needed in the workshops, as not more than one student should work on a set-up/machine at a time.
General environment in the hostels should be improved.
Hostel kitchens have to be modernized.
Girls hostels must be shifted to the institute campus on priority.
Recreation facility in the hostels needs enhancement.
Medical facility may be enhanced by adding at least a four bedded in-patient facility.
Gymkhana facility should be better organized for more usage.
More sports facilities should be augmented.
Effort should be made to have bank facility on the campus.
Some departments are doing well with respect to research activities while other departments need to improve their performance.
A reasonable budget may be allocated for R&D activities for each department.
The Peer team would like to place on record its sincere thanks to the Members of the Management, the Director, the faculty, the staff, the Parents, the Alumni the Students and the Industrialists and other stakeholders who provided the team with valuable information and aided in successful completion of the exercise. The Peer Team members wish the institute greater heights of excellence.
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