Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology came into existence on January 15, 2001 as a sequel to the promulgation of THE WEST BENGAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY ACT, 2001, under West Bengal Act XV of 2000 passed by the West Bengal Legislature.To realize its mission of emerging as a Centre of Excellence the University has created three Schools of Studies viz. School of Engineering & Technology (SET), School of Biotechnology & Biological Sciences (SBTBS) and School of Management and Sciences (SOMS) comprising presently of five departments viz. Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering & Management, Department of Biotechnology, Department of Bioinformatics and Department of Management and Sciences. The objective of the University is to disseminate undergraduate courses of study in Engineering and Technology, especially in emerging areas. Currently, 160 institutions spread over 15 districts of the state of West Bengal are affiliated under the University. Postgraduate study is being carried out in 30 of them and research is being carried out for the grooming of scientists, engineers and technologists.