Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT) announced the launch of a placement portal, ‘’ for the first time in India at JW Marriott,Kolkata. The Honorable Education Minister, Shri. Partha Chatterjee along with Prof. Saikat Mitra, Vice Chancellor, MAKAUT, WB and Mr. Pradip Chopra, Chairman, iLead amongst others, launched the portal and also announced the new initiatives of MAKAUT.

Students passing out from MAKAUT will no longer need to hunt scores of websites to source out job offers as the university has come up with their own Placement Portal for the first time in India – ‘’. This will contain information about few thousands of skilled and qualified job seeking students from 196 affiliated colleges under MAKAUT. This portal will be a database of all students from MAKAUT colleges with their academic & experience backgrounds who could be selected for internships and placements by the prospective employers. The portal will aid students to seek credible job offers where students can resource job opportunities and prospective employers too can reach out to students who fit their company profile.

On his insight about, Minister Partha Chatterjee said, “ I’m overjoyed that Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT) formally known as West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT), has pioneered ''- a web portal which caters to procuring placement assistance to all the students of its affiliated colleges in engineering, technology, pharmacy, management, architecture and various other professional courses. I congratulate MAKAUT team members for their innovative endeavors. I hope that the students of the state will be immensely benefitted from this placement portal. I urge all the affiliated colleges of MAKAUT to avail the best of this portal.”

On this momentous occasion, the Honorable Vice-Chancellor Professor, Saikat Maitra commented, "We are keen to showcase our talented students to the national and international job market through this portal. The resume of the students will be extensively visible to potential employers. Our academic curriculum has gone through an immense transformation and reformation lately. W the integration of MOOCS and emphasising on industrial training programmes, we are committed to improve the quality of our students effectively. The quest of various organizations and employers seeking suitable candidates will be appeased. The portal will also enhance the linkage of academia and industries effectively.”

The portal is being developed by the renowned iLEAD Web Team. Mr. Pradip Chopra, Chairman ILEAD expressed, “I am delighted to be a part of this glorious initiative. It’s an honor for me to be extending my assistance to such a worthwhile project. Our objective is to create a database of all employable students seeking their choice of employment. The portal has a dual purpose- firstly; it provides a medium to students to reach out to employers, secondly, it will allow all SME’s or any other kind of employer to pick their be-fitting applicant from a large group of prospective candidates.”

Never before has there been an integrated point of communication between the prospective employers from Industry and placement officers from various institutions. This job portal will also enable companies to post placement or internship opportunities so that the placement officers of individual colleges can then find the right fitment for the position. The portal will be a single integrated interface for industry and academic interaction and exchange.