Frequently Asked Questions



A) UTM & ITS RECOGNITION RELATED QUERIES


Q.1.Who is the Sponsor of UTM?

Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), Pune is the first private Engineering Institute established in the city of Pune, Maharashtra. It is one of the premier institutes for Indian and international students offering Undergraduate and Post Graduate courses in Engineering, Management, Medicine, Pharmacy, Design, and so on.

Contributing towards the industrial, economic, and social growth of the society for over a quarter of a century, Maharashtra Academy of Engineering Education and Research (MAEER)’s MIT Group of Institutions has helped realize the dreams and aspirations of thousands of students. Being the brainchild of its visionary founder - Prof. Vishwanath D. Karad - MIT established in 1983, managed to craft a niche position for being a one-of-its-kind undertaking that focused on value-based education.

MAEER’s MIT Group of Institutions is the sponsor of UTM.

The MIT Group of Institutions Pune has positioned itself on the threshold of unveiling a revolution in India’s higher education sector. In the years to come, the Group aspires to elevate and refine learning spheres and techniques and secure the nation’s reputation as a world leader in education. After establishing a stronghold in Maharashtra with highly successful campuses throughout the state, MIT is working on expanding its reach across the nation.

Keeping in mind the long term goal of emerging as a value-based education provider with presence across major regions of India, the MIT Group is poised to serve the needs of students in the Northeast by establishing a campus in Shillong, Meghalaya. Students from the region will greatly benefit from the presence of a reputable institute which offers world-class amenities and infrastructure in line with the finest academicians to curate a well-rounded learning experience.

Q.2. How has the University been established?

UTM has been established under “University of Technology Act, 2010” (No.3 of 2011) legislated by Meghalaya Assembly in accordance with section 2(f) of the UGC Act 1956.  The Act is notified in Gazette of Meghalaya vide No LL (B) 47/2010/19 Dt. 04 January 2011.

Q.3. Is the University recognized by UGC? Are the UTM courses recognized?

Yes, having been set up in accordance with section 2(f) of the UGC Act, the University has UGC recognition.

Q.4. Has UTM been approved by AICTE? Is there any such requirement?

As ruled by the Hon’ble Supreme Court (in the case of Bharatidasan University v/s AICTE), Universities established under a State or a Central Act under Section 2(f) or under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956, do not require AICTE approval to start professional & technical courses.

Q.5. . Does the Sponsor (MIT Group of Institutions) have the experience of establishing & managing industry-specific institutions?

The MIT Group of Institutions is a multi-disciplinary, multi-locational center of excellence with over 50 institutes and 4 universities, collectively offering value-based, industry-specific education to over 50,000+ students mentored by more than 3000 faculty across India.

i) MIT, Pune

ii) MIT College of Engineering

iii) MIT Academy of Engineering

iv) MIT School of Business

v) MIT Institute of Design

vi) Maharashtra Academy of Naval Education and Training

vii) MIT Skills

B)PROGRAMS RELATED QUERIES

Q.6.Which B.Tech Programs are offered by UTM & what are their admission requirements?

UTM offers B. Tech programs in

(i) Computer Science & Engineering
a. Computer Science & Engineering in academic collaboration with IBM, with the following specializations:

  • Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technology
  • Oil and Gas Informatics
Please note that the above specializations are not offered to students seeking admission from academic year 2017-18 onwards.

(ii) Civil Engineering 
(iii) Mechanical Engineering 
(iv) Electrical and Electronics Engineering
(v) Petroleum Engineering


Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum 50% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM) at Senior/Higher School Certificate Examination (12th)
  • JEE / UTM Scholastic Test score

Q.7.Which BBA Programs are offered by UTM & what is their admission requirement?

UTM offers BBA Programs in

(i) Hospitality, Travel & Tourism

(ii) Marketing

(iii) Finance

(iv) Retail

Eligibility:
  Minimum 45% Marks at Secondary School Examination (10th) and Senior/Higher School Certificate Examination (12th)

Admission:

Eligible students are called for the Personal Interview. Students are offered admission on the basis of their performance in Personal Interview.

Q.8. . What are the various career options I can choose after completing BBA Hospitality, Travel & Tourism ?

BBA Hospitality, Travel and Tourism – Tourism in India is not only the largest service industry but also the most profitable industry. This program will provide high quality trained man power to Travel, Tourism & Hospitality industry.

Career Options - Administration, Reservations, holiday consultant, tour planning, sales & marketing, foreign exchange in any of the following sectors – Tourism Department, Immigration & Customs, Travel Agencies / Tour Operators, Airlines , Hotels and many more. 

Q.9. Will the degree awarded by UTM makes students eligible for higher & further studies?

Yes, very much. As the University is established under a State Act of Meghalaya, legislated by Meghalaya Assembly in accordance with Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, thus the courses offered are fully recognized. Students after pursuing a degree from UTM are eligible to apply to any national or international institute/college/University for higher & further studies. 

Q.10. Will UTM have campus recruitment facility?

Yes, the University will extend placement assistance to graduating students through campus recruitments. For this, the University has a dedicated Placement Cell which assists students in getting appropriate placements upon completion of their study. The Cell maintains liaison with various Companies on a regular basis to have them visit the campus for placements.

 

Q.11. Will I get a bank loan to pursue my education at UTM? Does UTM have any tie-up with nationalized / private bank?

Yes, all nationalized banks offer education loan facility to bonafide students for pursuing higher education.

To facilitate this, UTM, has a formal tie-up with India's leading nationalized bank - Oriental Bank of Commerce for extending education loan to its students, which generally covers expenses like Course Fee, Hostel fee, etc.

Q.12. Are there any Reservations/Quota of seats for admission to UTM?

15% seats in each program are reserved for Meghalaya domiciled candidates and another 15% seats for domiciled candidates from other north-eastern states, subject to fulfilling family income & other criteria. 3% seats are reserved for differently abled (physically challenged) candidates.

Admission in UTM is merit-based. However, SC/ST/OBC candidates are allowed 5% relaxation in eligibility criteria in programs like B. Tech and BBA.

 

Q.13. What leverage /value advantage do we get as a student of UTM?

The objective of the University is to provide quality professional education based on contemporary curriculum with latest features like semester system, continuous internal assessment (to monitor the progress of students), instructor-led evaluation and grading system, etc. Apart from class room study, students will get to learn from guest lectures by leading industry professionals, gain extensive industry exposure through project work and on-site internship – all of which will equip the students with the required employability skills to acquire gainful employment in their chosen field of study. Mandatory Personality development programs will further hone students' personality to make them well-rounded individuals. 

Q.14. Why is UTM Course fee expensive?

i) UTM is a self-financed State Private University with no govt. grants. As such, the course fee is the main source of meeting substantially high investment cost for creating physical infrastructure, learning resources like well-equipped library, IT & technology labs/workshops, classrooms with modern communication technologies, engaging highly qualified, competent & well paid faculty, etc. 

ii)Though a new University, UTM is backed by the vast expertise, extensive resource base and mentoring of MIT Group of Institutions. This gives UTM a head start as compared to other new Universities. 

iii)UTM only offers cutting-edge professional programs having strong industry focus thereby improving the job prospects of our students. 

iv) UTM offers quality professional education which:
  Has latest features like "semester system & continuous internal assessment" to monitor the progress of students, instructor-led evaluation & grading system, etc.; supplement classroom instruction by guest lectures by leading industry professionals to extend the domain of learning; contemporary & most up-to-date curricula developed by noted academicians and industry experts with mandatory project work & on-site internship to provide industry exposure to the students; mandatory "Personality Development Program" to hone students communication skills & personality development. Our aim is not just to produce academically bright graduates but to make them well-rounded individuals and industry-ready professionals. 

v) UTM placement assistance is backed by a dedicated "Placement Team" which works year-round & has a proven track record of establishing linkages with major industries and organizing and facilitating student final placements. 

With such distinguishing features, the fee charged is actually a small investment in comparison to the tangible advantages that a student will have in UTM.



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