Data scientists have become necessary assets and are present in almost all organizations nowadays. These data-driven professionals identify problems or objectives that can be addressed through data analysis, by identifying relationships and trends that help in developing solutions to business, engineering, governance, or scientific problems using mathematical theories and techniques. Moreover, with every organization these days treating Data as the most valuable resource, individuals who can utilize Data to their advantage have become the need of the hour. Thus, working vigorously in this very pursuit of fulfilling this demand of the society – Maharishi University of Information Technology, was established under MUIT Uttar Pradesh Act No. 31 of 2001 in October 2001.
MUIT is a division of Maharishi Group that has been a well-known face in education for decades. More than 200 Higher Secondary schools, Management Colleges, Technical Institutions, Vedic Colleges and Meditation Centers are running successfully across the Country. With the motto “From Actuality to Potentiality through Creative Intelligence”, MUIT is spread across Lucknow and Noida region. There are a total of 9 schools with more than 45 courses (under graduation, graduation, post-graduation) available in different domains at the University, where the curriculum followed is at par with industry standards.
The University has been established in the lap of nature in sprawling with well-designed internal roads, spacious lawns and Botanical Garden with a treasure of medicinal plants, far from pollution of industry yet well connected by air, rail and road. Apart from offering B.Tech programs, such as the regular B.Tech Computer Science & Engineering course, along with having 2 more B.Tech computer science courses in the domains of cyber security and game development, the B.Tech in data science course is one of the most flourishing and in-demand courses at MUIT.
All the faculty members associated with Data Science are either industry experts or have a rich academic qualification (PhDs) and experience in the same field. The onboard faculty members strive to enhance the academic arsenal of students so as to help them flourish within global standards of quality. At MUIT all the stakeholders are equally important, and as a result – regular faculty development programs are organized at the University. These FDPs enrich the learning of respective faculty members to keep them updated in their area of curriculum delivery.
Enhancing the overall employability
Not only are the students given the best in-classroom teaching and learning, they are also given thorough opportunities through Workshops/Seminars/Webinars for students on current topics, Sessions from people who are into the Data Science industry (sessions from Industry experts) and workshops on latest trends like computational intelligence, AI algorithms, etc. Additionally, MUIT provides Life Skill Classes and Career Counseling to all students. The management of the Tech Institute finds it very important to know the Interest, Strength and Weakness of every individual, thereby, through Life Skill and Career Counseling sessions, motivates students towards education and beyond.
Maharishi University of Information Technology believes in the holistic development of a student. “Transcendental Meditation is the unique feature of MUIT. It is a technique to lead a stress-free life and develop creative intelligence of a person. We practice TM for 20 minutes twice in a day. Along with TM and curricular activities, we also involve students in different extracurricular activities, and give platforms to participate in intra university and inter university sport competitions, like cricket, football, athletics, badminton, volleyball, martial arts, chess etc”, shared – Shri Ajay Prakash Shrivastava, the Chancellor of MUIT. Continuing on his above statement, Shri Ajay added – “Students are also given a chance to organize the events at campus. Recently, they were involved as volunteers in AI ML Hackathon, Maharishi Premier League (Inter University Cricket Tournament) organized by MUIT”.
Operating in a complete Wi-Fi campus enabling students towards a smooth learning curve, the School of Data Science has all smart classrooms equipped with projectors, mics, speakers, white boards and adequate amount of seating arrangement for students. All classrooms and labs are equipped with Air Conditioners. Two computer labs of capacity 40 each, with latest configuration systems exist on the campus, which are loaded with required software for the students, available even during holidays. There is also an incubation center in MUIT, known as MUIT Incubation & Innovation Foundation.
The management of MUIT has come up with a unique endeavor called – Maharishi University of Information Technology Incubation & Innovation Foundation (MIIF), which is a platform for fostering & promoting the entrepreneurial spirit among young innovators as well as among startups. This platform, apart from being a go-to guide for all budding entrepreneurs, also provides a healthy ecosystem to support their innovative ideas and to convert the same into successful entrepreneurial ventures. MIIF is recognized and approved by the Department of IT & Electronics, Government of Uttar Pradesh. Furthermore, Till current year, School of Data Science has cumulatively reached 90% placement of students in different companies as Data Analysts.
Tie-ups and collaborations
To keep the students market ready, Maharishi University of Information Technology has industry interventions with the academia, and has a tie-up with upGrad to provide the training on the market trends of Data Science. Along with MUIT, upGrad also provides soft skill training to the students.
- Girl’s Scholarship
- Support for the Economically weaker sections of the society
- Special scholarships for students whose parents belong to the Armed forces
Shri Ajay Prakash Shrivastava – Chancellor
A visionary who works towards the integration of inter-disciplines including Science of Consciousness with Transcendental Meditation and Life Skills, Chancellor – Shri Ajay Prakash Shrivastava is a Science Scholar with 3 years of Research work in Physics at the University of Texas, U.S.A. He is associated with social, educational and charitable organizations both in India and abroad. He is the President of Maharishi Institute of Creative Intelligence: (MICI) a society registered under the Societies Registration Act. He additionally holds the position of Founding Trustee/ President/ Chairman/ General Secretary/Director of various organizations.