Established on October 1, 1933 as University Department of Chemical Technology (popularly called UDCT) of the University of Bombay (now Mumbai), with the noble intention of advancing India's knowledge reserves in chemical science and technology, the Institute has grown to become a premier (deemed) university devoted to education, training, research and industrial collaboration.
The university received partial autonomy from University of Mumbai in 1985 and was conferred the autonomous status on the UDCT in 1994, with concurrence from the Maharashtra State Government and the UGC. UDCT was renamed as the Mumbai University Institute of Chemical Technology (Autonomous) (MUICT) on 26 January 2002. In June 2004, in accordance with the Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP) of the Government of India, under which the institute was selected as a Lead Institution, the Government of Maharashtra granted complete autonomy to the institute. On 12 September 2008, it was granted the deemed university status and renamed as the Institute of Chemical Technology.
ICT has a strong research culture. In 2008-09 UGC report notices that the institute generated around ₹50 crores from external sources, which was 8 times the government support. Currently, ICT graduates 100 PhDs annually, which is about 10% of India's engineering PhDs ICT has strong relationships with the industries and many government as well as industry-sponsored projects take shape in ICT. In 2011, the Ministry of Textiles sanctioned ICT as National Center of Excellence in Sportswear with a grant of ₹24.5 crore for researching sports-related apparel and goods.
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Within the campus walls, four hostel buildings (2 girls' and 2 boys') cater to accommodation needs of 900 students. Hostel No. 1 (built 1951) and No. 5 (a 7-story building occupied in 2005) accommodate approximately 600 male students, while hostel No. 2 (built 1966) and No. 3 (built 1987) accommodate female students. The hostels area has faculty flats, dining halls, a canteen, a health clinic, gym, and play grounds. Appointed faculty wardens are responsible for managing hostel and are assisted by office staff and student staff
Established in the year 1934, Prof. M M Sharma Library functions as the central library of the institute and can be called one of the best special libraries in the country. It performs a dual role of an Academic Library as well as a Research Library, catering to the information needs of the in-house students and faculty, in particular, and, the academic and research community, in general.
Information Processing Center (IPC) provides internet and intranet connectivity to entire ICT through fiber optic backbone with copper to the desktop. IPC houses dedicated servers for catering the different requirements of the institute viz.
The Institute of Chemical Technology has a rich infrastructural body and provides all the latest facilitiesto students including Bank, ATM, Cafeteria and medical facility within the campus. The college campusis entirely Wi-Fi enabled, and the seminar halls and class-rooms use projectors for visual aid. Institute ofChemical Technology provides students with rich extracurricular activities
The Institute organizes events as a platform for students to exhibit their skills. College also motivatesstudents to participate in sports and organizes inter university sports events, The Campus has allfacilities included grounds for Cricket, Hockey and Football, Courts for Badminton, Volleyball and Lawntennis, a gymnasium with latest equipments. gives an extended training to its students for placementcell and has an impressive placement record.
Technological Association (TA), established in 1951, is an organization that conducts co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in ICT. TA is headed by institute's vice-chancellor, (as the President) with a senior professor as the Vice President. TA, a 30-member student body, organizes various activities including the intra- and inter-collegiate festivals and runs various clubs for the students. TA also looks after the student grievances and makes sure that the students at the institute are satisfied.
The institute offers several courses at the masters level which specialize in Chemical Technology, Chemical Engineering, Pharmacy and general science courses. ICT is accredited by AICTE, NAAC, NBA, NIRF.
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