Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga awarded with elite status tag

Published On: 23 Apr 2012

 | Last Updated On: 23 Apr 2012

The state government of Maharashtra has awarded Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) with the elite status tag for their research work, academic excellence and innovations. The ICT is the first Institute to pin the elite badge on April 20, 2012.

The elite status is conferred to the institutes, whose campuses are at least 50 years old, have a minimum of 80% PHDs teachers, produce more than 500 PhDs and acquire a minimum of 20 patents, including 10 international patents. All the aforementioned conditions have been fulfilled by the ICT.

ICT is one of the best universities in Mumbai. It started in 1933 as a department of the University of Mumbai and became autonomous in 2004. It was awarded the status of a deemed university in 2008. The institute has been bestowed the FICCI award in the field of research in science and technology for the pioneering work in chemical engineering and technology for the year 2000-2001.

ICT is been recognized for its academic excellence achieved and their innovations. The  Institute has grown to become a premier (deemed) university devoted to education,training, research and industrial collaboration in chemical engineering, chemical technology, applied chemistry, pharmacy, biotechnology and bio-processing.

The Minister for Higher and Technical education, Rajesh Tope claimed that ICT’s newly acquired elite status has now brought it at par with highly acclaimed institutes such as IITs, IISc- Bangalore, and the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research. Moreover, the institute planning to set up a satellite campus will now be eligible for various state and union government grants.

As per  the study of Professor Jude Summerfield on  Chemical Engineering education and Research from Georgia Tech University - ICT is ranked the among the top research institutes like MIT, Stanford, Caltech, Michigan and Georgia Tech. ICT has been ranked first in India and fourth in the world for the papers published by the same.

The institute has a capacity to accommodate 2,000 researchers and students at present and has plans to increase its capacity to 5,000 by 2030. Presently, 787 PhD holders and 380 Masters are enrolled in the institute.

Source: Times of India

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