Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, is a unique institute which was established on 1st October 1933 as a University Department of the Bombay University (UDCT). It has created its own brand over the years which has been recognized by several prestigious awards and accolades to the faculty, students and alumni individually and also as the institute. Under the World Bank’s Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP), it was granted full autonomous status in 2004 and declared as Deemed-to-be University on September 12, 2008 by the MHRD under Section 3 of the UGC Act of 1956. It was granted an Elite Status and Centre of Excellence on par with IITs, IISc and IISERs in the State Assembly by the Maharashtra Govt. based on its stellar performance. This was indeed confirmed by the NIRF-MHRD ranking and QS Rankings. Even if it is clubbed with engineering category including IITs, its rank is 4. ICT is housed on 16 acres in Mumbai and is running 9 UG, 18 PG and 29 PhD programmes. ICT is governed according to special Statutes which go beyond Deemed University concept as approved by the State. In a historic decision on February 12, 2018, the University Grants Commission declared Category I Deemed to be University status to ICT which has maintained high academic standards (NAAC grade of A++ CGPA 3.77 out of 4).
Area of Excellence
ICT is well-respected for nationally and globally for high-quality education and research in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biotechnology, Energy Engineering, Materials Technology and allied disciplines including Nanotechnology, Drug Discovery and Drug Delivery Technologies, and Green Chemistry.
Research Capability and Focus Area
ICT is capable of conducting cutting-edge research in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biotechnology, Energy Engineering and Materials Technology. Several ground-breaking indigenous technologies in above focus areas have been developed and delivered to the industry for commercialization.
Notable Research / Publication
Gogate, P. R., Pandit, A. B. A review of imperative technologies for wastewater treatment I: Oxidation technologies at ambient conditions (2004) Advances in Environmental Research, 8 (3-4), pp. 501-551. Iyer, P. V., Ananthanarayan, L. 23975921500;7801510405; Enzyme stability and stabilization-Aqueous and non-aqueous environment (2008) Process Biochemistry, 43 (10), pp. 1019-1032. Patravale, V. B., Date, A. A., Kulkarni, R. M. 57207504972;8762971800;57214644525; Nanosuspensions: A promising drug delivery strategy (2004) Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 56 (7), pp. 827-840. Jadhav, S. G., Vaidya, P. D., Bhanage, B. M., Joshi, J. B. 56089203100;7005566784;7003303262;55901607700; Catalytic carbon dioxide hydrogenation to methanol: A review of recent studies (2014) Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 92 (11), pp. 2557-2567. Shukla, S. R., Pai, R.S. 7202528439;7102216916; Adsorption of Cu(II), Ni(II) and Zn(II) on dye loaded groundnut shells and sawdust (2005) Separation and Purification Technology, 43 (1), pp. 1-8.