Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

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International Standing and Accolades: Case for special status by the Government
The Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Mumbai was established as the Department of Chemical Technology on 1st October, 1933 by the University of Mumbai, through active support of industries and philanthropists. The Institute was most popularly known as UDCT, Mumbai. Research has been an integral part of ICT since its inception and it has created over 500 first generation entrepreneurs. The UDCT grew significantly in stature and was granted autonomy under UGC regulations by the University of Mumbai and further converted in to an Institute on 26th January, 2002. Under the World Bank TEQIP programme, the Maharashtra government granted it full autonomy in June 2004. Due to the recommendations of the Government of Maharashtra and University of Mumbai, the ICT was granted Deemed University Status by the MHRD on 12th September, 2008, with all provisions of the UGC for funding and support as the state owned deemed university.

The facade of the main building of the Institute

ICT is located on a 16 acres (65,000 m2) campus at


19°01′26″N 72°51′32″E / 19.024°N 72.859°E / 19.024; 72.859Coordinates: 19°01′26″N 72°51′32″E / 19.024°N 72.859°E / 19.024; 72.859. The mainbuilding faces Nathalal Parikh Marg and has a beautiful architecture with fine dressed stone. The lush green gardens of the ICT are a source of pride, having been awarded several prizes at the City level. Other buildings, three boys hostels, two girls hostels, faculty and staff apartments are located behind the main building. The rear boundary of the institute runs along Kidwai Road.

The ICT has a reputation for excellence; its grand portico, with its four magnificent pillars, symbolize to many the Portals of Excellence.

Specializations and departments


K. Venkataraman Auditorium at ICT

At presently ICT offers three degrees at undergraduate level:B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology), B.Chem.Eng. (Bachelor of Chemical Engineering), B.Pharm. (Bachelor of Pharmacy). The institute offers several courses at the masters level which specialize in Chemical Technology, Chemical Engineering and Pharmacy. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from ICT is highly sought after program and is arguably among the best ones in the country. M.Sc. from ICT boasts of accreditation from Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. ICT is second institute in the country to receive this accreditation. ICT offers B.Tech. in the following seven streams:

  • Technology of Fibres and Textiles Processing
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ICT was started with two departments: Namely Department of Technology of Fibres and Textiles Processing and Department of Chemical Engineering. The department is still known to offer the most prestigious degree in the field of textiles in the country. Apart from B.Tech. the department offers M.Tech., M.Sc. and Ph.D. Most of the students of the department find themselves working with major textiles chemicals companies such as BASF, Clariant and Huntsman after their graduation. Quite a few (Approx 40%) of the students pursue higher studies in US after their graduation. The illustrious alumni of the department include Prof. Gulrajani of IIT Delhi and Mr. Edward Menzes, founder of Rossari Chemicals.

  • Technology of Dyes and Intermediates
  • Technology of Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals
  • Food Engineering and Technology
  • Paints Technology
  • Polymer Technology
  • Technology of Oils and Surfactants

Technological Association

Technological Association (TA) is an organisation that conducts co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in ICT. Currently,

the Vice Chancellor, Prof G.D. Yadav is the President of TA and Prof. R.R.Deshmukh is its Vice President . A 24 Member Core student body organises these activities. It addresses the grievances of the students and is responsible for all students’ related activity in the institute. TA include Federal TA ( General Secretary, Cultural Secretary and Treasurer ), Facilitators ( Public Relationships Head, Sponsorship Head, Design Head,Ladies Rep., UAA Secretary, Webmaster ) Club Secretaries and Festival Secretaries. Clubs such as Literary Club, Art Club, Music Club . The Art club has the annual ART exhibition which displays every form of artwork by the students of the institute. There are many workshops conducted which don’t require any pre-requisite required. Manthan promotes Marathi culture in the institute and organises talk-show, workshops, poetry recitation and many more events. Literary Club organises regular quizzes, debates, book club meet-ups and also publishes institute magazine called The Spirit of ICT. The Music Club propagates the sense of music and dance into the multitude of the institute. Its activities include regular and efficient practice sessions where individuals prepare themselves and learn different ragas, dance forms and their choice of musical instruments. The E-Cell of ICT helps cultivate and promote the entrepreneurial spirit among the students. The Bombay Technologist is the annual technical journal and invites scientific research and review articles from students of all disciplines i.e. Chemical Engineering Chemical Technology and Pharmacy studying in the Institute. It aims to create awareness and encourages amongst the students regarding various aspects of technical-writing. TA also organises various inter/intra collegiate fests .Funtech is the annual intra college fest of the institute where a number of events from scratch to totality are carried out and the students can showcase their talent. Vortex ICT, the Chemfest, conducted in the odd semester is the technical fest of the institute and has Poster and Paper Presentation, Pharmacy event and also gives opportunity to students from all over the country to solve Industry Defined Problems and present their research work. Manzar ,is one of the biggest, greatest and most attended cultural festivals in all of Mumbai .Manzar’s Social wing, ‘Awaaz’ performs awareness drives and workshops and other activities to perform what the creators think, is their duty to the society. SPORTSAGA is the sports festival that attracts individuals and teams from all over Mumbai. The ICT Marathon which happens every year, as per fashion and young and old will run for a cause.

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Entrepreneurship Cell[edit]

ICT inaugurated its entrepreneurship cell in April 2013 with inaugurative lecture from Ashwin Dani (Founder of Asian Paints) and Yogesh Kothari (Founder of Alkyl Amines). A fellowship for visit to Korea was offered at the time of inauguration. The primary purpose behind the entrepreneurship cell was to accelerate the entrepreneurial culture at ICT.


Several on-campus hostels provide accommodation to students from all educational streams.

There are 5 hostel buildings which cater to the students’ need of accommodation.

  • Hostel No. 1 Boys hostel
  • Hostel No. 2 Girls hostel
  • Hostel No. 3 Girls Hostel
  • Hostel No. 4 Boys hostel
  • Hostel No. 5 Boys hostel

Old Boys Hostel

The Hostel No. 1, better known as old hostel, was established in 1952. It has accommodations for 160 students and four faculty members. It has 48 single rooms and 48 double rooms. The hostel has had problems with bedbugs and poor sanitation currently being addressed.

New Boys Hostel No. 5″‘

This hostel was built and inaugurated in 2005. The money for this Rs. 70 million building was raised by the alumni of the college. It has 7 floors, about 190 double rooms, 3 large guest rooms, 4 faculty flats, a dining hall, and a health clinic.

Student Festivals[edit]

Rangostav RANGOSTAV is a Conference on Advances in Polymer and Coating, Technical Festival of Polymer and Surface Coating Technology Department.

Sportsaga, the Sports festival (ICT Sportsaga)[edit]

A Game in Progress at Pidilite Pavilion

Sportsaga is the annual sports festival of the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. Since its inception in the year 2005, Sportsaga has drawn to it sports enthusiasts from all over the city, state and nation. The 2013 edition featured over 20 events including the All Mumbai ICT Marathon and a closely contested athletics meet. The level of competition included not only the State’s top athletes but every type of sporting enthusiast, through both mainstream sporting events and informal events. To know more, please visit or The official Sportsaga Android app, released in 2013, is available at

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Vortex, The Chemfest[edit]

In 2013, it was decided by the Technological Association (Student Council) of ICT that Exergy would be merged with the other technical festivals of the Institute, YICC (Young Innovators Choice Competition) and YRC (Young Researchers Competition). This led to the creation of Vortex, The Chemfest. Vortex-2013 saw over 2000 participants from various colleges across the country coming in to the ICT to showcase their Chemical Engineering skills. The showcase of the festival was the Industrial Design Problem(IDP) which carried a total prize money of INR 40,000 per problem.

Manzar, the cultural festival[edit]

Manzar, is the annual cultural festival of ICT, which began in 2007.

Texpression, the festival of textilites[edit]

Division of Fibres and Textiles Processing, annually holds Texpression, a cultural festival. Texpression also brings the alumni of the division together to foster camaraderie and netw among them


First Floor, Main Building, ICT, N. M. Parekh Marg, Matunga, Mumbai – 400019, India


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