The Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), headed by Padmabhushan Dr R. A. Mashelkar as Chancellor and Prof. G. D. Yadav as Vice Chancellor, has been devoted to education, training, research and industrial collaboration in chemical engineering, chemical technology, applied chemistry, pharmacy, biotechnology and bio-processing.
Currently, ICT has on its roll 1100 Undergraduate students, 450 Masters Students and 685 PhD students. It is a deemed university funded by the State of Maharashtra, receiving various grants and projects from UGC, DAE, DBT, DST, CSIR, ICMR, MFC, MOEF and other agencies Ever since its inception, the Institute has been a fertile breeding ground for some of India's most gifted minds, including Padmavibhushan Professor M. M. Sharma, Mr. Mukesh Ambani, Dr. K. Anji Reddy, Mr. Narotam Sekhsaria, Dr. A. V. Rama Rao, Mr. Kishore Mariwala, Mr. Yogesh Kothari.
ICT is ranked 4th in the world for research work by Georgia Tech. in Chemical Engineering. The Directorate of Technical Education,Government of Maharashtra, has awarded 'Elite' status to the Institute. In 2010 Biospectrum magazine rated ICT's Biotechnology programme as #1. Also, ICT appears peerless in both chemical and pharmaceutical fields in a recent survey conducted by IIM, Bangalore.
After waiting, thinking, bouncing from one's concept to another's idea, one chemical phenomenon to a hypothesis, we pondered on a very thoughtful conclusion.
It was the famous tagline that all major industries and industrialists remind themselves ALL THE TIME!
And E-U-R-E-K-A, we actually did. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is what is essential to rule out discrepancies in our current day to day functions to make our lives better, sustainable and Innovative.
So why not create something "Sustainable" and "Innovative" through STEM.... something like "Sustainable Innovation through STEM". STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.
Vortex 4.0 is all about SISTEM. Making things better, reduce the wastage and increase the utilisation of our surroundings in a better way. Change the way we think, inculcate better techniques and transform it to an unthinkable masterpiece.