Centre of Excellence
LAYING OF FOUNDATION STONE OF MARATHWADA CAMPUS OF ICT, MUMBAI AT JALNA
May 4, 2018 was monumental day in the history of ICT, Mumbai since its second campus outside Mumbai was established officially in the presence of a galaxy of dignitaries, industrialists, faculty, alumni, students, support staff and well-wishers. Th e Foundation stone was laid at the hands of the Chief Minister Shri. Devendra Fadnavis, Shri Raosaheb Danve, M.P and President, Maharashtra BJP, Shri. Babanrao Lonikar, Guardian Minister and Shri Arjun Khotkar, Minister of State among many others. Th e UDCT Alumni Association and Chamber of Marathwada Industries and Agriculture (CMIA) assisted us in this endeavour. Therefore, Education Department swung in to action, and land of 203 acres was allotted at Siraswadi near Jalna. A very meticulous follow up was done to get the budget sanctioned by the cabinet in its meeting held on 24th April, 2018.
ACADEMIC INAUGURATION OF ICT MUMBAI MARATHWADA CAMPUS JALNA
Academic inauguration of the Marathwada, Jalna campus on rented premises of Beej Sheetal was done in the presence of Mahaguru Padma Vibhushan Professor M.M Sharma on 28th, August, 2018. He gave the first talk to the students with his charismatic style and passion for chemistry and chemical engg. At 80+ age, he simply mesmerized the audience by his authority, memory and oratory. With skeleton staff and faculty, it was a great eff ort of all concerned to start the integrated M.Tech. programme on time in 2019-20.
Prof. G.D Yadav also shared his thoughts on the new design of 5 years integrated Master’s program. It has Chemical Engineering as Major and with chemical technology (e.g. foods, lipid, in materials, pharm, energy etc.) as minor degree. Th e pattern is trimester based and in 5 years (15 trimesters), the student will go to the industry alternate trimester (6 times, amounting to 2 years industrial exposure). Prof. Yadav also briefed on Executive Master’s program for industry persons- the first of its kind in the country. Prof. Yadav also shared with the audience how the IOC Bhubaneswar campus is born with the participation of IIT-Kharagpur. He also shared the various Centres of Excellence that will be started in the 2 campuses Jalna and Bhubaneswar. He stated that there will be no departments or schools but only Centres of Excellence for Research and Innovation. Of the total 32 planned Centres, some will be at Jalna and some at Bhubaneswar. Finally, he shared his dream and vision for ICT as a whole. Some of the highlights of his passionate address are as follows:
- To be in Top 100 Universities in the World in next 10 years
- To have 500 top class faculty with 5000 students across three campuses
- To create job providers instead of job seekers
To create a corpus of Rs 3500 Cr (~USD 0.5 Billion) by generating IPR and developing technologies in all areas of chemical and allied industries, energy, materials and biological sciences and technology,
- The program will have total 15 trimesters: Classroom Term (9) and Work Term (6).
- This is a unique program. Since the students are only 12th standard pass, specially designed subjects are introduced during Trimester 1. Th ese will prepare them for Work terms. Programming languages R, Python, Mat Lab will be taught along with CAD/CAM and instrumental methods of analysis in Chemistry and Physics. Th e internship will be in all types of industries, government labs, software and hardware companies, including industries in India and abroad. ICT has planned to sign MOU for accommodating 300 Integrated Masters students and 300+ Masters Students on the main campus.
- A position of Associate Dean (Industries and Internship) is created for both campuses. Th e students (60) will be divided into two batches which will alternate between classroom term and industrial term. The batches A (30) and B (30) will be together during Trimester 1 (T1) and there after Batch A will continue in the class during Trimester 2 (T2) whereas Batch B will go for internship. During T14 and T 15 the students will study courses on management, finance, environmental laws, legal issues, entrepreneurship and sustainability and work on a group project called Start-Up Project. Th e students will have divided in 12 groups with mixture of students from Batch A and B, who would have worked in different industries, and given a project based on research done in ICT. They will repeat experiments to verify data, develop a green process for the given project, collect information on kinetics, reactor design, safety, market, capacity and potential industrial zone, etc. and will prepare a feasibility report to start a company and will be helped to meet venture capitalists. This Integrated M. Tech. is first of its kind in India.