MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR
Genesis of ICT Mumbai (earlier known as UDCT) shows that it was born with the desire of Industry way back in 1933. History repeats! Industry and UDCT Alumni from Jalna Aurangabad region approached the State government and the Vice chancellor expressing their wish to have ICT off campus in their region. Honourable Chief Minister Devendraji Phadanvis announced in 5th Convocation of ICT on 3rd March 2016 that the State Government wants to support ICT, Mumbai to open a sub-centre in Marathwada region and in record time of 14 months the government allotted 203 acre land at Siraswadi, Jalna on 12th May 2017 and Bhoomi poojan took place in the hands of the Chief Minister on 4th May 2018. Under the able leadership of visionary personality, Padma shri Prof. G.D. Yadav, Vice chancellor ICT, an innovative program integrated M.Tech in Chemical Engg major with some chemical technologies as minor degree was designed. Th e first batch admission was announced for the academic year 2019-20 (intake 60). On 28th August, 2018 Padma Vibhushan Prof. M.M. Sharma delivered the inaugural lecture, an overview of global scenario, history and role of Chemistry in day to day life and the academic year started in full swing at the Jalna Campus. Currently the campus is set up at rented premises of Beej Sheetal in MIDC area and Hostel facilities are in the city in Tejomay housing society, rented flats.
In addition to the packed syllabus for academics, there is a lot to take home for the students. Pep talks by Industry experts, seminars by academicians, visit by senior faculty from ICT Mumbai, video conferencing with foreign scientists is a regular feature at Jalna campus popularly abbreviated as MARJ. Co-curricular activities involve celebrations of Teachers’ day, National Science day etc. Students take a lead in organising cultural events, sports Dhamaka. Also, Science Quiz and competition on Industry Defined Problems (IDP) are very popular activities where other college students also participate. A large number of factory visits at the beginning of trimester is a routine feature.
A Local Advisory Committee is in place to guide as well as assist to overcome local problems if any. Good library and e-library, outdoor sports facilities are set up along with other facilities such as gym, mess and canteen. A bimonthly e-newsletter Margjal is published regularly to capture happenings at Jalna campus and also to give opportunity for creativity of students. Over a dozen Tutor cum Research Associates have joined and registered for Doctorate degree and thus research culture of ICT is set in.
My dear prospective students and parents, I look forward to have you enrolled for various programs offered at MARJ and assure you that after 5 years you will pat your own back for taking the right decision of getting admission in ICT Jalna Campus. My best wishes to all!
Prof. U. S. Annapure