Prof. Dr. G. D. Yadav
B.Chem. Eng., Ph.D.(Tech.), F.T.W.A.S., F.N.A.,F.N.A.Sc. F.R.S.C.,
Ch.E., F.I.Chem.E.(UK), F.M.A.Sc., F.I.I.Ch.E., F.I.C.S.
and R. T. Mody Distinguished Professor
Jagdish Chandra Bose National Fellow
Adjunct Professor,RMIT University, Australia
Adjunct Professor, University of Saskatchewan Canada
On behalf of the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), I offer you my most heartfelt congratulations on your sterling performance in therecent examination.Like an explorer on the frontiers, you now stand peering at the horizon, wondering about the prospects that lie ahead for you.Although exhilarating,it could also be unnerving; and many of you may have sought the counsel of your elders to guide you through theseunfamiliar waters. Regardless of the path that you ultimately choose, I am certain that success will be your companion and in due course, I hope, you will be successful in your endeavours. As theVice Chancellor of this institute, I sincerelyhope that your credentials and merit fetch you admission to the desired course here and ultimately you would be ourproud alumnus, like scores of others who have brought laurels to us.
Genesis and Growth
Established on October 1, 1933 as the UDCT –University Department of Chemical Technology of the University of Bombay (now Mumbai), with the noble intention of advancing India’s knowledge reserves in chemical science and technology, the Institute has grown to become a premier (deemed) university devoted to education, training, research and industrial collaboration in chemical engineering, chemical technology, applied chemistry, pharmacy,biotechnology and bio-processing. The grand 80th year Jubilee was celebrated in the august presence of Shri Pranab Mukherjee, The President of India, on 27th December, 2013. The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers had also arranged its Annual Conference, Chemcon-2013 during December 27-30, in the honour of this great institute. More than 2000 delegates and invitees attended this programme. The list of achievements of this great centre of learning is voluminous and ever since its inception, the Institute has been a fertile breeding ground for some of India’s most gifted minds. The Institute’s alumni have distinguished themselves in all walks of life, be it in industry, academia, government or public service in India as well as abroad. This is indeed unique in the history of any institute in India. Some of the rare international honours have been bestowed upon them and some have been role models, serving the nation. On 26thJanuary 2014, the President of India announced award of Padma Vibhushan on Dr R.A. Mashelkar, the Chancellor and Padma Bhushan on Professor J.B. Joshi, the former Director of ICT. The former Director Professor M.M. Sharma was conferred Padma Vibhushan in 2001 and both Dr Mashelkar and Professor Joshi are alumni of the ICT and Ph D students of Professor Sharma. The ICT is a rare institute of its kind.