Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Matunga (Formerly UDCT/UICT)

Note: ICT, Mumbai is a Deemed University funded by the Government of Maharashtra. The admission procedure for ICT isn't the same as that of other colleges in Mumbai (or anywhere else, for that matter). You can get to know more about it here.


Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) is located in central Mumbai. It is pretty accessible from Dadar (W.Rly.), King’s Circle and Wadala on Harbour Rly. and Matunga (C.Rly.) stations. Also bus stops are at a walking distance. Being one of the oldest insitutes in the city, its popularity is fantastic and thus finding the college is never a painstaking task.



ICT has a huge campus and it is vast and beautiful. The college building is slightly old but is well maintained. No shortage of space with an in-campus football field and a basketball court to name a few facilities. Hostel facilities are available. There are 5 hostel buildings which cater to the students' need of accommodation.



Rs. 53,411/year for general category. Even lesser for reserved categories.



The teachers are very helpful but expect the student to study every subject in complete detail and set papers which tests an individuals' intelligence and not just rote learning skills.



Professors at ICT are particular about attendance. A good attendance is required; around 60% at least.



Being the best chemical engineering college in the city and the state, you can expect diversifiefd crowd at ICT. Students hail from studious background (well, the cutoffs speak for it). You'll meet a good blend of rich classy people to the lower middle class ones. Students at ICT are pretty dedicated towards studies and thus you'll never find a happening college campus life. More than 70% of the crowd is from Mumbai and fortunately the boys to girls ratio is very healthy unlike other engineering colleges.



2 canteens.  Both are pretty good (as in you get tasty food, but not dependable hygienically) and cheap.



Various food joints which provide fast food, south indian, ice cream parlours. The area is pretty lively because of other colleges and school in the surrounding. Various restaurants in Matunga and among favourites, Mani’s, Garnish, Classic, Relax. There’s NewYorkers for those who eat only in “elite” restaurants, Cafe Madras and Just Chill softies for desserts. CCD is also close by.  



A festival at the starting of the year for freshers is organized. Thereafter,  inter college cultural fest, (Manzar), intra college cultural fest, intra college sports fest, inter college sports fest are celebrated at a huge scale.


Famous Alumni:

  • Mukesh Ambani - Chairman and MD, RIL
  • Anant Pai - Creator of Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle series
  • K. Anji Reddy - Founder of Dr. Reddy’s Labs
  • Ashwin Dani - Vice Chairman and Founder of Asian Paints



The legacy of the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) is enough to get good placements for all students. Placements are done in well known MNCs and Indian companies. Some of the best pharmaceutical companies hire from ICT, so don't be too shocked when you hear names like Bayer, Pfizer, etc coming in.


Contact Address:

Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT)
Nathalal Parekh Marg, Matunga,
Mumbai - 400 019. INDIA.
Telephone: (91-022) 3361 1111/ 2222; Fax: (91-022) 3361 1020
E-mail: ,
Website :



The best college for chemical engineering. It is placed 1st amongst the top chemical engineering schools in India. Don't miss it if you want to go for chemical engineering and can get into it. Nothing mentioned above should make you change your decision to not take this college. Its autonomous nature is an added advantage.

Notable Alumni includes Mukesh Ambani and K.A.Reddy (founder of Dr. Reddy’s Labs).


+3 #10 neha pawar 2014-02-24 15:17
This college is the best one I've ever seen. Cultural programs are awesome. I have spent 2 years of post graduation there. Better place to for extra curricular activities. Love you ICT.
+5 #9 arjun, somvanshi 2013-11-05 19:49
This college is perhaps the best for chemical engineering in the world but have seen many of my friends have left the chemical engineer here and instead took admission in energy resources at IIT Powai instead! However I've also heard that Mukesh Ambani left IIT Powai and joined here in the third year.

However good the college may be, the choice differs from one to another. I have observed a general trend of getting good college over good branch and according to my knowledge chemical is considered to be a core branch.
+5 #8 AmeyaPathak 2013-07-24 11:59
Fees is Rs. 53411 from the academic year 2013 and for candidates other than Maharashtra state board students it is 500 more (eligibility fees). I met the seniors here, they are really friendly and hopefully ragging shouldn't be an issue in ICT. Connectivity is superb, 10 mins. Walk from Wadala road station (harbour line).
+36 #7 aruni kumari 2013-03-04 02:27
B.Chem is good. Avg package between 5 to 6. If you choose other branches from placement point of view your path is not here as in placement is 30 per cent or even less in all other B.Tech branches
-10 #6 Sy tech 2012-11-20 22:48
Fees are around 43800 fr open category,27000 is for tfws,best institute no doubt,the only problem being the maths department and the syllabus of the subject

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