SCHEMCON, Students' Chemical Engineering Congress, is an annual event organized by the Students' Chapter of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) under one of its Regional Centers. It provides a platform for the Chemical Engineering Students to interact, learn and gain exposure to the expanding arena of Chemical Engineering. SCHEMCON-2018 is the 14th Annual Session of this mega event being organized jointly by the Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai and the Mumbai Regional Centre, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers. The theme of the SCHEMCON 2018 will be Green and Sustainable Chemical Engineering. Being organized in one of most premier institutes in Chemical Engineering, SCHEMCON will be unique in its scope and ideas, considering the participation of stalwarts and leaders from industry and academia, representatives of industries and the brightest students from across a plethora of disciplines. The event is expected to bring together about 800 students all over India and network them with key leaders both from industry and academia.
Main Events (SCHEMCON)
- Invited Lectures,
- Oral Presentation,
- Poster Presentation,
- Industry Defined Problems
- M. P. Chary Memorial award presentations
- Technical Quiz and
- Cultural Events.
Vortex is the ICT's brand annual technical festival combining a wide array of fields such as Chemical Engineering, Polymers and Coatings, Dyes, Oils, Foods, Pharmacy and Pharma Technology, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences, Business, Management, Advertisement and fun general events. The first edition of Vortex, The ChemFest (2013) was a grand success and subsequently, every year Vortex has always set a new landmark for chemistry related fests everywhere. Some of the fest organised by vortex are Masterclass Guest lecture series, Rendezvous series, Chemwars, Chemifuge, Industry Defined Problems etc. Vortex 2015 received the highest form of support given by UNESCO to any non-profit organization – the UNESCO Patronage. It also received support and recognition from the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Main Events @ VORTEX-THE CHEMFEST
- Yatn (Social Initiative).
- Masterclass (Lecture Series).
- Ignite (Enlighten us but make it quick).
- Workshops (Topics from Vedic Mathematics to Gastronomic Science).
- General Events such as, The Amazing Race, The Entrepreneur’s Blueprint, The Opening Bell, Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), Ad-Mad, Management Maestro, Phineas and Ferb's Backyard.
VORTEX ICT 2018
Institute of Chemical Technology was 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 list of achievements of this great center 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. Some of the rare international honors have been bestowed upon them and some have been role models, serving the nation.
Chemical Engineering Department
The Chemical Engineering Department is the top-ranking Department in the Country by all the standards: teaching, research, and industrial relationship, as has been rated by the international surveys conducted by Professor Jude Sommerfield of Georgia Tech, USA since 1964 for every five-year period as well as every year since 2000. During last 5 years, more than 400 peer-reviewed international papers have been published and more than 60 sponsored research projects have been successfully completed.
IIChE, MUMBAI REGIONAL CENTRE
Mumbai Regional Centre, established in the year 1957, is one of the biggest centers of IIChE in India with about 15% membership. The current executive committee of the MRC is a broad-based and finely balanced mixture of Chemical Engineering professionals drawn from the three streams of Academia, Research and Industry. The center is actively involved in arranging different activities for students and professionals including the flagship events of OYCE and symposium on Energy and Water.