University School of Chemical Technology
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|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Anil K. Tyagi|
|Dean||Dr. Uttam mandal|
|Location||Dwarka, Delhi, India|
University School of Chemical Technology (USCT) is one of the constituent school of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.,‘A’ Grade accreditation from NAAC, The University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) India under section 12B of UGC Act.
The University was established by government of NCT of Delhi under the provisions of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Act, 1998.It is located at Dwarka, New Delhi. The old campus of the University was situated in Kashmere Gate, New Delhi. USCT was established in 1998, the same year when other constituent schools were formed. It was a bold step by the University to start the University School of Chemical Technology, the only one of its kind in this part of the country after IIT Delhi.
The University School of Chemical Technology recognizes the importance of Chemical Industry and the need for trained manpower. The school has been established with the twin objective of generating effective trained professionals and to keep pace with R&D activities of this fast changing field of Chemical Technology. The School has been established to design and implement courses with the aim of imparting quality education.
School offers the following programme, in the field of Chemical Engineering:-
- B.Tech - 4-year program
- M.Tech - 2-year program
- B.Tech+M.Tech Dual Degree - 6-year program
- Ph.D - Minimum 2 year
From 2013 onwards the school has also started offering :
- B.Tech+M.Tech Dual Degree (Biochemical Engineering) - 6-year program
The dual degree programs are offered under a 4+2 scheme, wherein a student can exit at the end of four years with a B.Tech degree.
The B.Tech/M.Tech. (Integrated) programme being offered by the school is based on the pattern of IITs and other national and international institutions of repute. The well-structured programme is meant to impart comprehensive knowledge of various core chemical engineering subjects, inter- disciplinary courses in biotechnology, Management Studies through electives, and Industrial exposure through practical training in Laboratories and Industrial Units.
Admission for the four year B.Tech course is done on the basis of merit; strictly based on the Common Entrance Exam of GGSIPU - B.Tech Program and for M.Tech program either the score of GATE or entrance exam based merit is required.
University School of Chemical Technology has modern class rooms that are equipped with overhead projectors for interactive sessions in the class. Internet and Intranet facilities are also provided. The school also provides state of the art seminar hall for interactive seminar and events, both for curricular and extra-curricular activities. University Information and Resource Centre has been established by the University to provide books, journals, news-papers, magazines, and periodicals for references. Laboratories in the department include pilot plants that cover most of the unit operations covered in the curriculum and hence strengthen the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. The teaching aids also include modern control techniques and software like ASPEN, FLUENT, PHAST, MATLAB, POLY-MATH.
Hostel facility is available for both girls and boys, single room being allotted to an individual. University canteen is open during the college hours. The university has the major sports facilities including Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Badminton, Tug of war, Cricket, Athletics. Health care centre remains open during college hours and doctors and specialists are available. Shops and food outlets like Amul, Nescafe, Mother Dairy and Kendriya Bhandaar are there in the University campus. Indian Bank and ATM is also available.
The students of USCT actively participate in various competitions held by the university, IITs and other chemical organisations. The REACT Society of USCT is an active organization that has been formed to advance the objectives of the student community of the University School of Chemical Technology to stimulate interaction and interest between faculty and students of all academic areas in the USCT. It aims at providing academic outreach as well as ties to the local industries and chemical engineering professionals. Also to provide students with opportunities that are not available within the classroom and are related to the field of chemical and biochemical engineering. The Annual Technical fest of USCT, Chemchord, is the celebration of the spirit of chemical potential of the students. It provides the students an opportunity to build and enhance their perspective and broaden their horizon, exchange ideas, collaborate and learn and have fun all under the same roof and at same time. The student chapter of IIChE (Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers) has been opened since 2016. Students of USCT have participated in many notable national as well as international competitions such as Schemcon and those organised by AIChE(American Institute of Chemical Engineers).
The school has a strong Alumni Association which enhances the fraternity experience of their own students and help them in professional activities in many ways. USCT Alumni meets once in a year to rejuvenate the association and share experiences. The Alumni are exhibiting their might and professional powers to their respective employee companies and thus advancing the national progress. Every year, the Alumni Meet of USCT is held to promote student-alumni interaction. The Alumni are currently working in many leading organizations like Haldor Topsoe, Fluor Daniel, Shell, IOCL, ONGC, EIL, Schlumberger, Reliance and the list continues.