Education and Research Tata Funds Institute of Chemical Technology

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Tat invests in the education of future professionals in India: The company funds an endowment chair at the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai, India.

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Mumbai/India – Tata Chemicals signed anMoU with the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT, erstwhile UDCT) for creating an endowment chair—‘Tata Chemicals Darbari Seth Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering’. In line with the company's leading role in recognizing exceptional individuals from the chemical engineering teaching fraternity, Tata Chemicals will be donating Re 35 million as an endowment fund to help set up the chair professor's position.

"At Tata Chemicals, we follow the ethos of serving the nation, community, employees and then finally the business. It is in this endeavor that, besides other initiatives, we look closely at various opportunities to further strengthen the industry–academia relationship. Our partnership with ICT will help to inspire and motivate teachers in the field of chemical engineering whilst recognizing exceptional individuals in this field. This platform is our tribute to exemplary teachers who have contributed towards the promotion of chemistry and science in the country and as a part of our lives,” said MD, Tata Chemicals, RMukundan.

New Research and Development Programs Underway

Tata Chemicals has agreed to collaborate with ICT on several new initiatives such as conducting research and development programs with a focus on sustainability, green chemistry, undertaking projects at ICT based on chemical technology related challenges, highlighting career opportunities in chemical engineering, and more.

Tata Chemicals has also launched a nationwide annual initiative—'Best Chemistry Teacher Award'—to recognize exemplary individuals involved in the teaching and promotion of chemistry and its allied components.