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Mukund Turakhia of Neelikon bags the UAA – ICT Distinguished Alumnus Award

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The award was in recognition toTurakhia‘s contributions in developing food, drug and cosmetic dyes as well as fluorescent dyes manufacturing in India

Neelikon recently announced that Mukund Turakhia, Founder and Managing Director, Neelikon was presented the ‘UAA – ICT Distinguished Alumnus Award’ (Entrepreneur Category) for the year 2017-2018. The award was presented at the Foundation Day Celebrations of the UDCT Alumni Association (UAA), on 12, May, 2017 at the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) in Mumbai.

The award was in recognition toTurakhia‘s more than 50 years contribution to the Indian dyestuff industry and specifically to his pioneering role in developing food, drug and cosmetic dyes as well as fluorescent dyes manufacturing in India. Turakhia is an alumni (1962-1966) of ICT which was founded in 1933 as a University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT) of the University of Mumbai.

ICT is considered to be one of the best post-graduate institutes in India. The international surveys conducted by Professor Jude Sommerfeld of Georgia Institute of Technology for the 5-year period during 2007-2011 described ICT as the best chemical engineering institute in India on the basis of number of research papers published. Besides, it was ranked fourth in the world after MIT, Delaware University and Georgia Tech. The Institute has produced more than 500 first generation entrepreneurs and academicians.

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