JK Tyre director Dr R Mukhopadhyay honoured with Distinguished IIT Alumnus Award 2020

Prime News, National, Karnataka, Education, Technology, Mysuru, February 24:- Dr R Mukhopadhyay, Director (R&D), JK Tyre; Director & CE of Hari Shankar Singhania Elastomer & Tyre Research Institute, Mysuru and Chairman of Indian Rubber Institute, was honoured with the “Distinguished Alumnus Award 2020” at the 66th Convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (West Bengal) held on Tuesday (February 23). 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was the chief guest addressed the 66th Convocation of IIT (Kharagpur).

Dr Mukhopadhyay completed his graduation from University of Calcutta and MSc anf PhD from IIT, Kharagpur. Started his career in the 70s as a faculty in Applied Chemistry at IIT,Kharagpur, and has more than 48 years of experience in education, training and research in rubber science and tyre technology.

Under his leadership, the Indian Rubber Institute has conducted numerous national and international conferences in India.

Dr Mukhopadhyay is instrumental in establishing “Dr D Banerjee Centre of Excellence” at JSS Technical Institutions campus in Mysuru. This centre acts as a nodal centre for rubber technology education, training, testing, research and skill development in Karnataka including BVoc course in Rubber Technology and various certificate programmes for different job roles of Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC) under Skill India Mission proposed by the Prime Minister.

The members of JK Tyre & Industries Ltd have congratulated Dr Mukhopadhyay for his outstanding achievement. (NGB)


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