Mumbai: Four Indian Colour Technologists
have been bestowed with the most prestigious `Charted
Colourist’ by Society of Dyers and Colourist, UK.
Three alumni of Institute of Chemical Technology
(formerly University Department of chemical Technology) and an
IIT Mumbai alumni have been given this rare honour for
demonstrating their distinction in the knowledge of colour
science or colour technology and contribution to society.
The Indian recipients of Charted Colourist for this year
are Prof C N Sivaramkrishnan, Director of Anmol Polymers
Private Limited, Delhi, Vijay Sane, Chief Manager-Research and
Development of Gharda Chemicals, Maharashtra, R V Deshpande,
Proprietor of Core Management Associates, Mumbai and Prof
Asim Kumar Roy Choudhary of Government College of Engineering
and Textile Technology, Serampore West Bengal.
Currently, there are only 20 Chartered Colourists in
India including these four, a release from Society of Dyers
and Colourist (Education Charity), said.
It signifies that the recipient has made a substantial
contribution to the industry or academia and thus to economy,
The awards were recently given in a power packed
ceremony at the Nottingham Conference Centre (Nottingham) on
May 7, the release said. Society of Dyers and Colourist is the leading
Independent, educational charity dedicated to advancing the
science and technology of colour world wide. The society was
established in 1884 and in 1962 it became a registered
Whilst industry is constantly changing, the governing
principles remain as relevant today as always, to promote by
any or all available means the advancement of the science of
colour. In 1963 the society was granted a Royal Charter and
began to award Chartered Colourist (CCol) status in
recognition of individual professionalism and on-going
learning and development in Colour chemistry.
The CCol status remains the pinnacle of professional
achievement today. The society operates globally and have
offices in Bangladesh, China, Hongkong, India and Pakistan.
The mission of the society is to communicate the
science of colour in a changing world and this is done by
maintaining professional standards and improving the skills of
Professionals enabling them to deliver exceptional
results for their organisation. This is delivered through
membership, qualifications training consultancy, publications,
events and access to knowledge and expertise.
The society also provides tried and trusted practical
support services focused on implementing best practice in
textile colour management resulting in improved efficiency
and cost savings.