The Textile Association (India)
B-5/104, Goyal Inter City
Near Sai Hospital, Drive-in Road
Ahmedabad – 380 054
Dr. N.N. Mahapatra is a B.Sc (Tech) in Textile Chemistry from UDCT, (now ICT) Mumbai. He also holds M.Sc and Doctorate in Applied Chemistry from Utkal University, Orissa. He did his M.B.A from I.M.M., Kolkata.
Dr. Mahapatra is having 33 years of experience in textile industries in India and abroad. He has worked in all big textile houses like Birla’s (both Aditya Birla and K.K. Birla group) Reliance, Raymond (Kenya) Churchgate Group (Nigeri), GSL Ltd, (formerly Gujarat Spinners Ltd.), LNJ Bhilwara (RSWM)Group and Hindprakash Lonsen Industries, Ahmedabad in various senior capacities .
In the year 2007, he was awarded C.Col FSDC (U.K.) and C.Text FTI (Manchester). In the year 2008, he was awarded the F.T.A from the Textile Association (India) & F.I.C. from the Institution of Chemists, Kolkata. In the year 2009, he was awarded the F.I.E. from the Institution of Engineers (India). In the year 2017, he was awarded the F.I.I.C.E. from the Institute of Chemical Engineers (India). He has implemented many new technologies which has given benefits to the Textile Industries. He is a Senior Member of American Association of Textile Chemists and Colourists and The Fibre Society, (USA). He is a Life Member of Indian Colour Society, Indian Environmental Association, The Society for Polymer Science, India and Indian Natural Fibre Society and Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi. He is the National Vice-Chairman, The Textile Association (India). He was the Chairman of WISTI (Western India Section of Textile Institute, Manchester (2010-2013). He was the Vice President of Association of Chemical Technologists (India), ACTI (2013-2015). In 2008, his name is included in American Biographical Institute. Inc (U.S.A.) for professional recognition and peer communication and Asia Pacific Who’s Who. He is a visiting Professor in Wuhan Textile University, China, Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly UDCT), Mumbai (Prof. Nabar Endowment Lecture, 2014-15) and all NIFT colleges.
He has contributed more than 260 papers in textile journals, having international circulation and presented more than 62 technical papers in various seminars in the country and abroad. He has written 6 books (Textile Dyes & Dyeing, Textile Technology, Textile Processing, Textiles & Environment, Textile Dyes and Sarees of India).
He has received the CENTURY MILLS’ Best Technical Book in Textiles Award for the book “Textile Processing” for the year 2014-2015 on 22nd January, 2016 at the 13th International and 71st All India Textile Conference held at NIMHANS, Bangalore. He was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award for positive contributions in the field of Textile Engineering Area at the 30th National Convention of Textile Engineers organized by Textile Engineering Division, West Bengal State Centre, Institution of Engineers (India), at R.N. Mukherjee Hall of WBSC, IE(I), 8, Gokhale Road, Kolkata on 3rd March, 2017.
He has traveled countries like Hong Kong, China, Kenya, Australia, Singapore, Nigeria, U.K., Bangladesh, Dubai, Germany, Ethopia, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Thailand.
Presently he is working as President, Colorant Ltd., Ahmedabad.