19 February 2015 :: RIL Chairman Mukesh D Ambani has been conferred the Doctor of Science by his alma mater Institute of Chemical Technology. Mukesh Ambani, who completed B Tech in Chemical Engineering from ICT in 1979, shared the honour with world renowned Prof Goerge Whitesides.
Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani has been conferred an Honorary Doctor of Science degree by his Alma Mater, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. Mukesh Ambani, had completed B Tech in Chemical Engineering from ICT in 1979.
Ambani is the fourth person to have been bestowed the honour, the previous three honoured include Bharat Ratna Dr CNR Rao, Professor George Whitesides, the most cited scientist in the world, and Padma Vibhushan Professor M M Sharma, legendary chemist and Ambani’s teacher at the institute.
Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani (born 19 April 1957) is an Indian business magnate who is the Chairman, Managing Director and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s second most valuable company by market value.
Mukesh Ambani was born on 19 April 1957 to Dhirubhai Ambani and Kokilaben Ambani. He has a younger brother, Anil Ambani, and two sisters, Dipti Salgaoncar and Nina Kothari. The Ambani family lived in a modest two bedroom apartment in Bhuleshwar, Mumbai until the 1970s. Dhirubhai later purchased a 14-floor apartment block called ‘Sea Wind’ in Colaba, where, until recently, Mukesh and Anil lived with their families on different floors.
He attended the Hill Grange High School at Peddar Road, Mumbai, along with his brother and where Anand Jain, his close associate, was his classmate. He received his BE degree in Chemical Engineering from the Institute Of Chemical Technology, Matunga. Mukesh later enrolled for an MBA at Stanford University but dropped out to help his father build Reliance, which at the time was still a small but fast growing enterprise.