Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur is one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in India. Every year IIT-Kharagpur presents Distinguished Alumnus Awards to a very select group of individuals “to recognize and celebrate the phenomenal success of the alumnus/alumna who has excelled in his/her professional career and at the same time made a significant impact on nation-building”. In recognition of his breakthroughs in Chemical Engineering, Mitrajit Mukherjee, President of Exelus was recently honored with the 2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT-Kharagpur.