Five Successful IIT Alumni Who Are Making India Proud
For numerous students, entry into the hallowed walls of IIT is no less than a dream, but for some, it is just the first step to creating unimaginable success stories.
Indian Institutes of Technology is one of the most prestigious institutions in the country and major international organizations line up to hire its students. Certainly, there had been a lot of students who went on to become successful in their chosen fields and made India proud. Spare a few minutes to read some of the most inspiring success stories of IIT alumni, who have inspired generations of students.
SundarPichai, the CEO of Google Alphabet, chased his starry-eyed technology dreams despite having modest beginnings and a humble background. Pichai pursued B.Tech in Metallurgy Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and holds an M.S. from Stanford University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Pichai became the CEO of Google in 2015 and is one of the most successful and renowned IIT alumni at the moment.
RaghuramGovindaRajan, a prominent economist and was the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Rajan graduated from IIT Delhi with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering and was awarded the Director’s Gold Medal as the best all-rounder student during his graduation in 1985. During his tenure as the Governor of RBI, he also became Vice-Chairman of the Bank for International Settlements. Between the years 2003 and 2006, Rajan was the Director of Research and Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund.
N.R. Narayan Murthy
NagavaraRamarao Narayan Murthy is the co-founder and ex-chairman of the mighty Indian multinational information technology company Infosys. Murthy finished his Master’s degree in 1969 from IIT Kanpur. He has received the prestigious Padma Vibushan and Padma Shri awards and was described by Time Magazine as the ‘Father of Indian IT’. Murthy is at the top spot among successful IIT alumni.
Deepinder Goyal, the founder and CEO of Zomato completed his graduation from IIT Delhi in 2005 with a degree in Mathematics and Computing. In 2008, Goyal founded Zomato (then foodiebay) out of his apartment and has since overseen the product development and strategy of the organization.
If you love shopping online, then you possibly know Sachin Bansal, co-founder and former CEO of Flipkart, India’s biggest eCommerce giant which was acquired by Walmart in 2018. This IIT-Delhi alumnus took six years to build Flipkart, whose success has come not just from online retail, but also from its focus on building back-end technology services.
IITians have taken India by storm. Who knows, you might be the next genious!