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Well we know it is always a big thing to get an admission in IIT, as millions of Indian students put their hearts out for the engineering entrance exams, but only the best of the best brains make it to the IIT’s. Also we know that IIT’s are home to one of the best brains in the world, here is a list of people who made most of this opportunity and achieved so much more.
We are talking about IIT pass outs who truly knew where they were headed and ultimately made it big. Continue Reading….
1. Amit Singhal, Senior Vice President Google Inc.
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He established himself as a leading talent in the field of information retrieval during his work with google search engine in 2001. He grew up in UP and passed his engineering from IIT Roorkie, he is the head of Google’s core quality search department. He credits his love for technology to his childhood experience watching Star Trek reruns on TV.
2. Nikesh Arora, CEO at Soft Bank Internet and Media Inc., Japan
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His proof of success lies in the fact that he is the first ever person of Indian Origin to be the CEO of a major company based in Japan. His greatness also lies in the fact that he is the world’s highest paid executive with a salary of Rs 4 crore a day (PRECISELY 135 million dollars/year). He is a pass-out of IIT Varanasi.
3. Sachin Bansal and Binni Bansal, Founders Flipkart
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They have two things in common besides their surname, they are both pass outs of IIT Delhi and they are both credited for starting up India’s largest online store Flipkart (back in 2007). Theses young guns have truly changed the consumer products business scenario, their online selling portal now generates Rs 1.5 crores every day !
4. Sundar Pichai, CEO Google
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Who does not know this IIT Kharagpur boy who made it to a raging sensation overnight when he was promoted as the CEO of Internet King Google Inc. He started as a low key manager in 2004 and since then has been handling some major revenue churning projects, also Sergey Brin proudly refers to him being the face behind the success of Google Chrome in 2008.
5. Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, Founders Ola Cabs
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They are also touted as the youngest billionaires of India, Bhavish and Ankit are the brains behind immensely successful internet start up company, Ola Cabs (also awarded as the best start up of 2015). They are two boys who had a vision, both graduated from IIT Bombay.
6. Narayan Murthy, Founder Infosys
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He is the founder of major IT giant, Infosys. His net worth stands at a tall 2 billion dollars. He did his electrical engineering from IIT Kanpur. He is one of the biggest IT industrialist in India, his company is known for its pioneering services in the field of management consulting, technology and outsourcing.
7. Arvind Kejriwal, CM – New Delhi
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Arvind Kejriwal is nothing less than a revolution in the Indian politics, as he rose to fame after the India Against Corruption movement supporting Anna Hazare. He started his political party “Aam Aadmi Party” based on some strong principles on the lines of the popular anti corruption movement. He is also the current chief minister of Delhi since he retained back his post back in February 2015.
8. Chetan Bhagat
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He was an investment banker in a company in Hong Kong, before he rose to fame with his best selling novel ” Five Point Someone”. After his novel became a bestseller he shifted his base to Mumbai, for his writing career. He has been involved in the entertainment industry for writing screenplays of movies like Kick and Kai Po Che. He is an IITian from Delhi.
9. Raghuram Rajan, RBI Governor
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“My Name is Raghuram Rajan and I do what a do” this RBI head is a strong headed man with principles. He is the 23rd governor for RBI, a tamilian by origin he did his engineering from IIT Delhi and MBA from IIM Ahemdabad. He is also a part time professor at Chicago University.
10. Vinod Khosla, Renowned American Billionaire
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Vinod Khosla is a business magnate based in the United States.This IIT Delhi graduate runs a venture capital firm known as Khosla Ventures. His investments in Sun Microsystems and some other credible companies have helped him earn billions of dollars
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From this compilation of some of the most successful IIT’s in the world, one thing is pretty clear the Indian Institute of Technology is not only producing excellent technology professionals but also great world leader material who made a great difference on the global front. If you liked our post please don’t forget to comment and share, feel free to voice your opinions and keep checking out our website for more !