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IIT Xplore: IITians who went on to explore global firms

Here is the list of Top IIT Alumnis

06 August, 2020

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Indian Institute of Technology is the most prestigious institute of technology and sciences of the nation. Every year lakhs of students appear for the exam whereas not even half of them make it to the IITs. But those who qualify the exam and get an entry to IIT surely experience a wondrous journey. So many of them have left their marks globally. 

Mentioned below are some IIT alumni who went on to explore the global firms. 

1. Vinod Khosla 

Vinod Khosla a technologist and an entrepreneur did his graduation in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. He went abroad for his master’s in biomedical engineering. He ventured to begin a start-up which led him to Silicon Valley. 

He co-founded Sun Microsystems and founded Khosla Ventures. He currently works as an investor and has three jobs which include founder of Khosla Ventures, affiliated partner at Kleiner Perkins and investor and founder at Breakthrough Energy Ventures. 

2. Sundar Pichai 

Sundar Pichai is a businessperson and an industrialist. He did his graduation in Metallurgical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He worked hard to get a scholarship to study material sciences and semiconductor physics from Stanford University, USA. 

He started his career as a product manager in Silicon Valley and went on to join Google in year 2004. After working for 11 years at Google he gained the seat of CEO in 2015. He soon became a global figure of importance through his hard work and dedication. He is currently the CEO (Chief executive officer) Alphabet Inc. and Google. 

3. Sachin Bansal 

Sachin Bansal is an engineer and an entrepreneur who did his graduation in computer science and engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. After completing his graduation Sachin worked at a firm named Techspan for a short duration. 

He later went on to join Amazon India at a post of senior software engineer. After sometime he along with his friend Binny Bansal decided to begin a start-up which resulted in the formation of Flipkart, the first e-commerce company in India with COD feature. He is currently the CEO of Flipkart. 

4. Zishaan Hayath

Zishaan Hayath is an investor and entrepreneur. He did his graduation from Indian Institute of Technology where he achieved the Young Alumni Achiever Award.  

He worked under various firms after completing his graduation. He joined ITC Limited as an Assistant Manager, also worked at Opera Solution as an Associate Consultant and finally founded Toppr.com, India’s most advanced and comprehensive learning app. He is currently the CEO of Toppr. 

5. Bhavish Aggarwal

Bhavish Aggarwal is an entrepreneur who did his graduation in Computer science and engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. 

During his college he did an internship as a Research Intern in Microsoft Research India for three months and later went on to join the Microsoft as an Assistant Researcher. He is currently the co-founded and CEO of Ola. 

6. Manu Aggarwal

Manu Aggarwal is an entrepreneur and an investor who did his graduation from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He went on to do his master’s in computers and electrical engineering from University of Minnesota. 

He worked as a Project leader in Waferscale Integration, founded Design Expo Network Pvt limited/ SLMsoft, founded ANMsoft technologies. He is currently the founder and CEO at Naaptol online shopping Pvt Ltd. 

7. Kunal Bahl

Kunal Bahl is an investor and an entrepreneur. He did his graduation from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. He worked at companies like Deloitte Consulting and Microsoft in US. 

He co-founded the Snapdeal Pvt Ltd and is currently working as it’s CEO. 

8. Nikesh Arora 

Nikesh Arora is a businessman and an entrepreneur who did his graduation in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi. He then went to United States to study management. 

He started his career by working as an analyst at Fidelity Investments, he also worked at Google where he reached to the posts of Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer. He is currently the CEO and chairman of Palo Alto Networks. 

9. Dinesh. C. Paliwal 

Dinesh. C. Paliwal is a businessman who did his graduation in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. He went on to do his master’s in management from Miami University. 

He worked as a President at ABB automation and he was the lead Independent Director at Raytheon Technologies. He is currently the CEO of Harman and Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors at Harman. 

10. Divyam Goel

Divyam Goel is an entrepreneur who did his graduation in Computer science and engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. During his college he did an internship at Microsoft as a Software intern. He later started working at Microsoft as a Software Developer Engineer. He also worked as Software engineer at Google and Uber.  

He founded AttainU and is currently the CEO and CPO at AttainU. 

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