46 Notable alumni of
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is 782nd in the world, 163rd in Asia, and 14th in India by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 46 notable alumni from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Manohar Parrikar

    Manohar Parrikar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1955-2019 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar was an Indian politician and leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party who served as Chief Minister of Goa from 14 March 2017 until his death. Previously, he was Chief Minister of Goa from 2000 to 2005 and from 2012 to 2014 and from 2017 to 2019. He also served as the Minister of Defence from October 2014 to March 2017. In January 2020, he was posthumously awarded Padma Bhushan.

  2. Nitesh Tiwari

    Nitesh Tiwari
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    20th Century
    Enrolled in Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
    Studied in 1996
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Nitesh Tiwari is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and lyricist known for his works in Bollywood. He made his directorial debut by co-directing Chillar Party which won the National Film Award for Best Children's Film for that year. He then directed the supernatural political drama Bhoothnath Returns (2014).

  3. Parag Agrawal

    Parag Agrawal
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    business executivechief executive officerchief technology officercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Parag Agrawal is an Indian-American software engineer who is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Twitter.

  4. Nandan Nilekani

    Nandan Nilekani
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurpolitician
    Biography

    Nandan Mohanrao Nilekani is an Indian entrepreneur. He co-founded Infosys and is the non-executive chairman of Infosys replacing R Seshasayee and Ravi Venkatesan, who were the co-chairs of the board, on 24 August 2017. After the exit of Vishal Sikka, Nilekani was appointed as non-executive chairman of the board effective 24 August 2017. He was the chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). After a successful career at Infosys, he headed the Government of India's technology committee, TAGUP. He is a member of Indian National Congress but not active in politics as of 2019.

  5. Mansoor Khan

    Mansoor Khan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Mansoor Hussain Khan is an Indian film director and producer known for his works in Hindi cinema. Son of film maker Nasir Hussain, Khan made his directorial debut with the super-hit Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, for which Khan received the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, and the Filmfare Award for Best Director for that year. Mansoor Khan's directorial debut paved the way back for the musical romantic genre in Hindi Cinema.

  6. Pranav Mistry

    Pranav Mistry
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    Pranav Mistry is a computer scientist and inventor. He was the President and CEO of STAR Labs (Samsung Technology & Advanced Research Labs). He is best known for his work on SixthSense, Samsung Galaxy Gear and Project Beyond.

  7. Kailasavadivoo Sivan

    Kailasavadivoo Sivan
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
    In 2007 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in aerospace engineering
    Occupations
    aerospace engineer
    Biography

    Kailasavadivoo Sivan is an Indian space scientist who served as the Secretary of the Department of Space and chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation and Space Commission. He has previously served as the Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Center and the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre.

  8. Jairam Ramesh

    Jairam Ramesh
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Jairam Ramesh is an Indian economist, historian and politician belonging to Indian National Congress. He is a Member of Parliament representing Karnataka state in the Rajya Sabha. In July 2011, Jairam was elevated to the Union Council of Ministers of India and appointed Minister of Rural Development and Minister (additional charge) of the new Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. However, in the cabinet reshuffle in October 2012, he has been divested of the portfolio of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. He was previously the Indian Minister of State (Independent Charge) at the Ministry of Environment and Forests from May 2009 to July 2011.

  9. Salil Parekh

    Salil Parekh
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    chief executive officerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Salil Parekh is the current chief executive officer and managing director of Infosys. Parekh took over from interim CEO U B Pravin Rao on 2 January 2018.

  10. Viral Acharya

    Viral Acharya
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    economistbankeracademic
    Biography

    Viral V. Acharya is an Indian economist who was appointed as Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He also served as a member of the advisory council of the RBI Academy and was a member of the Academic Council of the National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) since 2014. As of 23 January 2017, he was appointed to serve a three-year term as a Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He resigned from the post in July 2019 with 6 months left for his completion of term.

  11. Vic Gundotra

    Vic Gundotra
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Vivek Paul "Vic" Gundotra is an Indian-born American businessman who served as the Senior Vice President, Social for Google until 24 April 2014. Prior to joining Google, he was a general manager at Microsoft.

  12. Ashish Chauhan

    Ashish Chauhan
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Ashish Kumar Chauhan is an Indian business executive, administrator and current Chancellor of University of Allahabad. He is the current managing director and chief executive officer of the Bombay Stock Exchange. He also serves as the member of Governing council of one of the premier B school in India - IIM Raipur. Ashish is best known as the father of modern financial derivatives in India, and is considered one of the foremost experts in financial market policies, Information technology, organized retail, telecommunications and Indian social issues.

  13. Ramesh Chandra Agarwal

    Ramesh Chandra Agarwal
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1944-2017 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    media proprietor
    Biography

    Ramesh Chandra Agarwal was an Indian media proprietor and founder-chairman of the Dainik Bhaskar group of newspapers that has a presence in 14 states of India with 62 editions and has an estimated readership of over 15 million. He started Dainik Bhaskar newspaper at Bhopal in 1958. In 1983 he launched the Indore edition and in 1996 it was produced in Rajasthan. He was on the board of D.B. Corp Limited from its inception.

  14. Udaya Kumar

    Udaya Kumar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    designer
    Biography

    Udaya Kumar Dharmalingam is an Indian academic and designer noted for his design of the Indian rupee sign. His design was selected from among five short listed symbols. According to Kumar, the design is based on the Indian tricolour.

  15. Dinesh Mohan

    Dinesh Mohan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1945-2021 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Dinesh Mohan was honorary professor at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi since 2017. He was distinguished professor at Shiv Nadar University, Gautam Buddha Nagar (India) from 2016 to 2018. From 2010 to 2015 he was Emeritus Volvo Chair Professor for Transportation Planning & Safety at IITD. He was head of Centre for Biomedical Engineering (1991–1996), Coordinator of the Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (1998–2010) and head, W.H.O. Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Safety Technology at IIT Delhi (1991–2010). He was also Director, Independent Council for Road Safety International (www.icorsi.org).

  16. Raj Gupta

    Raj Gupta
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Rajiv L. Gupta is an Indian-American businessman, the current chairman of Aptiv, an auto parts company, and a former executive with Rohm and Haas, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals.

  17. Kanwal Rekhi

    Kanwal Rekhi
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Kanwal Singh Rekhi is an Indian-American businessperson. He is credited as the first Indian-American Founder and CEO to take a venture-backed company public on the NASDAQ.

  18. Rohini Godbole

    Rohini Godbole
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    academicphysicistresearcher
    Biography

    Rohini Godbole is an Indian physicist and academic specializing in elementary particle physics: field theory and phenomenology. She is currently a professor at the Centre for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She has worked extensively on different aspects of particle phenomenology over the past three decades, in particular on exploring different aspects of the Standard Model of Particle Physics and the physics beyond it (BSM). Her work regarding hadronic structure of high-energy photons outlined a variety of ways in which to study it and has had implications for the design of next generation electron positron colliders. She is an elected fellow of all the three academies of Science of India and also the Science Academy of the Developing World (TWAS).

  19. Colin Gonsalves

    Colin Gonsalves
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    lawyerhuman rights activist
    Biography

    Colin Gonsalves is a designated Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India and the founder of Human Rights Law Network. He specializes in human rights protection, labour law and public interest law. He has been awarded Right Livelihood Award for the year 2017 for "his tireless and innovative use of public interest litigation over three decades to secure fundamental human rights for India’s most marginalised and vulnerable citizens." Considered a pioneer in the field of public interest litigation in India, he has brought several cases dealing with economic, social and cultural rights. Most of these cases, decided by the Supreme Court, have been set as precedents.

  20. Madhu Pandit Dasa

    Madhu Pandit Dasa
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    civil engineer
    Biography

    Madhu Pandit Dasa is the President of ISKCON Bangalore, Chairman of The Akshaya Patra Foundation, and Chairman of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir. The Government of India has recently conferred upon him the prestigious Padma Shri Award in recognition of the distinguished service rendered by Akshaya Patra Foundation for the children of India.

  21. Arun Majumdar

    Arun Majumdar
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    materials scientistacademicuniversity teachermechanical engineerphoton scientist
    Biography

    Arunava "Arun" Majumdar is a materials scientist, engineer, and professor who was nominated for the position of Under Secretary of Energy in the United States between November 30, 2011 and May 15, 2012 but then the nomination was retracted. He was previously the Director of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he was also deputy director of LBNL as well as professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He was nominated to be the first director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy and appointed to that position in September 2009.

  22. Sridhar Rangayan

    Sridhar Rangayan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Sridhar Rangayan is an Indian filmmaker who has made films with special focus on queer subjects. His queer films, The Pink Mirror and Yours Emotionally, have been considered groundbreaking because of their realistic and sympathetic portrayal of the largely closeted Indian gay community. His film The Pink Mirror remains banned in India by the Indian Censor Board because of its homosexual content.

  23. Deepak B. Phatak

    Deepak B. Phatak
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Deepak B. Phatak, is an Indian computer scientist and academic, and a recipient of the Padma Shri Award for his contribution in science and technology in 2013. He is known for his notable work for upgrading Aakash, advertised by its manufacturer as the 'world's cheapest tablet'. In 2009, he was ranked one of the 50 most powerful people in India.

  24. Ravindran Kannan

    Ravindran Kannan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    mathematiciancomputer scientistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Ravindran Kannan is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research India, where he leads the algorithms research group. He is also the first adjunct faculty of Computer Science and Automation Department of Indian Institute of Science.

  25. T. V. Raman

    T. V. Raman
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    T. V. Raman is a computer scientist who specializes in accessibility research. His research interests are primarily in the areas of auditory user interfaces and structured electronic documents. He has worked on speech interaction and markup technologies in the context of the World Wide Web at Digital's Cambridge Research Lab (CRL), Adobe Systems and IBM Research. He currently works at Google Research. Raman has himself been partially sighted since birth, and blind since the age of 14.

  26. Lalit Surajmal Kanodia

    Lalit Surajmal Kanodia
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Dr. Kanodia is an Indian business entrepreneur, is currently Chairman of Datamatics Group of Companies which he founded in 1975. He also holds the position of National President of the Indo - American Chamber of Commerce and Vice President of the Indian Merchants Chamber, both organizations of the Indian business community. He has also served as President of the Management Consultants Association of India.

  27. Satyendra Pakhale

    Satyendra Pakhale
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Satyendra Pakhalé is a designer, industrial designer and architect. He realizes projects from industrial design, applied research to product design, development and manufacturing. He works in the fields of product design, including consumer electronics, transportation, home appliances, furniture, digital products & computers, and architecture & interior design. In 2008, he was selected as one of L’Uomo Vogue magazine’s 80 most influential creative people with vision worldwide in design and architecture. His works are in permanent collections of several museums worldwide.

  28. Prashant Ranade

    Prashant Ranade
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Prashant Ranade has been with Atos Syntel since 2007 till his retirement from the company in May 2020. He was the Co-Chairman of Syntel, Inc., a position to which he was appointed on 3 November 2016. He was formerly Executive Vice Chairman of Syntel's Board of Directors and also served as the company's Chief Executive Officer and President from February 2010.

  29. Girish Sant

    Girish Sant
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1966-2012 (aged 46)
    Occupations
    social worker
    Biography

    Girish Sant was a noted energy analyst held in high esteem as an energy policy commentator from India. He co-founded the non-governmental organisation Prayas in Pune, India. His analytical inputs helped shape India's energy policy over the decades of the 1990s and 2000s. He was considered an effective team builder and mentored several energy researchers and activists.

  30. Pushpak Bhattacharyya

    Pushpak Bhattacharyya
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    computer scientistartificial intelligence researcher
    Biography

    Pushpak Bhattacharyya is a computer scientist and a professor at Computer Science and Engineering Department, IIT Bombay. He served as the director of Indian Institute of Technology Patna from 2015 to 2021. He is a past president of Association for Computational Linguistics, and Ex-Vijay and Sita Vashee Chair Professor He currently heads the Natural language processing research group Center For Indian Language Technology (CFILT) lab at IIT Bombay.

  31. N. K. Naik

    N. K. Naik
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    aerospace engineerengineer
    Biography

    Niranjan Krishna Naik is an Indian aerospace engineer and Professor Emeritus at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai. He is known for his research work on thermomechanical behavior of textile composites and ballistic impact, low velocity impact, fatigue and fracture of composites. His special interest is also on science and technology of aircraft production. Major awards and recognitions conferred to him are: Fellowship of the National Academy of Sciences, India; Fellowship of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (2005); Professor H. H. Mathur Award for "Excellence in Research in Applied Sciences 2006" by IIT Bombay; "Excellence in Aerospace Education Award 2008" by the Aeronautical Society of India; Aerospace Engineering Division Gold Medal of the Institution of Engineers (India) for the year 1992-93 for his research on polymer matrix composites and "Shri Hotchand M. Lala and Shrimati Jamuna H. Lala Excellence in Teaching Award, 2013" by IIT Bombay.

  32. S. Shankar Sastry

    S. Shankar Sastry
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    S. Shankar Sastry is a former Dean of Engineering at University of California, Berkeley.

  33. Shobhana Narasimhan

    Shobhana Narasimhan
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    physicistresearcher
    Biography

    Shobhana Narasimhan is an Indian academic who is Professor of Theoretical Sciences at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore, India. Her main area of interest is computational nanoscience. Her research examines how the lowering of dimensionality and reduction of size affect material properties. She is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences.

  34. Suresh P. Sethi

    Suresh P. Sethi
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    mathematicianeconomist
    Biography

    Suresh P. Sethi is Eugene McDermott Chair Professor of Operations Management and Director of the Center for Intelligent Supply Networks at The University of Texas at Dallas. He has contributed significantly in the fields of manufacturing and operations management, finance and economics, marketing, industrial engineering, operations research, and optimal control. He is well known for his developments of the Sethi advertising model and DNSS Points, and for his textbook on optimal control.

  35. Akhilesh K. Gaharwar

    Akhilesh K. Gaharwar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    researcher
    Biography

    Akhilesh K. Gaharwar is an Indian academic and an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. The goal of his lab is to understand the cell-nanomaterials interactions and to develop nanoengineered strategies for modulating stem cell behavior for repair and regeneration of damaged tissue.

  36. Kavita Ramanan

    Kavita Ramanan
    Occupations
    probability theorist
    Biography

    Kavita Ramanan is a probability theorist who works as a professor of applied mathematics at Brown University.

  37. Imran Siddiqi

    Imran Siddiqi
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    botanist
    Biography

    Imran Siddiqi is an Indian geneticist. Currently, he is a group leader at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and heads a research group.

  38. Vikas Joshi

    Vikas Joshi
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Vikas Vasudeo Joshi is an Indian businessman. He is the founder of the Pune-headquartered Harbinger Group, which includes Harbinger Systems, Harbinger Knowledge Products, and Harbinger Interactive Learning, with offices in Redmond, Washington and Pleasanton, California.

  39. Hemchandra Kekre

    Hemchandra Kekre
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1935-2014 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    teacher
    Biography

    Hemchandra Baburao Kekre was a Professor, Author and Head of the Computer Science Department in the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Kekre was among the initial professors who started the computer science department at IIT Mumbai.

  40. Ramakrishna V. Hosur

    Ramakrishna V. Hosur
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    physicistbiophysicist
    Biography

    Professor Ramakrishna Vijayacharya Hosur is an Indian biophysical scientist, known for his expertise in the areas of nuclear magnetic resonance and molecular biophysics. The Government of India honoured him, in 2014, by awarding him the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, for his contributions to the fields of science and technology.

  41. Pramod Khargonekar

    Pramod Khargonekar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Pramod P. Khargonekar is the Vice Chancellor for Research and Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. An expert in control systems engineering, Dr. Khargonekar has served in a variety of administrative roles in academia and federal funding agencies. Most recently, he served as Assistant Director for Engineering at the National Science Foundation, and as Deputy Director for Technology at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA–E, 2012–13). From 2001 through 2009 he was the Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Florida.

  42. Nanda Khare

    Nanda Khare
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    writernovelist
    Biography

    Anant Yashwant Khare is an Indian writer and a retired civil engineer. He writes on science and geology in Marathi language. He has published around twenty-five books, including a novel titled Udya (tomorrow), published in 2014 is recognised one of the prominent writings in Marathi literature.

  43. Amiya Pujari

    Amiya Pujari
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1948-2003 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    Amiya Kumar Pujari was an Indian computer scientist and information technology pioneer and leader.

  44. Rakhesh Singh Kshetrimayum

    Rakhesh Singh Kshetrimayum
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    electrical engineerresearcher
    Biography

    Rakhesh Singh Kshetrimayum, FIET, SMIEEE is an electrical engineer, educator and Professor in the department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. Recently, he was listed in the world's top 2% scientists for the year 2020 by the researchers from Stanford University. Earlier in 2020, he was also listed in the world's top 2% scientists for the year 2019.

  45. Tarun Kant

    Tarun Kant
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Tarun Kant, an institute chair professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in Mumbai since December 2009, was born on 1 July 1946 in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, India. He received a BSc degree from Allahabad University in 1962, a B.Tech (Hons.) degree in civil engineering from IIT Bombay in 1967 and an M.Tech in civil engineering, specializing in structural engineering, from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) in 1969. Kant spent about 18 months at a consulting engineering firm in Mumbai before becoming a lecturer at IIT Bombay in January 1971. He received a PhD degree in 1977. Kant became an assistant professor in 1978 and a professor in 1986. At IIT Bombay, he has been a department head (2000–2002), dean of planning (2001–2003) and chair of the Joint Entrance Examination (1998) and the Central Library (1995–1999).

  46. Y. S. Rao

    Y. S. Rao
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Dr. Y. S. Rao is a Professor at the Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India. He is working in the field of microwave remote sensing and land based applications for more than 34 years. His early research was focused on the use of Synthetic Aperture Radar interferometry for landslides and land deformation monitoring, Digital Elevation Model generation, snow and glacier monitoring. He is also actively involved in developing several techniques for soil moisture estimation using passive and active microwave remote sensing data for more than 25 years. His current research involves SAR Polarimetry for crop characterization, classification, biophysical parameter retrieval using linear and compact-pol SAR data. Apart from applications, he has also contributed in the field of Polarimetric SAR system calibration and software tool development.