43 Notable alumni of
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi is 937th in the world, 200th in Asia, and 20th in India by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 43 notable alumni from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Raghuram Rajan

    Raghuram Rajan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    economistprofessorbanker
    Biography

    Raghuram Govindarajan is an Indian economist and the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Between 2003 and 2006 he was Chief Economist and director of research at the International Monetary Fund. From September 2013 through September 2016 he was the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India; in 2015, during his tenure at the RBI, he became the Vice-Chairman of the Bank for International Settlements.

  2. Kiran Bedi

    Kiran Bedi
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    police officertennis playerpoliticianwriter
    Biography

    Kiran Bedi is an Indian social activist, former-tennis player and politician who became the first woman in India to join the officer ranks of the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1972 and was the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry from 28 May 2016 to 16 February 2021. She remained in service for 35 years before taking voluntary retirement in 2007 as Director General, Bureau of Police Research and Development.

  3. Chetan Bhagat

    Chetan Bhagat
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Enrolled in Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
    Studied in 1995
    Occupations
    writerscreenwriter
    Biography

    Chetan Bhagat is an Indian author, columnist and youtuber. He was included in Time magazine's list of World's 100 Most Influential People in 2010.

  4. Sachin Bansal

    Sachin Bansal
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    engineerentrepreneurcomputer scientist
    Biography

    Sachin Bansal is an Indian entrepreneur. He is best known as the co-founder of Flipkart, that was acquired by Walmart (77 percent stake) at $16 billion in 2018. During his over 11 year career at Flipkart, Bansal was CEO and chairman. In 2018, Bansal exited Flipkart following the Walmart deal.

  5. Vinod Khosla

    Vinod Khosla
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Vinod Khosla is an Indian-American billionaire businessman and venture capitalist. He is a co-founder of Sun Microsystems and the founder of Khosla Ventures. Khosla made his wealth from early venture capital investments in areas such as networking, software, and alternative energy technologies. He is considered one of the most successful and influential venture capitalists.

  6. Jayant Sinha

    Jayant Sinha
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jayant Sinha is an Indian politician who is the Member of Indian Parliament and formerly the Minister of State for Finance and the Minister of State for Civil Aviation in the Government of India. Sinha is currently the Chairperson for Standing Committee on Finance and a member of the Public Accounts Committee for 2019–20. He has also been an investment fund manager and management consultant.

  7. Padmasree Warrior

    Padmasree Warrior
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Enrolled in Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering
    Occupations
    engineerbusinesspersonchemical engineer
    Biography

    Padmasree Warrior is an Indian-American businesswoman and technology executive. She is known for her leadership roles in technology firms like Cisco where she served as the CTO for seven years, and at Motorola where she was the CTO for five years. She also served as the CEO of NIO USA, an electric car maker. Currently, she is the founder and CEO of Fable, a curated reading platform focused on mental wellness. She also serves on the board of directors of Microsoft and Spotify.

  8. Sameer Gehlaut

    Sameer Gehlaut
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Sameer Gehlaut is an Indian businessman. He is the founder and chairman of the Indiabulls Group, a diversified financial services group with businesses in housing and consumer finance through independent and listed companies in the Indian stock exchanges.

  9. Sugata Mitra

    Sugata Mitra
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    computer scientistprofessorwriterphysicist
    Biography

    Sugata Mitra is an Indian computer scientist and educational theorist. He is best known for his "Hole in the Wall" experiment, and widely cited in works on literacy and education. He is Professor Emeritus at NIIT University, Rajasthan, India. A Ph.D. in theoretical physics, he retired in 2019 as Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University in England, after 13 years there including a year in 2012 as Visiting Professor at MIT MediaLab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He won the TED Prize 2013.

  10. Subhash Kak

    Subhash Kak
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    mathematiciancryptographerpoetcomputer scientistphilosopher
    Biography

    Subhash Kak is an Indian-American computer scientist and historical revisionist. He is the Regents Professor of Computer Science Department at Oklahoma State University–Stillwater, an honorary visiting professor of engineering at Jawaharlal Nehru University, and a member of the Indian Prime Minister's Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC).

  11. Somnath Bharti

    Somnath Bharti
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Somnath Bharti is an Indian lawyer who has become a politician representing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). As a lawyer, he practised at the Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court. He was elected as the AAP candidate for the Malviya Nagar constituency in the 2013 Delhi state assembly elections and was Minister of Law, Tourism, Administrative Reforms, Art & Culture in the Government of Delhi, from 28 December 2013 to 14 February 2014, at which time the AAP government resigned. He has served as MLA from Malviya Nagar Constituency from February 2015 - February 2020. He served as Chairman, Committee ON Privileges of Delhi Legislative Assembly for the year 2016–17. On 10 August 2018, Delhi Legislative Assembly appointed him as chairman, Committee to examine the Stray Dog and Monkey Menace in Delhi. He won the 2020 Delhi Elections by 18,144 votes. By Delhi Legislative Assembly he was appointed as Chairman, Public Accounts Committee (one of the three most important Committees of a legislative assembly or Indian Parliament viz. Public Accounts Committee, Committee on Govt Undertakings and Committee on Estimates), Chairman, House Committee on Violation of Protocol Norms and Contemptuous Behaviour By Government Officers with MLAs, Members of Standing Committee on Education (Education; Higher Education; Training & Technical Education; Art, Culture and Language; Sports ) and Committee on Govt Undertakings.

  12. R.K. Mathur

    R.K. Mathur
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Radha Krishna Mathur is a retired Indian IAS officer who is serving as the 1st Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh. He retired as the Chief Information Commissioner of India (CIC) in November 2018. Mathur had retired as the India's Defence Secretary, two years after being appointed to the post on 25 May 2013. He was also the Defence Production Secretary of India, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Secretary of India and the Chief Secretary of Tripura.

  13. Manu Prakash

    Manu Prakash
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    biophysicistinventordesigneruniversity teacherbioengineer
    Biography

    Manu Prakash is an Indian scientist who is a Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University. Manu was born in Meerut, India. He is best known for his contributions to the Foldscope and Paperfuge. Prakash received the MacArthur Fellowship in September 2016. He and his team are also working on a water droplet based computer in Stanford University. His work focuses on frugal innovation that makes medicine, computing and microscopy accessible to more people across the world.

  14. Shammi Narang

    Shammi Narang
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Shammi Narang is an Indian voice-over artist, ex news anchor and entrepreneur based in Delhi. Graduating with an engineering degree, Narang first got into the voice-over profession by working in the Hindi division of Voice of America. Later he was selected from among 10,000 candidates into Doordarshan, which was then the only channel in India, and became the 'face of Doordarshan news reading' and Indian Television in general during the 1970s – 80s. His rendering of Sarab Sanjhi Gurbani has become the voice of Sikhs globally as well.

  15. Shrinivas Kulkarni

    Shrinivas Kulkarni
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    physicistastronomerteacher
    Biography

    Shrinivas Ramchandra Kulkarni is a US-based astronomer born and raised in India. He is currently a professor of astronomy and planetary science at California Institute of Technology, and he served as director of Caltech Optical Observatory (COO) at California Institute of Technology, in which capacity he oversaw the Palomar and Keck among other telescopes. He is the recipient of a number of awards and honours.

  16. Madhu Sudan

    Madhu Sudan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    computer scientistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Madhu Sudan is an Indian-American computer scientist. He has been a Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences since 2015.

  17. Arogyaswami Paulraj

    Arogyaswami Paulraj
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    engineerresearcheracademicuniversity teacherelectrical engineer
    Biography

    Arogyaswami J. Paulraj is an Indian-American electrical engineer, academic. He is a Professor Emeritus in the Dept. of Elect. Engg. at Stanford University.

  18. Bharat Ratra

    Bharat Ratra
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    university teacher
    Biography

    Bharat Vishnu Ratra is an Indian-American physicist, theoretical cosmologist and astroparticle physicist who is currently a university distinguished professor of Physics at Kansas State University.

  19. Sulkhan Singh

    Sulkhan Singh
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    police officer
    Biography

    Sulkhan Singh is a retired IPS officer belonging to Uttar Pradesh cadre. He was the Director General of Uttar Pradesh Police.

  20. Ashish Nanda

    Ashish Nanda
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Ashish Nanda was Director of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad,

  21. Rajendra Singh Pawar

    Rajendra Singh Pawar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Rajendra Singh Pawar is an Indian businessman and the chairman of NIIT, which he co-founded along with Vijay K. Thadani. He also founded NIIT University, which is a not-for-profit university in Neemrana, in 2009.

  22. Gauhar Raza

    Gauhar Raza
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    scientistfilm directorwriter
    Biography

    Gauhar Raza is an Indian scientist by profession, and a leading Urdu poet, social activist and documentary filmmaker working to popularize the understanding of science among general public, known for his films like Jung-e-Azadi, on the India's First War of Independence, and Inqilab (2008) on Bhagat Singh. He was also the honorary director of Jahangirabad Media Institute.

  23. Divya Dwivedi

    Divya Dwivedi
    Enrolled in Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    ontologistphilosopheruniversity teacherwriterresearcher
    Biography

    Divya Dwivedi is a philosopher and author based in India. She is an associate professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Her work focuses on ontology, metaphysics, literature, and philosophy of politics. Dwivedi is a member of the International Network of Women Philosophers.

  24. Avinash Kak

    Avinash Kak
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    computer scientistengineeruniversity teacherartificial intelligence researcher
    Biography

    Avinash C. Kak is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University who has conducted pioneering research in several areas of information processing. His most noteworthy contributions deal with algorithms, languages, and systems related to networks (including sensor networks), robotics, and computer vision. Born in Srinagar, Kashmir, he did his Bachelors in BE at University of Madras and Phd in Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He joined the faculty of Purdue University in 1971.

  25. Sashi Reddi

    Sashi Reddi
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Sashi Parvatha Reddi is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and a philanthropist. Sashi Reddi was the CEO and founder of AppLabs. Born in Madras, Sashi Reddi is now a US citizen. He grew up in Guntur but attended boarding school at Lawrence School, Lovedale. He is a recipient of the Louis Braille Award from the Pennsylvania Council for the Blind, for the year 2017.

  26. Vikrant Bhargava

    Vikrant Bhargava
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Vikrant Bhargava is an Indian-born British businessman, and the co-founder and former marketing director of online casino operator PartyGaming.

  27. Amar Gupta

    Amar Gupta
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    computer scientistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Amar Gupta is an Indian computer scientist based in the United States. Gupta has worked in academics, private companies, and international organizations in positions that involved analysis and leveraging of opportunities at the intersection of technology and business, as well as the design, development, and implementation of prototype systems that led to widespread adoption of new techniques and technologies. He has surmounted several strategic, business, technical, economic, legal, and public policy barriers related to several innovative products and services.

  28. Anwesh Sahoo

    Anwesh Sahoo
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1995-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    beauty pageant contestant
    Biography

    Anwesh Kumar Sahoo is an Indian artist, blogger, writer, model, actor and a TEDx speaker. He was crowned Mr. Gay World India 2016, becoming the youngest winner of the crown at the age of 20. He represented India at the Mr. Gay World 2016 pageant held in Malta, Europe and made it to the Top 12. He is a recipient of the Troy Perry Award for compassionate activism, making him the first Indian to be honored with the award. He's a graduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering from IIIT Delhi, and is currently a Master's in Design student at NIFT, New Delhi.

  29. Tushar Raheja

    Tushar Raheja
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    film director
    Biography

    Tushar Raheja is an Indian storyteller and mathematics researcher based in Delhi. His first book Anything for you, Ma'am, a comedy, was published in 2006 while he was an undergraduate student in Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. His first feature film The Bizarre Murder of Mr Tusker, a sci-fi, psychological noir, starring BAFTA nominee Victor Banerjee, is due for release. His writing has been compared to that of P. G. Wodehouse by The Hindu and The Times of India and his books have gone on to achieve massive success, consistently remaining on the national best-selling charts. Raheja chose not to climb on the bandwagon of formulaic books but instead devoted himself to mathematical research and the study of narration. Romi and Gang (published July 2013 by Pirates), previously titled Run Romi Run is only his second book in the market. The book about the unalloyed dreams of the young in the Indian hinterland revolves around cricket. It has been praised by The Hindu, Hindustan Times, The Daily Telegraph among other publications. Raheja is one of the few authors in India to combine widespread popularity with critical acclaim. In 2015, he obtained his PhD from IIT Delhi in the field of applied probability.

  30. Harsh Chitale

    Harsh Chitale
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Harsh Chitale was the previous CEO of HCL Infosystems.

  31. Narinder Kumar Gupta

    Narinder Kumar Gupta
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Prof. Narinder Kumar Gupta, known as Prof. N. K. Gupta or Prof Narinder Gupta is a research scientist, educator, and engineer. Born 22 August 1942 in Mirpur, Jammu and Kashmir, India, is Professor of Mechanics at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi. Gupta works in the area of large deformations of metals and composites at low, medium and high rates of loading. His research stimulates the development of constitutive behaviour of materials, understanding of the basic mechanics of large deformation, design for crashworthiness of road and air vehicles, design for safety in defence applications and in design of metal forming processes.

  32. Srinivasan Keshav

    Srinivasan Keshav
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    computer scientistengineer
    Biography

    Srinivasan Keshav is American-Canadian Computer Scientist of Indian-descent who is currently the Robert Sansom Professor of Computer Science at the University of Cambridge.

  33. B. S. Sahay

    B. S. Sahay
    Biography

    Prof. B. S. Sahay is the Founder Director, Indian Institute of Management Jammu. He was the Founder Director of Indian Institute of Management Raipur, Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon and Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad. Sahay completed his BTech from BIT Sindri and received his MTech and PhD from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.

  34. Jaideep Prabhu

    Jaideep Prabhu
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Jaideep Prabhu is the Jawaharlal Nehru professor of business and enterprise at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, England. The Professorship was established by the Government of India with an endowment of £3.2 million. Prabhu is also the director of the Centre for India & Global Business (CIGB). He is the co-author of Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth, described by The Economist as "the most comprehensive book" on the subject of frugal innovation.

  35. Vasant Dhar

    Vasant Dhar
    Occupations
    teacher
    Biography

    Vasant Dhar is a professor at the Stern School of Business and the Center for Data Science at New York University, former editor-in-chief of the journal Big Data. and the founder of SCT Capital, one of the first machine-learning-based hedge funds in New York City in the 90s. His research focuses on building scalable decision making systems from large sources of data using techniques and principles from the disciplines of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

  36. Ambuj Sagar

    Ambuj Sagar
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Ambuj D. Sagar is the Vipula and Mahesh Chaturvedi Professor of Policy Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. His interests broadly lie in science and technology policy, environmental policy, and development policy, with a particular focus on the interactions between technology and society. While his current research focuses mainly on energy innovation and climate policy, he also studies, more broadly, various facets of technology innovation, environmental policy politics and processes, and engineering education and research.

  37. Ravi Rishi

    Ravi Rishi
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1955-2016 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Ravi Rishi was a non-resident Indian businessman, chair of the board of Vectra Group of companies and was based out of Richmond in the United Kingdom. Rishi also served as non executive director of Global Vectra Helicorp.

  38. Rajpal Singh Sirohi

    Rajpal Singh Sirohi
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Enrolled in Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Rajpal Singh Sirohi is an Indian optics physicist, academic administrator, educator, and researcher in optical metrology. He is the former Director of IIT Delhi and Vice Chancellor of several universities. He is the Fellow of INAE, NASI, OSA, SPIE, OSI and ISoI. He has received numerous awards including Gabor Award of SPIE, Galileo Award of ICO. He is also the recipient of Padma Shri by Govt. of India. He is the author of about 430 papers and several books.

  39. Nemkumar Banthia

    Nemkumar Banthia
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    professorchief executive officercivil engineer
    Biography

    Nemkumar Banthia FRSC, is an Indian-born Canadian engineer and professor of civil engineering at the University of British Columbia and the CEO of IC-IMPACTS. He is best known for his research in the fields of cement-based and polymer-based fiber reinforced composites, particularly on testing and standardization, fracture behavior, strain-rate effects, durability and development of sustainable materials.

  40. Sumit Jamuar

    Sumit Jamuar
    Biography

    Sumit Jamuar is the Chairman, co-founder and CEO of Global Gene Corp, a genomics data platform and applications company that is collecting and analysing diverse genomic and medical datasets to deliver precision healthcare to a global market. Sumit is responsible for the company's long-term strategy and partnerships.

  41. Navdeep Asija

    Navdeep Asija
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Navdeep Asija is the founder of dial-a-cycle rickshaw concept known as Ecocabs and won the 2011 National Award of Excellence by Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India.

  42. Vivek Gupta (businessman)

    Vivek Gupta (businessman)
    Years
    1960s
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Vivek Gupta is an Indian-born American business leader. He is presently President and CEO (Chief Executive Officer), and Director on the Board of Mastech Digital.

  43. Amitabh Varshney

    Amitabh Varshney
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    Amitabh Varshney is an Indian-born American computer scientist. He is an IEEE fellow, and serves as Dean of the University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. Before being named Dean, Varshney was the director of the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies from 2010 to 2018.