42 Notable alumni of
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur is 963rd in the world, 204th in Asia, and 21st in India by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 42 notable alumni from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politicianbureaucrat
    Biography

    Arvind Kejriwal is an Indian politician and a former bureaucrat who is the current and 7th Chief Minister of Delhi since February 2015. He was also the Chief Minister of Delhi from December 2013 to February 2014, stepping down after 49 days of assuming power. Currently, he is the national convener of the Aam Aadmi Party, which won the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections with a historic majority, obtaining 67 out of 70 assembly seats. In 2006, Kejriwal was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership in recognition of his involvement in the grassroots level movement Parivartan using right to information legislation in a campaign against government corruption. The same year, after resigning from Government service, he donated his Magsaysay award money as a corpus fund to found the Public Cause Research Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO).

  2. Jitendra Kumar

    Jitendra Kumar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Jitendra Kumar is an Indian actor. He is better known for his work in web series and comedy sketches of The Viral Fever where he portrayed characters such as Jeetu, Munna Jazbaati, Gittu and Kejriwal,. He is also known for his role of Jeetu Bhaiya in Kota Factory, Aman Tripathi in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and Abhishek Tripathi in Amazon Prime's Panchayat, for which he has won a Filmfare OTT award in the category of "Best Actor Comedy Series (Male)"

  3. Biswa Kalyan Rath

    Biswa Kalyan Rath
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    comedian
    Biography

    Biswa Kalyan Rath is an Indian stand-up comedian, writer and YouTuber. He is from Odisha. He came into prominence through the YouTube comedy series, Pretentious Movie Reviews with fellow comedian Kanan Gill. He played a supporting role in the 2016 Netflix sex comedy film Brahman Naman. He created the 2017 Amazon Prime Video's series Laakhon Mein Ek. On 9th December 2020, Rath married actress Sulagna Panigrahi.

  4. Duvvuri Subbarao

    Duvvuri Subbarao
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Duvvuri Subbarao, is an Indian economist, Central Banker, and retired IAS officer. He was the 22nd Governor of Reserve Bank of India, served under Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh. He lives in Singapore and is a distinguished visiting faculty at National University of Singapore.

  5. Ajit Singh

    Ajit Singh
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Chaudhary Ajit Singh was a National Farmers' leader and an Indian politician. He was the founder and chief of the Rashtriya Lok Dal, a political party recognized in western part of state of Uttar Pradesh, and son of former Prime Minister of India late Chaudhary Charan Singh. He had tested positive for COVID-19 on 22 April 2021 and was admitted in a Gurugram hospital. He died on 6 May 2021 after his condition deteriorated.

  6. Koppillil Radhakrishnan

    Koppillil Radhakrishnan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Biography

    Koppillil Radhakrishnan is an Indian space scientist who headed the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) between November 2009 and December 2014 as Chairman of Space Commission, Secretary of the Department of Space and Chairman of ISRO. Prior to this, he was the Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (2007-2009) and Director of National Remote Sensing Agency (2005-2008) of the Department of Space. He had a brief stint of five years (2000-2005) in the Ministry of Earth Sciences as Director of Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS).

  7. Ashok Khemka

    Ashok Khemka
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Ashok Khemka is an Indian career civil servant. He is an Indian Administrative Service officer of 1991 batch. He is best known for cancelling the mutation of Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's illegal land deal in Gurgaon. As of November 2019, he has been transferred 53 times in 28 years by state governments after he exposed corruption in the departments he was posted in. He is a whistleblower of several scams that took place under Bhupinder Hooda's regime, including the Robert Vadra DLF land grab scam, Sonepat-Kharkhoda IMT land scam case and Garhi Sampla Uddar Gagan land scam. Ashok Khemka is Haryana's second-most transferred bureaucrat after a retired IAS officer Pradeep Kasni, who had been transferred 71 times in 35 years.

  8. Ramajogayya Sastry

    Ramajogayya Sastry
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Enrolled in Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
    Graduated with Master of Technology
    Occupations
    authorlyricistsongwriterscreenwriter
    Biography

    Ramajogayya Sastry is an Indian film lyricist, known for his works in Telugu cinema and Telugu music.

  9. Vinod Gupta

    Vinod Gupta
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Biography

    Vinod Gupta is an Indian-born American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He is the former chief executive officer (CEO) and chairman of infoGROUP (previously known as infoUSA). Gupta served as CEO of infoGROUP from the time of its incorporation in 1972 until September 1997, and again from August 1998 to August 2008. Gupta has donated over $50 million to numerous philanthropic endeavors in the United States and India.

  10. Malli Mastan Babu

    Malli Mastan Babu
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1974-2015 (aged 41)
    Occupations
    mountaineer
    Biography

    Mastan Babu Malli was an Indian mountaineer. He is best known for his 2006 world record creating feat of climbing each continent's highest peak (the Seven Summits) in the shortest span of time at that point - a total of 172 days with the first climb on 19 January 2006 and the seventh on 10 July 2006. This feat made him the fastest seven summiteer in the world at that time, the first Indian and South Asian to climb all seven summits, the first Indian to climb Vinson Massif and the first Indian to climb Carstensz Pyramid. While his record for climbing the seven summits has since been improved upon, his record of attaining each summit on a different day of the week still stands today.

  11. Kumar Bhattacharyya, Baron Bhattacharyya

    Kumar Bhattacharyya, Baron Bhattacharyya
    Born in
    Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh
    Years
    1940-2019 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    politicianengineer
    Biography

    Sushanta Kumar Bhattacharyya, Baron Bhattacharyya, CBE, FRS, FREng, FIMechE, Kt was a British-Indian engineer, educator and government advisor. In 1980, he became Professor of Manufacturing Systems at the University of Warwick and founded the Warwick Manufacturing Group. In 2004 he was made a Life Peer and became a member of the House of Lords.

  12. Partha Pratim Chakraborty

    Partha Pratim Chakraborty
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Partha Pratim Chakrabarti is an Indian computer scientist. He is a distinguished professor and the former director of IIT Kharagpur. Dr. Chakrabarti has made pioneering research contributions and has solved a number of open problems. His work has been incorporated in standard text books as well as industry level tools of major international companies. He has published more than 200 papers in international journals and conferences and supervised two dozen PhD students. He is also an honorary awardee of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, the highest science award in India, for the engineering category in 2000.

  13. Raj Kamal Jha

    Raj Kamal Jha
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    authorjournalistwriternewspaper editor
    Biography

    Raj Kamal Jha is an Indian newspaper editor and novelist writing in English. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of The Indian Express.

  14. Pradeep Khosla

    Pradeep Khosla
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
    Graduated with Bachelor of Technology
    Occupations
    computer scientistengineeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Pradeep Kumar Khosla is an academic computer scientist and university administrator.

  15. Harish Hande

    Harish Hande
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Harish Hande is an Indian social entrepreneur, who co-founded SELCO India in 1995. He was awarded with the Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2011 for "his pragmatic efforts to put solar power technology in the hands of the poor, through his social enterprise SELCO India".

  16. Supriyo Datta

    Supriyo Datta
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Supriyo Datta is an Indian born American researcher and author. A leading figure in the modeling and understanding of nano-scale electronic conduction, he has been called "one of the most original thinkers in the field of nanoscale electronics." He is currently the Thomas Duncan Distinguished professor at the School of Electrical Engineering at Purdue University. A recipient of the Frederick Emmons Terman Award from the American Society of Engineering Education in 1994, and the Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation in 1984, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society.

  17. Srikumar Banerjee

    Srikumar Banerjee
    Occupations
    physicistengineermetallurgist
    Biography

    Srikumar Banerjee was an Indian metallurgical engineer. He retired as the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India (AECI) and the secretary of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) on 30 April 2012. Prior to his stint as DAE chairman, he was the director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) from 30 April 2004 to 19 May 2010. He had also served as a DAE Homi Bhabha Chair Professor at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. He was known as a great physical metallurgist. Banerjee died during the early morning of 23 May 2021 due to a heart attack at his residence in Navi Mumbai. He had recovered from COVID-19 in previous month.

  18. Anuradha Acharya

    Anuradha Acharya
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Anuradha Acharya is an Indian entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of Ocimum Bio Solutions and Mapmygenome. She was awarded Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2011.

  19. Subir Chowdhury

    Subir Chowdhury
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Subir Chowdhury is the author of 15 books and noted for his work in quality and management.

  20. Amit Ray

    Amit Ray
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Dr. Amit Ray is an Indian author, and spiritual master. He is known for his teachings on meditation, yoga, peace and compassion. He is best known for his Om meditation and integrated yoga and vipassana meditation techniques. He is author of several books on meditation and other spiritual topics. He teaches peace, love and compassion for the transformation of human consciousness. He is one of the pioneers of compassionate artificial intelligence movement.

  21. Subhasis Chaudhuri

    Subhasis Chaudhuri
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    computer scientistelectrical engineer
    Biography

    Subhasis Chaudhuri is an Indian electrical engineer and director at IIT Bombay. He is a former K. N. Bajaj Chair Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He is known for his pioneering studies on Computer vision and is an elected fellow of all the three major Indian science academies viz. the National Academy of Sciences, India, Indian Academy of Sciences, and Indian National Science Academy. He is also a fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Indian National Academy of Engineering. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the apex agency of the Government of India for scientific research, awarded him the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, one of the highest Indian science awards for his contributions to Engineering Sciences in 2004.

  22. Kiran Seth

    Kiran Seth
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Biography

    Kiran Seth is an Indian academician, Professor Emeritus in the department of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He is most known as the founder of SPIC MACAY (1977), a non-profit organisation which promotes Indian classical music, Indian classical dance, and other aspects Indian culture, amongst youth the world over; through its about 500 chapters and through conventions, baithaks, lectures and musical fests.

  23. Arjun Malhotra

    Arjun Malhotra
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Arjun Malhotra is an Indian entrepreneur, industrialist and philanthropist. In 1975, Malhotra co-founded HCL Group, where he served as vice chairman. He also founded TechSpan and served as chief executive officer of US-based firm Headstrong after the two companies merged. He also co-founded SPIC MACAY along with his college friend Kiran Seth for the promotion of Indian music and culture amongst youth.

  24. Suresh Vaswani

    Suresh Vaswani
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Suresh C. Vaswani is a Senior Director and Operating Partner of the Everstone Group. He is on the board of group companies including i.e. Innoveo AG, Servion Global Solutions and Omega Healthcare.

  25. Prith Banerjee

    Prith Banerjee
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    engineercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Prithviraj "Prith" Banerjee is an Indian American academic and computer scientist and is currently the Chief Technology Officer at ANSYS and board member at Cray and CUBIC. Previously, he was a Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry where he was responsible for IOT and Digital Transformation Advisory Services within the Global Industrial Practice. Before that he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Schneider Electric. He was formerly a senior vice president of research at Hewlett Packard and director of HP Labs. Previously he was the Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of ABB Group. He was also the Managing Director of Global Technology R&D at Accenture.. Prith started his early career in academia as a Professor at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University.

  26. Surajit Kar Purkayastha

    Surajit Kar Purkayastha
    Biography

    Surajit Kar Purkayastha is a retired senior Indian Police Service officer of 1985 West Bengal cadre who served as the State Security Advisor of West Bengal from 1 June 2018 to 24 March 2021. Prior to that, he served as Director General of Police of West Bengal and was the 36th Police Commissioner of Kolkata.

  27. Amit Goyal

    Amit Goyal
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Occupations
    physicistinventorengineer
    Biography

    Amit Goyal is the Founding Director of the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary RENEW Institute at SUNY-Buffalo in Buffalo, New York. He is also SUNY Distinguished Professor and a SUNY Empire Innovation Professor at SUNY-Buffalo. Goyal was previously a UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow, a Battelle Distinguished Inventor and an ORNL Distinguished Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratories in Tennessee. He was also the Chair of the UT-Battelle-ORNL Corporate Fellow Council.

  28. Mani Lal Bhaumik

    Mani Lal Bhaumik
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1931-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    physicistautobiographer
    Biography

    Mani Lal Bhaumik is an Indian American physicist and a bestselling author.

  29. 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. Currently, he is also the Director of Indian Institute of Technology Patna. 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.

  30. Swapan Chattopadhyay

    Swapan Chattopadhyay
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Swapan Chattopadhyay CorrFRSE is an Indian American physicist. Chattopadhyay completed his PhD from the University of California (Berkeley) in 1982.

  31. Sabu Thomas

    Sabu Thomas
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    researcherengineer
    Biography

    Prof. Dr. Sabu Thomas is an Indian professor who is serving as the vice-chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala. He is also a full professor (25 March 1998 onwards) of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences. He was the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala during the period of 31 August 2017 to 31 August 2018, Director of School of Chemical Science during the period of 1 November 2010 to 31 December 2013. Hon. Director of International & Inter-University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology during the period of 28 March 2009 to 11 September 2015, 2 February 2016 to 11 October 2017.

  32. Sudipto Das

    Sudipto Das
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    novelist
    Biography

    Sudipto Das is an Indian author, social worker and musician. He is also a columnist, a speaker at TED events and a veteran in the semiconductor industry, having co-chaired the Industry Forum at the VLSID 2020. He has been the co-founder of two startups. In 2020 he spearheaded a country wide initiative to deliver daily groceries to people stranded due to lockdowns in the wake of the breakout of COVID-19.

  33. Venugopal Govindaraju

    Venugopal Govindaraju
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    computer scientistacademic
    Biography

    Venu Govindaraju is an Indian-American whose research interests are in the fields of document image analysis and biometrics. He presently serves as the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. He is a SUNY Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA.

  34. Ratnam V. Raja Kumar

    Ratnam V. Raja Kumar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Biography

    Ratnam V. Raja Kumar is an Indian academic who is the director of the Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar. He has served as the first vice-chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies.

  35. Anuradha Bhattacharyya

    Anuradha Bhattacharyya
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    novelistpoetwriter
    Biography

    Anuradha Bhattacharyya is an Indian writer of poetry and fiction in English. Her novel One Word was awarded Best Book of the Year 2016 by the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi. She is Associate Professor of English in Post Graduate Government College, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

  36. Chandralekha Singh

    Chandralekha Singh
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Chandralekha Singh is an Indian-American physicist who is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh and the Founding Director of the Discipline-Based Science Education Research Center.

  37. Ranjit Makkuni

    Ranjit Makkuni
    Occupations
    multimedia artist
    Biography

    Ranjit Makkuni is an international multimedia artist and designer, the honorary director of the design think tank, the Sacred World Research Laboratory, as well as a musician, sitar player, and songwriter.

  38. Ratneshwar Lal Kayastha

    Ratneshwar Lal Kayastha
    Born in
    Nepal Flag Nepal
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    politicianengineercivil servant
    Biography

    Ratneshwar Lal Kayastha is a Nepalese politician and former Governor of Province No. 2. He was appointed as a governor of Province No. 2 by the Government of Nepal on 17 January 2018. He served as a Governor of Province No. 2 from 19 January 2018 to 03 November 2019.

  39. Biswanath Mukherjee

    Biswanath Mukherjee
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    Biswanath Mukherjee is an Indian-American Distinguished Professor of computer science at University of California, Davis and a fellow of IEEE.

  40. Varun Shrivastava

    Varun Shrivastava
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Biography

    Varun Shrivastava is an Indian social reformer focused on education. He is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur. Shrivastava has received several awards including the "Young Alumni Achiever Award" conferred upon him by his Alma Mater.

  41. Lallit Anand

    Lallit Anand
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Lallit Anand is the Warren and Towneley Rohsenow Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on solid mechanics and large deformation plasticity theory. He has received numerous awards and accolades for his significant contributions to the field of applied mechanics and mechanical engineering.

  42. Neelam Pol

    Neelam Pol
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Biography

    Neelam Pol is an entrepreneur and founder of Khel Planet Foundation. She is a Harvard University alumni and lives in Mumbai.