IIT Delhi has been known for its eternal history, rich present, and evolving future. Be it the latest investment in technology or another addition to the list of proud alumni, the institute has successfully made headlines every now and then. Here is the list of the finest IIT Delhi alumni that are shaping the future in their respective domains:
Better known as Mr Flipkart, Sachin Bansal, along with Binny Bansal (no relation), founded the e-commerce giant, Flipkart, in 2007. As a post 1990 IIT Delhi alumni, he had a job stint at Amazon prior to their startup. Over the time, what started out as a book seller transformed into a leading online shopping platform. In May, 2018, Sachin Bansal left the company.
A master of economics and finance, Raghuram Rajan was the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. His alma mater includes distinguished institutions like IIT Delhi, IIM Ahmedabad, and MIT Sloan School of Management. One of the most prestigious accomplishments of Rajan include the Fischer Black Prize which was awarded to him for significantly contributing to field of finance under the age of 40.
Manvinder Singh Bagga
Another IIT Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad alumni, Manvinder Singh Bagga worked for London-based Unilever Company for nearly 33 years. A Padma Bhushan awardee of 2010, Bagga has been on the council for Trade & Industry from 2004 to 2014 for the Indian Prime Minister.
Predhiman Krishan Kaw
Winner of Padma Shri, TWAS Prize, and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, Kaw was a plasma physicist. He founded the Institute for Plasma Research and was the facility’s director until 2012. Kaw completed his PhD from IIT Delhi at the age of 18. His interest shifted from high-energy physics to plasma physics due to his research mentor, Prof MS Sodha.
Vijay K. Thadani
In 1981, Thadani co-founded NIIT with Rajendra Pawar. He has been a chair of the Indian Government’s Committee on National Information Infrastructure Policy. Along with that, Thadani was the Chairman of IT Committee of USA’s Confederation of Indian Industry.
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