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Indian Institutes of Technology

Indian Institutes of Technology (or IITs) are the premier engineering colleges in India. They were founded in the 1950s by the Indian Government under a special act by the President, and modelled along the lines of great US universities, notably MIT. The IIT campuses were founded in Kharagpur (1950), Mumbai (1958), Chennai (1959), Kanpur (1960), New Delhi (1961), and more recently in Guwahati (1995) and Roorkee (2001).

There are about 1500 undergraduate and 2000 graduate students in each IIT. Many graduates of the IITs go to the USA to work and to study. The IITs are well respected worldwide. They are often referred to as the MIT-equivalents in India. Many of the IIT Alumni have excelled in Silicon Valley.

A student/alumni of the Indian Institutes of Technology is known as an IITian.

Table of contents
1 Notable Alumni
2 List of fictional IITians
3 External links

Notable Alumni

Ajay BharadwajDelhi82President, Biocon India
Arjun Malhotra- - co-founder, HCL Technologies
Arun Sarin- - CEO-designate of Vodafone
Avi Nash- - Advisory Director, Goldman Sachs
Bharat DesaiMumbai75Chairman and CEO, Syntel Inc
Desh DeshpandeChennai - co-founder Sycamore Networks
Kanwal RekhiMumbai- CEO Ensim Corporation; ex-CTO Novell
Manohar ParrikarMumbai78Chief Minister, Goa
Narayana Murthy- - co-founder and Chairman of Infosys
Nandan NilekaniMumbai78co-founder and CEO of Infosys
Rajat GuptaDelhi 71Managing Director, McKinsey & Company
Rakesh Gangwal- - CEO Worldspan, ex-CEO US Airways Group
Ravi UppalDelhi- Vice-Chairman and MD, ABB India
Sanjiv Sidhu- - founder and CEO, I2 Technologies
Som MittalKanpur73CEO Digital GlobalSoft
Victor MenezesMumbai- Senior Vice Chairman, Citigroup
Vindi Banga- - chairman, HLL
Vinod KhoslaDelhi76co-founder SUN Mircosystems

List of fictional IITians

External links