Illuminating the Path: Notable Alumni of IIT Bombay

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) is renowned for its academic excellence and for producing an impressive array of distinguished alumni who have made their mark across various fields. In this article, we will explore the profiles of some of the most notable alumni of IIT Bombay, highlighting their educational backgrounds, achievements, and contributions to society.

NameNandan Mohanrao Nilekani
Date of BirthJune 2nd, 1955
Place of BirthBanglore, Karnataka
SchoolingBishop Cotton Boys’ School, Bangalore
St. Joseph’s High School, Dharwad
UGElectrical Engineering – IIT Bombay
RoleFormer Non-Executive Chairman of Infosys
Former Chairman of UIDAI
Achievements/AwardsPadma Bhushan (2006)
NameParag Agrawal
Date of BirthMay 21, 1984
Place of BirthAjmer, Rajasthan
SchoolingAtomic Energy Junior College, Mumbai
UGComputer Science and Engineering – IIT Bombay
PGPh.D. in Computer Science – Stanford University
RoleFormer CEO, Twitter, Inc.
Achievements/AwardsSecured a gold medal in the International Physics Olympiad held in Antalya, Turkey.
NamePranav Mistry
Date of BirthMay 14, 1981
Place of BirthPalanpur, Gujarat
UGComputer science and engineering – Nirma Institute of Technology, Ahmedabad
PGMaster of Design degree – IIT Bombay
Master’s degree in Media Arts and Sciences – MIT
RoleFounder and CEO at TWO
Former President at Samsung Technology and Advanced Research
Achievements/AwardsYoung Global Leader 2013 Award, World Economic Forum50 Most Creative People of the Year 2010, CREATIVITY 50TR35 2009 award, Technology ReviewInvention of the Year 2009 award, Popular ScienceNominee for Forbes India’s Person of the Year 2009
NameT. V. Raman 
Date of BirthMay 4, 1965
Place of BirthPune, India
SchoolingHome School (as he is blind)
UGBS in Mathematics – University of Pune
PGMS in mathematics –  IIT Bombay
MS in Computer Science & a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics – Cornell University
RoleComputer Scientist, Accessibility Researcher
Achievements/AwardsACM Doctoral Dissertation Award, 1994
NameKailasavadivoo Sivan
Date of BirthApril 14, 1957
Place of BirthSarakkalvilai, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu
SchoolingTamil Medium Government school
UGAeronautical Engineering – Madras Institute of Technology
PGMaster’s degree in Aerospace Engineering – IISc Bangalore
Doctoral degree in Aerospace Engineering – IIT Bombay in 2006
Role9th Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation
12th Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
Achievements/AwardsDr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award, 2019
IEEE Simon Ramo Medal, shared with Byrana N. Suresh, 2020
NameNitesh Tiwari
Date of BirthMay 22, 1973
Place of BirthItarsi, Madhya Pradesh
UGMetallurgy and Material Science Engineering – IIT Bombay
RoleFilm Director, Producer, and Writer
Achievements/AwardsFilmfare Award for Best Director at the 62nd Filmfare Awards
Telstra People’s Choice Award at the 2017 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. 
NameMadhu Pandit Dasa
Date of Birth1956
Place of BirthThiruvananthapuram
UGMetallurgy and Material Science Engineering – IIT Bombay
PGM.Tech Civil Engineering – IIT Bombay
RoleSpiritual leader
President of ISKCON Temple, Bangalore
Chairman of Akshaya Patra Foundation
Chairman of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir
Achievements/AwardsPadma Shri award on 67th Republic Day by the Government of India. Honorary Doctorate by Poornima University, Rajasthan for his service to humanity
National Living Legend Award 
NameLalit Surajmal Kanodia
Date of BirthMarch 30, 1941
Place of BirthKolkata, India
SchoolingBombay Scottish School, Mumbai
UGScience in Elphinstone College, Bombay University (for 2 years)
Mechanical Engineering – IIT Bombay
PGMS in Management –  MIT, Cambridge
RoleChairman of Datamatics Group of Companies
Achievements/AwardsAward from the Prime Minister of India for the most innovative software product
Global Achiever Award for Business Excellence
NameSatyendra Pakhalé
Date of Birth1967
Place of BirthMaharashtra, India
UGMechanical Design Engineering from Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering, Nagpur
PGMaster’s degree in Design at the Industrial Design Centre – IIT Bombay Product Design at the Art Center College of Design, Switzerland.
RoleDesigner, Artist, Industrial Designer, and Architect
Achievements/AwardsRed Dot Award, for Add-On Radiator, Essen, Germany, 2016
International Design Award, Category Interior Furniture, Los Angeles, USA, 2007
Bharat Sammann, New Delhi, India, 2013
NamePrashant Ranade
Date of Birth1952
Place of BirthAmerica
UGMechanical engineering – IIT Bombay
PGMS in Control Engineering – University of Cincinnati
MBA in Marketing and Finance – Xavier University
Role/CompanyFormer Co-Chairman Syntel, Independent Director of Public Companies
Achievements/AwardsDistinguished Alumnus, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Nuclear Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 2007
Distinguished Alumnus Award, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, 2007

In the world of education, technology, finance, and beyond, the alumni of IIT Bombay continue to push the boundaries of human potential. Their stories remind us that anyone can leave an indelible mark on the world with dedication, hard work, and a commitment to making a difference.

We salute these accomplished individuals for their outstanding contributions and look forward to witnessing the remarkable achievements of future generations of IIT Bombay alumni. Their journeys continue to illuminate the path for others to follow, and in doing so, they leave an enduring legacy that serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration for all.