IIT Kharagpur Notable Alumni: Trailblazers in Technology and Entrepreneurship

IIT Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) is renowned for producing visionary and influential alumni in the realms of technology and entrepreneurship. In this article, we will delve into the profiles and achievements of notable IIT-KGP alumni who have significantly impacted the technology and entrepreneurship landscape.

NameSundar Pichai
Date of BirthJuly 12, 1972
Place of BirthMadurai, Tamil Nadu, India
SchoolingJawahar Vidyalaya, Chennai
UGMetallurgical Engineering – IIT KGP
PGMS in Engineering and Materials Science, Stanford University
RoleCEO of Alphabet Inc. (Google’s Parent Company)
Achievements/AwardsTime 100, Global Indian of the Year, and several prestigious Tech and Leadership awards.
NameArvind Kejriwal
Date of BirthAugust 16, 1968
Place of BirthBhiwani, Haryana
SchoolingCampus School, Hisa
Holy Child School, Sonipat
UGMechanical Engineering – IIT KGP
Role7th Chief Minister of Delhi
Achievements/AwardsRamon Magsaysay Award
NameDuvvuri Subbarao
Date of BirthAugust 11, 1949
Place of BirthEluru, West Godavari District – Andhra Pradesh
SchoolingSainik School, Korukonda, Andhra Pradesh 
UGBSc Hons in Physics – IIT KGP
PGMSc – IIT Kanpur
Master’s Degree in Economics – Ohio State University, United States
Ph.D. – Andhra University
Role/Company22nd Governor of Reserve Bank Of India, Civil Servant, Economist
Achievements/AwardsRecipient of Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2009 by IIT Kanpur.
NameKoppillil Radhakrishnan
Date of BirthAugust 29, 1949
Place of BirthIrinjalakuda, Thrissur, Kerala
SchoolingNational High School, Irinjalakuda
Pre-Degree –  Christ College, Irinjalakuda
UGElectrical Engineering – Government Engineering College, Thrissur
PGPost-graduate studies in management – Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Doctorate – IIT KGP
RoleHonorary Distinguished Advisor in the Department of Space / ISRO
Achievements/AwardsPadma Bhushan – 2014
NameRamajogayya Sastry 
Date of BirthAugust 24, 1970
Place of BirthArepalli Muppalla, Narasaraopet of Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
UGB.Tech. – REC Warangal
Achievements/AwardsSIIMA Award for Best Lyricist – 2012
Nandi Award for Best Lyricist – 2015,2016
NameVinod Gupta
Date of BirthJuly 4, 1946
Place of BirthRampur Maniharan, near Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh
UGAgricultural engineering – IIT KGP
PGMS, MBA – University of Nebraska-Lincoln
RoleBusinessman, Investor, and Philanthropist
Former CEO and Chairman of infoGROUP
Achievements/AwardsAwarded three honorary doctorate degrees from the Monterey Institute, the University of Nebraska
NameNeelam Pol 
Date of Birth1981
Place of BirthMumbai, India
UGComputer Science & Technology – Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University
PGMaster’s degree in International Education Policy – Harvard University Graduate School of Education
MBA in Strategy Management – IIT KGP
Role21st Century Education and Social Entrepreneurship
Achievements/AwardsAwarded the Education Entrepreneurship Fellowship in 2014 by Harvard University
NameSubhasish Dey 
Date of Birth1958
Place of BirthJalpaiguri, West Bengal, India
UGB.E. degree in Civil Engineering – University of North Bengal 
PGMTech degree in Water Resources engineering
PhD degree in hydraulic engineering – IIT KGP
RolHydraulician and Educator
Achievements/AwardsASCE Hans Albert Einstein Award – 2022
NamePrithviraj “Prith” Banerjee 
Date of Birth1960
Place of BirthKhartoum, Sudan
UGElectronics and Electrical Communication Engineering – IIT KGP
PGPh.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering – the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
RoleChief Technology Officer at ANSYS
Board member at Cray and CUBIC
Achievements/AwardsReceived the Frederick Emmons Terman Award from the American Society for Engineering Education.
In 2000, the IEEE Computer Society honored him with the Taylor L. Booth Education Award.
NameSubir Chowdhury
Date of BirthJanuary 12, 1967
Place of BirthChittagong, Bangladesh
Schooling (up to 12th)NA
UG (if Applicable)Aeronautical engineering – IIT KGP
PG (if Applicable)Degree in industrial management – Central Michigan University
Role/CompanyAuthor, Management consultant
Achievements/AwardsThinkers 50 recognized Chowdhury with a nomination for the 2013 “Breakthrough Idea” award for his work on “Economics of Quality”.
2019 and 2021 Thinkers 50 shortlisted Chowdhury as a recipient of the “Ideas into Practice” award for his work with business and communities.

The future holds great promise, and IIT Kharagpur is sure to continue producing exceptional individuals who will leave an indelible mark on the world. These profiles represent a testament to the institute’s unwavering commitment to nurturing talent and shaping the leaders of tomorrow. We honor the accomplishments of these distinguished alumni and eagerly anticipate the exceptional journeys of future generations.

These profiles serve as a reminder that the spirit of IIT Kharagpur lives on in the achievements of its alumni and continues to inspire and uplift the global community.