Top 5 Most Successful Entrepreneurs Graduated From IIT

Pratyusha Srivastava Pratyusha Srivastava
Feb 23, 2022 4 min read
Top 5 Most Successful Entrepreneurs Graduated From IIT

The influence and popularity of IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) is known by everyone. In fact, some of the greatest minds of India have studied at IIT. And now, the alumni of IIT are working as an entrepreneur and, in fact, leading the high-tech startup space in India.

Based on its massive success and its alumni, IIT is truly a dream for numerous students. Today, IIT graduates have taken over almost every work sector, from the world's famous CEOs and scientists to the quirky interiors. And these success stories have now become an inspiration to a lot of students.

In the past few years, the success of IIT has grown truly massively and that resulted in the involvement of IITians in almost every sector that you can think of! And that's what we are discussing today. In this article, we have discussed the most successful entrepreneurs who graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Let's get started!

Sundar Pichai
Sachin Bansal
Vinod Khosla
NR Narayana Murthy
Deepinder Goyal

Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai
Sundar Pichai

We all are well familiar with the name- Β Sundar Pichai as the CEO of Google. Mr Pichai has pursued his B.Tech degree from IIT Kharagpur, the top IIT college of India. He completed his degree in metallurgical engineering in the year 1993.

He not only just graduated but in fact, topped his batch. But the interesting part is Sundar Pichai did not pursue metallurgically, he chose the path to become the very first Indian CEO of Google.

Sachin Bansal

Sachin Bansal
Sachin Bansal 

The co-founder of a famous E-Commerce platform, Flipkart, Sachin Bansal is also an IIT graduate. He studied at IIT Delhi, in the stream of computer science. Sachin Bansal is considered the leader of the E-commerce revolution. He is also an Indian Software Engineer and Internet entrepreneur.

Vinod Khosla

Vinod Khosla
Vinod Khosla

Vinod Khosla, the famous name listed among the billionaires of Forbes magazine. He is a prominent American engineer and businessman, born in India.

Vinod Khosla is the co-founder of Sun Microsystems. He completed his bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in the Electronic Engineering field.


10 Successful Startups Led By IIT-Graduates
There are a lot of IITians who’ve taken the route of entrepreneurship, but only a few reach the top. Let’s examine the most successful startups led by IIT grads.

NR Narayana Murthy

NR Narayana Murthy
NR Narayana Murthy

The founder of one of the largest technology companies in India, Infosys, NR Narayana Murthy pursued his master's of engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in the year 1996.

He completed his B.Tech from the University of Mysore. NR Narayana Murthy was honoured with India's highest honour, the Padma Shri in 2000.

Deepinder Goyal

Deepinder Goyal
Deepinder Goyal

Deepinder Goyal is the CEO of one of the largest food delivery companies, Zomato. He is an IIT graduate, who studied at IIT Delhi with an M.tech degree in computing and mathematics. And with his dedication and hard work, Deepinder Goyal made Zomato the best food company.

Conclusion

There have been numerous graduates from the most prestigious institutions such as IIT in the biggest startups in India. And in the past years, the IIT graduates have served in almost every field of work and made themselves some of the most successful figures in India.

IIT has truly become the dream of every other student, with the passion of becoming a great individual. And these personalities that we mentioned in this article, have become the inspiration for many. Stay tuned for more such articles!

FAQ

Who are some of the successful entrepreneurs graduated from IIT?

Deepinder Goyal, Bhavish Aggarwal, Prabhkiran Singh, Sundar Pichai, Narayana Murthy, and Sachin Bansal are some of the successful entrepreneurs who graduated from IIT.

Which IIT is best for entrepreneurship?

IIT Delhi tops the list among other IIT colleges which created the most successful startups.

Does IIT teach entrepreneurship?

No, IIT does not provide any specific training on entrepreneurship.

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