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16 IIT Alums Who Prove It Teaches You More Than Just Engineering

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1. Sundar Pichai

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What he did at IIT: Graduated in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur.

What he's up to now: He was announced as the next CEO of Google on August 10, 2015.

2. Kiran Bedi

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What she did at IIT: A Ph.D. from IIT Delhi's Department of Social Sciences.

What she's up to now: She is an Indian politician, social activist, former tennis player and a retired police officer.

5. Varun Grover

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What he did at IIT: He graduated in Civil Engineering from IIT, (BHU) Varanasi.

What he's up to now: Grover is a comedian and screenwriter (best known for the highly acclaimed film, Masaan).

6. Arvind Kejriwal

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What he did at IIT: He's a Mechanical Engineering graduate of IIT, Kharagpur.

What he's up to now: This social activist is currently the Chief Minister of New Delhi.

7. Manohar Parrikar

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What he did at IIT: Graduated in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Bombay.

What he's up to now: He is the current Defence Minister of India.

8. D. Udaya Kumar

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What he did at IIT: A Master's degree in Visual Communication, from the Industrial Design Centre (IDC) of IIT Bombay.

What he's up to now: He designed the rupee symbol for India's official currency.

9. Nitin Nohria

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What he did at IIT: Graduated with a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering IIT Bombay.

What he's up to now: He's the 10th and current dean of Harvard Business School.

10. Raghuram Govind Rajan

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What he did at IIT: He got a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Delhi.

What he's up to now: He's the current and 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

11. N. R. Narayana Murthy

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What he did at IIT: Completed his Master's in Technology at IIT Kanpur.

What he's up to now: He co-founded Infosys, a multinational corporation providing business consulting, technology, engineering, and outsourcing services.

12. Chetan Bhagat

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What he did at IIT: Graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Delhi.

What he's up to now: He's an Indian author, columnist and screenwriter.

13. Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal

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What they did at IIT: They both graduated in Computer Science Engineering at IIT, Delhi.

What they're up to now: These two friends co-founded India's primary online retailer, FlipKart.

14. Bedabrata Pain

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What he did at IIT: Electronics & Electrical Comm. Engg in IIT Kharagpur.

What he's up to now: He is an Indian scientist turned film director. He even won a National Film Award for Best First Film of a Director for Chittagong.

15. Rahul Ram

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What he did at IIT: He completed his M.Sc. in Chemistry from IIT, Kanpur.

What he's up to now: This social activist and composer is best known as the bass guitarist for the popular band Indian Ocean.

16. Jag Mundhra

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What he did at IIT: He pursued Electrical Engineering from IIT Mumbai.

What he's up to now: He passed away in 2011 but not before making some excellent issue-oriented films such as Bawandar and Provoked as a writer and director.

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