6 notable and successful alumni of IIT-Madras
The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-Madras), stands as one of the country's most esteemed and sought-after institutions for quality technical education. Founded in 1959, IIT-Madras has consistently maintained its position among the top-ranking IITs. It has also nurtured and produced many highly successful alumni over the years who have made substantial contributions to various fields. Here are six such notable IIT-Madras alumni.
Senapathy Gopalakrishnan, popularly known as Kris Gopalakrishnan, is one of the most famous alumni of IIT-Madras. He is one of the seven founders of the leading global IT firm Infosys, established in 1981. He pursued an MSc (physics) and an MTech (computer science) from IIT-Madras. He also co-founded Axilor Ventures, a venture capital platform, in 2014. Gopalakrishnan was honored with Padma Bhushan in 2011.
Ramanathan Guha, a noted computer scientist, is also an IIT-Madras alumnus. He is widely known as the creator of web standards like RSS, RDF, and Schema.org. He pursued a BTech in mechanical engineering from IIT-Madras and later obtained an MS from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD from Stanford University. He is currently an engineering fellow at Google.
Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan
Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan, famous web and technology entrepreneurs, are also alumni of IIT-Madras. Both Rajaraman and Harinarayan pursued a BTech in computer science from the prestigious institute. They are the co-founders of Junglee Corp., an early pioneer of Internet comparison shopping, which was established in 1996 and acquired by Amazon in 1998. Notably, they also co-founded Cambrian Ventures and Kosmix.
Sridhar Vembu, the founder and CEO of Zoho Corporation, is also one of the noted IIT-Madras alumni. He pursued a BTech degree in electrical engineering from IIT-Madras in 1989 and later did MS and PhD from Princeton University. He founded Zoho, a software development company that focuses on web-based business tools and IT solutions, including office tools suite, IoT management platform, etc., in 1996.
Vishwas Shringi, founder-CEO of Voylla, is also an IIT-Madras alumnus. He pursued a BTech (chemical engineering) from IIT-Madras, obtained MS from Mississippi State University and MBA from Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University. He founded Voylla, the leading online fashion jewelry store, in 2012.