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IIT Kanpur’s rising global stature is credited to its charismatic alumni whose outstanding achievements in their respective fields make us proud. Stay updated

Prof Ashutosh Sharma

BT/CHE/1982

Heartiest congratulations to Prof Ashutosh Sharma (BT/CHE/1982) Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Arvind Krishna

BT/EE/1985

Dr. Arvind Krishna (BT/EE/1985) has been elected to Board of Directors of Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Shri Pradeep Goyal

BT/MME/1978

Congratulations to Shri Pradeep Goyal (BT/MME/1978) for getting elected as the Senior VP of ASM International.

Mr. Umang Gupta

BT/CHE/1971

It is with deep sorrow and regret, we inform you the demise of Shri Umang Gupta.

Jagjeet Singh Bindra

(BT/CHE/1969)

Mr. Bindra's contributions to @IITKanpur are invaluable.

Anil Bansal

(B.Tech/MME /1977)

As our another alumnus, Mr. Anil Bansal contributes towards the medical school project.

Mr. Rahul Shekhar

BT/ME/2020

Congratulations to Mr. Rahul Shekhar for securing All India Rank 3 in UPSC- Indian Engineering Services 2021!

Mr. Sanjay Pandey

BT/CSE/1983

Congratulations to our alumnus, Mr. Sanjay Pandey for getting appointed as the new Chief of Mumbai Police. He is a 1986 batch IPS officer.

Prof. Arvind Agarwal

BT/MME/1993

Prof. Arvind Agarwal gets selected as the Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (#AAAS). Prof. Agarwal was elected for his distinguished contributions to advanced #materials, #plasma spraying and carbon nanotube composites...

Prof. Deepak Dhar

MSC2/PHY/1973

We are extremely proud to announce that our alumnus, Prof. Deepak Dhar (MSC2/PHY/1973) has been selected for the prestigious Boltzmann Medal 2022 in Physics! He is the first Indian to receive this honor.

Dr. Pravesh K Kothari

BT/EE/2010

Congratulations to our alumnus, Dr. Pravesh K Kothari (@praveshkkothari ) for getting elected as the 2022 Sloan Research Fellow! Dr. Kothari is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Jayati Sengupta

MSC2/CHM/1990

Congratulations to our alumna, Dr. Jayati Sengupta (MSC2/CHM/1990) for getting the prestigious SERB Power Fellowship! Dr. Sengupta is a Senior Principal Scientist at CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata.

Shri Sanjay Malhotra

(BT/CSE/1989)

Our alumnus, Shri Sanjay Malhotra (BT/CSE/1989), gets appointed as the Financial Services Secretary. The Department of Financial Services comes under the Ministry of #Finance, and its mandate covers the functioning of #banks, financial institutions...

Prof. Abhay Deshpande

(MSC2/PHY/1987)

Our Distinguished Alumnus 2021, Prof. Abhay Deshpande, has been named a 2021 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Dr. Anil K. Rajvanshi

(BT/MT/ME/1972/1974)

We take great pride in announcing that our alumnus, Dr. Anil K. Rajvanshi (@akraj59 ) has been honored with Padma Shri 2022 by the Government of India!

Prof. Tarun Souradeep

(BT/ME/1988)

Congratulations to our alumnus, Prof. Tarun Souradeep for taking charge as the Director of Raman Research Institute, Bengaluru. He is a Senior gravitational waves and cosmology physicist. He was earlier a professor and Chair of the Physics Dept. of IISER, Pune.

Prof. Devesh Tiwari

(BT/CSE/2007)

Prof. Devesh Tiwari gets awarded NSF CAREER grant for "Qurious: Methods for Making Erroneous Near-term Quantum Computers More Usable." Prof. Tiwari is an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University College of Engineering.

Mr. Piyush Arora

(BT/ME/1989)

Mr. Piyush Arora gets appointed as the Managing Director of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India. Congratulations! Mr. Arora has over 30 years of experience in the #automotive industry and has extensive knowledge of the Indian #market.

Dr. K. Sriram

(BT/EE/1977)

Congratulations to our alumnus, Dr. K. Sriram and his team for receiving the US Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award 2021. The team is recognized for outstanding contributions in the #design, standardization, and widespread deployment of #technologies that resolve critical..

Shri Puneet Kumar Goel

(BT/EE/1987)

Shri Puneet Kumar Goel (BT/EE/1987) gets appointed as the Chief Secretary of Goa. He is an IAS officer of 1991 batch (AGMU Cadre).

Air Marshal Raj Karan Singh Shera

(MT/EE/1990)

Air Marshal Raj Karan Singh Shera (MT/EE/1990) was honored with Param Vishisht Seva Medal by the Hon'ble President Shri Ram Nath Kovind Ji. Air Marshal Shera is a Distinguished Alumnus (2020)

Dr Dev Joneja

(BT/ME/1984)

We thank Dr. Dev Joneja and Mr. Hemant Jalan for this support. This is indeed a huge boost to our #SMRT project. This project has gained momentum due to the generosity shown by our alumni, well-wishers and corporates.

Prof. Thirumalai Venkatesan

(MSC2/PHY/1971)

Congratulations to our alumnus, Prof. Thirumalai Venkatesan for getting elected as the Fellow of National Academy of Inventors!

Prof. Jayant K Singh

BT/CHE/1997

Developed by Prof. Jayant Singh (@SinghIITK ) and his team, Bhu Parikshak will provide assistance to farmers by determining soil nutrient contents with prediction of fertilizers for particular crop with specific field size.

Dr. Neeraj Kayal

(BT/PHD/CSE/2002/2007)

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Neeraj Kayal has been awarded the Infosys Prize 2021 in Mathematical Sciences for his outstanding contributions to Computational Complexity.

Prof. Jayant K Singh

BT/CHE/1997

Congratulations to our alumnus, Prof. Jayant K. Singh ( @SinghIITK ) on receiving the Herdillia Award 2021 for Excellence in Basic Research and Engineering!

Prof. Jayant K Singh

BT/CHE/1997

Our heartfelt congratulations to our alumni, Prof. S.A. Ramakrishna, Prof. Jayant K. Singh ( @SinghIITK ), and Prof. Nitin Saxena ( @NitinInTheory ) for getting selected for the prestigious Fellowship of the National Academy of Sciences, India (#NASI).

Dr. Raghvendra Chaudhary

PhD/EE/2014

We congratulate our alumnus, Dr. Raghvendra Chaudhary, on getting selected for the prestigious Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award of the National Academy of Sciences, India (#NASI), 2021.

Dr. Nitin Gupta

BT/CSE/2004

Hearty Congratulations to Prof Nitin Gupta, Dept of BSBE @IITKanpur for being selected for the prestigious Swarnajayanti Fellowship in Life Sciences from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India.

Mr. Lokvir Kapoor

BT/ME/1987

Through the generosity of Mr. Lokvir Kapoor, our alumnus, @IITKanpur has instituted 'Bright Minds Scholarships' program to top 100 AIR students in #JEEAdvanced2021 ! These #scholarships would cover tuition and other expenses.

Dr. Renu Mehra

BT/EE/1991

Congratulations to our alumna, Dr. Renu Mehra, on getting selected for the prestigious Marie R. Pistilli Women in Engineering Achievement Award. This award honors her work as a #pioneer in design #automation for Power Management.

Prof. Yogesh Singh Chauhan

MT/EE/2003

Our heartfelt congratulations to our alumnus, Prof. Yogesh Singh Chauhan ( @yogeshs36114738 ) on getting elected as Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering(#INAE) for the year 2021.

Mr. Muktesh Pant

BT/CHE/1976

We thank our esteemed alumnus, Mr. Muktesh Pant, for donating USD 1 million for setting up Shivani Centre for the Nurture and Re-Integration of Hindi and Other Indian Languages at IIT Kanpur. Being established with a grant of USD 1 million ...

Mr. Rajat Dhawan

BT/CHE/1994

Congratulations to our alumnus, Mr. Rajat Dhawan (BT/CHE/1994) for getting appointed as the Managing Partner of McKinsey India. Mr. Dhawan also leads McKinsey's Advanced Industries Practice in Asia.

Mr. Sudhakar Kesavan

BT/CHE/1976

Prof. Jayant Singh ( @SinghIITK ), the Dean of Resources and Alumni, extends his sincere thanks to Mr. Sudhakar Kesavan for establishing Chandrakanta Kesavan Centre for Energy Policy and Climate Solutions at IIT Kanpur.

Mr. Satish Kumar

Mr. Satish Kumar, IITK alumnus, co-founded Edulastic/Snapwiz to empower K-12 educators to transform digital learning in the US. The idea of the company was built on a deeply rooted conviction that #education is the greatest equalizer in a society

Dr. Sanjay Ranka

BT/CSE/1985

Congratulations to our alumnus, Dr. Sanjay Ranka (BT/CSE/1985) for getting promoted to Distinguished Professor at the University of Florida in the Department of Computer Information Science and Engineering.

Mr. Dheeraj Mekala

Our alumnus, Mr. Dheeraj Mekala was awarded UCSD CSE MS Student Achievement for Excellence in Research, 2021. He an MS student majoring in Computer Science at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Dev Joneja

BT/ME/1984

We express our sincere gratitude to our esteemed alumnus, Dr. Dev Joneja for the #contribution. Dr. Joneja has instituted Faculty Chair in his Mother's name, Smt. Pavitar Joneja in the HSS Dept. of IITK. He is one of the top benefactors of our Institute.

Dr. Kamesh Subbarao

BT/AE/1993

Our alumni keep striding new heights. Congratulations to Dr. Kamesh Subbarao on getting elected as the American Astronautical Society Fellow 2020.

Mr. Pankaj Agarwal

BT/EE/2004

IITK alumnus, Mr. Pankaj Agarwal, gets featured in Fortune India 40 Under 40, 2021. He is the Founder and CEO @taghive Inc. Founded in 2017, TagHive is a Samsung-funded #education #technology company with headquarters in South Korea and India.

Mr. Satya Gupta

BT/CHE/1982

Our heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Satya Gupta on getting honored with the CTO of the Year Award 2021. Mr. Gupta is the Founder and CTO of Virsec Systems. He did his http://B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from @IITKanpur in 1982.

Mr. Rajinder Singh

BT/ME/1983

Mr. Rajinder (Raj) Singh gets appointed as the Chief Risk Officer (#CRO) at NewRez LLC. He will oversee all aspects of risk, including the development and implementation of scalable #infrastructure, #analytics, processes, and systems for enterprise-wide risk management.

Prof. Thirumalai Venkatesan

MSC2/PHY/1971

Hearty congratulations to our alumnus, Professor Thirumalai Venkatesan (MSC2/PHY/1971), for getting elected as the Fellow of the Royal Society, UK.

Prof. Jainendra K. Jain

MSC2/PHY/1981

Prof. Jainendra K. Jain gets inducted as a member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA! He is a Distinguished Alumnus of IITK. Congratulations to our alumnus!

Ms. Vartika Shukla

BT/CHE/1988

Ms. Vartika Shukla takes charge as the Chairman & Managing Director at Engineers India Limited. She is going to be the first woman CMD of EIL.

Dr. Eshan Chattopadhyay

BT/CSE/2011

Congratulations to our alumnus, Dr. Eshan Chattopadhyay on getting selected for the prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Awards.

Dr. Pravesh K Kothari

BT/EE/2010

Congratulations to our alumnus, Dr. Pravesh K Kothari , on getting selected for the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program Award.

Dr. Manudeo Singh

PhD/ES/2019

Our alumnus, Dr. Manudeo Singh (@manudeo ) gets awarded the most coveted post-doctoral fellowships - Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship. Dr. Singh is an experienced Geomorphologist with a demonstrated history of working on the surface hydrological systems.

Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari

PhD/PHY/2000

Congratulations to our alumnus, Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari (PhD/PHY/2000) for getting elected as National Academy of Inventors (#NAI) Senior Member for 2021.

Prof. Thirumalai Venkatesan

MSC2/PHY/1971

Congratulations to Prof. Thirumalai Venkatesan for getting appointed at the Director Designate at the Oklahoma University (OU) Center for Quantum Research & Technology.

Dr. Umakant Dash

PhD/HSS/1997

Dr. Umakant Dash (PhD/HSS/1997) gets appointed as the Director of The Institute of Rural Management- Anand (IRMA), Gujarat. He has served as the Head of Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT- Madras and as Adjunct Professor at IIM - Tiruchirappalli.

Mr. Bipin Singh

BT/CHE/2003

Congratulations to Mr. Bipin Singh @bipins3 for getting appointed as VP Marketing at #Nexla to support rapid growth. Mr. Singh joins Nexla from TIBCO, where he managed product marketing for all of TIBCO's data management, analytics, and data science portfolio.

Mr Lalit Jalan

BT/EE/1979

Mr Lalit Jalan @ljalan (BT/EE/1979) our distinguished alumnus and among the prestigious IITK@50 has been appointed as the Indian Chairman of 3Lines Venture Capital. My heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for his new role!

Ms. Riya Bhattacharya

BT/ME/2006

Ms. Riya Bhattacharya gets listed as Top 25 Women Leaders in Financial Technology of Asia for 2020. She is the Head of Strategy and Corporate Development at Navi Technologies.

Mr. Dharmendra N. Choudhary

BT/ME/1988

Congratulations to our alumnus, Mr. Dharmendra N. Choudhary (BT/ME/1988) for becoming a partner in GDLSK LLP. He is probably the first IITK alumnus to be appointed as a Partner in a US law firm.

Dr. Arvind Krishna

BT/EE/1985

Dr. Arvind Krishna achieves yet another milestone. He has been appointed as the Chairman #IBM. He was appointed as the CEO of IBM in January this year.

Dr. Samanvaya Srivastava

BT-MT(Dual)/CHE/2009

It gives us a great pleasure to announce that our alumnus, Dr. Samanvaya Srivastava (@samanvaya ), Assistant Professor at UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, has received National Science Foundation Career Award.

Prof. Yogesh Singh Chauhan

MT/EE/2003

Congratulations to our alumnus, Prof. Yogesh Singh Chauhan (MT/EE/2003) and Prof. S.C. Srivastava for getting selected for IEEE Fellowship!

Mr. Udai P. Singh

BT/CE/1972

We are happy to announce that Mr. Udai P. Singh became the new Secretary General of the Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council (ACECC) on 6th October 2020.

Prof. Jyotirmayee Dash

PhD/CHM/2003

We are proud to announce that our alumna, Prof. Jyotirmayee Dash won the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, 2020 in Chemical Sciences. Hearty congratulations !

Dr. Arvind Agarwal

BT/MME/1993

Our alumni are reaching new heights. Dr. Arvind Agarwal (BT/MME/1993) was recently elected to the National Academy of Inventors August 2020 Class of Senior Members. Dr. Agarwal is one of the 38 newly elected NAI Senior Members from 24 different universities across the country. He is the Chairman and a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) at the Florida International University. Congratulations!

Prof. Saikat Guha

BT/EE/2002

Proud moment for IITK as its alumnus, Prof. Saikat Guha (BT/EE/2002), gets appointed as the Director of Center for Quantum Networks. The University of Arizona received a $26 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to create the Center for Quantum Networks.

Mr. Yadupati Singhania

BT/CE/1977

With profound grief and sorrow, we regret to inform you that one of the most esteemed alumni of IITK, Mr. Yadupati Singhania, passed away in Singapore today. Mr. Singhania was a well-renowned industrialist. He was the Managing Director of J.K. Cement Ltd.

Mr. Mahesh Gupta

BT/ME/1975

Our alumni have always come forward to help the institute in times of need. In one such example, Mr. Mahesh Gupta, Founder-Chairman, #Kent RO has extended a helping hand by donating Rs. 20 lacs for #OneAlumnusOneStudent campaign. #iitkalumni #campaign #IT #CSR

Ms. Vartika Shukla

BT/CHE/1988

Proud Moment: IIT Kanpur alumna, Ms Vartika Shukla has been appointed as the Director (Technical) of Engineers India Limited (EIL), a Navratna PSU under the administrative control of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG). Congratulations Ma'am!

Dr. Mahesh Gupta

BT/ME/1975

We are delighted to have our distinguished alumnus, Dr Mahesh Gupta, Chairman & MD, Kent RO Systems Ltd. as a nominee of the UP Government on @IITKanpur BoG. Thanks to @UPGovt @CMOfficeUP for nominating him! Welcome, Mahesh Gupta.

Mr. Chanchal Kumar

BT/MT/CSE/1990/1993

Mr Chanchal Kumar a Bihar cadre IAS officer, has won the 'Award of Excellence' under the Digital India Initiative called 'Bihar Pravasi Sahayta Yojna'

Prof. Prasad Dhurjati

BT/CHE/1977

It saddens us to share the demise of Prof. Prasad Dhurjati (BT/CHE/1977). He was the professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering with joint appointments in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware.

Shri Atul Srivastava

BT/ME/1985

Loss of alumnus Shri Atul Srivastava. He was serving as the Director (Personnel), SAIL. Known for his leadership qualities & his work in the field of HR

Ms. Kalpana Mehta

BT/AE/1974

Remembering our alumna Ms Kalpana Mehta, first women graduate from the AE, Dept. An indomitable women's rights activist, she will be remembered for the lifelong work she did for the women empowerment & right.

Dr. V. Palaniappan

PHD/CHM/1988

Dr. V. Palaniappan (PHD/CHM/1988) on getting appointed as the CTO of Aruvant Science Inc.

Mr. Sirish Bajpai

BT/EE/1988

IIT Kanpur alumnus Mr Sirish Bajpai(BT/EE/88) has been appointed as the Chief Technical Officer(CTO) for Pitstop.

Dr. Abdul Qayum

BT/CE/2008

Dr. Abdul Qayum(BT/CE/2008) achieves yet another feat. On National Civil Service Day, 21st April, 2020 Dr. Qayum was honored as 'India's Noted Officers'. He was was recognized and honored for his relentless service and commitment to the Nation.

Mr. Amit Singh Chauhan

Mr. Amit Singh Chauhan (IITK alumnus) creates a NatureS Box, a bin with special coating that would kill pathogens living in bins. NatureS Box would be effective in managing cleanliness of litter bins especially in public places.

Prof. Srivatsan Seergazhi Gopalan

PhD/CHM/2003

Prof. Srivatsan Seergazhi Gopalan (PhD/CHM/2003) on receiving the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Bronze medal for 2020. The Medal recognizes his eminent contributions in the area of biophysics and chemistry of nucleic acids.

Prof Rishikesha Krishnan

MSC5/PHY/1986

Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan(MSc/PHY/1986) has been appointed as the Director of IIM, Bangalore. Prof Krishnan is an author, columnist & professor of management who focuses on strategy & innovation.

Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey

BT/EE/1983

Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey has been appointed as the new Finance Secretary. He has successfully run important institutions like, the Department of Revenue, the Goods and Services Tax Network and the Unique Identification Authority of India. He brought in many crucial reforms and new policies in in these institutions.

Dr. Abdul Qayum

BT/CE/2008

It gives us a great pleasure to announce that our alumnus, Dr. Abdul Qayum (BT/CE/2008) has been felicitated with National Awards for eGovernance 2020. This award is in recognition of the work he did in Arunachal Pradesh towards reducing the number of forests fire cases.

Dr Arvind Krishna

BT/EE/1985

It is with great pleasure Alumni association announces that our Distinguished Alumnus Awardee 2019, Dr Arvind Krishna (BT/EE/1985) has been named as the CEO of IBM Corp.