Why we should continue to invest in IITs !

It all started with several fallacious and superficial arguments laid by the writer of the post ‘Dear Smriti Irani, stop giving my money to IITians’. The post very bluntly concludes that IITs don’t contribute to the country. He supports his conclusion by providing facts such as not even a single IITian has joined Indian Army in 1986-2006, only 20 of the 9885 students joined the DRDO in 2013, and many others. However, the writer completely forgets ‘what it means to contribute to a country’. He snubs the fact that for the progress of a country, all levels of education and development are important. For instance, an IITian who does go abroad for some time, gains exposure and comes back, can do much better in terms of harnessing and creating skills for the country.

Here, we present you list of such 16 entrepreneurs who after their studies from IITs ventured into creating job for million others.

 

  1. Flipkart

Founder: Sachin Bansal: IIT-Delhi alumnus

Sachin Bansal

(Image Credits : media.newindianexpress.com)

 

  1. Snapdeal

Founder:  Rohit Bansal: an alumnus of IIT Delhi along with  Kunal Bahl, a Wharton graduate

Raohit bansal

 (Image Credits : forbesindia.com)

  1. Infosys

Founder: R. Narayana Murthy: M. Tech, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

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 (Image Credits : livemint.com)

  1. Zomato

Founder: Deepinder Goyal: IIT Delhi

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 (Image Credits : thehindu.com)

  1. Thinklabs

Founder: Gagan Goyal : student of mechanical engineering at IIT Bombay (2000-4). Gaurav Chaturvedi: his batch mate and at IIT-B

thinklabs

  (Image Credits : economictimes.indiatimes.com)

  1. Travel Triangle

Founders:

Sankalp Agarwal: CO-FOUNDER & CEO, IIT KHARAGPUR

Sanchit Garg: CO FOUNDER – TRAVELTRIANGLE, IIT BOMBAY

Prabhat Gupta: CO-FOUNDER & CTO AT TRAVELTRIANGLE, IIT GUWAHATI

 

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  1. Knowlarity

Founder: Ambarish Gupta and Pallav Pandey: IIT-Kanpur batchmates

Ambarish Gupta

Ambarish Gupta

 

  1. Bluegape

Founder: Ayush Varshney and co-founder Sahil Baghla:  students at IIT Kanpur

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 (Image Credits : e27.co)

  1. Omkar Speciality Chemicals

Founder: Pravin S. Herlekar: IIT-Bombay

Pravin S. Herlekar

 

  1. MobiKwik

Founder: Bipin Preet Singh : Graduated from IIT Delhi in 2002

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(Image Credits : telecomled.com)

 

  1. Northwest College for Advanced Learning

Founder: Mohit Jain, Maitreyi Singhvi, Tamhant Jain and Romit Choudhury: alumni of Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Northwest

 (Image Credits : economictimes.indiatimes.com)

  1. EduSports

Founder: Saumil Majumdar: IIT-Bombay

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  1. Chizel Prints

Founder: Yash Rane and Akash Behl: IIT Roorkee

 Yash Rane and Akash Behl

  1. TownScript

Founder: Sachin Sharma:  a graduate from IIT Kanpur and Sanchit Malik : a graduate from MIT-Pune

 Sachin Sharma

  1. Cocubes

Founder: Harpreet S. Grover: IIT Bombay Vibhore Goyal: IIT Bombay

Harpreet S. Grover Vibhore Goyal

  (Image Credits : asishack.com)

  1. SlideRule

Founder: Parul Gupta: electrical engineering at IIT Bombay

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