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This is a list of notable BITS Pilani alumni.[1]

Name Category Achievement Year
Baba Kalyani[2] Corporate Chairman of Bharat Forge 1965–1970
Sanjay Mehrotra Corporate President and co-founder of Sandisk
Nanaji Deshmukh Social activist and Politician Social Activism in the fields of education, health, and rural self-reliance; honoured with the Padma Vibhushan in 1999, and posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna.
Deendayal Upadhyaya Social activist and Politician RSS thinker and former leader of the political party Bharatiya Jana Sangh[citation needed]
Autar Kaw Professor 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year; Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Florida
Vijay Chandru Corporate Cofounder and CEO, Strand Life Sciences; Inventor of Simputer 1975
Prithviraj Chavan[3] Polity Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra; former Union Minister for Science and Technology, Govt. of India 1963-1967
Gulu L. Mirchandani Corporate Founder and CEO of Onida Electronics 1965–1970
Rakesh Kapoor Corporate CEO of Reckitt Benckiser 1975-1980
Sunil Duggal Corporate CEO of Dabur 1974-1979
G. Ravindra Kumar[4][5] Educators-researchers Senior professor - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research 1977-1983
Suvrit Sra Educators-researchers Researcher at MIT. Former Senior Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. Former Visiting Faculty Member at the University of California at Berkeley (EECS Department) and Carnegie Mellon University (Machine Learning Department).
Manu Sawhney Corporate CEO of International Cricket Council (ICC), Former CEO of ESPN Star Sports, Director of Manchester United F.C. 1984-1988
B. Sandhya Government institutions Police officer and author
Rajesh Hukku Corporate Chairman and CEO of i-flex Solutions; named Star of Asia by Businessweek in 2003
Vivek Paul Corporate Consulting Professor at Stanford; founder of KineticGlue; partner at TPG; Vice Chairman of Wipro Ltd.; CEO of Wipro Technologies; named one of the world's ten best managers by Businessweek (2003), Top 30 Global CEOs by Barrons in 2005, and "2004 Business influentials" by Time
SK Roongta Corporate Chairman of Steel Authority of India Ltd.
Saket Agarwal Corporate CEO of Spice Digital 1988-93
Vinod Agarwal Entrepreneurs Founder and chairman of SEMINDIA, India's first semiconductor fab; founder and former Chairman of LogicVision ($100 million NASDAQ traded company: LGVN) 1968-73
Rajiv Bapna Entrepreneurs Founder and Director of AMKETTE, a storage media company 1969-1974
Sabeer Bhatia Entrepreneurs Founder of Hotmail (sold to Microsoft for $400 million); joined Caltech after two years of study in BITS Pilani
Phanindra Sama Entrepreneurs Co-founder and CEO of, online bus-ticketing company 1998–2002
Prof. S. P. Kothari Educators-researchers Deputy Dean of MIT Sloan School of Management 1974-1979
Prof. Krishna Saraswat Educators-researchers Stanford University 1963-1968
Prof. Ravi Gomatam Educators-researchers Director of Bhaktivedanta Institute[6] and Institute of Semantic Information Sciences and Technology,[7] Berkeley and Mumbai
Dilip D'Souza Writers Writer of social causes 1976–1981
Shashi Warrier Artists/entertainers Writer of fiction
Anu Haasan Artists/entertainers Actress, Tamil/Telugu movies, TV show host
Kanika Artists/entertainers Actress, Tamil/Telugu/Kannada/Malayalam movies, TV show host
Mani Shankar Artists/entertainers Director, Indian movies
Padmini Chettur Artists/entertainers Dancer 1987-1991
Dushyanth Sridhar Speaker/writer Noted scholar in Sanskrit and Tamil on ancient Hindu scriptures 2004-2009
Sandeep A. Varma Artists/entertainers film director and writer
Sanjay Jalona Corporate CEO and MD of L&T Infotech 1986-1990
Rahul Chandra Corporate Co-founder and MD of Helion Venture Partners 1990-1993
Tulsi Mirchandaney Corporate MD of Blue_Dart_Aviation 1967-1970
Sharat Dhall Corporate President of 1987-1991
Dr. Sanjay Putrevu Educators-researchers Dean of College of Business, Cleveland State University
Amitabh Chaudhry[8] Corporate MD and CEO of HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Ltd 2010-present
Rakesh Verma Corporate Co-founder and CEO of MapmyIndia
Tushar Arora Entrepreneurs Co-founder and CEO of Tekfyl, helps companies transform digitally. 2015-Present
Gaurav Chaudhary YouTuber and Engineer YouTuber (Technical Guruji), Dubai police certified Security Systems engineer
Narendra Ahuja Researcher Computer Scientist at UIUC in the field of computer vision and pattern recognition. Founding Director of IIIT (1999-2002). 1979-Present
Sriharsha Majety Corporate Co-founder and CEO of Swiggy 2014-Present


  1. ^ "List of Notable BITS Alumni - BITSAA International". Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  2. ^ ":: Chairman ::". Retrieved 8 August 2015.
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  4. ^ "Indian fellow". Indian National Science Academy. 2017-10-21. Retrieved 2017-10-21.
  5. ^ "Professor G. Ravindra Kumar on ISF". Infosys Science Foundation. 2017-10-21. Retrieved 2017-10-21.
  6. ^ "Bhaktivedanta Institute". Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Institute of Semantic Information Sciences and Technology". Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  8. ^ Amitabh Chaudhry