Take a look at these IITians who are making a mark in India, and abroad.
A Chemical Engineering degree holder from IIT Delhi, Padmasree is currently the CEO of NextEV, a Chinese electric vehicle company. She worked at Motorola for 23 years and served as the CTO of one of its divisions. Post that, she worked as the Chief Technology Officer at Cisco Systems for 7 years.
She was also considered for the role of Twitter's CEO, amongst others like Susan Wojcicki & fellow IIT alumnus, Sundar Pichai.
She features on The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list by Forbes in 2014.
2. Richa Singh
Richa Singh, the founder of YourDost, received her Bachelor’s in Design degree from IIT Guwahati. Her startup YourDost, which is a platform dedicated to emotional wellness, has over 200 experts helping more than 10,000 people in India.
She is highly praised by her colleagues and is slowly shaping up to be one of the leading female startup founders in India.
3. Sarita Adve
Sarita is known for being a co-developer for the memory models in C++ and Java programming languages (based on her own previous work), and now works as a professor in the Computer Science department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her B. Tech in Electrical Engineering degree from IIT Bombay.
She was named a Woman of Vision by the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology in 2012, and is both an IEEE and ACM fellow.
4. Kiran Bedi
Most Indians have heard of Kiran Bedi, and she’s worthy of the recognition. Being the first woman officer with the Indian Police Service in the 70s, she has constantly been in the news for her social activism and her accolades.
Not many are aware that she did her Ph. D. from Dept. of Social Sciences, IIT Delhi. She recently made a foray into the field of politics by joining the Bharatiya Janata Party.