Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Top 10 Engineering Colleges for Tech CEOs

FlipkartThe one common thing you would find in the likes of Phanindra Samas and Sachin Bansals of the world is that they all are from the premier institutes of India. Majority of top technology companies in India are being run by grads from these premier institutes. While there is no reason to doubt the fact that great technology companies can come from anywhere, the numbers clearly tilt in favor of premier institute grads especially engineering. Majority of the investors who bet their money on a company tend to favor founders and CEOs who have had a prolific background, which in India means being a tier-1 professional all through your life.
A recent study showed that IITians have created more than 25 million jobs worldwide. We set out to understand which colleges are producing the maximum number of tech CEOs and the results are pretty shocking. Not even a single NIT finishes in the Top 10 list. This shows that NITs haven’t really produced enough entrepreneurs which they ideally should have given their brand and they certainly have a long way to go in terms of being a breeding ground for successful entrepreneurs. Here are top 10 Engineering Colleges for Tech CEOs. (Here we have considered companies with more than 10 employees and atleast 1 year of existence.)
1. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Role Models: Sachin Bansal, Vinod Khosla, Kunal Bahl, Deepinder Goyal, Pranay Chulet
Successful Stories: Flipkart, Sun Microsystems, Snapdeal, Zomato, Quikr
2. Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Role Models: Phanindra Sama, Raju Reddy, Richa Kar, Sabeer Bhatia
Success Stories: redBus, Sierra Atlantic, Zivame, Gharpay, Exotel, Hotmail, Kony.
3. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Role Models: Bhavish Aggarwal, Rahul Yadav, Kashyap Dalal
Success Stories: OlaCabs, Housing, Pulse, iRunway, inkfruit
4. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Role Models: Naveen Tewari, Ambarish Gupta, Aloke Bajpai, Manu Agarwal
Success Stories: inMobi, Knowlarity, ixigo, Naaptol
5. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Role Models: Sharat Potharaju
Success Stories: MobStac, Ezetap
6. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Role Models: Aneesh Reddy, Harish Hande, Aniruddha Sharma.
Success Stories: Capillary Technologies, SELCO.
7. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Role Models: Narendra Patni, Vinita Gupta
Success Stories: Patni Computer Systems, Digital Link Corporation
8. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Role Models: Dr. Kumar N Sivarajan, Prof. Vijay Chandru
Success Stories: Tejas Networks, Simputer
9. Delhi College of Engineering
Role Models: Supam Maheshwari, Praveen Sinha, Paras Chopra, Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Success Stories: Firstcry, Jabong, Paytm, Wingify, Grapevineindia, One97
10. Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Role Models: Sanjay Nayak, Abhishek Sinha, Sudhir Trehan
Success Stories: Tejas Networks, Eko India, Lenskart, Crompton Greaves

Source: Top Talent.


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