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iit Alumni PAN IIT India-Japan Convention 2017

About IITS

Who are we and what we represent?


Indian Institute of Technology are India’s best autonomous institutes for higher education, and are considered institutions of national importance. Initiated as an outcome of Viceroy’s Executive Council for creation of Higher Technical Institutions for post-war industrial development, IITians have been able to generate a global brand image for themselves as well as their alma-mater. The setup of IITs originally involved expertise and support borrowed from UNESCO, USA, Japan, Russia, Germany, among other countries. IIT Hyderabad commenced through the efforts of JICA has quickly established itself among the Top 7 of all the technical institutions in India as per 2016 MHRD rankings.

The 23 Indian Institutes of Technology in India epitomize the quality of education, talent and global impact of Indian community across the world. As a few examples 60% of all start up companies in Silicon Valley are estimated to have at least one IIT alumni in its ranks of founders or CEOs, the Times Higher Education Supplement 2005 ranked IITs as 3rd best technology universities in the world and IITs are the only foreign university honored by a US Congress Resolution.The contribution of IITs and its graduates has been well recognized by eminent people all over globe such as Joe Biden, Vice President USA and Bill Gates, Founder Microsoft.

Among a long list of distinguished alumni are Sundar Picchai (CEO, Google), Arun Netravali (Former President, Bell Labs), Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande (Founder and Chairman, Sycamore Networks, Inc.), Vinod Khosla (Founding Chief Executive Officer of Sun Microsystems), Rajat Gupta (ex-Managing Director-Worldwide, McKinsey), Victor J. Menezes (ex-Senior Vice Chairman of Citigroup), Arun Sarin (CEO, Vodafone), Arjun Malhotra (CEO Headstrong, Co-Founder HCL), Raghuram Rajan (Economic Counselor & Director Research, IMF), Narayana Murthy (Founding CEO, Infosys) etc. IITians also command senior positions in India from business, academics to governance.

IIT graduates represent a stunning variety of human endeavor, which combined with our powerful partners on this conference, you can expect a link or window to any position of decision making in the world. Join us and don’t miss this unique opportunity.


PAN IIT and Global presence

Global conferences in New York (), Sydney (), Chicago(), Singapore(), Tokyo(2007), London (), Canada () and Seoul (2015). Previous keynote speakers include Bill Clinton, James W. Owens among others

PAN IIT and Industry

Pan-IIT Alumni India have set up a Rs.1,000 crore venture capital fund to focus on social impact enterprises and the startup ecosystem. A few companies founded by IITians: Infosys, Jaypee Group, Zenith Infotech, Syntel, Flipkart, Ola Cabs, Zomato, Snapdeal

PAN IIT and social impact

PanIIT Alumni Rech for India Foundation (PARFI) is a NGO committed to execute and scale self-sustained business models that enhance incomes of underprivileged sections

PAN IIT and government

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) and Pan-IIT entered into a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) in 2015 under PM’s “Make in India” initiative to work towards a collective R&D programme for developing indigenous technologies to enhance exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons and alternate sources of energy.