13 October 2022

Top 5 Indian Engineers

 Top 5 Indian Engineers

India is fortunate to have top engineers in the world who were/are not only great engineers but great human beings as well. So, if you are trying to find out the names of these famous Indian engineers this is a perfect place for you. These engineers are among the most prominent in their field of technology.

1. Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya:

He was a notable Indian engineer, scholar, statesman, and the Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1918. He was also awarded Bharat Ratna, in 1955. Sir Visvesvaraya was born on 15 September 1861. He received his primary education Chikballapur. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Central College, Bangalore then affiliate of the University of Madras in 1881 and later studied civil engineering at the prestigious College of Engineering, Pune. Engineer’s day is celebrated in his memory.

2. Satish Dhawan:

He is known as the father of experimental fluid dynamics research in India. Dhawan was born in Srinagar on 25 September 1920. He graduated from the University of Punjab in Lahore (now Pakistan) where he completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics, a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. He completed a Master of Science in aerospace engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and an Aeronautical Engineering Degree from the California Institute of Technology followed by a double PhD. in mathematics and aerospace engineering.

To honour his works in rural education, remote sensing, and satellite communications the satellite launch centre at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh was renamed the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

3. Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (APJ Abdul Kalam):

He is known as the missile man of India. He also served as 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007.

APJ Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October 1931 in Rameswaram on Pamban Island, then in the Madras Presidency. He graduated from the Madras Institute of Technology in 1960. Then he joined the Aeronautical Development Establishment of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) as a scientist.

Kalam died on 27 July 2015 while delivering a lecture on “Creating a Livable Planet Earth" at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong.

4. E. Sreedharan

He is known as the Metro Man of India. He was a retired Indian Engineering Service (IES). He has done a lot to improve public transport in India. He received his secondary education at Basel Evangelical Mission Higher Secondary School. He completed his Civil Engineering from the Government Engineering College, Kakinada, and Andhra Pradesh known as JNTUK.

5. Raghuram Govind Rajan:

He was the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He was also the chief economist at the International Monetary Fund from 2003 to 2007.

Rajan was born in 1963 in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He did his schooling from Delhi Public School and graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi with a degree in electrical engineering. After that, he acquired a management degree from Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad. He also received a Ph.D. in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

After successfully completing his term as governor of the Reserve Bank of India he has returned to academia.


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