People from IIT/IIM’s who joined Politics, motivating others to join

1) Manohar Parrikar, chief minister of Goa (BJP) graduated in metallurgical engineering from IIT Bombay in the year of 1978

Politicians from IIT - Manohar Parrikar

2) Jairam Ramesh,politician and economist (congress) graduated from IIT Bombay in mechanical engineering and also has a degree from MIT

Politicians from IIT - Jairam Ramesh

3) E Sarathbabu, an independent contestant from South Chennai is an IIM Ahmedabad alumnus of the 2006 batch, coming up from a hard childhood with his mother selling idlis from door to door

Politicians from IIT - e sarathbabu

4) Ajit Singh, founder of Rashtriya Lok Dal has a B.Tech from IIT Kharagpur as well as an M.S from Illinois Institute of Technology

Politicians from IIT - ajeet singh

5) Mallika Sarabhai, daughter of space scientist Vikram Sarabhai, contested against BJP as an independent candidate. She has an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad

Politicians from IIT - mallika sarabhai

6) Late Krishan Kant, the 10th Vice President of India and one of the advocates of the Quit India Movement possessed a degree from IIT-BHU

Politicians from IIT - krishan kant

7) Arvind Kejriwal, the leader of the AAP and the current chief minister of Delhi is a mechanical engineering graduate from IIT Kharagpur

Arvind Kejriwal IIT Days (600x400)

8) Gazal Kalra, an IIT Delhi alumnus of 2007 batch left her swanky job with McKinsey to joind Congress MP Naveen Jindal’s office

Politicians from IIT - Gazal Kalra

9) Srijan Pal Singh, an IIM Ahmedabad alumnus opted out of placement to join politics with extensive works in the area of MGNREGA and the public distribution system

Politicians from IIT - srijan pal singh

10) G Ramachandran of 2015 MBA batch of IIM Ahmedabad has opted out of placement and joined AIDMK in Coimbatore

Politicians from IIT - G. Ramachandran

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