India’s Top Businessmen & Their Academic Qualification

Indian Business Leaders

Here is a list of India’s top businessmen with their academic qualifications. Many think that these business leaders were born with a silver spoon in their mouth. But fact is not correct. They have studied hard to reach at this height and contribute toward the economic growth of the country.

Ratan Tata

He completed his B.S. in architecture with structural engineering from Cornell University in 1962, and the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School in 1975.

Mukesh Ambani

He completed his graduation with a bachelor`s degree in chemical engineering from the UDCT, now Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. He later enrolled for an MBA from Stanford University but completed only one year of the two year programme, to help out his legendary father in business.

Deepak Parekh

He is the Chairman of Housing Development Finance Corporation. A Chartered Accountant, Parekh began his career with Ernst & Young Management Consultancy Services in New York. After returning to India, he worked with Grindlays Bank and also Chase Manhattan Bank as its assistant representative for South Asia. Parekh joined HDFC in 1978.

Kumar Mangalam Birla

He is the Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group. A chartered accountant by qualification, he also has an MBA from the London Business School.

Anand Mahindra

He is the Chairman and Managing Director of one of India’s largest enterprise, Mahindra & Mahindra. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1977 (he studied filmmaking at Harvard), and completed his MBA from Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts in 1981.

Sunil Bharti Mittal

Telecom tycoon is the founder, chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprises. He started his career at 18 after graduating from Punjab University in 1976 and founded Bharti. He is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School, USA.

Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani

He is the chairman and managing director of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Limited. RIL was ranked #99th in Fortune Global 500 and is India’s most valuable company by market value and second-largest Indian company by turnover. He attended the Hill Grange High School on Peddar Road, Mumbai. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the UDCT, now Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.

Anil Dhirubani Ambani

He is the group head. He completed his Bachelors degree from University of Bombay (as it was known then), followed by Master of Business Administration degree from University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

N. R. Narayana Murthy

Chairman Emeritus of Infosys earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Mysore in 1967 and a master’s degree in technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 1969.

Azim H Premji

Chairman of Wipro holds an electrical engineering degree from Stanford University, USA.

Venu Srinivasan

He is the Chairman and Managing Director of Sundaram Clayton Ltd and TVS Motor Company. After graduating as an engineer from the University of Madras, he completed a Master’s Degree in Management from Purdue University in the USA.

Shiv Nadar

He is the founder and chairman of HCL and the Shiv Nadar Foundation. He received a pre-University degree in The American College, Madurai and degree in Electrical And Electronics Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.

Rajiv Bajaj

Bajaj Auto MD graduated first in class, with distinction, in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune in 1988, and then completed his masters in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, with distinction, from the University of Warwick in 1990.

Manoj Gaur

CEO & MD of Jaiprakash Associates Limited holds a Civil Engineering degree. Sameer Gaur, MD and CEO at Jaypee Sports International Limited completed his Masters in Business Management from the UK.

Kalanidhi Maran

Media Baron has an MBA from the University of Scranton, US.

Sajjan Jindal

Chairman, Managing Director of JSW Steel, holds B.E in Mechanical Engineering from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology which was then under Bangalore University.

Raghav Bahl

He is the Controlling Shareholder and Managing Director of Network 18. An Economics graduate from St. Stephens College, he has done his MBA from the University of Delhi.

Vijay Mallya

UB Group chairman studied at St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, and graduated with a Bachelors of Commerce degree. While in college, he was interning in his family businesses. After he graduated, he also interned at the American part of Hoechst in the United States.

Kushal Pal Singh Teotia

He is the chairman and CEO of DLF Limited. After graduating in science from Meerut College, Uttar Pradesh, he pursued Aeronautical Engineering in UK.

Narayanaswami Srinivasan

He is the Managing-Director of the India Cements Limited. He holds a B.Sc. (Tech) from Madras University, a M.Sc. from the University of Chicago and completed his post-graduation in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Malvinder Mohan Singh

He is the former Chairman and CEO of Ranbaxy Laboratories. He received his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.Brother Shivinder Mohan Singh holds an Honours Graduate in Mathematics. He also received his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Pawan Munjal

He is the Managing Director and CEO of Hero MotoCorp Ltd is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering.

Rahul Bhatia

Group Managing Director and Director, InterGlobe Enterprises Limited (IndiGo airlines) holds a degree in electrical engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada.

Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao

He is the Founder Chairman of GMR Group, a global infrastructure developer and operator based in India. He is a mechanical engineer by qualification.

Uday Kotak

He is the Executive Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra Group. He is an alumnus of Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.