Proud of their performers
Famous alumni add to a college’s overall studying experience. Madras Christian College in Chennai claims high stakes in the power game, thanks to distinguished alumni such as Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.education Updated: Jun 27, 2012 14:07 IST
High stakes in the power game
Madras Christian College in Chennai claims high stakes in the power game, thanks to distinguished alumni such as Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Other big names include T N Seshan, former chief election commissioner; Mammen Mappilai, MRF; lndra K Nooyi, chairperson, PepsiCo World; Gemini Ganesan, actor; Prakash Karat, politician; Prathap Reddy of the Apollo Group; Dr Raja Ramanna and General Sundarji
Impressive roll call
Chennai’s Presidency College has two Nobel laureates to boast of, in CV Raman and Dr Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. Other well-known faces are politician P Chidambaram and TNPSC chairman R Nataraj
Nourishing the sportive spirit
Jain University Bangalore has illustrius alumni in Rohan Bopanna, tennis player; Pankaj Advani, world billiards and snooker champion; Robin Uthappa, cricketer; Manish Pandey, cricketer; Mayank Agarwal, cricketer; Shikha Tandon, swimmer; Gaurav Dhiman, cricketer, among others
Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, has celeb alumni in Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, chairman of Biocon Group of companies; Vasundra Das, singer/actress; Margaret Alva, former MP; Nirupama Rao, diplomat, currently India’s ambassador to China; Brinda Charry, author; Mythili Jagannath, accomplished medical research scientist; Nalini Menon, first woman officer in the IRS; Maya Sharma, special correspondent NDTV; Usha Sarpeshkar, first women mountaineer of Karnataka; Ashwini Nachappa, Arjun award winning athlete; Devaki Jain, renowned economist and social thinker etc
An eclectic mix
St Joseph’s Bangalore is the alma mater of Bishop Ignatius Pinto, former archbishop of Bangalore; Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder, Art of Living; M Lakshminarayan, IAS and chief secretary, CM Karnataka; Mahesh Dattani, playwright, Sahitya Academy Awardee; Roger Binny - cricketer; Biju Kurien, chief operating officer, Titan. Maxwell Pereira, former joint police Commissioner of Delhi; TS Krishnamurthy, former chief election commissioner; MY Ghorpade, Congress leader and Minister; Major Dr. Muriel Taxiera, first woman medical specialist in Indian Army; Justice Santosh Hegde.
Mehr Chand Mahajan Dayanand Anglo Vedic (MCM DAV) College, sector 36, Chandigarh, counts in its celeb list movie actors Mita Vashisht and Satinder Bitti. DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh has Ayushmann Khurana on its lists .
Post Graduate Government College: Haryana CM JS Hooda, TV actor Anoop Soni, among others