Kolkata: IIT-Kharagpur will honour 11 of its eminent alumni, including Google's Android team head Sundar Pichai, with the Distinguished Alumnus Award at its convocation next month.
Pichai, now the senior vice-president and product chief at Google, had completed his B.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from IIT-Kharagpur in 1993. Having joined Google in 2004, he now oversees Android, Chrome, and Google Apps.
Among the honorees on August 9 will also be Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief S Christopher, of 1980-batch, former NASA scientist and Bollywood filmmaker, Dr Bedabrata Pain, and world famous bonsai artist, Peter Chan.
The premier engineering institute recognises the professional achievements and contribution of its alumni through the Distinguished Alumnus Award each year on its Annual Convocation Day.