The Imperial College London belongs to the league of the world’s most popular educational institutions. The college was an initiative of the British royal family and its foundation stone was laid by the late monarch Queen Victoria, back in 1887. In the ‘Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ list published in 2017, Imperial College London was ranked 8th. The staff employed at the Imperial College London has consisted of several Nobel laureates and Fellows of the Royal Society. Renowned scientist Alexander Fleming, writer H.G Wells, musician Brian May and former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi are a few notable personalities who belong to Imperial College’s alumni association. Alexander Fleming is a biologist who invented the ‘Penicillin’ vaccine, which helps in keeping infections at bay. This path-breaking discovery didn’t bring laurels to just Fleming alone, but Imperial College London as well. Rajiv Gandhi, former Indian Prime Minister, was praised not just by his own countrymen but even other nations for his great governance. H.G Wells is a prolific English writer, who has penned numerous works of science fiction, such as ‘The War Of The Worlds’, ‘The Time Machine’ and ‘The Invisible Man’. He has also been felicitated with the prestigious ‘Nobel Prize For literature’ four times. Apart from academics the university is also popular for its notable alumni. The names of a few eminent personalities who have graduated from this university, will take you by surprise. Maybe it’s true that studying at Imperial College London enhances one’s personality greatly.
Brian MayBrian May

19 July 1947


Rajiv GandhiRajiv Gandhi
(Former Prime Minister of India)

20 August 1944


H. G. WellsH. G. Wells

21 September 1866


Alexander FlemingAlexander Fleming
(Biologist, Pharmacologist, Discovered Penicillin)

06 August 1881


Roger BannisterRoger Bannister
(Former British Athlete Who Ran The First Sub-Four-Minute Mile)

23 March 1929


Thomas Henry HuxleyThomas Henry Huxley

04 May 1825


Cyrus MistryCyrus Pallonji Mistry
(Ex Chairman of Tata Group)

04 July 1968


Frederick Gowland HopkinsFrederick Gowland Hopkins
(English biochemist)

20 June 1861


Derek Harold Richard BartonDerek Barton

08 September 1918


Geoffrey Wilkinson Geoffrey Wilkinson

14 July 1921


George Reginald StarrGeorge Reginald Starr
(Secret agent during World War II)

06 April 1904


John WilkinsonJohn Wilkinson
(Pioneer in cast iron manufacturing)

1728 AD


Paul YoungPaul Young
(Singer-songwriter, Singer)

17 January 1956


David IrvingDavid Irving
(Essayist, Journalist, Historian, Writer, Biographer, Holocaust denial)

24 March 1938


Charles K. KaoCharles K. Kao
(Physicist, Engineer, Scientist, Inventor, Entrepreneur)

04 November 1933

Chinese,Hong Konger,British,American

Aarif RahmanAarif Rahman
(Actor, Singer, Songwriter)

26 February 1987


Jessica HsuanJessica Hsuan

18 August 1970

Hong Konger

Kevin WarwickKevin Warwick
(Engineer, Writer, University teacher, Computer scientist)

09 February 1954


Marc GarneauMarc Garneau
(Astronaut, Engineer, Politician)

23 February 1949


William CrookesWilliam Crookes
(Chemist, Physicist, Psychic)

17 June 1832


Patrick GeddesPatrick Geddes
(Urban planner, Sociologist)

02 October 1854


Teo Chee HeanTeo Chee Hean

27 December 1954


Donald DaviesDonald Davies
(Computer scientist)

07 June 1924


John Ambrose FlemingJohn Ambrose Fleming
(Inventor, Physicist, Engineer, University teacher)

29 November 1849


Arthur HolmesArthur Holmes
(Geophysicist, Geologist)

14 January 1890


Neil TurokNeil Turok
(Physicist, Non-fiction writer)

16 November 1958

South African

Alan BlumleinAlan Blumlein
(Engineer, Audio engineer)

29 June 1903


Martin FleischmannMartin Fleischmann

29 March 1927


Ishrat Hussain UsmaniIshrat Hussain Usmani
Mostafa Kamal TolbaMostafa Kamal Tolba

Julian PetoJulian Peto
(Professor, Statistician)
Herbert George WellsHerbert George Wells
(Journalist, Historian, Novelist)

21 September 1866


Humphrey MarisHumphrey Maris