The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is widely considered the best institution in the world for a degree in Engineering. The campus of this university, situated in the city of Cambridge, in the United States, sprawls over 168 kilometers. According to a 2017 survey conducted by ‘Times Higher Education’, this famous institution was ranked 2nd in the whole of United States and 5th in the world. ‘Massachusetts Institute of Technology’ is not a globally recognized educational institution merely for its infrastructure or quality of education, but also for its notable alumni. The institution has produced several great entrepreneurs who have set fine examples of how a business has to be managed. Apparently, the university has produced more than 80 Nobel laureates, around 45 Rhodes Scholars and more than 30 astronauts. Some of the students who are a part of the institution’s alumni association are outstanding achievers and role models to many people around the world. A few noteworthy personalities who were once students of this famous university are Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, noted Indian economist Raghuram Rajan and television host Janet Hsieh. Kofi Annan has been immensely praised world over for his humanitarian works. He is also the founder of the non-profit initiative called the ‘Kofi Annan Foundation’ and was appointed the chairman of the organization ‘The Elders’. We are presenting to you a list of notable alumni of the ‘Massachusetts Institute of Technology’ who made waves for their remarkable achievements.
Kofi AnnanKofi Annan
(Former UN Secretary General)

08 April 1938

Ghanaian

John Forbes Nash Jr.John Forbes Nash Jr.
(Mathematician)

13 June 1928

American

Buzz AldrinBuzz Aldrin
(American engineer)

20 January 1930

American

Dolph LundgrenDolph Lundgren
(Actor)

03 November 1957

Swedish

James WoodsJames Woods
(Actor, Producer, Voice Artist)

18 April 1947

American

Richard FeynmanRichard Feynman
(Physicist)

11 May 1918

American

Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu
(Prime Minister of Israel)

21 October 1949

Israeli

Raghuram RajanRaghuram Rajan
(Adviser)

03 February 1963

Indian

Shiva AyyaduraiShiva Ayyadurai
(Inventor of Email)

02 December 1963

Indian

Charles KochCharles Koch
(Co-Owner of Koch Industries)

01 November 1935

American

James Harris SimonsJames Harris Simons
(Mathematicians & Hedge Fund Manager)

1938 AD

American

Amar BoseAmar Bose
(Electrical Engineer and Sound Engineer)

02 November 1929

American

Neri OxmanNeri Oxman
(Architect)

06 February 1976

American

Carly FiorinaCarly Fiorina
(Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard)

06 September 1954

American

I.M. PeiI. M. Pei
(Master of Modern Architecture)

26 April 1917

American

William ShockleyWilliam Shockley
(Physicist)

13 February 1910

American

David H. KochDavid H. Koch
(Co-owner of Koch Industries)

03 May 1940

American

Robert NoyceRobert Noyce
(Co-inventor of the integrated circuit)

12 December 1927

American

Louis SullivanLouis Sullivan
(Pioneering Architect)

03 September 1856

American

Franklin DiazFranklin Chang Díaz
(Former NASA Astronaut)

05 April 1950

Chinese,Costa Rican,American

Murray Gell-MannMurray Gell-Mann
(Physicist)

15 September 1929

American

Herman HollerithHerman Hollerith
(Father of modern automatic computation)

29 February 1860

American

Alfred SloanAlfred P. Sloan
(CEO of General Motors Corporation)

23 May 1875

American

Ray TomlinsonRay Tomlinson
(Inventor of the First Email System)

23 April 1941

American

Tony TanTony Tan
(Seventh President of Singapore)

07 February 1940

Singaporean

Ahmed ChalabiAhmed Chalabi
(Former Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq)

30 October 1944

Iraqi

Robert C. MertonRobert C. Merton
(Economist)

31 July 1944

American

Robert Burn WoodworthRobert Burns Woodward
(Organic Chemist)

10 April 1917

American

Edith ClarkeEdith Clarke
(Electrical Engineer)

10 February 1883

American

Elias James CoreyElias James Corey
(Organic Chemist)

12 July 1928

American

Robert MundellRobert Mundell
(Economist)

24 October 1932

Canadian

Burton RichterBurton Richter
(Physicist)

22 March 1931

American

Thomas Robert CechThomas Cech
(Chemist)

08 December 1947

American

Joseph E. StiglitzJoseph E. Stiglitz
(Economist & Author)

09 February 1943

American

Sidney AltmanSidney Altman
(Molecular Biologist)

07 May 1939

Canadian,American

Robert Sanderson Mulliken Robert S. Mulliken
(Chemist, Physicist)

07 June 1896

American

Robert B. LaughlinRobert B. Laughlin
(Physicist)

01 November 1950

American

Lawrence R. KleinLawrence Klein
(Economist)

14 September 1920

American

John Robert SchriefferJohn Robert Schrieffer
(Physicist)

31 May 1931

American

Iqbal QuadirIqbal Quadir
(Founder of Grameenphone)

13 August 1958

Bangladeshi

Henry Way KendallHenry Way Kendall
(Physicist)

09 December 1926

American

Bill FordBill Ford
(American businessman)

03 May 1957

American

Charles Greeley AbbotCharles Greeley Abbot
(Astrophysicist)

31 May 1872

American

Qian XuesenQian Xuesen
(Astronautical engineer)

11 December 1911

Richard StallmanRichard Stallman
(Programmer, Computer scientist, Lecturer, Blogger, Software developer, Short story writer, Columnist, Researcher, Science fiction writer)

16 March 1953

American

Paul KrugmanPaul Krugman
(Columnist, Economist, Essayist, Blogger, University teacher, Actor, Pundit, Journalist, Writer)

28 February 1953

American

Jimmy DoolittleJimmy Doolittle
(Aviator, Officer)

14 December 1896

American

Joseph StiglitzJoseph Stiglitz
(Economist, University teacher, Science writer, Non-fiction writer, Professor, Critic, Writer, Scientist)

09 February 1943

American

Claude ShannonClaude Shannon
(Mathematician, Cryptographer, Computer scientist, Engineer, Sport cyclist, University teacher)

30 April 1916

American

David ScottDavid Scott
(Officer, Test pilot, Astronaut, Aviator)

06 June 1932

American

Lawrence SummersLawrence Summers
(Economist, University teacher, Professor, Scientist, Politician, Banker)

30 November 1954

American

Aafia SiddiquiAafia Siddiqui
(Neuroscientist)

02 March 1972

Pakistani

Robert MetcalfeRobert Metcalfe
(Computer scientist, Engineer)

07 April 1946

American

Lawrence M. KraussLawrence M. Krauss
(Astronomer, Physicist, Astrophysicist, Academic, Non-fiction writer, University teacher, Theoretical physicist)

27 May 1954

American

Vannevar BushVannevar Bush
(Scientist, Engineer, Politician, University teacher, Computer scientist)

11 March 1890

American

Edgar MitchellEdgar Mitchell
(Officer, Astronaut, Aviator)

17 September 1930

American

Ronald McNairRonald McNair
(Physicist, Astronaut)

21 October 1950

American

Ngozi Okonjo-IwealaNgozi Okonjo-Iweala
(Diplomat, Economist)

13 June 1954

Nigerian

Pranav MistryPranav Mistry
(Computer scientist)

14 May 1981

Indian

Charles DukeCharles Duke
(Air force officer, Astronaut, Test pilot, Fighter pilot, Flight instructor, Aviator, Businessperson)

03 October 1935

American

Aditya Vikram BirlaAditya Vikram Birla
(Business magnate)

14 November 1943

Indian

Mario DraghiMario Draghi
(Economist, Banker, University teacher)

03 September 1947

Italian

Robert J. ShillerRobert J. Shiller
(Economist, Writer, Educationist, University teacher)

29 March 1946

American

Daniel M. LewinDaniel M. Lewin
(Computer scientist)

14 May 1970

Israeli

Robert Tappan MorrisRobert Tappan Morris
(Computer scientist, Scientist, Professor)

08 November 1965

American

Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild
(Economic historian, Historian, University teacher, Economist)

16 May 1948

British

Leslie LamportLeslie Lamport
(Mathematician, Computer scientist, Programmer, Engineer, Writer)

07 February 1941

American

Greg MankiwGreg Mankiw
(Economist, Blogger)

03 February 1958

American

Andrew S. TanenbaumAndrew S. Tanenbaum
(Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer, Academic, Professor, Writer)

16 March 1944

American

Theodore Miller EdisonTheodore Miller Edison
(Inventor)

10 July 1898

American

Don NormanDon Norman
(Engineer, Computer scientist, Psychologist, Writer)

25 December 1935

American

Gilbert N. LewisGilbert N. Lewis
(Chemist, Physicist, University teacher, Non-fiction writer)

23 October 1875

American

Nicholas NegroponteNicholas Negroponte
(Computer scientist, Architect, Investor, University teacher)

01 December 1943

American

George AkerlofGeorge Akerlof
(Economist, Professor)

17 June 1940

American

Ivan SutherlandIvan Sutherland
(Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer, University teacher)

16 May 1938

American

Manuel BlumManuel Blum
(Computer scientist, University teacher)

26 April 1938

American

Stanley FischerStanley Fischer
(Economist, Educationist, Writer, Professor, Banker)

15 October 1943

Israeli,American

Warren BennisWarren Bennis
(Writer, Economist, Psychologist)

08 March 1925

American

Austan GoolsbeeAustan Goolsbee
(Economist)

18 August 1969

American

Pervez HoodbhoyPervez Hoodbhoy
(Physicist, Teacher)

11 July 1950

Pakistani

Lotfi A. ZadehLotfi A. Zadeh
(Mathematician, Engineer, Professor, Scientist, Computer scientist)

04 February 1921

Azerbaijani,American