Engineer’s Day is celebrated on 15th September every year to mark the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya. Visvesvaraya was a pioneer in engineering and played a significant role in the development of India. He was awarded the highest Indian honor, the Bharat Ratna, in the year 1955.
This Engineer’s Day, we at CodeChef are celebrating some of the pioneering Indian names in the world of engineering. These people have made a name for themselves in technology, and they keep on inspiring us regularly.
The Ones Who Made It To The Top
Whenever we think about engineers, we picture an individual that’s hard-working and extremely smart. This is a completely accurate notion, and it’s fair to say that ingenious engineers gather quite a fan-following in the fraternity. Take a look at the people that come to our minds whenever we hear the term computer science engineers.
One of India’s most respected businessmen and often described as the “father of the Indian IT sector,” Narayana Murthy is a household name among engineers. Born in a small town of Shidlaghatta in Karnataka, Murthy showed a knack for knowledge and building things at a young age. He went to the National Institute of Engineering and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1967. He then did his masters from IIT Kanpur in the year 1969.
Murthy founded one of the most recognizable Indian IT conglomerate, Infosys, in the year 1981. He had an initial capital injection of Rs. 10000, which he took from his wife Sudha Murthy in 1981. Today, Infosys is worth roughly $13 billion and is one of the top recruiters in India. From his humble beginnings to still living relatively modestly, Narayana Murthy inspires us to strive for excellence without getting scared of failures.
We truly don’t think we could make a list of pioneering Indian engineers without mentioning Sundar Pichai. He is by far the most known Indian personality in the domain of technology. Pichai graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in Metallurgical Engineering. He then did his M.S. from Stanford University in Material Science and Engineering.
Pichai joined Google in 2004 and was the main man behind the development of Google Chrome. He eventually hit the peak of his professional career when he became the CEO of Alphabet Inc in December 2019. Pichai went from a Tamil boy in love with technology and engineering to leading one of the world’s biggest conglomerates. His utmost dedication towards his goal is a motivation for millions of engineers in India.
Another leading name when it comes to Indian engineers, Satya Nadella, needs no introduction. The current CEO of Microsoft, Nadella, has come a long way since his start. He graduated from Manipal Institute of Technology in 1988 after receiving a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He then traveled to the U.S., where he did his M.S. in computer science.
Initially working as an employee for Microsoft’s cloud group, Nadella became the company’s CEO in 2014. Nadella has been an integral part of Microsoft and is responsible for its success in recent years. Starting his journey in the city of Hyderabad, Nadella was always curious about how things worked. Once talking about his interests, Nadella said, “I always knew I wanted to build things.” Having an undivided focus towards your goal is something Nadella lives by even today in his life.
It’s difficult to talk about Indian Engineers without mentioning Priya Balasubramaniam. The vice president of operations for one of the most recognizable tech products, Apple’s iPhone, Priya Balasubramaniam, has undoubtedly come a long way. She did her engineering from Bangalore University before joining Apple in 2001.
Priya Balasubramaniam has done some exceptional work by increasing the international supply chain for Apple’s iPhone. A role model for women in India, Subramaniam, has shown us that an engineer’s real power lies in their creativity and the courage to take risks.
One of those few people who still works as an engineer, Nandini Ramani, is an example for women in India. Working as the Vice President of Engineering for Twitter, she played a vital role in the company’s engineering processes. She did her M.S. in Electrical Engineering from IISc Bangalore in the year 1992.
Nandini Ramani has also worked as the VP for the Oracle Corporation and is currently the COO at Outcome Health. Ramani made an impact in the technological world when she joined Oracle and soon became the VP there. Her work with Twitter got her world recognition, and people still look up to her for inspiration.
Your Time Is Now!
Programming is probably the most talked about thing in any engineering college. Students from departments other than computer science indulge in regular coding. This makes it the perfect ground to make a mark for yourself. If you want to make the most out of your engineering days, then exploit the programming’s competitive aspect.
This Engineer’s Day, we have something special for our engineers. Something that will help them to prepare for the challenging life ahead. We will be helping you to form coding clubs, show leadership skills, influence and guide others, and let all students become better problem solvers and expert in programming.
CodeChef’s College Chapters has been a sophisticated way to run and maintain the coding culture in 400 colleges across India. Major tech companies like Google, Facebook, and others take a keen interest in your programming skills, especially your CP ranks. This is a primary criterion on which most of the recruitment depends. Thereby, having a college chapter on your campus can be the best way to tackle these criteria during the placement process.
You would be provided with mentorship, and various workshops will be organized for the overall development. There would be Chapter Leaders who will lead their colleges. They will coordinate with CodeChef in providing the college with an enriching experience of competitive coding. Leaders will be hosting meetups and various interactive contests. They will provide you with sessions on how to make the best use of competitive coding. If you have what it takes to be a Chapter Leader, Apply Now to start as early as possible!
We hope that this Engineer’s Day will make you take up new challenges, and you’ll make a name for yourself in anything you do. What are your comments about our take on Engineer’s Day? Comment down below to express your views. This is Ashutosh wishing you a very Happy Engineer’s Day. Till then, keep learning, keep coding.