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List of notable or famous professors from India, with bios and photos, including the top professors born in India and even some popular professors who immigrated to India. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Indian professors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These professors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known professor from India is included when available.

List people include Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Manmohan Singh and many more.

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A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Professors from India
age 87
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam is an Indian scientist and administrator who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, ...more

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Abhijit Banerjee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Professors from India
age 58
Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee is an Indian economist. He is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Banerjee is a co-founder ...more

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Abraham Verghese is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Professors from India
age 64
Abraham Verghese is a physician-author, Professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University Medical School and Senior Associate Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. ...more

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Aijaz Ahmad is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Professors from India
Aijaz Ahmad is a well-known Marxist literary theorist and political commentator based in India. Born in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India just before it gained independence from British rule, ...more

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Amartya Sen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Professors from India
age 85
Amartya Kumar Sen is a Bangladeshi-born Indian economist and philosopher, who since 1972 has taught and worked in the United Kingdom and the United States. He has made contributions to welfare ...more

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Anindya Sinha is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Professors from India
Anindya Sinha is an Indian primatologist. He is a professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, India.

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Arvind Panagariya is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Professors from India
age 66
Arvind Panagariya is the Vice Chairman of Niti Aayog of India. He is an Indian-American economist and Professor of Economics at Columbia University and an ex-Chief Economist at the Asian ...more

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Ashok Jhunjhunwala is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Professors from India
age 65
Ashok Jhunjhunwala is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras at Chennai, India and has served as the departmental Chair. He leads the ...more

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Avinash Dixit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Professors from India
age 74
Avinash Kamalakar Dixit is an Indian-American economist. He is currently John J. F. Sherrerd '52 University Professor of Economics Emeritus at Princeton University, Distinguished Adjunct ...more

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B. B. Bhattacharya is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Professors from India
age 74
Professor B. B. Bhattacharya is a renowned economist and educationist from India. He was vice-chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University. He was also Director and Professor at the Institute of ...more

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B. A. Saletore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Professors from India
Dec. at 61 (1902-1963)
Bhaskar Anand Saletore, better known as B. A. Saletore, was a well-known Indian historian from Mangalore, Karnataka.

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Bala V. Balachandran is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Professors from India
age 81
Bala V. Balachandran is the J. L. Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Accounting and Information Management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Founder & Dean, ...more

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Bhargavi Rao is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Professors from India
Dec. at 64 (1944-2008)
Bhargavi Prabhanjan Rao, a Sahitya Akademi Awardee, was an eminent translator in Telugu Literature. She was actively involved in Translating various works of celebrated author and playwright ...more

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Bibek Debroy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Professors from India
age 64
Bibek Debroy is an Indian economist. Since March 2007, he has been professor at Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. He has also been Visiting Honorary Senior Research Fellow for Institute for ...more

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Bipan Chandra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Professors from India
Dec. at 86 (1928-2014)
Bipan Chandra was an Indian historian, specialising in economic and political history of modern India. Professor of modern history at Jawaharlal Nehru University, he specialized on the Indian ...more

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Bishnupriya Dutt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Professors from India
Bishnupriya Dutt
Bishnupriya Dutt is the daughter of late Utpal Dutt.

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Brahma Chellaney is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Professors from India
Brahma Chellaney is a strategic thinker, author, public intellectual and analyst of international geostrategic trends. He is respected for his depth of scholarship and for his independent mind. ...more

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Brij Kothari is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Professors from India
age 54
Dr. Brij Kothari is an Indian academic and a social entrepreneur. He invented Same Language Subtitling on TV for mass literacy in India.

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C. K. Prahalad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Professors from India
Dec. at 69 (1941-2010)
Coimbatore Krishnarao Prahalad was the Paul and Ruth McCracken Distinguished University Professor of Corporate Strategy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in the University of Michigan, ...more

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Deepa Kumar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Professors from India
age 51
Deepa Kumar is an associate professor of media studies and Middle Eastern studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire and Outside the Box: ...more

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Dipesh Chakrabarty is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Professors from India
Dipesh Chakrabarty is a Bengali historian who has also made contributions to postcolonial theory and subaltern studies.

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G. S. Amur is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Professors from India
G. S. Amur age 93
Gururaja Shyamacharya Amur, a professor of literature, is a contemporary writer and critic in the Kannada and English languages. He is a recipient of many prestigious awards including the ...more

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Gopi Chand Narang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Professors from India
age 88
Gopi Chand Narang is an Indian theorist, literary critic and scholar who writes in Urdu and English. His Urdu literary criticism has incorporated a range of modern theoretical frameworks ...more

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Gunvant Shah is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Professors from India
age 81
Gunvant Shah, also known as Dr. Gunvant B. Shah, is a noted thinker, writer and columnist. He is the recipient of Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak in 1997, founded by Gujarat Sahitya Sabha and ...more

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Homi K. Bhabha is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Professors from India
age 70
Homi K. Bhabha is the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of English and American Literature and Language, and the Director of the Humanities Center at Harvard University. He is one of the most ...more