The University of Delhi is the only Indian university to find a place in an international list of 100 top institutes that produced CEOs of the Fortune Global 500, 2013. India was placed on the 68th position in the list of top 100 universities that have educated the most number of Fortune Global 500 CEOs according to ‘Alma Mater Index: Global Executives’ released by Times Higher Education, UK. Two CEOs of Fortune 500 companies -- Ranbir Singh Butola of Indian Oil and Anshu Jain of Deutshe Bank, are alumni of the famous university. The duo oversees a combined revenue of around $153 billion.
While Indian universities in general struggle to produce graduates with the skills that employers need, and also fail to feature in the top 200 of the overall rankings, this achievement holds great prospect for the Indian education system. The University of Delhi being one of the country’s premier educational bodies has shown that Indian education system is strong in its fundamentals.
Delhi has a record of producing global leaders and will serve as an inspiration to its current students and future aspirants. Delhi University has some of the most prestigious institutes in the disciplines of humanities and social sciences. Every year students flock the city to get an admission into some of the biggest and most prestigious institutions. Some of the famous alumni of the Indian varsity are Khushwant Singh, Amitabh Bachchan, Amitav Ghosh, Kiran Bedi and Shashi Tharror to name a few.