Running behind success is useless, instead run after your dreams, your passion.
For instance, why get into engineering if you love photography? The all time favourite movie, 3 Idiots, is the best example. Listen to your heart, this is what this movie conveys. The movie further suggests that following your dreams is not easy, and sometimes you'll have to fight with your own people to do what you are interested in. But don't mind, go ahead.
A recent example is of a 23-year old person, Trishneet Arora from Ludhiana, Punjab, who had failed in class VIII in school. Now, he is a multi-millionaire.
Former IIT students are also examples. After passing out from IITs, they changed their profession and made it big in life.
WittyFeed brings you a list of famous names who opted for IIT. Later, they realised they want to do something else in life.
Read on to know more about them.
Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi since February 2015, is the national convener of the Aam Aadmi Party. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and then worked in the Indian Revenue Service as a Joint Commissioner of the Income Tax Department in New Delhi.
Prashant Bhushan, an Indian lawyer and a politician, took part in India Against Corruption movement, which was led by social activist Anna Hazare.
Prashant Bhushan joined IIT Madras but left it after the first semester to study Economics, Philosophy and finally, Law.
Mayuri Kango chose to forego IIT after clearing IIT-JEE. Instead, she chose acting as her career. She played the lead role in movie Papa Kehte Hain and was the lead protagonist in the film Naseem. In 2003, she married an NRI Aditya Dhillon.
Mukesh Ambani, CEO of Reliance Industries joined IIT-Bombay after clearing IIT-JEE. But he dropped out to study Chemical Engineering from University Department of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, which is now known as Institute of Chemical Technology.
Ex-Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) M Damodaran is the founder Chairperson of Excellence Enablers Private Limited.
He dropped out of IIT Madras in his second year to join the University of Madras as an Economics student and later, joined Delhi University to study Law. He is the founder and Managing Trustee of Non-Executive Directors in Conversation Trust (NEDICT).
The founder of Naukri.com, Sanjeev Bikhchandani, cleared IIT JEE but chose to do Economic Honours from St Stephen's College, Delhi University. Later, he did MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.
Narayan Murthy, co-founder of Infosys Limited, cleared JEE to get admission in IIT. But due to the financial constraints, he could not join IIT. He then joined National Institute of Engineering in his hometown Mysore. Later, he obtained Masters' degree from IIT Kanpur.
Rahul Yadav is an Indian entrepreneur who is the former CEO of housing.com, a real estate search portal in Mumbai, which allows customers to search housing needs based on various filters like geography, number of rooms etc.
Well-known author Chetan Bhagat studied Mechanical Engineering at IIT Delhi. Now, he is a screenwriter, television personality, motivational speaker and most importantly the author of five bestselling books: Five Points Someone, One Night@ Call Centre, Three Mistakes of My Life, Two States and Revolution 2020
Sachin Bansal, an Internet Entrepreneur, is known for co-founding India's e-commerce platform Flipkart. He and his business partner Binny Bansal were students of computer science engineering at IIT, Delhi. He joined Amazon.com where he met Binny and decided to leave Amazon and founded Flipkart as an e-commerce company.
As a supporting actor, Amol Parashar played the role of actor Ranbir Kapoor's friend in the film, Rocket Singh: Salesman of the year. Parashar passed out of IIT Delhi with a B Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering.