Recipient of AKTU Distinguished Alumnus Award 2021

Ankit Maheshwari, a 2006-2010 batch CSE student of Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College, is the Founding Member and currently the President R&D and India Operations at Innovaccer, a Health Tech Unicorn.

Ankit started his career as a Software Engineer at Samsung, Noida, and within just 4 months got the best Recruit Award for his amazing performance. In 2011, he moved to Trane/Ingersol Rand and worked as Software Engineer on Futuristic Technologies and was awarded the India President Award for amazing Performance and Innovation at the workplace.

In 2014, Ankit with a couple of his colleagues, started the organization Innovaccer and over the last 7 years they have grown the organization from a 4 member team in a basement in Delhi to more than 1000+ people company. Innovaccer recently has become the first health-tech Unicorn at the start of 2021. Ankit has been the Head of Engineering for the organization since its inception and has created a world-class Health Tech company abroad. The company has made a huge impact on the lives of millions of people around the world. During the initial phase of the pandemic, it also developed applications for the Govt. of Goa and Govt. of Puducherry to curb the menace of COVID.

The product Innovaccer has been termed as leading industry PHM vendor in the latest KLAS “Population Health Vendor Overview 2021” report with the deepest adoption among the new comers. Recently Ankit has also been granted patent for one of his invention “Automatic visual display overlays of contextually related data from multiple applications”. Ankit is presently mentor to a lot many young start-ups as and also speaks on multiple forums.

He was recently covered by YourStory Media while sharing his expertise on 'Shaping the Future of Collaboration in a post-COVID-19 world’. He has also shared his expertise and interviews on, CNBC TV 18 and others.

Ankit has always been an Innovate and someone with an entrepreneurial mindset since his college time. He, along with a few of his seniors, incubated the in-house Software Incubator at AKGEC and contributed to create multiple software not only for the college but also for many Organizations around, like Maple Bear, GMA, Tifac and others.

Recipient of AKTU Distinguished Alumnus Award 2020

Neeraj Srivastava, 2005-2009 B.Tech graduate from Electronics and Communication stream, has been awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow. This is the first time that the University has instituted the award in 2021.

Neeraj is the founder of DLT Labs – a name well known in the blockchain space. With the strength of 250+ people globally and offices at multiple locations i.e. Canada, India, Japan, USA and Singapore, DLT Labs has been growing exponentially, well on its path to be the next Billion dollar enterprise. Although, DLT Labs has been in existence since 2012 but in last 3 years they have positioned themselves as the global leader in the blockchain space with the biggest ever implementation on blockchain technology for Walmart, also winning the CSCMP Innovation Award for this product.

Besides the above, Neeraj has achieved a patent grant for Relational Data Management and Organization Using DLT in his name and has research paper publications in the field of Blockchain. He is also holding prestigious positions including Member of Forbes Technology Council, Board Member of IBM Blockchain, Blockchain Expert with Bank of Canada & Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Team Leader at Royal Bank of Canada to launch Apple Pay. Mr. Neeraj and his company are the first to launch EMV based Apple Pay all over the world and to open the world’s first Blockchain Lab at BSE. He is one of the first, across the world, to launch a full blockchain course on Udemy and is an active speaker on technologies across the globe.

In addition to his achievements after passing out from the college, Mr. Neeraj had been active in research and development during his tenure in the college as well. He was the founder member of the Software Development Centre established at AKGEC in the year 2008. The centre is engaged in promoting innovative work, project based learning, industrial consultancies and entrepreneurial skills amongst students.