Bostonian Anant Agarwal among this year’s Padma Award recipients; includes the list of all 2017 winners

CAMBRIDGE, MA—Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX and MIT Professor, is among the eminent recipients of this year’s Padma awards, one of India’s highest civilian awards. Agarwal is getting the Padma Shri award in the education and literature category. Last year, Agarwal was awarded prestigious Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education.

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Agarwal was also named in Forbes’ list of top 15 education innovators in 2012 and holds a Guinness World Record for the largest microphone array. Currently, her serves as CEO of edx, an online learning destination founded by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Anant Agarwal

Agarwal  has served as the director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. He is a successful serial entrepreneur, having co-founded several companies including Tilera Corporation, which created the Tile multicore processor, and Virtual Machine Works.

He won the Maurice Wilkes prize for computer architecture, and MIT’s Smullin and Jamieson prizes for teaching. He is author of the textbook “Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits.”

Agarwal holds a Ph.D. from Stanford and a bachelor’s from IIT Madras.

Here is the list of 2017 Padma award winners in all categories, including foreigners, NRIs, PIOs and 6 Posthumous awardees. There are seven Padma Vibhushan, seven Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees. Nineteen of the awardees are women. (Source: PIB India and news reports.)

Padma Vibhushan

Awardee Field of Prominence
Sharad Pawar Public Affairs
Murli Manohar Joshi Public Affairs
P.A. Sangma (posthumous) Public Affairs
Sunder Lal Patwah (posthumous) Public Affairs
K.J.Yesudas Art – Music
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev Others – Spiritualism
Udipi Ramachandra Rao Science & Engineering

Padma Bhushan

Awardee Field of Prominence
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Art – Music
Devi Prasad Dwivedi Literature & Education
Tehemton Udwadia Medicine
Ratna Sundar Maharaj Others-Spiritualism
Swami Niranjana Nanda Saraswati Others-Yoga
H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (Foreigner) Literature & Education
Cho Ramaswamy (Posthumous) Literature & Education –Journalism

Padma Shri

Awardee Field of Prominence
Basanti Bisht Art-Music
Chemanchery Kunhiraman Nair Art-Dance
Aruna Mohanty Art-Dance
Bharathi Vishnuvardhan Art-Cinema
Sadhu Meher Art-Cinema
T K Murthy Art-Music
Laishram Birendrakumar Singh Art-Music
Krishna Ram Chaudhary Art-Music
Baoa Devi Art-Painting
Tilak Gitai Art-Painting
Aekka Yadagiri Rao Art-Sculpture
Jitendra Haripal Art-Music
Kailash Kher Art-Music
Parassala B Ponnammal Art-Music
Sukri Bommagowda Art-Music
Mukund Nayak Art-Music
Purushottam Upadhyay Art-Music
Anuradha Paudwal Art-Music
Wareppa Naba Nil Art-Theatre
Tripuraneni Hanuman Chowdary Civil Service
T.K. Viswanathan Civil Service
Kanwal Sibal Civil Service
Birkha Bahadur Limboo Muringla Literature & Education
Eli Ahmed Literature & Education
Narendra Kohli Literature & Education
G. Venkatasubbiah Literature & Education
Akkitham Achyuthan Namboothiri Literature & Education
Kashi Nath Pandita Literature & Education
Chamu Krishna Shastry Literature & Education
Harihar Kripalu Tripathi Literature & Education
Michel Danino Literature & Education
Punam Suri Literature & Education
VG Patel Literature & Education
V Koteswaramma Literature & Education
Balbir Dutt Literature & Education-Journalism
Bhawana Somaaya Literature & Education-Journalism
Vishnu Pandya Literature & Education-Journalism
Subroto Das Medicine
Bhakti Yadav Medicine
Mohammed Abdul Waheed Medicine
Madan Madhav Godbole Medicine
Devendra Dayabhai Patel Medicine
Harkishan Singh Medicine
Mukut Minz Medicine
Arun Kumar Sharma Others-Archaeology
Sanjeev Kapoor Others-Culinary
Meenakshi Amma Others-Martial Art
Genabhai Dargabhai Patel Others-Agriculture
Chandrakant Pithawa Science & Engineering
Ajoy Kumar Ray Science & Engineering
Chintakindi Mallesham Science & Engineering
Jitendra Nath Goswami Science & Engineering
Daripalli Ramaiah Social Work
Girish Bhardwaj Social Work
Karimul Hak Social Work
Bipin Ganatra Social Work
Nivedita Raghunath Bhide Social work
Appasaheb Dharmadhikari Social Work
Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal Social Work
Virat Kohli Sports-Cricket
Shekar Naik Sports-Cricket
Vikasa Gowda Sports-Discus Throw
Deepa Malik Sports-Athletics
Mariyappan Thangavelu Sports-Athletics
Dipa Karmakar Sports-Gymnastics
P. R. Shreejesh Sports-Hockey
Sakshi Malik Sports-Wrestling
Mohan Reddy Venkatrama Bodanapu Trade & Industry
Imrat Khan  (NRI/PIO) Art-Music
Anant Agarwal (NRI/PIO) Literature & Education
H.R. Shah (NRI/PIO) Literature & Education-Journalism
Suniti Solomon (Posthumous) Medicine
Asoke Kumar Bhattacharyya (Posthumous) Others-Archaeology
Dr. Mapuskar (Posthumous) Social Work
Anuradha Koirala (Foreigner) Social Work

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  1. Srinivasan.k
    Jan 31, 2017 - 07:20 PM

    We are proud of you Anant, you were great host when i visited you at stanford
    Thank you, and god bless you and Anu,kalyansrinivasan at Bangalore

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