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Independence Day Special: 70 years, 70 iconic institutions

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As India celebrates 70 years of independence, here is a look at 70 iconic institutions that shaped the course of independent India over these years.

Posted by Vivek Surendran

Today, Indians celebrate 70 years of independence from the British rule. The celebrations have been kick-started in the national capital by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who addressed the nation after unfurling the tricolour around 7 30 AM, with thousands of soldiers and officers of India’s armed forces in attendance.

On this day, let’s take a look at 70 iconic institutions that helped make India what it is today. Click for detailed stories of the journey and evolution of each of the following institutions listed below (in no particular order).

1) Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport
2) Film and Television Institute of India
3) Indira Gandhi National Open University
4) Zee TV
5) Titan
6) Tata Institute of Social Sciences
7) Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
8) Tata Consultancy Services
9) Tata steel
10) Steel Authority of India11) Reliance Polyester
12) Punjab Agricultural University
13) Power Grid Corporation of India14) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
15) ONGC
16) State Bank of India
17) The Oberoi
18)NTPC
19) National School of Drama
20) National Institute of Fashion Technology
21) National Institute of Design
22) National Defence Academy
23) National Highways Authority of India
24) Mumbai-Pune Expressway
25) Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India
26) Maruti
27) Mahindra and Mahindra
28) Larsen and Tourbo
29) Konkan Railway
30) Khadi
31) Kendriya Vidyalaya
31) The Taj Group
32) Jawaharlal Nehru University
33) Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya
34) India Tourism Development Corporation
35) India Tobacco Company
36) Indian Space Research Organisation
37) Indian Railway Catering and Ticket Corporation
38) Infosys
39) Indigo
40) Indian Oil
41) India Post
42) Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
43) Indian Institute of Science
44) Indian Institute of Management
45) Hindustan Unilever
46) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
47) Hindalco Industries
48) Hero cycles
49) HDFC 50) Grasim Industries
51) Godrej
52) GMR Group
53) Fabindia 54) Election Commission of India
56) Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
57) Cochin shipyard Ltd
58) Centre for Development of Telematics
59) Bombay Stock Exchange
60) Bharat Heavy Electricals
61) Bhakhra-Nangal Dam
62) Bharti Airtel
63) BCCI
64) Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
65) Balaji Telefilms
66) Apollo Hospitals 67) Amul 68) All India Institute of Medical Sciences
69) Agni Missile Department
70) Aadhaar

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