Abhay Bhushan

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Abhay Bhushan
Born (1944-11-23) November 23, 1944 (age 73)
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Alma mater Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT Sloan School of Management
Known for File Transfer Protocol

Abhay Bhushan (Hindi: अभय भूषण) (born 23 November 1944, in Allahabad, India)[1] has been a major contributor to the development of the Internet TCP/IP architecture, and is the author of the File Transfer Protocol (which he started working on while he was a student at IIT-Kanpur) and the early versions of email protocols. He is currently chairman of Asquare Inc. and President of the IIT-Kanpur Foundation.[2][3]


Bhushan is a graduate of the first batch (1960–65) from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,[4] receiving a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering. Subsequently, he studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received a Masters in Electrical Engineering together with a degree in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management. At MIT, he drafted the now famous RFC 114 and worked on developing FTP and E-mail protocols for the ARPANet and subsequent Internet.


  1. ^ http://www.soton.ac.uk/~auk1w07/files/iitk50profiles.pdf[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Profile at Linkedin
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 January 2012. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  4. ^ IIT Global Archives