Nandan Nilekani Donates INR 315 Crores (USD 38.5 Million) to IIT Bombay
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<p>Mr. Nandan Nilekani, Co-Founder and Chairman of Infosys Ltd. and Founding Chairman of UIDAI, has donated INR 315 crores ($ 38.5 Million) to his alma mater, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay). This substantial contribution builds upon his previous grants of INR 85 crores to the Institute, bringing the cumulative value of his support to INR 400 crores. The donation will be instrumental in fostering world-class infrastructure, stimulating research in emerging areas of engineering and technology, and nurturing a deep tech startup ecosystem at IIT Bombay.</p><p><br />Speaking about the donation, Mr. Nandan Nilekani said, <em> "As I celebrate 50 years of my association with this esteemed Institution, I am grateful to give forward and contribute to its future"</em>.</p><p><br />Pegging it as the beginning of a new era of IIT Bombay, Director Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri said,<em> "We are extremely delighted to see our illustrious alumnus Nandan Nilekani continuing his foundational and pioneering contributions to accelerate the growth of IIT Bombay and firmly set it on a path of global leadership. IIT Bombay is committed to building research and academic excellence that can make India a leader in scientific discovery and its translation towards solving the pressing challenges facing humankind".</em></p>