TT Jagannathan Contributes Rs 10Cr to Establish Endowment At IIT Madras

Endowment to be used to further the pursuit of research at the institute

(R_L) Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Mr. T.T Jagannathan, Dr. Latha Jagannathan, and Prof. Mahesh Panchagnula at the Inaug of Auditorium at IITM
Mr.TT Jagannathan (2nd L), Chairman of TTK Prestige, presenting the cheque to Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi (Extreme L), Director, IITM

 T.T Jagannathan, Chairman of TTK Prestige, contributed Rs 10 Crore to IIT Madras to establish an endowment, which will be used for further research. The interest from the endowment will be used to support new research pursuits by IIT Madras students and faculty.

As a distinguished alumnus of IIT Madras, Jagannathan was part of the 1970 batch of students. He was awarded the Gold medal from IIT Madras for best academic performance in Mechanical Engineering.

In recognition of his achievements and to commemorate his contributions to the business world, IIT Madras announced that an auditorium is being named after Jagannathan.

The auditorium was inaugurated today (6th August 2021) by T.T. Jagannathan in the presence of Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras. The ICSR Auditorium is all set to become the hub for the nodal activities of IIT Madras.

Prof. Mahesh Panchagnula, Dean (Alumni and Corporate Relations), IIT Madras, Prof. Ravindra Gettu, Dean (Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research), IIT Madras, Kaviraj Nair, CEO, Institutional Advancement, IIT Madras, and Shri Joseph Thomas, Vice President (CSR), Institutional Advancement, IIT Madras, were also present at the ceremony.

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