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    Nandan Nilekani donated Rs 315 cr to IIT-Bombay

    Nandan Nilekani, co-founder and chairman of Infosys Ltd and founding chairman of UIDAI is an alumnus of IIT-Bombay. He has donated a staggering amount of Rs 315 cr to IIT-Bombay.
    He did his Electrical Engineering degree from IIT-Bombay in 1973. He has mentioned that studying at IIT-Bombay was a great event in his life and it shaped him into becoming what he is today.
    This is a great gesture shown by him for his Alma Mater institution.
    Remembering the institution where we had studied is a good thing and many alumni in one way or another show some attachment to the institutions where they had studied.
    Do you remember any similar gestures by alumni elsewhere? Please share.
  • #773795
    One of my friends is an industrialist in Hyderabad. He is from my native place and we both are schoolmates. He did his degree in a college in East Godavari Dt of Andhra Pradesh and came to Hyderabad and started his industry in Hyderabad. The industry is running well and my friend made good money. He donated A crore of rupees to the college where he did his Under Graduation for constructing a building. He gave two lakh rupees to a student who stood first in 10th in the school from which he did his 10th class.
    There are people who remember the educational Institutions where they studied and try to donate money for uplifting the facilities there to their maximum possible extent. I appreciate the gesture of Nandan Nilekani and hope his contribution will make IIT Mumbai equipped with much better infrastructure so that future generations studying there will get benefitted maximum.

    always confident

  • #773797
    Such help and donation by alumni are really praise worthy.
    Knowledge is power.

  • #773802
    When the students achieve great heights-mostly financially in corporate and business fields, they donate some amount to their Alma Mater. This is happening regularly. There are many well know names who contribute huge amounts and there are many who are not so widely known or publicized.

    This happens to even we small ordinary individuals too. We also donate according to our capacity, attachment an suitable opportunity. We donate to the PTA s, for any infrastructure activities or some endowments for awards and prizes etc.

    After achieving great success many people derive sense of satisfaction by spending at least a part of the money they have and and accumulated to some public welfare purposes. These are good for them and for society and hence welcome.

    PS: please read the following news reports for just two examples:
    1. "IndiGo co-founder Rakesh Gangwal made headlines for his considerable personal donation to his alma mater, IIT-Kanpur. Gangwal donated Rs 100 crore to support the School of Medical Sciences and Technology, following the footsteps of a long line of IIT alumni."

    2."IIT-BHU had received over $4.3 million or Rs 32.23 crore donations from its alumni, including $1.3 million or Rs 9.8 crore from Ramesh Srinivasan, CEO of SaaS company Netcore Cloud, in September 2021, and $2 million or Rs 15 crore from Nikesh Arora, CEO of Palo Alto Networks, in November 2021. "
    (source for the above: business as updated onApril5,2022.)

    There are many such examples.

  • #773803
    Nice to see that there are many alumni doing that.
    Knowledge is power.

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