IIT Kanpur Receives $250,000 Donation from Alumnus

IIT Kanpur Receives $250,000 Donation from Alumnus

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Dr. Rajeev Gauta IIT Kanpur Receives $250,000 Donation from Alumnus m, an alumnus of IIT Kanpur, donates USD 250,000 to establish endowed programs in Chemical E
IIT Kanpur Receives $250,000 Donation from Alumnus for Endowed Programmes

Dr Rajeev Gautam, an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, has donated a large gift of USD 250,000 to create three endowed programs in the Department of Chemical Engineering at IITK. The development is part of a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between IITK, IIT Kanpur Foundation, and Dr. Gautam.

The funds would be used to establish an Endowed Faculty Chair, a Faculty Fellowship, and a travel grant program for students. The gift would significantly enhance academic and research activity in Chemical Engineering at IITK. The endowments will help teachers and students thrive in all of their fields.

The endowed programs supported under the donation, namely Om Prakash Gautam Endowed Faculty Chair, the Rajeev and Joyce Gautam Faculty Fellowship, and the Rajeev and Joyce Gautam Travel Grant for students, reflect Dr. Gautam’s commitment to nurturing future leaders in the field of Chemical Engineering.

Dr Rajeev Gautam, commenting on the significance of the endowed programs, stated, "It brings me immense pride to be able to give back to my alma mater in whichever possible ways to promote research and academic excellence. The Department of Chemical Engineering provided me with resources to set a strong technical foundation for my professional journey and success. I hope that the endowed programs empower the next generation of changemakers in the field of Chemical Engineering.”

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