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Venkataramani Fellowship established at IIT-Madras

Venkataramani Fellowship established at IIT-Madras

CHENNAI: Venkataramani Fellowship in Clean Energy and Green Mobility was established at IIT-Madras on Wednesday to encourage and motivate graduate students to undertake research in the areas of clean energy and green mobility.

The endowment is being set up by the family of late N Venkataramani, who was the chairman and managing director of India Pistons and was a fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Ms, M.Tech and/or PhD programmes for two  years consecutively.

An MoU towards setting up the endowment with a sum of Rs 50 lakh for the fellowship was signed on Wednesday by Mahesh Panchagnula, dean (alumni and corporate relations), IIT-Madras, and Sita Venkataramani on behalf of Amalgamations Inc and the Venkataramani family, in the presence of IIT-M director Bhaskar Ramamurthi, other officials and family members of Venkataramani.

Recalling N Venkataramani’s contributions, Sita Venkataramani said, “This fellowship established at IIT-Madras reflects the passion that Venkataramani had during his professional life in encouraging young engineers to further their knowledge in areas that are important to society.”

Ramamurthi said, “IIT-Madras is honoured to receive this gift in the memory of one of Tamil Nadu’s automotive industry captains, the late Shri N Venkataramani. Clean energy and green mobility are very important for India and the world, and this fellowship will enable bright young minds to take up the study of and research in these fields.”

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