IIT-BHU alumnus gifts $1.3mn for building student activity center

IIT-BHU alumnus gifts $1.3mn for building student activity center

The Indian Institute of Technology Banaras Hindu University Foundation has received a 1.3 million dollar gift from alumnus Ramesh Srinivasan for building a student activity center (sports)on the campus.

According to director IIT-BHU Dr. PK Jain, the IIT(BHU) Foundation INC, a US-based non-profit association of IIT(BHU) alumni marked the successful launching of its capital campaign in support of the institute with a gift of 1.3 million dollars donated by Ramesh Srinivasan an alumnus of Metallurgy department 1982 batch and President & chief executive officer of Agilysys (Nasadaq:AGYS).

This is the largest ever single gift to IIT- BHU signifying a new chapter in alumni support for the alma mater said Jain adding that the gift will be used for setting up a SAC for sports benefiting students and faculty of this all residential campus.

Srinivasan commented, “I am deeply grateful for everything IIT-BHU has done for me including this terrific opportunity to give me back. IIT- BHU had a great positive influence on my life during my early years and helped me become a complete human being. Across academics, sports, cultural activities, debating, and everything else, the institute taught me many valuable lessons which have stayed with me all my life. I consider myself extremely lucky to have been given this chance to contribute to the upcoming SAC which should benefit everyone at the campus I have fond memories of.”

Recognizing the generous donation, Jain and the board of governors expressed their hope that the SAC will be a place where students can enhance their leadership and collaboration skills through participation in team sports and other activities. In his note acknowledging the gift, Dr. Jain noted, well-rounded students with intellectual ability equal to their emotional intelligence are the hallmark of IIT-BHU.

It has also been decided to honor Ramesh by naming the SAC as the Ramesh Srinivasan Student Activity Centre, said Arun Tripathi (Mechanical 1997) and the president of the IIT-BHU Foundation “we created IIT (BHU) Foundation with a singular goal to raise funds for our alma mater and this donation is a step in the right direction” he said.

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