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TCS donates Rs 231 crore to Carnegie Mellon University

The donation will be used to fund a new facility, the Tata Consultancy Services Building, which will support education and research by CMU faculty and students.

BT Online | August 26, 2015 | Updated 18:42 IST
TCS gives this US university Rs 231 cr. Here's why

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has donated Rs 231 crore to the US-based Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).

The amount represents the largest corporate gift to the university from outside the US.

The donation will be used to fund a new facility, the Tata Consultancy Services Building, which will support education and research by CMU faculty and students.

The gift also will endow Presidential Fellowships and Scholarships, more access to a CMU education for outstanding students, TCS said in a statement.

"With our shared commitment to education and research in areas that help address many challenges of our time, TCS' support of Carnegie Mellon is both natural and extraordinarily promising," said Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh. "Together, our two organizations have the capabilities to make breakthrough discoveries and the capacity to make societal impact on a global scale."

"TCS is proud to invest in this landmark partnership with CMU to promote market-driven innovation and accelerate advancements in technology," said Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of TCS.

"As global leaders, Carnegie Mellon and TCS have the intellectual power, creativity, institutional nimbleness, and global reach to capitalize on new opportunities and have a lasting impact on society and industry through cutting-edge digital research and a long-term commitment to education."

Carnegie Mellon is a private university with programmes in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts.

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