IIT Madras inaugurates new block at computer science department

Indian Institute of Technology Madras inaugurated a new three-storey addition to its Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

IIT Madras inaugurates new block at computer science department IIT Madras (source: official website)
Vagisha Kaushik | Sep 17, 2021 - 10:13 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology Madras inaugurated a new block at the Computer Science Department on September 16 with the help of distinguished alumnus.

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“The construction of this expansion was made possible due to the generous funding support to the tune of US dollars 1.51 million by IIT Madras Distinguished Alumnus Subramonian Shankar (BTech, 1971 Batch), Founder and President, AmZetta Technologies,” a statement from IIT Madras said.

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The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras, currently offers programmes such as BTech, dual-degree BTech, MTech, MTech, MS and PhD.

The block has been named after Shankar who was involved in the development and manufacture of computer hardware and integrated circuits, earlier.

Shankar said: “My congratulations to IIT (Madras) for having completed the Computer Science Building in spite of the pandemic... It is IIT (Madras) that gave me the basic educational foundation that helped me to build up my career. IIT had alleviated the financial burden on my family, which was a great relief to me. I resolved then that I would try and see what I can do when I was in a position to do that.”

“I recently learned that IIT Madras has been ranked No 1 in India as the ‘Best Educational Institution’ for graduate studies by NIRF Rankings. We, the alumni of IIT Madras, would like to do what we can to make sure that IIT Madras stays that way and in future, the institute is able to achieve global rankings also,” Shankar added.

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Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras, said: “I am very happy and proud that Shankar has been instrumental in supporting this new infrastructure. He has made enormous contributions to the field of Computer Engineering. I want to thank the Engineering Unit and their contractors as this building was constructed entirely during the pandemic.”

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