COVID: IIT-Madras alumni gift $2M for Covid relief

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(Our Bureau, June 11) IIT Madras alumni from India and abroad have donated more than $2 million towards battling the country’s deadly second wave. The funding was coordinated by the Office of Alumni and Corporate Relations, IIT Madras Alumni Association of North America, and IIT Madras Foundation in the United States of America. The relief work is being handled in a phased manner for maximum impact and the alumni have already handed over 200 oxygen concentrators to the Greater Chennai Corporation, multiple media publications report. IIT Madras, one of the country’s oldest premier technical institutes, counts Fairfax Financial’s Prem Watsa, Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan, and Rocketship.vc founder Anand Rajaraman, and several other luminaries as alumni.  

The institute has also formed a COVID-19 Relief Fund to support students and faculty and raised 96 lakh in the last financial yearOne of their projects is Medicab, aindigenously developed portable hospital unitthat can be installed at any place within a few hours 

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