The Micky and Vinita Pant Charitable Fund, founded by IIT Kanpur alumnus Muktesh Pant and his wife Vinita, have signed an MoU with his alma mater to support the establishment of the School of Medical Research and Technology. The MoU, amounting to $2.5 million, is the first donation towards the development of the educational institute.
“The vision of a world-class medical school at IIT Kanpur is extremely exciting. The current team, under the able leadership of Professor Abhay Karandikar, inspires great confidence,” said Pant. “IIT Kanpur has always been renowned for leading the way in engineering excellence to medical technology. It has the potential to create many healthcare miracles in future. Vinita and I are delighted to be able to help in starting this exciting chapter,” adds Pant.
Muktesh Pant, an Indian American, studied BTech chemical engineering (1976), and has over his stellar career held several senior positions in premier MNCs like Hindustan Unilever, PepsiCo, Reebok and Yum Brands.