NRI donates $2.5 mn to University of California Los Angeles

UCLA alumnus Mukund Padmanabhan has donated $2.5 million to the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for the construction of a new engineering building, his fourth donation thus far. Three previous donations of $500,000 were made by Padmanabhan to support the Guru Krupa Foundation fellowships in Electrical Engineering. After graduating from UCLA, Padmanabhan joined the IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center in New York. He said he is satisfied with the Guru Krupa Foundation Fellowships quality of work done by the students. So when he learned that UCLA wanted to advance the frontiers of 3-D circuit design he felt this was the right project to extend his commitment to the school. The newest contribution will create the Mukund Padanabhan Systems Scaling Technology Laboratory in Engineering VI.UCLA. Engineering Dean Vijay K Dhir said thanks to the vision and generosity of Mukund Padmanabhan and others Engineering VI will be a hub of advanced engineering research, education and entrepreneurial activity.