Tata’s Gift to IISc

Bangalore’s very own Indian Institute of Science (IISc), will turn 100 in a couple of years. Ratan Tata, the chairman of Tata Group, has committed himself to making a “significant contribution” to the institute on that occasion. This amount, it is believed, could be much more than the 100-crore that the Union Budget gave the institute this year.

That’s huge, isn’t it? :)

Tata says,

I want to convey that the Tata Group and the Tata Trusts are proposing to commemorate this 100th year in various ways and it has been decided that as this institution is really something that is very dear to (Jamshedji Tata’s) heart…we have planned to define the area and the mode in which this contribution would be made shortly.

He also suggests,

Would it not be terrific if this institute in its centenary year could make and announce some breakthrough in some area which really stood out…?
Would this not be a terrific way to celebrate the centenary of this institution apart from brick and mortar or other facilities?

Most definitely.

By the way, there has been a move to replace the “Indian” in Indian Institute of Science, by “International”. What do you say about that?

6 Comments so far

  1. Thejesh GN (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 12:12 pm

    No. “Indian” is good. It might be an international level institute; but still the name “Indian” makes you feel proud.

  2. Shruthi (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 6:20 pm

    Thejesh:Yup, doesn’t it? :)

  3. Nparry (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 9:37 pm

    It’s still best to be known as the “inishtityoot”

  4. Shruthi (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 10:23 am

    Nparry: Ha ha.. or more appropriately – “Tata Inshtoot” :D

  5. rubic_cube (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 10:45 am

    It should be INDIAN Inst. of Sc. Why rob us of the pride? And it would be nice to see what the Tatas can do for this hallowed institution.

  6. Shruthi (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 11:15 am

    Rubic_Cube: Yup, my thoughts exactly!

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