IIT Madras Establishes ‘Venkataramani Fellowship in Clean Energy and Green Mobility’

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The ‘Venkataramani Fellowship in Clean Energy and Green Mobility’ has been set up by IIT Madras to encourage graduates to undertake research in the areas of clean energy.

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  • Last Updated:August 05, 2021, 11:17 IST
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The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has established the ‘Venkataramani Fellowship in Clean Energy and Green Mobility’ to encourage graduates to undertake research in the areas of clean energy and green mobility. The fellowship will provide a monthly scholarship to the two graduate students of the MSc, MS, MTech, and/or PhD programs for two years consecutively.

“Clean Energy and Green Mobility are very essential for India and the world, and this Fellowship will enable bright young minds to take up the study of and research in these fields,” said Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras.

The enexecutewment is being set up by the family of the late N Venkataramani, former chairman and managing director of India Pistons and was a fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed towards setting up the enexecutewment with a sum of Rs 50 lakh on August 4 by Prof Mahesh Panchagnula, Dean (Alumni and Corporate Relations), IIT Madras, and Sita Venkataramani on behalf of Amalgamations Inc and the Venkataramani family.

Recalling N Venkataramani’s contributions, Sita Venkataramani said, “This Fellowship established at IIT Madras reflects the passion that Mr Venkataramani had during his professional life in encouraging young engineers to moreover their understandledge in areas that are essential to society.”

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