Ummid Assistant

Delhi University launches web chat facility for admission seekers

Samsung to offer scholarships to IIM-A students

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » International

Yet another Indian techie donates $1.5 million to Canadian varsity

Friday June 17, 2011 05:48:50 PM, Gurmukh Singh, IANS

Related Article

IITian's million dollar gift for India centre in Canada

Toronto-based IITian Vasudev Chanchlani has given a million dollars to help start an Indian policy centre at a Canadian university. Canada's University of Waterloo will launch the Chanchlani India Policy Centre June 8.  »

Ottawa: Hyderabad-born Indian-Canadian techie Sreedhar Natarajan has announced to donate $1.5 million to the Canada-India Centre for Excellence in Science, Technology, Trade and Policy at Carleton University based in Ottawa.

He has become the second Indian techie within two weeks to make a huge donation to a Canadian university. Just last week, another Indian techie, Vasudev Chanchalani, had donated $1 million to Canada's University of Waterloo to launch the Chanchlani India Policy Centre exclusively devoted to 'the Canada-India corridor'

Carleton is the only university in the world to have a full-fledged India-centric Centre of Excellence in Science, Technology, Trade and Policy. Set up last year with Indian assistance, the Centre of Excellence aims to raise awareness about bilateral studies and public diplomacy, and develop initiatives to build a better understanding of both countries.

As this world-famous Canadian university hosts two India-centric Education and Innovation Summits from this week, Ottawa-based Natarajan has announced to give $1.5 million to its Centre of Excellence focused on India.

The donation will permanently endow the research and policy activities of the centre.

The 41-year-old India techie, who came to Ottawa in 2002 after the dotcom bust, said Thursday, "I do a lot of work in Asia and can see a great need for a Canada-India Centre which holistically looks at technology and policy issues.

"I made this donation because I want future generations of students to learn more about today's global business realities.''

To thank the multi-millionaire Indian techie, Carleton University has announced to name the three-storey glass atrium of the Canada-India Centre after him.

University president Roseann O'Reilly Runte said, "The generous support of alumni like Mr. Natarajan will assist Carleton in serving the national and shared visions of Canada and India in multiplying opportunities for joint research, exchanges, and work with the business community to promote economic development through joint projects, particularly in the areas of technology and the environment.''

Natarajan came to the US as a student to get his masters degree in computer engineering from the University of Louisiana. He worked with companies like Texas Instruments before moving to Canada in 2002 to join Ottawa-based Atmos Semiconductor.

After losing a couple of jobs, he started his own Emerging Memory Technologies Inc. in 2004. He sold it in 2007 to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. - which is the global leader in made-to-order computer chips needed in computers, smart phones and other telecom equipment.
 


(Gurmukh Singh can be contacted at gurmukh.s@ians.in)
 

 

 

 


 

 

  Bookmark and Share                                          Home | Top of the Page

 

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

 

 

 

Top Stories

Lokpal debate collapses amid acrimony

The two-month dialogue between the government and the civil society for an effective Lokpal bill collapsed Thursday amid acrimony, with Gandhian Anna Hazare announcing another fast here from Aug 16 and  »

Hazare threatens another fast from Aug 16

Deadlock between Team Hazare, government continues

 

  Most Read

Maharashtra Education Board to declare SSC results today

The Maharashtra Education Board is all set to declare the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) results today afternoon at 01:00 PM. "The results of the eight boards across the state namely  »

Casteism versus Communalism

This is much discussed subject in Indian politics. Why I chose to write on it in “Secular Perspective”? Recently on internet a discussion was raging that all those police officers who are going against Modi in Gujarat are upper caste Hindus and not Dalits or OBCs. Perhaps the idea was being conveyed was that upper castes  »

 

  News Pick

Narrow escape for 1,000 train passengers in Assam

A train carrying around 1,000 passengers had a miraculous escape Friday with security forces detecting a powerful bomb found inside the train at the Guwahati railway station in Assam, police said. The bomb, kept  »

Court slaps case against entire police station

A Bhopal court has registered a case against an entire police station after a man claimed he was stabbed by another person in the lockup but cops allegedly tried to pass off his wounds   »

Stop 'carrot and stick policy', Sudan urge the US administration

The Sudanese government has called on the US administration to stop its "carrot and stick policy" that it has been using in dealing with the political issues in Sudan, Xinhua reported Thursday. "The Sudanese government does  »

Welfare schemes not implemented well: NHRC chief

The state of implementation of welfare schemes in India is "not encouraging", the apex human rights panel chief and former chief justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan said Thursday said. "During the National Human  »

Former Pakistan boxer Abrar shot dead in Quetta

Pakistan's boxing community Thursday mourned the shocking murder of one of the country's most celebrated pugilists - Abrar Hussain Shah - in Quetta,   »

 

Picture of the Day

Humayun's Tomb, one of the country's first garden mausoleum and a Unesco World Heritage Site, is getting a makeover to resemble its original state with a unique not-for-profit private-public conservation project partnered by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the Dorabji Tata Trust and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

(Photo: IANS)

 

 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Religion

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Culture

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

Contact us

Business

Career

     

Education

       

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.