New Delhi: Nandan Nilekani, chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India and his wife Rohini has donated Rs, 50 crore to Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), a new Bangalore based college.
The donation will be used to set up a School of Environment and sustainability in the college, which is being patronized by industry leaders and bureaucrats like HDFC bank chairman Deepak Parekh, Keshub Mahindra, Vijay Kelkar among others, the institute said in a statement.
This is a major step in a Rs. 300 crore ($ 67 million) IIHS resource mobilization campaign to fund five interdisciplinary Schools, a digital library and other facilities. An additional Rs. 100 crore ($ 22 million) will be raised for chair professorships.