The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani has announced a one-million-dollar contribution from an alumni, Ranvir Trehan, a technologist and entrepreneur. According to an official statement, the funds will be utilised to build a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Semiconductor research at BITS Pilani’s Hyderabad campus. According to the announcement, the Centre would focus on conducting research and strengthening human resource capacity for India’s fast rising semiconductor sector.
“The generous donation of $ one million from Ranvir Trehan will enable us to hit the ground running and commence the operations of the centre immediately. We are actively working towards raising an additional $ two million to fully unleash the potential of the Centre. Our vision for the Centre includes offering academic programmes for undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as specialised doctoral and post-doctoral research opportunities that align with industry requirements. The Centre will foster collaboration among our accomplished alumni, corporate entities, esteemed academics, and government labs and departments,” V Ramgopal Rao, vice-chancellor, BITS Pilani, said.