About the cause
Dr. Devdas Menon
received his B.Tech. and Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He is presently Institute Chair Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Madras, engaged in teaching, research and consultancy in structural engineering (with a focus on the design of concrete structures).
His technical publications include books titled "Reinforced Concrete Design", "Structural Analysis", "Advanced Structural Analysis" and "Handbook on Seismic Retrofit of Buildings". He is presently Chairman of the Bureau of Indian Standards CED 38 Committee on "Special Structures".
He has given several talks and seminars on finding meaning and fulfillment in life through awareness and transcendence of one's ego-self. His writings on this theme include books titled 'Stop sleepwalking through life!' and 'Spirituality at work'.
We request all alumni who have interacted with Dr. Devdas Menon
, and have fond memories with him, to sponsor the Chair he occupies. An Institute Chair requires an Endowment of Rs 65 lakhs ($ 100K), and the annual returns from the principal will be used to sustain the Chair. The Chair can be named as per wish of the donor.
We appeal to all of you to join hands in this endeavour and contribute generously.
How the money will be used
The endowment returns will be deployed towards operational expenses associated with the chair.