Classmates and Fellow Alumni:
It is a great honor to inform you that Prof. S. Sampath Endowment Fund got rejuvenated when Mallik had the opportunity to contribute $ 50K to the IIT Madras Foundation and $ 2.5 K to IITMAANA on June 1, 2016 to Seshan Rammohan and Sagar Pushpala respectively in the presence of our fellow alumnus, Prasad Vepa (see photo at the bottom). Enclosing our respected Prof. Sampath's picture for immediate recall.
We started Prof. Sampath Endowment initiative formally on July 23, 2011, conducted a Distinguished Lecture by Dr.Sidney Burrus, Professor and former Dean of Engineering, Rice University on April 16, 2014, and now have an opportunity to establish the Institute Chair in October 2016.See More..
Currently, the Endowment Fund has a balance of ~ Rs. 43 Lakhs ($ 64 K) with your previous contributions plus few recent pledges towards the required Goal of Rs. 50 Lakhs ($ 77K) by September 30, 2016. We need to raise Rs. 7-10 Lakhs to allow IIT Madras announcement of Prof. Sampath Institute Chair by Ides of October, 2016. Prof. Nagarajan suggested a brief function at our Annual Reunion Day, December 26, 2016. We have suggested an honoring event on Prof. Sampath's Ninety Second Birthday, April 16, 2017.
The purpose of this note is to seek and to encourage the students of Prof. Sampath at IIT Madras, IISc, IITK, and Sathya Sai Institute to honor the Gem of Man who had moulded and crafted us to be excellent engineers and citizens of the World. I am enclosing the link to make your contributions, https://joyofgiving.alumni.iitm.ac.in/endowments/institute-chair/prof-sampath-chair. We encourage all individuals who had been touched by Prof. Sampath to join us in this initiative and your contributions of any denominations are welcomed and gratefully encouraged across the WORLD.
Here are few words of approbations. click on a name to view the approbation.
Prof. Sampath Chair
This appeal is fully funded. Our thanks to all the donors
No.of Donors: 25
Born - April 16, 1925, at Mannargudi, Tanjore District of Tamilnadu.