In order to encourage more women students to pursue science and engineering, Jindal Aluminium Group has made a philanthropic contribution to the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to support the construction of a new, modern women’s hostel block.
On July 25, 2017, an MoU was signed in the presence of Mr. Pragun Khaitan, MD, Jindal Aluminium Limited, and Prof. Anurag Kumar, Director, IISc. Also present at the signing were Mr. K. R. Raghunanth, Trustee, Jindal Foundation and IISc alumnus, along with the Deputy Directors, Divisional Chairman, Registrar and other members from IISc.
Jindal Aluminium Limited is a national leader in aluminium extrusions and also exports its products to several countries all over the world. The company also runs many charitable trusts/social organizations through which it liberally donates to organizations across the country.
IISc is keen on encouraging more women students to pursue research programs at the institute. The number of women students joining the institute has increased in recent years, and IISc plans to expand and modernize the accommodation available for them, so that they can gain maximum benefit from the campus academic infrastructure.
To support IISc’s aspirations, Jindal Aluminium Limited came forward with a generous contribution to support the construction of a modern women’s hostel block. The new block, estimated to be constructed at Rs. 20 crores, will be named after Dr. Sitaram Jindal, Founder, Jindal Aluminium Limited, upon completion.