With this launch, the institute is aiming to become the principal resource centre for sustainable development in India.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar has introduced Dr Kiran C Patel Centre for Sustainable Development in order to resolve local and global solutions through interdisciplinary research. With this launch, the institute is aiming to become the principal resource centre for sustainable development in India.
This Centre will be developing a national and global network of leading experts and researchers who will be studying sustainability and undertaking research on water, pollution, waste management, energy, natural resources and climate change.
The Centre will be researching sustainability and related issues of high societal importance. It will also promote cost-effective and sustainable solutions through its strong outreach and technology-transfer programmes.
Sudhir K Jain, Director, IIT Gandhinagar, said, "Dr. Patel's exceptional generosity for an institution with which he has no earlier connection touches us deeply and inspires us greatly. The gift will enable our faculty and students to work on developing practical solutions to major sustainability challenges through the integration of advanced research, traditional knowledge and field understanding."