Infosys Foundation gives Rs 5 Cr grant to Indian Institute of Science

IISc is a public university for research and higher education in science and engineering disciplines.

Sudha Murthy

BENGALURU: Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, to support infrastructure and boost research activities at the Centre for Infectious Diseases Research (CIDR).

“The grant of Rs. 5 crore will be used towards research, training and creating awareness about infectious diseases, benefiting 25 faculty members and 250 students at IISc.”, statement said.

The association will facilitate an interdisciplinary approach, with a focus on research of infectious diseases, development of new drug targets, systems and diagnostic tools.

Sudha Murty, Chairperson of Infosys Foundation said, “We aim to set milestones in the area of research of infectious diseases. We will focus on motivating researchers to perform cutting-edge research, as well as train them to raise awareness about infectious diseases.”

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