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IIT Madras Class of 81' makes record donation to alma mater

Sudents of the batch are currently widely dispersed over the globe, from the U.S. to Australia. 12 graduates from the batch have been recognized as Distinguished Alumni of IIT madras.

The 81' batch has made a significant donation amounting to US$1.2 million dollars to the institute. Image - IIT Madras 

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) Class of 1981 recently celebrated their 40th reunion on campus, during which they created history by setting a record for the largest donation made by a single class in the institute’s 63 year history.

The 600 students who graduated from the institute’s B.Tech, M.Tech and PhD programs in 1981 donated a fleet of electric buses and golf carts to their alma mater. The electric vehicles will replace the diesel-run vehicles that are currently in use on campus, thereby lowering the institute’s carbon footprint.

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