Chennai, Dec 22 (PTI): The Chennai Mathematical Institute,
one of the premier institutions for teaching and research, has
announced it would set the Dr F C Kohli Centre of Excellence
for Advanced Research in Mathematical and Computing Sciences.
This is in commemoration of National Mathematics Day on
The institute has committed Rs 10 crore to establish the
Centre and to augment the corpus, would raise additional funds
in honour of Dr Kohli, from corporates, community groups and
A Centre of Excellence and Endowed Chair would also be
established by the institute, which would provide grants for
advanced research in areas like data science,quantum computing
and complexity theory, a press release said on Tuesday.
The late Faqir Chand Kohli, founder and first Chief
Executive Officer of Tata Consultancy Services, is considered
the ''father of the Indian IT industry''.
"Chennai Mathematical Institute strongly believes that
these initiatives will make a profound impact on research and
teaching, both in India and globally, something that Dr Kohli
was very passionate about," an official said.
The institute''s managing trustee N Lakshmi Narayanan said
Dr Kohli''s pioneering efforts in working with different
stake-holders, government, technology majors in hardware and
software, research labs and professional trade bodies pave the
way for India to emerge as a technology powerhouse that the
world today admires.
"Kohli strongly believed in the power of technology in
solving both business and societal challenges, enhancing
transparency and improving governance and bridging the rural
and urban divide which enabled India to progress at a rapid
clip, while silently becoming a global soft power, he said.
Former Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Dr Anil Kakodkar
said, "my compliments to CMI on this great initiative that
perpetuates the memory of a legendary personality like Dr F C
"I am certain that his passionate dream of advancing
research and teaching in Mathematical and Computing sciences
would flourish at CMI.
In the process, CMI, a very special institution, would
also get a boost and reach greater heights", he said in a
release. PTI VIJ APR
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