Research fund at IIIT-H in alumnus’ memory

  • | Wednesday | 30th May, 2018

Mr. Kidambi was a special MS by Research student and was admitted into IIIT-H by relaxing some norms given his exceptional research talent. Parents of IIIT-H alumnus Vedant Kidambi, who died in a road accident in 2010, have created an endowment fund supported by a generous donation of ?20 lakh towards research in the field of cognitive science. This resonates with the thoughts that Vedant had penned in his journal, saying, ‘research is my life’,” said his mother Girija. “We would not like to impose conditions and want the faculty to utilise the amount for research purposes preferably in the field of cognitive science – Vedant’s field, in his name, as we know of the paucity of funds traditionally available for research. Vedant’s father, N. Uday Kumar is a practising architect and was Secretary of the Indian Institute of Architecture-AP chapter for eight years.

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