Kitchen appliances-maker TTK Prestige has said it has contributed Rs 10 crore to the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) to establish an endowment. The interest from the endowment would be used to support fresh research by students and the faculty of IIT- Madras, a press release said in Chennai. Chairman of the company T T Jagannathan is an alumnus of IIT-Madras and belonged to the 1970 batch, the release said.
He secured a gold medal for the best academic performance in mechanical engineering, it said. Mr Jagannathan, credited for the rise of the TTK Prestige and for his achievements, the alma mater named an auditorium after him, the release said.