This is the second major announcement this week, and this one is a philanthropic donation from the Pratiksha Trust run by Kris Gopalakrishnan, co-founder and ex-CEO of Infosys. The funding is specific to starting a major initiative in brain research at IISc.
A brain research centre at a cost of Rs 225 crore will come up here in a joint effort between Indian Institute of Science and a trust formed by Infosys executive vice-chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan and his wife.
The Trust will grant Rs. 225 crore over 10 years towards the establishment and functioning of the Centre, which will receive support from the Centre for Neuroscience and other research facilities at IISc and collaborate with various research hospitals across the city.
The Centre ... would be dedicated to study the numerous aspects of the functioning of the brain with specific goals to find cures for neurodegenerative conditions and diseases that are accelerated by old age. It will also work for a better understanding of relative functions of the brain as well as leveraging the existing understanding of its functioning to create better models of computing. [...]