February 2015 \ Diaspora News \ India and Its Diaspora
Indian aid for UCLA

An Indian-American has gifted USD 2.5 million to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), for a new state-of-the-art engineering lab dedicated to integrated microsystems, the university said.

The donation by UCLA alumnus Mukund Padmanabhan, the founder of nonprofit Guru Krupa Foundation, will be used to support the construction of new research facility in the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. Padmanabhan had earlier made three donations of USD 500,000 each. The new USD 2.5 million contribution will create the Mukund Padmanabhan Systems Scaling Technology Laboratory in Engineering VI.