Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of IT major Infosys, today said it has signed four MoUs with the International Centre for TheoreticalSciences (ICTS), to support research and mentoring activities. The Foundation has signed an MoU for the grant of Rs 4 crore towards its excellence program at ICTS, it said in a release. Through this grant, the Infosys Foundation ICTS Visitor Fellowship will provide for 25 academics to travel to India each year for the ICTS programs and will also provide a travelgrant through the Infosys Foundation ICTS Excellence Grant for 20 academic members of the centre to travel abroad. The grants aim at creating learning experiences for students to participate in academic activities abroad and forge partnerships with renowned educational institutions across the world, it added. The International Centre for TheoreticalSciences of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Bangalore is a multi and interdisciplinary center. The second MoU is for a grant of Rs 7.5 crore for organizing lecture series by distinguished experts internationally and within India. This collaboration is aimed at creating an environment to exchange ideas and explore cutting edge research in basic sciences and Mathematics, the foundation said, adding, the lectures will be known as Infosys ICTS Chandrasekhar Ramanujan and Turing Lecture Series. The Foundation signed the third MoU for a grant of Rs3.35 crore to benefit nearly 200 students, faculty members andpost-doctoral students (who will be referred to as InfosysProfessors and Infosys Fellows in all their publications andevents). A grant of Rs 85 lakhs was committed for the Homi Bhabha Chair Professorship to support research and mentoring activities. Under this MoU the Chair will be referred to as the Infosys Homi Bhabha Chair Professor.
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