The gift — the largest corporate gift ever to CMU and the largest to the university from outside the U.S. — will fund construction of a new facility, the Tata Consulting Services Building, that supports cutting-edge research by CMU faculty and students, and will endow the Presidential Fellowships and Scholarships, increasing access to a CMU education for outstanding students.
In recent years, CMU has established partnerships with hundreds of companies. Natarajan Chandrasekaran, CEO and managing director of TCS, said the partnership with the university is expected to promote market-driven innovations and accelerate advancements in technology.
"With our shared commitment to education and research in areas that help address many challenges of our time, TCS' support of Carnegie Mellon is both natural and extraordinarily promising," said CMU president Subra Suresh. "Together, our two organizations have the capabilities to make breakthrough discoveries and the capacity to make societal impact on a global scale."