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Kanpur, 20 September 2023: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur alumnus, Mr. Gopal Sutwala and his family have donated Rs. 41 lakh to support treatment of patients from the economically-weaker sections at the upcoming Yadupati Singhania Super Speciality Hospital of Gangwal School of Medical Sciences and Technology at IIT Kanpur. An MoU was signed between Sutwala family and IIT Kanpur to support the establishment of a bay within a general ward allocated for patients covered under different government health schemes with the 500-bedded Yadupati Singhania Super Speciality Hospital. The MoU was signed by Mr. Gopal Sutwala and Prof. Kantesh Balani, Dean of Resources and Alumni, IIT Kanpur in the presence of Prof. S. Ganesh, Deputy Director, IIT Kanpur, Prof. Sandeep Verma, Professor-in-Charge, Gangwal School of Medical Sciences and Technology and Mr Purshottam Sutwala, brother of Mr. Gopal Sutwala.
The Gangwal School of Medical Sciences & Technology is one of the most innovative projects of IIT Kanpur where future innovations in medicine and healthcare will be driven by technological interventions.
IIT Kanpur alumnus Mr. Gopal Sutwala said, “I wanted to support the treatment of the poor. I am happy that such a project is coming up here in Kanpur and it needs to be supported.”
Prof. S. Ganesh, Deputy Director, IIT Kanpur, said, “We are thankful to Mr. Sutwala and his family for their generosity towards such a noble cause. This contribution is certainly going to help needy patients who come from lower socio-economic background.”
Thanking Mr. Sutwala for his generosity, Prof. Kantesh Balani, Dean of Resources & Alumni, said, “We are grateful to the Sutwala family for their generosity in supporting the Gangwal School of Medical Sciences and Technology at IIT Kanpur. Their selfless gesture as a true Kanpurite in providing means to strengthen the community is truly heart-warming.”
Mr. Gopal Sutwala was born in a well-established business family of Kanpur. He did his B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1973, and MS from Tufts University, Boston, USA. Since 1991 he has handled his own business of marketing of hi-tech industrial maintenance products all over India which is equipped with international training programmes for in-house training on marketing the high-value premium products. Mr. Gopal Sutwala also served as the President of the UP chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE) which is a global non-profit venture to support entrepreneurs. Mr. Purshottam Sutwala did his Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1971.
About IIT Kanpur:
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur was established on 2nd November 1959 by an Act of Parliament. The institute has a sprawling campus spread over 1055 acres with large pool of academic and research resources spanning across 19 departments, 22 centres, and 3 Interdisciplinary programs in engineering, science, design, humanities, and management disciplines with more than 540 full-time faculty members and approximately 9000 students. In addition to formal undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the institute has been active in research and development in areas of value to both industry and government.
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