Microsoft Corporation India has made a $250,000 grant to the Hyderabad-based International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) for research initiatives.
This grant will be used to set up a Microsoft Chair at IIIT and is part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed earlier between IIIT and Microsoft, a Microsoft release said in New Delhi.
Professor V Umapathi Reddy has been selected for the Chair and will undertake research in wireless communications for a period of five years.
"This grant will strengthen our relationship with Microsoft," IIIT Director Rajiv Sangal said.
"This grant is in sync with our belief and will contribute towards boosting research in the country," Microsoft India Managing Director Rajiv Kaul said.The MoU with IIIT is part of Microsoft's University Relations Programme.