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Date: 27-10-16

Purdue seeks to raise $40M by 2019 through contributions

Top rated U.S. University, Purdue University seeks to raise $40 million by June 30, 2019 through contributions.

Purdue President Mitch Daniels is visiting India and Taiwan with Suresh Garimella, Purdue executive vice president for research and partnerships and Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Recently, Mitch Daniels was addressing International alumni and friends of the university at a reception at the Leela Palace Hotel in Bangalore. Mitch Daniels was recognizing the support of Mr. Venu Srinivasan, Chairman and Managing Director of TVS Motor Co. Mr. Venu Srinivasan has contributed more than $1 million to Purdue University fund. Mr. Venu Srinivasan studied in 1977 at Purdue University in Management course. He supports this university through this funding.

"Venu and other successful alumni are helping us keep a rigorous college education within the financial reach of all students," Daniels said. "Through our international engagement campaign, we will celebrate the generous philanthropy of our alumni and friends, invest in our students and faculty and foster the breathtaking contributions our graduates extend to all corners of the globe."

"Being an international student at a U.S. university, away from your home country for the first time, is challenging," said Ashish Vikram, a 1989 Purdue computer science graduate who participated in Purdue's day of giving from Bangalore by making a donation to Purdue's International Programs. "My Purdue education helped me realize my potential, and I wanted to support the programs that help international students succeed."

Purdue University has received a donation of $28 million towards this campaign from International alumni and friends. Purdue is one of the top universities in science and Technology discipline not only in US but also in the overall International grading. This year, 9,303 international students have attended the university from around 127 countries. Purdue University is ranked third in the international student enrollment among U.S. public institutions and has been named the top destination for international students in the Science and Technology discipline.

Cheryl Altinkemer, associate vice president for international advancement says, "No matter where their lives take them, our international alumni will always be an important part of the Purdue family. This campaign offers alumni opportunities to stay engaged with our university and to give back through their time, talent and treasure."

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