Launching the Ramanujan IT City-SASTRA Srinivasa Ramanujan Research Chair at SASTRA University on October 24, C. Velan, Executive Director and CEO, Ramanujan IT City, said the legendary mathematician was a natural synergy between the organisations that had come together for the initiative.

Speaking on the occasion, S. Vaidhyasubramaniam, Dean, SASTRA University, retraced the establishment of the first research chair between 2004 and 2009 which had resulted in 4 Ph.Ds.