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$100 Million Gift to NYU School of Engineering from Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon

NYU President John Sexton and Katepalli R. Sreenivasan, dean of the School of Engineering, today announced a $100 million gift from Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon for engineering at NYU. The gift — which will principally support faculty hiring and academic programs — is intended to build on the engineering school’s existing practice of cross-disciplinary innovation and entrepreneurship and achieve new levels of academic excellence in engineering.

The school will be re-named the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in recognition of the Tandons’ generosity and their belief in the school’s mission and promise. The University has agreed to a challenge from the donors to raise an additional, separate $50 million, which will be principally focused on scholarship aid.

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