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The World Education Foundation  
     
 

Over the last 20 years, Vinod Gupta has donated over $50 million in philanthropic purposes. He plans to give more of his net worth to charity in the future.

Mr. Gupta recognizes the role of education in developing the leaders of tomorrow. Through his charitable foundation, he has helped advance education across fields including: business, science, information technology, communications, intellectual property law and wildlife preservation.

 
 
    Vinod Gupta School of Management       View Website >  
   
   

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

The school was founded in 1993 to develop upcoming management professionals and future CEO's who will lead technology-driven and knowledge-based industries.

The school is the foremost B-School in the IIT system and offers both a Masters of Business administration (MBA), and a Post- Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM). The two-year MBA program spans four semesters of full-time residency including a six-month internship. The PGDBM program targets working executives in a flexible, non-residential program. Both promote rigorous study through a state-of-the-art infrastructure. Recently Awarded as Asia's best B-School.

 
 
    Ram Rati Institute of Technology       View Website >      View Video >  
   
   

Rampur Maniharan, District Saharanpur U.P. India

A women’s polytechnic was opened at Rampur-Maniharan in the year 2000 with a view to impart vocational training to women folk in rural areas. Having successfully run the institute for women only for over 10 years, necessity of keeping with the modern trend of having co-education as also to increase intake, decision was taken to admit young men folk in the institute. It was, therefore, decided to rename it as Ramrati Institute Of Technology (RIT), sanction for which has since been received.

The institute will accordingly start admissions in July 2012 for the academic year 2012-2013 for both boys and girls. Courses on Computer Science, Secretarial Practice, Textile and Fashion Design besides those recognized by Uttar Pradesh Board of Technical Education, with a capacity of 400 seats are being offered for the current year.

 
 
    William Jefferson Clinton Science and Technology Center       View Video >  
   
   

Rampur Maniharan, District Saharanpur U.P. India

Educating village children grades 1 to 12 with higher quality education. After Bill Clinton visited Vinod's high school in his village, he was appalled by the state of the classrooms. He urged Vinod to build a new set of classrooms and laboratories. Vinod spent $2 million in building a new set of science labs, libraries, and classrooms. Results have been simply phenomenal. Now the students graduating from high school are being accepted into top Engineering and Medical Colleges.

 
 
     Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law      View Website >  
   
   

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

To meet the demand for Intellectual Property Attorneys, who are well versed in patents and related issues, Vinod committed to IIT Kharagpur, for establishing a school for Intellectual Law. As India continues to grow into its role as a global partner in Software and Technology, these lawyers are needed to protect Indian intellectual property. The school's construction began in April of 2006 and, once completed, will provide a world-class education leading to a Post Graduate Degree in Law, and later, Doctorate programs.

 
 
     The Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Nursing       View Website >  
   
   

Rampur Maniharan, District Saharanpur, U.P., India

Having provided a basic curriculum at the Women's Polytechnic and Science Center, Vinod now has bigger plans to transform the lives of young men and women. There is a big demand for nurses, so Vinod built a $3 million new facility to train nurses.

 

 
 
     Giri Lal Gupta Institute of Public Health  
   
   

University of Lucknow Campus

The state of health in Uttar Pradesh hardly needs any justification for the intense need of strengthening and mainstreaming community health education/intervention.

A group of highly professional and socially conscious people came together with an aim to make a paradigm shift in the field of public health in India and chose Uttar Pradesh to start the intervention and subsequently, a foundation stone was laid for Dr. Giri Lal Gupta Institute of Public Health and Public Affairs. The institute is a result of the association of some nationally eminent people.

 

 
 
     Shanker Dayal Sharma Institute for Democracy  
   
   

University of Lucknow Campus

Mr. S.D. Sharma was president of the Republic of India and was also the roommate of Vinod's dad at the University of Lucknow. Therefore, Vinod decided to honor him with the Shanker Dayal Sharma Institute for Democracy (SDSIFD). SDSIFD has been constructed, furnished and equipped at Lucknow University from funds donated by Vinod Gupta Charitable Foundation. It was inaugurated by Mrs. Bimla Sharma, wife of late Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma, former President of India in November 2009. It has since then, been running courses on Democracy and Governance . It also takes up Parliamentary and Judicial Training Programs and Research Projects.

 
 
     Giri Lal Gupta Student Center  
   
   

Christian College , University of Lucknow Campus

Vinod's dad studied at the Christian College. Vinod decided to honor his dad at the school by building a student center named in his honor. The Student Center comprises an Auditorium, Canteen and Recreation room with covered area of 8000 sq ft is under construction at Christian College, Lucknow, where Dr Giri Lal Gupta had his school education. It is being constructed within the college campus on land provided by the college. The Auditorium shall have seating capacity of 200, it is fully air conditioned with state of art sound system. The canteen and recreational area is also being fully furnished with modern kitchen equipment and large color televisions etc.

It is scheduled for inauguration in Nov 2012

 
 
     Tigers of Ranthambhore       View Website >  
     
   

Ranthambhore National Park

A frequent visitor of National Parks worldwide, Vinod has been instrumental in the conservation of animals, particularly endangered species like the Tiger. He contributes to their survival at Ranthambhore by not only showing solidarity, but also by providing equipment, provisions, and vehicles in coordination with the government's "Project Tiger." The park was recently visited by Bill Clinton.

 
 
     Other Charities  

Vinod Gupta's sons, Alex Gupta and Jess Gupta

     
   

U.S. Donations

  • American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska
  • The American Himalayan Foundation
  • Aspen Music Festival and School
  • Dunn School
  • The George Washington University of Law School
  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
  • New World Symphony
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • San Francisco Symphony
  • University of Miami
  • University of Nebraska Minority Scholar Fund
  • Vinod Gupta Fund for the Larsen Tractor Museum
  • Vinod Gupta Fund for the UNL CBA Professional Life Skills Center
  • Vinod Gupta Global Exchange Fund
  • William J. Clinton Foundation
 
     Additional Funding Information  

   
   

All of the above projects are non-profit.
Vinod Gupta personally absorbs any shortfalls in support.
For more information contact vin@vingupta.com

 

 

 

 
  Ben Gupta, Deceased Dec 19, 2011
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