As part of honouring Infosys Chief Mentor NR Narayana Murthy, his former colleague Kris Gopalakrishnan today set up a dis-tinguished Chair at IIT, Madras, for undertaking Computation Brain Research by eminent professors there. Infosys Co-Founder Kris Gopal-akrishnan, an IIT Madras alumni, would, in all, establish three Distin-guished Chairs to take up such studies with a funding of Rs. 10 crore each.The first chair was launched by Gopal-akrishnan last year honouring his teach-er and former IIT Madras Computer Science Department Head, Professor Mahabala. he second Chair set up today is to honour Mr Murthy and Professor Mriganka Sur, alumni of US-based Vanderbilt University, would be its occupant. «The Chair set up by Kris will provide an integrated perspective of brain research and put India on the map of leading edge research on the subject. I ask you all to make life easier for these people to let them achieve what they want to do (in brain computational research)», Mr Murthy said at a function in Chennai.The three-member chair will be headed by New York-based Principal Investigator Partha Mitra. With the support from the Chair, a Brain Research Centre would come up in Bengaluru as well as Chairs at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.“It is a very special day in my life. I would like to thank Narayana Murthy for playing an important role in teaching me how to integrate to corporate life. I have benefited a lot during my time at IIT Madras”, Mr Gopalakrishnan said.