When funds were being raised for Modern Auditorium, most of the Indian donors wanted to have the facility to deduct the donation under section 80G. For several years, the JNTU Vice Chancellor’s application was pending and there was no success. Even after the JNTUK was formed, alumni waited for JNTUK to apply and get the approval. When even this was not happening, the alumni needed another organization to provide the 80G facility.
Several Alumni decided to register a Trust in the name “ECK Development Trust”. The trust was duly registered on 25th March, 2010. The trust applied and obtained the facility of 80G exemption for the donors to the ECK development Trust.
In consultation with Dr. Allam Appa Rao, Vice-Chancellor of JNTUK, a plan was developed to construct a modern Indoor Stadium with the donations from the Alumni.
ECK Development Trust promised to raise Rs. 2.70 Crores and the JNTUK agreed to provide Rs. 1.05 Crores. With a project outlay of Rs. 3.75 Crores, work started in earnest in 2010. Many donors contributed large amounts of money and the University agreed to recognize them with naming of the Indoor Stadium and inside facilities. Major donors are:
|S. No.||Name||Batch & Branch||Ammount|
|1||Sri Yalamanchili Ramachandra Rao, USA||1969 Mech||Rs. 35,00,000||Yalamanchili Ramachandra Rao Building|
|2||Dr. JS Rao, Bangaluru, India||1963 Mech||Rs. 25,00,000||Jammi Chikka Rao Auditorium|
|3||Batch of 1978 – 82||1982||Rs. 25,00,000||Spectator Gallery|
|4||Kakinada Seaports Ltd.||Rs. 20,00,000||Indoor Courts|
|5||Dr. Pandu Tadikamalla||1969 Mech||Rs. 10,00,000||Cafeteria|
|6||ECOSAK||Rs. 10,00,000||Indoor Games Room|
|7||Sri Bhaskara Rao Mutyala||1961 Mech||Rs. 5,00,000||Director Office|
|8||Sri Chandra Turaga||1969 ECE||Rs. 5,00,000||Admin Office|
|9||Astra Microwave||Rs. 5,00,000||Dormitory|
All donors who contributed Rs. 10,000 or more are recognized with their names in the Donors List displayed in the Stadium.
The Executive Committee for 2014 & 2015:
|1||Managing Trustees||Sri A.G.K. Rao|
|2||Managing Trustees||Sri Chandra Turaga|
|3||Trustees||Sri Kishore Yallamanchili|
|4||Trustees||Sri Raja S.K. Adapa|
|5||Trustees||Dr. Chitten Raju Vanguri|
|6||Trustees||Sri Bhaskara Rao Mutyala|
|7||Trustees||Sri P. Surya Prakash|
|8||Trustees||Sri A. Srirama Rao|
|9||Trustees||Sri Dr. J.S. Rao|
|10||Trustees||Sri Dr. K. Padma Raju, Principal, UCEK (ex-officio)|
|11||Trustees||Sri Dr. P Subba Rao, Vice-Principal, UCEK (ex-officio)|
|12||Trustees||Sri CK Murthy, President, Hyderabad Chapter (ex-officio)|
|12||Trustees||Sri Col. G. Ravi Kumar, Secretary, Hyderabad Chapter (ex-officio)|