Plaksha University

Our Vision

Our vision is to create ethical problem solvers and fearless leaders who transform the world through advances in science and technology. By creating an environment where interdisciplinary academic pursuits and cutting-edge research take place within a framework of humanistic values, Plaksha University seeks to emerge in coming years as an institution of choice for exceptional students and faculty.

The academic vision is reflected across three pillars: reimagining engineering education; enabling a research innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem, and addressing Grand Challenges in India and the world.

Our Name: Plaksha is the name of a ficus tree, which grows in India. Indian scriptures state that the River Saraswati, synonymous with learning, originated from a 'world-tree' called Plaksha, which grew at the foothills of the Sivaliks. The name 'Plaksha' therefore reflects the idea of the university as a tree, from which a river of learning flows endlessly, constantly renewing itself and nurturing everything that it touches.

“Reimagining engineering education”

Dr. S. Shankar Sastry, former Dean of Engineering (2007-18) and Professor of Electrical and Computer Science at UC Berkeley; Member of National Academy of Engineering (NAE), speaks to Vineet Gupta, Co-Founder of Plaksha University and MD of Jamboree Education, on how higher education is transforming around the world, the need for a new paradigm and the opportunity for a greenfield technology university in India.

Academic Advisory Board

The vision is being guided by eminent academicians and thought leaders across the world.

Founding Group

Co-Founded by over 40 business leaders and technology entrepreneurs across five countries.

Collaborations

50 acre campus near Chandigarh Airport

Plaksha University is spread over 50-acres and is close to the Chandigarh International Airport. The campus is being designed by New York-based architecture firm, Plan A.

Phase 1 of the campus will be complete by 2021 and take in 1,000 students. By 2035, we will have 8,000 students on campus.

Rollout Plan

Jun 2015

Sowed our Vision

JUN 2018

Launched ‘Young Tech Scholars’, a High School Summer Program

FEB 2019

Unveiled Campus Foundation Stone

AUG 2019

Launch Plaksha Tech Leaders Fellowship in partnership with UC Berkeley

JUN 2021

Welcome our first UG and Masters cohorts on campus

Jun 2015

Sowed our Vision

Jun 2018

Launched ‘Young Tech Scholars’, a High School Summer Program

Feb 2019

Unveiled Campus Foundation Stone

Aug 2019

Launch Plaksha Tech Leaders Fellowship

Jun 2021

Welcome our first UG and Masters cohorts on campus

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