Plaksha's journey started in 2015, as a conversation among a few friends about how and why technology education needs to change. This group of people, most of them entrepreneurs and business leaders, were keen to change the landscape of engineering and technology education in India and the world. Reimagining Higher Education Foundation, a Section 8 not-for-profit company, was set up in 2017 with a mission of converting the idea into a plan. In Feb 2019, the groundbreaking of Plaksha University's campus in Mohali took place with the aim of opening the campus in Aug 2021.
Over 65 like-minded business leaders, tech entrepreneurs, and academicians across 6 countries are a part of the Plaksha mission. The founders are guided by a distinguished Academic Advisory Board. What we do and how we do it is represented by three pillars - based on the shared inspiration of academic leaders and the founding group.
Focused on interdisciplinary technology curriculum, integrating liberal arts and design with hands-on pedagogy and self-development
Fueled by industry-sponsored research, industry-linked academia and start-up mentorships by top CXOs and entrepreneurs
Structured around real-time problems, impact-focused research and tomorrow’s technologies
Constituted Academic Advisory Board
Signed MoU with SRI
Launched Young Tech Scholars
Signed MoU with Purdue University
Laid the foundation stone of Mohali campus
Signed MoU with UC Berkeley
Welcomed the founding class of Tech Leaders Fellowship
TLF Founding Cohort Graduated
The founders are business leaders and technology entrepreneurs based in Hong Kong, India, London, New York, Silicon Valley, Singapore and Tokyo . They play an active role by not only by investing philanthropically but also by mentoring students and building a community of change-makers and impact creators.
In 2017, the founding members reached out to change-makers and radical thinkers in academia and our Academic Advisory Board was formed. Today, it has 14 eminent academicians and thought leaders from across the globe - each at the forefront of transforming education in their respective institutions. They play an instrumental role guiding our vision and academic programs.
Our partners share our vision - to reimagine engineering education and research. Together, we work closely on curriculum design, delivery, faculty and student exchanges and collaborative research.
Students across our programs
Faculty & researchers
Build a diverse community