The Beginning

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.

3 Pillars of Plaksha

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.

Pillar 01

Reimagining technology education

Focused on interdisciplinary technology curriculum, integrating liberal arts and design with hands-on pedagogy and self-development

Pillar 02

Enabling research and innovation ecosystem

Fueled by industry-sponsored research, industry-linked academia and start-up mentorships by top CXOs and entrepreneurs

Pillar 03

Addressing grand challenges

Structured around real-time problems, impact-focused research and tomorrow’s technologies

Every step is a milestone

June 2015

Conceptualization stage

Mar 2017

Launched RHEF

Nov 2017

Constituted Academic Advisory Board

Apr 2018

Signed MoU with SRI

June 2018

Launched Young Tech Scholars

Sept 2018

Signed MoU with Purdue University

Feb 2019

Laid the foundation stone of Mohali campus

Mar 2019

Signed MoU with UC Berkeley

Aug 2019

Welcomed the founding class of Tech Leaders Fellowship

July 2020

TLF Founding Cohort Graduated

Our Founders

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.

We partner with top institutions, globally

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.

By 2035 we plan to have
8,000

Students across our programs

50,000

Students online

500

Faculty & researchers

Inclusion

Build a diverse community