Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the most asked questions. If you have a question and it has not been answered please write to us at info@plaksha.org

Tech Leaders Fellowship

Is an engineering degree mandatory to be eligible?

Tech Leaders Fellowship

What credentials will I receive at the end of the Fellowship?

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Undergraduate Programs

What is the nature of collaboration with partner institutions?

Young Tech Scholars

How do the courses fit in with the school curriculum?

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Young Tech Scholars

How do the courses fit in with the school curriculum?

Tech Leaders Fellowship

What credentials will I receive at the end of the Fellowship?

Undergraduate Programs

What is the nature of collaboration with partner institutions?

Young Tech Scholars

How do the courses fit in with the school curriculum?

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What are the admission Dates?
Admissions will open in October..

Is Plaksha a recognized university? Is it recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC)?
Plaksha is in the process of recognition by the University Grants Commission.

Is Plaksha recognized by AICTE?
Plaksha has not applied for AICTE recognition as of now. However, our academic programs are designed and developed by an Academic Advisory Board from leading global Universities, and are bench marked to international standards.

What type of degree will you offer at the end of the program?
It will be a 4 year B.Tech degree program.

What do you mean by interdisciplinary engineering education?
Engineering degrees are traditionally focused on one discipline - e.g. Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering. However, real-world applications lie at the intersection of various disciplines. For example, building a robot lies at the intersection of computer science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. Creating a medical implant lies at the intersection of biology, material science, electrical engineering and other disciplines. An interdisciplinary engineering education means that our degrees are thoughtful designed to dismantle walls between disciplines and prepare students to make impact on the toughest problems faced by our planet. Each of the degrees we are offering are cutting-edge and are not constrained by the boundaries of one discipline.

Do students have to choose from the two programs at the time of admission?
We will ask students to indicate their preference. However, students will have an option to apply for a switch at the end of the first year. The freshman year is intentionally designed to be almost entirely common between the degrees, so that students have an opportunity to be exposed to different options and make an informed choice.

What is the nature of collaboration with partner institutions?
Our partner institutions are truly invested in our mission to reimagine technology education and research, and this shared mission lies at the heart of the partnership. Our partners are deeply engaged with us in the entire process of institution building, including design and delivery of the curriculum, faculty and student exchange, and joint research. For example, the Plaksha Tech Leaders Fellowship was designed from a blank slate over a series of brainstorming workshops at UC Berkeley and India. A senior Berkeley faculty is the Co-Chair of the Fellowship, six Berkeley faculty teach at the Fellowship, and the certificate is co-signed by Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, UC Berkeley. One partners believe that such interdisciplinary programs are the future of education. In fact, one of their key interests is that if the programs are successful, they can actually be taken back to their own institution as well. In that sense, what is happening here is truly cutting-edge.