Inspirational Women Faculty and Founders at Plaksha

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Plaksha University stands as a testament to the transformative power of visionary women in a traditionally male-dominated field like STEM. Plaksha celebrates its remarkable female founders and faculty who not only shape the intellectual landscape at the campus but also serve as beacons of inspiration for all students.  

Supporting girls in STEM is not just a vision but a reality. It is reflected in the numerous scholarships awarded to female students as well as in initiatives such as GWiST (Girls and Women in STEM).  

Through the tenacity, leadership and groundbreaking contributions of our trailblazing women founders and faculty Plaksha is redefining the narrative, proving that the pursuit of excellence knows no gender and contributing to a more inclusive and equitable future.  


Prof. Nandini Kannan, Dean, Academics and Director, Data Science Institute  

“I believe that full participation and engagement of women and girls in the STEM enterprise will accelerate innovation for societal impact. At Plaksha University, we have established an enabling ecosystem that fosters research and innovation and creates a diverse community of thinkers and leaders."


Dr. Chaitanya Lekshmi Indira, Associate Professor  

“In an increasingly inclusive yet diversified workplace, the role of women in STEM could be significant.”  


Dr. Navjot Kaur, Assistant Professor  

“It is time we update our everyday vocabulary, empowering young girls to envision themselves in all these seminal roles in the future.”  


Sumita Ambasta, Founder & Trustee, Plaksha University and Founder and Executive Director, Flowering Tree Inc.

“Our vision is to provide both genders the opportunity to create technological solutions for the future.”  


Priya Jadhav, Assistant Professor, IIT Bombay and Founder, Plaksha University  

“We must create paths that encourage and help women to join traditionally male-dominated domains.”  


Divyata Ashiya, Founder and Trustee, Plaksha University and Partner, Just Transition Capital

“I am passionate about education and female leadership development. Plaksha University will lead in paving the path for women in tech.”  



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