Plaksha University appoints Dr. Ravi Jasuja as Indegene Chair for Digital Health

New Delhi, June 15, 2023: Plaksha University, a new-age university reimagining technology education and research in India with cutting-edge technology programs, has announced the appointment of Dr. Ravi Jasuja as Indegene Chair for Digital Health. This is a collaborative initiative between Plaksha University and Indegene to introduce quality education in the health-tech space.

Indegene is a digital-first, life sciences commercialization company, with a clientele that includes 19 of the world’s top 20 biopharma organizations, and many midsize and emerging biopharma, biotech, and medical devices firms.

Dr. Jasuja also serves as Director of Translational Research and Discovery, Research Program in Men’s Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a world class academic medical center based in Boston, Massachusetts. Over the past two decades, he has made major contributions to science at the interface of engineering and biophysics. He will be Advisor for the Indegene Digital Health initiative with students at Plaksha, and help bring an independent, academic perspective to improve the healthcare ecosystem.

The conference enabled students to get firsthand mentorship by experts in the field to chart out career possibilities involving AI in various contexts. Visiting delegates were, in turn, overawed by the eagerness from students and researchers from Plaksha University and the surrounding tricity region to collaboratively develop a Data Science Hub to address the concerns of the Punjab State. The technical sponsor is IEEE Chandigarh subsection.

"Plaksha and Indegene have joined hands with the aim of offering students the best of its kind tech education in the healthcare space. The appointment of Dr. Ravi Jasuja as the Indegene Chair for Digital Health is a testament to Plaksha’s commitment to reimagine tech education and research in India and aligns with Indegene’s purpose - to enable healthcare organizations be future-ready”, said Prof Rudra Pratap, Founding Vice Chancellor, Plaksha University. “Dr. Jasuja is well known for his advanced research capabilities and expertise in healthcare. We are delighted to have him on board, and we believe his contribution will enhance health-tech education as well as help Plaksha take a step towards building a strong foundation for future leaders in India.”

“Dr. Ravi Jasuja’s appointment as the Indegene Chair for Digital Health will further the development of a pool of leaders who understand the possibilities digital technologies open up to drive effectiveness and efficiency in healthcare”, said Manish Gupta, Chairman and CEO of Indegene. “Plaksha University’s focused research, entrepreneurship-led technology curriculum, and special emphasis on tech education in the healthcare space align with our commitment to advance healthcare innovation and outcomes globally.”

On his appointment as Indegene Chair for Digital Health, Dr. Ravi Jasuja said, "I am thrilled to see the transformation Plaksha University aims to bring to the higher education system in India with a purpose of going beyond the traditional boundaries of engineering education and promoting interdisciplinary learning, combining technology, design, and entrepreneurship. Having the opportunity to be part of this inspiring journey is a privilege for me and I look forward to working closely with the team at the university to elevate the digital health space and nurture a new generation of catalytic leaders.”

Dr. Jasuja is one of the Founders at Plaksha and also the Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Function Promoting Therapies LLC, XYone Inc.. He was trained as a Belfer Fellow, Biophysics/Physiology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Jasuja holds a BTech degree from IIT Delhi and a PhD degree from the University of Hawaii.

About Plaksha University

Founded by a global community of 100+ technology and business leaders, Plaksha envisions to reimagine technology education and research for India and the world. With strong partnerships with UC Berkeley, Purdue, UC San Diego, IIT Kanpur, and IISc Bangalore, Plaksha aims to nurture and empower a generation of catalytic leaders and create an ecosystem of research and innovation. The university collapses the traditional boundaries of engineering and promotes interdisciplinary learning by combining technology, design and entrepreneurship.

Plaksha is guided by an eminent academic board including Dr. Vijay Kumar, Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering, University of Pennsylvania; Venkatesh Narayanamurthi, former Dean of Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Sriram Rajamani, Managing Director, Microsoft Research India Julia Ross, Dean of Engineering, Virginia Tech; Krishna Palepu, Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Sanjay Sarma, Fred Fort Flowers and Daniel Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT; and business leaders such as Neeraj Aggarwal, Chairman – Asia Pacific, BCG; Hitesh Oberoi, Co-promoter & CEO, Info Edge (; Srikanth Velamakanni, Co-founder, Fractal Analytics; Manas Fuloria, Co- Founder, Nagarro; Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises; Navin Chaddha, Managing Director, Mayfield Fund; Sujeet Kumar, Co-founder,; Dalip Pathak, Special Limited Partner, Warburg Pincus LLC; CP Gurnani, MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra; Pramod Bhasin, Chairman, Clix Capital among others. Corporate donors include companies like Bharti Foundation, Havells, HT Parekh Foundation, Mphasis, Axis Bank and Motilal Oswal. The global community of business leaders who founded Plaksha can be seen here.

About Indegene:

Indegene is a digital-first, life sciences commercialization company. It helps biopharmaceutical, emerging biotech and medical device companies develop products, get them to the market, and grow their impact through the life cycle in a more effective, efficient and modern way. Indegene brings together healthcare domain expertise, fit-for-purpose technology and an agile operating model to provide a diverse range of solutions. These aim to deliver, amongst other outcomes, a personalized, scalable and omnichannel experience for patients and physicians. It’s what drives Indegene’s team and their purpose to enable healthcare organizations be future ready. To learn more, please visit