Plaksha University reimagines student wellness, inaugurates Thrive Room in association with MCKS Trust Fund, to foster holistic well-being on campus

August 21, 2023, India: Plaksha University, a new-age university, reimagining technology education and research in India with cutting-edge technology programs, today inaugurated the MCKS Thrive Room on the campus. MCKS Thrive Room will be an innovative and collaborative ecosystem, mindfully designed to foster mental, physical, and intellectual well-being among students. With a singular intent to enable students to succeed in all facets of their lives and solve complex problems more effectively, this will serve as the cornerstone of holistic well-being.

The MCKS Thrive Room prioritizes mental health by providing therapy and platforms for practicing mindfulness and encouraging emotional health. Additionally, it offers multiple wellness plans to improve students' physical well-being on campus, motivating them to develop wholesome routines and discover positive ways of life. The MCKS Thrive Room will provide tools and chances for students to excel in the classroom.

Speaking on the initiative, Master Danny, Trustee, MCKS Trust Fund, shared, "With the MCKS Thrive Room, our mission is to build a generation of resilient and thriving students who will go on to make a positive impact on society. This initiative, in collaboration with Plaksha, aligns perfectly with our vision of building a better and healthier future for the youth. We aim to instil a sense of purpose, empowerment, and balance among students, providing them with the right tools they need to thrive in their life."

Sunil Goyal, Trustee, MCKS Trust Fund, expressed, "The MCKS Thrive Room exemplifies our unwavering commitment to empower students with comprehensive wellness solutions. By providing a nurturing environment that fosters mental, physical, and intellectual well-being, we are excited to contribute to their holistic growth and development."

Further adding to the initiative, Prof Rudra Pratap, Founding Vice Chancellor of Plaksha University, commented, "At Plaksha, we want to reimagine student wellness. The MCKS Thrive Room represents a crucial aspect of our holistic education approach. We recognize that solving complex problems does not just require technical brilliance, but also calls for a sound state of mind. By integrating wellness into every aspect of campus life, we aim to empower our students to approach challenges with clarity, resilience and compassion and thrive both academically and personally."

Additionally, Dr. Shalini Sharma, Counseling Psychologist & Therapist at Plaksha University, emphasized, "The Thrive Room will serve as a safe haven for students, offering them a nurturing space to prioritize their mental and emotional wellbeing. Through various programs and resources, we aspire to empower students to overcome challenges that seem overbearing and cultivate resilience in them."

The MCKS Thrive Room at Plaksha University represents a vital step towards creating a flourishing community of well-rounded individuals, ready to shape a brighter future. Through its focus on mental, physical, and intellectual wellness, this collaborative ecosystem promises to inspire, support, and transform the lives of students at Plaksha.

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 MCKS Trust Fund:

Established in 1999, MCKS Trust Fund has spent the last two and a half decades serving the underprivileged of India. Currently working in 15 states across the country, MCKS Trust Fund partners with more than 60 NGOs and supports various projects that aim at eradicating hunger and malnutrition, bringing good health and well-being, supporting quality education for underprivileged kids, establishing gender equality and offering support to people affected by natural or man-made calamities.

Additionally, MCKS Trust Fund has also been a champion in offering emotional and mental health well-being by introducing innumerable people to Meditation on Twin Hearts and Pranic Healing with the aim to bring peace and illumination and make them self-sufficient and empowered.

MCKS Trust Fund stands true to its motto ‘will to create change’ as it continues to find newer avenues to better the lives of millions of beneficiaries.