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Eminent business leaders, tech entrepreneurs and academicians are a part of Plaksha community. They are deeply involved in all aspects of the university from program design and research initiatives to mentoring students. Know more about our Founders, Faculty, Academic Advisory Board and the team

Founding Group

Dr. Abhijit Banerjee

Professor of Economics, MIT Co-founder, J-PAL

Dr. Anant Agarwal

Founder and CEO, edX

Dr. Arvind Raman

Senior Associate Dean of the Faculty, Purdue University

Dr. Ashish Nanda

Former Director, IIM Ahmedabad

Dr. BN Jain

Former Vice Chancellor, BITS Pilani; Professor, IIT Delhi

Dr. Frances Ligler

Professor at NC State and UNC Chapel Hill

Dr. James Holloway

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs University of New Mexico

Dr. Jennifer Cochran

Shriram Chair of the Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University

Dr. Julia Ross

Dean of Engineering, Virginia Tech

Dr. Kaushik Basu

Professor of Economics and Carl Marks Professor of International Studies, Cornell University

Dr. Krishna Palepu

Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Dr. Pankaj Jalote

Founding Director, IIIT Delhi

Dr. Shankar Sastry

Former Dean of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Sharad Malik

Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University

Dr. Sriram Rajamani

Managing Director, Microsoft Research India

Dr. Vijay Kumar

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Yannis C. Yortsos

Dean, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California