New York City, NY
On October 12, the Consulate General of India in New York, in collaboration with Plaksha University, US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), and Indiaspora, organized a thought-provoking Panel Discussion on the topic “Reimagining STEM Education and Research in India.” The discussion critically analyzed and emphasized the need to transform Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education in India and explored opportunities for collaboration between Indian and US educational institutions.
Consul General Mr. Randhir Jaiswal, while addressing the attendees, expressed the importance of such initiatives in strengthening the knowledge and research ties between the two nations and fostering innovation and excellence in STEM education.
During the event, Mr. Neeraj Aggarwal, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Plaksha University and Chair for Asia Pacific at the Boston Consulting Group, moderated the panel discussion. The esteemed panelists included Prof. S. Shankar Sastry, Founding Chancellor of Plaksha University and NEC Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley; Ms. Chandrika Tandon, Founder and Chair of Tandon Capital Associates, and Chair of the Board at NYU Tandon School of Engineering; and Mr. Mukesh Aghi, President and Chief Executive Officer of the USISPF.
The discussion revolved around panelists sharing their insights on promoting STEM education in India and expanding opportunities for diverse STEM-related courses. The event highlighted the possible ways to reshape the educational landscape and foster greater collaboration between educational institutions in India and the United States.
The event was a significant step toward redefining the future of STEM education in India and fostering international partnerships that will contribute to the advancement of knowledge and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Plaksha University is a not-for-profit private research university situated in Mohali, Punjab, India. Founded by visionary businessmen and tech entrepreneurs from India and USA, Plaksha University is dedicated to creating a revolutionary higher education model that combines academic excellence with industrial relevance, as per the release.