Jagrit S (21), a computer science engineer from Raipur, has become the only member from Chhattisgarh and Central India to be the part of the founding cohort of the Plaksha Tech Leaders Fellowship.
Jagrit’s father, Dr Jawhar Surisetti who is a noted educationist, author and thinker informed that Plaksha Tech Leaders Fellowship (TLF) is a one-year programme, which will be delivered in collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley and Purdue University and also features faculty from industrial giants like Google and IBM. The fellowship is offered to 60 meritorious students from the globe, who show potential of being entrepreneurs that can bring disruptive entrepreneurial solutions in the field of artificial intelligence.
The first-of-its-kind programme in the country, TLF interweaves artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) with real-world application, leadership and mentorship.
According to Dr Surisetti, this program has been created with a vision to reimagine technology education and research for the 21st century with a vision to become the “Stanford of the East.” It's founded on the collective vision of over 45 technology entrepreneurs and industry leaders across five countries including Mahindra CEO CP Gurnani, Neeraj Aggarwal, Chairman of Asia Pacific, Boston Consulting Group, Hellion Ventures’ co-founder Ashish Gupta, chairman of Genpact and Clix Capital Pramod Bhasin, Hitesh Oberoi, Infoedge and Naukri.com Managing Director, among others.
Jagrit had done his schooling in Raipur and completed his B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering from Delhi. He is the co-founder of a disaster platform called Disaster Aid, which has been named among the top 250 new startups in India by Startup India.