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We are living in unprecedented times, software has transformed how we live. From smartphones to smart wearables, from finding information to buying things, from banking to healthcare, from listening to music to driving a car, every aspect of our life is impacted by computers. This trend will only accelerate with the new age of AI and Machine Learning. The future belongs to nations who can make fundamental advances in Computer Science.

To ensure that the brightest minds in the world get an opportunity to study Computer Science, leaders from Silicon Valley, top American and European institutions, industry leaders, and venture capitalists have come together to build a new University focussed on Computer Science - Sitare University. The first Sitare batch will start this year. In 2022, Sitare University will admit upto FIFTY students. The students will be selected based upon their JEE performance, as well as an interview.

All deserving bright underprivileged candidates can attend Sitare University free of cost.
FREE for Bright Underprivileged Students
Sitare Foundation will provide 100% scholarships to all deserving students of Sitare University.

- Amit Singhal, Founder, Sitare Foundation

 

Sitare University will focus on five specialized areas, especially relevant within Computer Science:
  • Artificial Intelligence
    With focus on Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, and Deep Learning.
  • Systems
    With focus on Cloud Computing, Operating Systems, Computer Networks, Data Management, and the Modern Internet.
  • Human-Computer Interaction
    With focus on iOS and Android Development, HCI Design, Computer Graphics and Imaging, and Web Applications.
  • Data Science
    With focus on data gathering, data quality, data pipelines, data in Machine Learning, data processing, and data visualization.
  • Computer Security
    With focus on Authentication, System Security, Network Security, Code Security, Privacy and Policy.

 

Internships and Jobs in India and Abroad
Sitare’s deep academic program will be coupled with a rigorous industry internship program with internships and employment in India and Silicon Valley, USA. Sitare University already has strong commitments from several industry leaders.

Important Facts

Sitare University will be established as a full Private State University under the Madhya Pradesh Private University Act. All approvals from Madhya Pradesh government and from the University Grants Commisions will be obtained in coming years. We are in the process of finalizing the location and procuring the necessary land. For the academic year 2022-2023, students will be offered admission into our partner university. Students will be enrolled in a four year Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science at our partner school and will be taught by the international faculty mentioned here in our People Section. After Sitare University obtains all the required approvals, student enrollment will be transferred to the new university. Until we build our own new campus, classes will be held in our partner campus. Students will use our partner university hostels and facilities.

The intent to establish Sitare University in Madhya Pradesh was announced by Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia, Hon. Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare, Technical Education, Skill Development and Employment, Government of Madhya Pradesh, and Dr. Mohan Yadav, Hon. Minister for Higher Education, Government of Madhya Pradesh alongside our Founder, Dr. Amit Singhal.

 

People

Some of the top technology leaders in the world have come together to build Sitare University. Our team has a very deep passion for Computer Science. We believe in excellence, being the best in the world, and giving back to the community.

Shilpa and Amit Singhal

Founders

Our founders Shilpa and Amit have been passionate about education as far back as they can remember. Both Shilpa and Amit have directly experienced the transformative effects of education. Their families' lives have been changed over generations, all because of good education.

Dr. Anuja Agarwal

Founding Dean, Admissions and Student Affairs

Dr. Anuja Agarwal has a Ph.D. in Management Studies from Mumbai University, a MCA (DAVV), and a B.Sc. (DU) in Computer Science. Before Sitare University, Dr. Agarwal was the Associate Dean of Technology Management at NMIMS, Mumbai. She specializes in Innovation, Design Thinking and Innovation Management. Link

Dr. Brijesh Eshpuniyani

Founding Professor, Applied Mathematics

Dr. Eshpuniyani has a Ph.D. from Purdue University, a MS from University of Cincinnati, and a B.Tech. from IIT Bombay. Before joining Sitare University, Brijesh was a faculty at various IITs including IIT Kanpur, as well as at IIIT Delhi. Brijesh's love for Math shows in his commitment to his students. Link

Ajeet Singh

Founding Program Advisor

Ajeet Singh is the co-founder and Executive Chairman at ThoughtSpot, a company revolutionizing analytics with search and AI. Driven by his passion for creation, Ajeet has built two multibillion dollar technology companies from the ground up - ThoughtSpot and Nutanix. Link

Amit Prakash

Visiting Faculty, Computer Science

Dr. Amit Prakash has a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from University of Texas Austin, and a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur. Amit is the Co-Founder and CTO of Thoughtspot, a transformational Business Intelligence company. Before founding Thoughtspot, Amit worked at Google and Microsoft. Link

Amit Singhal

Visiting Faculty, Computer Science

Dr. Singhal is known as the man behind Google search. Before starting Sitare Foundation, Amit was the Senior Vice President of Search at Google and a Google Fellow. Amit has a BE from IIT Roorkee, a MS from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. from Cornell University, all in Computer Science. Link

Ash Lilani

Founding Program Advisor

Ash is the managing partner and co-founder of Saama Capital. Saama Capital is an independent direct equity fund investing in India. Previously, Lilani served as the president of India and China markets for Silicon Valley Bank and founded and headed SVB Global. Link

Ben Gomes

Visiting Faculty, Computer Science

Dr. Gomes is a Senior Vice President at Google and a Google Fellow. Ben was one of the earliest Google employees who built Google Search, brick by brick, over the last twenty years. Ben has a Ph.D. and MS from UC Berkeley, and a BS from Case Western Reserve, all in Computer Science. Link

Cathal Gurrin

Founding Academic Advisor

Dr Gurrin is an Associate Professor at the School of Computing at Dublin City University, deputy head of the School of Computing, and a co-investigator at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics and the Adapt centre. Cathal is dedicated to developing assistive technologies using wearable sensors and data analytics. Link

Claire Cardie

Founding Academic Advisor

Dr. Cardie is a Professor of Computer Science and Information Science at Cornell University. She was the first Charles and Barbara Weiss Chair of a new Information Science Department. She obtained a B.S. in Computer Science from Yale University and an MS and Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Link

Kavita Bala

Founding Academic Advisor

Dr. Bala is the Dean of the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science. She received her S.M. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and her B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay). Kavita specializes in computer vision and computer graphics. Link

Kiran Panesar

Visiting Faculty, Computer Science

Dr. Panesar has worked at several leading companies: Intel (1997-2007), Google (1997-2022), and Cohesity (2022-present). Kiran completed his Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in the area of parallel discrete event simulation, and a B.Tech. from IIT Roorkee, all in Computer Science. Link

Krishna Bharat

Visiting Faculty, Computer Science

Dr. Bharat is a Distinguished Research Scientist at Google who is famous for creating Google News. Krishna's contributions to building Google over twenty years have been foundational to Google success. Krishna completed his Ph.D. from Georgia Tech, and a B.Tech. from IIT Madras, all in Computer Science. Link

Mehran Sahami

Founding Academic Advisor

Dr. Sahami is the James and Ellenor Chesebrough Professor in the School of Engineering, and Professor (Teaching) and Associate Chair for Education in the Computer Science department at Stanford University. Previously, he was a Senior Research Scientist at Google. His research interests include CS education, AI, and ethics. Link

Neeraj Arora

Founding Program Advisor

Neeraj Arora is the Founder of HalloApp. Previously he was responsible for “all things business at WhatsApp”. He is an IIT graduate as well as a management graduate from the Indian School of Business, gave up his high profile job managing global M&A at Google to join one of Silicon Valley’s hottest starts-ups. Link

Ravi Adusumalli

Founding Program Advisor

Ravi is the Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Elevation Capital. Ravi currently sits on the boards of Paytm, UrbanCompany, ClearTax, CapitalFloat, Tracxn, and Rivigo. Ravi has been investing in technology companies in India for almost twenty years. He graduated from Cornell with a degree in Economics. Link

Samir Khuller

Founding Academic Advisor

Dr. Khuller is Peter and Adrienne Barris Chair of Computer Science at Northwestern University. Previously he was Professor and Elizabeth Stevinson Iribe Chair of Computer Science at University of Maryland. Samir has a Ph.D. and MS from Cornell University and a B.Tech. from IIT Kanpur. Link

Shashin Shah

Founding Program Advisor

Shashin Shah is the founder and director of the San Francisco-based hedge fund Think Investments. Shashin received his bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai and an MBA from University of Texas, Austin. Shashin was a partner at Valiant Capital Partners from 2008 to 2013, before establishing Think Investments. Link

Sridhar Ramaswamy

Visiting Faculty, Computer Science

Dr. Ramaswamy is currently the CEO and co-founder of Neeva, an ad-free and deeply personal consumer-focused search service. He was previously the Senior Vice President heading Google’s advertising business. Sridhar has a Ph.D. and MS from Brown University, and a B.Tech. from IIT Madras, all in Computer Science. Link

Sriram Sankar

Visiting Faculty, Computer Science

Dr. Sriram Sankar is the Chief Architect at Anyscale. Previously he led large engineering teams at the world's top technology companies - Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Uber, VMware, and Sun Microsystems. Sriram has a Ph.D. and MS from Stanford University, and a B.Tech. from IIT Kanpur, all in Computer Science. Link

Vibhu Mittal

Visiting Faculty, Computer Science

Dr. Mittal was the CEO of ed-tech company Edmodo, and a Senior Research Scientist at Google and Xerox PARC. Vibhu was also a visiting faculty at Stanford University and CMU. Vibhu has a Ph.D. from University of Southern California, a MS from Ohio State, and a B.Tech. from IIT Bombay, all in Computer Science. Link

Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Founding Program Advisor

Vijay Shekhar Sharma is the Founder and CEO of One97 Communications, the parent company of PayTM. Son of a schoolteacher from a small city in north India, Vijay has a deep appreciation for education, and the transformative impact of education. Vijay also has a strong desire to give back to India through efforts like Sitare. Link

Vishal Sikka

Visiting Faculty, Computer Science

Dr. Sikka is the Founder and CEO of Vianai Systems, a startup in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Previously, he was the CEO of Infosys and the CTO of SAP SE. He serves on the Supervisory Board of BMW Group and on the Advisory Council for the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. Vishal holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University. Link

Yoram Singer

Visiting Faculty, Computer Science

Dr. Singer is the Chief AI Scientist at WorldQuant, a US based hedge fund. Previously he was a faculty at Princeton Unversity, a research scientist at Google, a faculty at Hebrew University, and also a research Scientist at AT&T Labs. Yoram holds a Ph.D> in Computer Science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Link

 

Sitare University in the News

Read our Press Release.

Former Google top exec initiates philanthropy work in India, Times of India, July 19, 2022.

Sitare Foundation Announces Sitare University, Business World, Education, July 16, 2022.

Sitare collaborates with RGPV, aims to provide free computer engineering course, Financial Express, July 16, 2022.

New IT university on the anvil for underprivileged students, The New Indian Express, July 15, 2022.

Sitare Foundation Announces to Sitare University to provide free world class Computer Science, India CSR, July 15, 2022.

Bhopal: Education is the biggest gift, says Yashodhara Raje, Free Press Journal, July 15, 2022.

 

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