Assistant Professor-Senior Scale
Before joining UPES, Sugandha Sharma served in the industry as well as the academia.
She has held the profile of web developer and technical content writer in Japan. She has 4 years of industry experience and 8 years of experience in academics.
Worked as Project Manager for a project titled ‘Uttarakhand Integrated Statistical System’ under the domain of Management Information Systems in 2020. This project was allocated to UPES Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (UCIE) by Centre for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPPGG), Government of Uttarakhand.
Worked as Project Manager for a project titled ‘A Survey Mobile App for the Collection of Data for Consumption Price’ under the domain of Management Information Systems in 2020. This project was allocated to UPES Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (UCIE) by Centre for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPPGG), Government of Uttarakhand.
She is also serving as State Vice President of Uttarakhand Start-up Council, WICCI (Women Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) (from 2022 till Present).
Ms. Sugandha is an advocate for Project-Based Learning and Teaching style. She ensures that her students have hands-on practice in her classrooms. She believes in "giving back to the community" and encourages her students to solve problems and discover solutions to real-world issues that face society and the nation. As a testimony to this, Ms. Sugandha has been organizing national and international-level hackathons at UPES that are industry aligned. She ensures that her pupils learn problem-solving skills, as well as analytical skills, and ethical programming talents.
As a proponent of artificial intelligence for the welfare of society, she recognises her role in imparting information for the development of ethical AI technology and products. She ensures that her mentees use best practices to solve real-world problems.
Applied Data Science
Awards and Grants
Awarded as ‘Iconic Woman’ by Women Economic Forum at the 84th Global Edition held in New Delhi, in December 2022, for her contribution to AI.
Awarded by MSME, Government of India, for developing the course ‘Artificial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs’ (2021).
Recipient of Super Woman Award (International Women’s Day) by Rotary Club, Uttarakhand (2021)