Dr Lakshmi is an academic professional in Higher Learning with 20 years of teaching and research experience at both Bachelors and Masters Levels. With keen knowledge in software development and implementation blended with excellent classroom delivery and pedagogy that works. She is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at the International University of East Africa, Kampala, Uganda.
She pursues her education in Computer Science right up to a Masters in Computer Science that she completed in 2000. A career as a programmer opened up in India followed by lecturing positions at Shrimati Indira Gandhi College (2001-2007) and Bishop Heber College (2007-October 2009), both affiliated to Bharathidasan University. In December 2009, this passion for Computer Science led to an offer from the Ethiopian Ministry of Education to work as a senior lecturer at Mizan-Tepi University, Ethiopia, which she did for a year.
Dr Lakshmi then came to Uganda in December 2010 and worked for Future Technologies (Aptech Computer Education & ISBAT) up to January 2016. However, the lady didn’t let this hold her back from pursuing her dreams. She was determined to progress in the Computer Science field and received her PhD in Computer Science from the Bharathidasan University, India. She has also participated in national and international conferences and published a research paper in the area of Data Mining and was published research paper in IEEE journal.
She always likes the challenge of trying something new and loves attempting to do whatever needs to be done, even though it may be outside of her field. Dr Lakshmi is committed to seeing more women rise and take more places at the table when it comes to ICT.
“Girls should know that there is a place for them in ICT. It is the future, and there is progress in new technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Robotics”