Initiated in April 2021, The Changemakers series, is a novel effort brought to you by GITAM Deemed to be University that aims to bring dynamic insights from national and global leaders. This is an exclusive platform for GITAM students, faculty and staff to meet and interact with credible newsmakers


Each interactive session is presented by leading experts in the field of politics, administration, entertainment, media and social welfare. These engaging professional development opportunities, outside of the curriculum, provide an environment to learn from the leaders


The leadership lecture series provides practical, cutting-edge leadership insights and stories from top-level leaders for anyone who wants to enrich his or her ability to lead

Creating an inclusive platform to expose students to recognized leaders in multiple fields by bringing them together through the digital medium


We provide a forum for influential leaders and globally eminent members from the public and private sectors to address pertinent issues and interact with the GITAM community and the external audience. Our events are open to all GITAM students, faculty and staff at no cost


Swati Lakra, Additional DGP, Women’s Safety, Telangana

Meet the IPS officer championing the cause of women's safety, Addl DGP (Women's Safety) Swati Lakra, who has raised the safety bar for women in Hyderabad with her initiative, 'She' teams. Known for her people-centric initiatives and iron hand in dealing with offenders, Swati Lakra, an Indian Police Service Officer, made Hyderabad stand out in women safety through her initiative to curb eve-teasing in public places


Sharad Kumar, Para-athlete & Bronze Medalist

He is a champion, a hero, and an inspiration to millions. Against all odds, Sharad Kumar made India proud and bagged a bronze medal in the Men's High Jump at the Tokyo Paralympics. In his words, "It is a nice thing that has finally happened. It's been long due."


Meet the former diplomat and an eminent face in Indian politics, who has made the vital shift from diplomacy to democracy. The Changemaker for August, Hardeep Singh Puri, successfully transitioned to politics after retiring from the IFS, becoming a BJP Rajya Sabha MP and joining the union council of ministers under Prime Minister Modi.


Dr Soumya Swaminathan was the featured speaker for the July edition. She shared her unique journey from a Paediatrician to a leading public health expert to WHO, Chief Scientist.

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The June edition of Changemakers featured Taapsee Pannu, the new-age actress who has shaken the film industry with her work and her bold stand on issues of social relevance. The webinar explored her journey of “Undoing Labels and Sculpting Success”.


Read news features on the CEO of NITI Aayog shedding light on India is moving towards a protectionist economy with the Atmanirbharbharat initiative, while waging facing the acute health crisis

Watch Kiran Mazumdar Shaw as she speaks about her personal experiences in Bengaluru; the making of her venture Biocon and more on vaccine patent waiver

Hear from Taapsee Pannu on her initial days and her struggle period in Cinema and how she explored her culinary skills during the lockdown

Take a listen to WHO Chief's thoughts on the state of Indian Education, gender dynamics in Science and her childhood

We got up, close and personal, with Minister Puri, considered one of the top diplomats in the country. Hear his views on CAA and the career switch

Listen to Additional DGP, Telangana shed light on how she rose through the ranks and raised the safety bar for women in Hyderabad through the She Teams initiative

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