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Introducing
Nisha Holla
Writer, scientist, researcher, and a force to be reckoned with.
Nisha Holla, a computational physicist and researcher, presently works as the co-editor and author of New-Delhi-based think tank Observer Research Foundation. A 2013 Carnegie Mellon University graduate, Nisha served as a product development engineer at Bay Area-based Applied Materials — the world’s leading semiconductor equipment manufacturer — where she offered guidance on hardware design and process improvements. Since 2018, she has been associated with YourStory Media as a consulting editor and has authored pieces on the Indian economy and technology. In fact, she led the development of an exhaustive report on India’s deep science ecosystem, covering the most innovative startups in the sector. In 2019, Nisha joined Bengaluru’s Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) as a Technology Fellow.digi

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Awards and Recognitions
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YourStory's 100 Digital Influencers of 2020
Nisha writes on how Indian startups can rewrite India’s economic roadmap and lead the country’s march towards $5 trillion GDP. She notes that startups have already re-engineered how Indians earn, save, spend, and transact online. She has also pushed for stronger policy decisions by the Indian government to maintain a high growth rate for the next five years. She believes that knowledge-driven fields can accelerate value addition and drive GDP growth. She has dwelled on India’s current job crisis and has highlighted that not enough high-paying jobs are being created for graduates. She also explains that several states in India have a significant number of graduates, but not enough job opportunities, leading to higher migration towards other cities such as Bengaluru, Mumbai, etc. “Since economic liberalisation, India has slowly but steadily metamorphosed into an ambitious tribe on track to becoming a superpower. There is an infectious spirit of innovation in the air. To harness every bit of this spirit, we must recognise that it takes a long time to see the results of the investment of time and money in innovation; we cannot afford to waste any of it.”
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YourStory’s 100 Emerging Voices of 2019
Nisha has written about how startups can rewrite India’s economic roadmap and lead the country’s march towards $5 trillion GDP. She notes that startups have already re-engineered how Indians earn, save, spend, and transact online. She has also pushed for stronger policy decisions by the government to maintain a high growth rate for the next five years. She is of the opinion that knowledge-driven fields can accelerate value addition and drive GDP growth. She has dwelled on India’s current job crisis, and highlighted that not enough high-paying jobs are being created for graduates. Most jobs recorded in the Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) are low paying ones in the Rs 25,000-30,000 bracket. She’s also explained that several states in India have a significant number of graduates, but not enough job opportunities, which is leading to higher migration towards other cities such as Bengaluru, Mumbai, etc.