Mrs. Uma Sudhindra

Adjunct Faculty, School of Maritime, Air and Space Studies (SMASS).

About Mrs. Uma Sudhindra,


Uma Sudhindra is an entrepreneur, analyst, social worker & a writer. Her entrepreneurial interests are in the fields of technology, education & tourism. Her technology companies focus on IT security & secure communication platforms for both govt & private sector. Her travel consulting company works in tourism data analysis & is the first civil organisation to work with the Indian Army to take civilians to Siachen Glacier.

Uma has been regularly contributing articles to Defence & Security Analysis, One India One People, New Indian Express, besides her own blog. Her interests include national security, international relations, cybersecurity, geo spatial management & India’s soft power. She has co-founded an NGO called Durga India, which helps in women & child safely issues & has been the recipient of the Asian Voice Charity Award for upcoming NGO in 2016. She also heads the Maatra Shakti wing of Akhil Bhartiya Purva Sainik Seva Parishad, a veterans organization founded by Ex Service Men & the Sangh Parivar.

At present, Uma is also on the Board of Governors at the Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam, where she has been instrumental in initiating a digital governance course for govt officials, mentoring women entrepreneurs and an advisor to Swastik Education Trust. She works on various security & education related projects with Lt Gen DB Shekatkar & Lt Gen VG Khandare. She contributes regularly to think tank discussions on national security, cybersecurity, sustainable tourism & education.

Uma has also been involved in projects related to cybersecurity and data sovereignty. She has coauthored two books on cyber security and has been on the editorial team for a book on data protection & sovereignty.

Education & Certification

  • BA in Economics Hons from Pune University
  • MA in International Relations from JNU
  • Certified Behaviour Analyst :CPBA DISC by Target Training International, USA
  • Certified Attitude Analyst: CPVA by Target Training International, USA
  • Trimetrix Certified by Target Training International, USA
  • Certified by Corporate Coach U for Coaching Practices
  • Certified Axiology Practitioner by HR Chally, USA