About Us

Inspera is a Chennai-headquartered social enterprise focused on developing the next generation of healthcare professionals through skilling, global learning and leadership development, who can transform the way healthcare is delivered in India.

In support of the National Skill Development Mission, we provide opportunity to one and all to get education, exposure, internship and a job in the healthcare sector. We train and place youth, mainly girls from rural areas, in respectable careers and make a significant difference to their lives and their livelihoods. We nurture knowledge, skills and a culture of service excellence, also providing a window to interact with the world’s best in healthcare through our ‘Learning beyond Boundaries’ program. Our endeavour is to create a million smiles through transforming the destiny of families of those we train and the lives of patients they touch.



To create a world filled with smiles created by compassionate professionals who excel in the healthcare sector.


To skill, inspire and empower people through a culture of collaborative learning to become responsible professionals, thereby transforming their own lives and those of patients they touch.


To contribute to India’s skill-building and gender equality programme, and to the global healthcare industry through pursuance of best practices in service.


Creating a million smiles.


Inspera is led by Dr Sharmila, social entrepreneur and globalisation strategist for Universities. She is an MD in Pharmacology, MBBS in Medicine and an MBA in Healthcare Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver.

She was anointed Heroine of Health 2017 at the World Health Assembly.

Dr Sharmila has developed and directed the strategy for launch of a new Imaging Technician program under the Ministry of Skills Development along with GE Healthcare Institute as a partner in Tamil Nadu.

She has launched a National Health Skills Conclave for the first time in India bringing together AIIMS, IIM Lucknow and private universities and imparted over 3000 skills training for more than 1000 healthcare professionals over 3 days.

Dr Sharmila spearheaded the cross-cultural study abroad initiative to achieve global learning for healthcare students and trained over 120 students across a wide spectrum of undergraduate, postgraduate students and executives, both inside and outside India.

She has provided immersive hands-on SM 2017 experience for the Executive MBA students in the arena of International Health, Management, Univ. of Colorado, Denver.

Dr Sharmila has been inspiring students to appreciate real life experiences and implement the learning in day to day work. She has also been exposing students to different healthcare models in India.

Meet Our Team

Jaidiya J Paulraj


Business Development Manager of Inspera Healthcare Training Academy. After her engineering at NIT Trichy, she graduated from IIMB. She has 5+ years of experience in the healthcare industry. Jaidiya is passionate about strategy and effective marketing, while contributing to society.

A E Vinayakam


Master Trainer of Inspera Healthcare Training Academy. He holds a Diploma in X-Ray and ECG and is additionally certified in CT and MRI Technology. He has over 13 years of work experience in the healthcare industry, with 5 years of experience in training. Vinayakam is passionate about transforming every student into a successful healthcare professional.

Dr Ananthanarayanan


Co-founder and Director of Inspera Healthcare Training Academy. He was former Director of JIPMER, former Deputy Director General of Health Services – Medical Education, and Director of All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata. He has inspired students across the globe and is passionate about transforming the lives of students from varied academic and economic backgrounds. He is strongly supportive of women’s empowerment.