Rishihood University, with a vision to reimagine higher education in India for the next 100 years, has officially been recognised as a private state university by the Govt. of Haryana. ‘Established under The Haryana Private Universities (Amendment) Act, 2020, Rishihood University is the 24th private state university, developing world-class infrastructure and facilities spread in over 25-acre Campus, in the education hub of Sonipat, Delhi NCR.
As a part of its application to the state government, Rishihood had submitted a comprehensive plan to address relevant details pertaining to courses, infrastructure, faculty, admission process, amongst other details. The University is guided by the core philosophy of creating a learning environment which fosters an inter-disciplinary study model. It will be driven by the revival of the Gurukul system of education, adapted for modern-day needs to ensure effective learning outcomes, holistic development and industry-ready skillsets.
In the first phase of commencement, Rishihood University has introduced the School of Creativity, School of Education, School of Entrepreneurship and School of Healthcare. The university has begun the admissions process for the first batch of students looking to apply for UG & PG Programs. It has also recently launched India’s India’s First Master’s in Public Leadership Program. Admissions process and commencement of UG & PG courses are already underway, slated to begin by 1st September 2020.
Some of the esteemed board of advisors include Mr. Swaminathan Gurumurthy, Chartered Accountant and member on board of Reserve Bank of India; Mr. Ajay Gupta, CEO of Bachpan Play Schools (chain of 1000+ playschools) and Academic Heights Public Schools (chain of 100+ formal K12 schools); Maj General (retd) DN Khurana who also continues to be on the board of Indian Institute of Management (Lucknow), Dr. Harsh Mahajan, Padma Shri awardee and the President of the Indian Radiology & Imaging Association (IRIA). Other prominent advisors include Mr. HP Mangla, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist; Mr. JK Garg, industrialist and philanthropist, Dr. Madhukar Gupta (IAS), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Public Enterprises and Heavy Industries, Government of India; Dr. Mahesh Gupta, radiologist and healthcare entrepreneur; Mr. R N Prasher (IAS) former chief advisor to the Chief Minister of Haryana; Mr. Rakesh Aggarwal, architect, educationist and philanthropist; Ms. Ritu Beri, Fashion Designer; Mrs. Saroj Khan, Bollywood Choreographer; Dr. Shenoy Robinson, healthcare strategist and entrepreneur; Ms. Sunita Kohli, interior designer & architect; & Mr. Tilak Chandna, Chartered Accountant.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sahil Agarwal, Co-Founder and CEO, Rishihood University, said, “I would like to thank the state government for believing in us and our vision of bringing a world-class university to the region. Strategically crafted, the courses at Rishihood University will prove to be the preferred choice for students opting for higher education in India. The university believes in an ecosystem approach which will help in not only achieving academic as well as the holistic success of students.”
Dr. Kamlesh Misra, Vice-Chancellor, Rishihood University, said, “The University will bring a paradigm shift in terms of the education system and an approach to nurture the talent of young minds. Rishihood offers a range of major and minor programs and an innovatively developed credit structure in line with global benchmarks of leading universities.”
Rishihood University’s core objective is to advance an ‘ecosystem’ approach to learning rather than isolated training and research, which actively engages and nurtures a conducive environment for the academic areas as well as for the larger growth of the nation and society.