Rishihood University, with a vision to reimagine higher education in India for the next 100 years, has begun the admissions process for the first batch of students looking to apply for UG & PG Programs in Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Education and Creativity. First phase of courses is slated to begin in the 3rd week of July, 2020.
Located in Sonipat the ‘hub for higher learning and research’, Rishihood University aims to integrate lifelong learning transcending age, subject choice and society by closely working with school students, individuals pursuing higher education and working professionals.
With a recent Niti Aayog report stating that more than 53% of individuals passing out from higher education Institutions as unemployable, Sahil Aggarwal, Co-Founder & CEO of Rishihood University, who also serves on the board of Vision India Foundation and the Rashtram School of Public Leadership, has brought together an esteemed panel of advisors to help tackle asymmetry between learning and employability.
Speaking on the launch of the programs, Mr. Sahil Aggarwal said “India is on the cusp of becoming a major contributor to the world knowledge economy by 2030. As India prepares for this challenging transition, the entire ecosystem of educational institutions, government and corporates must prepare today’s youth for an ever evolving and volatile transition”
The university is developing an ‘ecosystem’ approach to learning rather than isolated training and research, which actively engages and nurtures a conducive environment for our academic areas as well as for the larger growth of the nation and society.
Some of the esteemed board of advisors include 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, Mr. JK Garg, Dr. Madhukar Gupta, Dr. Mahesh Gupta, Mr. R N Prasher, Mr. Rakesh Aggarwal, Ms. Ritu Beri, Mrs. Saroj Khan, Dr. Shenoy Robinson, Ms. Sunita Kohli & Mr. Tilak Chandna.
Dr. Kamlesh Misra, has been appointed as Vice Chancellor of Rishihood University. He is a well-known and reputed strategist and innovative leader in conceiving, organizing and managing educational and research organizations. He already has the distinction of being the founding Vice Chancellor of Auro University, Surat as well as the Vice Chancellor of Ansal University, Gurgaon.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Kamlesh Misra, Vice Chancellor, Rishihood University, said “It gives me immense pleasure to be part of what we see as a paradigm shift in terms of our approach to develop a support network to nurture the talent of today to be future ready tomorrow. It’s truly an honour to work with some of the most like-minded and talented minds and I look forward to developing a world class educational institution at par with leading institutions of today”
With an innovatively developed flexible credit structure offered across major and minor programs, students need not be restricted to the same program they intended at the time of admission, in line with global benchmarks of leading universities. Rishihood University will also be considering applications for scholarships and financial aid upto 100% on tuition fees, provided on the basis of merit, achievements, sports and need base.