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Suresh Prabhu Joins Rishihood University as the Founding Chancellor

Rishihood University is a first impact-oriented initiative in India. The university believes in an ‘ecosystem’ approach to learning and is different from traditional education training which beliefs in isolated training. India’s first-ever university, with a vision to recreate higher education in the next 100 years, announces the on-boarding of Shri Suresh Prabhu as Founding Chancellor. With his brilliant personality and extensive experience across the vast spectrum of politics and nation-building, he will offer his profound leadership and guidance to the future success of Rishihood University.

Shri Suresh Prabhu has formerly provided ministrations to the Union Power, Railway, Commerce & Industry, and Civil Aviation Ministries and is attributed with many distinguished achievements in diplomacy and governance. He is currently India’s Respected Emissary to the G20 Summits. On numerous occasions, he has been elected to the Lok Sabha and is an active member of the Rajya Sabha. In terms of performance and accessibility, he consistently featured in the list of top five ministers.

Speaking on the momentous occasion, Mr. Sahil Agarwal, Co-founder, and CEO, Rishihood University, said, “It is truly an honour to welcome aboard Shri Suresh Prabhu Ji as the Founding Chancellor here at Rishihood University. Rishihood University has developed infrastructure and facilities so that each individual associated with the university is motivated to contribute to society in a positive and impactful way.

Shri Suresh Prabhu, newly appointed Founding Chancellor, Rishihood University, said, “It gives me immense pleasure to offer my experience to lead and nurture a future-ready wave of talented youth in India, with the unparalleled potential to usher a new-age of development. We are currently navigating an unprecedented turning point in human history which will require all of us to innovate and collaborate like never before.”

Rishihood University has a strong focus on the development of an autonomous and meritocratic governance model and is one of a handful of private universities in India to appoint a founding chancellor who is not associated with ownership of the university. The key objective is to foster an inspired and motivated culture, driving long-lasting innovation and influence.

The university has adopted a board ranging perspective to ensure the execution of a transparent governance model, especially necessary in such difficult times of disruption unleashed by COVID-19.

Among the list of founders are, eminent educationists, entrepreneurs, public leaders such as 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. HP Mangla, JK Garg, Dr. Madhukar Gupta, Mahesh Gupta, R N Prasher, Rakesh Aggarwal, Ritu Beri, Saroj Khan, Dr. Shenoy Robinson, Sunita Kohli & Tilak Chandna.

About Rishihood University

Rishihood UniversityThe name Rishihood signifies the state of being a Rishi and is derived from Swami Vivekananda’s inspirational discourse. Swami Ji was a visionary monk and social reformer.

The University is guided by the core philosophy of creating a learning environment that inspires people to achieve ‘Rishihood‘ by providing a best in class learning experience under the supervision of the learned and experienced faculties. Rishihood University has been founded in the education hub of Sonipat, India. It has been planned and implemented to achieve differentiated outcomes and impact for redefining higher education in India. Rishihood University has developed a state of the art infrastructure, facilities and educational amenities so that each individual associated with the university is motivated to contribute to society positively.

Aiming the commencement of its first batch of students in September 2020, Rishihood University will launch the School of Creativity, School of Education, School of Entrepreneurship and School of Healthcare. The admission process for the first batch of students looking to apply for UG & PG Programs has already been initiated. The university has already initiated the process towards rapid internationalization through partnerships with select Universities across the world with the first of these partnerships with Kyungdong University, South Korea.

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