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WHO WE ARE

Rishihood is India’s first social-impact university. Our academic areas include creativity, entrepreneurship, education, healthcare, and public leadership. Rishihood’s multi-disciplinary style ensures that we nurture a generation of leaders who can bring a positive change in the world.

The university believes in an ‘ecosystem’ approach to learning rather than isolated training and research. Therefore, Rishihood actively engages and nurtures an ecosystem for our academic areas as well as for the larger growth of the nation and society.

Our learning environment inspires people to achieve ‘Rishihood’. Our programmes and projects are designed so that each person associated with the university is motivated to contribute to society in a positive way.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The leaders of our society have never been generals or kings but Rishis. When you are a Rishi, you become a blessing to mankind. This is Rishihood.

Swami Vivekananda

The name Rishihood signifies the state of being a Rishi and is derived from Swami Vivekananda’s inspirational discourse.

Swami Vivekananda is the philosophical mentor to Rishihood University. His ideas motivate us to conceive a paradigm of education where we prepare ‘Rishis’ – people who become a blessing to mankind through their thoughts and actions.

He was a visionary monk and social reformer. In his short life of 39 years, he had travelled the world to spread the message of peace, written 9 volumes on deep knowledge on philosophy, education, religion, nation and much more. After 150 years of his birth, he continues to inspire, guide and move people.

Our Vision for the 21st Century
2020-2030
ORGANISATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT
  • A new learning model created for the world
  • Rishihood team builds a culture of excellence
  • We ignite the spirit of social impact in the community
2030-2040
WIDE ACCEPTANCE
  • Rishihood becomes synonymous with great education nationally
  • Alumni start achieving top-level success in their professions 
2040-2050
INSTITUTION OF IMPACT
  • We become an institutional benchmark for India
  • Our large-scale impact is visible in the society
  • Our alumni become role models for younger generation
2050-2060
MAGNET FOR EXCELLENCE
  • Rishihood attracts the best people in the world to pursue their passion
  • We become a de-facto home for social impact, innovation, and learning
2060-2080
GLOBAL INFLUENCER
  • We achieve global recognition and admiration
  • Rishihood becomes a fountainhead and participates in leading global discourse
2080-2100
MACRO-MICRO IMPACT
  • This leads to an evolution in humankind’s pursuits at large
  • Achieving ‘Rishihood’ becomes an aspiration for people and communities
OUR HISTORY

2014

Vision India Foundation is launched at IIT Delhi

Alumni and faculty members of various IITs come together to identify, train, and mentor youth for nation-building. The foundation is launched by Shri Suresh Prabhu at IIT Delhi

2015

Programs, Projects, and Publications

Vision India Foundation starts training programs on public policy and governance, partners with government stakeholders, publishes literature on issues of public importance

2016

A new university with a new vision

The idea of Rishihood University is floated with the vision of rebuilding Takshashila

2017-2019

Concept, Campus, Curriculum

Rishihood starts building its campus in Sonipat. Vision India Foundation continues to expand its programs in leadership, reaching more than 1000 alumni

2020

Rashtram School of Public Leadership

Vision India Foundation takes an institutional form in the shape of Rashtram School of Public Leadership, established as the flagship school of Rishihood University

2021

Inauguration and way
ahead

Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates Rishihood University. The campus opens for the faculty, staff, and learners

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