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.
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.
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.
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
Vision India Foundation starts training programs on public policy and governance, partners with government stakeholders, publishes literature on issues of public importance
The idea of Rishihood University is floated with the vision of rebuilding Takshashila
Rishihood starts building its campus in Sonipat. Vision India Foundation continues to expand its programs in leadership, reaching more than 1000 alumni
Vision India Foundation takes an institutional form in the shape of Rashtram School of Public Leadership, established as the flagship school of Rishihood University
Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates Rishihood University. The campus opens for the faculty, staff, and learners