Dr Chinmay Pandya joins Rishihood University as a Founder

Rishihood University is proud and elated to welcome Dr Chinmay Pandya as a founder.

About Dr Chinmay Pandya

Dr Pandya is a spiritual leader, educationist, and public intellectual. After his MBBS education in India, he trained in the United Kingdom, where he gained Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych). In London, he rose through the ranks of the British National Health Service and secured the post of Associate Specialist in Older People Services at the West London Mental Health Trust. He is Chairperson of the International Festival of Yoga, Culture and Spirituality. Dr Pandya serves on the Governing Body of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR); is a member of the Advisory Council of the Ministry of AYUSH; is part of the Syllabus Restructuring Committee of the National Council for Teachers’ Education (NCTE); and is one of five institutional leaders from around world, including those from the University of Cambridge, and the University of Virginia, to be a Director of the Global Covenant of Religions (GCR).

On the occasion, Dr Pandya said that he has the greatest respect for the work that Rishihood University and the Rashtram School of Public Leadership are doing. He has observed and guided the Vision India Foundation from its inception and he is proud of its manifestation in the form of an institution. The mission of Rishihood University resonates with that of the All World Gayatri Parivar and the Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalay. “I still remember the day when we met for the first time around 7 years ago and it is wonderful to see the journey that the idea has taken”, said Dr Pandya.

Sahil Aggarwal, CEO, Rishihood University, said that the university is extremely privileged to have the support and mentorship of a person like Chinmay bhaiya. He has always inspired us to create a high-quality educational environment rooted in spiritual philosophy.

Inspired by the principles of collective philanthropy and social impact, several eminent people have come together to establish Rishihood University. Know more about our founders here.