Giving to Rishihood

Make a multi-generational impact

Thank you for lending your support to Rishihood University. Your interest and philanthropic response to our endowment needs will undoubtedly strengthen and sustain the institution for generations.

We can ensure exceptional educational opportunities at Rishihood University through your support and investment. Endowing a scholarship, a faculty appointment , or academic program ensures financial security of Rishihood and helps future students afford an education that might not have been possible otherwise.

Through your efforts and so many others’, we will be able and empowered to continue providing the experience unique to Rishihood. Your investment will inspire in us the confidence to keep striking the balance between academic excellence and spiritual vibrancy that makes Rishihood University a special place held dear to so many of us.

Thank you for joining hands in this mission.

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Transforming Lives Through Scholarships

Financial Pressures can deter gifted and talented individuals from pursuing their ambitions. One of the prime goals of Rishihood University is to make resources available to curious, courageous, and blissful learners who wish to reach their full potential. This cannot be achieved by the efforts of the institution alone, so it is essential that we attract philanthropic support. Our scholarship fund is designed for this very purpose.

We believe quality education must not be restricted to only a fortunate few. Rishihood provides scholarships up to 100% of the tuition fee and also aid for living expenses in exceptional cases. We seek your support for meritorious students in need, to help them pursue a program of their choice.

Types of Scholarships

1. Annual Scholarship

Annual Scholarship funds are typically distributed the year they are received by Rishihood University or the following year. They are usually unrestricted and underwrite an existing scholarship program at the institution.

2. Endowed Scholarship

An endowed scholarship provides scholarship year after year from the portion of the fund’s earnings. You can create an endowed scholarship fund in the name of your company or a person you so desire.

3. Setting the Criteria

You will be able to specify the grade-point average, major or other criteria that a student must meet to receive your scholarship.


Frequently Asked Questions

On what basis are scholarships awarded?

The scholarship is awarded based on the following:

  • Need: Need-based scholarships are determined by the student’s financial requirement, ensured through an assessment of the candidate’s family background.
  • Merit: Merit-based scholarships are awarded to students based on achievements and abilities in specific academic, artistic, athletic, or other expertises.
  • Field of Study: These scholarships are meant for students who want to study in a specific area (education, public policy, healthcare, livelihoods, environment, etc.) and research to advance their work on a particular issue.
  • Country/Region of Origin: Such scholarships are awarded to meritorious students from underdeveloped countries and aspirational districts across India.
  • Gender: This scholarship is meant to encourage and support female candidates.
  • Graduate Scholarship for Projects: This scholarship is for specific domains/projects that match the interest of the school, the learner, and the donor. The scholarship allows the institute to select a learner with a specific domain that becomes the underlying theme of the learner’s assignments, internships, and projects.
  • Special status: These scholarships are awarded to specially abled students, Wards of defence personnel.

Can the donor provide some guidance on scholarship recipients?

Donors can lay out specific criteria for awarding scholarships under their gift. Candidates will be informed about the requirements and will be strictly evaluated. Once the scholarship is awarded, the file of the candidate with all details pertaining to satisfying the eligibility criteria can be shared with the donor. However, a restrictive eligibility requirement can result in a smaller pool of eligible students and funds remaining unawarded.

Are the scholarships renewed yearly, and what is the process?

Yes. Renewal of the scholarship is an annual process, and candidates awarded with any scholarship must fulfil certain eligibility conditions, such as:

  • The student must maintain a certain CGPA to be promoted to the next year and continue receiving the scholarship. The Academic Council determines the CGPA cut-off.
  • Attendance Criteria: Maintenance of adequate attendance of at least 75%*
  • Overall Conduct: Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of discipline and a dignified manner of behaviour inside and outside the campus. They shall abide by the rules and regulations of the university and should act in a way that highlights the discipline and esteem of the university.

How do students discover the various scholarships they might be eligible for?

Students are informed about the scholarships during their enrolment . Necessary information related to available scholarships is accessible on the university website. Regular communication through emails, telephone, messaging apps, etc., is done to ensure that all aspiring candidates are fully aware of the scholarship opportunities and can apply to the same, as per guidelines.


  • After spending more than five years coping with the monotony of the corporate world, in the hustle and bustle of Bombay, there was a fervent desire for change.


    Rishihood University’s Public Leadership Program offered a unique pedagogy that sparked my curiosity.

    The scholarship support allowed me to enroll in the leadership program and discover my inner calling. Peer-to-peer learning was quite transformative as the cohort comprised individuals from various social, academic, and professional backgrounds. It led me to a broader and balanced view of Indian history, culture, geopolitics, and social dynamics and presented more holistic solutions for our challenges.


    Access to a cloud of mentors, integrated projects, and interaction with policymakers and parliamentarians gave me a real-world perspective on topics of public interest. I’m incredibly grateful to Rishihood for providing me with a launchpad to create Social Impact.

    Harish Menon
    PG Diploma in Public Leadership, 2021-22
  • After passing out with flying colours in 12th grade, Rishihood University was an obvious choice for my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. The infrastructure and facilities at Rishihood are one of the best I have seen in universities. The guest lectures by experts from the US and India diversified our learning and exposed us to different ideas.


    My internship at Blackberry’s Menswear during my first year of BBA gave me a deep insight into supply chain management, logistical essentials, and strategy. It helped me explore the practical business world, and I realized the importance of every course I took in the first year. The scholarship support has provided a way for students like me to continue to dream.

    UG, 2ND Year
  • I completed my UG degree, in Bachelor’s in Tourism Administration, from Amity University, Kolkata and secured first division with a 7.69 CGPA. I ended my search at Rishihood University for my Master’s Degree.


    Rishihood is an excellent school for Liberal and Social Impact education. The mentors and faculty members, in particular, have been a great resource for us and have never failed to answer any questions we might have. I am grateful for the scholarship support that made my education attainable and allowed me to attend this college. It has not only been an immense financial help for my family, but it has also provided me with the ease of mind to pursue my Master’s in Business Administration to the best of my abilities.

    Master’s in Business Administration, 1st Year
  • After completing my 12th from Podar International School, Mumbai, I chose Rishihood University to pursue Bachelor in Business Administration (Finance). Being an athlete throughout my schooling, the top-notch sports facility at Rishihood was one reason I applied to this University.


    The liberal curriculum, advanced coursework and professors of high pedigree are guiding me towards achieving my dream of becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst. I am deeply grateful for the Scholarship support that has helped me get one step closer to my academic goals and has given me the breadth and exposure to succeed in the 21st-century world.

    UG, 1st Year

Rishihood Library

The conquest of India was a conquest of knowledge. Libraries have a recognized social function in making knowledge available to all. They serve as local centres of information and learning and are gateways to national and global knowledge.

As a premier institute for impact and leadership, having a broad collection of both historical works as well as the latest in contemporary domains, is crucial in helping our students and faculty to access foundational knowledge, become thought-leaders, and contribute to impact.
The library will provide students and faculty with resources (books, journals, magazines, cultural exhibits, etc.), services (computer station, and spaces (project room, discussion room, and outdoor zone) that enable and support staff and students to achieve success in their research, teaching, and learning.

Rishihood Library challenges the perception of the general library by adding a strong layer of openness and engagement to its design.

Creating Impact - Endow an Asset for the Community

Rishihood’s library plays a proactive role in supporting the larger community. We seek to enrich our local communities in a variety of ways:

  • Capacity Building- Training librarians of schools and colleges in improving the state of their libraries.
  • Authors on Campus- Hosting inspiring authors for book discussions with students, faculty, and community.
  • Memberships- Extending access to schools and their students, Rishihood parents, alums, and neighbouring community.
  • Writing Workshops- Inviting talented writers from various genres committed to helping the community develop the craft.
  • Network of Libraries- Partnering with other libraries for book exchange, journal subscriptions, and conferences.
  • Book Fair and Exhibitions- Bringing the excitement of book fair to the entire community and giving them an opportunity to develop their reading preferences.

Establishing an Endowment

Library Subject Endowment: Subject Endowments provide funding to enrich library collection in a particular field

Gifts in Kind: Support by donating rare materials of historical, social, cultural, and economic significance. Support by providing material for scholarly research and information dissemination

Endowing a dedicated space in the library: Provide support for a dedicated space in the library such as a discussion room, reading hall, outdoor zone, project rooms, etc.

Book Donation Drive

The University library is setting up sections in the following subjects. We welcome donors to donate books and other materials in one or more areas.
  • Archeology
  • Art
  • Ayurveda
  • Business
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Geography
  • Governance
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Languages
  • Law
  • Leadership
  • Media and Communication
  • Philosophy
  • Political
  • Science
  • Public Health
  • Psychology
  • Religion and Theology
  • Sanskrit
  • Sociology
  • Spirituality
  • Sustainability
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts
  • Yoga
Click on the link to learn more about donating books to the library.

Endowing the Media Lab

Join us in Creating the Future
The Media Lab is a strategic facility that prepares the future generation with crucial life skills and perspectives to lead in the 21st century. It will create content for mass consumption that communicates complex ideas in easy-to-understand ways.

Rishihood is already home to labs and facilities, such as:
The Media Lab will create the necessary anchor in this lively ecosystem. It will establish pedagogical models for joyful and impactful education and provide an audio-visual production facility for students, faculty, alumni, and the larger university community.

A Hub for Visualization

  • Recordings: Faculty can record their class summaries for ready reference or flipped classrooms
  • Interdisciplinary Learning: An interdisciplinary space for all students and faculty to ideate/ design their work
  • Cultural Hub: a space for encouraging diverse regional, cultural, Indic expressions and forms
  • Archive: A space for archiving all audio-visual materials of the university
  • Masterclasses: Faculty can create a series of open-access masterclasses for community learning
  • Production: Creative visual products such as films, audio, photographs, illustrations

Endowing the Media Lab

Create a permanent legacy benefitting thousands of students, leading to enhanced learning outcomes, industry-level skills, and audio-visual productions.

Other Ways to Create A Legacy

Endowed Chairs

A permanent chair may be established in a mutual area of interest. The chair leads research, training, and dissemination of knowledge in the field.

Endowed Professorships

A contribution to professorships allows Rishihood University to fully recognize and support our most distinguished faculty in innovative research and sabbaticals and creates a new faculty position.

Endowed Lectureships

Lectureships allow Rishihood University to continue the rich tradition of fostering debate and discourse on issues of the day. The fund is used to attract nationally & internationally renowned and distinguished speakers.

General Endowment and Named Funds

Rishihood University welcomes support and gifts from donors who have other specific and designated gifts in mind. Subject to approval by the Board of Governors of the University, donors will find flexibility and cooperation in creating endowments to fund opportunities that meet their vision. 

Endowment for Centers of Excellence

Research and development centres provide a platform for the faculty, students, and industry to pursue cutting-edge work in a specialized area. Donors are welcome to create a centre of excellence permanently named after them.

Way Forward

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