Learning at Rishihood

‘Rishihood Essentials’ are the University’s foundation courses for first-year undergraduate students. These courses are essential for building a solid foundation for future academic and professional endeavors. As an impact-oriented university, we aim to create positive change in the world by equipping our students with the knowledge, skills, and values they need to become change agents.


Leaders must equip themselves with meta-skills, the skils that remain relevant in a fast-changing world. The learning at Rishihood is directed to develop three fundamental meta-skills we believe are at the core of leadership

Jigyasa — Desire to know

  • The quest to discover knowledge
  • Humility and respect for others
  • A sense of wonder towards the creation

Chikirsha — Will to act

  • A mindset to create and take risks without the fear of failure
  • Be fully involved in the action but remain detached from the fruits of the action
  • Pursue excellence in every action and make it an act of worship

Ananada — Joy of being

  • Personal Integrity regardless of outcomes
  • Purity of body, mind, and environment
  • Internal and external peace and harmony

Learning is a holistic process. It is not and should be not restricted to academic information. Our teaching learning process strives to connect the dots between the vital components of life and the outside world.

Global Grand Challenges

Why learn?

We are facing certain global grand challenges. To be able to use ones energy and talent to solve these grand challenges is perhaps the most exciting work in life. Some of these challenges are:


Better living standards but poorer planet


Rising wealth but less satisfaction

Social psychology

More population yet more loneliness


Highest innovation yet endangered humans

Schools and Majors at Rishihood

How? The Rishihood learning ecosystem is a collection of schools, majors, and minors that prepare individuals for impact.

School of Creativity

Design Arts | Virtual Arts | Performing

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School of Psychology & Education

Teacher Education | Psychology | Education Leadership

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School of Entrepreneurship

Startups | Family Business | School Entrepreneurship

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School of Healthcare

Healthcare management | Allied Health

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School of Leadership

Politics | Civil Society | Academia

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Newton School of Technology

Technology | Artificial Intelligence

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Interaction of Disciplines

Learning at a university is very different from school. Here, students need to be increasingly independent in their work. Here are some of the ways we introduce you to topics and eventually excel in the field


The combination of several content areas that are concerned with one problem, but without intentional integration (for example: intellectual property law and product design)


Beyond the scope of the disciplines; that is, to start with a problem and bring to bear knowledge from the disciplines


The combination of content areas that are somewhat related; (for example: health and public policy)


Viewing one curricular subject from the standpoint of another (for example: economics of music)

Ways of Learning

Learning at a university is very different from school. Here, students need to be increasingly independent in their work. Here are some of the ways we introduce you to topics and eventually excel in the field


Lectures enable a whole group to be taught together. You will be expected to build on the information you gain from your lectures through your independent study. To make the best use of the lecture time, students read the resources that the instructor has listed before coming to class.

Group Discissions

Group discussions allow smaller groups of students and their tutors to discuss ideas and consider a topic in depth. If you find something fascinating during a lecture, group discussion is the best way to take it forward.


Seminars allow a large group of students to listen to and interact with a guest speaker, a panel, or faculty members from a joint class.


Tutorials give you the chance to ask questions, check your understanding, and discuss assignments, either individually with a tutor or in a small group.

Laboratory and Practical Workshops

Laboratory and practical workshops provide the opportunity to test concepts and methods introduced in lectures and tutorials.

In-Person Mentorships

In-person mentorship is a way you interact with your seniors and teachers. It gives you the space to raise fundamental and personal doubts, providing the required mentorship.


Fieldwork makes you test the knowledge on the ground and take feedback to learn in the class. It is integrated into many of the programs and a critical component in others.

Group Work and Peer-Learning

Group work and peer-learning enable you to collaborate with other students on a project so that you learn to work as part of the team, and also learn from each other’s’ understanding of the topic.

Apply for an Impactful Career

Applying to Rishihood University is a simple and straightforward process. Follow these steps to complete your application:

Application Processs

Register your interest with our 3 -step selection process.

1Online Application

2Aptitude Test

3Personal Interview

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