Learning at Rishihood

Learning philosophy and methods form the basis of pedagogy, curriculum, faculty recruitment and delivery material at Rishihood. The objective is simple yet sincere: prepare learners to create a deep social impact and achieve ‘rishihood’.

Our teaching-learning process strives to connect the dots between the vital components of life and the outside world.

Humanity's Big Questions

Creating the Impact

Humans perform to their full potential when they see their actions resulting in a positive impact. Keeping this in mind, the Rishihood community looks at the big questions that we face as humanity. These big questions give the direction, intent, and resolve to do the best that a person can.

Environment & Sustainability

Human Resource Development

Technology & Innovation

Health & Wellbeing

Jobs & Livelihood

Common Undergraduate Curriculum

All undergraduate students take 40 credits of common curriculum. This gives the breadth and exposure to succeed in the 21st century world.
Foundational Courses


6×2 cr = 12 credits

Semester I –

  • Language and Writing
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Semester II –

  • Sustainability Studies
  • Technology and Society

Semester III –

  • Business Communication
  • Leadership and Teamwork
Intercollegiate Courses


5x4cr  = 20 credits

Semester I –

  • Design Thinking

Semester II –

  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Family Business 

Semester III:

  • Psychology and Media

Semester IV –

  • Healthcare Management

Semester V –

  • Public Leadership
Cross-Disciplinary Courses


4×2 cr = 8 credits

Semester III –

  • Creativity, Aesthetics and Design

Semester IV –

  • Identity, Culture, Ethics and Society

Semester V –

  • Modern History and Politics

Semester VI –

  • Globalization and International Relations

Interaction of Disciplines

Academic topics do not develop in isolation. Knowledge is integrated and interdisciplinary. We prepare our learners to think holistically and provide an environment closer to real life. Rishihood believes in four kinds of interactions in academic disciplines to provide a holistic learning environment:


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


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


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


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

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.


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.

Group Discussions

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.


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 Mentorship

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.

Library and Learning Centre

The LLC is an all-day resource for the students. It gives you access to electronic, print, and multimedia resources with staff on hand for support. As well as computers, Wi-Fi for laptops and mobile devices, we have technologically advanced space to make group work easier, more involving, and much more interactive. We have quiet study zones too, to allow you to concentrate on peace and support.

Our large collection of e-books and e-journals together with printed collections means that you have extensive access to the resources that you need for your assignments.

Centre For Student Achievement, Resources, and Enrichment (CARE)

CARE is a specially designed department at Rishihood University that is committed to student achievement, success, and empowerment so as to ensure that no student is left behind from the forces of change taking place in India and the world. Know more.

Schools at Rishihood

School of Creativity

  • Design
  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts
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School of Education

  • Teacher Education
  • Psychology
  • Education Leadership
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School of Entrepreneurship

  • Startups
  • Family Business
  • Business Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship
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School of Healthcare

  • Healthcare Management
  • Allied Health
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Rashtram School Of Public Leadership

  • Politics
  • Civil Society
  • Academia
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