Welcome to the Office of the Dean Culture at Rishihood University!

At Rishihood University, we believe that academic success is inseparable from personal growth and character development. The office of the Dean Culture works towards fostering a vibrant and enriching university culture that enables every student to thrive and excel. Its mission is to create an environment where learning goes beyond the classroom, where character is nurtured, and where the bonds of community are strengthened.

The Vision

Enforcing a Thriving

We are dedicated to upholding and enforcing the vision of our university culture. This vision encompasses academic excellence, personal growth, and community engagement.

Living the Rishihood Ideology

We are committed to bringing the ideology of Rishihood University to life. This ideology promotes holistic development, ethical values, and a sense of purpose in every student.


We provide ongoing strategies for effectively communicating and nurturing our university’s unique culture to both staff and students. This ensures that everyone in our community is aligned with our values and mission.

What We Do?


Workshops and Training

We offer workshops, training sessions, and valuable resources to support our staff and students in building and embodying the culture of Rishihood University.

Student Clubs and Committees

We establish, manage, and coach various student clubs and committees, including the Rishihood Students Community, to empower students to actively contribute to our university’s growth.

University-Wide Events

We plan and evaluate university-wide events that focus on student development, university culture, parent/community involvement, and more. These events enhance the overall university experience.

Student Support

We collaborate with various student-related functions, such as Wardens, Proctors, Counselors, and Medical Practitioners, to ensure the well-being and success of our students.

Healthy Living

We encourage healthy living and foster positive relationships among students and the campus community. A supportive and nurturing environment is key to personal and academic growth.

Parent Engagement

We maintain open lines of communication with parents to keep them informed and involved in their child’s educational journey as and when required.

Orientation Ceremony

We organize the orientation ceremony for incoming students, setting the stage for their Rishihood University experience and introducing them to our unique culture.

Rishihood Core Values Explanatory Notes

Curiosity (उत्सुकता utsukatā)

Curiosity is an essential quality that drives us to seek out new experiences, ideas, and knowledge. It is the impulse that pushes us to explore, to question, to experiment, and to learn. Without curiosity, we would remain stagnant and uninterested in the world around us. It inspires creativity and innovation, and allows us to approach life with an open mind, to be receptive to different perspectives, and even to embrace uncertainty. It fosters a culture of learning and improvement and can help organizations to adapt and evolve in a rapidly changing world.

Curiosity can be cultivated:
-by encouraging others to ask questions and to explore topics that interest them
-by following discipline of open-minded approach to learning and exploration
-by seeking out new experiences and opportunities to learn
-by fostering willingness to take risks and to accept the possibility of failure or disappointment
-by exposing oneself to diverse perspectives and ideas
-by continuously seeking answers to “why” about things one encounters in one’s daily life
-by practicing active listening and showing genuine interest in others perspectives and

Humility (विनम्रता vinamratā)

Humility is the quality of being humble, modest, and respectful towards others. Humility is the opposite of arrogance, pride, and self-importance, and it is often associated with positive characteristics such as kindness, empathy, and generosity. A perfect humility is the condition for all success.

As a core value Humility encourages us to approach the world with an open mind, a willingness to learn, and a respect for others. It is a quality that can help us to live more fulfilling lives and to build stronger, more compassionate communities.

Humility can be inculcated:
-by practicing gratitude
-by active listening or by being attentive to what others are saying
-by learning from mistakes that one has committed
-by expressing empathy and being kind and compassionate to others
-by remaining open to others feedback and taking constructive criticism as an opportunity to
grow and learn.
-by serving others
-by self-reflection
-most importantly, by growing more and more conscious that the Divine is all powerful and one
is nothing and can do nothing without the Divine’s will.

Empathy (समानुभूतिः samānubhūtiḥ)

Empathy is seen as sensitivity to the affective experiences of others or a willingness or tendency to put oneself in another person’s place. Empathy is seen as a means of cultivating compassion and love for all beings, and being united with the one consciousness.

For cultivating empathy one can practice:
-by developing oneness within
-by refining one’s sensitiveness to all
-by practicing compassion
-by developing deeper understanding of oneself and others
-by fostering true love for oneself and others

Courage (साहसम् sāhasam)

True courage, in its deepest sense, is to be able to face everything, everything in life, from the smallest things to the greatest, from material things to things of the spirit, without a shudder, without physically . . . without the heart beginning to beat faster, without the nerves trembling, without the slightest emotion in any part of the being. Face everything with a constant awareness of the Divine Presence, a total self giving to the Divine, and the whole being unified in this will; then you can go forward in life and face anything whatever.


For cultivating courage one make effort to:
-develop calmness within
-recognise one’s mistakes
-develop equanimity
-be open and frank and generous
-be free from all selfishness
-be free from all kinds of fears and weaknesses

Truthfulness (सत्यपरायणता satyaparāyaṇatā)

If one wishes to experience the Divine within, being truthful is an absolute necessity. When there is truthfulness then there is true and pure love in the heart, infallible knowledge in the mind, invincible strength and power in the vital being, and beauty and harmony in the body.

Cultivating truthfulness demands much sincerity and patience in the effort. But one can do that by following the discipline of:

-honesty, integrity, self-reflection, forgiveness, intense seeking for the truth, meditative silence and many other similar qualities.

Integrity (सत्यस्थता satyasthatā)

Integrity is a fundamental quality that is highly valued in all aspects of life. It involves being honest, trustworthy, and having strong moral principles, and most importantly, staying true to oneself and one’s values, and being consistent in one’s actions, words, and beliefs.By demonstrating integrity, individuals can build strong relationships, earn the respect of others, and establish a positive reputation in their personal and professional lives.

Inculcating integrity requires a combination of self-awareness, high standards, honesty, respect, consistency, responsibility, and seeking feedback. By practicing these principles consistently, one can develop a strong sense of integrity that will serve well in all aspects of one’s life.

Collaboration (सहयोगिता sahayogitā)

Collaboration is a powerful tool for any impactful work. In harmonious collaboration and reciprocal goodwill much good work can be accomplished. Harmonious collaboration is essential for achieving success in many spheres of life. It requires effective communication, mutual understanding, respect for diversity, and a willingness to work towards a shared vision. By working together harmoniously, individuals can achieve better results, build stronger relationships, and create a more positive and productive environment.

Discipline (अनुशासनम् anuśāsanam)

Discipline helps develop the enduring power of life. Without discipline no progress can take place. It is a vital aspect of personal and professional development, as it helps individuals to stay focused, organized, and motivated. Following discipline involves setting clear goals, creating a routine, self-awareness, developing good habits, and prioritizing responsibilities. By cultivating discipline, individuals can achieve greater success, maximize their potential, and live a more fulfilling life.

Joyfulness (हर्षोत्फुल्लता harṣotphullatā)

Joyfulness is a state of happiness, contentment, and positivity that comes from within. It involves finding joy in the present moment, cultivating a sense of gratitude, and developing a positive mindset. By cultivating joyfulness, individuals can improve their overall well-being, enhance their relationships, and lead a more fulfilling life.

To cultivate joyfulness one can:
-have a positive outlook towards life
-practice gratitude
-find joy in every little thing
-appreciate nature
-engage in activities that bring joy and happiness

Caring (पर्यवेक्षा paryavekṣā)

Caring is a vital component of healthy relationships and an essential aspect of being human. It involves showing concern, compassion, and support for others, and it can take many different forms. By practicing caring behaviors, we can foster deeper connections with those around us and promote greater well-being for ourselves and others. Taking care of our own physical, emotional, and mental health is an important aspect of self-care, which can help us be better
equipped to care for others.

Caring is not limited to our relationships with other people. We can also show care for animals, the environment, and even ourselves.

Developing a caring nature is a process that takes time and effort. By practicing self-care, empathy, kindness, presence, gratitude, and forgiveness, one can cultivate a more caring nature towards oneself and others.

Simplicity (सरलता saralatā)

Simplicity is a state of being simple or uncomplicated, straightforward, and easily understood. Where there is simplicity there are no unnecessary complexities from one’s life, and one is able to focus on what truly matters. Simplicity is an essential aspect of a fulfilling life that can help us improve our well-being, and cultivate deeper connections with ourselves and others. Being simple means focusing on what truly matters in life and prioritizing the essential over the non- essential.

For cultivating simplicity one needs to focus on:

-the higher purpose of life and the greater good
-acquiring as less as things necessary for life
-being frank, straightforward and generous

Loyalty (निष्ठापरता niṣṭhāparatā)

Loyalty demands commitment, faithfulness, and dedication. It involves being reliable and dependable, upholding the values and mission of the organization, and going above and beyond to meet the needs of the organization and of all those who are part of it.

Cultivating loyalty involves being rooted in higher values, building trust, showing appreciation, being reliable, offering support, and building a strong sense of community.

At Rishihood University, the Office of the Dean Culture is dedicated to creating an inclusive, nurturing, and growth-oriented environment that enables every student to reach their full potential. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our initiatives, programs, and the vibrant culture we cultivate here at Rishihood University.

Together, we build not only successful careers but also purposeful lives.