Shobhit Mathur

Vice Chancellor

Shobhit Mathur holds B Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay. He completed his MS Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington in 2006. After a brief stint of volunteering in Suriname, he joined Amazon as a database engineer in Seattle. Along with his day job, he volunteered for many Hindu faith-based organizations in the USA. After completing 5 years in the USA, he returned to India to pursue his calling & contribute to the motherland. He first started his stint with Youth For Seva, to connect youth to society through volunteering & lowering barriers for their participation in nation-building.

After scaling YFS nationally, he decided to go back to school and did his MBA from the Indian School of Business. He stepped out of the placement process and established the Vision India Foundation with his friends from various IITs. VIF was aimed at engaging bright young minds in policy making and governance. After 5 years, VIF transformed into Rishihood University. Shobhit heads the Rashtram School of Public Leadership at Rishihood as the founding Dean. He played a key role in conceiving and building Rishihood University and now heads it as the Vice Chancellor. 

From pursuing an international corporate career to building a grassroots volunteering movement to creating a higher education institution, Shobhit carries a rich experience. He intends to bring all his education and work experience together and reinvent higher education to serve the needs of the society, nation and the world. 


  • PGP Management (Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Public Policy), Indian School of Business
  • MS (Computer Science and Engineering), University of Washington
  • B Tech (Computer Science and Engineering), IIT Bombay
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