Shobhit Mathur

Co-Founder and Vice Chancellor, Rishihood University

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 at their Seattle headquarters. Shobhit’s role at Amazon was to help it transition from an e-commerce to a technology company. After completing 5 years in the USA, he returned to India to pursue his calling & contribute to his motherland. He first started his stint with Youth For Seva (YFS), 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. 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 of building mission driven projects. 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. He has an avid research interest in technology, education, and public policy. He writes often in leading newspapers and speaks on many international platforms on these issues.

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