Rishihood’s Flagship PG Diploma in Leadership

Your Launchpad to create social impact

Program Overview

  • Eligibility: Graduates and young professionals with at least 2 years of experience
  • Programme Duration: 1 Year 
  • Programme Format: Full-time residential (In-person expert mentor sessions +  internship)
  • Specialisations: Media & Culture, Public Policy & Strategy, Politics & Government, Development & CSR
  • Learning & Living Framework: Real-world problem solving, mentor guidance, integrated projects, interaction with policymakers and parliamentarians
  • Dharmic & Integrative approach: Brings together the self, community, society, nation, and global perspective to advance ‘conscious’ development

Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduate in any stream from a recognised university
  • Young professional with at least 2 years of work experience
  • Commitment to contribute to society and nation building
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      Program Overview

      • Eligibility: Graduates and young professionals with at least 2 years of experience
      • Programme Duration: 1 Year 
      • Programme Format: Full-time residential (In-person expert mentor sessions +  internship)
      • Specialisations: Media & Culture, Public Policy & Strategy, Politics & Government, Development & CSR
      • Learning & Living Framework: Real-world problem solving, mentor guidance, integrated projects, interaction with policymakers and parliamentarians
      • Dharmic & Integrative approach: Brings together the self, community, society, nation, and global perspective to advance ‘conscious’ development

      Eligibility Criteria

      • Graduate in any stream from a recognised university
      • Young professional with at least 2 years of work experience
      • Commitment to contribute to society and nation building

      Why PG Diploma in Leadership

      Your Launchpad to create social impact

      A professional 9-5 job seems like a dream once you graduate from college. It provides a stable routine life, regular pay, and a promise to climb up the hierarchy. Now that all is settled, there is still something missing. A feeling that you are made for bigger things in life. A desire to make an impact. And the passion to contribute to lasting change. 

      You take steps to improve yourself every day and often think about the world around you. But where do you start your journey? A courageous shift to follow your higher calling requires phenomenal transformation. And we are here to help you realise this dream. 

      Rishihood’s PG Diploma in Leadership aligns your inner self with the community, society, nation, and the world.

      Duration: 11 Months | Starts: October 2022 | Tuition: Rs.6L [Scholarships available] | Food & Hostel: Rs.1.5L

       

      Specialisations

      Politics and Government

      • Managing the Politics of policymaking
      • Art of communication – Public Speaking & Debating
      • Modern Indian Socio-Political History
      • Public leaders and movements

      Development and CSR

      • Structure & Governance of Non-profits
      • Public Leaders & Movements
      • International trade and development
      • Grant writing & Impact Evaluation

      Public Policy and Strategy

      • Managing Public finance
      • Managing the Politics of policymaking
      • Competitive Strategy
      • International trade and development

      Media and Culture

      • Languages and literary classics of India
      • Visual Storytelling (Digital)
      • Art of communication – Public Speaking & Debating
      • Public Leaders & Movements

      Learning Journey Timeline

      Learning Journey Timeline

      Career Options Post PGDL

      Public Policy

      Media Management

      Corporate Social Responsibility

      Development Sector Professional

      Government Consulting

      Political Consulting

      Programme Pillars

      Self Transformation

      Discover your inner calling 

      Immersive Learning

      Solve real world problems

      Global Outlook 

      Enable conscious and holistic development

      Curriculum

      Connect the self to the world
      LEARNING DIMENSIONS

      Leadership that fills the gaps in the conventional curriculum

      • Knowing Oneself
      • Building Intellectual Capacity
      • Developing Interpersonal Intelligence
      • Honing Leadership Skills
      PEDAGOGY

      Learn from expert mentors and live as a conscious leader

      • Samshodhana: Self Exploration, Research, Mentor Guidance
      • Samvada: Expert Discussions, Structured Debate, Peer Engagement
      • Yatra: Field Trips, Internship, Integrated Project
      LIFE SKILLS

      Grow holistically and be ready for life and the workplace

      • Jigyasa: Curiosity to delve deeper into yourself and the world
      • Chikeersha: Courage to take inspired action
      • Anand: Bliss of being centred and aligned

      Programme Outcomes

      Leaders grounded in Indic Knowledge Systems. Having transformed themselves, ready to transform the world.

      PRACTICAL, HANDS-ON SKILLS IN CHOSEN AREAS

      The programme is action oriented and designed to give learners practical skills that will make them valuable in their chosen areas.

       

      SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS DURING CRISIS

      Learners will be prepared to handle themselves and their problems using a balanced approach so that they can successfully navigate the challenges they are likely to face in a leadership role.

       

      AN AUTHENTIC, INDIC LEADERSHIP STYLE

      Ability to lead with clarity, conviction, courage, and compassion while being rooted in Indian culture and knowledge traditions which will give learners a unique identity and mental stability.

      A MENTAL REPOSITORY OF IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES

      Learners will have many immersive experiences throughout the programme which they will carry with them as memories of lived experiences giving them a real-world perspective on key topics of public interest.

      AN EXPANDED PROFESSIONAL NETWORK

      Graduates will stay connected with influential leaders, academics, and social influencers and through them find relevant career opportunities.

       

      A NETWORK OF LIFELONG MENTORS TO GUIDE YOU

      As learners go through the programme, they will have access to a cloud of mentors who are experts in various fields – this access to experiential wisdom of successful people will have a positive constructive effect on the learners understanding of key topics.

      A SHARPER AND CLEARER PROBLEM-SOLVING LOGIC

      Learners will walk away with the ability to apply deep thinking and clear logic to any problem using powerful problem-solving frameworks and derive actionable insights that help to move forward the agenda of progress.

      AN INCLUSIVE INDIC WORLDVIEW

      A broader and more refined worldview and a balanced view of Indian and world history, culture, geopolitics, and social dynamics which will lead to more holistic solutions for the future.

       

      THE ABILITY TO CREATE CHANGE

      Practiced and perfected leadership skills of influencing minds through speaking and writing.

      Faculty & Mentors

      Comprises leaders from various domains & field experts to help nurture our learners in their journey of becoming leaders

      DR MUKUL ASHER

      Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore | PhD in Economics from Washington State University

      Dr Mala Kapadia

      Professor, Rashtram School of Public Leadership | Director, Center for Wellbeing and Wellness | Masters and Doctorate in Psychology and Literature | Author: ‘Heart Skills: Emotional Intelligence for Work & Life | Former Adjunct Faculty, SP Jain School of Global Management, Dubai, Singapore, Sydney, Mumbai.

      DR SAUMYA DEY

      Professor, Rashtram School of Public Leadership | PhD at the Center for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

      Aravindan Neelakandan

      Renowned writer, Co-Author of 'Breaking India'- bestseller book

      Shobhit Mathur

      Co-Founder and Vice Chancellor, Rishihood University |Database engineer, Amazon.com, Seattle| PGP (Management & Public Policy Analysis), Indian School of Business |MS (Computer Science), University of Washington | B Tech (Computer Science), IIT Bombay

      Vinayak Lohani

      Founder & Chief, Parivaar | B.Tech, IIT, Kharagpur | MBA ,IIM, Calcutta

      AMI GANATRA

      Management Professional| PGD in Business Administration from IIM Ahmedabad | Author - Mahabharata Unravelled: Lesser-known facets of a well-known History/Ramayana Unravelled: Lesser-known facets of Rishi Valmiki's epic

      PRADEEP BHANDARI

      Chief Executive Officer and Founder at Jan Ki Baat | Indian Journalist | Author | Bachelor of Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology

      SANJAY PULLIPAKKA

      Senior Fellow at the Delhi Policy Group, India | Former Senior Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum Library | Former Senior Consultant at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

      DR BHAKTI DEVI

      Professor, Rashtram School of Public Leadership | Founding President Water Resources Council, WICCI

      Dr Sampadananda Mishra

      Professor at Rashtram School of Public Leadership | Writes, speaks, and researches on topics related to Sanskrit, Indian Culture, Spirituality, and Yoga.

      Sreejit Datta

      Director, Centre for Civilisational Studies | Mentor & Assistant Professor at Rashtram | Junior Research Fellow for Centre for Comparative Literature, Visva Bharati, Shantiniketan| Bachelor of Science - Statistics , St. Xavier's College , Kolkata | Master of Arts - Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata| Vocalist player, specializing in Rabindra sangeet and Hindustani music

      G V Pranav Vasishta

      Researcher on Dharmaśāstra-s and the Constitution of India | Author, Teacher at ‘Pūrṇapramati’ Ex-IIIT Hyderabad

      Suresh Prabhu

      Chancellor, Rishihod University | Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha | India’s Sherpa to the G7 and G20 | Chartered Accountant | Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) | Member of the Board of Advisors of India’s International Movement to the United Nations

      PRASHANT SINGH

      Professor & Director of Center for Innovation in Governance | B.Tech. (Hons.) in Electrical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur | PGDM from IIM Bangalore

      VISHNU SWAMINATHAN

      Co-Founder, Director at Nourishing Schools Foundation | Leadership Coach (PCC)

      SHANTANU GUPTA

      Founder - The Ramayana School | Author | TV Panelist Political Analyst | Engineering degree, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology | Masters in Governance and Development, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, United Kingdom

      Admission Process

      1

      APPLICATION

      2

      APTITUDE Test

       

      3

      INTERVIEW

      4

      RESULT

      Life on Campus

      Placement Sectors

      Testimonials

      • Shri Pradeep Bhandari
        Founder and CEO
        Jan Ki Baat
      • J Sai Deepak
        Author and Litigator
      • Prasad Bhopale
        Learner
      • Suprabha Sharma
        Learner
      • Prof Swathi Ram
        Guest Faculty
      • Dhawan Jagirdar
        Learner
      • Sanket Kalambe
        Learner
      • Someshwar Gurumath
        Learner
      • Simran Parmar
        Learner
      • Humility and intellectual integrity are the hallmarks of true scholarship. We are glad to see the students from Rishihood University fit the description accurately. We are also pleased to observe that students are driven to a larger purpose of nation-building. The effort of the University team is visible in the aptitude, attitude and work ethic of the students.

        We congratulate the Rishihood university on its endeavours. We will be looking forward to receiving more students as our partners and employees—Jai Maa Bharati ki.

        Saikrishna BVS
        CEO Pinaca Technologies
      • Being at Rishihood was a quite a fulfilling and special experience for me – a novel experiment that involves the use of education for cultural awakening.
        The curriculum including pedagogical innovation tries to bring elements of our civilizational legacy in the learning. The enthusiasm and exuberance of the students, the concept of the architecture, and the use of space including the utility of the cafeteria where the process of learning gets extended beyond the classrooms make the setting a special one. It was beautiful experience, being a part of Rishihood.

        Dr Akhilesh Pathak
        Assistant Professor (Sociology)
        Lakshmibai College
        The University of Delhi.

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