Rishihood Team

We have seasoned veterans who have been with us for years or our rising stars who are just starting in their careers, every team member plays an integral role in powering our organization forward. We work collaboratively, support each other, and celebrate our successes together.

Founders & Advisors

Academic Team

Board of Studies 

Industry Board of Advisors

Academic Council

Mentors @Rishihood

Experience Team

Meet Our Founders & Advisors

Rishihood University is a collective philanthropic initiative to create a social impact. Our founders include public leaders, spiritual gurus, business leaders, educationists, social workers and more.

Board of Founders

Suresh Prabhu

Chancellor
Rajya Sabha MP & Former Union Minister

Ajay Gupta

Founder & CEO—Bachpan Play Schools, Academic Heights Public Schools and Hum Honge Kamyab Foundation

Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi

Padma Shri Awardee, Actor, Director, Writer and Historian

Dr. Chinmay Pandya

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya

H P Mangla

Entrepreneur, Educationist and Philanthropist

Kanubhai Hasmukhbhai Tailor

Padma Shri Awardee; Founder, Disable Welfare Trust of India

Motilal Oswal

Co-Founder, Managing Director and CEO, Motilal Oswal Group

Suresh Jain

Chairman and Managing Director, Intonation Research Laboratories

Rakesh Aggarwal

Founding Trustee and Co-Founder, Rishihood University

Ashok Goel

Founding Trustee, Chairman, Essel World

Vinod Mittal

Chairman and Managing Director, Balaji Group

Anurag Goel

Founding Trustee, Co-Founder and Chairman, Cactus Communications

Anil Asthana

Founding Trustee, Founder, Precision Gastroenterology

Gauranga Das Prabhu

Director, Govardhan EcoVillage.

Sajjan Agarwal

Chairman and CEO of GreenHawk Corporation

S K Arya

Chairman, JBM Group

Laxmi Narain Goel

Chairman of Suncity Projects (P) Limited

Board of Advisors

S Gurumurthy

Journalist, Writer and Chartered Accountant
Chairman-Board of Advisors, Rishihood University

J K Garg

Chairman and Managing Director, Jasch Industries.

Dr. Harsh Mahajan

Padma Shri Awardee, Radiologist, Founder and Managing Director, Mahajan Imaging

R N Prasher

Retired IAS Officer, Former Chairman, Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission

Ritu Beri

Fashion Designer, Founder, Ritu Beri Designs

Sunita Kohli

Padma Shri Awardee, Interior Designer, CEO, K2India

Tilak Chandna

Chartered Accountant, Managing Partner, TU & Co.

Raghav Garg

Promoter, Landcraft Developers (P) Ltd
Board Member, Housing Board Haryana

Rishabh Shah

Founder and President, I.I.M.U.N.

Ashok Kumar Thakur

Founder, Muni International School

Dr. Lalit B. Singhal

Former Development Commissioner SEZs, Govt. of India, Addl. DGFT, G.O.I, DG | ED | SG of EPCES,SEPC,AEPC respectively

In Loving Memory

Dr. Mahesh Gupta

Radiologist and Entrepreneur

Rishi Nityapragya

Director of Programs, Art of Living; Author

Saroj Khan

Bollywood Choregrapher

Academic Team

Suresh Prabhu

Chancellor
Rajya Sabha MP & Former Union Minister

Sahil Aggarwal

CEO, Rishihood University

Prof. Shobhit Mathur

Co-Founder and Vice Chancellor, Rishihood University

Soumya Aggarwal

COO, Rishihood University

Prof. Ravinder Pal Singh

Co-Founder, School of Entrepreneurship

Siddharth Maheshwari

Co-Founder, Newton School of Technology

Nishant Chandra

Co-Founder, Newton School of Technology

Prof. (Dr.) Sampadananda Mishra

Director, Centre for Human Sciences

Prof. (Dr.) Kirti Dutta

Dean Research, Research Cell,
Dean and Professor, School of Entrepreneurship

Prof. (Dr.) Sushil Chandra

Dean and Professor, School of Psychology and Education

Prof. (Dr.) Santhosh Kumar Kraleti

Associate Dean, School of Healthcare

Prof. Vasudev Murthy

Executive Director, School of Entrepreneurship

Prof. Aditya Trivedi

Program Director, B.Tech and Rishihood Foundation

Prof. (Dr.) Gunjan Rajput

Deputy Registrar, Office of Academic Affairs

Prof. (Dr.) Saumya Dey

Rishihood Foundation Program

Prof. (Dr.) Manjistha Banerji

Rishihood Foundation Program

Prof. (Dr.) Luxmi Tomar

Rishihood Foundation Program

Prof. Arunoday Majumder

Rishihood Foundation Program

Prof. Swaraj Dey

Rishihood Foundation Program

Pratishtha Mukherjee

Rishihood Foundation Program

Prof. (Dr.) Durgesh Rai

Rashtram School Of Public Leadership

Prof. (Dr.) Bhaskar Yempelli

Rashtram School Of Public Leadership

Prof. (Dr.) M. Chitra

School of Entrepreneurship

Prof. (Dr.) Kavita Gupta

School of Entrepreneurship

Prof. (Dr.) Sakshi Vermani

School of Psychology and Education

Prof. Richa Goenka

School of Psychology and Education

Prof. (Dr.) Kanishka Sharma

School of Psychology and Education

Prof. Poonam Nehra

School of Healthcare

Prof. Revati Jayakrishnan

School of Creativity

Prof. Pritam Lenka

School of Creativity

Prof. Archana Ranjan

School of Creativity

Prof. Suresh Bisht

School of Creativity

Prof. Vaibhav Sharma

School of Creativity

Prof. Faiyyaz Rashid Khan

School of Creativity

Prof. Girish Kumar

School of Creativity

Prof. (Dr.) Amit Kumar Das

School of Creativity

Prof. Anant Mittal

Academics Head, Newton School of Technology

Prof. (Dr.) K. Gopinath

Professor, Newton School of Technology

Prof. (Dr.) Ankur Gupta

Assistant Professor, Newton School of Technology

Gladden Rumao

Faculty, Newton School of Technology

Priya Gurjar

Teaching Assistant, Newton School of Technology

Neelabh Kumar Sharma

Centre for Human Sciences

Anusree S.L

Centre for Human Sciences

Prof. (Dr.) Akhil Singh

Centre for Human Sciences

Aacharyamitra Paroksh Sujay

Life and Spiritual Coach

Harish Chandra Kaushik

Assistant Controller of Examination

Gourav Sharma

Assistant Registrar - Academic Operations

Iraz Sharma

Manager - Academic Operations

Pankaj Ahlawat

Assistant Manager - Office of Academic Affairs

Dr. Rama Nand Malviya

University Librarian

Madhavendra Abhinandan

Asst. Librarian

Alka Siwach

Rashtram School of Public Leadership

Ritesh Dahiya

School of Entrepreneurship

Vinayshri Tripathi

Research Assistant, Research Cell

Rakesh Kaushik

School of Psychology and Education

Academic Council

Dr. Priya M. Vaidya

Head of the Department of Philosophy,
University of Mumbai

Dr. K. Parameswaran

Professor of Law
Former Dean - Academic Affairs
Former Dean - Alumni & External Relations
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
Member Academic Council, Rishihood University

Prof. Prasanna Tantri

Associate Professor of Finance
Executive Director, Center For Analytical Finance
ISB Alumni Endowment Research Fellow
Indian School of Business
Member Academic Council, Rishihood University

Dr. Swaroop Rawal

Non - Government Member of Central,
Advisory Board of Education, India
Member Academic Council, Rishihood University

Prof. Gautam R. Desiraju

Honorary Professor,
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore,
Member Academic Council, Rishihood University

Mentors @Rishihood

Sachin Gupta

Co-Founder, Probo
Derivatives Trader
Alumnus, IIM Culcutta

Dr. Siva K. Balasubramanian

Illinois ims of Tech
Prof, Illinois Technology
Harold L Stuart Endowed
Chair in Business

Vikas Gupta

Choco; Ex: Facebook, Uber, Dropbox; Indiana University

Pragya Batra

EY; Kelley School of Business

Charchill Shah

Amazon; Stanford University

Ridhima Dutta

Ex-Wipro CCLG | NMIMS Mumbai

Niharika Gupta

KPMG Global Services | Infrastructure & Climate Advisory | PPP

Yoshita Dutta

Manager at NielsenIQ

Varun Bakshi

Goldman Sachs; Ex Citi Bank

Sahil Gulati

BCG; IIM Ahmedabad

Omkar Joshi

Amazon; Univeristy of Maryland

Naina Gera

Amazon; Cornell University

Kushagra Dhingra

Amazon; Ex: BYJUs; CA

Jaya Gupta

Amazon; IIT Kanpur

Anurag Sarin

London Business School

Ankur Aggarwal

Amazon; Ex: McKinsey, A T Kearney; IIT Roorkee, IIM Calcutta

Akshit Goyal

Kellog; Ex: Novartis; BITS Pilani

Aalekh Sharan

BCG; Ex: NITI Aayog; IIT Delhi, Chicago Booth

Shreyans Mehta

IIM Calcutta; Ex: McKinsey, Citizens for Accountable Governance

Ravi Swaminathan

IIM Ahmedabad
Ex: Former MD, AMD India

Somnath Krishnaswamy

Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft

Sangram Kadam

Manager, Data Science and Analytics, Amazon

Abhishek Sharma

Director - Product Lifecycle Planning, Microsoft

Vivek Rohilla

Product, DataRobot

Avinash Panga

Senior Manager, Google

Sukhada Palkar

Former VP Data & Insights, Strella Biotechnology

Partha Somayajulu

Senior Manager, Software Engineering, Amazon

Purvi Vaidya

Senior Manager, AWS Organizations

Mihir Vaidya

Director of Engineering, Meta

Kousik Chakraborty

Senior Business Intelligence Engineer, Amazon

Kaustubh Agrahari

Software Development Engineer, Amazon

Ankit Chandra

Product Management, Amazon

Sugandha Sahay

Technology Strategy and Program Management Leader, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Abhishek Desikan

Software Development Manager, Amazon

Tarun Gupta

Senior Technical Program Manager, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Vashishta Herekal

Software Development Engineer II, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Sopan Kadam

Software Development Engineer II, Amazon

Ketan Deshpande

Software Engineer, Amazon

Abhishek Ojha

Innovation and Design Engineer, Amazon

Parag Dharap

Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft Corporation

Alok Goyal

Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft

Suresh Pillai

Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft

Mili Shah

Applied Scientist, Microsoft

Harysh Menon

Principal Product Manager Lead, Microsoft

Aakash Mathur

Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft

Visiting Faculty - Office of VC

Prof. Patrick McNamara

Community Development & Social Entrepreneurship

Dr. Shashidharan

Adjunct Professor

Visiting Faculty - School of Psychology and Education

Prof. A.G. Ramakrishnan

Former Chairperson and Professor (Retd.), Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Science

Prof. VijyaLakshmi Ramasamy

Chair and Associate Professor
Director MSCIS Program
Department of Computer Science
College of Business, Economics, and Computing

Dr. Sanjay Kumar

Oxford Brookes University

Dr. Charru Sharma

Associate Professor, University of Delhi, India

Visiting Faculty - School of Creativity

Prof. Bilal Abid

Product Design & Development

Prof. Seema Srivastava

Art and Design History

Prof. SG Ranjan

Fine Arts and Fashion (Handicrafts & Hand Looms)

Mahesh Borse

Textile Design

Giles Henry Rupert Tillotson

Indian History and Architecture

Prof. Lalit Kumar Das

Professor Emeritus, School of Creativity
MA, Royal College of Art, London

Prof. Aftab Gharda

Professor Emeritus, School of Creativity
FRSA, Birmingham City University, UK

Prof. MM Pant

Professor Emeritus, School of Entrepreneurship
University of Western Ontario, IIT Kanpur

Tim Edgar

School of Creativity
University of South Wales, Arts University Bournemouth

Joshua Enck

Furniture Design, Architecture & Sculpture

Preeti Sood

Printmaking

Ishaan Dixit

Architecture & Visual Communication

Abhijit Chand

Advertising & Marketing

Peter Boeckel

San Francisco
Experience: Intuitive, Steelcase

Arpan Yagnik

Pennsylvania
Experience: Penn State University

Sachin Behere

Singapore
Experience: Philips, Nelson

Saptarshi Prakash

Banglore
Experience: Swiggy, Zeta

Visiting Faculty - School of Entrepreneurship

Akshay Chopra

Managing Partner, Investor

Chirag Gujarati

Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Strategy

Dr. Mridula Dwivedi

Business Research

Prof. Bart Norre

Visiting Professor, Rishihood University

Dr. Umesh Menon

Sr. International Investment and Finance Expert at UNIDO

Dr. Kavita Saxena

Faculty at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India

Dr. Vetri Selvi

Associate Professor, Department of Management, Mettu University

CA Sandeep Kapoor

Chartered Accountant and visiting faculty at The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

CA Rajeev Puri

Chartered Accountant and visiting faculty

Muthuraman Thirunavukkarasu

Visiting faculty, Rishihood University

Dr. Ferojuddin M. A. Khan

Director at S&F Commerce Academy

Dr. Radhika Lunawat

Associate Professor
Accounting, UCI Paul Merage School of Business,
University of California

Dr. Ramakrishna Dantu

Assistant Professor,
California State University,
Sacramento College of Business Administration

Adjunct/Visiting Faculty - School of Healthcare

Dr. Sanjeev Upadhaya

Member - SHF, Former Health Specialist, UNICEF and USAID

Dr. Shashank Kraleti

Senior Vice President at UAMS, USA

Dr. Amit Samarth

Director - TigerMan Sports Pvt Ltd

Sonika Raj Goel

Adjunct Faculty, Public Health Masters Program

Sidra Farooqui

Junior Research Associate, Visiting Faculty

Adjunct Faculty - NST CS&AI

Dr. Parag Singla

Professor, Department of Computer Science, Indian Instiute of Technology Delhi

Dr. Siddhartha Jayanti

Research Scientist at Google Research and AI; United States
PhD, MIT Boston

Dr. Kishor S. Trivedi

Hudson Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University

Dr. Prasad Jayanti

Professor and Former Head of Computer Science at Dartmouth

Dr. Karthik Mohan

Affiliate Professor, University of Washington

Gita Pendharkar

Lecturer/Senior Teacher, RMIT University, Australia

Experience Team

Dr. Lalit Kumar Jain

Vice President - Operations

Nirmala Samant

Director - Operational Excellence

Anju Jayraj

Director - Outreach & Marketing

Rupesh Sinha

Director - Admissions

Abhishek Nand

Chief of Staff to CEO

Sandeep Sarmah

Chief of Staff to Founder's office

Pooja Kaur

Assistant Director - Outreach

Mohit Singh

Assistant Director - VC Office

Sumit Kumar

EA to Chancellor

Dhruv Govind

Head of Content, Founder's Office

Harish Menon

Business Development Manager, Founder's Office

Shikha Tyagi

Senior Associate, Founder's Office

Nikhil K Shandelya

Digital Marketing Executive, Founder's Office

Naman Sachdeva

Associate, Founder's Office

Prakhar Sharma

Manager - Research and Administration

Aravind Natarajan

Manager, Policy Programs - VC Office

Anupam Shekhawat

Senior Manager, COO Office

Archit Chopra

Assistant Registrar - Admin

Vidheeta Mathur

Assistant Registrar - HR and Accounts

Mohit Sharma

Senior Manager - General Admin

Harsh Munjal

Senior Manager - Admin

Neeraj Saini

Senior Manager - Accounts

Umang Suri

Deputy manager - HR

Dalveer Singh Jadon

Assistant Manager - HR & Admin

Sonam Gupta

Assistant Manager - Front Office

Rahul Yadav

Accounts Executive, Operations

Bishal Tamang

Senior Sports Manager

Mandeep Balyan

Swimming Coach Cum Life Guard

Harbir Singh

Life Guard - Swimming

Santosh Pandey

Deputy Manager, Housing

Chanda Thakur

Warden, Housing

Sanjay Thakur

Manager - IT Support

Abhishek Chauhan

Assistant Manager - IT Support

Arti Sharma

Manager - Branding & Communications

Manjit Singh

Manager - Branding & Communications

Vanita Yadav Maan

Manager - Branding & Communications

Tinku Saini

Graphic Designer - Branding & Communications

Manish Upadhyay

Assistant Manager - Branding & Communications

Akshay Kumar Dhanwal

Assistant Manager - Branding & Communications

Sailaja Prasad Mohanty

General Manager - Outreach & Marketing

Deepak Kumar

Assistant Manager - Outreach and Marketing

Shivali Grant

Senior Manager - Admissions

Saurabh Basu

Manager - Admissions

Priyanka Sahay

Manager - Admissions

Tanu Saini

Assistant Manager - Admissions

Pradyumn Kumar Gupta

Assistant Manager - Admissions

Vishal Chaudhary

Assistant Manager - Admissions

Nishi Sharma

Program Advisor - Admissions

Yashika Bhatnagar

Program Advisor - Admissions

Aatiriya Lal

Program Advisor - Admissions

Ankit Singh

Tele counsellor - Admissions

Mohit Bansal

Communication Associate - Policy Vertical

Yogesh Kumar Rattewal

Manager - Career Advancement Cell

Tarisha Patwa

Graduate Success Manager - Career Advancement Cell

Ashima Sharma

Assistant Manager - Talent Transformation

Purnima Sharma

Assistant Manager - Talent Transformation

Puja Singh

School of Entrepreneurship

Mohit Choudhary

Senior Manager - RishiEd

Sandhya Singh

Deputy Manager - Admissions

Aparna Patel

Associate Manager- RishiEd

Nikhil Kumar Arya

Community Manager - RishiEd

Aryan Shukla

Senior Associate - Operations, Newton School of Technology

Aparna Bhalla

Marketing Manager, Newton School of Technology

Independent Directors and Ambassadors

Daksh Gupta

Director

Tijay Gupta

Director

Krishnan Sharma

Ambassador

Rosy Ahuja

Ambassador

Infrastructure Team

Saurabh Gupta

Architect

Vikas Garg

Project Management Consultant

Board of Studies - School of Creativity

Prof. Suresh Sethi

Professor and James Avery Endowed Chair. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Prof. Sudhakar Nadkarni

Design Education Pioneer; Founder of Industrial Design Centre (IDC) at IIT Bombay

Prof. Roger Connah

Professor at Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Carleton University, Canada

Amardeep Bhel

Educator & Visual Communication Designer

Anupama Singh

Artist & Textile designer working closely with artisan’s clusters under Development Commissioner of Handicrafts.

Prof. Promil Pande

Educator | Design Consultant

Prof. Simrun Sethi

Faculty - Industrial Design, School of Art and Design + Gies College of Business University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Board of Studies - School of Psychology and Education

Prof. (Dr.) Saroj Sharma

Chairperson, National Institute of Open Schooling, India

Prof. (Dr.) Purnima Singh

Institute Chair Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi

Prof. A.G. Ramakrishnan

Former Chairperson and Professor (Retd.), Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Science

Prof. (Dr.) Aarti Srivastava

Professor Deptt. Of Higher and Professional Education NIEPA, Delhi

Dr. Shilpa Pandit

Associate Professor, Psychology
Ahmedabad University, Gujrat

Board of Studies - School of Entrepreneurship

Mukesh Gulati

Advisor at Foundation for MSME Clusters | MBA IIM Lucknow

Anubha Prasad

General Manager, Small Industries Development Bank of India

Board of Studies - School of Healthcare

Dr. Akhil Banerjea

Virologist and Emeritus Scientist, National Institute of Immunology

Dr. R K Srivastava

Professor Consultant and Head, Dept of Burns and Plastic Surgery. PGIMER and Dr RML Hospital

Industry Board of Advisors - School of Creativity

Bindoo Ranjan

NID, Delhi

Christine Rai

India INC

Rajat Sharma

Chaos India

Danny Lane

Danny Lane

Anuj Prasad

Desmania

Bikram Mitra

DesignXDesign | Kohler India

Amit Vadhera

Timothy Oulton

Hardesh Chawla

Essentia Environments

Vinay Kumar Verma

Chief HRD, ONGC

Mandira Malik

Buying Agents Association | Something Else

Industry Board of Advisors - School of Entrepreneurship

Shilpa Ajwani

unomantra

Aditi Olemann

Myelin Foundry

Amit Mishra

ID8 Ventures

Pankaj Dubey

DSPIN Consulting Pvt. Ltd.

Biju Misra

Director, Corporate Business Services/Automation CoE,
Enbridge Inc.

Ajay Surana

Co-Founder iXcelrate Pte. Ltd.,
RU Member - Industry Board of Advisors

Sanjeev Chourasia

Portfolio Leader, North America, Quantiphi
Co-Founder & Mentor of Public Incubator Inc.

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