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Today, on the birthday of our 2nd President, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, we celebrate Teachers’ Day. He chaired the “University Education Commission 1948-49“. The report was released in 1950 and gives a great insight into what our leaders envisioned about University education at the time of Independence. It is a phenomenal piece of work and can...
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Imagine a lighted diya, spreading its warmth and light throughout the room, but the wind starts to blow. A glass covering is placed over the lighted diya to protect it from winds. The covering most certainly protects the diya, but soon the glass becomes black, and it begins to fade away the diya’s light. Now...
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“We are silenced in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a belly-full of words and do not know a thing. The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education.” An excellent observation was written by the mid 19th...
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Senior business leader in the technology space, Ravi Swaminathan has joined Rishihood University as an advisor for strategic initiatives. Ravi was the President of the Personal Systems Group at Hewlett Packard and the Managing Director at AMD India. He is an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. Shobhit Mathur, founder of Rishihood University and Dean at Rashtram School of Public Leadership,...
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“If I had asked my customers what they wanted they would have said a faster horse.” This quote is attributed to Ford Motor Company’s founder, Henry Ford. Well, he obviously did not make faster horses for people but ended up building millions of cars that made commuting faster and convenient. This has stayed as a...
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The nature of educational institutions is rather very dynamic. Like everything else in this fast-changing world, educational institutions have also changed a lot not only in terms of the curriculum but also in terms of delivery of education. Among various private universities in Delhi NCR, Rishihood University stands out for being an impact-oriented initiative aimed...
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Health professions encompass a wide range of diverse careers which contribute directly and indirectly to the delivery of quality healthcare and services through the promotion of interdisciplinary communication, support and collaboration with a variety of health-care providers. The covid-19 pandemic exposed the crucial role that healthcare professionals play to prevent diseases and promote health. Public...
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“The leaders of our society have never been generals or kings but Rishis. When you are a Rishi, you become a blessing to humankind. This is Rishihood.”  Swami Vivekananda The years 2010-2014 was interesting times when leaders like Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal and Narendra Modi brought a new kind of social and political awareness that...
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If you are in the field of education you would be very familiar with the term academic freedom. It was designed to give teachers the freedom to differ in their ideology, in their thought process and to challenge the existing wisdom without fear of persecution by administrators and repercussions on their careers. This indeed was...
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Our education system has today discarded or reduced the emphasis on art, music, physical education, and healthy lifestyle which were considered as necessary education for life. Somewhere while moving with time we just tilted our focus on those areas that could be tested and we could rank our students on a measurable scale. We took...
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