About Us

Who we are

Rishihood is India’s first social-impact university. Our academic areas include creativity, entrepreneurship, education, healthcare, and public leadership. Rishihood’s multi-disciplinary style ensures that we nurture a generation of leaders who can bring a positive change in the world.

The university believes in an ‘ecosystem’ approach to learning rather than isolated training and research. Therefore, Rishihood actively engages and nurtures an ecosystem for our academic areas as well as for the larger growth of the nation and society.

Our learning environment inspires people to achieve ‘Rishihood’. Our programs and projects are designed so that each person associated with the university is motivated to contribute to society in a positive way.


The leaders of our society have never been generals or kings but Rishis. When you are a Rishi, you become a blessing to mankind. This is Rishihood.

Swami Vivekananda

The name Rishihood signifies the state of being a Rishi and is derived from Swami Vivekananda’s inspirational discourse.

Swami Vivekananda is the philosophical mentor to Rishihood University. His ideas motivate us to conceive a paradigm of education where we prepare ‘Rishis’ – people who become a blessing to mankind through their thoughts and actions.

He was a visionary monk and social reformer. In his short life of 39 years, he had travelled the world to spread the message of peace, written 9 volumes on deep knowledge on philosophy, education, religion, nation and much more. After 150 years of his birth, he continues to inspire, guide and move people.


Soumya Aggarwal

COO, Rishihood University

Mohit Choudhary

Project Manager - RishiEd

Aparna Patel

Project Coordinator - RishiEd

Puja Singh

Project Coordinator - RishiEd

Aravind Natarajan

Project Coordinator - RishiEd

Soumya Banerjee

Manager - Alumni Relations
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