Shri Suresh Prabhu joins as the Founding chancellor in the Rishihood University, India’s first impact-oriented university. He shall offer a great guidance and assistance to the success of the university with his extensive experience in politics and nation-building.
Shri Suresh Prabhu was serving in the Union Power, Railway, Commerce & Industry, and Civil Aviation Ministries. He has been credited with many renowned achievements in diplomacy and governance. He is presently the India’s Respected Emissary to the G20 Summits. Many times, he has been elected to Lok Sabha and is an active member of Rajya Sabha. He has been consistently featured in the list of top five ministers, in terms of performance and accessibility.
Joining the university, he said that “It gives me immense pleasure to offer my experience to lead and nurture a future-ready wave of talented youth in India, with the unparalleled potential to usher a new-age of development. We are currently navigating an unprecedented turning point in human history which will require all of us to innovate and collaborate like never before”.
Rishihood University is one of some private universities in India to appoint a founding chancellor who is not associated with ownership of the university. The university has adopted several methods to ensure great governance with transparency, especially to deal in difficult times such as covid pandemic.
The Founders include prominent educationists, entrepreneurs, public leaders such as Ajay Gupta, CEO of Bachpan Play Schools (chain of 1000+ playschools) and Academic Heights Public Schools (chain of 100+ formal K12 schools), Maj General (retd) DN Khurana who also continues to be on the board of Indian Institute of Management (Lucknow), Dr. Harsh Mahajan, Padma Shri awardee and the President of the Indian Radiology & Imaging Association (IRIA). Other prominent advisors include. HP Mangla, JK Garg, Dr. Madhukar Gupta, Mahesh Gupta, R N Prasher, Rakesh Aggarwal, Ritu Beri, Saroj Khan, Dr. Shenoy Robinson, Sunita Kohli & Tilak Chandna.
Mr. Sahil Agarwal, Co-Founder and CEO, Rishihood University, said that “It is truly an honor to welcome aboard Shri Suresh Prabhu Ji as the Founding Chancellor here at Rishihood University. He will surely enable us to actualize our long term vision of revitalizing higher education and impact-oriented development in India. We are extremely proud to be associated with such a distinguished individual”.
The Rishihood University plans to launch the School of Creativity, School of Education, School of Entrepreneurship and School of Healthcare for its first batch of students commencing from September 2020. The university also has partnerships with other universities starting with Kyungdong University, South Korea.