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Suresh Prabhu Joins Rishihood University As Founding Chancellor

Suresh Prabhu has formerly served the Union Power, Railway, Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Ministries.

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Rishihood University, India’s impact-oriented university, announces the on-boarding of Suresh Prabhu today, as Founding Chancellor. With his extensive experience across the vast spectrum of politics and nation-building, he will offer his profound leadership and guidance to the future success of Rishihood University. 

Credited with many illustrious achievements in diplomacy and governance, Suresh Prabhu has formerly served the Union Power, Railway, Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Ministries. He is currently India’s Respected Emissary to the G20 Summits. On numerous occasions, he has been elected to the Lok Sabha and is an active member of the Rajya Sabha, consistently featured in the list of top five ministers, in terms of performance and accessibility.

Suresh Prabhu, newly appointed Founding Chancellor, Rishihood University, said, “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 a handful of private universities in India to appoint a founding chancellor who is not associated with ownership of the university. With a strong focus on the development of an autonomous and meritocratic governance model, a key objective is to foster an inspired and motivated culture, driving long-lasting innovation and impact. The university has adopted a board-driven approach to ensure the execution of a transparent governance model, especially necessary in such trying times of disruption unleashed by COVID-19.  

Founders include eminent educationists, entrepreneurs, public leaders such as Ajay Gupta, CEO of Bachpan Play Schools (chain of 1000+ playschools) and Academic Heights Public Schools (chain of over 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 and Tilak Chandna. 

Speaking on the momentous occasion, Sahil Agarwal, Co-Founder and CEO, Rishihood University, said, “It is truly an honour to welcome aboard Shri Suresh Prabhu Ji as the Founding Chancellor here at Rishihood University. He will surely enable us to actualise our long term vision of revitalising higher education and impact-oriented development in India. We are extremely proud to be associated with such a distinguished individual”  

Targeting the commencement of its first batch of students in September 2020, Rishihood University will launch the School of Creativity, School of Education, School of Entrepreneurship and School of Healthcare. The admission process for the first batch of students looking to apply for UG & PG Programs has already been initiated. The university has also initiated the process towards rapid internationalization through partnerships with select Universities across the world with the first of these partnerships with Kyungdong University, South Korea.   

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