Suresh Prabhu, former union minister and MP, has joined Rishihood University, Sonipat as the 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,” said a statement from the university. Prabhu is currently India’s emissary to the G20 Summits.
Speaking on his new role, Prabhu 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. 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 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.