Shobhit Mathur

shobhit@rashtram.org

Shobhit Mathur

Co-Founder & Dean

Biography

Shobhit holds B Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay. He completed his MS Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington in 2006. After a brief stint of volunteering in Suriname, he joined Amazon.com as a database engineer in Seattle. Along with his day job, he volunteered for many Hindu faith-based organizations in the USA. After completing 5 years in the USA, he returned to India to to pursue his calling & contribute to motherland. He first started his stint with Youth For Seva, to connect youth to society through volunteering & lowering barriers for their participation in nation-building.

After scaling YFS nationally, he decided to go back to school and did his MBA from the Indian School of Business. He stepped out of the placement process and established Vision India Foundation with his friends from various IITs. VIF was aimed at engaging bright young minds in policymaking and governance. After 5 years, VIF transformed into the Rashtram School of Public Leadership. Shobhit heads it as the founding Dean.

You can reach him at shobhit@rashtram.org.

Education

  • PGP (Management & Public Policy Analysis), Indian School of Business
  • MS (Computer Science), University of Washington
  • B Tech (Computer Science), IIT Bombay

Publications

Why the name ‘Rashtram’?

Our idea of Rashtra is the land, the people, their...
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Sri Rama’s Lessons on Public Leadership

The beauty of the Indian epics is that they are...
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Sri Krishna – An Immortal Civilisational Leader

Right through Krishna's life, he faced adversity but each time...
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Why do we Need a Systemic Transformation in India?

Most of today’s systems and institutions are a legacy of...
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Fusing the Shaktis to Reawaken India

India, one of the world’s most ancient living civilizations is...
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Can Leaders be Created?

“Can leaders be created ?”. The answer is “yes, if...
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