SALIENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE FACULTY
The faculty of the Department have undertaken projects in the areas of mental retardation, dyslexia, examination anxiety, hypertension, epilepsy, drug abuse, cognition in disabled children, belief systems, ageing, organizational processes personality assessment etc. sponsored by NCERT, ICSSR, ICMR, UGC, DRDO and other funding agencies. They are actively involved in academic interactions at national and international seminars and conferences. Some notable accomplishments of the faculty include the following: Late Prof. H.C. Ganguli was nominated as FNA. He acted as President of Indian Psychological Association and received Sandoz award for work on mental health of workers, and was the recipient of the best book awarded by IMA. Prof A.K. Sen and Late Prof. (Mrs.) A. Sen were elected as President of the Psychology and Educational Sciences sections of ISCA. Prof. A.K.Sen, Prof K.D. Broota. Prof. Girishwar Misra, Prof. Ashum Gupta and Prof. M. Ittyerah and Prof. Nandita Babu have been awarded Fulbright Fellowship on different occasions for research and teaching at various U.S. Universities including University of Alabani, University of California at Berkely, Wisconsin University, Michigan University at Ann Arbor, and Yale University and San Diego State University.
Late Prof. G.C. Gupta was a fellow of NIAS, The Hague, The Netherlands, IIAS, Shimla and CIIL at Mysore. Prof. A.K. Sen was a visiting scholar at the University of California Berkeley, National Lecturer of UGC, and a visiting faculty at the University of Bergen, Norway. Prof. K.D. Broota was recipient of Ford Foundation Fellowship for Post Doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Prof. (Mrs.) V.Veraraghavan was the President of Behavioural Medicine. Prof. M. Ittyerah has been an invited member of the New York Academy of Sciences and has been awarded the Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship by the University of Oxford. She was also awarded an Indo-French Research Project by INSERM, France. Prof. Aruna Broota has been awarded best educationist of the year award by Raja Ram Mohan Rai Foundation. She has also been awarded an International Award “Global Indian” San Fransico, USA and received lifetime achievement award from the Inderaprastha Educational Society. She has also been given a Distinction Award for combining Yoga Abhyas with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy by the Vishva Bharti Yoga Sansthan. Prof. Paramjeet K. Dhillon received a W.H.O. fellowship for research in Applied Social Psychology at the University of Exeter, U.K. She was also awarded Higher Education and Development Award by International Association of Educators for World Peace. Prof. Ashum Gupta received Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship, UGC Research Associateship at NIMHANS, Banglore. Indian National Science Academy award as Research Scientist, LC.M.R. fellowship as Trainer in Community Mental Health, NIMHANS, Banglore and British Psychological Society Award. Dr. Honey Oberoi Vahali was awarded the M.V. Govindaswamy award for Clinical Psychology and the Junior Nehru Memorial fellowship.
Prof. G. Misra has received Radhakrishanan Award, Dr. Hari Singh Gaur Award, G.B. Pant Award, and Human Rights Commission Award for distinguished contributions to social science research. Prof. Anand Prakash received young scientist Award of Indian Science Congress, UGC’s Career Award. Prof. Bhardwaj has been honored by National Institute of Productivity Management for life-time contribution to Organizational Behaviour.
Prof. N.K.Chadha was a Visiting Professor at University of Virginia, USA and Faculty of Health Studies, Auckland, University of Technology, New Zealand. Prof. N.K.Chadha was awarded DAAD fellowship at Dortumund University, Germany, INSADFG award at University of Heideberg, Germany and UGC-MSH award by French Government on Social Gerontology. Prof. N.K.Chadha has been invited by UNESCO to deliver status paper on the Intergenerational Issues for the developing world at University of Keele, U.S.A. He has been invited to be the member of Board of Governors, University Pittsberg, USA for intergenerational issues. Further Prof. Chadha was selected for the third time for the “Indo-French exchange program for Social Scientists” to visit France for one month jointly by the UGC, India and MSH, France. Prof. Nandita Babu was Visiting Professor at Department of Child Development, San Diego State University.
|Arranged in alphabetical order|
|Babu, Prof. Nandita|
|Prakash, Prof. Anand|
|Jena, Prof. S.P.K.|
|Vohra, Prof. Swasti Shrimali|
|Kumar, Dr. Avinash|
|Varma, Dr. Suneet|
|Bajpai, Dr. Alka|
|Chhabra, Dr. Dinesh|
|Prakash, Dr. Nidhi|
|Soreng, Dr. Eric|
|Upadhyay, Dr. Ishita|
Prof. Girishwar Misra
Cultural Construction of emotions, UGC
Creativity research in India, ICSSR
Fifth Survey of Psychological Research in India , ICSSR
Emotional Intelligence ( with Anjum sibia) , NCERT
Culture and Intelligence (with A.K. Srivastava). NCERT
Psychology and Psychoanalysis, Centre for the Study of civilizations
Self Presentation in Children in UK and Indian, ISRC, Bretain.
Representation of India: Facts, Fascinations and fears in association with Bochum University Germany
Prof. Anand Prakash
Technology Change and Human Values- UGC (Under Career Award Scheme)
Contributions of ICSSR in Growth of psychology (With Professor J.B.P. Sinha)
Qualitative Research Methods in India, (ICSSR-New Delhi)
Toward Corporate- Citizen Parternership
Development of Personality Assessment test for Indian cultural context sponsored by ICSSR-2010
Prof. N.K. Chadha
Social Aging in India completed with Prof. John Van Willigen, University of Kentucky, USA
Psycho-social Problems of Older People in India Major project sanctioned by Indian Council of Social Science Research, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
Physical and Psychological well-being among Aged. Major Research project funded by University Grants Commission, New Delhi
Psycho-Linguistic Investigation of Aged.Major Project funded by Indian Council for Social Science Research, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
Physical and Psychological Development among Two Communities: Major project funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research, Ministry of Human resource development, Government of India.
Status of Girl Child in India: Major project funded by John Bjorkhem Foundation, Sweden .
Marital Discord: Psychosocial factors. Funded by University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
Development of Psychological Test for Selection of Scientist. Major Project funded by the Defence Institute of Psychological Research, (DIPR) DRDO. Ministry of Defence, Government of India.
Predictors of Physical Functions of the Old. Major Project funded by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
Determinants of Functional Status of the Older Indian. Task Force funded by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
Prof. Nandita Babu
Theory of Mind and development of social competence in children NCERT (ERIC) 2009
Ways of explaining behavior: An attempt to evaluate theory of mind perspective in cultural context. ICSSR: (2010)
The development and experience of empathy in Adolescents. University Research Grant : (2014)
A comparative study of Empathy and emotional responsive nears in Delinquent and non-delinquent adolescents University Research Grant : (2015)
Prof. Swasti Shrimali Vohra
NCERT Research Grant for project entitled Facilitating Mental Health Through Value Inculcation, 2004-2005. 9. ICSSR Research Grant for project entitled Flourishing positivity in young women, 2007-2008.
Dr. S.P.K. Jena
Co-investigator: Extending Services to People with Mental Handicap in Urban Slums, NIMH, RTC, Calcutta, (UNICEF), National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped, Secunderabad.
Principal Investigator: Effects of Cognitive-behaviour Therapy & Computer-assisted
Dr. Dinesh Chhabra
Memory profiling and Self-management in people with type 2 diabetes. University Research Grant : (2014)
Google Effect on Memory & the role of Internet self efficacy, University Research Grant : (2015)
Dr. Ishita Upadhyay
Exploration of the "Beauty" construct: Narratives of female fashion models and beauticians in urban India. University Research Grant : (2014)
Dr. Alka Bajpai
Perceived marginalization and inclusion in a diverse society: A Study of Delhi university students. University Research Grant : (2014)