Research Interest

  • Positive Psychology
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Positive Psychology Interventions
  • Positive health
  • Organizational development

  Academic Background

  • PhD: Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), Sangareddy, India
  • M.A: Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
  • B.A (Hons.) Psychology: University of Delhi, Delhi, India

  Professional Experience

  • Jan, 2019-till date: Assistant Professor at Department of Liberal Arts (LA), Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai (IITBh) , Raipur, India.
  • August, 2018-Dec, 2018: Assistant Professor at, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), Birla Institute of Science and Technology, Goa, India.

  Awards and Accolades

  • Recieved Research Excellence Award for the year 2017, presented in 2018 by Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.
  • Recieved Research Excellence Award for the year 2016, presented in 2017 by Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.
  • Received Travel Grant Award (2016) by International Convention of Psychological Science for attending the conference in Vienna, Austria.
  • Awarded Senior Research Fellowship (2016) by Indian Council of Medical Research.
  • Received Graduate Scholar Award (2015) by International Conference on Health, Wellness, and Society for attending the conference at Madrid, Spain.
  • Recieved Research Excellence Award for the year 2015, presented in 2016 by Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
  • Awarded Junior Research Fellowship (2013) by Indian Council of Medical Research.
  • Received the 'Best Paper Award' for the paper titled Exploring the differences between psychology and non-psychology students (2013) National Conference for Counselling at Banaras Hindu University.
  • Awarded Dr. Raj Kalra Scholarship, for Academic Excellence (2011) by Mata Sundari College for Women, University of Delhi.

  Selected Publications

Journal Papers
  1. Book Chapters
    1. Conference Papers
      1. Prevalence and factor structure of flourishing: A positive organizational behavior approach at 27th Annual Conference of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP), IIT Kharagpur, India, from 22nd-24th December 2017.
      2. Flourishing among women bankers: A strength based mental health study at Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology, in Montral, Qubec, Canada, from 13th-16th July, 2017.
      3. Gratitude intervention among Engineering students in India at National Seminar on Health Psychology: Contributions to Health and Well-being, Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad, India, from 4th-6th August, 2016.
      4. Flourishing among bank employees in India: A positive organizational behavior approach at 9th Doctoral Thesis Conference, Indian Business School, Hyderabad from 21st-22nd April, 2016.
      5. Positive psychology intervention in chronic physical illness: A systematic review at the International Conference on Applied Psychology (ICAP), Sri Lanka, from 28th-30th August, 2015.
      6. Implications of psychological training in the rapidly changing modern organizational setting in the International Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (IAAP), Karnatak University, Dharwad, India, from 22nd-24th May, 2013.
      7. Exploring the differences between psychology and non-psychology students at National Conference on Current Concerns and Emerging Areas of Application of Counselling, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, from 27th-28th February, 2013.

        Invited Talks

      • The shift from the medical model to the strength based model: The Bane of Pain, at IIT Hyderabad for the seminar Resilience and Early Life Adversities on 15th February, 2019, funded by ICMR.
      • The shift from the medical model to the strength based model: Bouncing Forward, at IIT Hyderabad for the seminar Resilience and Early Life Adversities on 15th February, 2019, funded by ICMR.
      • Impact of cryptocurrecy on society, at IIT Bhilai for AICTE sponsored ATAL Workshop for Faculty Developmet Programme (FDP) on Blockchain Technologies and Applications, on 9th Dec 2019.

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