MANAV RACHNA INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH AND STUDIES

(Formerly MANAV RACHNA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY )

Deemed to be University under section 3 of the UGC Act,1956

Dean’s Profile

Prof (Dr.) Chavi Bhargava Sharma
Executive Director and Dean & Secretary – Dr. O.P Bhalla Foundation
Manav Rachna Vidyanatariksha
Qualifications: MA (Psychology), UGC-Net, Ph.D
Experience: 25 Years
Areas of Interest: Diversity & Cultural Studies, Behavioural & Social Research, Gender Studies, Mental Health & Wellness, Empowering Women, Children and Young Adults

Special Interests and Expertise
Research, psychometric testing, career Counseling, Positive Psychology, Human Resource Management and Gerontology. A stalwart in the field of Psychology, Dr.Chadha was awarded ‘Global Practitioner of the Year 2015 by National Career Development Association, USA at Denver, USA in 2015. He was also the recipient of the Life Time Achievement Award in Psychology by the International Conference on Multidisciplinary Healthcare in January 2014 held at AIIMS, New Delhi.
Dr.Chadha has held several eminent positions in his lifetime in the following capacities: – President: India Career Development

  • Panel of Judge of Prime Minister’s Trophy (2009-2015)
  • President, Indian Association of Positive Psychology
  • President : Asia Pacific Career Development Association, USA.

He has also been a Task Force Member in the Performance Management Division, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India. Dr.Chadha has been a Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Delhi, and holds a PhD from Delhi University and Post Doctorate from the University of Virginia, USA. He has authored 25 books many of which are used for MA (Psychology and Applied Psychology) and MBA programs. Having crisscrossed the globe on various academic assignments to countries like USA, UK, Japan, New Zealand, Malta, Spain, Germany, France, Sweden, Hungary, The Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Italy, Bangkok, Taipei, Philippines and Hong Kong. DrChadha has supervised 52 PhD theses, 28 dissertations and 118 M.A. dissertations. He has also been involved in the Development of Psychological tests for the DIPR, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, GoI; Hotel Management and Hospitality, Ministry of Tourism; Educomp, US based organizations and private sector too.
Dr.Chadha has held the position of Test Administrator for a UK International Group for testing senior level positions for selection and placement in India.
He was invited by the UN at the head quarter in New York to represent India on Family Issues to Intergenerational solidarity.
Dr.Chadha who brings to Manav Rachna wealth of his 40 years of experience in academia and corporate, professes a keen interest in Applied Social Psychology and Organizational Behavior.
Recently (19th May, 2017) he as in invited by the Philippines Guidance Counseling Association to deliver Plenary talk on the opening on Career Services across the globe which were attended around 1200 professionals across the Asia Pacific region at Manila.

Previous Employment
Former Head, Department of Psychology, University of Delhi (2011-2014), Former Head and Director, Department of Adult, Continuing Education and Extension, University of Delhi, Delhi (2008-2010), Former Chairman, Board of Research Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi (2008-2010), Panel of Judge, PM’s Trophy, Government of India, (2010-11, 2011-12, 2014-15,2015-16, Adhoc Task Force Member, Performance Management Division (RFD), Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India (2014-15), Chairman, Governing Body, Satyawati College, University of Delhi

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