MANAV RACHNA INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH AND STUDIES
(Formerly MANAV RACHNA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY )
E.D. & Dean Message
Prof (Dr.) Chavi Bhargava Sharma
Designation- Executive Director & Dean- Faculty of Behavioral & Social Sciences; Trustee & Secretary- Dr. O.P. Bhalla Foundation & Manav Rachna Vidyanatariksha
Qualifications: Ph.D (Psychology), MA(Psychology), Practicing psychologist and psychotherapist
Experience: 25 Years
Areas of Interest: Institution Building and Educational Intrapreneur. Mental health and wellness, Diversity & Cultural Studies, Behavioral & Social Research, Gender Studies, Nation Building and Social Responsibility. Training and Empowering the women, children, youth and young adults in Employability Skills, Life Skills, Mental and Emotional Health and Wellness and Social Skills.
We will be shaped by the core values of academic freedom, open-mindedness, experimentation, creativity, innovation, dependability, optimism, resilience and service to others. We focus more on what we call “Doing” or skills and “Being” or a sense of purpose and identity, not merely on “knowing” or analytical knowledge. We aim to develop competencies essential for success and leadership in the emerging global economy by being harbingers of change. We will lead in generating cutting-edge fundamental and applied knowledge that enables one to be empathetic and positively impact local and global communities. We shall empower students to lead by example through effective engagement with issues such as mental health and wellbeing, democracy, urbanization, technological change, economic empowerment, sustainability, globalization, inclusion and diversity. Our educational approach will be one that focuses on and looks at alternatives for critical contemporary issues , prioritizes humanity and culture, ethics and values, gender equality, community service and social responsibility and places collaborative project based experiential learning at the center of the educational experience. We shall enable students to understand, contribute to and succeed in a rapidly changing society with intelligence, sensitivity and concern thus making the world a better and more just place.
About E.D. & Dean
Dr Chavi Bhargava Sharma is a practicing psychologist and psychotherapist. She has done her PhD in Socio-political Psychology and has worked under the supervision of Prof Ashis Nandy and Prof Jitendar Mohan from Punjab University, Chandigarh in 1998.
She has done her Master’s in Psychology with specialization in clinical psychology and B.A (Hons) in Psychology from University of Delhi.
She has been trained in Strategic Management and Defense Studies by the Regional Center for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Colombo in collaboration with Stymson Institute and Washington Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies.
She has been awarded the prestigious and competitive Scholar of Peace Fellowship (2004) by (WISCOMP) Women in Security Conflict Management and Peace of His Holiness the Dalai Lama Foundation for Universal Peace.