Community & Social Service involvement


Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Mental Fitness & Wellness Specialist

Broad Functional Perspective: Institution Building & Educational Intrapreneur | Mental & Emotional Health and Wellness | Diversity & Cultural Studies | Behavioural & Social Research | Gender Studies | Psychometrics, Counselling & Academic Services | Nation Building & Social Responsibility | Women, Children, Youth & Young Adults Empowerment | POCSO & POSH Certified Trainer

November 2021 onwards :

Founder & Director
The Indic Center for Psychological Wellness and Holistic Health and Conversationists -Talking Cures

Founder, Trustee, Executive Director Foundation for Empowerment through Education, Learning, Inclusion and Training (FEELIT)

December 2017- Oct 2021:

Executive Director and Dean, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies (A NAAC A Accredited Deemed to be
University), Faridabad, Haryana, formerly Manav Rachna International University

  • Executive Director and Dean, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences which has currently
    BA (Hons)/ BSc(Hons), MA, PhD in Economics, BA (Hons)/ BSc(Hons), MA, PhD in Applied
    Psychology, Masters and PhD in Social Work, BA in Liberal Arts, BA (Hons) in Sociology, BA
    (Hons) in Political Science, MA in Public Administration and Public Policy.
  • Lead NAAC coordinating team of the University and handled criteria VII exclusively.
  • Chairperson/ Member of all the Committees/ Cell/ Any other body of Manav Rachna
    International University/Institute of Research and Studies since 2008- Board of Studies
    (BOS), Board of Faculty (BOF), Departmental Research Committee (DRC), Doctoral Research
    Board (DRB), IQAC, Academic Council, Discipline Committee, Anti Ragging Committee,
    Proctorial Board etc

September 2008 till Dec 2017:

Prof and Dean, Faculty of Management Studies
Manav Rachna International University (A NAAC A Accredited Deemed to be University),
Faridabad, Haryana

    • Prof and Dean, Faculty of Management Studies which had MBA General, MBA in Healthcare
      and BSc in Hospitality and Hotel Administration


Founder Director and Dean Faculty of Management Studies

  • Set up of Faculty of Management Studies – MRIU. Envisioning, conceptual planning and
    designing the MBA program, the MA Applied Psychology program, the B.Sc Hotel
    Management program, the EMBA program and the doctoral programs
  • Implementation through experiential pedagogy
  • Proper functioning of the department in terms of administration etc
  • Design and implementation of the courseware and the evaluation process
  • Marketing and ensuring placements of students
  • Some Initiatives under my leadership at Faculty of Management Studies, MRIU-
    • Launch of the ‘National Center for Excellence in Women Leadership’
    • Swayam Siddha- Celebrating Being A Woman – An annual event in the month of
      March involving activities aimed at creating awareness around gender issues and
      empowering women
    • Management Clinic –for helping alumni deal with the problems of the corporate
    • Assessment Center/ Development Center – A Center for undertaking assessment
      and development projects
    • STEPPES – Structured Training for Enhancing Personal Professional and
      Employability Skills, a 120 hour programme across all 4 semesters
    • 4Tier Mentor –Mentee Program which has Peer, Alumni, Faculty and Industry
    • ‘Pathak’ A Industry Mentorship program. It is a one day workshop in which
      students interact with various people from the corporate and get there guidance in
      learning various things about the corporate world.
    • ‘Human Lab’- A Psychological Lab for psychometric assessment, evaluation and
      psychological services like counselling and therapy for various, mental, emotional,
      behavioural problems and issues
    • ‘Ek Pehal’ CSR initiative by Faculty of Management Studies in Collaboration with
      Haryana Police where every student puts in 100 hours of community service in the
      police stations
    • ‘Udaan’ A unique 20 day orientation program for the new students which the entire
      university implemented in all departments since 2018
    • ‘Udyam’ the entrepreneurship cell established at Faculty of Management Studies
    • ‘Director of the day’ an initiative taken every semester in which the students get a
      chance to be Director of the Day. Students are made in charge of the various
      administrative tasks of the department. The transformation in the students when
      occupying the seat of power is always amazing. Students realized the value of
      responsibility and decision making.

Trustee & Secretary
Dr. OP Bhalla Foundation- A Philanthropy and Community Service Initiative

  • As Founder Member, responsible for drafting the objectives and policies, of the Foundation,
    and after its inception, conceptualization, planning, implementation and execution of its
    various projects:
  • Initiated and executed more that 20 projects in the community service and nation building
    initiative. The Foundation has also been responsible for training programs and organizing
    events for empowering the faculty, youth, young adults and children of the schools,
    universities and community. Eminent and distinguished people like Smt Menaka Gandhi, Smt
    Lalitha Kumar Mangalam, Smt Smriti Zubin Irani, and many others have held workshops,
    talks and motivated our students.
  • Some of the major projects undertaken are:
    • Adoption of Mohna Village and Girls school where skilling courses in computer
      literacy etc are being run
    • Swacch Haryana Abhiyaan by adoption of the old railway station and Shiv Mandir
      and maintenance and cleanliness
    • Ek Muthi Daan -A Movement to ensure ‘No One Sleeps Hungry’. Under this every
      month we supported various NGO’s by donating grain, flour and rice to them on a
      monthly basis since 2014
    • Conducting mental health campaign and counselling sessions for slum children and
      children of remedial centers and remand homes since 2012
    • Blood donation camps since 2014
    • Dental and physiotherapy camps every week etc are some of the activities
      undertaken by the foundation under my leadership since 2014
    • Feasibility Study for revival of the Badhkal Lake
    • Waste Management projects
    • Installation of the tallest tiranga in the district center of Faridabad


Associate Fellow
Center for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi

  • Associate Fellow on the Project ‘Reconstructing Lives’ under Prof. Ashis Nandy – the world’s
    largest study on genocide and on the partition of India conducted in three countries India,
    Bangladesh and Pakistan. The project studied the communal violence and uprooting that has
    come to characterize the partition through life histories of people who have witnessed that
    period. The study was unique in that it looked at the long-term effects of violence and
    sought to reconstruct the past through people’s individual and collective memories and
    recollections after some 53 odd years of the event.


Research Assistant
Center for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi

  • Research Assistant under Prof Ashis Nandy on various Projects like ‘Study on the Sex Role
    Stereotype amongst Delhi University Students’


Consultant Psychologist
Mayura School, (An Inclusive School) Jaipur


Lecturer, Psychology
University of Delhi, New Delhi

  • Worked as Lecturer at Daulat Ram College

Consultancy & Trainings Delivered

  • 2020-2021: Conducted 30 webinars and online trainings, sessions and workshops on mental health
  • 2020: Counselling workshops on Emotional Intelligence, Resilience, Hope, and Skills Training of players in Kho-Kho National Camp
  • 2018-19: Conducted a survey of infrastructural and developmental needs of 176 government schools for the Faridabad Education Council, a PPP between Govt of Haryana, Manav Rachna Vidyantriksha and Dr OP Bhalla Foundation
  • 2018: Track Chair in The 8th PRME (Principles for Responsible Management- an Initiative of the UN Global Compact) Asia Forum – Sustainable Futures Partnering in Responsible Management Education
  • 2018: Panelist in National Conference on ‘Psychological Applications and Interventions: Reaching Out and Making a Difference’ Organized by Dept of Psychology, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi.
  • 2016, 2017: Conducted workshops for the top Management -Vice President, Directors, Head Chef etc of Jaypee Group on Stress Management, Emotional Intelligence
  • 2016, 2017: Conducted employability skills training workshops for School of Open Learning, Delhi University, Delhi
  • 2016: Conducted a one-day Faculty Development Training on the Case Study Method for MBA faculty of DAV College
  • 2015: Conducted a survey of infrastructural and development needs of 23 government schools for the NGO ‘Navchetna’ for Adoption
  • 2015: Resource Person for Faculty Development Program of UGC for three days in YMCA University, Faridabad
  • 2014: Survey conducted for Haryana Police on 10,000 women on the Project Title “Building a Safe City for Women”
  • 2014: Survey conducted for FOGSI on 600 adolescents on the Project Title “Reproductive Health Amongst Adolescents”
  • 2014: Reviewer for the ePathshala – Psychology (Developmental and Social Psychology)
  • 2014: Consultant and on the Advisory Board of Mindler. Lead the team for the Personality vertical of the Mindler test
  • 2010: Training on Gender Sensitivity and Cultural Sensitivity for Police Personnel and Traffic Police Personnel of Haryana for the Common Wealth Games 2010
  • 2011-2013: Consultancy in CSR project with Haryana Police ‘Ek Pahal’ on governance, and traffic rules awareness campaign
  • 2012: Set up the ‘Human Lab’/Counselling Cell, a center for psychometric assessment, evaluation, training and consultancy in Faculty of Management Studies, Manav Rachna International University
  • 2011: Conducted a workshop for Faculty of Manav Rachna College of Engineering, MDU University on pedagogy ‘Using the Role Play in the Classroom’
  • 2010: Training on Gender Sensitivity and Cultural Sensitivity for Police Personnel and Traffic Police Personnel of Haryana for the Common Wealth Games 2010
  • 2008: Present Consultancy for psychological and behavioural problems for FSIA, Faridabad Small Scale Industries Association
  • 2006-2007: 40 hours Training in Behavioural and Counselling Skills and Special Education for Teachers and Professionals at Idiscoveri, Delhi
  • 2001: Field Report on the Gujarat Earthquake 2001
  • 1999-2002: Resource Person/ Consultant with Times of India’s ‘Newspaper in Education’ Program and conducted capacity training workshops for principals and teachers and trainings in behavioural, emotional and social skills for children from Standard I to XII