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School of Humanities and Social Sciences observed World Mental Health Day on 10 October . On this occasion workshop on ‘Mental Health Issues and its Preventions was organized.

The expert speakers were Dr. Gurbeer Dullet , Rehabilitation Psychologist on mental health issues and its interventions . She talked about optimism, resilience, virtue of humanity and happiness. She had an intensive interactive session with the students on issues of mental health. The second expert was Dr. Pratibha Sharma, Clinical Psychologist, Doon Therapeutic Centre. She spoke about emotional traumas that youth undergo and how it can lead to serious mental health issues if these problems are not addressed on time. She suggested psychological interventions to problems like anxiety, depression etc. She answered many queries that of the students

Many, activities based on values , strength and compassion were also organized by the department. They were conducted by Dr. Kanchan Yadav . Students of Psychology department presented a Nukkad Natak on mental health issues to create awareness, which attracted a massive audience who gave positive feedbacks.

The program ended with the vote of thanks by Prof. Raj Dhar, HOD.

On 11 August 2018, Humanities and Social Sciences organised a splendid freshers’ party for the first year students of BA Economics (H), BA Psychology (H) and BA Political Science(H) . The senior students put up an entertaining cultural show and organized fun activities .
The event began with Ramp Walk by first year students which was followed by Talent Hunt .Senior students also showcased their skills through dance ,songs and poetry.
Title of ‘Mr and Ms. Fresher’, ‘Mr and Ms. Talent’ and ‘Spark of the Evening’ was given which was followed by cake cutting ceremony and distribution of snacks.

The program also had DJ playing popular songs fresher was infused with the feeling of pride and enthusiasm.

The following students received the titles:  

Mr Fresher : Abu Seher, BA Economics (H) 1 Year
Ms. Fresher : Rupam, BA Political Science (H) 1 Year
Mr Talent : Shudhanshu Negi, BA Psychology (H) 1 Year
Ms Talent: Nitya Arora , BA Psychology (H) 1 Year

Spark of the Evening: Nishant Chaudhary


  • On July 14, 2017 an expert lecture on “Stress Management” by Prof Sooraj Kala from Pt. NRS Government College   Rohtak was organized for students to make them understand how they can prevent getting stressed and how they can overcome this.
  • On July 15, 2017 Prof (Dr) Sonia Malik from Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak delivered talk on “Mind Body Relationship. The objective was to make the students understand how meditation , living a peaceful life was possible even in a hectic urban life.
  • July 24, 2017 Expert session on ‘Special Children and their Food’ by Mrs Saswati Singh, Founder Trustee (Nav Prerna Foundation) was organized by the department to sensitize the students towards the needs of specially enabled children.
  • July 25, 2017 The department organized Team Management Training  with  Ms Aditi Sharma (Director- Leading Edge, India)
    And Expert Talk by CA Anurag Sangal, Director- Leap Foundation
  • 18 August, 2017   University organized  the Swacchata Abhiyaan of the University.  And our students , Shubham, Gargi, Chhavi, Ayushi, Priyanshi, Surbhi Lohani, Ujjawal, & Kajal participated in the movement.
  • 20 August, 2017 : ACT FOR INDIA- an NGO Organized a talk on Indo- China stand-off at Doklam and terrorism in  J&K  . The talk was delivered by the Major General (Rtd.) O.P Bakshi and Shri Sushil Pandit held at Wadia  Institute of Himalayan Geology. The students of the department attended the talk and interacted with experts.
  • On 5 September, 2017 guest lecture on “Emotional Intelligence” by Mr. Harshit Sehdev, Founder and Director of Tvam, India was organized for the students to enable them to assess their emotional intelligence.
  • 27th October, 2017 a Seminar on Drug Addiction and Fire Safety was organized. All the students of the department participated enthusiastically in the seminar.
  • 2nd November 2017 a Workshop on ‘emotional intelligence’ was organized, all the students of department participated enthusiastically in the workshop. 
  • 9 September, 2017 Tug –of- war the  team of Humanities and Social Sciences secured second position out of 23 teams in the competition. The team consisted of  Priyanshi Barmola, Taru, Neetika, Saurabh Mathpal, Abhishek, Aakash Pant, Keshav Gupta, Prateek Kandari, Rahul Kharb.
  • Basketball Championship- From 8th to 13TH September 2017 basketball matches were organized in the University wherein Ms Taru and Charu of BA Economics (H) were the part of a the team and stood 3rd.
  • The Marathon-‘Run for unity’- On 31st October 2017, all the students of the department along with other participants from the university ran for unity on the birth anniversary of Iron Man- of India , Late  Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel.
  • Participation in National DEBATE. Two students of the department, Priyanshi Barmola, and Anjali Verma of BA Economics (Hons.), Semester I & Anshuman Jaguri of BA Psychology (Hons.), Semester I participated in the National debate organized on “can corruption be wiped from India?” on 3November 2017 by Sardar Bhagwan Singh Post Graduate Institute of Biomedical Science and Research.
  • The students of Economics and Psychology participated in National Summit on "Digital Judiciary-Smart Solutions" organized by Graphic Era Hill University in association with CSI, IE(India).   
  • Gokul Society for Handicaps, Dehradun on 5 November 2017. Twenty students from the department participated and worked as volunteers for Gokul society for handicaps.
  • Blood Donation Camp on 14th November 2017 was organized at the university and studenst of SHuSS participated and donated their blood to save lives of people.
  • Sponsored International Internship at Hochschula Fulda University, German: Pinky Tomar .
  • Internship with Synergy Hospital, Dehradun- Ms Yoshita Bhargava
  • Internship with Max Specialty Hospital, Dehradun- Ms Pinky Tomar
  • Internship with Nester Educational Society, Dehradun.-Ms Richita Jakhwal and Ms Sakshi Negi.
  • Internship with Cheshire home and Raphael Home, Dhradun- Ms Apoorva Singh
  • Internship with SHPS, Hardwar- Ms Jahanvi and Ms Vanshika Mittal.
  • Internship at Aasara Trust (An NGO)-Ms Asmita, Ms Pinky, Ms Yoshita, Ms Sakshi, Ms Richita.
  • Live Project- Field Survey work for Aasara Trust (An NGO): November-December 2017.- Ms Richita Jakhwal, Ms Sakshi Negi, Ms Apoorva Singh, Ms Prerna and Ms Vaidehi.
  • Internship at Aasara Trust (An NGO)
  • Anveshan 2017- Students Research Convention (NZ) sponsored by AIU, New Delhi.
  • 10  students of BA Economics(Hons) II& IV Sem  and two students of BA Psychology(Hons) have been selected to undertake their Summer internship in Lok Sabha- Secretariat , New Delhi.
  • Jakhwal, R., Negi, S. & Garg, J. (2017) Women Participation and the Work Conditions in the hotel industry of Dehradun city. Trends, Issues and Women in Hospitality and Tourism industry Proceedings of The International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism (pp. 113-126). Dehradun, India: Graphic Era Deemed to be  University.
  • Ten students of BA Psychology (H) participated in the International Conference on    Neurosciences and Buddhism Psychology on 4th-5th November 2017 Organised by Tibet House, Cultural Center for His Holiness - The Dalai Lama, New Delhi.
  • Ms Prerna Gosain research paper selected for Eleventh International Conference On Healthcare Systems and Global Business Issues at IMS Unison University on January 2-3, 2018 - Dehradun, India.
  • Ms Richita Jakhwal’s paper has been sent for a book chapter for Manakin Press (An international Publisher) Book edited by Professor of Banaras Hindu University, India.
  • Ms Pinky and Ms Asmita’s paper has been sent for a book chapter for Manakin Press (An international Publisher) Book edited by a Professor of Banaras Hindu University, India.

Pinky Tomar

Foreign Internship

Pinky Tomar, a student of BA Psychology received a fully Sponsored International Internship at Hochschula Fulda University, Germany. Pinky worked on stress management project.


  • An experienced teacher with 32   years of teaching experience at graduate level.
  • Assisted in the development of course curriculum for H.N.B. Garhwal(Central)  University for BA.LL.B course in 2002 when this program was introduced by the University
  • Member of Board of Study  of Uttarakhand Technical University, for Technical Communication.
  • Examiner for Professional Communication for Uttarakhnad Technical University from 2008-2013
  • Customized and contributed the original content for Seven Books for Pearson Publishers, Noida.
  • 4 books already used as Reference books in Uttarakhand Technical University, Chhattisgarh and U.P.Tech for Technical Communication and Professional Communication Skills.
  • Authored a novel “From the Pages of a Diary” published by Partridge Publishers; a subsidiary of Penguin publishers
  • Second novel “Norrie My Friend in Turbulent Times” under print
  • Have written 10 prospectuses, hand fliers and composed various advertisements for the organization working with, besides writing the content for their websites and updating it regularly and also writing content for University Face book page on daily basis. Editor of the University annual Magazine “In Touch In Tune”
  • Was the founder and later the editor of “Samvaad” the monthly news letter of Uttarakhand Technical University from 2008-11.
  • I have  also worked on the project of Wild Life Institute Dehradun which involved translating the research papers form English into Hindi and vice- versa
  • Vice- president of CBED, an NGO working for the women empowerment and skill generation among the rural people
  • I was also an elected member of Dehradun Municipal Committee 1997 Board  and  was elected Senior Vice- President of the same.

Ongoing Research Projects

Two research projects in association with CBED(Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship Development) a , Dehradun based NGO submitted for approval and funding ;

  • Impacts of climate change on the apple based economy and regional livelihood pattern in Central Himalayan Region.
  • Coping with change : Enhancing Rural Resilience to Climate Change in Uttarakhand , Through Capacity Building.

Funding Agency

  • Asia Pacific Networking Global Change Research HQ: Japan Funded by Tokyo, Japan


  • Asia Pacific Networking Global Change Research HQ: Japan Funded by Tokyo, Japan


  • Dr. Raj K. Dhar

Sanctioned Amount

  • Project: USD$ 30,000
  • Project: USD $25,000

Duration of Project

  • 12 months- 24 months

Journal Publication

  • Co-authored paper : Ordeals of Suppressed Womanhood in the Novel , ‘Cry The Peacock’ by Anita Desai: 2016 Volume IV Issue VI
    International Journal of English Language, Literature and Humanities
    Indexed and Refereed Journal ISSN 2321-7065
  • Three Research Papers Under Publication for acceptance received and will be published in July publication
    • Identifying Factor Responsible for Children Dropping out of the  Elementary School System: Case Study of   Urban Areas of the District of  Dehradun, International Journal of Advance Research in Computer Science and Management Studies
    • School Status, Quality Issues in Government Run Schools: Case Study of  the District of Dehradun and Suggestions to improve the Quality: International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research Volume: 5, Issue: 7, July, 2016 with JISRAF Impact Factor 3.318, Index Copernicus Value 5.16 & International Scientific Indexing Value: 2.286.

Conference Publication

  • Food Supply Chain Practices In India: Issues & Interventions: Journal of Institute of Cooperative Management : A Unit of National Council for Cooperative Training (NCCT) Ministry of Agriculture , Government Of India.

Books Authored

  • 3 Books on Professional Communication

Conference & Seminar Attended

  • Seminar/Conference / Workshop attended and paper presented:
    • Presented a co- authored research paper on “Food Supply Chain Practices In India: Issues & Interventions”: at the National Seminar on “Emerging Trends in Logistics and Supply Chain Management” Organized on 30 June 2016, by Institute of Cooperative Management, Dehradun , : A Unit of National Council for Cooperative Training (NCCT) Ministry of Agriculture , Government Of India. Paper accepted for Publication.
    • National Symposium on Biofuels: Indian Scenario and Presented Two Papers: 29 April 2016 Organized by Uttarancjal University in association with Uttarakhand State Council For Science & Technology
      • Demographic Dividends: Its Implications for India: Paper under publication in Uttaranchal Technical Journal
      • Difference in Learning Outcomes of Government School Students and Private unaided school Students”
    • Workshop on New Guidelines for Accreditation for Institutes and Assessors of National Board of Accreditation NBA(AICTE) from 21 August- 22August 2009. Organized by Uttarakhand Technical University and AICTE, MHRD. Also served as resource person and moderator for the entire proceedings .Served as master of ceremony at the First Convocation of Uttarakhand Technical University.
    • Attended International Workshop at City Montessori School Lucknow on 17-22 November, 2011 on “The issues that have changed the education scenario in India.”
    • Seminar Unison School of Law, Dehradun – Oct 24, 2005 on : Uni -polarity of UNO in The Present Scenario : Presented paper on “Need to safeguard interests of Developing Nations”

FDP/Workshop Attended

  • Two FDP Programs attended and four workshops attended

Any other Information such as Ph.D/M.Tech thesis guided

  • Two students working on D.Phi research in my present organization

Journal Publication: 02

Books Authored

  • Published one Book titled “Basic Technical Communication” (2009).PB, ISBN: 9788175967663.
  • Revised and edited book titled “Basic Technical Communication” (2010), (2011).

Paper Presentation: 02

FDP/Workshop Attended: 05

Journal Publication

International: 4 National: 4

Books Authored

Book Chapter Published: 2

Paper Presentations in National

and International Conferences

Conference / Seminar/

Workshop Attended              





Journal Publication 11 articles published in various journals

Conference & Seminar Attended

Attended and presented papers in 05 conferences/seminars

FDP/Workshop Attended: 4

Conference & Seminar Attended                             4   

FDP/Workshop Attended                               2

1. Research Assistant- D.B.S. College, Dehradun, in two Statistical Strengthening projects:
[I] Project Title: A Study on possibilities of alternative livelihood activities and utilization of available amenities post 2013 disaster: A case of Uttarkashi district of Uttarkashi.
[II] Project Title: Learning outcome of school education on estimation of primary and upper primary schools of Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand.

2. Assisted the World Bank team in a health evaluation program titled ‘“Field Research and Geo- Spatial Mapping of Health Facilities in Uttarakhand” by DÉCOR Consultant Company.

3. Researcher in an Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR), Delhi research project titled, “Direct and Indirect Loss Estimation of the 2013 Uttarakhand Disaster-A study of the four affected districts.

Book Chapter Published:      01

Conference / Seminar/

Workshop Attended:              05

Four Day Induction ceremony School of Humanities and Social Sciences commences

The Induction program of the freshers of BA Economics(H) , BA Psychology(H) and BA Political(H) began on 1August. The Induction program was inaugurated by the Pro Vice Chancellor Prof . V.Nagarajan and the Head of the department Prof RajK.Dhar, with the lighting of the lamp . The first day was an intellectual session where the students had the opportunities to interact with dignitaries.

Prof Raj K.Dhar welcomed the students. Highlighting the salient features of the study programs the students had chosen , she talked about the various resources available to the students at the University , to enrich their lives. Prof. Nagarajan enlightened the students about importance of Personality Development and ethical practices. He urged the students to make best use of their time in the University. Another dignitary Professor MP Singh, Head HR Department and Professor in the Department of Mangement , spoke about the future prospects for students and motivated them to develop clarity regarding their Career Choices . He shared instances from his life to motivate the students. Mr Suchit Arora Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies and Officer in charge of International affairs informed the students about the opportunities to study abroad, offered by Graphic Era Deemed University.

In the second session the students participated in Fun /Learning Activities like; Mystery Box and AD MAD BAG The activities were useful to provide them a platform to gain confidence and speak. Thereafter , an interactive session on Mental Health and Well Being was conducted by Mrs Rashi Bhatnagar, Project Manager, Latika Roy Foundation. She practised some interesting exercises and activities.

The Second day of Induction Program

The Second day of Induction ceremony in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences began with Interactive Session on Career Prospects in Public Sector by Dr Manoj Pant, Joint Director, Directorate of Planning and Economic Strategy Uttarakhand state. Dr Pant discussed with the students various career prospects available to them in public as well as private sectors. The session ended with question- answer session.

This was followed by an Interactive Session with Dr .Pratibha Sharma , a well known Clinical Psychologist. The session was highly motivating and interactive where we learned the basics of inner mind capability. She explained the causes of Stress management and solutions to the problem. Her session concluded with Question - Answer session.

In the post lunch session , theme based Poster making competition was held for the freshers, in which all students participated to showcase their creative abilities. It was fun and learning activities where they learnt team work and to express their ideas through drawing and sketching.

All the faculty and staff members of the department were present to witness the event.

Students Learn How to Build Multiple Intelligence from Experts on Third Day of Induction

On third day of Induction program of the Department of Humanities and Social Science the students witnessed the presentation made by Mr Rakesh Meet on ‘Multiple Intelligence’. He taught the students various ways of building their intelligence. The second expert Dr. Surendra Dhalwal, a Clinical Psychologist with NIVH did a session on ‘Rorschach Ink Blot Test’ by The test was conducted to find out various types of personalities. He further explained the usage of the test .

Post lunch, Fun activity Dumb Charades, was organised so that students would feel quite at ease in the new environment. Thereafter an interactive and activity based session on ‘Know Yourself ’ by Mr Anand (GEHU) was held which thoroughly engrossed the students’ attention. The students and faculty members gave their positive feedback on the effective session .