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Dr. Swati Patra

Professor

Prof. Swati Patra is Professor in the Discipline of Psychology, School of Social Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. She has earlier worked in National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT). She has 17 years of teaching, research and training experience. Her specializations are Educational & Counseling Psychology, Counseling & Family Therapy, Distance Education, and Human development & disadvantage. Her areas of research interest are counseling, mental health, emotional intelligence, positive psychology, mindfulness, stress management, parenting and child and adolescent psychology. Her professional activities include among other things course design and development, course writing, course editing and research guidance for Ph.D. Three students have been awarded PhD under her guidance and five are pursuing at present. She has various research publications and has edited a book ‘Perspectives on Mental Health and Well-being in Indian Context’.She is the Programme Coordinator of M.A. Psychology and P.G. Diploma in Mental Health Programme of IGNOU. She has been involved in Interactive radio counseling (Gyanvani) and academic counseling through television (Gyandarshan) of IGNOU. She also provides guest lectures and conducts training workshops on behavioural skills for different organizations and institutions.

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

 

Doctor of Philosophy (subject)year:

 

Psychology

2001

Name of the University: Utkal University, Odisha

Discipline: Psychology

 

Doctoral Research Topic: Role of Language of Instruction in the Multilingual School System of India

 

Master of Philosophy (subject)year:

 

Psychology

1995

Name of the university: Utkal University, Odisha

Discipline: Psychology

 

Dissertation Topic: Relationship between Decoding and Comprehension in English and Hindi

 

Academic Achievement: 1st Division, 70.5 %

Master of Arts (Subject)  year:

 

Psychology

1993

Name of the university: Utkal University, Odisha

Discipline: Psychology

 

Academic Achievement: 1st Division, 68.4% (4th rank)

MSc. in Counseling and Family Therapy (MScCFT):

 

2017

Name of the university: IGNOU, New Delhi

Discipline: Counseling and Family Therapy

 

Academic Achievement: 1st Division

Bachelor of Arts (Subject) year:

 

Psychology Hons.

1991

Name of the university: Utkal University, Odisha

 

Academic Achievement: 1st Division, 72% (with Hons. & distinction, 4th rank)

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:Involved in teaching, research, training and administrative experience in IGNOU (2010 – continuing) and earlier in NCERT (2002 – 2010).

PUBLICATIONS:

BOOKS: 1 (edited)

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS: 2

RESEARCH PAPERS: 17

POLICY DOCUMENTS: -

UNITS WRITTEN: 11

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY/ STATUTORY BODY (INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL):

 

Membership of Professional body/ Statutory body

Name of statutory body/ institution/

Period

Professional body

Membership of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP)

2010 Dec – 2015 Dec

 

Professional body

Membership of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP)

2017 Dec – 2021 Dec

 

Professional body

Comparative Education Society of India (CESI)

Life Membership

Professional body

All India Association for Educational Research (AIAER)

 

Life Membership

Statutory body

School Board, School of Social Sciences (SOSS), IGNOU

2014 - continuing

Statutory body

School Board, School of Social Work (SOSW), IGNOU

2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Official Address:
School of Social Sciences ,
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU),
Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
  +91-011-29572707
  swatipatra@ignou.ac.in