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Dr. Ruchi Gautam

Chief Psychological Counselor & Associate Professor of Psychology, Humanities and Social Sciences

ruchi.gautam@sharda.ac.in

About

Dr. Ruchi Gautam is a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and has more than 10 years of experience in research, teaching, and mentoring with an inclination towards applied use of Psychology. She has published multiple research papers in International, Scopus indexed, and National recognized journals.

She has guided Ph.Ds and taught various courses from Psychology streams to M.A., B.A (Hons), and Ph.D. students. Along with teaching she has designed and developed various courses and curriculums for different academic programs.

She has expertise and extensive rich experience in the following:

  • Expertise in Real Time Counseling: Presently involved real time counseling sessions at Family Dispute Resolution Clinic, for the redressal of domestic disputes.
  • Extensive and applied knowledge of SPSS
  • Expertise in designing outcomes-based education (OBE) curriculums & courses

Experience
  • 10.5 Years Teaching & Research Experience
Qualification
  • Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK)
  • Cleared UGC National Educational Test (NET), 2003
  • Master of Social Sciences (M.S.Sc) in Clinical Psychology from Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), Agra, India.
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences Hons. (B.S.Sc. Hons) in Psychology from Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), Agra, India.
Research

  • Gautam, R., &Sabharwal, P. S. (2016). A conceptual Review of Green Buildings in India: Importance and Need. Nature, Environment and Pollution Technology, 15(3), 799-804.
  • Sabharwal, P.S., &Gautam, R. (2015). A comparative study of green and non-green building setup: Exploring the effects of organizational socialization and work environment on happiness and wellbeing of employees. International Journal of Applied Environmental Science, 10(5), 1563-1576.
  • Sabharwal, P.S., &Gautam R. (2015). Happiness and Organizational Socialization: Exploring the Mediating Role of Restorative Environments. International Research Journal of Social Sciences, 4(8), 15-20.
  • Gautam, R. (2014). Religiosity and Geriatric Mental Health: Exploring the Mediating Role of Coping Strategies. The International Journal of Indian Psychology, 2 (1), 94-107.
  • Gautam, R &Passi, S.(2014). Assessing the Role of Coping Styles as Mediators for Hope and Optimism in Measuring Academic Motivation among First Generation Learners. The International Journal of Indian Psychology, 2 (1), 78-93.
  • Bhushan, B., Gautam, R., Greenglass, E. R. (2010). The Hindi Adaptation and Standardization of the Proactive Coping Inventory. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 10 (2), 331-343.

Seminars/ Papers/ Presentation

  • Research Paper presented on “Mindfulness: Its correlates on Young People” in International Conference on Global Health and Medical Tourism: The way forward held at IIM Kozhikode from March 7-10, 2019.
  • 19th IAGG World Congress-July 2009, Paris. Poster presentation: The mediating role of coping strategies on geriatric mental health and quality of life.
  • Paper presented on “Prospective Memory: A Geriatrics Perspective” in IIT Powai, India, December 2006.

Academic Project

  • Project: Institutional Survey (October 2004-December 2004) Topic: Effect of the organizational culture behavior on employees job satisfaction and job autonomy. Summary: The survey was conducted to monitor the level of Job satisfaction among the faculty members of HBTI, Kanpur with respect to job autonomy. For statistical analysis "Multivariate Analysis of Variance" method was used on SPSS.
  • Research Area: Organizational    Behavior Guide: Prof. Arvind Kumar Sinha, IIT Kanpur
  • Project: Dissertation (July 2003-December 2003) Topic: Analysis of “Psychological determinants of Insomnia”. Objective: The survey was conducted on patients of Dr. K.C. Gurnani, Senior Psychiatrist, Government Medical College Agra, to find out how anxiety and the psychological condition affect the sleeping habits which leads to Insomnia. Qualitative analysis was conducted using the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT).
  • Research Area: Clinical Psychology
  • Guide: Prof. Sureela Agarwala, DEI

Panel Discussion/Faculty Development Programme/ Workshops attended

  • Participated in virtual panel discussion on National Educational Policy 2020: Challenges and way forward higher education. Held on September 5, 2020 at Sharda University.
  • Attended six days FDP on 'Enhancement of Research Abilities for Capacity Building of New-age Researchers' at Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, from 16th -21st July 2016.
  • Attended two days workshop on “Technical Writing' at Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, from 29th -30thJuly 2016.
  • Attended a workshop on “Computational Linguistics”, at Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, from 14th-15th Nov 2014.
  • Attended FDP on “Structural Equation Model”, at Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, from 18th -19th Jan 2014.
  • Attended FDP on “Management Development Program on how to Become an Effective OD Consultant”, at Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, from 3rd -4th Feb 2012.

Certifications

  • Completed one-year certification course on “Construction of Research & Administration of Research Tools” from Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra in 2001.

Area of Interest

  • Mindfulness/Positive Organizational Behavior
  • Educational/School Psychology
  • Clinical/Counseling Psychology