Prof.Urmi Nanda Biswas

Department           Department of Psychology

Contact No           9737422624

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Faculty                Faculty of Education and Psychology

Designation         Professor(CAS)

Education Details

EducationUniversity NameStatePassing Year
Post Graduate DiplomaThe M.S.University of Baroda,VadodaraGujarat8-2004
Post DoctoralS.P.University,Vallabh VidyanagarGujarat6-1995
PhDAllahbad UniversityU.P.8-1993
SRF ( UGC )Allahabad University,U.P.U.P.8-1990
JRF ( UGC )Allahabad University,U.P.U.P.8-1986
Post GraduateUtkal University,VaniviharOdisha6-1986
GraduateUtkal University,VaniviharOdisha6-1984

Experience Detail

Employer NameDesignationNature of JobStart DateEnd DateCurrently Working
The M.S.University of Baroda, VadodaraProfessorTeaching22-8-2000--

Post Doctoral Research Experience

Institute NameSponsered ByStart DateEnd Date
Roehampton University, LondonCommonwealth Secretariat and British Council28-8-200628-3-2007
S.P.University , Vallabh VidyanagarUGC, New Delhi1-6-199515-6-1996

Research Details

TitleFunding AgencyProject NatureDurationStatusDate
Understanding the vulnerabilities of Indian female migrants during COVID 19 pandemic: Rethinking policies for better integration of immigrant women’s work livesShastri Indo Canadian Institute, Calgary, Canada Major24Sanctioned1-12-2020
Development of Value Integrating and Sustainable Models of Home Based CareICMRMajor36Ongoing16-10-2017
Sex-selective Abortion and Female Feticide-Can a Public Campaign Produce Effective Change: A comparative Analysis. A major research project from Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi.ICSSRMajor48Completed1-10-2012
Organizational Values and Attractive LeadershipFORTE SWEDENMajor60Completed1-4-2012

Financial Support/Aid Received For Academic/Research Activities

Name of SupportTypeSupporting AgencyDetailsPurpose of GrantDate
Visiting Professor for one semester to teach a course, once a weekNationalAhmedabad UniversityTeachingdelivering a course on research methods in Psychology9-10-2019
Guest Researcher, Department of Sociology and Work Science, Gothenberg University,Sweden,8th October to 25th October,2017.Inter-NationalFORTE, Swedendoing collaborative research, writing proposals, giving research seminars etccompleting and writing a collaborative research--
Guest Professor, , Department of Sociology and Work Science, Gothenberg University, Sweden,September,2014 to May,2015.Inter-NationalFORTE, Swedenwriting a book , giving seminars research and writing, teaching, giving seminars--
Visiting Professor, Department of Psychology, Gothenburg University, Sweden. April14th 21st, 2012.Inter-NationalGothenberg Universityresearch interactions, teachingresearch and writing, teaching, giving seminars--
2014 (January). Awarded Planning Grant from Gothenberg Centre for Global Development, Gothenberg,SwedenInter-NationalGothenberg Centre for Global Developmentwrite research proposalplanning grant--
travel grantNationalICSSRattending International Congress of Applied psychology,1996presenting a paper and attending advanced research seminar--
collaborative researcherInter-NationalBritish CouncilUK India short term course delivery to prepare a course outline and get trained in the programme delivery of the course--
Commonwealth Academic Staff FellowshipInter-NationalCommonwealth Secretariat and British Councilresearch doing research with a mentor and learn--

Details Of JRF/SRF  

Name of FellowTitleDurationTypeDate
Shreya HiryurGender Identity, Relationship with Parents, Wellbeing and Health Behaviour among Transgender Individuals24JRF--

Ph.D. Guidance Detail

Student NameTopicstatus
Shreya HiryurGender Identity, Relationship with Parents, Wellbeing and Health Behaviour among Transgender IndividualsRegistered
Kavita Patel Work life balance, and organizational Citizenship Behavior as concomitants of organizational ethics and values: A study of IT sector professionalsCompleted
Kalpana MotanpotraImpact of Psychological Capital on Organizational Citizenship Behaviours, Emotional Labour, Counterproductive Work Behaviours and Employee EngagementCompleted

Books Published

Book TitlePublisher NameISBNPublished Year
Adolescent Reproductive Health in South Asia: Issues and Challenges. In: Leal Filho W., Marisa Azul A., Brandli L., Lange Salvia A., Wall T. (eds) Gender Equality. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. , Nature: Cham Series 252374032021
Challenges related to Work Life Balance, Equity and Equality. Unit-9, in Course Module on Youth, Gender and Identity in Semester II of BA (Honours) PsychologyIGNOU, 2020
Understanding Attractive Work in a Globalized World: Studies from India and SwedenSpringer ISBN-978-981-10-6131-82017
Social Psychology of Health: Issues and Concerns in IndiaConcept Publication. ISBN-13:978-93-5125-001-2.2014

Papers Presented

Paper TitlePaper ThemeOrganising BodyPlacePublished Year
“Org. Performance -Ethics, Executive Presence & HR Analytics” VII th International Congress of STRESS, PERFORMANCE & WELLNESS - (ICSPW 2020) (Organized in Virtual Mode) International Stress Managemnt Association, India, HyderabadHyderabad12-2020
Reboot and Rebuilt: Investments in PsychoSocial Health” Uttar Pradesh, from 09th to 11th October, 2020.Promotion of Mental Health for All: Need of the HourDepartment of Applied Psychology, Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University (State University of U.P. Government), Jaunpur,Jaunpur,Uttar Pradesh10-2020
• Psychosocial Dynamics: Implications for Investing in Mental Health, as a part of a webinar on” on the occasion of Mental Health Day-2020,organized by Reboot and Rebuild:Implications for Mental Health Post Covid-19IGNOU, NewDelhi 10-2020
Ethics in Research and Communicating/writing your research findings in (19 August, 2020 – 01 September, 2020) organized by . UGC-STRIDE Refresher Course on(Multidisciplinary) “Research Methodology: Research Ethics, Methods, Skills and Communication”Central University, MizoramMizoram9-2020
Psychodynamics of SchizophreniaAdvanced Hypnotherapy Workshop from 23rd to 26th of January,2020.Samanvaya Trust, Vadodara Vadodara1-2020
Healthy Ageing in the Changing World: A Multi Disciplinary Perspective’Invited lecture ” Social Work Intervention with Elderly:Community Engagement, Social Responsibility and Social Work Profession”Department of Social Work, Visva Bharati, in collaboration with National Institute of Social Defense(NISD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, New DelhShantiniketan West Bengal1-2020
Making the Workplace Attractive: The role of the ‘S’ factor-social responsibility and sustainable practices3rd ICIOPGuru Nanakdev University, AmritsarAmritsar, Punjab11-2019
Value Based and Sustainable Elderly Care Models: Perspectives and Approaches from India and Swedenintegrative Approaches for Mental Health WellbeingDepartment of Psychology,Mohanlal Sukhadia University of Udaipur.Udaipur, Rajasthan9-2019
Development of value-integrating and sustainable models of homebased care symposium organized by FORTE on New Conditions for an Active Ageing at Home - an International Comparative Perspective at the IAGG-ER conference(European Congress of International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics ) from 23rd to 25th May,2019 held at Gothia Towerser, Gothenbg, Sweden.5-2019
Bringing Policy into Practice : Models of value integrated care in Sweden and India” Active ageing.IAGG-ER conference(European Congress of International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Gothia Towers Gothenberg, Sweden5-2019
Happiness: In the lenses of Psychology and Buddhist Philosophyquantum physics, consciousness, and neuro- psychology' Legacy of Tibet' organized by Tibet House, Cultural Centre of His Holiness the Dalai Lama Tibet House, New Delhi3-2019
Millenials and Mental Health Research in India: Traditional and New/ Critical Paradigm 27th Annual conference of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP),2017 Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT, Kharagpur, and NAOPKolkata8-2018
Importance and validity of short term courses for skill development’ 5th Annual Conference on Society and Well-being Amity Institute of Behavioural and Allied SciencesLucknow4-2018
Looking through a Critical LensBPA SILVER JUBILEE CONFERENCE organized by Bombay Psychology AssociationMumbai1-2018
Work-Life Balance and Citizenship Behaviour among IT professionals 27th Annual conference of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP),2017 Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT, Kharagpur, and NAOPKolkata12-2017
”Enhancing Psychological Capital of Employees Using Training InterventionRethinking People Management Xavier School of Human Resource Management,Xavier University, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha.Bhubaneshwar2-2017
Managing Stress-Defeating DepressionCMEDepartment of Psychiatry, Smt. B. K. Shah Medical Institute and Research Centre, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth,VadodaraVadodara1-2017
Trajectory of Developments in Western Psychology and Its Connections with Buddhist PsychologyAwakening the Sanctity of Life: Healthy Mind, Healthy Body’ organized to celebrate Legacy of Tibet: Nalanda Tradition of Buddhism and Tibetan Medicine (Sowa Rigpa) and Astro-Science TraditionTibet House, New delhi12-2016
Chaired a session on,"Cognition and Emotion" Health Psychology: Contribution to Health and WellbeingCentre of Health Psychology, School of Medical Science,University of HyderabadHyderabad8-2016
The effect of Hypnotherapeutic Intervention on CD4, CD8, and Plasma Viral Load: A Study of People Living with HIV?AIDs(PLHA) Health Psychology: Contribution to Health and Wellbeing Centre of Health Psychology, School of Medical Science, University of HyderabadHyderabad8-2016
Chaired a thematic session on “Social Psychology”(TS -4 at10.30 to11.30) 25thSilver Jubilee Convention of National Academy of Psychology-India, held in , from 2nd to 5th of January,2016. National Academy of Psychology-India and Allahabad universityAllahabad,1-2016
Making the workplace attractive: Multiple perspectives25thSilver Jubilee Convention of National Academy of Psychology National Academy of Psychology,Allahabad UniversityAllahabad,UP1-2016
Member of Panel discussion on “Stress Coaching"2nd International Conference on, “Stress Management Professional”(ICSMP,2015) Osmania University” Hyderabad11-2015
Save the Girl Child- Can a public campaign produce effective change Centenary Conference Dept. of Psychology, Kolkata Kolkata10-2015

Published Articles/Papers in Journals/Edited Volumes

TitleJournal NameVolume No.Page No.ISSNPublished Year
Mindfulness, Generativity and Subjective Wellbeing among older adultsTowards Excellence1329-440974035X4-2022
Subjective wellbeing and mindfulness as concomitants of physical health among older adults in IndiaStechnolock Public Health Research11-15 4-2022
Train Drivers Perception of Psychosocial Correlates of Train Accidents in Indian RailwaysTowards Excellence13864-873ISSN 0974035X2-2022
Perceived green human resource management (GHRM) practices as apredictor of workplace behavior.Indian Journal of Psychology 107-115001955537-2021
). Development and validation of a scale to measure internet overuse as an addictive disorder or a compulsion Indian Journal of Psychology 187-194001955537-2021
Using a Gender Lens at Work: Organizational Values, Gender Safety Climate and Work Environment. In Aronsson, A., Berntson, E., Björk, L., Bolin, M. & Corin, L. (Eds.) Att synliggöra och motverka ojämställdhet i arbetslivet. En vänbok till Annika Härenstam (To make visible and counteract inequalities in working life. A dedication to Annika Härenstam) (pp117-136)). Att synliggöra och motverka ojämställdhet i arbetslivet. En vänbok till Annika Härenstam 117-136 7-2021
Understanding Equanimity from a Psychological Perspective: Implications for Holistic Well-being during a Global Pandemic.Mental Health, Religion & Culture  873-88613674676print14699737web7-2021
Psychometric properties of the Compulsive Internet Use Scale (CIUS) in a sample of adolescents. Addictive Behaviors Reports1301-04ISSN 235285327-2021
Construct description of Samatva from the Bhagavad Gita: Implications for holistic well-being. PURUSHARTHA-A journal of Management, Ethics and Spirituality1311-200975024X7-2021
Perceived Sustainability Practices, Turnover Intentions, and Organizational Identification in Hotel Industries. Management: Journal of Sustainable Business and Management Solutions in Emerging Economies, (1),251-11. online ISSN: 2406-0658 and print ISSN:1820-022212-2020
Ageing and values in the developments of home-based eldercare: Perspectives from India and Sweden. Ageing and values in the developments of home-based eldercare: Perspectives from India and Sweden. Psychology in Developing Societies(Special issue on Ageing in Developing Societies),  224-253 12-2020
The impact of Covid-19 lockdown on internet use and escapism in adolescents. . - Revista de Psicología Clínica con Niños y Adolescentes (Journal of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology). . doi: 10.21134/rpcna.2020.mon.2056759-65ISSN 2340-834012-2020
Impact of life skills training on psychosocial well-being of Tibetan Refugee Adolescents' International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care15 272-284.ISSN1747-989410-2019
The Dilemma of Generating a Market for Contraceptives Among Groups at High Risk for Contracting and Spreading HIV SAGE Business Cases Originals5  online ISBN 97815264351258-2018
Psychological capital and workplace emotions among Indian nursesIndian journal of positive psychology,9135-138. IISSN-p-2229-4937,e-2321-368X8-2018
Ethical Values and Workplace Behavior among IT ProfessionalsStress Management Professional: An International Journal51-92347-912410-2017
Perceived Illegitimate Tasks in Indian ContextStress Management Professional: An International Journal510-172347-912410-2017
Cognitive Interview as an Effective Method in Cross-Cultural Research: A Study of Organizational Leaders in Sweden and Indiae-book titled, Unity, Diversity and Culture 43-47
.Internet Overuse is an Addictive Disorder or a Compulsion: An exploratory StudyStress Management Professional: An International Journal47-102347-912410-2017
Experiencing Role Stress and Organizational Stress as an effect of Perceived Illegitimate Task at the WorkplaceStress Management Professional: An International Journal345 – 5623479124.2-2017
Cognitive Interview as a Method for Effective Cross-cultural Research:A Study of Organizational Leaders in Sweden and India.Indian Journal of Social Work76521-536.001956342-2017
Gendered Influence: Differences in the perceived use of influence tactics. International Journal on Leadership48-14232118652-2017
Effective Influence Tactics in Higher EducationIndian Journal of Psychology and Education61-11 223114322-2017
Stereotyping of Effective Male and Female Leaders: A Concomitant of Gendered Workplaces. Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology4253-62001942472-2017

Refresher/Orientantion Course

Contribution in Conducting Professional/Academic Programmes

TitleProgrammeParticipated asDate
Prof. Urmi Nanda BiswasNational Seminar on Positive PsychologyDirector3-3-2016
Prof. Urmi Nanda BiswasSymposiumCo-Ordinator29-12-2016
Prof. Urmi Nanda BiswasConferenceOrganizing Committee29-11-2019
Prof. Urmi Nanda BiswasWorkshopCo-Ordinator28-12-2016
Prof. Urmi Nanda BiswasSymposiumCo-Ordinator24-2-2017
Prof. Urmi Nanda BiswasConferenceCo-Ordinator23-2-2019
Urmi Nanda BiswasWorkshopResource Person23-11-2018
Prof. Urmi Nanda BiswasWorkshopCo-Ordinator21-12-2017
Urmi Nanda BiswasOrientation ProgramResource Person19-7-2019
Prof. Urmi Nanda BiswasWorkshopResource Person10-10-2019
Prof. Urmi Nanda BiswasSymposium on media and mental healthInvited Speaker10-10-2015
Prof. Urmi Nanda BiswasConferenceResource Person1-11-2019

Participation in Academic Bodies of other Universities

Academic BodyParticipated AsSubmission Date
RDC, SP UNiversity, Vallabh VidyanagarExternal Expert10-7-2021
Board of Studies,Pandit Dindayal Petroleum University, External Expert10-7-2021
Board of Studies,Pandit Dindayal Petroleum University, External Expert10-7-2021
Board of Studies,Chinmay Vishwa VidyapithExternal Expert10-7-2021
Curriculum Development, Vanita Vishram, SuratExternal Expert10-7-2021
Board of StudiesSymbiosis college of ARTs and ScienceExternal Expert10-7-2021
Internal Complaint Committee, Alembic Group of IndustriesExternal Expert10-7-2021
Internal Complaint Committee, Alembic Group of IndustriesExternal Expert10-7-2021
Board of StudiesExternal Expert6-3-2020
Board of StudiesExternal Expert6-3-2020
Research and Development CommitteExternal Expert6-3-2020
Research and Development CommitteeExternal Expert6-3-2020
Academic CouncilExternal Expert6-3-2020
Academic CouncilExternal Expert6-3-2020
Research and Development Committeeexternal expert6-3-2020
Research and Development Committeeexternal expert6-3-2020
Board of Studies, Department of PsychologyExternal Expert16-11-2019
Academic Council,External Expert16-11-2019
Board of Studies, School of Psychology, Philosophy and Indic studies, Swami Chinmayanada Vishwa Vidyapeethexternal expert4-8-2018
RDC, Department of Psychology, IIS UniversityExternal Expert17-2-2017
Academic Council, Raksha Shakti UniversityExternal Expert17-2-2017
RDC, Department of Psychology, Gujurat UniversityExternal Expert17-2-2017
Course Committee, Department of Psychology,M. L. S. Shukhadia University.External Expert17-2-2017
RDC, Saurashtra University,External Expert17-2-2017

Participation in Committees of University

Committee NameLevelParticipated AsSubmission Date
Sexual Harassment Taskforce CommitteeUniversitymember17-2-2017


Name of Awarding AgencyDetailsAddress of Awarding AgencyLevelDate
Swedish Research Council for Health,Working Life, and Welfare(FORTE)2019-MayFORTE Public health department in Stockholm, Sweden Address: Ringvägen 100, 100 64 Stockholm, SwedenInternational8-5-2019
Indian Council of Medical Research, IndiaYear 2017 Ocober to Year 2020 DecemberIndian Council of Medical Research V. Ramalingaswami Bhawan, P.O. Box No. 4911 Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110029, India Ph: 91-11-26588895 / 91-11-26588980, 91-11-26589794 / 91-11-26589336, 91-11-26588707 Fax: 91-11-26588662 Email:icmrhqds[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]inInternational2-10-2017
Shastri Indo- Canadian Instituteyear2020-2022Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute twitter: @ReshmaRana1 URL: 011-23743114; 23742677, +91-8882315503International1-10-2020

Teacher Talks

TitleParticipated asPlaceDate
‘Who Cares for Elderly?Gendered Intersectionalities in Geriatric Care on 16th July, 2021 organized by Gender Impact Studies Centre at Impact and Policy Research Institute(IMPRI), New Delhi.DiscussantIMPRI,New DElhi16-7-2021
’Reboot and Rebuild your Emotional Health” at on27th JuneResource MemberYoganiketan, Vadodara27-6-2021
Mental Wellbeing at Work during Pandemic” .Invited SpeakerNavrachana University ,Vadodara12-6-2021
• National Webinar on ‘Reboot and Rebuild: Investments for psychosocial health’ Key Note AddressWomen’s College Khurda, Odisha7-4-2021
Org. Performance -Ethics, Executive Presence & HR AnalyticsKey Note AddressInternational Stress Managemnt Association, India, Hyderabad on11th-12th December,2020.. 11-12-2020
Being Vigilant is Being Ethical: Towards Organizational IntegrityInvited SpeakerONGC,Vadodara28-10-2020
Reboot and Rebuilt: Investments in PsychoSocial HealthInvited SpeakerDepartment of Applied Psychology, Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University (State University of U.P. Government), Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, 11-10-2020
Positive Psychology of Stress” a on Key Note AddressIndian Association for Health Psychology (IAHP), Indi25-7-2020
’The Upside of Stress: Staying Psychologically Fit and Productive During the Pandemic and Beyond” .Invited SpeakerDepartment of Clinical Psychology, organized by Mizoram University, Aizawl,10-6-2020
, ’Mental Health During Lockdown on 29th April, 2020Invited Speaker”department of Social Work, School of Liberal Studies and Education, Navarachana University29-4-2020
’Mental Wellness to Overcome the Lockdown Crisis” 26th May,2020Key Note AddressBharuch District Management Association and Inner wheel club of Bharuch, Gujarat o28-4-2020
“ Ethics at Workplace and Integrity” Observance of Vigilance Awareness Week by Key Note AddressONGC, Vadodara30-9-2019
Being to Becoming:Indian WomanInvited SpeakerONGC ,Vadodara8-3-2017
Parenting Skills .Invited Speaker Maurayan School, Sigma Group of Institute,Vadodara16-7-2016
Living a Meaningful Life after Retirement.Invited Speaker IOCLVadodara9-3-2016
Review of literature.Invited SpeakerKnowledge Consortium of Gujarat, Gujarat9-12-2015
Seminar on “Corporate Social Responsibility Law in India – Issues and concerns”Invited SpeakerDepartment of Psychology, Stockholm University7-5-2015
“Social Psychology of Health – issues and concerns in IndiaInvited Speaker Institute of Stress Medicine, Region VästraGötaland,Gothenberg,Sweden11-4-2015