Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth celebrates Gita Jayanti every year on shukla-ekadashi of the month margashirsha. It is the auspicious occasion on which Bhagavan Sri Krishna expounded the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna. On this occasion School of Vedic Knowledge Systems is organising an Invited Lecture to create awareness among the students and the general public regarding the contemporary relevance of the teachings of Bhagavad Gita.
Shilpa Pandit in her more than two decade long adventure has primarily identified herself as a researcher as it resonates with her being. Working as researcher has meant that she has never viewed work as dichotomous in terms of personal and professional, philosophical and applied, primitive and modern, social and individual, thought and action and other such contrivances even while recognizing the distinctions between them. During her work of 23 years, she has alternatively wandered and worked – as a pilgrim and an exile in three distinct yet linked actions:
Dr. Shilpa teaches social psychology, research methods and health psychology. She was also teaching as an Associate Professor in Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Kochi. She helped set up the postgraduate program in Psychology and also the launch the PhD program at CVV. At CVV, she helped set up courses such as yoga and meditation in integration with health psychology, nutrition and health in psychology and psychology and law. Earlier, she has taught research methods – especially, qualitative methods and mixed methods in RGNIYD (Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth Development, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu) and BALM’s post-graduate programme with TISS (Banyan Institute for Leadership in Mental Health). Recently, in 2019 she was the only psychologist to create and take a course on Psychology and Public Policy, for Indian School of Public Policy, New Delhi(Faculty – ISPP) for a postgraduate programme.