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B.A. (Banaras Hindu University),M.A. (University of Allahabad),M.Phil. (JNU),Ph.D. (JNU)
Prashant Kesharvani is an assistant professor at Centre for Undergraduate Studies. He did his master degree in Psychology with specialisation in social psychology from University of Allahabad and Ph.D. in Social Sciences of Health from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His PhD work attempts to understand role of social capital for public health. In order to examine the relationship, his study has taken the specific case of 'Communitisation' within National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). His study examines the role of social capital in implementation of ‘communitisation’ and its components under the NRHM; it also attempts to understand the role of NRHM in generating social capital for the public system; and it understands impact of NRHM strategies on social capital within the health services. He also received the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Doctoral Scholarship to pursue his PhD. Prior to joining TISS, he worked as a research consultant at Department of Communication Research, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi.
His area of interest is ‘Interface of Social Sciences with Public Health’, ‘Technology and Human Behaviour’, ‘Public Mental Health’ ‘Health System Research’, ‘Social Capital’, ‘Group Psychology’ and ‘Health Communication’.
He teaches psychology, bio-statistics and epidemiology, public health and quantitative research methodology to undergraduate and post graduate students.
‘Interface of Social Sciences with Public Health’; ‘Technology and Human Behaviour’; ‘Public Mental Health’; ‘Health System Research’; ‘Social Capital’; ‘Group Psychology’; and ‘Health Communication’.
Other Publicataion (Research Reports)
1. Data Analysis and Report Writing of State Level Achievement Survey of SSA, Assam. Sponsoring Agency: Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA), Govt. of Assam
2. What Works for Whom and How: Understanding Programme Implementation for Education, Health, and Child Protection in Ongoing Conflict Area of Kokrajhar, Assam. Sponsoring Agency: Terres Des Homes
He teaches following courses:
Human Behaviour: Bio-psycho-social perspective; Social Psychology; Understanding Mental Health; Epidemiology and Bio-Statistics; Health Services System; Policy Programmes and Legislations; Introduction to Quantitative Methodology; and Self, Relationship and Collective Action in a Digital Era: A Psychological Perspective.
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