Dr. Sahni was conferred the award of“Edupreneur of the Year 2015” by the Minister of State for Higher and Technical Education, Smt. Vasuben Tridev at a recently held award ceremony organised by ASSOCHAM and Education Post.
The award instituted and announced by ASSOCHAM India and Education Post has been conferred on Dr. Sahni for building a university of global competence and research in India.
Dr. Sahni was conferred Director Generalship of International Forum on Crimes and Criminal Law in the Global Era in Beijing, China in December 2015 from Indian academia.
The International Forum on Crime and Criminal Law in the Global Era is an international academic and research institution. It is the initiative of scholars from 23 countries: China, America, France, German, Italy, Japan, Russia and Spain etc.
Adding to the list of awards and recognitions Dr. Sahni was awarded the Medal of Honour presented by the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts the most prominent national academic institution in Serbia. The Academy directs scientific research projects which are realized in cooperation with other Serbian scientific institutions and through international cooperation.
Dr. Sahni also worked as one of the Project Directors of the Montgomery College, US – India Initiative “Transforming Boundaries” funded by US State Department.
Prior to his joining O. P. Jindal Global University, Dr. Sahni was Head – Education with Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL), part of USD 15 billion O.P. Jindal Group. He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behaviour and a Post Graduate degree in Psychology with a specialization in Industrial Psychology from Punjab University, Chandigarh. He has an extensive industry/government background of 27 years of experience in the field of human resources and behavioral management.
He has dedicated 14 years as a scientist in Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) and Sports Authority of India (SAI).
His contribution across the globe has been cosmic. He has worked as a research scientist at several universities like University of Houston, Texas, University of Illinois, Chicago to name a few. With a perfect blend of academics and industry exposure, he has been invited by several institutes in over 30 countries. He has also served as a secretary to Indian Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Psychology Association of India.
He has authored, co-authored, edited and reviewed many books and research papers such as a Handbook of Sports Psychology, Perceptual Organization of Criminals, Performance Enhancement of Sportsmen, Stress Management etc. He has delivered lectures and keynote addresses at various institutes in India and abroad and has published numerous research papers in various national and international journals of repute. He is also awarded a fellowship from Indian Association of Sports Medicine, Sports Psychology Association of India and Indian Council of Medical Research.
Dr. Sahni is one of the few Indian psychologists to have dispensed his immense knowledge towards the development of society and nation.