Assistant Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences and Assistant Director, Centre for Leadership and Change
Ph.D. (JNU); M.Phil.; M.Sc. (BHU); B.Sc.;
After Ph.D. he has worked as research assistant in Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Delhi as contract awardee, assistant director in centre for post colonial education, NIRMAN, Varanasi and as assistant professor in department of Psychology, Christ University. Chetan in his Ph.D. thesis examined the role identity processes in the relationship between social class and academic achievement. He has extended his Ph.D. research into three broad interconnected domains, 1) Dynamics of leadership, 2) The social psychology of social class and how it affects academic achievement where he experimentally studies stereotype threat effect and, 3) social representations of academic achievement and failure. Chetan is genuinely interested in bridging social psychology, educational psychology and political psychology in understanding the educational and organizational domains for offering better perspective in promoting social justice. Chetan was recently invited to Slovakia as visiting faculty where he discussed in RAABE conference, University of Trnava and Slovak Academy of Sciences on the various issues connected to the role of caste and social class in students’ academic performance from social identity and social representations framework. Chetan has published in the wide range of topics covering his area of interest. His training in the interdisciplinary centre helped in developing the better understanding to look into the discipline of psychology from historical, philosophical, social and cultural perspective.
SPECIFIC INTERESTS IN EDUCATION STUDIES
Curriculum and pedagogy design for diverse population, qualitative field study, action research, experimental design, role plays, and alternative methodology in education, Institution Building