Department of Contemplative and Behavioural Sciences (DCBS)

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“Mindfulness and contemplative practices are experiential modes of learning and self-inquiry. Contemplative inquiry asks not just what we think, but what thinking itself is: how we come to think, as biological, aesthetic and social beings. It is concerned with conditions and strategies for thinking differently – combining rigorous introspection with rigorous critical investigation. Contemplative studies integrates perspectives from a variety of disciplines including Psychology, Spirituality, Neuroscience, Religion, Music, Theater, Philosophy.”

Founded on an inter-disciplinary approach, amalgamating the Orient- Occident Perspectives, the Department of Contemplative & Behavioural Sciences (DCBS) will offer Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctoral and Integrated Programs in ‘Psychology and Contemplative Studies’ starting Academic Year 2020

The second batch of the Certificate Course in Human Development and Counselling: Vedic & Modern Perspectives (HDCVM 2020) will commence from the 4th of  January 2020 – May 17th 2020; Saturdays and Sundays. For Detailed Programmatic Brochure HDCVM 2019 (Batch 2.0) Brochure

Comprehensive Faculty Overview & Session Details HDCVM 2020

Comprehensive Faculty Overview & Session Details HDCVM 2020


Vivechana ~ The Counselling Space

(a unit of DCBS)

Vivechana ~ The Counselling Space
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To provide a nurturing learning ecology towards

  • fostering knowledge, competence and research in Psychology and Contemplative Studies through creative and experiential methodologies, processes and responsivities
  • promoting personal and social transformation and developing sensitivity and sensibilities to honor the dignity of all life-forms
  • addressing global challenges and serving humanity by locating training and practice in socio-cultural contexts

Inter-Disciplinary Experts Meet

The First Inter-Disciplinary Experts Meet was held on the 25th & 26th of July’19 towards laying the foundations for the upcoming Faculty of Contemplative and Behavioural Sciences (FCBS) at Sri sri University.The meeting was called by Dr. Richa Chopra, Officiating Head – Department of Contemplative and Behavioural Sciences.

The meeting was attended by the following Inter-Disciplinary Panel of Experts for FCBS

  1. Prof. Girishwar Misra (Former Head- Dept. of Psychology, Delhi University) – Meeting Chair
  2. Prof. Shekhar Seshadri (Associate Dean-Dept. of Behavioural Sciences, NIMHANS) – Meeting Co-Chair
  3. Prof. Anju Dhawan ( Psychiatrist, AIIMS),
  4. Prof. Indranee P Boorooah (Head, Dept. of Psychology, Gauhati University);
  5. Associate Professor, Dr Neena Bansal (Dept of Political Science, K N College Delhi University)
  6. Prof. Ganesh Rao (Yoga Philosophy)
  7. Dr Ayon Maharaj (Head- Dept of Philosophy, RKMVERI, Belur Math),
  8. Mrs Sarbani Rath (Vedic Astrologer)
  9. Smt. Anupama Bhagwat (Musician)
  10. Ms Prachee Shah Paandya (Actor- Kathak Dancer)
  11. Girin Govind (Director, Sri Sri School of Yoga)
  12. Ms Pear Wilson, Psychotherapist, Los Angeles
  13. Prof. Ajay Singh (Vice Chancellor, Sri Sri University)

After a series of interesting deliberations, the meeting concluded delineating the Vision, Mission and the Objectives of the Department and the journey ahead. The Department is forging ahead building the curriculum for the upcoming programs w.e.f AY July 2020 in close association with its panel of experts.

Copyright NEWS of HDVCM 2019

Our Certificate Course in Human Development & Counselling: Vedic & Modern Perspectives, conceptualised by Dr. Richa Chopra , Head – Dept. of Contemplative & Behavioural Sciences has been granted COPYRIGHTS with Copyright Office, Govt.of India on 3rd June 2019

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    Next Batch (2.0): 4 Jan-17 May’20.

Faculty HOD

Richa Chopra


M.Sc (Child Development), Advanced Diploma in Psychological Science (ADPSc), PhD (Dept. of Psychology, Gauhati University)


Over 23 years of clinical, academic and administrative experience across a range of trans-disciplinary domains namely Developmental Psychology, Trans-personal Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology, Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health, Indian Psychology , Counselling Psychology, Cross Cultural Psychology and Contemplative Studies.

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Our Panel of Inter-Disciplinary Experts & Visiting Faculty