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People : Dr. Neerja Singh

Name: Dr. Neerja Singh
Designation: Assistant Professor
School : School of Social Science, Social Work
Qualification: MSW ,PhD
Phone : 09927145246
Email : [email protected]
  • Currently working as Assistant Professor of Social Work in the Department of Social Work, School of Social Sciences, Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani, Nainital, since 15 January-2011 to till date.
  • Worked as Block coordinator in Bal Bandhu Project (Child Friendly) with UNICEF & Hitaishi Samaj Sewa Sanstha, Jhansi, Lalitpur U.P. since 12th, August till 31st, December 2010.
  • Worked as Counselor- Nari Sewa Samiti at Nari  Bandi  Niketan, Adarsh Karagar, Lucknow  since Feb’2005 till March’ 2009.
  • Worked as Research Associate in Neo Natal Care project in Unnaon District (U.P) under the supervision of K.G.M.C. Lucknow and John Hopkins America 2001.
  • Did Psychological Counseling   to The   Convicts of the Prison. Provided Legal advice to the Inmates of the Prison since Feb’2005 till Mar’ 2009.

Teaching Areas: Social Work

Research Areas : Child & Women development, Neo Natal Care, Community upleftments programme by PRI

AWARD: Excellence in Teaching Award

Publications : 

  1. Singh Neerja (2013) Rajnitik Sanskratikaran ke Utthan men Mahila Shashaktikaran ki Bhumika,Parmita A Third Monthly Magzine, April –June2013 Year 6Volume 1.(ISSN 0974-6129)
  2. Singh Neerja (2011) Rural Development,Initiatives for Women Employment:A case Study of Uttarakhand, Uttarakhand Various Dimensions, Published by Anamika Publications, New Delhi (ISBN 978-81-7975-431-3).
  3. Singh Neerja (2011) The Role of NGOs and State in Disabilities Area by the Department of Social Work, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi(U.P.).
  4. Singh Neerja Dr (2011)Role of ODL system for Inclusive Educational Practices  in Higher Education(With Special Reference of Uttarakhand) (ISBN 978-81-313-1245-2)
  5. Singh Raj Kumar & Singh Neerja (2009): Emergence of Village Panchayats Women Empowerment and Decision making (Contemporary Social Work General-UPENG/2007/25989, ISSN 0975-1793).
  6. Wrote 31 units in the Self Learning Material of MSW programme of Uttarakhand Open University (Published by Uttarakhand Open University).

PARTICIPATED, PRESENTED SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS

  1. Participated in one day National Seminar on Bharat Ka Amrit Mahotsav on the topic  “पिछले 75 वर्षों में भारत में महिला सशक्ति करण” on 6th August , 2022 Organized By Department of Social Work, Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani.
  1. Participated in  Three Days Short Term Capacity Building Programme on “Quantitative Methods of Research for Teachers and Academics” Organized by National Staff Training & Research Institute of Distance Education, Indira  Gandhi National Open University ,Maidan Garhi New Delhi, held from 12-14 July,2022.
  1. Participated in One Day National Webinar on, “Data for Sustainable Development” on the occasion of National Statistics Day 2022, organized by Department of Economics, School of Social Science (SOSS), Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani, Nainital (U.K.) on 29th June 2022.
  1. Participated in the one day National Seminar on, “पिछले 75 वर्षों में भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था का विकास” organized by Department of Economics, School of Social Science (SOSS), Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani, Nainital (U.K.) on 18th June, 2022.
  1. Participated in One Week International Online Faculty Development Programme on “Research Paradigms in Social Work” organised by the Department of Social Work in association with IQAC, Yeldo Mar Baselios College Puthuppady, Kothamangalam (Affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University) from 25.03.22 to 31.03.22.
  1. Participated in one day National Seminar on, “सतत भविष्य के लिए आज लैंगिल समानता जरुरी :लैंगिक असमानता कारण ,चुनौतिया एवं समाधान” organized by school  of Humanities, Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani  on 8th March 2022.
  1. Participated in one day workshop on “चरित्र निर्माण एवं व्यक्तित्व के समग्र विकास में पञ्चकोशीय संकल्पना” organized by department of Sanskrit & Jyotish, School of Humanities &  शिक्षा संस्कति उत्थान न्यास,उत्तराखंड प्रान्त on 22nd January 2022.
  1. Participated in one day National Webinar on “राष्ट्रीय चेतना का शैक्षिक आधार” organised by department of Jyotish & Vidya Bharti New Delhi on 18th January 2022.
  1. Participated in  Five Days Online Workshop on Digital Technologies, Office Skills, and Technology Enhanced Learning Organized by School of Vocational Studies, Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani, Nainital in Collaboration with Uttarakhand Science Education & Research Centre (USERC), Govt. of Uttarakhand, Dehradun on 8th -12th November 2021.
  1. Organized on day International Webinar on, “Social Determinants of Health & Health Seeking Behavior towards Health Equity: With special reference to the Elderly People of Mountain Regions” DOSW, SOSS, UOU, Haldwani Uttarakhand on 29th-30th November, 2021.
  1. Participated in One Day International Webinar on “Social Determinants of Health and Health Seeking Behaviour towards Health Equity: with Special Reference to Elderly People of Mountain Regions” & Presented research paper entitled “Role of Helping Profession and Aged care”, organized by DOSW, SOSS, UOU, Haldwani Uttarakhand on 29th-30th November, 2021.
  1. Participated in National Webinar on Achievements, Challenges and Perspectives in Higher Education with special reference to NEP 2020 Celebrating “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” Organized by School of Education, Uttarakhand Open University Haldwani on 30th October 2021.
  1. Successfully completed One Week Online National Faculty Development Program on “Outcome-Based Field Education in Social Work” jointly organized by Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) and Guru Angad Dev Teaching Learning Centre, SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi under the Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) of Ministry of Education from 28th September to 4th of October 2021.
  1. Participated in the One Day Webinar on “Emerging Perspectives of Water based Tourism in India : Special Focus on Sacred River Ganga” Organised by School of Tourism  Hospitality & Hotel Management ,Uttarakhand Open University Haldwani on 22nd September 2021.
  1. Participated in the One Day Webinar on “प्राच्य विद्या और पर्यावरण” organised by department of Jyotish and Namami Gange Project on 16th September 2021.
  1. Participated in the “International Webinar on Social Work Profession in Geriatric Care – Current Roles, Challenges and Emerging Trends” Organized by Heritage Foundation, Hyderabad,India on 28th -30th July 2021 and 3rd -5th August 2021.
  1. Participated in one day National Seminar  on “Impact of Covid-19 on Working Women in Unorganized Sector: With Special Reference to Urban Area” Date- 12 July, 2021 Organized by Department of Sociology, School of Social Science, Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani.
  1. Participated in One Day National Webinar on “NCSWE : Role and Responsibilities of Stakeholders” in collaboration with Central Zone, Chhattisgarh Chapter &  Guru Ghasidas Central University, Bilaspur on 27th June 2021.
  1. Participated in 3 Day 2 Hour International (Virtual) Seminar, “on Elder Abuse Awareness” on 15th to 17th June 2021 organised by Heritage Foundation.
  1. Participated in one day National Webinar on, “National Education Policy 2020 & Human Service Profession :In Reference to National Education Policy for Social Work Education”, jointly organized by department of Social Work ,University of Lucknow and Aligarh Muslim University in collaboration with NCSWE-Central Zone, Uttar Pradesh Chapter on 20th June 2021.
  1. Participated in Two Days Workshop on Virtual Labs  C-0 L (November 9-10, 2020) Organized by School of Computer Science & IT, Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani CEMCA In collaboration with Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia, New Delhi on 9th & 10th November 2020.
  1. Participated in Two day National Webinar  on, “The Dynamic of Folklores  and Oratures in Culture” organised by department of English ,SDM PG College Doiwala ,Dehradun 12th & 13th October 2020.
  1. Participated in the national webinar on Energy & Environment Problems facing the Third World and Their Problem Solutions for Sustainable development & Poverty Elevation, organised by Sun Rise University , Alwar , Rajasthan on 6th of July 2020.
  1. Participated in the national webinar on “Future of India-China Relation After Incident Of Galwan” held on 02- 07-2020, Organized by the Department of Defence Studies, Govt. N.P.G. College Of Science, Raipur (C.G.)
  1. Participated in the Two Day National Workshop on “प्राचीन भारतीय साहित्य में विज्ञान –प्रोद्योगिकी तथा महामारी विषयक तत्व”, Organized by Department of Sanskrit, School of Humanities, Uttarakhand Open University,Haldwani on 24th & 25th June 2020.
  1. Participated in the national webinar on, “Science of Asana with Reference to Foot & Concept & Significance of Yoga”, Organized by Sunrise University ,Alwar ,Rajasthan on 21st June 2020.
  1. Prticipated generously At The Global Webinar entitled “Enhancing Immunity through ‘AYUSH’ towards Healthy Society” Held on 20th June, 2020 From Haldwani (Nainital),Uttarakhand, INDIA.
  1. Participated in International Virtual Conference titled “Inclusion, Disability, and Sports” held on 19-06-2020 organized by Department of Physical Education , BPS Women University, Sonepat, Haryana, India .
  1. Participated in the 5 Day Faculty Development Programme in R Programming organized by Uttarakhand Science Education and Research Centre, Department of Information & Science Technology, Govt. of Uttarakhand with IIT Mumbai, Spoken Tutorial & School of Computer Science & IT, Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani on 15th -19th June 2020.
  1. Participated in One Week Faculty Development Programme on, “Recent Trends in Research & Applied Statistics”, Organized by Sunrise University Alwar from 13th -19th June 2020.
  1. Participated in National Webinar titled “Social Work Intervention with marginalized section of society with specific reference of COVID-19” on June 10th, 2020 organized by Department of Social Work, BPS Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Khanpur Kalan Sonipat Haryana .
  1. Participated in one day National Webinar on “Critical Social Work Practice in India “Organised by Social Work Forum 2019-2020, Madras School of Social Work, Chennai on 3rd June 2020.
  1. Participated in National Webinar titled “Post Covid-19 Social Work Education & Practice: Emerging Opportunities & Challenges” Organized by   IQAC & Department of Social Work, Vivek Group of College of Education, Bijnor,UP on 2nd of June 2020.
  1. Participated in one day National Webinar  on, “Social Work response Towards Covid-19 Pandemic “jointly organized by PG & Research Department of Social Work ,Sacred Heart, Tirupattur  ,TN & department of Social Work Kristu Jayanti  College, Bengaluru   on 29th May 2020.
  1. Participated in one day National Webinar on “Reverse Migration & Rural Development in Uttar Pradesh” organised by Dr. B R Ambedkar University Agra on 25th of May 2020.
  1. Participated in one day National Webinar on, “Yogic Solution to Mental Problems Arising During Corona Crisis & Lock Down Period” Organised by Department of Yogic Science, Uttarakhand Sanskrit University ,Bahadrabad, Haridwar ,Uttarakhand on 9th & 10th May 2020.
  1. Participated in one day National Webinar on “E-Learning Tools for 21st Centuary Learners” Organized by School of Education ,Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani on 6th & 7th June 2020.
  1. Participated in one day Workshop on “Gender Sensitization” conducted by Ms.Kamla Bhasin, organized by Women’s Studies Centre, Kumaun University, Nainital on 4th October 2018.
  1. Participated in two days National Consultation on, “Inclusive Social Work Education in India-Understanding Disability and Social Work” organized by School of Social Work,Indira Gandhi National Open University in Collaboration with CBM India Trust ,Bangalore on 27th & 28th September 2018.
  1. Participated in winter school (considered as equivalent to one Refresher Course), organised by UGCHRDC, Kumaun University, Nainital from 22/06/2018 to 12/07/2018.
  1. Participated and presented paper(in-absentia) titled, “Empowering Women through Gender Budgeting in India: Assessing Trends and Initiatives” in two days National Seminar on, Women as Critical Partners in an Egalitarian Society: An Evaluation of the Current Status in India, jointly organised by Association of Indian Universities and The North Cap University, Gurugram, Haryana held on 8th & 9th March 2018.
  1. Participated and presented paper entitled, “Status of Women & Health-A Social Work Study.” (in-absentia) in two days National Seminar on Women’s Health in India: Issues and Concerns (with special reference to Uttarakhand State) organised by BSM PG College Roorkee, from 23rd to 24th February 2018.
  1. Participated in one day workshop on, “Health Nutrition-Healthy Living” organised by Department of Home Science ,School of Health Sciences , Uttrakhand Open University, on 4th September 2017. 
  1. Organizing Committee member of National Conference on Community Radio in India : Challenges and Possibilities of Information and Knowledge Sharing, organised by School of Journalism and Media Studies, Directorate of Research and Innovation,Hello Haldwani (91.2 Megahertz) on 30th & 31st March 2017.
  1. Participated in Intensive Workshop on Community Radio Production, organized by School of Journalism and Media Studies, Directorate of Research and Innovation,Hello Haldwani (91.2FM) at Uttarakhand Open University ,Haldwani(Nainital) on 8th & 9th February 2017.
  1. Participation in VIII National Seminar (Sociology Association, Uttarakhand), organised by Department of Sociology Kumaun University, Uttarakhand and sponsored by ICSSR on 11th & 12th December 2016.
  1. Member of Organising Committee of “Swachhta Pakhwada”,organised by Uttarakhand Open University Haldwani from 1st to 15th November 2016.
  1. Participated in National Symposium on, “Tourism for All-Promoting Universal Accessibility “to mark the celebration of World Tourism Day ,organised by School of Tourism ,Hospitability & Hotel Management ,Uttarakhand Open University,Haldwani and presented paper titled,”Ecotourism & Sustainable Development with Special Reference to Professional Social Work” on 26th & 27th September 2016.
  1. Participated in UGC-Sponsored Orientation Programme, organised by UGCHRDC, Kumaun University, Nainital from 04/07/2016 to 01/08/2016.
  2. Participated in three days, “In-Training and Sensitization Programme of Key Functionaries of Central and State Government, Local Bodies and other Service Providers” of Central Sector Plan Scheme under the XII Five Year Plan of DEPwD, M/o SJ7E, Govt. Of India from 28th -30th March 2016, organized by Dr. Shakuntala Mishra National Rehabilitation University Lucknow, UP and implemented by Rehabilitation Council of India, Nodal Agency of this Scheme.
  1. Participated and presented paper titled,................in two days national seminar on Traditional Knowledge and Health Seeking Practices among the Himalayan Region Communities ,under ICSSR and organised by department of Sociology ,Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani, from 4th -5th March 2016.
  1. Delivered Lecture on Women Empowerment on One day symposium organized by Uttarakhand Open University Haldwani on 8th March 2016.
  1. Participated (in absentia) and presented paper titled , “Corporate –NGOs Partnership Catalyzing CSR in India” in two days seminar,Corporate Social Responsibility : Trends and Opportunities ,organized by UGC-DSA Programme (Phase-III) & Centre for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility Faculty of Social Work ,Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda from 19th -20th Feb 2016.
  1. Participated and presented paper titled, “Rights of Older Person and Role of Social Work with special reference to Uttarakhand”  in two days National Seminar Ageing & Health Care in India : Issues & Challenges (with special reference to Rural and Mountain Areas, organised by Regional Health & Family Welfare Training Centre(RHFWTC),Motinagar, Haldwani and sponsored by ICSSR on 5th & 6th December 2015.
  1. Organised , Participated and presented paper titled Women Empowerment through Political Participation”(A social work action research, based on SC,ST & OBC women representatives) in two days National Seminar Women Empowerment through Panchayati raj –Issues & Challenges, organised by Uttarakhand Open University ,Uttarakhand & sponsored by National Commission for Women , New Delhi from 13th -14th March,2015.
  1. Participated in three days training programme on “Training of Trainers (ToT)in Media & Information Literacy” organised by Uttarakhand Open university and presented by Media and Information Literacy ,In association with UNESCO & Formedia from Feb 19th to 21st,2015.
  1. Participated in two days conference on “Hindi Sahityeek Patrikarita” organised by Uttarakhand Open university and Sahitya Academy Delhi, from Feb 14th to 15st,2015.
  1. Participated in seven days workshop on SPSS for Social Science data Analysis organised by Uttarakhand Open University,from 2nd to 8th of February 2015.
  1. Participated & organised 5th session of “Uttarakhand History & Culture Association”, organised by Department of History, School of Social Sciences ,Uttarakhand Open University,haldwani from 12th -13th  February2015.
  1. Participated & organised National conference on “contemporary Issues in Commerce Education in India” , organised by School of management Studies & Commerce Uttarakhand Open University & International Journal of Trends in Economics, Management & technology(IJTEMT),USA and International Association of Academicians Innovators researchers & sciences(IAAIRS),USA, from 20th -21st   December 2014.
  1. Participated and presented paper titled “Social Work response to Violence against Women”in two days National Seminar on Violence against Women :Current challenges and Future Trends under the auspices of Indian council of Social Sciences Research Ministry of Human Resource Development ,New Delhi and organised by dept. of Political Sciences ,B.S.M. P.G. College Roorkee (Haridwar)Uttarakhand from 19th & 20th December 2014. 
  2. Co-convener and participated national seminar, “Social Transformation Among Scheduled Caste & Tribal Communities of Mountain Region-Myth or Reality” on 10th & 11th October 2014 at Nainital.
  3. Organised and Participated in “International capacity Building research training of Social Work Educators on Social Work response to Himalayan disasters” organised by dept. of Social Work & centre for Himalayan Studies, Uttarakhand Open university Haldwani and in collaboration with Universiti of Sains Malaysia,Pulau Penang, Malaysia and supported by International Association of School of Social Work(IASSW) on 4th and 5th of September 2014.
  4. Participated in nine days work shop on “Voice Modulation, Presentation Skills and Development of Self-learning Material for Distance & Online Learning”, organized  by directorate of Research & Innovation Studies, Uttarakhand Open university,Haldwani from March 19th -27th ,2014. 
  1. Organised ,Participated and presented paper titled Women Health and Society : A Social Work Prospects with Special Reference to Mountains in two days National Seminar on Women in Mountain–Continuity and Change organised by Uttarakhand Open University ,Uttarakhand & sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi from 28th -29th November,2013.

    

  1. Participated and presented paper titled “Facet of Rural Women Employment through Mahatma Gandhi NREGAin two days National Seminar on Rural Development through MNREGA: New Challenges and Solutions, organised by B.S.M.P.G.College, Roorkee, Uttarakhand & sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi from 04th -05th October, 2013.
  1. Participated and presented paper titled “ Human Rights and Professional Social Work in India” in two days National Seminar on Human Rights and State of Health in India : Quest for Social Equity;with Special reference to Mountain Areas’’sponsered by ICSSR and ,organised by  RHFWTC,Motinagar Haldwani,Nainital from 26th -27th october 2013.
  1. Participated in one day Rastriya Sangosthi on HINDI DIWAS on 14th September 2013 on Bhartiya Sanskrati aur Hindi Bhasa organised by Uttarakhand Open University.
  1. Participated in two days National Workshop form15th  to 16th of March 2013  on ‘LaTeX’ organised by School of CS & IT, Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani, Nainital.
  1. Participated in two days Training Regional Workshop on ‘Social Defence Issues for Social Work Professional’s organised by the National Institute of Social Defence, New Delhi in collaboration with the Department of Social Work, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi during February 9th to 11th, 2013 at Varanasi.
  1. Participated in two days workshop on SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) organised by the Research Directorate of Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani,      Nainital in collaboration with SPSS South Asia Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore.
  1. Presented Paper titled “Role of Professional Social Work for Protection of Human Rights for Womens in Jail” in a two days National Seminar At B.S.M.P.G. College, Roorkee , Uttarakhand sponsored by  Indian Council  of Social  Science  Research, (ICSSR) & New Delhi University Grants Commission, (UGC) New Delhi.

                                                                                           

  1. Presented Paper titled “ODL & Women Empowerment-A Case Study of Lalitpur District ” in National Seminar on Human Resource Development in Health Services by Utilization of Open & Distance Learning in India: with Special Reference to Rural and Mountain Areas, organized by Regional Health and Family Welfare Training Centre (RHFWTC), Motinagar, Haldwani,(Nainital)Uttarakhand on 25th -26th  August2012. 
  1. Presented Paper titled “Hope and Change in Youth : A case study of Social Behavior Change Communication at Lalitpur’’ in National seminar on Indian Youth: Contemporary Issues ,Challenges and Strategies’’ organized by the Department of Social Work TMU, Moradabad on 5th -6th  May 2012.
  1. Submitted paper titled “Practices related to Women in Himalayan Region and their Medical Relevance’ ’in National seminar on ‘From Survival to Development-understanding Himalayan Traditional Knowledge System in Socio-Historical Perspective ‘held between 21-23 March,2012 organized by School of Social sciences ,UOU.
  1.  Organized National Seminar on “Business Ethics: Issues and Challenges” on 24th -25th March 2012 at UOU.
  2.  Organized 1st “Convention & Tourism Quiz” Competition on 24th September, 2012, organized by UOU.
  1. Participated in a two days National Seminar on Empowerment of Rural Women in Uttarakhand: Status Challenges and Solution, titled “Facet of Rural Women Employment through Mahatma Gandhi ‘NREGA’, organised by B.S.M.P.G.College, Roorkee (Haridwar) Uttarakhand.
  1. Participated in the National Workshop on: “Developing Research Proposals in Distance and Online Learning” held during 27th to 1st Dec, 2011, organized by STRIDE (IGNOU).
  1. Presented paper titled “The Role of NGOs and State in Disabilities Area” at the National Seminar on “Person with Disabilities: Programme, Policies, Remedies and Intervention” Organized by the Department of Social Work, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi(U.P.) on March 26-27,2011.
  1. Presented paper titled   in Inter National Seminar of The Learning Community (Association for Learners) on “Innovative Practices in Education” on June 18th -19th , 2011.
  1. Participated in National Workshop on “Self-Instructional Learning Material Development” from 24th to 25th January, 2011 organized by Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani, Nainital.
  1. Participated in the training programme on “Management of Chemical, Biological, Radiation & Nuclear Attacks” from 14th to 18th June, 2010 organized by Disaster Management Cell,U.P. Academy of Administration & Management ,Lucknow.
  1. Participated & Presented paper titled “Rajnitik Sahbhagita ke Madhyam Se Mahila Shashaktikaran: Istithi Ewam Bhavi Paridrasya” in National Seminar on Women Empowerment and Child Development: Policies, Programs & Perspectives. Organized by Department of Social work, University of Lucknow, Lucknow.
  1. Participated & Presented paper titled “Social Exclusion and Street Children’’ in Inter National Seminar on Inclusive Development in India: Past Experiences, Present Challenges and Future Directions, organised by Department of Social Work, University of Lucknow, Lucknow.
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