Dr. Vinod Kumar Shanwal

Head, Department of Education & Training

University School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Ph.D (2003). Jamia Millia Islamia
Educational Psychology, Emotional Intelligence,Value Education,Research Methodology,Environmental Education



Dr. Vinod Kumar Shanwal is currently working as HOD, Education and Training, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. 

Dr. Shanwal also worked as Associate Professor with Fiji National University (a renowned international university) at the College of Humanities and Education in Fiji Islands. Prior to joining GBU Dr. Shanwal had been awarded Research Associate Fellowship from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi. He had carried out his Post Doctoral research work at the Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences (IHBAS), Delhi. He also worked with ICMR Task Force Project on “Suicide Behaviour” . He is a recipient of prestigious awards like Young Scientist and P.B. Buckshey Awards and ESDA National Green Award. He had been the only Indian Member in Planning team of an International Conference held in Netherlands in the year 2005. His name has also been figured in “Emerging Indians 2007” under Science Technology category through survey conducted by “The Week-IMRB” in its August issue, 2007.


Dr. Shanwal has been awarded Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D) from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi in the field of “Emotional Intelligence”. He has done  Post Graduations in Education, Political Science as well as Management (HR). Besides, he has also done Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Behaviour Modification from reputed Indian Universities. He is one of the pioneer researchers in the field of emotional intelligence. His work has been published by national and international media including Fiji Times etc. He had generated and adapted a measure of emotional intelligence appropriate for Indian Population.

He has also been recipient of Travel Grants from ICSSR for presenting a paper in the International Conference. He has contributed three books on “Emotional intelligence'', one of them was published by Nova Science Publishers, New York. His recent edited book “Alcoholism” has been published in 2017-18.

He has completed two Major Research Projects funded by apex bodies and currently working on Major Research Project funded by ICSSR.

Dr Shanwal has written more than three dozen of papers including book chapters, research papers and articles for books, journals and magazines of repute .He has contributed in more than two dozens of Conferences/Seminars at national as well as international level. He has been invited by several prestigious Institutions/universities  as an  expert for  talks/special lecture/training on various current topics including Emotional Intelligence, Stress Management, Psycho-social issues and Environmental Education and Teacher training etc. His work has figured in prestigious publications like Fiji Times (one of the oldest newspaper), the Hindu, Kurukshetra, and Everyman’s Science etc.

 Past Positions held at International level :


 Academic Position :


  •  Associate Professor in the School of Humanities & Education, Fiji National University (largest University in the South Pacific), Fiji Islands since 1st March 2012 to 22nd June 2012 (on EOL from GBU).


 Administrative Positions :


•                         Member, College Academic Board, College of Humanities and Education, Fiji National University, Fiji Islands.


•                         Member, School Academic Board, School of Education, Fiji National University, Fiji Islands.


•                        Member, Selection Committee for the selection of Social Sciences Faculty at Fiji National University, Fiji Islands.



 Administrative Positions held at GBU:


•                     Head, Dept. of  Social Sciences;

•                     Head, Dept. of Education & Training

•                     Head, Dept. of History & Civilization

•                     Assistant Registrar (directly accountable to Registrar)


 Board/Committee/Panel Member :


•                     Member, Board of Studies, School of Humanities and Social   



•                     Invited Member, Board of Studies, School of Law, Justice and   



•                     Member, Organizing Committee, Cultural Council

•                     Member, Proctorial Board

•                     Member, International Centre

•                     Member, Selection Committee for  the Selection of PGTs for Inter



•                     Member (Nominee of Commissioner, Meerut)  for selection  of  NRHM 

              Project Team for Gautam Budh Nagar District


•                     Member, Sports Committee

•                     Member, Admission Committee

·                     Member, Interview Board for admission to Doctoral Programme


•                     Chairman/Member, Interview Board for admission to Postgraduate


·                     Editor, Integrated Journal of Social Sciences, ISSN 2348 –0874


·                     Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Psychology and 

                                                   Education (IJPE)

·               Member, National Advisory Board for conducting National Seminar at Km. Mayawati Govt. Girls Post Graduate College, Badalpur (Gautam Budh Nagar) from 2014-18. 


Educational Qualifications

  •               Ph.D. (Educational Psychology) (Emotional Intelligence) from Jamia Millia   Islamia, (Degree Awarded in 2003).


  •               Master of Education (M.Ed.) from Kurukshetra University (1998)

  •               Master of Political Science from IASE, Sardarshahr (2005).

  •               Master of Business Administration (Human Resource) from Guru Jambheshwar University, (2010).


  •               Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Behaviour Modification (PGDC&BM) from Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar (2008)

Academic Distinctions/Awards:


  •             Young Scientist Award (2005) for best paper presentation, titled “Nurturance of Emotional Intelligence” in an International Conference held at Trichy.


  •             P.B. Buckshey Award (2004) for presentation of best paper entitled “An Indian adaptation of Multifactor Emotional Intelligence Scale” in the XXIX Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society-North Zone held at Delhi.


 â€¢               Travel Grant was provided by the ICSSR to present a Scientific Paper “Emotional intelligence: An Indian Experience” in the 5th Annual Conference of NexusEQ, “Leading with emotional intelligence: Tools and Wisdom for a sustainable world”, Holland, Europe, from 12th to 14th June 2005.


 â€¢         "ESDA National Green Award-2017" for remarkable and outstanding contribution in the field of Education and Social Science  on December 28, 2017 during National Seminar on 'Environmental Challenges of India' organize by Environment and Social Development Association (ESDA) with association of Vishwa Mitra Pariwar, Delhi, Blue Planet Society, Allahabad and Shree Mansha Foundation, Delhi.  


      •        Enlisted in the selected list of “Emerging Indians 2007” under    Science & Technology category through survey conducted by “The Week-IMRB” in its August issue. 

     Membership of Professional Bodies:

   â€¢         Life Member- Indian National Science Congress (INSC), Calcutta.