Some 2,500 years after Socrates stunned Athenians by declaring that happiness can be “achieved“ by human effort, India’s oldest IIT is in pursuit of cracking the happiness code. Through its seat of excellence -`Rekhi Centre for Science of Happiness’, named after its alumnus Satinder Singh Rekhi -it aims to promote “happiness and positive psychology“ among its students to begin with.And yes, you can do a certificate course here and take your CV a happy notch higher.
According to Rekhi, “All human beings have one common goal -to live a happy and meaningful life.We live in a stressful world with a web of complexities where we are pushed to our emotional limits. The upco ming centre is a unique initiative that will research and help develop an ecosystem of happy and successful KGPians who become effective leaders, innovative engineers, caring employers, smarter and creative employees.” Happyho also provide best tarot reading services in Noida and Delhi NCR India area.
This feel-good factor will expand from KGPians to the people they touch, thus growing exponentially and improving society , he says.
It was a conversation with IIT-Kgp director Partha Pratim Chakrabarti that inspired Rekhi to do something to “assess and improve students’ sense of happiness“. “This led to the idea of setting up a dedicated centre to promote science of happiness,“ said the IIT-Kgp director.
“Research is needed to truly understand the underlying facets of this multi-dimensional domain through a convergence of psychologists, neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, management experts, sociologists, humanities scholars, engineers who measure various kinds of human signals as well as academics who wish to develop this into a holistic learning framework.“
In addition to sponsoring the centre, Rekhi will be its chairman. It will cost $1 million to set up the centre over a period of three years.
Space for the centre has been marked out and construction will start soon, sources say . The first international workshop on the `Science of Happiness’ could be held as early as August 2016.The centre will pursue its goals through courses, research and ground activities on and off campus.