Alumnus to help IIT KGP develop Happy Technocrats

Alumnus to help IIT KGP develop Happy Technocrats

IIT KGP to set up Centre for Science of Happiness

Satinder Singh Rekhi, an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur is in the pursuit to create Happy People at workplace. Where best to start than his Alma Mater IIT Kharagpur! It was a conversation between Rekhi and Prof. P P Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur where Rekhi felt, some concrete steps could be taken to assess and improve their sense of happiness through positivity, motivation, resilience, other-centeredness and such measures. This led to the idea of setting up a dedicated centre promoting Science of Happiness and Positive Psychology.

For centuries, the field of psychology focused on addressing the negative—investigating what was "wrong" with a person, or relieving suffering from depression, trauma, and addictions. But over the last decade, there has been a significant shift: Scientists are now turning their attenti