IIT Kharagpur to teach Science of Happiness

Successful organizations may not be happy. But research suggests that happy organizations are usually successful. Anchored on this key concept, IIT Kharagpur organzied its 1st International Workshop on the Science of Happiness as an initiative under the Rekhi Centre of Excellence for Science of Happiness from 23rd to 25th September 2016.  The workshop began with a Corporate Leadership Program at Lalit Great Eastern, Kolkata entitled ‘Happy Leaders and Happy Organizations’, on September 23, 2016. The programme had participation from corporate leaders, working professionals and renowned academicians from across the globe. It was chaired by Prof. P P Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur. The second phase of the event was held at the IIT Kharagpur campus for two more days as the Centre workshop on ‘The Science of Happiness: Relevance in the Indian Context’. 

“Skeptics say that happiness level is genetically determined or as we say in Ind