PROFESSOR Samir J. Patel
Prof. Samir J. Patel is the former Head & Professor of the Psychology at Department of Psychology, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Anand, Gujarat. He received Ph.D. degree in Psychology from the Department of Psychology, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Anand, Gujarat in 1994. He completed Post Graduation in Psychology with specialization in Clinical Psychology from the Department of psychology, Sardar Patel University.
He is the regional secretary, western region of the country of the Indian Academy of Health Psychology. He was the EX- Executive council member of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (IAAP) and founder member of various associations like Gujarat Psychology Association, Community Psychology Association and Indian Association of School Psychology.
Professor Patel is attached with few ‘Board of Studies’ of different universities such as S.P University, V.V. Nagar and M.S. University, Baroda. He is the Member of the Editorial Board of the various National and International Journals like 'International Journal of Indian Psychology, International Journal Recent Advances in Psychology and UGC approved Journal of S.P. University ‘PRAJNA’.
Almost 25 students awarded Ph.D. degree and 15 students also awarded M.Phil degree under his guidance. He has extensive experience of research in various branches of psychology like clinical, rehabilitation, guidance and counseling and social psychology. He has completed UGC major and minor research projects. He has written a book on personality. He has conducted several workshops, seminars and refresher courses under his leadership in collaboration with different academic bodies like UGC, RCI, ICSSR and Indian Association of Applied Psychology.
Professor Patel is Member of SENATE and also Ex-Member of SYNDICATE (2012-2015) at Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Anand. He is a Member of Expert Committee in Rehabilitation Council of India, New Delhi (CRR.No. A22419) He is attached to the different selection committees of the Government of Gujarat as well as Government of India.