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Faculty Profile

PATEL, Apoorva Ms
M.A. Social Work, B.Com (Hons.), UGC NET
Assistant Professor of Social Work

CONTACT

Email :  apatel@gnlu.ac.in

Phone : (+91) - +91 -79-23276611/12

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Teaching / Research Experience

Teaching Experience

  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat: Assistant Professor of Social Work (Feb. 2016 - present)
  • Faculty of Social Work, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat: Temp. Assistant Professor (Aug. 2015 – Jan. 2016)


Research Experience

  • Faculty of Social Work, The M.S. University of Baroda: Assisted in a study on ‘Psychosocial and Socio-economic Status of Inmates’ Families of Vadodara District’–a Project by Govt. of Gujarat and ‘Impact Evaluation Survey of a Tribal Welfare Scheme’ implemented at Devgarh Bariya, Dist. Dahod– a Project by Govt. of Gujarat (2015-16)
  • Public Health Foundation of India: as Research Associate under Asian Regional Capacity Development for Research on Social Determinants of Health (ARCADE - RSDH) Project with Indian Institute of public Health Gandhinagar (University), Ahmedabad, Gujarat (Jan. 2015 – Aug. 2015)
  • Azim Premji Foundation, Uttarakhand: as member under Teacher Education program and Education Leadership & Management Program (July 2012 to March 2014)
  • TISS Mumbai: under M-Ward Project - Socio-economic survey and community resource mapping (Nov-Dec 2011); An  academic research on ‘Nutritional Health Status of Tribal Children’ of Rewa District, Madhya Pradesh (2011-12)
Area of Research/Interest
Areas of General Interest
  • Social epidemiology
  • Early childhood development and education 
  • Child health and nutrition
  • Marginalized and vulnerable populations

Current Research Interest
  • Gandhian approach for sustainable development 
  • Community organisation and development practices
  • New Course(s) Designed/Introduced
  • Social Legislation in India
Publication
  • Paper on ‘Role of Civil Society in Environment Management for Sustainable Development’ published in seminar proceedings of UGC sponsored National Conference organised by Dept. Of Chemistry, Govt. Meera Girl’s College, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur on Sept. 10, 2016. 
  • An article entitled ‘Child Centered DRR–An Approach Addressing Lives, Rights and Needs of Children’ published in Southasiadisasters.net on “First SFDRR Aligned National Disaster Management Plan”, Issue No. 148, July 2016 available on http://www.aidmi.org/publications.aspx 
  • An article ‘Recognising the Rights of Unheard Voices’ published in “Learning Curve” Issue of May, 2014 – a publication of Azim Premji University, Bengaluru 
  • Photo Story published in yearly journal “Indian Landslides” year 2013 issue on Flood Disaster at Uttarkashi District 
  • An article published "Kaamyaab Hoti Koshishe" on Best Practices in School in “PRAVAAH” – the issue focusing on ELM – a journal from Uttarakhand State Institute, Azim Premji Foundation
Conference / Seminar / Workshop
Paper Presentation
 
Conferences
  • Presented paper (poster) on ‘Role of Civil Society in Environment Management for Sustainable Development’ in UGC sponsored National Conference organised by Dept. of Chemistry, Govt. Meera Girl’s College, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur on Sept. 10, 2016.

Seminars
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Gender Integration for Sustainable Development’ in the One Day National Seminar on “Role of Women in Sustainable Development” sponsored by National Commission for Women (NCW), GoI & organized by GNLU - Centre for Environmental and Sustainable Development, at GNLU, Gandhinagar on 01 April, 2017. 
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Influence of Ambedkar Philosophy on Social Work Practice’ in National Seminar on “Relearning Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's Thoughts and Ideology for Reconstructing Contemporary Society” at Faculty of Social Work under the aegis of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Chair, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda on December 06-07th, 2016


Participation

Policy Summits
  • Attended State Level “Consultation on Draft of National Health Policy 2015” jointly organized by IIPH Gandhinagar Sardar Patel Institute of Economics and Social Research, Ahmedabad on Feb. 12, 2015

Conferences
  • UGC sponsored National Conference organised by Dept. of Chemistry, Govt. Meera Girl’s College, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur on Sept. 10, 2016.
  • Participated in the HR Convention on the theme ‘Changing Role of HR in the Disruptive Business
  • World’ organised by Faculty of Social Work, M.S.U. Barodaon Dec. 12, 2015

Seminars
  • One Day National Seminar on “Role of Women in Sustainable Development” sponsored by National Commission for Women (NCW), GoI & organized by GNLU - Centre for Environmental and Sustainable Development, at GNLU, Gandhinagar on 01 April, 2017. 
  • National Seminar on “Relearning Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's Thoughts and Ideology for Reconstructing Contemporary Society” at Faculty of Social Work under the aegis of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Chair, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda on December 06-07th, 2016
  • Participated in National Seminar on “Population, Health and Inclusive Development in India” Jointly organized by International Institute of Population Sciences (Mumbai) and IIPH Gandhinagar 25 – 27, Feb 2015

Workshops
  • “A Workshop on Food Habits, Changing Lifestyle, and Nutritional Needs of Adolescents” organised by NIPCCD, Indore Western Regional Centre (MoWCD) at GNLU, Gandhinagar from November 22 – 23, 2016
  • One Day Workshop on ‘Intellectual Property Laws for the Traditional and Internet Based Businesses’ organised by GNLU, Gandhinagar on July 27, 2016
  • ‘Grant Writing Workshop for young scholars and professionals’ organized by Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar, Gujaratfrom July 22-24, 2015  •
  • Workshop on ‘Enhancing Organizational Capacity in Managing Research Grants’ organized by Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar, Gujarat from May 20-22, 2015 
  • Workshop on ‘Enhancing Students' Engagement in e-Learning’ organized by Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar, Gujarat from March 25-27, 2015
  • Workshops on Education Leadership & Management (ELM) organised by Azim Premji Foundation and District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) in districts of Uttarakhand
Capacity Building Training Programmes
Organised

Training Programmes
  • Co-organized the Workshop on Counselling Skills in collaboration with Centre for Lifelong Learning - TISS, Mumbai on Sept. 23-24, 2016 at GNLU, Gandhinagar
  • A state level ‘In-Service Teachers Training Module Development Workshop’ on ‘Gender and CCE’ at Dehradun from Jan. 20-26 organised by SSA Uttarakhand and Azim Premji Foundation. 
  • ‘Education Leadership & Management Workshops’ organised by Azim Premji Foundation and various DIETs in Uttarakhand state for Head Teachers of Govt. Elementary Schools. 
  • In-Service Teachers Training Programs as a Key Resource Person and Master Trainer for training of trainers, head teachers, teachers, BRCCs, CRCCs at district and block level organised by Azim Premji Foundation and DIET Bharkot (Uttarkashi District), Uttarakhand 
  • Teacher’s trainings at block level on ‘Psychological First Aid for Schools’ and ‘How to help children in Trauma’ to govt. school teachers and SMC members post Uttakrakhand 2013 flood disaster.
   

Participated

Training Programmes
  • ‘Research Methodology Workshop on Legal and Interdisciplinary Research’, organized by Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar from November 6-18 November, 2017. 
  • ‘Research Methodology Workshop’, organized by GNLU, Gandhinagar from May 19- 22, 2017.

Faculty Development Programmes
  • Attended ‘One-Week Faculty Development Program’, organized by GNLU, Gandhinagar from May 11-18, 2017
  • Participated in “One Week Faculty Development Program” organised by GNLU, Gandhinagar from May 16 -21, 2016

Short-Term Courses
  • Attended a short course on Mahatma Gandhi organized at IIT, Gandhinagar from April 28-30, 2017 

Certificate Courses
  • Three months Certificate Course of ‘Office Assistant’ organized by Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, Ujjain (2008)
  • Three months Certificate Course of ‘Desktop Publishing’ organized by Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, Ujjain (2008)
Other Accomplishments
Others
  • First Prize in the Inter-University Street Play Competition during 'Resonance'- The National Student's Festival Celebrating 75 years of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai 
  • First Prize in Group Dance Competition during 'Quintessence 2011'- The Annual Sports, Literary and cultural Festival of TISS, Mumbai.