Nalini Bikkina

Nalini Bikkina

Professor , Office, GSHS , VSP

Ph. D.
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Ph. D.
Nalini Bikkina is Director, GITAM School of Gandhian Studies. She was an ICSSR Doctoral Fellow. Her M. Phil Dissertation won the Durganand Sinha Best Paper Award of the National Academy of Psychology. Nalini was a former Group I officer of the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission. With her work experience in the industry, research and administration, she carries an interdisciplinary interest spanning across psychology and public systems. Being NET qualified, she had worked on research projects funded by the UGC, ICPR and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. She is a Fulbright Fellow to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, a College of Arts and Letters Visiting Fellow at James Madison University, Virginia and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London. She had won the Fulbright Alumni Award.


Degree NameInstitute & College nameYear of Graduation/Award
Ph. DDepartment of Psychology2004
M. PhilDepartment of Psychology2001
MAMA Psychology1994


DesignationOrganizationFrom DateTo Date
ICPR Research AssociateGITAM01-10-200801-07-2009
Mandal Parishad Development OfficerGovernment of Andhra Pradesh31-03-200730-09-2008
Project AssociateAndhra University10-10-200630-03-2007
Training ConsultantNEXT19-04-200409-10-2006


Award nameAward OrganizationAwarded year
Fulbright Alumni AwardUnited States India Educational Foundation2020
Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)Royal Society of Arts, London2020
College of Arts and Letters Visiting FellowshipJames Madison University, Virginia2018
Fulbright Academic and Professional Excellence FellowshipUS Department of State2017
Selected for Group Study ExchangeRotary International2004
Doctoral FellowshipIndian Council of Social Science Research2002
Durganand Sinha Best Paper AwardNational Academy of Psychology2000

Farmer Producer Organizations as Farmer CollectivesDevelopment Policy Review, Scopus, -2018, 36, 669-687

What the Tribal Peoples Displaced by Development in India Can Learn from the Resilience of the Winnebago Tribe in NebraskaJournal of Developing Societies , Scopus, -2018, 34, 351-372

Womens Self Help Groups in the Sand MarketInternational Journal of Rural Management, Scopus, -2017, 13, 108-114

Sajjata Sangh A Network of NGOsIIM Ahmedabad Case Centre, Others, -2013, 0, 1-10

BPO Call Centres Psychosocial Issues and Related Ethical ConundrumsTurkish Journal of Business Ethics, Web of science, MAY-2010, 3, 7-14

Title of the projectFunded byDurationSanctioned date
Climate Change Adaptation Traditional Wisdom and Cross Scale UnderstandingUSIEF605-Feb-2020
Title of the projectFunded byDurationSanctioned date
Resilience and Identity Reconstruction of the Winnebago Tribe Implications for Rehabilitation of the Tribal Oustees of Development Induced DisplacementUSIEF628-Jun-2017
Farmer Producer Organizations in Gujarat An Exploratory Study of Perceived Benefits and TradeOffsIndian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad615-Nov-2012
Sajjata Sangh A Network of NGOsIndian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad615-Nov-2012
Seminar nameOrganized byVenueStart dateEnd dateTitle of the paper presentedRoleCo presenter
NationalIndian Institute of Technology MadrasMadras29-Dec-201631-Dec-2016Psychosocial Impact of Displacement A Study of Project Affected People at the Papikonda Site of the Polavaram ProjectParticipated
NationalIndian Institute of Forest Management, BhopalBhopal12-Dec-201414-Dec-2014Handloom Based Social Enterprises Economic and Psychosocial ImpactParticipatedShiv Kumar Belli
NationalIndian Institute of Management, IndoreIndore01-Mar-201005-Mar-2010Disaster Health Approaches Need for Training the First Response Teams in Provision of Psychological First Aid following Natural DisastersParticipated
NationalIndian Institute of Technology, BombayBombay14-Dec-200616-Dec-2006Somatization as a Form of NonPsychotic Psychiatric IllnessParticipated
Seminar nameOrganized byVenueStart dateEnd dateTitle of the paper presentedRoleCo presenter
InternationalIndian Institute of Management, BangaloreBangalore11-Aug-201413-Aug-2014Issues in Access to Agricultural Credit and Weather Based Crop Insurance An Exploratory Study of Farmers from the Kachchh Region of GujaratParticipated
InternationalIndian Institute of Management, CalcuttaCalcutta07-Feb-201309-Feb-2013Farmer Producer Organizations in Gujarat An Exploratory Study of Perceived Benefits and TradeOffsParticipated
InternationalIndian Institute of Science, BangaloreBangalore04-Sep-201206-Sep-2012Trends in Corporate Social Responsibility among Public Sector Enterprises in Coastal Andhra PradeshParticipated
Title of the thesisName of the studentName of the college / universityMajor subject areaYear of admissionType of admissionThesis specification
Title of the thesisName of the studentName of the college / universityMajor subject areaYear of admissionType of admissionThesis specification
Title of the thesisName of the studentName of the college / universityMajor subject areaYear of admissionType of admissionThesis specification
Patient Clinic Treatment Factors Contributing to Burden in Assisted Reproductive TechnologyAnanta Rohita ChenjeriGITAM School of Gandhian StudiesApplied Psychology2021Part timePhD
Elements of Strategic HRM in Kautilyas Arthashastra A Qualitative StudyPrasad PatkiGITAM School of Gandhian StudiesHRM2012Part timePhD
A Study of Association between Education and Occupation of Parents and Academic Anxiety and Academic Stress of High School StudentsMadhavi RoyyurApplied Psychology2010Part timePhD
A Study of Communication Style of ProfessionalsVinay Kumar ChagantiHuman Resource Management2009Full timePhD
A Study of the Quality of Work Life with Reference to Job Autonomy, Job Satisfaction and Work Life Balance of Employees of Select BPM Organizations in HyderabadChalla MadhaviGITAM Insitute of ManagementHRMPart timePhD
Name of the awardAwarded byAwarded year
FellowshipThe Royal Society of Arts UK2020
Fulbright Alumni AwardUSIEF2020
Visiting FellowshipJames Madison University2018
Fulbright FellowshipUnited States India Educational Foundation2017
Best TeacherGITAM University2015
Best ResearcherGITAM University2014
Rotary GSERotary International2004
FellowshipIndian Council of Social Science Research2002
NETUniversity Grants Commission2001
Durganand SinhaNational Academy of Psychology2000
Best Dissertation AwardDepartment of Psychology and Parapsychology Andhra University1994
RankDepartment of Psychology and Parapsychology Andhra University1994
RankAndhra University1992
NCCSecond Andhra Girls Batallion1992
RankSt. Josephs College1992
TitleTypeOrganized byVenueStart dateEnd dateRole
FICCI Future X Leadership Development ProgramFaculty development programFICCIOnline12-Jun-202013-Jun-2020Participated
Workshop on Case Compendium on Sustainability DevelopmentFaculty development programIndian Institute of Management AhmedabadIndian Institute of Management Ahmedabad07-Dec-201808-Jun-2019Participated
Summer School in Qualitative MethodsFaculty development programIndian Institute of Management, AhmedabadAhmedabad01-Jun-201704-Jun-2017Participated
Workshop on Discursive, Foucauldian and Critical Discourse AnalysisFaculty development programIndian Institute of Forest Management, BhopalBhopal10-Dec-201410-Dec-2014Participated
Workshop on Modified Personality Type IndicatorFaculty development programAcademy of Human Resource DevelopmentMadras23-Sep-201025-Sep-2010Participated
Workshop on Application of Qualitative Methodology to Research in Social SciencesFaculty development programManas TatvaPune11-Apr-200813-Apr-2008Participated
National Workshop on Cultural Psychology Theories and MethodsFaculty development programJawaharlal Nehru UniversityDelhi15-Nov-200619-Nov-2006Participated
Training on Researching Adolescent HealthFaculty development programSangathGoa01-Sep-200311-Sep-2003Participated
Summer Programme on Data Analysis in Social SciencesFaculty development programTata Institute of Social SciencesBombay14-Apr-200326-Apr-2003Participated
TitleTypeOrganized byVenueStart dateEnd dateRole
Faculty Development ProgrammeFaculty development programIndian Institute of Management, AhmedabadAhmedabad11-Jun-201229-Sep-2012Participated
Organization nameMembership categoryMembership type
Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural HeritageLifeMember
National Institute of Personnel ManagementLifeMember
Title of the lectureName of the college / universityPlaceDate
Social Enterprise in India and the United States Common Threads and Distinct PatternsWomanspaceVirtual for an event at Rockford, Illinois20-Jan-2021
LeadershipNational Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and NarcoticsVisakhapatnam11-Jun-2020
Psychosocial Impact of DisplacementConstitution ClubNew Delhi04-Apr-2018
Colonial Legacy of DevelopmentEastern Mennonite UniversityHarrisonburg, Virginia24-Jan-2018
Leveraging Psychometrics for HR AdvantageConfederation of Indian IndustryVisakhapatnam04-Jul-2015
Disaster Management: Post Traumatic Stress DIsorderAll India RadioVisakhapatnam29th March, 2010
Psychometry for HR EffectivenessNational Institute of Personnel ManagementVisakhapatnam10th August, 2011
Change ManagementDistrict Training CentreVisakhapatnam16th February, 2012
Prehistory to Postmodernism: A timeline of the World's Largest MinorityHDPIVisakhapatnam8th March, 2012
Time ManagementDistrict Training CentreVisakhapatnam17th March, 2012
Psychological Impact of CrowdingAll India RadioVisakhapatnam3rd December, 2012
Stress ManagementSOS Children's VillageVisakhapatnam3 September, 2013
Managing RelationshipsDistrict Training CentreVisakhapatnam27th December, 2013
Factors Affecting Work StressDistrict Training CentreVisakhapatnam28th December, 2013