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The Assam Kaziranga University

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The Assam Kaziranga University

Harikrishnan U

Designation: Assistant Professor

Email: harikrishnan@kazirangauniversity.in

Academic Qualifications:

  • PhD in Social Work (Submitted Thesis - 2021) from Mizoram University, Mizoram.
  • Fellowship in Psychosocial Support in Disaster Management (2017-2018) from NIMHANS, Karnataka.
  • MPhil in Psychiatric Social Work (2014-2016) from LGBRIMH, Tezpur, Assam.
  • Master of Social Work (2010-2012) from Amrita Viswa Vidhyapeetham University, Tamil Nadu.
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Experience:

  • Academic: 10 months
  • Research: 5 years
  • Non-Academic: 2 years

Areas of Interest:  

  • School Social Work Practice
  • Social Work Practice in Disasters
  • Psychiatric Social Work
  • Social Work Practice with Families

Worked in:

  • Project Coordinator at Sabari Sharanasramam Trust (NGO), Pathanamthitta, Kerala (2012-2014).
  • Counselor at Gandhibhavan International Trust (NGO), Kollam, Kerala (2016-2017)
  • Assistant Professor (contract basis) at MES College, Kottayam, Kerala (2020).

Career Highlights & Awards:

  • Resource person in the two-training programme (9th - 14th Oct, 6th - 11th Nov, 2017) on TOT workshop on Psychosocial Care for Children in Conflict with Law, Dept. of PSW, NIMHANS in association with Department of Social Justice, Government of Kerala, India.
  • Facilitator in two days’ workshop on Disaster Management and Risk Reduction organised by Department of Social Work, Assumption College Autonomous, Changanassery, Kerala, India on 26th & 27th April 2018.
  • Resource person in six days (18th - 23rd June, 2018) TOT workshop on Enriching Family Life for Children in Conflict with Law at Dept. of PSW, NIMHANS in association with Department of Social Justice, Government of Kerala, India.
  • Facilitator in a project (March to November 2018) on Training Program for Children in Difficult Circumstances – Dept. of PSW, NIMHANS with Jyothis Charitable Society, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

Membership:

  • Life member (LM no: 998) at Indian Society of Professional Social Work (ISPSW)
  • Life member at Association of Psychiatric Social Work Professionals (APSWP)

Scientific Paper Presentations:

National Conferences:

  • “Effectiveness of TOT Workshop on Psychosocial care in Disaster Management among Government Teachers”, a paper presented in XXXVI Annual National Conference of Indian Society of Professional Social Work held on 22nd to 24th February, 2018 at Pondicherry, India.
  • A paper on “Assessment on Health of School going Adolescents in a government and private schools of Kollam District, Kerala” presented in the National Conference and Social Work Students meet BERCH UMANITARIO 2019 held on 15th & 16th February, 2019 at St. Berchmans College, Changanassery, Kerala, India.
  • Presented a paper on “Health of School going Adolescents in a government and private schools of Kollam District, Kerala” in the National Workshop ASSUMPTA REFICO held on 28th February, 2019 organized by Department of Social Work, Assumption College Autonomus, Changanassery, Kerala, India.

International Conferences:

  • A paper on “Internet Addiction, Depression, Anxiety and stress among male and female high school students in Tezpur, Assam” were presented in South Asian Conference of Professional Social Workers in 2015 at Christ University, Bengaluru, India.
  • Presented a paper in International Conference on School Mental Health held on 25th & 26th October, 2017 at Tamil Nadu, India on “Psychological distress, resilience and parenting style among school going Adolescents”.
  • 4th International Young Scientist Congress held at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India on 8th & 9th May, 2018 – paper presented based on “Assessment of knowledge on Psychosocial Care Children in Difficult Circumstances; TOT workshop for Community Level Workers”.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Psychological distress and personality traits among under graduate students” in 5th International Virtual Congress (IVC-2018) organised by International Science Community Association.
  • Presented a joint paper presentation on the topic “A Literature Review on Health among School going Adolescents in India” in 16th Samanwaya, International Conference held on 8th & 9th February, 2019 at BCM College, Kottayam, Kerala.
  • Presented a paper on the topic “A study on mental health among school going adolescents exposed to flood in Kerala” in 5th International Young Scientist Congress (IYSC-2019) held on 8th to 9th May, 2019 at Surkhet, Nepal.
  • A paper on “Mental and spiritual challenges among youth during lockdown in Mizoram” presented in the International Web Conference “Pandemic Effect and Global Economy: Unseen Challenges & Opportunities-POST COVID-19 Diagnosis held on 31st July & 1st August, 2020 at Amity School of Business, Amity University, Patna, Bihar.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Using free listing to understand the difficulties of school going adolescents” in 7th International Virtual Congress (IVC 5th to 10th August, 2020) organised by International Science Community Association.
  • A paper on “Assessment of prosocial behaviour of school-going adolescents: a cross sectional survey” presented in the Amrita International Public Health e-Conference 2020 (AMRITACON 2020) held on 4th & 5th  December, 2020 at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala.

Publications:

  • Harikrishnan U & Surya Krishna. (Jan, 2015). A study on the role of Handicrafts in promoting Sustainable Livelihood among Tribal Community at Wayanad, International Journal of Advanced Research, Vol. 3, Issue. 2, Page no: 620-628.
  • Lavinia, Arif Ali, Buli Nag Daimari, Sonia P Deuri, Aithalin & Harikrishnan U. (Jan, 2016). Need Assessment in persons with schizophrenia. Indian Journal of Health & Wellbeing, Vol. 7, Issue. 7, Page no: 695.
  • Arif Ali, Buli Nag Daimari, Harikrishnan U & Bhaskar Nag. (Oct, 2016). Attitude towards lesbians and gay men among mental health professionals and trainees. Delhi Psychiatry Journal, Vol. 19, Issue. 2, Page no: 354-361.
  • Harikrishnan U, Arif Ali & Sobhana H. (Dec, 2016). Prevalence of Social Phobia among School going Adolescents, International Journal of Indian Psychology, Vol. 4, Issue. 1, Page no: 74.
  • Harikrishnan U & Arif Ali. (Jan, 2017). A Case study of Alcohol dependence syndrome with poor motivation and coping skills: A Psychosocial Perspective, Open Journal of Psychiatry Allied Sciences, Vol. 8, Issue. 1, Page no: 87-90.
  • Harikrishnan U, Arif Ali & Sobhana H. (Sept, 2017). Assessment of mental health status among school going adolescents in North East India: A cross sectional school based survey, Asian Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 30, Page no: 114-117.
  • Harikrishnan U & Arif Ali. (Jan, 2018). Psychological distress, resilience and parenting style among school going Adolescents. Shanlax International Journal of Arts, Science and Humanities, Vol. 5, Issue. 1, Page no: 44-50.
  • Rajamanikandan S, Harikrishnan U, James Ranjith P, E Aravind Raj, K Sekar & Mathai Kutty. (March, 2018). Effectiveness of TOT Workshop on School Safety Program among Teachers and Community Level Workers. Shanlax International Journal of Arts, Science and Humanities, Vol. 5, Issue. 3, Page no: 23-27.
  • Sharon Fernandez, Lithin Zacharias & Harikrishnan U. (July, 2018). Case Studies on Elderly and Institutionalization in the Southern region of Kerala. Journal of Social Work Education and Practice, Vol. 3, Issue. 3, Page no: 54-58.
  • Harikrishnan U, Kavitha P, K Sekar & Sr Marykutty E P. (Aug, 2018). Assessment of knowledge on psychosocial care for children in difficult circumstances; TOT workshop for community volunteers. Research Journal of Recent Sciences, Vol. 7, Issue. 8, Page no: 30-34.
  • Harikrishnan U & Arif Ali. (Oct, 2018). Resilience, Psychological Distress and Self-Esteem among Undergraduate Students in Kollam District, Journal of Social Work Education and Practice, Vol. 3, Issue. 4, Page no: 27-36.
  • Harikrishnan U & Arif Ali. (Nov, 2018). Psychological distress and personality traits among under graduate students. International Research Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 7, Issue. 11, Page no: 21-23.
  • Lithin Zacharias, Harikrishnan U, Jayakumar C & K Sekar. (Feb, 2019). Psychosocial Perspective of Nipah Virus Outbreak in Kerala, India. International Journal of Scientific Study, Vol. 6, Issue. 11, Page no: 159-162.
  • Harikrishnan U. (July, 2019). Rapid Assessment on Post-Flood Scenario at Aranmula Heritage Zone, Kerala, India. International Research Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 8, Issue. 3, Page no: 28-33.
  • Harikrishnan U & Grace Lalhlupuii Sailo. (Aug, 2019). A literature review on health among school going adolescents in India, Research Journal of Family, Community and Consumer Sciences, Vol. 7, Issue. 2, Page no: 13-15.
  • Harikrishnan U & Grace Lalhlupuii Sailo. (Oct, 2019). Desirability of a comprehensive model for school social work practice in India. International Research Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 8, Issue. 4, Page no: 58-60.
  • Harikrishnan U & Grace Lalhlupuii Sailo. (Jan, 2020). A review on socio demographic details of school going adolescents in India. Research Journal of family, community and consumer sciences, Vol. 8, Issue. 1, Page no: 7-9.
  • Harikrishnan U & Grace Lalhlupuii Sailo. (April, 2020). Environment of school going adolescents in India: A review of Literature. Research Journal of Recent Sciences, Vol. 9, Issue. 2, Page no: 44-46.
  • Harikrishnan U. (April, 2020). A study on mental health among school going adolescents exposed to flood in Kerala. Alochana Chakra Journal, Vol. 9, Issue. 4, Page no: 3024-3028.
  • Neethu Shajan, Vineetha Raj Poika, Akhila Selvan & Harikrishnan U. (June, 2020). Reduce vulnerability in biological disasters: Social work methods. International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts, Vol. 8, Issue. 6, Page no: 908-913.
  • Harikrishnan U & Grace Lalhlupuii Sailo. (June, 2020). Assessment on social support among school going adolescents: A school based survey. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research, Vol. 9, Issue. 5(8), Page no: 130-135.
  • Harikrishnan U, Vineetha Raj Poika, Sajan Antony & Anoop Joseph. (July, 2020). Youth perception on public sector, personal activities and psychological problems during the lockdown in India. The International Journal of Indian Psychology, Vol. 8, Issue. 2, Page no: 1292-1298.
  • Harikrishnan U & Grace Lalhlupuii Sailo. (Aug, 2020). Mizo youth and the COVID lockdown life: A gender comparison. International Journal of Research and Review, Vol. 7, Issue. 8, Page no: 221-225.
  • Harikrishnan U & Grace Lalhlupuii Sailo. (Oct, 2020). Social Work Practice in Schools: Handholding Perspective. International Journal for Innovative Research in Multidisciplinary field, Vol.6, Issue.2, Page no: 124-128.
  • Harikrishnan U, Kavitha P, Rajamanikandan S, Sekar K, Marykutty EP. (Nov, 2020). Psychosocial skill development among community levels workers working with children in difficult circumstances. Telangana Journal of Psychiatry, Vol.6, Issue.1, Page no: 87-90.
  • Harikrishnan U & Grace Lalhlupuii Sailo. (Nov, 2020). Challenges of School going Adolescents: Perception of Parents and Teachers. International Journal of Scientific Research in Multidisciplinary Studies, Vol.6, Issue.11, Page no: 12-15.
  • Catherine Lianhmingthangi, Harikrishnan U & Grace Lalhlupuii Sailo. (Dec, 2020). Physical and social challenges of youth during lockdown in Mizoram: a COVID-19 lockdown study. International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health, Vol. 7, Issue.12, Page no: 4895-4899.
  • Grace Lalhlupuii Sailo & Harikrishnan U. (May, 2021). Mental and Spiritual Self-care during COVID-19: Experiences of Mizo Youth during Lockdown. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research, Vol.10, Issue. 4(6), Page no: 48-51.
  • Harikrishnan U & Grace Lalhlupuii Sailo. (May, 2021). Prevalence of emotional and behavioural problems among school-going adolescents: A cross-sectional study. Indian Journal of Community Medicine, Vol.46, Issue.2, Page no: 232-35.
  • Rajeev MM & Harikrishnan U. (July, 2021). COVID-19: the psychological impact and coping strategies among youth during lockdown in India: the role of education. International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health, 8, Issue. 8, Page no: 3848-53.
  • Harikrishnan U & Grace Lalhlupuii Sailo. (July, 2021). Using free listing to understand the difficulties of school going adolescents. International Research Journal of Social Sciences, 10, Issue. 3, Page no: 43-46.

Researchgate (September 2021)

  • RG Score:13.54
  • Citations:53

Google Scholar Profile (September 2021)

  • Citations: 48
  • h-index: 4
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Scopus Author id: 57214553308

ORCID id: 0000-0003-4348-0959