The centre explores the unanswered questions about happiness by exploratory research with its course students and MS and PhD scholars. While explorations related to biological basis of happiness are taught and explored in our courses, measurement of different aspects of happiness form both a part of our core research on meditation and state and city index development projects.
HAPPINESS & WELL-BEING: COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVES
The centre, located in the IIT campus with a community strength of more than 14000 students, 2000 faculty and support staff explores community wellbeing through its induction program, research on student happiness and courses.
HAPPINESS & WELL-BEING: INDIVIDUAL PERSPECTIVES
The centre has a team of faculty members who work with students as well as organizations in the areas of happiness and wellbeing. Courses of individual happiness, organizational happiness with student projects, training programs , as well as research in the area is currently being undertaken at the centre.
HAPPY SPACE FOR THE COMMUNITY
Work on cities, states and their happiness, the deprived community, school children and assessment through indices form a major thrust of the centre.
The economics of happiness Positive organizations: Happiness at workplace
Consumer & corporate happiness
Managing failure in organizations
Positive and meaningful communication
A major teaching thrust of the centre is on organizational happiness, consumer happiness and organizations. This is explored through its courses, training programs, as well as supportive research.
TECHNOLOGY & HAPPINESS
Housed in the midst of a technology-centric IIT, the centre explores technology for happiness both through its research and courses with student-driven technology projects. Assistive technology for the challenged, as well as various aspects of moods and behaviour are explored.
THE PRACTICE OF HAPPINESS
Mindfulness and various Indic practices form a significant component of both courses and research at the centre with thrust on a student and community centric approach.