With the objective of developing and maintaining a happy eco-system, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has decided to introduce a new course which will involve researching the science behind happiness. Through this course students will be researching and exploring happiness, positive psychology and related concepts in themselves and in others.
About the new workshop
The first international workshop on the science of happiness will be organized next month in Kolkata and Kharagpur in which corporate leaders, working professionals and renowned academicians from across the globe will be participating.
The 'Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness' is the brainchild of IIT-Kgp alumnus Satinder Singh Rekhi. It will start by offering a micro-credit course for students from this autumn semester.
Rekhi said, ''The upcoming Centre is a unique initiative that would conduct research and teach practical ideas based on the science of happiness and positive psychology and help develop an eco-system of happy and successful KGPians''.
IIT-Kgp Director, PP Chakrabarti said, "The new Centre is going to be a landmark achievement and will help our students to embrace happiness and have better control over their emotions''.