Centres of Excellence

Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness (RCESH), Kharagpur

Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness aims to promote research, training and education and the practice of well being for students and teachers through the application of happiness and well being. Such research is based on the concept of improving the quality of people’s lives by focusing on strength that enhances positive emotions and positive relationships. Based on the science of happiness, the aim is to promote community, family and individual thriving, wellbeing and holistic self-development. Centre will attempt to understand and promote the science and practice of happiness for fostering human wellbeing through fundamental and applied research, technology development, knowledge dissemination, academic programs and training and outreach activities 

Research Areas: Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Other Areas

Output & Achievements: 1. The centre has conducted two international conferences on, “Happiness and Wellbeing: The road beyond” 2. The contemporary human life has many challenges and opportunities such as technological change, uncertainty, changing values, materialistic living, immediate need gratification, competition, conflicts, despair, disengaged relationship, stress, etc. To meet such challenges and avail opportunities, centre attempts to carry out carry out state-of-the-art research at IIT Kharagpur and link it to the spiritual tradition of happiness and positivity, 3. Besides centre has developed academic programs, and carried out training and outreach activities 4. Centre is attempting to create happiness through technologies, perform measurement of happiness, work on happiness and wellbeing through GNH, relationship and values, resilience and failure 5. Management, self-improvement, generosity and compassion, cultures and traditions in happiness, etc 6. Centre has a multi-disciplinary team of faculty members and students and is actively involved in research from (a) biological, (b) social (c) behavioural, and (d) ecological orientations

Contact Name: Prof. Priyadarshi Patnaik, Head, Humanities & Social Sciences

Contact Address: Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, West Bengal 721302

Contact Phone: 91-3222-283614, 281984


State: West Bengal