IIM-Lucknow’s happiness centre for mental well-being | Lucknow News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L) has come up with a new centre of happiness for understanding and promoting mental well-being.
The centre was started in collaboration with US-based Rekhi Foundation, said IIM-L director Prof Archana Shukla in her address at the 37th convocation on Saturday. “This centre will help us understand problems of stress and anxiety by setting up ‘mind labs’ that will conduct behavioural research and promote happiness,” Shukla said.
Shukla further announced the starting of a new programme — MBA (entrepreneurship and innovation) – from August that aims at providing potential entrepreneurs with the skills, knowledge and industry exposure.
She added that IIML has been chosen as the ‘State Institution of Transformation’ by the Niti Aayog for capacity building of the planning department of UP.
“The Centre for Marketing in Emerging Economies (CMEE) has collaborated with Dr Vasantha Lakshmi Charitable Trust Research Centre to conduct a pan-India research on sustainable water conservation and management. Besides, the students established the first ‘Diversity and Inclusion Club at IIM-L, highlighting their commitment to promoting a welcoming and inclusive campus environment,” Prof Shukla said.
To the graduating students, Shukla said, “Leadership is not just about achieving success, but it is also about creating a positive impact on society. As management graduates, you have a unique opportunity to shape the future of your organisations and communities.”
She further asked students to always remember to prioritize ethics and integrity. “This will help in decision-making and enable one in building a workplace culture that is inclusive and respectful of all individuals,” she said.
During the academic year, IIM-L faculty published over 152 papers in national and international journals. Shukla said three members – Prof Samir K Srivastava, Prof Suresh K Jakhar and Prof Sushil Kumar -have figured among the top 2% of researchers for single-year impact in the world, according to a study by Stanford University and published by Elsevier.

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