School of Education and Humanities

Faculty Profiles

Dr. Meenakshi Harraw Verma

Associate Dean
School of Education & Humanities

Professional Qualification:

MA (English Literature), Meerut University, Meerut

MA (Applied English), MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly

PGCTE, PGDTE from English & Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad

Ph.D. from MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly

Work Experience with field:

Dr. Meenakshi Harraw Verma is currently working as Professor and Associate Dean, School of Education and Humanities, Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun. With a background in corporate and academics, she has worked in the area of academic research, teaching and training. She has more than 22 publications in national and international esteemed peer reviewed journals and has participated and presented papers in 35+ national and international conferences and seminars in India and abroad. She has effectively worked in the area of Curriculum Design for UG, PG and PhD course work, student development and academic learning. She has a versatile approach to teaching and learning and valued for her innovative teaching techniques. She has vast experience of working on academic and administrative positions. She has membership of various professional societies and is an elected Member of the Management Committee of Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD), Dehradun Chapter. She has been a nominated member of the Regional Advisory Committee, Central Board for Workers' Education, a central government department.

Dr. Meenakshi has been associated with the State Engineers' Academy, Roorkee, Uttarakhand to conduct workshops and training sessions for in-service engineers from various departments of Uttarakhand Government. She has conducted workshops and training programs on Life Skills in schools, colleges and universities and have also organised Faculty Development Programmes on Classroom Management Skills, Innovative Teaching Techniques, Team Building, Decision Making, Conflict Resolution, Stress and Anxiety Management. She has been an invited guest speaker for various government departments such as Hyder, PWD, Irrigation and THDC alongwith NGOs and industry in UP and Uttarakhand to delivers lectures and conduct training workshops on multiple topics ranging from Communication Skills, Personality Development, Women Empowerment, Gender Sensitization etc. She has also conducted programs on Life Skills Training for the organised and unorganised sector labour residing in villages. In her academic career of 26 years, she has won accolades for her multi-tasking skill and result oriented approach.

Dr. Charu Sharma

Department of Education

Professional Qualification:

i. Ph. D in Education

ii. M. Ed.

iii. M. Com.

iv. M. A. in Hindi

Work Experience with field:

1. 15 years teaching experience in the field of Teacher Education.
2. Five Ph. D scholars are under the supervision & two M. A. (Education) dissertations have been submitted under the supervision.
3. Associate Editor of Journal named ‘Himgiri Education Review’ published in 2013 & 2014 respectively.
4. A number of research papers, chapter & articles, have been published in different journals.

Area of interest:

Value Education & History of Indian Education.

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement:


Dr. Poonam Thapliyal

Associate Professor, Department of Education

Professional Qualification:

i. Ph.D. – H.N.B.G.U. – 2009

ii. M.Ed.- H.N.B.G.U. – 2001

iii. B.Ed. – H.N.B.G.U. – 2000

iv. M.Sc. Chemistry - H.N.B.G.U. – 1999

v. B.Sc. - H.N.B.G.U. – 1997

Work Experience:

More than 12 years administrative experience as Director/Principal in colleges running management, technical and educational courses in higher education.
Supervised more than 30 M.Ed. dissertations.
Appointed as Co-Supervisor for Ph.D. scholars in many universities. Supervising Ph.D. scholars.
Part of the editorial board of an International Bi-annual Bi-lingual Refereed Research Journal of Education & Social Sciences– “The Signage”.
Led S.P. Memorial College management as a Director to facilitate ‘NAAC’ inspection successfully.

Area of interest:

Educational Psychology, Innovation in Teaching-Learning Process, Pedagogy, Teacher Education, Educational Technology, etc.


Throughout First Class from Matriculation to M.Sc.

Research Interest:

Educational Psychology, Innovation in Teaching-Learning Process, Pedagogy, Teacher Education, Educational Technology, etc.


Published Books and a Number of Research Papers in Reputed National and International Journals.

Dr. Anup Kumar Pokhriyal

Department of Education, Assistant Professor

Professional Qualification:

i. Ph.D. Education

ii. M.Ed.

Work Experience:

Experience: Six years experience particularly in Research.

Publication: Sixteen research papers and two articles have been published in National and International peer reviewed Journals.

Participation: Participated in twenty five seminar, Workshop and conferences.

Life time member of scientific research societies: Council of Teacher Education (CTE) and Global Educational Research Association (GERA).

Guidance & Supervision: There are five research scholars pursuing Ph.D. under my guidance and supervision. Two research scholars have been awarded doctorate degree.

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement:

Playing Football, Cricket and Badminton

Dr. Bhopal Singh Rawat

Assistant Professor

Professional Qualification:

i. Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi)

ii. M.Phil. (Delhi University)

iii. M.Sc. (Physics, H. N. B. Garhwal University, Srinagar)

iv. M.Ed. (Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi)

Area of Specialization and Interests:

Science and Mathematics Education, History and Philosophy of Science, Scientific Societies, Psychology of Teaching and Learning, Educational Measurement & Evaluation, Educational Guidance & Counseling.

Work Experience:

Over 11 years teaching and research experience.

Participation and paper presentation:

Participation and paper presentation in State, National and International level workshops and seminars along with publications in journals .

Member of Professional Bodies:

Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT).

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement:

Astrology and discoursing social, political, economic and religious issues.

Anjana Dobhal

Assistant Professor in Department of Education

Professional Qualification:

i. Pursuing Ph. D in Education

ii. M. Sc. (Botany)

iii.M. Ed.

iv. UGC NET in Education

Work Experience:

10 years teaching experience in the field of Teacher Education. One M. Phil thesis & three M. A. (Education) dissertations have been submitted under the supervision. Associate Editor of Journal named ‘Himgiri Education Review’ published in 2013 & 2014 respectively.

Research Area/ Interest:

Guidance and Counseling, Environmental Education

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement:

Reading, writing, travelling.

Stuti Rawat

Assistant Professor, Head of the Department, Department of social work and humanities


MA Sociology, UGC NET, USET Qualifie

Work Experience

More than 3 Years of teaching experience

Research Area/Interest

Area of Interest is in Teaching , Women Empowerment, social work & Cultural Sociology

Hobbies/Extra Curricular/ Other achievement

Have an interest in Sports activities and cooking.

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Dr. Prerna Kainthola.

Assistant Professor, Department of Education & Humanities


PhD (Political Science)

M.A. from SMJN PG college

Work Experience

I am Dr. Prerna Kainthola. I am currently working at HIMGIRI ZEE University, Dehradun. I have a PhD degree in Political Science from HNB Garhwal University. I have published 5 research papers in different journals. I have completed M.A. from SMJN PG college Haridwar in 2012 with 66.67%. I have 5 years of teaching experience and have also worked as a lecturer for 2 years in SMJN PG college.

Dr.Laxmi Negi

Assistant Professor,Department of social work and humanities


Ph.D from Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.

Completed Graduation from HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttrakhand.

Completed Post Graduation from Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar and earned a Gold Medal.

Work Experience

More than 10 Years of teaching experience

DNYS. (Diploma in Naturopathy and Yogic Science)

ADAHS.( Advance diploma in Acupressure Healing Science)


Qualified NTA UGC NET in English twice- June 2022, December 2022.

Area of Specialization

English Literature, English Language, Communication Skills, Professional Communication, Business communication, PDP.

Trishant Gupta

Assistant Professor,Department of social work and humanities


Completed graduation from H.N.B.G.U, post graduation from Gurukul kangri university

Work Experience

More than 2 Years of teaching experience


B.P.Ed , M.P.Ed and participate in national level wins silver medal 2011 , participate in North zone , SGFI

Area of Specialization

physical Education.