Dr. Akhil Singh

Research Associate, Centre for Human Sciences

Dr. Akhil Kumar Singh has joined Rishihood University as a Research Associate in the Centre for Human Sciences. He will be a part of the Integral Humanism Initiative and will be working towards uncovering various aspects of Integral Humanism. Akhil is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Liberal Arts at IIT Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. His doctoral research focused on exploring the educational implications of Embodied cognition theory and argued for incorporating regular meditative practices to improve learning. He has specialized in Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Education and Contemplative Studies, and is interested in Embodied Learning, Educational Technologies, as well as Indian Philosophy and Indian Knowledge Systems.

Akhil holds dual Masters degrees in Philosophy and Applied Psychology, and has qualified for the UGC-NET. He has been awarded the prestigious CRC Student Scholarship by Mind & Life Institute, USA. Akhil has published numerous papers in renowned national and international journals covering the issues related to mind, cognition, and education. He has also presented papers in several national and international conferences and workshops on diverse topics. Along with his academic achievements, Akhil has also been highly active in various community services. He has served as a mentor for the GOAL program by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, coordinated the Ek Bharat Shresht Bharat Team, was a member of Rotary International, and headed the Student Wellbeing Committee in IIT Jodhpur, where his primary role was to help students in distress. On a personal front, he is a trained mindfulness practitioner and is exploring the possibility of integrating mindfulness into the classroom curriculum.

In his current role at Rishihood University, Akhil hopes to learn from his distinguished colleagues and further his passion for understanding human beings as a whole. He aspires to contribute to society through multidisciplinary research, continuous learning, and multifaceted development.

Academic Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Philosophy, School of Liberal Arts, IIT Jodhpur, Rajasthan (2023: Thesis Submitted)
M.A. in Applied Psychology, Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramoday Vishwavidyalay, Madhya Pradesh (2016)
M.A. in Philosophy, Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramoday Vishwavidyalay, Madhya Pradesh (2014)
Bachelors in Computer Applications, Guru Gobind Singh Inderprastha University, Delhi (2012)

Singh, A. K., & Narayanan, V.H. (2023). Can there be a paradigm shift in the Indian Education System? An analysis of socio-economic challenges in implementing National Education Policy-2020. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities. (ISSN: 2231-8534) (Forthcoming)

Narayanan, V.H., & Singh, A. K. (2022). The Value of Epistemic Justice. Journal of Human Values. https://doi.org/10.1177/09716858221096819

Singh, A. K., & Narayanan, V. H. (2021). Embodied Education: A Pathway Towards More Integrated Learning. Contemporary Education Dialogue, 18(2), 202–225. https://doi.org/10.1177/09731849211012290

Singh, A. K. (2019). Pulverizing the Monopoly of Mind: Three Roles of the Body in Cognition. TattvaJournal of Philosophy, Vol. 11 (1), 19-29

Conference Presentation:
“Possibility of Embodied Self,” 3rd World Congress on Logic and Religion (November 2022), IIT BHU, India.

“Pulverizing the Monopoly of Mind: Three Roles of the Body in Cognition”, 24th World Congress of Philosophy (August 13-20, 2018), Beijing, China.

“Conscious Revolution for the Consciousness”, 62nd Akhil Bhartiya Darshan Parishad (October 13- 15, 2017), Jodhpur, India.

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