Reva P Raina
dean.soed@rishihood.edu.in

Prof. (Dr.) Reva P Raina

Dean, School of Education

Prof (Dr) Reva Parimoo Raina is the Dean School of Education, Rishihood University, Sonipat, Haryana. She brings more than 30 years of rich academic and administrative experience having served as a faculty member and academic head at various educational institutions offering undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programs. Before joining Rishihood, Prof Raina has served as the Dean and Head of Schools of Education of Amity University, GD Goenka University, Lingaya’s University and JIMS Institute of Education. She has also been the Founder Dean and Head of all these institutions.

She started her career as a lecturer in teacher education at Gandhi Memorial College, Srinagar, Kashmir. Prof Raina has been committed to realizing the transformative potential of education as a powerful tool for equity, justice, lifelong learning, sustainability and wellness. She has a keen interest in innovating teaching and learning processes through examining inquiry-based learning, bringing in community expertise into classrooms and providing education in cultural contexts. She continues to strive to address the needs of the field of education by focusing on preparing the next generation of education leaders, scholars, and innovators. She believes that by offering an innovative, challenging, and supportive environment, the practising educators can continue to develop within their professional spheres.

She adopts a strengths-based approach when it comes to her students and faculty and values diversity as a rich resource. Prof Raina has been associated with different areas of Education and with Teacher Education, in particular, focusing on producing quality teachers for all levels of formal school education.She is a member of prestigious educational associations in India like CTE and AIATE and also a member of the Board of Studies of some universities.

Prof Raina has been organizing and conducting Workshops, Faculty Development and Orientation Programs. Her areas of interest in education are, innovation and wellness practices in teaching and learning processes, use of ICT in Teacher Education, curriculum designing, science education, blended learning and research in education. She has obtained her MSc in Chemistry, M.Ed and PhD in Education. She also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM). Prof Raina has researched in the areas of Educational Psychology, Teacher Education and Higher Education. She has written some modules for the Diploma in Elementary Education program offered by IGNOU.

She has also published articles in various national and international journals of repute and has participated in many national and international conferences and seminars.  She has worked on a prestigious project on designing competency-based teacher education curriculum which was funded by the European Union. Prof Raina has been associated with IGNOU and has been instrumental in successfully establishing IGNOU Study Centre at Lingaya’s University,  Faridabad and played a significant role in establishing IGNOU Study Center at Amity Institute of Education, Saket. She was the Editor-in-Chief of the bi-annual Newsletter and Annual Magazine of Amity Institute of Education during her tenure at the Institute. She has been on the panel of experts with the NCTE and on the panel of evaluators of various Universities like GGSIP University Delhi, CCS University, Meerut, IGNOU, MD University Rohtak, Jamia Milia Islamia Central University, New Delhi, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Galgotias University, Greater Noida and Lingaya’s University, Faridabad. Prof Raina is an active member of the Academic Advisory Committee (AAC) of NIOS, SWAYAM, MHRD which approves the online courses for teacher educators and secondary school students.  

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