Ph.D. student from Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Mr. Faisal Hassan Rizvi has been conferred with a special ‘Research Award’ by WHO (World Health Organisation). Faisal has been awarded for his magnificent research on ‘Psycho-Social Impacts of Mental Disorders in India – Emergent Needs of Evidence-based Approach for Public Health’. He received the award during the 17th Pacific Basic Consortium Conference that took place in New Delhi. East-West Centre (USA) and Public Health Foundation of India had jointly organised the conference.
A panel comprising of eminent scholars and professionals found that the research of Faisal Hassan as a vital breakthrough towards the intersections of public health and mental health. The research work of Faisal was based upon evidence being translated into policy. After carrying out a detailed study of the project, the panel members recommended Faisal’s name for the award.
Mr. Faisal Hassan also received the ‘Excellent Academic Contribution Award’ in Bhutan earlier. He was honoured with the title of ‘Youth Icon’ for taking up academic rehabilitation of Under Graduate (UG) students from indigenous Tharu tribals of Nepal-India border. Earlier, Mr. Faisal Hassan was also invited to deliver a speech at Activate Johannesburg Summit in South Africa.
Mr. Faisal Hassan Rizvi has been pursuing research under the supervision of Chairperson of Department of Psychology at AMU, Professor Mohammad Ilyas Khan. It is a major milestone to the varsity’s Psychology Department as well as AMU. It is an international honour for the AMU research scholar whose research work is highly relevant and useful to society.