Dr. OP Monga
Professor-cum-Associate Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences & Liberal Arts
Academic/ Research Areas: Sociology of Family; Social Gerontology; Health Behaviour; Human Resource; Operations
A sociologist and psychologist by training, Professor Monga’s research converges in the areas of sociology of family, social gerontology, health behaviour, human resource, rural and tribal development, and environmental sociology. He focuses on questions such as: How globalization is affecting institution of family in contemporary society and what is the impact of globalization on children and youth? Other questions like what is the perception and reaction of youth to elderly care and where to locate social sciences in professional and technical education also form the basis for his studies.
A seasoned academician having taught at various reputed institutions, Professor Monga has been instrumental in guiding PhD research in the field of human resource and social sciences. At Shoolini University, his involvement is not limited to a department as he teaches Labour and Management Relations and Organizational Behaviour to MBA, Entrepreneurship Development to B Tech (Food technology) and Sociology as elective course to Engineering, Pharmacy, Biotechnology and commerce students.
His work is widely published in leading national and international journals of health, sociology and psychology like the Journal of Tropical Pediatrics and World Health Forum.
Professor Monga’s lists the opportunity to nurture young professionals from different fields as the prime reason for joining Shoolini University.
PhD Sociology, M Phil Sociology, Panjab University, Chandigarh; MA Psychology, Annamalai University, Annamalai; MA Sociology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur; PGD (United Nations & International Understanding), Institute of UN Studies, New Delhi; B Sc (Medical), Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Professor (Sociology), Faculty of Management Sciences & Liberal Arts, Shoolini University (2012-Present); Professor, Department of Sociology, HPU, Shimla (2004-2012); Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, HPU(1996-2004); Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, HPU (1990-1996); Lecturer, Department of Higher Education, Government of Himachal Pradesh (1983-1990); Lecturer, Government of Haryana, Union Territory, Chandigarh, and Government of Himachal Pradesh (1981-1990); Senior Investigator, Ministry of Home Affairs, GOI, Commission for SC/ST, New Delhi (1980-1981); Social Scientist, Department of Community Medicine, Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh (1978-1981).
Chairman, Department of Sociology, HPU, Shimla (2006-2008) & (2011-2012); Coordinator, Master of Social Work (2010-2012).
- Kumar V., Monga O.P. & Jain N.K. 1981. The Introduction of Oral Rehydration in a Rural Community in India. World Health Forum, 2(3): 364-66.
- Kumar V., Monga O.P. & Walia I.J. 1986. Knowledge of Community Health Volunteers regarding Treatment of Acute Diarrhea in Children. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 5, (32): 214-17.
- Kumar V., Monga O.P., 1980. Operational Aspects of Oral rehydraton in Treatment of Diarrhea in Children. Proceedings of the Regional Seminar on Preventive Pediatrics in Developing Countries, New Delhi.
- Kumar V., Monga O. P. & Walia I.J. & Jain, N.K. 1981. Knowledge and Attitude of Health Workers in Community Regarding Treatment of Acute Diarrhea in Children. Proceedings of the First Asian Conference on Diarrhoeal Diseases, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- Mahajan Amarjeet and Monga O.P. 1990. Social Inequalities and Child Development. In Kattakayam J.J. (Ed.) Contemporary Social Issues. Department of Sociology, University of Kerala, Karyavattom, Trivandrum.
- Monga O.P. 1992. Present Status of Women Participation in Agriculture. Proceedings of the Consultation Meeting on Role of Women in Social Forestry. Regional Centre National Afforestation and Eco-development Board Development, University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan (H.P.) India.
- Monga O.P. 1995. Family and Marriage: Aspirations of Teacher Trainees regarding desire for Children, Family Planning and Parental Authority. Population Educator, VII, 1: 5-18.
- Monga O.P. & Monga Om Prabha 1995. Population Education: Knowledge among Teacher Trainees of Himachal Pradesh. Population Educator, VII, 2: 3-11.
- Monga O.P. and Chauhan R.K. 1996. Marriage and Family: Attitude and Practice of University Students towards Inter-Caste Marriage. Indian Psychological Review, 46, 1-2: 1-5.
- Monga O.P. 1996. Sociological Background and Level of Social Maturity in Rural Pre-school Children. Indian Psychological Review, 46, 3-4: 44-49.
- Monga O.P. 1996. Family, Social Change and Values attached to Children in Rural Hilly Setting of H.P. Asian Journal Psychology and Education, 29, 7-8.
- Monga O.P., Sharma, S.K. & Monga Om Prabha 1995. Patterns of Socialization among families in Himachal Pradesh. Himshiksha, 25: 131-144.
- Monga O.P. 1997. Indian Youth. Him Pratiyogita Sansar, 1, 3: 48-52.
- Monga O.P. and Chauhan R.K. 1998. The Joint Family in Himachal Pradesh; Some Reflections. The Asian Journal of Psychology and Education, 31, 1-2: 15-19.
- Monga, O.P. 1998. Dynamics of Family Structure among the Kannauras of Himachal Pradesh: Some Reflections. In Gupta S.K., Sharda N.K. and Sharma V.P. (eds.) Tribal Development: Appraisal and Alternatives. New Delhi: Indus Publishing Company.
- Monga O.P. 1999. Ecology, Development and Social Structure: Future Challenges .In Radha S & Sankhyan A S (Eds )Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century. New Delhi : Deep and Deep Publications.
- Monga O.P. 2000. Ecology, Development and the Social Structure. Environmental Issues and Management, Nature Conservator Publication-6:167-179, Muzaffarnagar, (UP) India.
- Monga O.P. 2004. The Family: Mixed Signals and Implications. In Sharma S.L., Sharma S.K. & Panda J.R. (Eds.) Ethnic, Rural and Gender issues in Contemporary North-West, New Delhi: Anamika Publishers & Distributors Ltd.
- Madhur Bala and Monga O.P.2004. ‘ Impact of women’s employment on decision making in families,’ Social Welfare: Aug. 2004 (13-16)
- Piar Chand and Monga O.P. 2006; A Study of Job stress and burnout,’ Indian Journal of Community Psychology: 2 (1), 42-52.
- Monga O.P. 2005. ‘Quality of life of older people: need for community intervention’. Indian Journal of Community Psychology: 2 (1), 112-120.
- Monga O. P. 2007.Ageing and Family: Some Emerging Challenges in Elderly Care. New Horizons-A Research Journal: 5, 1-8.
- Madhur Bala and Monga O. P. 2007. Socio-economic Status of Working Women: A Study. Southern Economist: 46 (7), 37-40.
- Piar Chand and Monga O P 2007. Correlates of Job Stress and Burnout. Journal of Community Guidance & Research: 24 (3), 243-252.
- Madhur Bala and Monga O P 2008. Women Empowerment and Quality of Life. In Pandya Rameshwari (Ed), Women Welfare and Empowerment in India. New Delhi: New Century Publications, pp. 524-534.
- Monga O P et.al. 2012. Self help Groups and Empowerment of Women: A Case Study of Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh. In M C Behera, R C Parida & Devi Baruach (Eds), Development Dynamics: Finance, Empowerment and Entrepreneurship. Guwahati: DVS Publishers.