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Prof. Shalaka Shah

Ph.D. in Pedagogy & Psychology from Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU), Munich,Germany ; MA in Psychology of Excellence in Business & Education from Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany ; MA in Psychology from SNDT, Pune ; BA in Psychology from Fergusson College (SPPU), Pune, India


Prof. Shalaka Shah is an Asst. Prof. of Psychology at the Department of Social Scienes, School of Liberal Education. She is a passionate Psychologist and a licensed Competency Development Coach. Prof. Shah has been a business excellence researcher through her work as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Business Leadership Education and Competency Development at the Steinbeis School of International Business & Entrepreneurship (SIBE), Germany. She has earned a doctorate in work-life balance and career success from Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU), Munich Germany. Her PhD focused on the positive aspects of work-life interface theoretically known as work-family enrichment. She has Master degrees in Counseling Psychology from SNDT Pune, India and Psychology of Excellence in Business & Education from LMU, Germany. She has acquired practical skills on HR trainings & change management during her Masters degree in Germany.

Prof. Shah has national and international teaching experience for last 5 years. She has taught courses in Psychology such as Psychology of Individual Differences, Research Methodology, Educational Psychology, Cross-cultural Psychology, Youth, Gender & Identity, General Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Industrial Psychology. Prof. Shah aims to conduct research on the topic work-life balance and competency management; her other research interests include competency development in education, in business and business leadership education. She is an expert of competence tools such as KODE® (Diagnosis & evaluation of competence) & SCA® (Steinbeis Competence Assessment). Prof. Shah endeavors to co-operate with international universities and/or companies for conducting cross-cultural research on work-life balance, competency development and business leadership education.