Dr. Rekha N. Mistry

Rekha N. Mistry took her early education, B. A. with Psychology (Honors) and MSW from, Mumbai University. She has credit of passing UGC NET in Social Work. She pursed P. G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling and Doctoral Work on career aspirations of youth from M. S. University, Baroda. She is associated with MSW Program, Dept, of Sociology as an assistant professor since 2006. She has attended and presented papers in several conferences, and seminars, she has to her credit of 20+ published papers in various journals. Dr. Rekha has 30 years of teaching experiences in totality (at school and University level) and 10 + years of experiences in research; she has to her credit of four research projects. She is NABET accredited 'A' category Socio- Economic Expert for Environment Management Plan (EMP). She is a life member of professional organization -NAPSWI, CET, and IALSE to mention few. She is an invited member of various academic bodies. She is a columnist in -Gujarat Mitra -local daily addressing Psycho- Social issues of students and parents. Her area of specialization is working on issues of youth and adolescence and gender justice. She is interested in life skills training, and therapeutic counseling.

Brief Profile

  • Qualification : Ph.D. in Social Work
  • Experience : 30 Years
  • Publications : 20+
  • Books :
  • Research/Teaching Interest : Research Methodology, Direct methods of Social Work, Social Policy Environmental Impact Assessment studies, Socio- Economic Studies Gender Justice, Working with Adolescence and Youth , Therapeutic Counseling

Dr. Rekha N. Mistry

Social Work

Details since 2015

  1. “Gender equality and Social Work: Some reflections”, Dr. Rekha Mistry , Journal of 'Social Work Review'- special issue on “Women and Millennium Development Goals”, Vol. 51 no. 1,, ISSN- 2394-8728, pages 335-345, 2015- Jan- Dec
  2. “Issues and Challenges faced by Equal opportunity Cell Stakeholders”, Dr. Rekha Mistry, Journal of School of Social Work, Chennai , Vol. XI, Issue 12, ISSN 09763759,, 17-24 , 2015, May
  3. “Knot Now: It's Her Right”, Dr. Rekha Mistry, International E- Journal -EduInspire, published by CTE Gujarat, Vol. 3, Issue 1, ISSN- 23497076, 1-10 , 2016 January
  4. “Strengthening of Life Skills for Career Choice among Youth: A study of College Students”, Dr. Rekha Mistry, International Journal of Life Skills Education , by Indian Association of Life Skills Education , Chennai, Vol. 2, no. 2,, ISSN- 2394-630X, 83-91, , 2016, July
  5. “Economic Empowerment; Women's Perceptions: implications for Social Work Practice”, Dr. Rekha Mistry, Perspectives in Social Work by College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan, mumbai, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, ISSN- 09745114 (UGC recognized) , 37-51, 2016, Dec
  6. “Bridging the gap between Education and Employment : Implications of Life Skills”, Dr. Rekha Mistry, Proceedings of the ICLSE -2017 (Life Skills for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals 2030), -----, ISBN- 978-93-86256-43-0, Pages-310-314,, 2017, Feb
  7. “Distance Mode of Social Work Education in India: call for Paradigm Shift”, Dr. Rekha Mistry, Journal of Social Work and Development Issues, by Udaipur School of Social Work., Vol. V, , ISSN- 2279-04111,, Pgs. 26-35, 2016-2017,
  8. “Implementation of CSR Policy: An emerging trend in Social Work Profession”, Dr. Rekha Mistry, Social Work Review Issue on Field Work and CSR, Vol-52, No. 1, ISSN- 2394-8728, Pgs. 46-54 , Jan 2017- March 2018
  9. “Documenting the lives of out-of School Adolescents- A study from Surat City Slum” , Dr. Rekha Mistry, Anuj Ghanekar, Dr.Vikas Desai, Horizons of Holistic Education, Vol. 7 No. 2, p ISSN : 2349-8811 e ISSN : 2349-9133, 86-95 , April-June-2020, IMFT- 2.057
  10. Nutritional Status of Adolescent Girls: A study of Slum Dwellers of Surat City , Dr. Rekha Mistry, Horizons of Holistic Education, Vol. 8: Issue 3 (2021) , p ISSN : 2349-8811 e ISSN : 2349-9133, 160-171, July Sept. 2021 IMFT- 2.057
  1. “Economic empowerment: Women’s perception” , Dr. Rekha Mistry , ‘Understanding Women Empowerment: Journey So far and the Path Ahead’, National , 27th 28th Oct. 2015, Dept. Of Sociology, VNSG University, Surat
  2. “Strengthening of life Skills for Career Choice among Youth: A study of college Students , Dr. Rekha Mistry, Life Skills Education “ Mainstreaming Life skills for nation building” , International , 26th - 27th Feb. 2016, Bhopal
  3. “ Relevance of Gandhi in contemporary era: Perception of P G Students” , Dr. Rekha Mistry, “ Gandhian Way of life for Human Perfection” under the aegis of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi., National , 22nd and 23rd October 2018. , The M. S. University of Baroda
  4. “Nutritional Status of Adolescent girls: A study from Surat Slums” , Dr. Rekha Mistry, ‘Understanding Child malnutrition in India’ , National , 4-5th Nov. 2019 at CSS Surat., CSS, Surat
  5. “Unfolding the effect of COVID -19 Pandemic Lockdown on Women’s Lives- A study in Gujarat, India” , Dr. Rekha Mistry & Anuj Ghanekar , “ Sustainable Development Goals and Gender Perspective”, International , 25th and 26th Oct. 2021 , Dept. of Electrical Engineering Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat
  1. Socio- Economic Study , Proposed Expansion Project Of Dyes & Dyes Intermediates Manufacturing Unit at M/S. Saffron Exim GIDC Estate-Ankleshwar , Principal Investigator , EnvyCraft Environmental Services, Piplod, Surat , March 2021--, Ongoing
  2. Socio- Economic Study , Expansion In Synthetic Organic Chemicals Manufacturing Unit (Dyes & Dye Intermediates) M/S. Panoli Intermediates (I) Pvt. Ltd. Plot No.: 11 &18, Petrochemicals Complex Area, Po: Jawaharnagar Dist:Vadodara-394346, Gujarat, India., Principal Investigator , Envy Craft Environmental Services, Piplod, Surat , March 2021---, Ongoing
  1. 'Gender Sensitization' , “Gender Sensitization Training for police” Surat-, Surat , 21-22-January 2016
  2. 'Technical Session 17 - 'Life Skills for Health and well being', International Conference on “Life Skills For Achieving Sustainable Development Goals 2030”, S. M. Joshi College, Pune , 3rd Feb- 5th Feb 2017.
  3. “Teaching skills” , Faculty Training Programme by the Parul Institute of Technology, Parul University,, Parul University, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Vadodara,, 25th May 2017
  4. “Social Entrepreneurial Determinants Intensions”, Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp by Entrepreneur Development Cell , SCET, Surat , 4th Sept. 2018,
  5. “Mental Health and Well- being in Covid-19 Pandemic for Teachers”, Training of Teachers, American India Foundation , 3rd June 2021
  1. Bariya Raghabhai Amathabhai, Ph. D. in Social Work , " Gramin samudayma bal adhikarni vartman paristhiti" , Pursuing , Oct. 2019
  2. Jani Nikunjkumar Jagdischandra, Ph. D. in Social Work , Jamin sampadan praklpthi prabhavit khedutoni paristhitinu praththkaran", Pursuing, Oct. 2019
  3. Solanki Parimalbhai Nareshbhai, Ph. D. in Social Work , "Shikshit Adivasio yuvanoma berojgari: samajkary pariprekshya ma vishleshan", Pursuing, Oct. 2019
  4. Tripathi Lalita Radheshyam, Ph. D. in Social Work , "A study on Issues & Perception about domestic violence among migrant women in surat city", Pursuing, Oct. 2019