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Welcome to the 1st International Conference on Happiness and Positivity titled Permanand: Philosophy, Psychology, and Physiology of Happiness organized by Amity Centre of Excellence for Positivity & Happiness (ACEPH) at Amity University Uttar Pradesh Lucknow Campus in India. As regards the theme of the conference, ‘Parmanand’ is a compound word in Sanskrit language meaning happiness, bliss, and joy with focus on the element of permanence rather than just a momentary surge of delight. For this conference we have used the spelling of ‘Parmanand’ as ‘Permanand’ where ‘PERMA’ is an acronym for Seligman’s theory of well-being and happiness and ‘Anand’ means ‘Bliss’ and ‘Happiness’ in Hindi language. For the present conference, Permanand and Happiness have been used synonymously and interchangeably.

The event will feature deliberations by the global leaders from academia, government and civil society who are devoted to Positive Psychology, Happiness, and Resilience. They will share their views and ideas through talks and hands-on workshops .At this conference, we are organizing 3 pre-conference workshops. The experts are from the field of healing, health, and happiness.

Organizers of the Conference


Dr. Ashok K Chauhan

Founder President, RBEF


Dr. Aseem Chauhan

Additional President, RBEF, Chancellor Amity University Rajasthan and Haryana Chairman, AUUP, Lucknow Campus


Prof. (Dr.) Balvindar Shukla

Vice Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh


Prof. (Dr.) Sunil Dhaneshwar

Pro. V.C Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow Campus


Prof. (Dr.) Manju Agrawal

Professor and Dean Students Welfare Director, Amity Center of Excellence for Positivity and Happiness (ACEPH)


Dr. Ritu Tripathi Chakravarty

Associate Professor, Amity Institute of Education Center Coordinator, Amity Centre of Excellence for Positivity and Happiness (ACEPH)

Objectives of the Conference

  • To explore the meaning of Individual Happiness
  • To discuss conceptual and evidence-based research on philosophy, psychology and physiology of happiness
  • To open discussion on various dimensions, stages, tools, and techniques in the journey of happiness.
  • To initiate dialogue with concrete implementation plan on policy of happiness.
  • To understand the corelates of Happiness.
  • To create awareness and mechanism of radiating happiness within and around.
  • To bring multi-disciplinary perspectives of Happiness on a common platform.

Sub-themes of the Conference

  • Happiness and social and community development
  • Happiness and Economics
  • Happiness, personal growth, development, and success.
  • Happiness and communication.
  • Happiness, art, fashion, and culture.
  • Measurement of happiness and factors affecting Global Happiness Index
  • Happiness and Education
  • Happiness and Health
  • Happiness and Relationships.
  • Recommendations, advocacy and policy initiatives at home, school and state levels.
  • Happiness and resilience
  • Happiness and Digital world
  • Happiness and Global Peace
  • Happiness and Skill Development
  • Happiness and Leadership
  • Any other related area

Amity Centre of Excellence for Positivity and Happiness


Amity University Uttar Pradesh Lucknow Campus has a dedicated Amity Centre of Excellence for Positivity and Happiness (ACEPH), aimed at promoting happiness and well-being, established in 2019. The Centre of Excellence has 4 Wings namely Academic wing, Creating Happy Spaces, Co-Curricular Wing and Extension wing. ACEPH recognizes the importance of fostering and promoting Happiness, positivity, and well-being in the lives of individuals amid the cumbersome, chaotic, and ever-indulgent schedules. ACEPH provides an excellent personal and professional platform for academics and scholars of all ages and backgrounds to come together and exchange the latest ideas and inform each other’s perspectives through their own cultural and disciplinary background and experiences.

Vision of ACEPH

Creating an eco-system where happiness thrives at individual, organizational, social and spiritual levels to enhance well-being and vibrancy in and outside the Campus, make happiness contagious, encourage research on happiness and integrate it with public policy.

Mission of ACEPH

Academics, research, and co-curricular activities with students, faculty, and staff of Amity and other Universities, schools and colleges, Govt. and private organizations and corporates towards self - realization of happiness and enhancing the Quality of Life. Research evidence - based advocacy for creating the Ministry of Happiness and integration of Happiness Policy in all government programs and curriculum.

Objectives of ACEPH

  • To carry out research projects and organize conferences and workshops on happiness and related subjects.
  • To develop curriculum on happiness based on intersectional approach, integrating western and eastern concepts as well as modern and traditional practices.
  • To organize certificates courses on the happiness curriculum.
  • To create an environment of contentment, bliss and “Ananda”, through the Happiness Spaces.
  • To organize one-to-one and group sessions with students and perform regular Coaching for fostering their Mental Health and Well-being.
  • To thrive ‘Ananda Club’ for students, faculty, and staff.

All the wings of the center have been active ever since its inception and even during lockdown through online activities. The seven-day Faculty Development Program of the Academic wing “Happy Teachers and Positive Pedagogy” from 2nd to 9th November 2020 was attended by teachers pan India and was highly appreciated for its well-structured course conducted by highly efficient facilitators. This International Conference is a part of the series of academic events. The Director of the center has delivered 31 keynote and guest lectures online on happiness and well-being during 2 years’ lockdown period at national and international levels. A You Tube channel named ‘Mind Spa’ is also created under mental health mission.

ACEPH Membership

ACEPH is now opening itself to memberships and is committed to extend original membership benefits. By extending membership benefits, ACEPH is striving to continue to deliver its mission of facilitating international exchange, encourage intercultural awareness, and promote interdisciplinary discussions to generate and share new knowledge and expertise in the field of positivity, happiness and better mental health.

Become an ACEPH Member

Membership is open to students, professionals as well non-professionals, psychologists as well as non-psychologists. The major criteria is commitment to the values of ACEPH, as expressed in its mission, enthusiasm for participation in its activities and willingness to spread positivity.

Membership Categories

Annual Membership Charges Lifetime Membership Charges
Indian Delegates INR 1000 Indian Delegates INR 1500
Foreign Delegates 50$ Foreign Delegates 80$
* 18 % GST Applicable to Non-Amitians

Benefits of Membership

  • Discounts on Conference Registration- Membership allows a 20 percent on lifetime membership and 10 percent discount on annual membership for this conference and all the conferences in future registration package.
  • Discounts on Professional Development and Workshop/Course Certification- Membership allows a 20 percent on lifetime membership and 10 percent discount on annual membership on any workshop and academic courses.
  • Notification – Notifications to all members about upcoming events, videos, audios, and podcasts.
  • Newsletter. A quarterly newsletter to all members with membership details to all members.
  • Network and Collaboration – A Platform for all members to share your research interests, areas of experience and expertise, and contact information with other members.

Invited Speakers

List of Organizers

Pre-conference Workshops

The 1st ACEPH virtual International Conference on Happiness and Positivity “Permanand: Philosophy, Psychology, and Physiology of Happiness” will be organizing pre-conference workshops by three eminent professionals in the domain of happiness. The hands-on-workshops would be an avenue towards the attainment of Happiness, bliss, positivity, and well-being in our chaotic lives.

Details of Workshops

Three workshops will be conducted by international experts. For receiving certificate of workshop Indian Participants to Pay Rupees 250/- plus GST as applicable, and Foreign Participants to Pay $50 plus GST as applicable for each workshop.

* 18 % GST Applicable to Non-Amitians

Health Healing and Happiness

Ms. Atman Parmar, Founder Redikall Healing System

Workshop 1 - 27th September, 10.30 AM-1.00 PM IST (+5.30 GMT time)

Rhythms of mindfulness for being happy and well

Dr Saamdu Chetri, Fr. Executive Director, GNH Centre Bhutan,

Visiting Faculty, Rekhi Happiness Centre, IIT Kharagpur

Workshop 2 - 27th September, 2.30 PM-4.00 PM (+5.30 Hrs GMT time)

How to Boost Happiness Naturally

Dr Rangana Rupavi Choudhuri, Founder Vitality Living College

Workshop 3 - 27th September, 5.30 PM-7.30 PM IST (+5.30 Hrs GMT time)

GST as applicable in the registration amount and certificate amount for non- Amitians.

Call for Papers

Oral Presentation

Be an oral presenter at the conference and present your research to a truly international audience. Presentation slots are limited, so early submission is strongly encouraged.

Poster Presentation

Submit your research paper to be a poster presenter and showcase your research findings to the global audience.


Selected research papers will be published in the edited book /scopus indexed journal. All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference abstract book.

How to Submit Your Abstract

Submission of Abstract, poster and full paper at

Cover page should have

  • Title of the paper
  • Contact details - Correct spelling of first and last name, title and designation, affiliation, country
  • E mail
  • 250-words abstract with 4 keywords
  • Poster submission: one single sheet only
  • Submit to Note: The cover 2nd Page - Paper Abstract page information will be used for official Letters of Acceptance, Letters of Invitation, Certificate and Conference Schedule, so please ensure correct spelling of names, affiliated institution etc.
  • Submit well before the submission deadline to benefit from Early Bird or Advanced Registration rates.
  • Your abstract will undergo double-blind peer review and the results will be returned to you generally within 7 days.
  • If your abstract is accepted, you will be invited to register for the conference.
  • Full paper submission: Submit full paper by 20th Sept


Registration Type

Last Dates for Registration

Indian Participants

Foreign Participants

Amity Faculty


Students         Faculty /Corporates


Early Bird Registration

10 September, 2022

INR 450

INR 900

25 USD

INR 750

Advanced Registration

20 September, 2022

INR 750

INR 1200

40 USD

INR 950

Regular Registration

28 September, 2022

INR 950

INR 1400

50 USD

INR 1250

* 18 % GST Applicable to Non-Amitians

Registration Benefits

  • Participation in plenary presentations, special sessions, and online parallel sessions.
  • Participation in hands-on-workshops by international experts and healers are free as a bonus.
  • Certificate of participation.
  • Certificate of oral paper and poster presentation.
  • Best Paper Award.

Important Dates

  • Conference Dates: 28th September to 30th September 2022
  • Pre-conference workshops on 27th Sept 2022.
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: August 30th, 2022*
  • Results of abstract review returned to authors: Generally, within 7 days of submission
  • Early Bird Registration open till midnight of 10th September 2022
  • Advanced Registration open till midnight of 20th September 2022
  • Regular Registration open till midnight of 28th September 2022
  • Full paper submission by 20th September 2022
  • Registration for Workshops by 26th September 2022

*Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates.
All submitted abstracts will be blind peer reviewed for acceptance.
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