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Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD

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About Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD

Dr. Apurva is a doctorate and a post graduate in clinical psychology from the M S University of Baroda. He is an alumnus of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and Columbia University of New York City,USA. He posses extensive experience in the field of counseling. He worked with many organizations, Government departments as a behavioral consultant and trainer. He has been serving as a resource person, mentor and master trainer to train counselors in various States. He regularly writes blogs, articles, book reviews and papers. Currently, he is working with International Non-for-profit organization and providing counseling services.

 Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD, Consulting Psychologist, is a career counsellor based at Delhi, Delhi area. View all career counsellors from Delhi

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Experience
  • Consulting Psychologist

    Independent ,2005 - Present

Education
  • The M S University of Baroda

    PhD ,2007 - 2015

  • The M S University of Baroda

    MA (Clinical Psychology) ,2003 - 2005

Certification
Awards Honours
  • Best Paper Award

    Home Science Association of India ,2013

  • Early Career Scholar Award

    International Society for Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD) ,2012

  • Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral and Professional Fellowship

    United States-India Education Fund, New Delhi ,2010

  • Many Faces of Counseling Psychologist Award

    International Counseling Psychology Conference ,2008

  • RCSHA Scholarship

    Resource Centre for Sexual Health And HIV/AIDS ,2005

  • RFSMS Junior Research Fellowship

    University Grants Commission, New Delhi ,2007

  • RFSMS Senior Research Fellowship

    University Grants Comission ,2009

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Dear Tanishq, Thanks for writing to CareerGuide!   Your question is very generic and it is difficult to provide specific answer. Can you please elaborate your current education, aspirations, your interests etc. It will help us provide you appropriate information and guidance. Best way to identify suitable career is to take up psychometric assessment. You can browse through Career Assessments at www.careerguide.com and choose appropriate career test. You can also talk with Career Experts to discuss career options and develop career plan. With Best Wishes, Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD

Answered by: Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD, Consulting Psychologist, on November 13, 2016
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Dear Pallavi, Thanks for writing to Career Guide. As suggested by colleagues, psychometric test, stream selector  test from www.careerguide.com will help you understand suitable enginerring branch as per your aptitude, and interest. In addition to psychometric test, you can explore your career aspiration by answering following reflective questions for yourself:  What are your personal strengths & expertise? What is your passion?/what you are passionate about? What is your favorite subjects? What do you like most about that subject/s? What work do you enjoy the most in a day? Wher

Answered by: Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD, Consulting Psychologist, on November 09, 2016
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Dear Harsh, Thanks for writing to www.careerguide.com! You have not provided adequate details of your educational background.  Well,it seems you are confused a career option between management and commercial pilot. I assume that you know eligibility for doing MBA and commercial pilot. Both are very different discipline and hence have eligibility criteria. I would recommend you to first go through the eligibility criteria and self-assess. If you are eligible for both, then you need to assess your aptitude, interest and personality. Commercial pilot requires very high cognitive capabilities

Answered by: Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD, Consulting Psychologist, on August 10, 2016
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Dear Career Aspirant, Thanks for writing to CareerGuide.com and talking with Career Expert. Hope your queries must  have been answered; however, I would like to share my perspective that may be still helpful. Well,I would suggest you to take up Ideal Career Test from www.careerguide.com and seek guidance from career expert. Following is the link: Based on the test and discussion with Career Expert, you can take informed career decision. You have following scope:   Pursue higher study in preferred subject (You can eligible for giving competitive exams in Social Sciences, management)

Answered by: Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD, Consulting Psychologist, on July 28, 2016
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Dear Career Aspirant, Thanks for writing. You have not specified your education and your preferred entrepreneurship area. We need details to answer your query properly. Well, before you take up entrepreneurship as career, I would suggest you to take up Ideal Career Test from www.careerguide.com and seek guidance from career expert. You can take up course on entrepreneurship from reputed institute. You can think of EDI, Ahmedabad, which is one of the best institute on entrepreneurship in India. After reading this answer, you may have questions. Feel free to revert me with your questions. With

Answered by: Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD, Consulting Psychologist, on July 28, 2016
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Thanks for writing to CareerGuide.com! You have completed BCom and clear about future career. Well,I have few reflective questions for you to answer. These may help you take appropriate action for your career. 1. What is your area of interest (management, commerce, accountancy, finance management etc.)? 2. What is your career aspiration (what you want to be? Where you want to work?) 3. What is your key skills, and weaknesses? (List skills that you think you have and areas of improvement that you need to focus) To gain insight into your skills, interest and personality traits, I would recommend

Answered by: Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD, Consulting Psychologist, on July 28, 2016
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Dear Virender,   Thanks for writing to CareerGuide.com! You are pursuing CA and not able to clear. Are studying on your own or attending coaching classes? You may join coaching institute and study smart for this year. If you still not able to crack the exam then you should start work and prepare for the CA exam while studying.   You may work with CA firm so that you can have practical experience of the work. Also, take guidance from your senior who have clarified the exam. Take practical tips from them and prepare systematically for CA.   Wish you all the best for CA exam, Apurv

Answered by: Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD, Consulting Psychologist, on July 28, 2016
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Dear Career Aspirant, Thanks for writing. You have not specified your specialization and your interest. We need details to answer your query properly. Well,I would suggest you to take up Ideal Career Test from www.careerguide.com and seek guidance from career expert. Following is the link:   With Best Wishes, Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD

Answered by: Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD, Consulting Psychologist, on July 28, 2016
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Dear Karan, Thanks for taking career assessment at CareerGuide.com! I really appreciate your decision to seek professional guidance. It was indeed wonderful talking with you. Hope our conversation was meaningful and helpful to you. We have discussion your assessment report, and career options suitable for you. By this time, I hope, you are able to appropriate career decision. Career in IT is nice but you do not have relevant experience after your graduation. Therefore, you need to update IT knowledge and skills based on your preferred job profile where you want to work. Other option is to take

Answered by: Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD, Consulting Psychologist, on July 28, 2016
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Dear Avinash,   Thanks for writing your query to careerguide.com! You have asked specifically about communication skills for Electric Engineers. Well, let me share that communication skills  are basic skill that every one should develop and sharpen.  Communication skills are very important in most of the profession; however, in the engineering field, it depends on your profile. Communication skills can be useful in following tasks specific to electrical engineers:   discuss and convince clients implementing designs (communicate with subordinates and those who are under sup

Answered by: Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD, Consulting Psychologist, on July 28, 2016