Shamim Modi, Member, FMES, Assistant Professor, Chairperson, Centre for Law and Society, School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. MH. Ms Shamim Modi has received formal training in psychology from the Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi and completed her post graduation in clinical psychology from Lady Shriram College, New Delhi. She completed her M Phil in social psychology from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Shamim also holds a degree in law from Barkatullah University, Bhopal, MP. She has worked with OXFAM (India) Trust for a short period of time in 1990, before she moved on to mobilising the tribal communities in Madhya Pradesh. She is one of the founder members of the Shramik Adivasi Sanghatana (SAS), a tribal rights organisation engaged in empowering tribal and dalit communities in seeking justice in cases of gross violation of their rights. She has been a member of the working group on empowerment of Scheduled Tribes under the 11th Five Year Plan of the central government. Ms Modi has been a full- time socio-political activist for the last 24 years, before joining the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, in May 2009 as a full-time faculty member. She currently chairs the Centre for Law and Society under the School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance at TISS. She also co-coordinates the Masters in Laws in Access to Justice Programme. She is involved in conducting trainings and workshops with staff of the Indian civil and police services on the issue of emotional intelligence for effective, efficient and sensitive functioning. She has been engaged with the Central Industrial Security Force on a long term basis to develop the counselling skills of its personnel to deal with suicides and fratricides. She has also been engaged in training educators to make pedagogical interventions to enhance the emotional competencies of the teachers/educators and developing their skills to inculcate empathy and compassion in students.

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