Dr. Rihunlang Rymbai

Education Department

Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualifications:

MSc (Chemistry), MEd, PhD

Areas of Interest/Specialization:

Teacher Education, Science Education, Well-being in Education, Curriculum Development, Research Methodology

Experience:

13.10 years (6.6 Years - Under Graduate teaching, 7.4 - Post Graduate teaching)

Phd Awarded/Supervised

Four (Supervising)

Administrative responsibilities undertaken: 

  • Student Counselor Representative

Academic affiliations:

  • Life Member, North-East India Education Society (NEIES), Shillong since 22nd June 2012.
  • Lifetime member of the Teacher and Education Research Association (TERA) since July 2018 with Membership Number TERA-M18177.
  • Lifetime member of the All India Association for Educational Research (AIAER) since March 2019 with Membership Number 4271.
  • Lifetime member of the Indian Association of Teacher Educators (IATE) since March 2019.
  • Member of Board of Studies, Education
  • Member of School Board, Education

 

Research Projects

  • Continuing Professional Development of Teacher Educators and Teachers in Meghalaya: Policies, Programmes and Practices. Funded by Inter-University Centre for Teachers Education (IUCTE), Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

Publications

  1. Rymbai, R. (2012). Teaching of Science with Local Community Resources. Journal of the North East India Education Society, 16(1), 47-54.
  2. Rymbai R. (2012). Life Skill Education. Journal of the North East India Education Society, 16(2), 70-78.
  3. Rymbai, R. (2013). Teachers: Leaders in Making. Journal of the North East India Education Society, 17(1), 27 – 36.
  4. Rymbai, R. (2013). Training in Scientific Method: An Aim of Science Teaching. Journal of the North East India Education Society, 17(1), 37 – 42.
  5. Rymbai, R. (2014). 21st Century Skill in Teaching: The need of the present day teachers. Journal of the North East India Education Society, 18(2), 40-46.
  6. Rymbai, R. (2015). Four Pillars of Education: A Focus on What Learning Ought to be, Journal of the North East India Education Society, 18(2), 32-36.
  7. Rymbai, R. (2016). Teachers’ Stress in Higher Education: A Review. Journal of the North East India Education Society, 19(2), 53-64.
  8. Rymbai, R. & Sungoh, S. M. (2016). Life Satisfaction of University Science Students, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Invention, 5(10), 1-5.
  9. Rymbai, R. & Sungoh, S. M. (2016). Hope and Happiness of Female Post Graduate Students, International Education and Research Journal, 2(10), 44-46.
  10. Rymbai, R. (2016). Gratitude In Relation To Happiness of Post Graduate Students, International Journal for Research and Development, 4(3), 67 - 69. 
  11. Rymbai, R. & Kharluni, L. (2017). Social Competence of Secondary School Students in Ri-Bhoi District of Meghalaya, International Journal of Recent Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (IJRRSSH), 4(3), 1 – 4.
  12. Kharluni, L. & Rymbai, R. (2017). Value of Spirit of Nationality (VSN) of Class IX students of Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya, India. Cognitive Discourses International Multidisciplinary Journal, 4(5), 12 – 17.
  13. Sherpa, K. & Rymbai, R. (2018). Women education: Analysis of educational schemes available for women. International Journal of Creative Research and Though, 6(2), 1127 – 1133
  14. Rymbai, R. & Hajong, A. (2019). Teacher values and teacher self-efficacy of West Garo Hills district higher secondary school teachers. Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research. 6(2), 292 – 297.
  15. Rymbai, R. (2019). Hope and self-efficacy of university students. International Journal of Basic and Applied Research, 9(3), 785 – 789.
  16. Tiewsoh, I. & Rymbai, R. (2019). Teacher-leadership skills: Significance in educational organization. International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews, 6(1),1161 – 1164.
  17. Rymbai, R. (2019). Student Teachers’ Attitude towards Teaching and Interest in Teaching. International Journal of Basic and Applied Research, 9(7), 432 – 439.
  18. Rymbai, R. (2019). Attitude of Teachers towards Information Technology. The research journal of social sciences, 10(7), 172 – 178.

Chapter in Books 

  1. Rymbai, R. (2012). Financial Management of Secondary schools in Mylliem Block. In C. Nongbri (Ed.) Proceedings of North East India Education Society on the Twentieth Annual Conference, 8th and 9th November 2012 (pp. 300-308). Shillong: Ri Khasi Enterprise.
  2. Rymbai, R. (2014). Continuing Transformation for Quality Teacher Education. In     S. M. Sungoh & I. Syiem (Eds.), Transforming Teacher Education in the North Eastern Region of India (pp. 59-76). Guwahati: Destiny Printing Press.
  3. Rymbai, R. (2015). Enhancing Quality in Teacher Education: A Need and Call for Value Oriented Programme. In C. Nongbri (Ed.) Proceedings of North East India Education Society on the Twenty -Second Annual Conference, 29th and 30th April 2015 (pp. 302-310). Shillong: Ri Khasi Enterprise.
  4. Rymbai, R. (2016). Novel Endeavour in Higher Education in India’s North Eastern States. In C. Nongbri & B. B. Kharbirymbai (Eds.), Education in North East India (pp. 130-147). Guwahati: EBH Publishers.
  5. Rymbai, R. (2016). Teaching of Science at Elementary Level. In Directorate of Educational Research and Training (DERT), Module of Teaching of Science for Elementary Level. (pp. ii - ix). Shillong: Directorate of Educational Research and Training.
  6. Rymbai, R. & Sungoh, S. M. (2017). Enhancing Quality in Higher Education: Through New Education Policy 2015 in the Making. In C. Nongbri (Ed.) Proceedings of North East India Education Society on the Twenty Third Annual Conference, 26th and 27th November 2015 (pp. 201-215). Shillong: Ri Khasi Enterprise.
  7. Rymbai, R. & Sungoh, S. M. (2017). Positive psychology: a new approach to promote mental health. In Y.  Bhutia (Ed.), Mental Health Education (pp. 75 – 84). Delhi: Overseas Press India private Ltd. 
  8. Rymbai, R. & Sungoh, S. M. (2018). Teacher Quality in Higher Education: The Need of the Hour. In B. B. Kharbirymbai and C. Nongbri (Eds.), Quality of Higher Education in North East India (pp. 102-109). Guwahati: EBH Publishers.
  9. Rymbai, R. (2018). Values in Action: Hope amongst the Tribal Students of North-Eastern Hill University. In D. A. Kharshandi (Ed.) Understanding the Tribes of Asia (pp. 309-318). New Delhi: Lakshi Publishers and Distributors.
  10. Rymbai, R. & Mukhim, B. M. (2019). Khasi in school and attitude of students towards MIL - Khasi. In S. K. Singh, S. Lyngdoh and B. Khyriem (Eds.) Glimpse of some of the Austro-Aiatic Languages (pp. 146-155). Guwahati: Eastern Book Publishing House.

Book

  1. Rymbai, R. (2019). Positive emotions and personality traits. New Delhi: Lakshi Publishers and Distributors. ISBN 978-93-82120-98-8

Papers presented in Conferences/Seminars:

  1. “Financial Management of Secondary Schools in Mylliem Block” in National Seminar and 20th Annual Conference of North East India Education Society (NEIES) organized by Department of Education, NEHU in collaboration with NEIES held on 8th and 9th of November 2012 on a theme “Planning and Financing Education for National Development with Special Reference to North East India”.
  2. “Solid Waste: An Environmental Concern and the Role of Environmental Education”, in a National Seminar organized by Saint Mary’s College in collaboration with State Council of Science Technology and Environment on 15th – 16th May 2013 on a theme “Burning Environmental Issues: Risk to Biodiversity and Human Health with Special Reference to North East India”.
  3. “Continuing Transformation for Quality Teacher Education”, in a National Seminar organized by Department of Education, North Eastern Hill University held on the 18th and 19th July 2013, on a theme “Transforming Teacher Education in the North-Eastern Region of India”.
  4. “A Wonderful Science Class: A Journey from Planning to Achievement of Learning Outcome”, in an International Seminar organized by Shillong College in collaboration with IQAC Shillong College, held on  the 24th and 25th July 2013 on a theme “Attracting Best Talents in Basic Sciences”.
  5. “Novel Endeavour in Higher Education in India’s North-Eastern States” in a National Seminar organized by Department of Education, North Eastern Hill University held on the 3rd  and 4th September 2013, on a theme “Education in the North East: Status and Perspective”.
  6. “Unfair Means in Examinations: Regulations and Its Riddance” presented in a UGC Sponsored National Seminar organized by R. G. Baruah College, Guwahati, held on the 27th  and 28th September 2013, on a theme “Examination and Evaluation System in Higher Education with Special Reference to Undergraduate Level”.
  7. “Positive Psychology: A New Approach to Promote Mental Health” presented in a National Seminar organized by Department of Education, North Eastern Hill University held on the 18th  and 19th February 2015, on a theme “Issues on Mental Health Education”.
  8. “Teacher Quality: The Need of the Hour” presented in an International Seminar, organized by Department of Education, North Eastern Hill University in collaboration with NEC, Shillong and ICSSR-NERC, Shillong held on the 18th and 19th March, 2015, on a theme “ Quality in Higher Education in Indian and Global Context”.
  9. “Enhancing Quality in Teacher Education: A Need and Call for Value Oriented Programme” in a 2 Day National Seminar Cum 22nd Annual Conference of North East India Education Society (NEIES), organized by Department of Education, Dibrugarh University in collaboration with North East India Education Society (NEIES) held on the 29th and 30th April 2015, on a theme “Quality and Excellence in Teacher Education in India: Issues and Challenges”.
  10. “Constructivism: Reflection of DIET Faculties and Student-Teachers” in a 2 Day National Seminar organized by St Mary’s College of Teacher Education in collaboration with Directorate of Educational Research and Training held on the 25th and 26th June 2015, on a theme “Constructivism: Towards Constructing Constructive Minds”.
  11. “Constructivism: An Integration of Experience” in a 2 Day National Seminar organized by St Mary’s College of Teacher Education in collaboration with Directorate of Educational Research and Training held on the 25th and 26th June 2015, on a theme “Constructivism: Towards Constructing Constructive Minds”.
  12. “Enhancing Quality in Higher Education: Through New Education Policy 2015 in the Making” in a 2 Day National Seminar Cum 23rd Annual Conference and Silver Jubilee Celebration of North East India Education Society (NEIES), organized by North East India Education Society (NEIES) in collaboration with Department of Education, North Eastern Hill University held on the 26th and 27th November 2015, on a theme “New Education Policy (NEP) in the Making: North East Perspectives”.
  13. “Professional Development of Teacher Educators: Opportunities and Challenges” in a One Day State Seminar organized by DERT, Shillong held on the 24th February 2016, on a theme “Teacher Education: Towards Quality Education in Meghalaya”.
  14. “Developing the Best Teachers: An Outlook of Professional Development of Teachers in Higher Education” in a Two Day National Seminar organized by Department of Education, NEHU, Tura Campus, held on the 20th and 21st March 2016, on a theme “Re-Thinking New Education Policy: Contextualizing the Issues of India’s North-Eastern Region”.
  15. “Character Strength of Hope: Intensity amongst NEHU Students and Values of Hope” in a 2 Day National Seminar in Applied Ethics organized by Department of Philosophy and Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Shillong College held on 14th and 15th July 2016, on a theme “Issues in Contemporary Society: Rights, Duties and Sustainability in Search of Harmony”.
  16. “Values in Action: Hope amongst the Tribal Students of North-Eastern Hill University” in a 2 Day International Seminar organised by Department of Education and Department of History, Synod College, in collaboration with P. A. Sangma Foundation held on 3rd and 4th November 2016, on a theme “Understanding the Tribes of Asia”.
  17. “Attitude of Student Towards MIL-Khasi” in a 2 Day South and South-East Asian Conference organised by Department of Linguistic, NEHU, Shillong in collaboration with NEC, Shillong, CIIL, Mysore, ICSSR-NERC, Shillong, Lakshi Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi and Eastern Book House, Guwahati held on 21st and 22nd November 2016, on a theme “Austro-Asiatic Languages”.
  18. “Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Are we there yet?” in a 2 Day National Seminar organised by IQAC, Government Degree College, Dharmanagar held on 25th and 26th February 2017, on a theme “Quality Enhancement in Higher Education in Northeast India: Challenges and Opportunities”.
  19. “Contemporary and Interdisciplinary: Representation of Research in Education.” in a 2 Day International Conference organised by Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya held on 21st and 22nd July 2017, on a theme “Interdisciplinarity: Contemporary Research in Humanities, Social Sciences and Management Studies (COIN - 2017)”.
  20. “Oral Narrative: The Story Telling Approach of Khasi Mothers.” in a 2 Day National Seminar organised by Department of Culture and Creative Studies, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong held on 22nd and 23rd August 2017, on a theme “Oral Culture: People, Poetics and Performance”.
  21. “Cross Border Connectivity: Inclusive Growth through Education.” in a 2 Day International Seminar organised by Shillong College, Shillong held on 24th and 25th August 2017, on a theme “Cross Border Connectivity and Inclusive Growth – Possibilities and Challenges with special reference to the North-Eastern States”.
  22. “Best Practices of Tourism Stakeholders for Sustainable Tourism: A Collective Case Study.” in a 2 Day National Seminar organised by Department of Sociology, Synod College, Shillong held on 4th and 5th September 2017, on a theme “Sustainable Tourism: Striking a Socio-Economic and Environmental Balance”.
  23. “Philosophy of Man-making Education: Explanation and Interpretation of Character Strengths and Virtues.” in a 3 Day National Seminar organised by Department of Philosiphy, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong from 21st  to 23rd November 2017, on a theme “Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda”.
  24. “Academic Reform in School Education: A Study of Self-Concept.” in the 24th Annual Conference-Cum-National Seminar of the North East India Education Society (NEIES) organised by Department of Education, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh held on 23rd  and 24th November 2017, on a theme “Reforming Indian Education System”.
  25. “Happiness and Psychological Wellbeing among the Research Scholars of NEHU.” in the International Conference organised by Department of Education, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya held on 15th and 16th March 2018, on a theme “Recent Advances in Educational Psychology”.
  26. “Work Engagement of Women Teachers in Colleges in Dajeeling Hills.” in the International Conference organised by Department of Education, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya held on 15th and 16th March 2018, on a theme “Recent Advances in Educational Psychology”.
  27. “Women and Work: Work Stress, Work-Family Balance and Work Related Quality of Life of Women Teachers.” in an International Conference organised by Union Christian College, Meghalaya in collaboration with P. A. Sangma Foundation, Meghalaya held from 26th to 28th July 2018, on a theme “Women and Development”.
  28. “Urbanization: Positive and Negative Consequence in Education.” in an National Seminar organised by UGC-SAP (DSA-I) of the Department of Sociology, North-Eastern Hill University held from 14th to 15th February 2019, on a theme “Urbanization in India: Issues and Predicaments”.
  29. “Educational leadership with zeal: Place of character strength.” At the 25th Annual Conference cum National Seminar organised by Department of Education, North-Eastern Hill University held from 6th to 7th March 2019, on a theme “Educational Leadership, Management and Governance with special reference to North East India”.
  30. “Leadership style in the secondary schools of Mawiong.” At the 25th Annual Conference cum National Seminar organised by Department of Education, North-Eastern Hill University held from 6th to 7th March 2019, on a theme “Educational Leadership, Management and Governance with special reference to North East India”.
  31. “Creative leadership: Concept and understanding.” At the 25th Annual Conference cum National Seminar organised by Department of Education, North-Eastern Hill University held from 6th to 7th March 2019, on a theme “Educational Leadership, Management and Governance with special reference to North East India”.
  32. “Management of school education: Problems faced by principals of secondary schools in Shillong.” At the 25th Annual Conference cum National Seminar organised by Department of Education, North-Eastern Hill University held from 6th to 7th March 2019, on a theme “Educational Leadership, Management and Governance with special reference to North East India”.
  33. “Protecting Natural Water Sources: A collective cases of ki shyniar (springs).” in an International Conference organised by Synod College, Meghalaya in collaboration with P. A. Sangma Foundation, Meghalaya held from 6th to 7th June 2019, on a theme “Understanding Water Crises: The Way Forward”.
  34. “Social media trend: A way of life amongst university students.” in a National Symposium organised by Department of Cultural and Creative Studies at North-Eastern Hill University held from 22-23 August 2019, on a theme “Urban Folklore with Special Reference to Northeast India”.

Collaboration/Consultancy: (if any)

  • Consultancy on a project of Education Department, Government of Meghalaya A Study on the Impact of State Talent Search Examination in Mathematics and Science for Tribal Students of Meghalaya at the Close of Upper Primary Stage (2017).
  • Consultancy on a project of Education Department, Government of Meghalaya A Study on the Factors leading to Low Achievement of Secondary School Students in Science and Mathematics (2017). 

Any other

  • Acted as Resource Person in Lectures, Talks, Training Programmes, etc.
  • Organized workshop
  • Attended and participated in workshops, short term courses, refresher courses, orientation courses