Ramadhar Singh, a Distinguished University Professor at Ahmedabad University and a world-renowned Social Psychologist, has been selected for the Purdue University Distinguished Alumnus Award. Singh had earned his MS and PhD degrees in social psychology from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA in the early 1970s.
Jeff Karpicke, James V. Bradley Professor and Head of the Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, had nominated Singh for this Distinguished Alumnus Award, speaking "highly of his service and accomplishments." Singh will receive the award in person on March 25, 2022, at West Lafayette.
Ramadhar Singh has had an illustrious 53-year of career at Patna University, IIT Kanpur, IIM Ahmedabad, National University of Singapore, and IIM Bangalore. He has been at Ahmedabad University since July 2016. In recognition of his unusual and outstanding contributions to the science and practice of psychology, he was elected as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science (APS), British Psychological Society, National Academy of Psychology (India), Singapore Psychological Society, and Society of Personality and Social Psychology.
The Faces and Minds of Psychological Science, the website of influential psychologists maintained by the APS, Washington DC, lists only Ramadhar Singh from India. The Indian Institute of Management Indore bestowed its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Research on him on June 20, 2021, "... to celebrate his commitment to and a quest for knowledge of human behaviour in organisations and society."