Dr. Agarwal is a renowned Professor and Director of Amity Institute of Behavioral and Allied sciences, Amity University since 2005.
She has been the Director of Mahila Samakhya U.P., A program of HRD, GOI on women empowerment, Associate Director in USAID supported training organization PPRC and Lecturer at Allahabad and Lucknow Universities. She has 34 years’ experience of management, teaching, training, research, social change initiatives and therapeutic interventions. She is Masters and Ph.D in Psychology from Allahabad University, holds Diploma in Child and Youth Development (ISS, The Netherlands); and Certifications in Training of Trainers in experiential training techniques (USA), Women in Management (USA), Life Coaching (USA), and Hypnotherapy (CHI, USA).
Dr. Agarwal has received ICPD advancement award in 2004 for providing leadership for pursuing UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG). Bill Gates’ Women’s Leadership Award, USA (2000), Represented India twice at United Nations for development issues. She has been an honorable Member of Steering Committee of Planning Commission, WCD, 11th plan and of the Institutional Ethics Committee, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Member of DM’s committee on PCPNDT Act and Life member of several organizations.
Dr. Agarwal has also developed and published 2 standardized scales one of which is The Stress Scale for Students and the other one being The Scale on Positive Life Orientation. She even carried out several social development campaigns “shikshak dayitva abhiyan”, “swachta abhiyan”, “freedom from domestic violence abhiyan” & “gender bias in language campaign”.