Editorial Board

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Prof. Panch. Ramalingam 

Director of the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) of Pondicherry University.

He has three Postgraduate degrees (MA in Psychology, MA in Education and MA in Political Science), M. Phil. and Ph.D. research in Educational Counselling Psychology from Annamalai University. His graduation in B.Sc. included Mathematics specialization. He received Diploma in Pharmacy from Madurai Medical College and is registered as a Pharmacist. His research area includes Teacher Education, School Psychology, undergraduate occupational preferences, decision-making and mental health in Educational Counselling Psychology, Career Counselling, Integral Education, Yoga, and Indian Psychology. He is a Founder President, Asia Pacific School Psychology Association, Malaysia (2019 – 2022), Founder President of the Pondicherry Psychology Association (2000 – 2008), Founder Secretary (2009) and President (since 2020), Indian School Psychology Association (InSPA). He is Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Asia Pacific School Psychology (January 2020 – till date), Editor, Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (since 2005 to till date), He has authored more than 80 books and contributed more than 60 research papers.

Editorial Board Members

Dr. Mamta Sharma, Punjabi University, Patiala

She is Professor in the Department of Psychology, Punjabi University, Patiala(Punjab). She has provided Psychological testing and Counseling services for 9th-12th standard students, Conducted Workshops on Mental Toughness for trainees of Commando Training Centre, Teacher Effectiveness Strategies and Time Management
techniques for teachers of various schools, Personality Development and Communication Skills for Professional Courses Students, Stress Management, Study Skills and Self Enhancement Strategies for Students and Employees of the University and organized Rural Camps for the awareness of Psychological Issues. She is Editor of Taxila International Journal of Psychology. She has published 33 Research articles and
participated in 37 Conferences.
Contact: mamta_psychology@pbi.ac.in

Dr. Debdulal Dutta Roy, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

He was the Head and Associate Professor of the Psychology Research Unit of
Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. He published 107 research papers published in peer review journals, contributed 20 book chapters, wrote two books, constructed 10 psychological instruments, recipient of several national level awards, chaired National and International conferences, instituted academic trust, and member of several editorial boards.
Contact: ddroy@isical.ac.in

Prof. N. R. Sharma, M. D. University, Rohtak, Haryana

Working as Professor of Psychology at. M. D. University Rohtak Haryana. I have a teaching and research experience of more than 38 years . More than 200 research articles have been published in the reputed Journals and standard books. Around 150 Seminars and Conferences have been attended successfully. More than twelve books on various fields of Applied Psychology have been edited.

Contact: sharmanr5@mdurohtak.ac.in

Dr. Swaminathan Sabesan is a consultant positive psychologist

positive psychologist and behavioural coach with three decades of academic and corporate experience. He has several paper publications and presentations to his credit.  books, and research articles.



Prof. A. Shahin Sultana, Pondicherry University

She is a Professor in the Department of Social Work, School of Social Sciences and International Studies, Pondicherry University. She teaches Post graduate students and guides Ph.D students. Her areas of work and research include Medical and Psychiatric
Social Work, Youth and Women Welfare, Social Work with Families and Children, Early Childhood Care and Development, Social Case Work and Counselling. Currently she is teaching Psychology for Social Work practice, Medical Social Work, Public Health for Social Workers, Social Policy and Social Welfare Administration.

Contact: shahin.samroh@pondiuni.ac.in

Dr. Suresh Sundaram, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Youth Development, Sriperumpudur

Presently is the Associate Professor. He has obtained M. Sc in Psychology from
University of Madras, M. Phil., & Ph. D., from Annamalai University. Published more than 30 articles in peer reviewed journals and presented more than 60 papers in National/International conferences. Completed six Major Research Projects including India-European Research Networking Programme and India-Japan Joint Research

Contact: suresh@rgniyd.gov.in



The Indian School Psychology Association (InSPA) is a voluntary non-profit educational service society that was registered under Societies Registration Act 1860 in No.583/2009. Its registered office is located at #17, 14th Street, Krishna Nagar, Puducherry - 605 008, India, and its base of operation is the Union of India. InSPA’s aim and objective is to promote School Psychology in India by supporting young and energetic psychologists. All the income generated by InSPA is utilized solely for this purpose, and none of it is distributed to any members. The association’s office started functioning in Puducherry on 15th August 2009. It’s imperative to empower and equip the next generation of psychologists to promote School Psychology in India.


To promote advancement of knowledge in the field of School Psychology in India.


The primary aim of the association is to develop and promote School Psychology, human values-based education and training to meet the needs of society in India

Governing Council of the InSPA


Prof. Panch. Ramalingam

Pondicherry University

Prof. Shah Alam

Aligarh Muslim University


Prof. Zokaitluangi

Mizoram University


Dr. D. Rajendran

Joint Director of School Education (Retd),

Joint Secretary

Dr. Suneetha J. Hangal,


Joint Secretary

Dr. Navin Patel

GSL University, Ahmedabad


Dr. S. Suresh,

RGNIYD, Sriperumpudur

Newsletter Editor

Dr. Priyanka Das

Presidency University, Kolkata