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12th National Conference on Developing School Psychology in India

9 - 10 January, 2010 at Puducherry.

The term School Psychology is used in a general form to refer to professionals prepared in psychology and education and who are recognized as specialists in the provision of psychological services to children and youth within the contexts of schools, families, and other settings that impact their growth and development. As such, the term also refers to and is meant to include educational psychologists and others who display qualities this document associates with school psychology (ISPA).

The Pondicherry Psychology Association, Puducherry, in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, the Indian School Psychology Association and Achariya College of Education, Puducherry are jointly organising 12th National Conference on Developing School Psychology in India on 9th and 10th January, 2010 at Puducherry.

We hope that this conference will become a turning point in the development of a new approach to the school education, which will carry in it the very best of what modern teacher education and psychological approaches have to offer. We try to explore innovative ideas and exchange the possibilities of introducing school psychology in the present scenario.


  • Developing new initiatives to introduce school psychology in India
  • Exposition of various aspects of training in school psychology
  • Exposition of existing practice of school psychology in India
  • Exploring the possibilities of designing new curriculum for school psychology
  • Developing e-contents for the teachers of school psychology

To achieve the objectives described above, there will be two plenary sessions and six concurrent technical sessions. Each of these sessions will be devoted to one of the main objectives. The plenary sessions will have invited speakers only.

The keynote addresses will examine the central theme of the conference giving answers to the following questions:

  • How can we popularise school psychology in India?
  • What can school psychology do to make life better for all children?
  • How can we work with parents, teachers and institutions to develop school psychology?

Keynote Speakers:


Prof. B. Mukhopadhyay, Professor and Head, Department of Educational Management and Applied Psychology, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Chennai. He is the President of Pondicherry Psychology Association, Puducherry, Secretary, Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, Chennai. His contribution to school psychology is pioneering in India. He is associated with International School Psychology Association and having vision to promote school psychology in India.

Prof. Mamota Das, Professor and Co-ordinator of School of Education, Pondicherry University. She was Professor and Head, Department of Education, and Dean, Faculty of Education, Annamalai University. She was former Director, UGC-Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University. She is committed teacher educator and educational psychologist who contributed for school psychology in many ways.

Prof. G. Venkatesh Kumar, Professor of Psychology, Mysore University, Mysore. He is the Director, UGC-Academic Staff College, Mysore University, Mysore. He is educational counsellor and trainer. His recent research and publications are on researching teachers' experience, professional development and teaching.

Submission of papers:

Delegates are requested to submit their papers following APA style (refer website: for writing a research paper) on any of the listed topics. To ensure a consistent high quality of all the presentations, participants will be requested to submit the full text well in advance and not later than 15th December, 2009. Abstract and paper should be sent by email ( ) or hard copy with CD in MS-Word format only. All the selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings and released during the inaugural session of the conference.

Further details if any kindly feel free to contact: The Secretary, Pondicherry Psychology Association, No.17, 14th Street, Krishna Nagar, Puducherry – 605 008, India. Mob: 94433 52476.

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