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14th National Conference on School Psychology

Pondicherry Psychology Association,
Indian Academy of Applied Psychology,
Indian School Psychology Association, at
SRI ARAVINDAR ENGINEERING COLLEGE
(27 - 28 JANUARY, 2012)

The Pondicherry Psychology Association, Puducherry, in collaboration with Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, Indian School Psychology Association and Sri Aravindar Engineering College were jointly organised 14th National Conference on School Psychology on 27th and 28th January, 2012. Dr. Panch. Ramalingam, Secretary, InSPA welcomed, Prof. B. Mukhopadhyay, President, PPA presented the scope and objectives of the Conference, Prof. G.P. Thakur, President, InSPA presided. Prof. Bill Pfohl, USA inaugurated the conference and distributed awards. Prof. Peter Farrell, UK delivered keynote address, Prof. S. Mohan, Director, NITTTR, Chennai and Ms. Coosje Griffiths, Australia delivered special address. Shri. K. Nithyanandham, Chairman, Sri Aravindar Engineering College graced the occasion. Dr. V. Suresh, Secretary, PPA proposed a vote of thanks. The following awards for 2011 have been distributed at the inaugural session:


  • IAAP-PPA BEST PSYCHOLOGIST AWARD 2011 (Cash award of Rs.5000/- and citation) given to Dr. Panch. Ramalingam, Reader, UGC-Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University, Puducherry for his contribution in the field of applied psychology.
  • IAAP-PPA BEST EDUCATIONIST AWARD 2011 (Cash award of Rs.5000/- and citation) given to Dr. N. Manoharan, Professor and Director of Planning, Development and International Relations, Anna University of Technology Madurai, Madurai for his contribution to education.
  • Prof. A. Gnanam Best Teacher Award 2011 (Cash award of Rs.1000/- and citation) given to Prof. D. Brahadeeswaran, Prof. and Head, Department of Policy Planning and Educational Research, National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research, Chennai.
  • Prof. B. Viswanatham Best Book Award 2011 (Cash award Rs.500/- and Citation) each for the best book of the year given to Mr. Ganesh Chella, Chennai and Dr. Sadique Razaque, Head, Department of Psychology, Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag,Jharkhand.
  • Psychometric Educational Services Award 2011 (Cash Award Rs.1000/- and Citation) given to Dr. P.A. Baby Shari, Reader, Department of Psychology, Calicut University, Calicut, Kerala.

Technical Sessions

The two days conference constituted six technical sessions, in the each session eight papers were presented. The Chairman/ Chairperson of the sessions are as follows:

Technical session I – Dr. P. J. Charumathi, JBAS, Chennai
Technical session II - Dr. R. Subasree, RGNIYD, Sriperumbudur
Technical session III – Dr. C. Jayan, Calicut University, Calicut
Technical session IV – Dr. Baby Shari, P.A. Calicut University, Calicut
Technical session V – Dr. Rumki Gupta, ISI, Kolkata
Technical session VI – Dr. G. Kulanthaivel, NITTTR, Chennai

Valedictory Session

Shri. K. Laksminarayanan, MLA, Former Minister for Education, Puducherry, inaugurated the conference and delivered valedictory address. Prof. G.P. Thakur delivered presidential address. Prof. Mamota Das and Prof. D. Sambandhan delivered special address. Dr. T. Arun welcomed and Mr. V. Sendhil, Treasurer, PPA proposed vote of thanks.

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