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15th National Conference on
Emerging Trends in Educational and School Psychology

1-2 March, 2013

Pondicherry Psychology Association (PPA) in collaboration with Indian School Psychology Association (InSPA) and Immaculate College of Education for Women, Pakkamudayanpet, organized the 15th National Conference on "Emerging Trends in Educational and School Psychology" on 1-2 March 2013 at Puducherry.

In Inaugural function, welcome address was given by Dr. Sr. Mary Nirmala Rani, Principal, Immaculate College of Education for Women, Puducherry. The scope of the conference was explained by Dr. S. Suresh, Secretary, PPA, Puducherry. Thiru. T. Thiagarajan, Hon'ble School Education Minister, Puducherry inaugurated the conference and distributed the awards for the award winners. The Keynote Address was given by Prof. Walter Renner, Klagenfurt University, Austria. Release of the Souvenir was done by Shri. B. Dhandapany, State Convenor, InSPA and the Vote of Thanks was proposed by Dr. S. Robinson, Joint Secretary, PPA, Puducherry

Recipient of the Awards 2012

  • IAAP – PPA Best Psychologist Award 2012, Dr. N.B. Havalappanvar, Dharwad
  • IAAP – PPA Best Educationist Award 2012, Dr. S. Mohan, Chennai
  • IAAP – PPA Best Educationist Award 2011, Shri. R. Parthasarathy, Puducherry
  • Best Teacher Award 2012, Dr. Suneetha J. Hangal, Karnataka
  • Prof. A. Gnanam Best Teacher Award 2012, Dr. S. Renukadevi, Chennai
  • Prof. B. Viswanatham Best Book Award 2012, Dr. N.V.S. Suryanarayana, Vizianagaram
  • Psychometric Educational Services Award 2012, Dr. B. Rangaiah, Puducherry
  • P.K. Subbaraja Memorial Best Teacher Award 2012 Shri. S. Srinivasan, Puducherry
  • P.K. Subbaraja Memorial Best Teacher Award 2011, Dr. Kalyani Kenneth, Sriperumbudur

Invited lectures

Educational Psychology and Effective Teaching

Dr. S. Krishnamurthy, Principal, Vivekanandha College of Education, Puducherry

Role of Teachers in Managing Behaviour Problems

Dr. R. Balakrishnan, Former Professor, PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore.

The two days conference constituted nine technical sessions, there were totally eighty five papers presented on the various sub-themes of the conference. The titles of the technical sessions area follows:


  • Teacher Education and Student Achievement
  • Educational Psychology and Children
  • Educational Guidance and Counselling In School
  • Prospects of School Psychology in India
  • Teacher Education and ICT
  • Emotional and Behavioral Problems
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Interventional Strategies for Students
  • School as an Organization

The chairpersons of the technical sessions are as follows:

Dr. R. Balakrishnan, Coimbatore
Dr. Kalyani Kenneth, Chennai
Dr. B. Rangaiah, Pondicherry University
Dr. Suneetha Hangal, Karnataka
Dr.G.Kulanthaivelu, NITTTR,Chennai.
Dr. Surendran , Chennai
Dr. Surendra Kumar Sia, Pondicherry University
Dr. M. V. Sudhakaran, Chennai
Dr. S. Robinson, Karaikal

In the valedictory function, Dr. B. Rangaiah, Pondicherry University, welcomed the gatherings, the presidential address was given by Dr. V. Muthu, Vice-President, InSPA, Puducherry. The distribution of certificates & valedictory address was given by Shri. P. Rajavelu, Hon'ble Minister for Tourism and Social Welfare, Puducherry. The special address was delivered by Dr. Panch. Ramalingam, Secretary, InSPA. Dr. Sr. Mary Nirmala Rani, Principal, Immaculate College of Education for Women, Puducherry Felicitated the gatherings. The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. T. Arun, Joint Secretary, PPA.

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