Dr. Varghese Paul K


  • Postgraduate Department of Psychology


  • Head of the Department

Date of joining the Institution

  • 11/12/2018

Educational Qualifications

  • PhD in Psychology – University of Calicut 1994
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methodology(PGCRM) – Tata Institute of Social Sciences(TISS) Mumbai
  • MA Psychology – Kerala University

Teaching experience in HEIs

  • 32 Years (1990-Present)

Workshops Attended

  • International  Training Workshop – 1
  • Numerous national and regional workshops


  • Paper Presentations – 8
  • Research Paper Publications – 52
  • Article Publications – 3

Participations organised by other Institutions

  • Refresher course in Psychology at H.H. The Maharaja’s College for Women Trivandrum from 4-3-1998 to 25-3-1998
  • Refresher course in Psychology at H.H. The Maharaja’s college for Women Trivandrum from 3-3-1999- 24-3-1999
  • UGC sponsored refresher course in Psychology at Academic staff college, University of Mysore from 11-12-2002 to 31-12-2002

Membership in Professional/Academic Bodies

  • Lifetime Member, Kerala Manasasthra Parish
  • Member of American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Active member of International Psycho-oncology Society, USA
  • Member of Board of Studies(BoS) at various colleges and universities.

Details of Research Guideship

  • Dravidian University, Kuppam, Andra Pradesh
  • Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong, Meghalaya
  • Doctoral Research Works Supervised-6

Major Achievements

  • Review Editor of an International Journal of Behavioural Science and few other Social Science journals
  • Recipient of Bharat Shiksha Ratan National Award 2002.
  • Contributed in an Internet-Based Field Study for ICD-11 Mental and Behavioural Disorders By WHO.
  • Recipient of IPOS World Congress Scholarship in 2012.
  • Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award by Athma Foundation, 2021
  • Alumnae Association of Psychology, Prajyothi Nikethan College, Puthukad, organised an Endowment Seminar in the name of Dr. Varghese Paul K and Dr. Monsy Edward since 2020.

Additional responsibilities in the Institution

  • Head of the Department
  • Academic Council Member
  • Academic Excellence and Monitoring
  • Admission
  • Internal Grievance Member
  • Code of conduct
  • Textbook
  • Internal Complaints Cell
  • NAAC Criteria 7 Committee member
  • Tele-counselling co-ordinator

Psychology Department