Who are we?

The National Academy of Psychology (NAOP), India is a professional organization founded in 1987 that includes scientists, practitioners, and researchers in the discipline of Psychology. NAOP is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in Psychology. In addition, the organization seeks to provide leadership in the continued development of Psychology as a discipline and promoting human welfare. Objectives A major objective of NAOP is to promote quality of teaching and training for research in psychology and to foster training for growth of Psychology as a science as well as a profession. For more info, see the objectives of NAOP and history of the association. Practitioners, researchers and students of Psychology and related fields, NAOP has a number of divisions: Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical and Health Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Psychology. NAOP (India) shall strive for promoting, advancing, and safe guarding the interests of Psychology as a discipline engaged in teaching, research, application, societal development, and human welfare. Its specific objectives are: to promote growth of Psychology in India, and safeguard its interests. to publish high quality journals. to endeavour for setting up mechanisms for accreditation of courses of Psychology. to establish and maintain liaison with national as well as International Associations in academic as well as professional matters. to identify and honour individuals for their outstanding contributions to psychological research and/or professional practice as Fellows of the Academy. to make efforts for ensuring high ethical standards in teaching, research, and professional services. to promote highest standards of psychological measurement, testing and instrumentation. to carry out such other functions as may be deemed necessary to achieve its primary objectives. Read more in the page on History of NAOP. Delve in more detail by looking at the Constitution of NAOP.


Executive Committee

Mewa Singh (President), Mysore University (mewasinghltm@gmail.com)

K. B. L. Srivastava (Past-President), IIT Kharagpur (kbls@hss.iitkgp.ernet.in)

Narayanan Srinivasan (Secretary General), University of Allahabad (ammuns68@gmail.com)

Tushar Singh (Treasurer) Benaras Hindu University (tusharsinghallld@gmail.com)

Janak Pandey (Chair, Publication Committee), University of Allahabad (janakpandey@cbcs.ac.in)

Sumitava Mukherjee, IIT Roorkee (sumitava.inbox@gmail.com)

A. K. Jain, Management Development Institute Gurgaon (akjain@mdi.ac.in)

Govind Swaroop Pathak, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad (gspathak@gmail.com)

Saurabh Maheshwari, Sikkim Uiversity (mahesaurabh@gmail.com)

Sunil Verma, University of Delhi (verma.sunil77@gmail.com)

Neena Kohli, University of Allahabad (drneenakohli@rediffmail.com)



Divisions and Division Conveners

Clinical and Health Psychology: G Padmaja, Central University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

Cognitive: Manas K. Mandal, DIPR, New Delhi

Developmental: Bhoomika Kar, University of Allahabad, Allahabad

Indian and Indigenous Psychology: S. K. Kiran Kumar, University of Mysore, Mysore

Organizational Behaviour: K.B.L. Srivastava, IIM Lucknow

Social: Purnima Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi

Military: J. K. Singh, DIPR, New Delhi

Psychological Assessment: D. Dutta Roy, ISI Kolkata

Social Issues and Development: Sonali De, University of Calcutta


Committees Advisers

Prof. R. C. Tripathi, University of Allahabad. Email: ramacharan.tripathi@gmail.com

Prof. Leelavati Krishnan, IIT Kanpur. Email: lk@iitk.ac.in

Prof. Girishwar Misra, Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya. Email: misragirishwar@gmail.com


Fellows of the National Academy of Psychology 

Past Presidents of NAOP