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R. Sreevalsa Kumar

Dr. Sreevalsa holds Doctoral degree in Psychology, specifically on the application of behavior modification on adolescents with intellectual disabilities. For over 29 years, Dr. Kumar has been teaching courses in psychology, rehabilitation, disability studies and special needs education, supervised practicum and advised senior essays, theses and dissertations in India and Ethiopia. During his academic tenure at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia for 15 years, six students graduated with PhD degrees under his guidance. He served University of Jyvaskyla, Finland as visiting professor and also visited University of Munich, Germany as a special invitee.

He has been on the Ph.D board of examiners of several universities abroad including University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Dr. Kumar, a regular conference attendant, has published numerous research articles in peer reviewed international and national journals and also a few book chapters. Dr. Kumar also served organizations in India and Ethiopia as consultant and trainer.


  • B.A. Psychology from University of Kerala
  • M.A. Psychology with specializations in Social and Industrial Psychology, University of Kerala
  • Ph.D. Psychology, University of Kerala


Psychopathology, Organizational Psychology, Health Psychology, Psychological Aspects of Disability, Clinical Psychology, Personality, Social Psychology


Psychosocial aspects of disability experience, Behavioral management of youngsters with emotional disorders, Behavioral management of youngsters with behavioral disorders.


  • Psychosocial aspects of disability experience
  • Behavioral interventions with different target groups such as children and youth with emotional and behavioral difficulties and adults with various psychological problems and disorders
  • Habilitation and rehabilitation of persons with different disabilities


  • Assistant and associate professor at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Lecturer at Academy of Prison and Correctional Administration, Vellore
  • Lecture at Balavikas Teachers’ Training Centre

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R. Sreevalsa Kumar

Professor & Head

School of Philosophy, Psychology & Scientific Heritage

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