Prof. Sreevalsa holds a Doctoral degree in Psychology, specifically on the application of behaviour modification on adolescents with intellectual disabilities. For over 29 years, Prof. 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 Ph.D. degrees under his guidance. He served at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland as a visiting professor and also visited the University of Munich, Germany as a special invitee.
He has been on the Ph.D. board of examiners of several universities abroad including the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Prof. Kumar has published numerous research articles in peer-reviewed international and national journals as well as a few book chapters. He has also served organisations in India and Ethiopia as a consultant and trainer.