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Dr. Panch. Ramalingam
President, InSPA

President Message

Hearty Welcome to the Members of InSPA Family!

It gives me an immense pleasure to welcome all the members to create a true family of psychologists to strengthen our InSPA with highest commitment towards services to the children of the country, in particular and global in general. My journey started with the professional activities of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (IAAP) way back in 1991 and I attended IAAP conference at JNV University, Jodhpur in 1993. In the same continued spirit, our First InSPA Annual Conference was organized at the same University in 2011.

Prof. B. Mukhopadhyay is the person who sowed the seed for School Psychology in India through me in 2009. As per his aspirations, I planted and nurtured InSPA to this level with the guidance and support of Prof. G.P. Thakur, First President of InSPA and Prof. B. Mukhopadhyay, outgoing President of InSPA. They are our mentors in several respects to develop this Association. We have just completed a very meaningful and successful Decennial journey (2009-2019). As of now, we are passing through a very tumultuous phase with the challenging demands created by the pandemic COVID19. At this juncture, we the members of InSPA will continue our dedicated service to the society and especially, the children, our hope and future!!

Presently, we are collaborating with APA, ISPA, NASP, and APSPA for various academic ventures which would bear fruits in years to come. This three-year period of our term of office will strengthen the relationship between members and community. The action plan (2020-2023) will provide guidance to not only the members but also educationists, psychologists, and policy makers.

We welcome constructive suggestions from the members for future initiatives.

Indian School Psychology Association

In India, academic psychology is predominantly dominated by the Western concepts and principles. The psychology graduates are mostly getting training on educational and clinical psychology. School Psychology is a new area to study and conduct research based on International models. The competency requires both knowledge and skills in a particular domain. To provide a platform to Indian Psychologists/ School Educationists, a six member team of psychologists met under the guidance of the renowned psychologist Prof. B. Mukhopadhyay and evolved the Indian School Psychology Association in 2009 to promote school psychology in India and abroad.

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Indian School Psychology Association

There is a pertinent need for the school psychologists in India to understand the basic concepts of School Psychology and get the proper training based on the guidelines issued by the International School Psychology Association (ISPA) The Indian School Psychology Association was Registered No. 583/2009 and office of the Inspa is No.17, 14th Street, Krishna Nagar, Puducherry - 605 008, India. Its base of operation shall be Union of India. The Indian School Psychology Association shall be a voluntary non-profit educational service Society. All its income shall be applied solely for the promotion of its aim and objectives and no part of it's shall be distributed to any of its members.



The InSPA professionals conduct periodical training programmes professional services for the psychologists/students so as to promote school psychology in India.

  • Professional training and employment of school psychologists will be done as needed.
  • Workshop on School Psychology
  • Psychological counselling for school children will be held every Sunday at free of cost. For registration details contact: or
  • Book Project: Those who are interested to contribute papers in the forthcoming volume of the book related to School Psychology may feel free to submit their abstract for approval.
  • Special programme for school teachers will be arranged to train them on school psychology.