• Dr. Amrita Roy is an Assistant Professor at JIBS. She completed her doctoral study in mental health rehabilitation, focused on work programs for persons with mental illness and intellectual developmental disabilities. She actively worked with the rehabilitation team to implement sustainable income-generation work programs for clients attending psychiatric rehabilitation services at the National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS). She was awarded the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) – Junior Research Fellowship in 2017 and Senior Research fellowship in 2019.

research overview

  • Dr. Roy’s research is centered on psychiatric rehabilitation of persons with mental health challenges. She has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and presented at national and international conferences. She won the J K Trivedi award for her doctoral research paper at the National Conference of the Indian Association of Social Psychiatry in 2021. She is currently working on appraising the implications of mental health-related legislations on psychiatric rehabilitation in collaboration with the faculty of psychiatric rehabilitation services, NIMHANS.

teaching overview

  • During her doctoral work, she was involved in clinical teachings in multi-disciplinary team settings involving professionals from the field of psychiatry, psychiatric social work, clinical psychology, psychiatric nursing, and other staff members of the rehabilitation team. At JGU, she was instrumental in designing the course curriculums for the two new ‘Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)’ liscenced courses – ‘M.Sc. in Psychosocial Rehabilitation’ and ‘Masters in Rehabilitation Science’ started in the academic year 2023-24. She is the course director for ‘M.Sc. in Psychosocial Rehabilitation’ and teaches two core courses – Psychosocial Rehabilitation I and Research Methods I.

full name

  • Amrita Roy

primary email

  • amrita.roy[@]jgu[dot]edu[dot]in