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Pandiaraj, Deepak



  • He is currently Assistant Professor at Jindal School of Psychology & Counselling, O. P. Jindal Global University. Earlier, he was a Research fellow at Humanities and Social Sciences Department, IIT Bombay(2020), and Assistant Professor at Department of Psychology, Anugraha Institute of Social Sciences, Dindigul (2020-2021) and SRM Institute of Technology, Chennai(2021-2022).  He recently completed ‘Comparative Psychotherapies: Modern Concepts’ course from Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis, New Jersey, U.S.A. and got ‘Basic Level Training in counselling and Psychotherapy.

research overview

  • Dr. P.Deepak worked as Research Assistant (2020) in IIT Bombay and Project fellow for a joint project, ‘The Ethics of Teaching’ of IIT Bombay and Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (2019). He was a UGC Research fellow (2014-2018) at Humanities and Social sciences Department, IIT Bombay. His M.Phil. Research was focused on phenomenological psychology, and doctoral research on phenomenological approaches to communication for social/self-transformation. In his dissertation, the Self-decentering model of communication was developed and applied to analyse film, fiction and modern science. He also guided a few psychology students at graduation and post-graduation level in their research projects at AISS, Dindigul (2020-2021). He was a CSIR Diamond Jubilee research awardee at National Metallurgical Laboratory, Chennai (2007-2008).

education and training

  • Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Bombay , Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Heidegger and Communication: The Informational, Ontological and Transformative Dimensions of the Logos'' in the area of Psychology of Communication for self transformation 2014 - 2019
  • M.Phil. in Cognitive Science, University of Hyderabad , Centre for Neural and Cognitive Sciences, An Enquiry into Human Emotions: Shame and Empathyā€¯ in the area of Philosophy of Emotion 2011 - 2013
  • M.A. in Communication, University of Hyderabad , S. N. School of Arts and Communication 2009 - 2011
  • B.E. in Metallurgical Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Surathkal 2002 - 2006

full name

  • Deepak Pandiaraj

primary email

  • deepak.pandiaraj[@]jgu[dot]edu[dot]in