SURENDRA KUMAR SIA Professor

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  • Department of Applied Psychology
  • School of Physical, Chemical & Applied Sciences
  • surendra.sia@gmail.com

Academic Activity

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 PhD Psychology University of Delhi 2005
2 MPhil Psychology University of Delhi 1997
3 M.A. Psychology University of Delhi 1994
4 B.A. (Honours) Psychology Utkal University 1992

Area of Specializaion

Organisational Psychology, Positive Psychology, Environmental Psychology, Psychology of Elderly

Awards / Prizes Conferred

S.No Name / Title of the Award Type Name of the Agency conferred the Award Year of the Award Amount for Cash Award
1 Sourya Pattanaik Award for best paper in the area of organizational psychology at the XXth Annual Convention of National Academy of Psychology held at JNU, New Delhi in Dec, 2010 NATIONAL National Academy of Psychology (India) 2010 -
2 Junior Research Fellowship NATIONAL UGC 1994 Rs. 2500/ month

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Lecturer (Ad-hoc) Applied Psychology Sri Aurobindo College (Eve), University of Delhi
2 Lecturer School of Arts & Management Sciences Rai University, Mathura Road, New Delhi
3 Lecturer Psychology Punjabi Univeristy, Patiala
4 Reader Applied Psychology Pondicherry University
5 Associate Professor Applied Psychology Pondicherry University
6 Professor Applied Psychology Pondicherry University

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research
1 Project Associate Center for Advanced Study in Psychology Utkal University, Bhubaneswar Fostering Early Development in Disadvantaged Children
2 Research Associate Department of Psychology University of Delhi Developing Training Programme for Enhancing Military Leadership Effectiveness and Understanding Efficient Conflict Resolution Strategy in LIC Environment

Industry Experience

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Contribution towards Innovation

S.No Name of the Work/Contribution Specialization Remarks

Patent Details

S.No Title Status Patent Number Year of Award Type Commercialized Status

Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Intention to Participate in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan(Clean India Mission): Role of Social Identity and Perceived Social Norm Sia, S.K. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal 31(4), 847-856 2020 .75
2 Attitude and subjective norm as personal moral obligation mediated predictors of intention to build eco-friendly house Sia, S. K., & Jose, A Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal 30(4), 678-694 2019 .75
3 Agentic work behaviour and thriving at work: role of decision making authority Sia, S. K., & Duari, P. Benchmarking: An International Journal 25(8), 3225-3237 2018 2.6
4 Residential crowding, perceived control and subjective wellbeing among students staying in hostel dormitory. Neethu P.S. Ikal, R. & Sia, S. K. Journal of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, 44(1),42-52 2017 NA
5 Creativity at Work Place: Role of Self efficacy and Harmonious passion. Appu, A. V. & Sia, S. K. International Journal of Human Resource Development and Management 17, (3/4), 205–219 2017 .8
6 Psychological Capital and Organisational Commitment: Nature, Structure and Relationship in an Indian Sample. Sahoo, B. C., & Sia, S. K. Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation (SAGE)) 11(3), 230-244 2015 NA
7 Work Autonomy and Workplace Creativity: Moderating Role of Task Complexity. Sia, S. K., & Appu, A. V. Global Business Review (SAGE) 16(5), 772-784. 2015 NA
8 Gender Discrimination and Work Engagement: Moderating Role of Future Time Perspective. Sia, S. K., Sahoo, B. C., & Duari, P. . South Asian Journal of Human Resources Management (SAGE)) 2(1), 58-84. 2015 NA
9 Does nature of training, informal activities and psychological contract impact fairness perception? examining diverse group employees Sia, S.K., Bhardwaj, G. & Sahoo, B.C. Vision: The Journal of Business Perspectives (SAGE) 17(2), 129-142 2013 .21
10 Employee engagement: Explicating the contribution of work environment Kumar, R. & Sia, S. K Management & Labour Studies (SAGE) 37 (1), 31-43 2012 NA

Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 Creativity at Work Place: Role of Self efficacy and Harmonious passion. Appu, A. V. & Sia, S. K. International Journal of Human Resource Development and Management 17, (3/4), 205–219 2017 NA
2 A systematic review of antecedents, consequences and interventions of bullying at work. Ikal, R. & Sia, S.K. Indian Journal of Health and Well-being 11(4), 407-413 2017 NA
3 Gender Discrimination and Work Engagement: Moderating Role of Future Time Perspective. Sia, S. K., Sahoo, B. C., & Duari, P. South Asian Journal of Human Resources Management 2(1), 58-84. 2015 NA
4 Creativity at workplace: Proposing some contributors. Appu, A.V. & Sia, S.K. & Sahoo, B.C. International Journal of Innovative Research and Development 4 (5), 177-183 2015 NA
5 Psychological Capital and Organisational Commitment: Nature, Structure and Relationship in an Indian Sample. Sahoo, B. C., & Sia, S. K. Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation 11(3), 230-244 2015 NA
6 Thriving at Workplace: Examine Some Outcomes through Extensive Review of Literature. Duari, P., & Sia, S. K. Siddhant-A Journal of Decision Making 14(4), 312-324 2014 NA
7 Autonomy and support in emotional labour: A study on bank employees. Harini, C., & Sia, S.K. International Journal of Research and Business Innovation, 1(2),171-175 2013 NA
8 Employee engagement: Impact of occupational self efficacy and affective commitment. Kumar, R. & Sia, S. K. Indian Journal of Applied Psychology 50(April), 93-102 2013 NA
9 Employee engagement: Explicating the contribution of work environment. Management & Labour Studies, Kumar, R. & Sia, S. K Management & Labour Studies 37 (1), 31-43 2012 NA

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Details of Conference Publication Page Nos. Year

Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Diversity Climate at Work Place: Understanding some Contributors Sia, S.K. Puducherry Cooperative Book Society Ltd 2013 ISBN: 81-87299-73-8

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Gender Difference in PTSD, Mental Health and Quality of Life: A Focus on Female Tsunami Survivors. Neethu P.S. & Sia, S.K. In P. K. Parida (Ed.) Natural disaster and women: A gendered perspective. New Delhi: Rawat 2018 9788131609460
2 Understanding Women’s Experience of Trauma and Posttraumatic Growth: A Review Study. Jose, A.K.. & Sia, S.K. In P. K. Parida (Ed.) Natural disaster and women: A gendered perspective. New Delhi: Rawat 2018 9788131609460
3 Virtues and wellbeing. . Sia, S.K. In U. Kumar, Archana & V. Prakash (Eds.) Positive Psychology: Applications in Work, Health and Well-being. New Delhi: Pearson 2015 9332559155
4 Deliberating optimism with some Indian insights. Sia, S. K. & Sahoo, B. C. In S. Saini (Ed.) Positive Psychology: In the Light of Indian Traditions (pp 639-648). Hissar: Indian Association of Health, Research and Welfare 2014 978-81-920053-9-3
5 Does positioning of self matter in reducing work stress: An empirical approach. Sia, S.K. In N. Jacob & S. K. Singh (Eds.), Readings in organization development (pp 154- 160). New Delhi: Excel Books 2011 978-81-7446-956-4
6 A psycho-social analysis of post-retirement life. Sia, S.K. In F.M.Sahoo (Ed) Behavioural issues in aging: Care, concern and commitment (pp 272-286). New Delhi: Concept 2009 8180695921
7 Psychological contract: An invisible but invincible organizational factor. Sia, S.K. & Chauhan, S. In S. Singh (Ed.) Organisational behavior (pp.195-208). New Delhi: Global Vision Publishing House. 2009 8182202620

Edited Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Perspectives and Applications of Positive Behaviour with Indian Insights Sia, S.K. Puducherry Cooperative Book Society Ltd 2014 81-87299-97-5
2 Students’ Mental Health Deb, S.; Rangaiah, B.; Sia, S.K.; Dhanalakshmi, D; Baraniganth, D. & Thangal, R. Akansha Publishing House: New Delhi 2013 ISBN: 978-81-8370-341-3

Ongoing Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Collective Participation in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Examining Some Behavioural Determinants Indian Council of Social Science research. 2018-2020 Rs. 5, 50,000/- 2018
2 “Entrepreneurial Intention of Youth: Role of Personal Attitude, Subjective Norm and Perceived Behavioural Control” sponsored by Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development. 2016-2018 Rs. 4, 80,000/- 2016

Ongoing Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Completed Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 A Study of Psychological Contract among University Employees” UGC. (2008-10)1.5yrs .99 2010

Completed Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Career Guidance Offered to students

S.No Name of the Scheme No. of Students Competitive Examinations/ Career Counseling No. of Students Passed No. of Students Placed

List of capability enhancement such as Soft skill development, Remedial coaching, Language lab,
Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,

S.No Name of the Programme/Scheme Date of Implementation No. of Students Enrolled Agencies Involved

Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2019 M.SC 08 Department of Applied Psychology
2 2018 M.SC 05 Department of Applied Psychology
3 2017 M.SC 08 Department of Applied Psychology
4 2016 M.SC 07 Department of Applied Psychology
5 2015 M.SC 05 Department of Applied Psychology
6 2014 M.SC 07 Department of Applied Psychology

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Registration Date Registration No. Thesis Title Thesis Submitted Status Thesis Submitted Date Vivavoce Completed Status Date Awarded
1 Alphonsa Jose K 31-08-2015 1500157001 Constructing Eco-friendly Houses: Application of Theory of Planned Behaviour YES 29-05-2019 YES 28-05-2020
2 Rohinton Ikal 01-08-2012 NA Workplace Bullying and Work-related Outcomes: Role of Core Self- evaluations and Job Characteristics YES 07-05-2018 YES 12-09-2019
3 Manikandan D. 31-08-2015 20153157003 Role of Autonomy, Economic Wellness and Decision Making in Creativity and Commitment of the Civil Servants in Puducherry: A Behavioural Economic Approach YES 31-08-2018 YES 25-04-2019
4 Neethu. P. S 31-07-2013 NA Impact of Residential Crowding on Parent’s wellbeing and parent-child relationship: Role of social support, locus of control and helplessness YES 19-01-2018 YES 05-10-2018
5 Pravakar Duari 16-07-2015 NA Thriving at workplace: Verifying the role of Unit contextual features, renewable social resource and agentic work behaviour YES 19-02-2016 YES 21-04-2017
6 Imran Hussain 22-08-2011 NA Deviant Workplace Behavior: Examining the Role of Some Antecedents and Moderators YES 27-10-2015 YES 18-11-2016
7 Aneesh V. Appu 25-08-2011 NA Creativity at Workplace: Examining some Antecedents, Consequences and Buffers YES 20-07-2015 YES 20-07-2016
8 Bharat Chandra Sahoo 19-08-2010 NA Moderating role of Emotional Intelligence and Psychological Capital towards the Relationship between Workplace Ostracism and Work Attitude YES 20-07-2015 YES 19-04-2016
9 HARINI .C 18-08- 2010 NA Labour Underneath Smiles: A Study on Medical Nurses YES 20-03-2014 YES 17-11-2014

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

S.No Scholar Name Designation Funding Agency Fellowship Title Year of Joining Year of Completion

Financial assistance availed to attend conferences / workshops and to pay membership fee
of professional bodies during the year

S.No Conference/ workshop attended for which financial support provided Professional body for which membership fee is provided Amount of Support Place From Date To Date Year

E-Lecture Details

S.No E-Lecture Title Development of e-content/e-learning/delivering Member of Editorial Bodies Reviewer/Referee of
Content/Module Title Institution/Platform Year Weblink

Details of Online Education Conducted

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Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

S.No Title of the Paper Conferences/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme Organized by Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Behavioural Impact of COVID-19 among the Elderly National Webinar on “Individual and Organizational Strategies to deal with Stress Issues during Corona Phase Department of Applied Psychology, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (A Central University), A National 26-05-2020 26-05-2020 2020
2 Pro-environmental Behaviour: Individual Action Approach Invited Talk Department of Applied Psychology, Central University of Tamilnadu University Level 22-08-2019 22.08-2019 2019
3 Initiating Action for Career and Life with Positive Perspectives Special Address Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Bhubaneswar University Level 22-11-2018 22-11-2018 2018
4 “Adolescent Education Programme” In Service Course for Post Graduate Teachers Kendriya Vidyalaya 1, JIPMER Campus, Pondicherry National 30-12-2017 30-12-2017 2017
5 Interpersonal Relationship three day program on Life Skills Training for Students in Higher Education UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (UGC-HRDC), Pondicherry University, in collaboration with Raji National 21-02-2017 23-02-2017 2017
6 “Non-verbal Facilitation Skills” in the five day program for Training of Trainers on Life Skills for Students in Higher Education sponsored by Rajivgandhi national Institute of Youth Department of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University National 07-03-2016 11-03-2016 2016
7 Recent Trends in Research” Quality Improvement Program (QIP) 2015 on the theme “Transformation through Indigenous Research Excellence in Tourism” on organised by Christ University-Academic Staff College and Department of Tourism Studies University Level 28-09-2015 01-10-2015 2015
8 Virtue as a Positive Personal Resource” National Seminar on Positive Psychology: From Indian Perspective Mangala Mahavidyalaya, Kakatpur Odisha National 20-12-2015 21-12-2015 2015
9 Ethics in Research and Framing Questionnaire Quality Improvement Program (QIP) 2015 on the theme “Transformation through Indigenous Research Excellence in Tourism” on Christ University-Academic Staff College and Department of Tourism Studies University Level 28-09-2015 01-10-2015 2015
10 Rating Scales: Osgood, Bogardus, Thurstone, Likert and Guttman’s Six day workshop on Research Methodology Course in Social Sciences for SC/ST PhD Research Scholars Pondicherry University National 03-01-2014 09-01-2014 2014
11 Explicating Behavioural Aspects of Diversity in Indian Workplace National Seminar on Applied Psychology: The Indian Perspective Kendrapara Autonomus College, Odisha National 23-02-2013 24-02-2013 2013

Conferences/Seminars Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 29th Annual Convention of National Academy of Psychology and International COnference on Indian Council of Social Science Research, Springer Nature Pondicherry University, Three Days International 20-12-2019 22-12-2019 2019
2 53rd NATIONAL & 22nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDIAN ACADEMY OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY (IAAP-2018) Defence Research Development Organisation, UGC, Department of Higher Education (Govt. of Puducherry Pondicherry University, Three Days International 16-02-2018 18-02-2018 2018
3 National Conference on Caring the Elderly: Psychosocial Perspectives Indian Council of Social Science Research; Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, UGC throug Pondicherry University, Two Days National 23-03-2016 24-03-2016 2016
4 National Conference on Positive Behaviour: Perspectives and Applications Indian Council of Social Science Research; Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Pondicherry University, Two Days National 21-09-2012 22-09-2012 2012

Workshop Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year

Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

S.No Name of the Position Agency/Organisation Duration Nature of Duties

Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology Member 2013
2 National Academy of Psychology (India) Executive Committee Member 2012
3 International Association of Applied Psychology Member 2012
4 National Academy of Psychology (India) Member 2009

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Head, Department of Applied Psychology September 2017 till now Organise the teaching and research work in the Department , Maintain discipline in the class rooms and laboratories through teachers, Assigning tasks to teaching and non-teaching staffs of the department for the smooth functioning.
2 Member Secretary, Institutional Ethical Committee (Human Studies), Pondicherry University Continuing from Feb 2020 Convening the meeting of Institutional Ethical Committee of the university
3 Member, Acaedemic Council, Pondicherry University Jan 2020 -Sept 2020 Governance of Academic matters of the university
4 Member, University Court Sept, 2019 - Sept, 2020 to review, from time to time, the broad policies and programmes of the University and to suggest measures for the improvement and development of the University
5 Chairman, Board of Studies in Applied Psychology 2018-2021 Chairing BOS meeting to approve subjects for research for various degrees and improvement of the teaching and research domains of the department.
6 Member, BOS in Psychology, Sikkim University 2019-2022 DIscuss and approve the syllabus for teaching and research programmes of the department, approving the list of examiners etc.
7 Member, BOS in Health Psychology, University fo Hyderabad 2018-2021 DIscuss and approve the syllabus for teaching and research programmes of the department, approving the list of examiners etc.
8 Member, BOS in Psychology, GM University, Sambalpur, Odisha 2020-2023 DIscuss and approve the syllabus for teaching and research programmes of the department, approving the list of examiners etc.
9 Member, UG BOS in Psychology, University of Calcutta 2019-2022 DIscuss and approve the syllabus for teaching and research programmes of the department, approving the list of examiners etc.
10 Member, BOS in Psychology, Central University of Tamilnadu 2019-2022 DIscuss and approve the syllabus for teaching and research programmes of the department, approving the list of examiners etc.
11 Member, BOS in Psychology, VIT 2019-2022 DIscuss and approve the syllabus for teaching and research programmes of the department, approving the list of examiners etc.
12 Member, BOS in Psychology, Jain University, Bangalore 2020-2023 DIscuss and approve the syllabus for teaching and research programmes of the department, approving the list of examiners etc.
13 Member,BOS in Psychology, Annamalai University 2020-2023 DIscuss and approve the syllabus for teaching and research programmes of the department, approving the list of examiners etc.
14 Deputy Chief Warden-Ist Year, Boys Hostel Sept, 2015 - Sept, 2018 Monitoring the activities of the inmates and collecting feedback about their needs and requirements
15 Coordinator, PG Diploma in Industrial Psychology 2015-2017 Coordinating and regulating the time table, class, examination and result declaration for the Add-on course on Industrial Psychology run by the department
16 Member, BOS in Applied Psychology, University of Calicut 2020-2023 DIscuss and approve the syllabus for teaching and research programmes of the department, approving the list of examiners etc.

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

S.No Name of the Position (NSS, NCC, Warden etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Deputy Chief Warden-Ist Year, Boys Hostel 21 Sept, 2015 till now Monitoring the activities of the inmates and collecting feedback about their needs and requirements
2 Member, Internal Audit Commitee, Pondicherry University 2020-2023 Monitoring the utility of univeristy resources and quality of academic activities

Collaboration with Institution/Industry

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Faculty Development Programme Attended (Orientation, Refresher, other Short Term Course during the year)

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Details of Executive Development Prog/Management Development Prog. conducted

S.No Name of the Programme No. of Participants Venue Duration From Date To Date Year Revenue Generated

Participation in IMPESS, IMPRINT, SPARC, STARS, LEAP Programme etc and DSF Funding Programme

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Enrolment under ARPIT Programme

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