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Present Designation:

Principal, Professor & Head of Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College Kottayam Kerala

Present positions:
  • Secretary General, Indian Association of Social Psychiatry
  • Convener, SAARC subcommittee of Indian Psychiatric Society
  • General Secretary, National Alliance of Mental Health India
  • Member- Kerala State Mental Health Authority
  • Member- PG Board of Studies Kerala University of Health Sciences
  • Member – Board of Disability Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala
  • Mentor, ICMR PR-III Research Initiative
Previous positions:
  • Past President IPS Kerala Chapter
  • Past Assistant Secretary IPS
  • Past Hon Editor of Kerala Journal of Psychiatry
  • Associate Editor of Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry
  • Convenor of awards committee of IPS
  • Member – Ethics Committee, Indian Medical Association, Kerala Chapter

MBBS from Government Medical College Kottayam Kerala and MD (Psychiatry) from Government Medical College Calicut


In Govt of Kerala Medical Education service since 1997 – worked in Govt MC Thrissur, Alappuzha and Kottayam.
MD Examiner, Thesis Evaluator, PhD Evaluator and Co-Guide in different universities of South India.

Awards and Honours:
  • Fellowship for young psychiatrists by World Psychiatric Association (Cairo 2005)
  • Prof J S Satyadas Oration Award for excellence in medical teaching (2011)
  • Catholicate award for University Faculty (2017)
  • Marfatia Award of Indian Psychiatric Society 2013.

Thirty publications in international and national journals.
Co- Authored Handbook on Suicide Prevention, contributed chapter on Psychopharmacology in IPS Undergraduate Textbook of Psychiatry (2020), contributed chapter in Intellectual Disability Across Cultures ; Oxford University Publication (2021).
Authored a book “ Manorogangal” published by Kerala Bhasha Institute, and co-authored two books “ MaanasikaRogangalumPunaradhivasaum” and “ YogayumMaansikarogyavum” by Manorama Publications

Areas of interest:

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Public and Community Mental Health, Consultation – Liaison Psychiatry, Transgender psychiatry


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