10 Facts about Nepali Psychologists


  1. Panna Lal Pradhan was the first Nepali to do PhD in psychology from University of Oregon in 1962.
  2. Sarala Thapa was the first chairperson of MA program at the Central Department of Psychology in Tribhuvan University in 1980.
  3.  Sarvagya Narayan Shrestha founded Nepalese Psychological Association (NPA) in 1982 and Central Association of Psychology (CAP) in 2000.
  4. Ayan Bahadur Shrestha is the most popular Nepali psychologist who has published many psychology related books in Nepali language. Manobigyan ka rochak Tathya haru was the best seller in 1990s.
  5. Murari Prasad Regmi is the most published Nepali psychologist who has authored and co-authored over 40 research articles in national and international journals.
  6. Minakshi Nepal is the first Nepali female psychologist to do PhD in Psychology from Banaras Hindu University, India in 1977.
  7.  Madhav Bahadur Singh Karki and Bhuwan Lal Joshi were the first psychologists to serve at Public Service Commission of Nepal Government.
  8. Shanta Niraula is the current chairperson of the Psychology Department in Kirtipur.
  9.  Sabitri Sthapit is the president of Nepalese Psychological Association (NPA), newly   formed professional association of Nepali psychologists in 2015.
  10.  Bhava Poudyal is an internationally renowned Nepali psychologist working in the humanitarian settings.

10 FACTS about Nepali Psychologists

Note: Thanks to Shishir Subba sir to correct the information in no. 6, which was stated otherwise. (June 16, 2016- 3:55pm)


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