Seminar on Contemporary Research in Psychology in Nepal

Last week, a seminar on ‘Contemporary Research in Psychology in Nepal’ was organised by Nepalese Psychological Association (NPA) and Central Department of Psychology (TU) on 28 May 2016  (15 Jestha 2073, Saturday) at Padma Kanya Campus, Kathmandu.

The program started with formalities and speeches as usual. It was followed by paper presentations by 8 professionals and students who are engaged in research work. I was invited to present my paper on ‘Bibliography of Psychological Research in Nepal.’ See full schedule here: seminarNPA2016schedule

The first session was chaired by Prof. Dr. Santa Niraula, Head of Psychology Department, TU in which 4 papers were presented:

1) ‘Feasibility Study on Development of Children’s Emotional and behavioral problem checklist’ . By Suraj Shakya & Sunita Shrestha
2) ‘Ethnic Self-Labeling Among Nepalese Adolescents’ by Sandesh Dhakal
3) ‘Bibliography of Psychological Research in Nepal’ by Sujen Man Maharjan
4) ‘Survey on Psychological Well-being and perceived organizational support in the aftermath of Nepal Earthquake’ by Yubaraj Adhikari.

The session ended after the brief discussion on the papers and closing remarks by Dr. Niraula.

The second session was chaired by Prof Dr. Mita Rana, MPhil Clinical Psychology Department Head of TUTH in which 4 papers were presented:

1) ‘Prevalence of PTSD and its Influencing Factors Among the Government School Teachers After Nepal Earthquake 2015’ by Ganesh Amgain
2) ‘Possibility of Mental Illness in Adults Affected by Gorkha Earthquake in Tudikhel Camp- A Survey’ by Sujan Shrestha and Kripa Sigdel
3) ‘Home and Health Adjustment Among College Students with Their Locale of Five Development Region’ by Padam Raj Joshi
4) ‘Adolescents’ Concern non Problems with their Parents’ by Khem Raj Bhatta

The session ended after the brief discussion on the papers and closing remarks by Dr. Rana.

The program concluded with the closing speech by Dr. Nandita Sharma, Vice President of NPA.

The participation of the students was very enthusiastic. There were over 250 participants from different public and private colleges in Kathmandu, mostly students who are studying Psychology in Bachelor and Master levels. I remember this event had been organised after a long time, I wrote about similar event that took place five years back when I had presented my poster based on my MA thesis.

This program could have been better organized if the time had been properly set and logistics were in place properly. There were few shortcomings in the management but the program being organized deserves appreciation and I hope such events will be regularly organized, not after many years.

Participants coming for the program in the PK premises.


Distinguished guests of the program.



Over 250 Participants were present in the seminar.


The group picture of the paper presenters on bottom and professors & psychologists on the upper row.


The group picture of participants, presenters and organizers.  WE ROCK!!

Thanks to the organizers for the opportunity to present the paper and the participants for showing so much interest in my paper. For those of you who did not receive the tiny handout of my presentation, here is the information to access the file:

Maharjan, S. M. (2012). Bibliography of Psychological Research in Nepal. [PDF file]  Retrieved from


NEPsychNet-472- Seminar: Psychology & Mass Media in Nepal-2011

Following the successful seminar last year, we are pleased to invite you to a seminar program on “Psychology & Mass Media in Nepal” this year again. The seminar is being organized by Central Association of Psychology Students (CAPS) with support of Central Department of Psychology, Tribhuvan University and Nepalese Psychology Network.

Prof. Ayan Bahadur Shrestha is our chief guest who will give a talk on his book publications. He has published numerous books related to psychology which include Prarambhik Manobigyan (1979), Manobigyan ka kehi Rochak tathayaharu (1995), Shikchya Manobigyan ka bibidh pakchya (19??), Manobigyan ka kehi kura (2004), and Siknu ra sikaunu (2010). According to Prof. Shrestha, some more books are going to be published in future which is under preparation. In addition to that, he has published his academic writings in journals such as Nepalese Psychologists, International Journal of Psychology, Education and Development, etc.

The program will also feature the talks by Prof. Shishir Subba, PhD and Mr. Abindra Raj Dangol.

Venue: Center for Nepalese and Asian Studies (CNAS) Seminar Hall, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur

(near Faculty of Education canteen).

Date: 28 December 2011 (Wednesday)

Time: 12 – 2 pm

Contact: Laxman Nath, Secretary, CAPS (9849391535)
Sagoon KC, Assistant Secretary, CAPS


Program Schedule

Speaker About Speaker Time
Welcome Note Mr. Sujen Man Maharjan, MA President, CAPS 12:00-12:15 pm
Opening Remarks Prof. Shishir Subba, PhD Prominent Psychologist 12:15-12:30 pm
Book Publications Prof. Ayan Bahadur Shrestha, PhD Senior Professor and Psychologist 12:35-1:30 pm
Social Media & Nepalese Psychology Mr. Abindra Raj Dangol, MA Psych. student 1:35 – 2: 00 pm
Closing and Refreshment After 2:00 pm


Psychology & Mass Media

Invitation to the program on “Psychology & Mass Media”

We would like to invite you to a program on “Psychology & Mass Media” being organized by Central Association of Psychology Students (CAPS) with support of Psychology Network and Central Department of Psychology, Tribhuvan University.

The program will feature the talks by Prof. Murari P. Regmi, PhD, Prof. Shishir Subba, PhD, Mr. Sandesh Dhakal, Mr. Khem Bhatta, and Mr. Suran Maharjan. It will also include the screening of the TED Talk with Julian Assange, the founder of wikileaks.


Sujen Man Maharjan

Vice-President, CAPS.

Venue:  CNAS Seminar Hall, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur.

Date:     26 December 2010 (Sunday)

Time:    12 – 3 pm

Contact: Shyam Sundar Shrestha, Secretary, CAPS (9841-531495)
Abindra Raj Dangol, Assistant Secretary, CAPS (9849-100176)