29th Annual Convention

20-22 December 2019, Department of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University

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The 29th Annual Convention of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP), India & “International Conference on “Making Psychology Deliverable to the Society” (20th -22nd December, 2019) will be organized by Department of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India. Download the call for papers [PDF]



Important Dates:

Submission is now closed. The authors are being sent letters by the organizing team. 

Registration Begins: 25th September 2019
Last date for Early Registration: 25th October 2019

Last Date for Registration: 30th November 2019

  1. To Contact:

    Prof. Surendra Kumar Sia,

    The Organising Secretary, NAOP-2019
    Professor & Head, Dept. of Applied Psychology Pondicherry University
    Mobile: 9042791977, Email:

The National Academy of Psychology (NAOP) India and the Department of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University, INDIA are happy to announce the 29th Annual Convention of NAOP, India, and International Conference on “Making Psychology Deliverable to the Society. Developing societies like India inevitably lack material resources required for various domains of social development. Therefore it becomes imperative to utilize the available psychological resources maximally and judiciously. Moreover, within a particular society, there can be sections which are exposed to greater degree of deprivation, may be economically, socially, behaviourally or culturally. Thus, it becomes incumbent upon the psychologists to identify the ways and means to motivate these groups for growth and development. The psychologists have to mobilize as well as utilize the psychological resources like abilities, skills and motivation of the individuals. In addition, since the inception of Psychology as sovereign field its outreach to public is still a question in spite of its significant promises as a behavioural science.

Against this backdrop, the 29th Annual Convention of NAOP intends to bring together academicians, students and practitioners to deliberate upon the social deliverables of Psychology in the context of community, health service, workplace, environment, to name a few. We take it as our privilege to invite you to participate in 29th Annual Convention of NAOP to be held at Pondicherry University from 20th -22nd December, 2019. The conference offers the opportunity to dialogue about the latest applied research in Psychology and allied areas, exchange insights about how to move research into practice; and expand one’s professional network.


Previous Annual Conventions:

December 18-21, 2018  Delhi
December 22-24, 2017  Kharagpur
December 29-31, 2016  Chennai
February 2-5, 2016  Allahabad
December 12-14, 2014  Bhopal
December 13-15, 2013  Rourkela
December 10-12, 2012  Bangalore
December 11-14, 2011  Anand
December 12-15, 2010  New Delhi
March 6-9, 2010  Bangalore
December 14-17,  2008     Guwahati
December 12-14, 2007    Kanpur
December 12-14, 2006      Mumbai
March 4-6, 2005       Faizabad
February 26-28, 2004     Kharagpur
January 27-30, 2003         Bhubaneswar
December 22-24, 2001     Kollam
December 14-16 , 2000      Vishakhapatnam
December 3-5, 1999  Lucknow
October 3-5, 1998  Jodhpur
December 18-20, 1997  Bhubaneswar
December 13-15, 1996     Bhopal
November 4-6, 1995     Gulbarga
December 21-23, 1994   Allahabad
December 2-3, 1993    Delhi
October 19-21, 1992     Meerut
October 18-20, 1991    Bhubaneswar
April 5-7, 1990  Gorakhpur