Bindu John

Assistant Professor and Head of the department

Qualification: M.A. Psychology, B.Ed.

Email: [email protected]

Ms. Bindu John is an exceptional and committed educator, boasting an impressive 19 years of teaching experience at both graduate and postgraduate levels. Her academic achievements include a Masters in Psychology from Nagpur University and a graduation from Union Christian College, Aluva. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of Education in Social Sciences from M.G. University. Notably, Ms. John has been recognized as an AIMA Accredited Management Teacher in Human Resource Management.

She has served as an Assistant Professor (OB & HR) at esteemed institutions like Saintgits Institute of Management, Kottayam, and ICFAI, Pathanamthitta. She has also worked in the Post Graduate Teaching Department (PGTD) of Psychology in Nagpur University, Rajagiri School of Behavioural Sciences and Research, Skywings Academy and School of Logistics and Management Technology in Ernakulam. Her expertise extends beyond academics, as she excels as a soft skill trainer, adeptly utilizing her superior interpersonal and communication skills.

Ms. Bindu John’s areas of interest encompass diverse fields, including organizational psychology, positive psychology, communication, and relationship coaching. Notably, she plays an active role in conducting training and coaching programs for various government agencies, NGOs, and schools, addressing socially relevant issues.

Originally from Tiruvalla, Pathanamathitta, Ms. Bindu completed her early education in Dubai, U.A.E. Apart from her passion for education, she finds solace in the world of spirituality, fiction and crime thrillers through her avid reading. Furthermore, she indulges in art and craft during her leisure hours, showcasing her creativity and versatility.

Jisha Sekhar

Assistant Professor

Qualification: MBA, M.Com

Email: [email protected]

With a combined experience of 10 years in academia and industry, Ms. Jisha Sekhar is a dynamic professional who brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. Her educational qualifications include an MBA with a specialization in HR and Marketing from Anna University, an M.Com from Annamalai University, and a B.Sc in Zoology.

Ms. Jisha Sekhar embarked on her career journey as a Management Faculty at ICFAI University before transitioning to the corporate world, where she served as an Administrative Assistant at Kuwait National Petroleum Company. Driven by her passion for education, she returned to the academic realm and joined a prestigious engineering college in Pathanamthitta as a management faculty.

Her enthusiasm for research is evident through her numerous publications in reputable journals and paper presentations in State and National Level Seminars. Within the department, Ms. Jisha Sekhar actively engages in teaching complementary and elective papers for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, providing students with a comprehensive and well-rounded academic experience.

Anjitha Venugopal

Assistant Professor

Qualification: M.Sc. Psychology

Email: [email protected]

Ms. Anjitha Venugopal serves as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam. She possesses a profound academic background, having obtained her Masters from Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Ernakulam, and her graduation from M.E.S College, Marampally, Ernakulam. Specializing in Clinical Psychology, Ms. Anjitha holds valuable expertise complemented by concurrent clinical training experience during her internships in post graduation. Throughout her academic journey, she has actively contributed to numerous seminars, webinars, and co-curricular events, showcasing her commitment to fostering a holistic learning environment.

In her pursuit of continuous growth and professional development, she has diligently attended various workshops and seminars while actively participating in volunteer projects. Her primary areas of focus encompass Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology and Psychopathology, reflecting her dedication to understanding and addressing the complexities of the human mind and behavior.

Sara Sunny

Assistant Professor

Qualification: M.Sc. Psychology

Email : [email protected]

Ms. Sara Sunny is an accomplished professional, having obtained her Post Graduate degree in Psychology from the prestigious Central University of South Bihar, Gaya. Prior to that, she completed her graduation in Psychology from Union Christian College, Aluva, showcasing her dedication to pursuing excellence in the field.

To augment her expertise, Ms. Sara Sunny actively pursued additional certifications and diplomas. She completed a certificate course in Management of Children with Learning Disabilities from Vigyan Valley, emphasizing her commitment to understanding and assisting children with special needs. Furthermore, she undertook a Bridge course in Skills Training Program in Counseling and Psychotherapy from AIFER Education and a PG diploma in Counseling and Family Therapy from IGNOU, further enhancing her knowledge in the domain of counseling.

Ms. Sara Sunny’s journey in the field of psychology led her to work as a remedial trainer at Convo Wellness, Calicut, after completing her Post Graduation. Her passion for the subject is reflected in her core areas of interest, which encompass Clinical Psychology, Child Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and Psychometry. With her diverse skill set and academic achievements, she continues to make valuable contributions to the academic environment of the department.

Princy Thobias

Assistant Professor

Qualification: M.Sc. Psychology, UGC-NET

Email Id: [email protected]

Ms. Princy Thobias is an UGC-NET qualified academician. Her academic journey includes a post-graduation in Psychology from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, and she holds the distinction of being an alumnus of St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam for her graduate program in Psychology.

Dedicated to advancing knowledge in her domain, Ms. Thobias has actively contributed to the academic community by presenting her research papers in various esteemed National and International Conferences. Moreover, her internship experience at the prestigious Defense Research and Developmental Organization (DRDO) in Delhi has further enriched her research acumen. Her areas of expertise and keen interest lie in Social Psychology, Environmental Psychology, Organizational Behaviour and Research Methodology. Through her passion for understanding human behavior and her commitment to conducting meaningful research, Ms. Princy Thobias adds immense value to the teaching-learning environment of the department. 

Hajira K M

Assistant Professor

Qualification: M.Sc. Psychology

Email Id : [email protected]

Hajira K M is a highly skilled psychology professional with a strong educational background and valuable hands-on experience. She earned her Master’s degree in Psychology from the prestigious St. Teresa’s College, Kochi, where she had previously completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology as well.

Determined to further specialize in her field, Hajira pursued a Diploma in Child Remedial Education from MEND Psyche Psychology Clinic, Malappuram, and achieved it with distinction in 2020. Hajira completed an internship at the Institute for Mind and Brain (Inmind) in Thrissur, gaining invaluable experience in the field. Her involvement in multiple internships and tele-counselling under the District Mental Health Program showcases her dedication to helping individuals in need. She also conducts regular training programs and awareness classes on topics such as Stress Management, Exam Anxiety, Preventing Child Sexual Abuse and the Importance of Mental Health for school students. 

Her versatile nature extends beyond academia, as she has been actively engaged in sports and cultural programs. She was recognized as the Best Outgoing Student of the PG Batch 2021-2023, a testament to her outstanding performance and contributions. 

Hajira’s journey in the field of psychology has been marked by continuous growth, dedication, and a genuine desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others. 

Lakshmi Nair

Assistant Professor

Qualification: M.Sc. Psychology

Email: [email protected]

Hailing from the vibrant city of Thiruvananthapuram, Lakshmi Nair’s educational journey, spans from Kendriya Vidyalaya to St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam, and culminates in an M.Sc in Counseling Psychology from St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore, reflecting her passion for understanding and contributing to the field of human psychology.

As a dedicated student of B.Sc Psychology at St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam, she assumed multiple roles during her academic program in STC. Serving as the Treasurer for TAPS (Teresians Associate of Psychology Students), she not only demonstrated financial acumen but also collaborated with teachers to coordinate and organize impactful events for the students and the department. Simultaneously, she was also the creative designer for TAPS, contributing to many creative projects of the department. Lakshmi was part of Child Online Protection Team (COPT), a noteworthy initiative by the Kerala State Legal Services Authority, joining forces with women lawyers and students from law, psychology, and social work backgrounds to increase children’s awareness of cyber safety and prevent abuse. She has conducted group counselling sessions as part of the final year curriculum and beyond academia, she has further honed her skills as a counselling intern and part-time facilitator at Transform U – 24 Sunday life skill classes under A square B educational solutions. She consistently participates in seminars and workshops, actively seeking opportunities to expand her knowledge and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the field of psychology. Her areas of interest include Counseling, Neuropsychology, Social Psychology and Human Resource Development.