The Department of Psychology conducted the first talk in the series on 10th July 2019 from 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m..Dr Col P.S.James, Director of Asian  School of Business addressed the students of B.Sc Psychology and BMS Department on  “Using Psychometrics to Enhance Graduate Attributes”. He outlined the importance of various attributes needed in the work place and also gave a hands on experience to students in assessing their personality using Big 5 Test, Self Esteem and Locus of Control Tests. The students got a deeper insight into their own personalities as well as the desirable attributes needed for professional success.


Dr. Col P.S. James commenced his illustrious career in the Army (Infantry). He rose to the rank of selection grade Colonel, and then volunteered out to follow his personal vision. In the Army, he graduated from the renowned Defence Services Staff College, served in the United Nations, at the Army Headquarters, as head of operations in a border brigade, and in several militancy operations. He also headed the faculty of studies, the think tank for Infantry’s training and an NCC group. Integrated Tsunami Relief Operations, conceived and launched by him, is well known in the coastal districts of Tamilnadu. In his second career, Prof James honed his business acumen as President of Indeco Leisure hotels.
Dr. James was the founding Director of Saintgits Institute of Management, Kottayam. He is also the founding President of Travancore Management Association. Subsequently, Dr. James spent over seven years in T.A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal, where he created a name for himself in teaching, coaching, leadership development, supervising PhD scholars and writing the most detailed text book on Organizational Behaviour published by Pearson. After another short stint at IMT, Ghaziabad, Dr. James joined ASB as its director with a vision to impact young lives and bring the tools and techniques of leadership development to ASB. Dr James also has a significant number of publications in peer reviewed journals and participated in paper presentations in national and international conferences.

Dr Col P.S. James is the recipient of the Chief of the Army Staff’s Commendation for developing the Virtual Reality Based training and for creating a model for Forecasting Casualties in War – 2004. He has also been awarded the Order of the Dronacharya for excellence in training in 2002  by the Indian Army and  has also received the United Nations Medal for exemplary service in the United Nations.

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Published On: July 12th, 2019Categories: Cochin news, college news, Psychology, Psychology Activities