Ms. Mousumi Sethy
Name: Ms. Mousumi Sethy
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.Phil.
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E-mail ID: mousumi.psy@utkaluniversity.ac.in

Positive Psychology

Organisational Psychology

Counselling Psychology

Health Psychology

Department: PSYCHOLOGY
Department: PSYCHOLOGY
BERHAMPUR UNIVERSITY 1988 – 1991 Bachelor of Arts
UGC December,1993 UGC-NET (If Qualified)
Course Name-Paper Name (Paper Code)


  •        Organizational Behavior-                Paper- IX
  •        Human Resource Development         Paper- XII
  •        Clinical Psychology                           Paper- VIII
  •        Counselling-                                      Paper- XI
  •        Health Psychology                             Paper IV
  •        Social Psychology                              Paper IV
Course Name-Practical Paper Name (Practical Paper Code)


PERSONALITY TESTING-                    Paper-  XV

ABILITY TESTING-                               Paper- X

Invited lectures:

Book Articles (Authored/Edited)

  • Book Chapter on “A study on Perceived Social Support, Academic Stress and Resilience of University Students”  in edited Book “Youthand Wellbeing” (2023) ISBN: 9789395651240
  •  Book chapter on “Theories of Intelligence” in “ Psychology of Individual Differences” published by IGNOU, ISBN : 978-93-90496-23-5
  • Case Study of Vibrant Anganwadis in “Portrayal of  Good Practices from Two Districts of Odisha” Published by UNICEF
  • BaLA (Building as a Learning Aids), book for Anganwadi in Odia Published by UNICEF


Journal Articles:

  1. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology ; 12(5):669-673, 2022.
    Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-1863184
  2. Barad, S., Sethy, M., Lata, M., & Jha, P. K. (2022). Relationship of perceived sleep quality and stress among university students: An online survey during the COVID-19 pandemic. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology12(9), 1485-1485.

  3. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology ; 11(8):912-915, 2021.
    Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-1355146
  4. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research ; 14(9):SE01-SE03, 2020.
    Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-742994
  5. Assessment of The role of Social Environment in Tribal and Non-tribal Children as Perceived by their Mothers. F.M Sahoo, Abantika Kar, Pradeep Mohapatra and Mousumi Sethy in the Journal Community Guidance and Research, 1996, VOL-13, No-2, pp-113-127
  6. Conference Proceedings:                         Conference Proceedings  “A study on emotional intelligence and self-esteem of senior secondary school students ”
    “A comparative study on burden of caregivers of schizophrenia and substance abuse disorder ‘
    A multi desciplinary online international conference on innovative research practice in business, economics, social science and technology on 3 & 4th June 2022 by G. H. Raisoni Institute of Management & Research ISBN 978-81-946772-5-3


News Paper Article


Short Term Research Project sponsored by The World Bank OHEPEE Programme of Utkal University(Ongoing)

  1. Saswati Pragnya Sahoo, MPhil, 2018-19, Locus of Control and Personality Factors of Followers and Non-followers of Godman: A Comparative Study
  2. Jita Priyadarshini2017-18 Depression in Women in the Twin city of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar
  3. Dipika Mohanty, 2016-17 A comparative Study on the Psychological Capital and Stress of Students with Visual Impairment and Students with Normal Vision
  4. Shirley Raj, Mphil. 2015-16 , The Life of Brahamakumaries and Religious Sisters: An Assessment


  • Delivered a talk on “Developing emotional intelligence among students: A phronetic approach” in a two-day workshop on “Value Added Education Following Phronetic and Interdisciplinary Approaches” Organized by Department of Philosophy, Utkal University Funded by OURIIP scheme (OSHEC), Govt of Odisha 4th and 5th November 2022
  • Delivered a talk on “Emotional Intelligence and You” in the “Lecture series on Psychology” organised by P.G. Department of Psychology, F.M. Autonomous College, Balasore (12th to 18th August 2021)
  • Delivered a talk on “Suicidal Tendency among Youths” in the “One week Webinar Series on Psychosocial Issues and Intervention” organised by Department of Psychology, Dhenkanal Autonomous College, Dhenkanal (31st to 5th February 2022)


National Seminar:

  1. Speaker in the Symposium titled “Mental Health issues of the Tribals: Promoting the well-being” and a participant in the World Anthropology Congress- 2023, organised by the United Indian Anthropology Forum and hosted by KISS deemed to be University during August 9-14, 2023
  2. Attended and Presented paper entitled  “Mainstreaming of Multilingual Education based on Mother Tongue in early Childhood Education” in the National Seminar on ” Mother-tongue, Multilingualism and Internationalism” organised by International Office, Utkal University sponsored by WB-OHEPEE 27-28 April, 2023
  3. Attended and Presented a paper entitled “A Study on Social Media Usage, Body-image and Self-esteem among Young Adults” in National Seminar on “Role of Psychologists in Addressing Social Concern”  organized by  Department of  P.G. studies and Research in Psychology, SDMC, Ujire on 12th April, 2023
  4. Attended and presented the paper titled “A study on the relationship between perceived parenting styles and the personality traits of adults” in the “International Symposium on Mental health and Well Being – Trends and challenges” organised by Department of Psychology, School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, REVA in Collaberation with Indian Academy of Applied Psychology(IAAP)University held on 9 and 10 December 2022.
  5. Attended and Presented paper entitled “A study on Perceived Social Support, Academic Stress and Resilience of University Students”  in the National Seminar organised by the School of Psychology, GM University, Sambalpur held on 13th November 2022
  6. Attended and Presented paper entitled ‘Mental Health Status of Young Adults during COVID-19 Pandemic’ in National E-Conference on ‘New Challenges in the Changing Scenario 2020-21& Mental Health’ organised by the Department of Psychology, Dhenkanal Autonomous College, Dhenkanal, on 7th& 8th November 2020
  7. Attended and presented paper entitled ‘Personality Factors of the Followers and Non-followers of Godmen: A comparative Study’ at 30th Annual Convention of National Academy of Psychology hosted by IIT, Kanpur from 19th-21st March 2021
  8. Attended and presented paper entitled ‘Trends Redefining HR’ in National Conference on “ HR AT CROSS ROADS” by Department of Indusrial Relations and Personnel Management , Berhampur University (24th– 25th January 2020)
  9. Attended Consultation Meeting on Implementation of ECCD, Journey of First 1000 Days by NHM, Odisha and Department of Family and Health, Odisha(14th August 2019)
  10. Attended and presented paper on “Behaviour Based Safety” in workshop on “Safety- an Integral Part of Work” organised by Directorate of Factories and Boilers, Govt of Odisha(30th November 2018)
  11. Participated in “Igniting Young Minds: State-Level Dialogue on Early Childhood Care and Education in Odisha” organised by Department of Psychology, Utkal University and UNICEF ( 17-18 November 2017)
  12. Attended Seminar on “Coping with Ageing :Organized by Department of Psychology, Utkal University ( 4th March 2017)
  13. Attended National workshop on “Building Climate Resilience and Mainstreaming DRR in the State of Odisha” by CANSA and Utkal University (23-24th April 2016)
  14. Attended UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Perspective of Women Empowerment in India” by Women’s College, Khurdha (27-28 September 2015)


International Seminars

  1. Presented paper entitled “Awangadwadi Worker’s  Job Performance and Job Satisfaction : A literature Review in 4th International Conference on Developing New India through Science, Social Science, Humanities and Research on ‘Sports, Lifestyle and Wellbeing” organised by Indian Mental Health & Research Center and Shia P.G. College  held on 29-30th October 2022
  2. Presented a paper on “Relationship between self-esteem and aggression among young adults: A comparative study” at the International Conference on Human Dignity and Mental Health in the New Normal(ICDMH-2021) held during 17-18 December2021 by Department of Psychology, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar-4
  3. Presented a paper titled “Relationship between Covid-19 Stress and Sleep quality among students: A comparative study” at the International Conference on Human Dignity and Mental Health in the New Normal(ICDMH-2021) held during 17-18 December2021 by Department of Psychology, Utkal University, VaniVihar, Bhubaneswar-4
  4. Presented paper entitled ‘Gandhi and Resiliency’ in International Seminar on ‘Gandhijee: Society and Literature’ organised by the Department of Odia, Karanjia Autonomous College on 10thJanuary 2020
  5. Attended and presented paper entitled ‘Psychological Empowerment of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes’ in International Conference on “Interrogating the Trends of Rural Development and Social Transformation in South Asia” by Department of Sociology and Global Centre for Rural Studies, Utkal University, Bhbaneswar in collaboration with Indian sociological Society and Indian Anthropological Association (2nd– 4thOctober 2019)
  6. Attended and presented paper entitled ‘Refugees: Mental Health Issues and Intervention strategies’ in International Seminar on “Global Refugee Crisis: A Multidisciplinary Humanitarian Approach” by University Law college(27-28 April 2019)
  7. Attended and presented paper in International seminar on “Civil Society and State: An Interface” organised by P.G. Department of Political Science, Utkal University ( March 2017)
  8. Attended Conference on “Global Warming, Sea level Rise and Livelihood Adaptation Strategies along East Coast of India” organised by Dpt. Of Civil Engineering (ITER) and Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver, Canada (27th December 2015)
  9. Attended 3 days International Conference on “Coastal Zone Management: Issues and Challenges” Organised by Utkal University 16-18 January 2013
  •  First class first  in Graduation of 1991 batch(Berhampur University)
  • First class first Gold Medalist in Post Graduation in Psychology of 1993 batch(Utkal University)
  •  Awarded National Scholarship for +2 Arts(1988)
  • Awarded UGC Merit Scholarship for + 3 Arts(1991)


Superintendent, Ladies Hostel -III (Sarala Devi Chatrinivas) from 22.01.2021


  1. Attended a workshop on Editing and Finalization of the Translation Equivalents in Indian Languages- Psychology in Odia form 5 to 11 July 2023 organized by the National Translation Mission, Mysore at Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore.( 5 to 11 July 2023)
  2. 15 Days online Refresher Course organised by UGCand HRDC, Utkal University on Environmental Science from 12th March – 26th March 2021(15 Days)
  3. Online National Faculty Development Program on Advanced Research Methods and Quantitative Data Analysis organized by JVA Edutech from 21st September-27th September 2020 (7 days).
  4. 5 Days National Level Virtual Workshop organized by Consortium for Human Resource Development (CHRD) Faculty Chapter from 10th August-14th August 2020 (5 days)
  5. FDP (In association with RUSA and IQAC) organized by Govt. P.G. College, Bilaspur, Rampur- Uttar Pradesh on “Online Teaching-Learning and Research Methodology” from 18th July- 29th July 2020(12days, Online Mode).
  6. FDP on A Step-to-Step Guide to Write a Good Research Paper organised by Research Foundation of India and World Virtual Conference Forum on 13th June-19th June 2020(7 days, Online Mode).
  7. UGC sponsored 21 days Refresher Course on “Research Methodology” by HRDC, Utkal University (11 September-01st October 2018)
  8. UGC sponsored 28 days orientation programme on “Capacity Building in Higher Education” by HRDC, Utkal University (18-14th September 2017)
  9. Attended UGC sponsored one week short term course on Stress Management by UGC-HRDC, Utkal University(20-25th July 2017)


Member in Board of Studies

  1. Board of Studies for Framing Psychology UG Curriculum under NEP-2020, Utkal University
  2. Department of Psychology, S.C.S. College, Puri
  3. Department of Psychology, N.C. Autonomous College, Jajpur
  4. Department of Psychology, V.N. Autonomous College, Jajpur
  5. Department of Psychology, U.N. Auto College of Science and Technology, Adaspur, Cuttack.
  6. Department of Psychology, Dhenkanal Autonomous College, Dhenkanal
  7. Department of Psychology, F.M. University, Balasore
  8. Department of Psychology, Banki Autonomous College, Banki