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Dr. Kriti Gupta

Assistant Professor

B.A., M.A. (Allahabad University);M.Phil. (University of Delhi);Ph.D. (IIT-Patna) 

Research Area

Indian and yogic psychology, Clinical psychology, Positive psychology, First-person and Mixed-method research, Tribal mental health, Workplace behavior


Dr. Kriti Gupta is a licensed clinical psychologist, and for 5 years she has been directly engaged in catering to the needs of the students, especially those from the weaker section in Bihar, through teaching and counseling.

Kriti is a native of Allahabad (now Prayagraj), Uttar Pradesh, and has obtained her graduation and post-graduation degrees from the University of Allahabad. After earning her M.Phil degree in Clinical psychology at IHBAS in New Delhi, she enrolled at Indian Institute of Technology Patna (IIT-Patna) to pursue her doctoral degree. Her Ph.D. thesis has presented quantitative and qualitative study of the ideal mental state, anasakti (non-attachment), ahamkara (ego), from the layman’s perspective, and using their philosophical descriptions from Bhagavadgita and Yogasutras.

Research Experience

She has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and also served as a reviewer in research journals like Psychological Studies, Journal of Asian and African Studies, Journal of Public Health. She has presented her works at many national and international conferences and also attended numerous workshops and short-term courses for her academic advancement. Currently, she is engaged as a Co-project investigator in a research project funded by Dr.Ram Dayal Munda Tribal Welfare Research Institute, Ranchi, Jharkhand, in association with the Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi.

Mentoring and Counseling Experience

Her academic achievements have earned her several national awards, and she has also been invited to give talks and conduct workshops for organizations such as the Uttar Pradesh Police, the Indian Institute of Health Education and Research, and T.M. Bhagalpur University. She provides counseling on the referrals in her part-time.

Teaching and Administrative Experience

Kriti holds a wide range of experience in teaching and administration. Before joining JGU, she worked as an Assistant professor of Psychology selected by the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) in T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bihar. She was the head of the psychology department in J.P. College, Bhagalpur, a constituent unit of T.M. Bhagalpur University. She also took charge of IQAC coordinator (Internal Quality Assurance Cell) in the same college for two years.

Areas of Specialization and Research Interests

Her areas of specialization include Clinical psychology, Indian psychology, Positive psychology, and Mixed methods research. She is interested in studying human nature and strengths following Indian philosophy, the first-person method, and a mixed-methodology approach, in addition to researching well-being. Her future research plans include studying tribal mental health and investigating workplace behaviour from an Indian psychology perspective.


Publications: Peer-reviewed

  • Gupta, K. (2022). Parental well-being: Another dimension of adult well-being. The Family Journal. Early View, April 04, 2022. ISSN:1066-4807, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/10664807221090948
  • Singh, A., Gupta, K., & Yadav, V. K. (2021). Adopting e-learning Facilities During COVID-19: Exploring Perspectives of Teachers Working in Indian Public-funded Elementary Schools. Education 3-13. Early View, July 01, 2021. ISSN:0300-4279, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2021.1948
  • Gupta, K., & Agrawal, J. (2021). Ahamkara: A study on the Indian model of self and identity. International Social Science Journal. 71(239-240), 21-35. ISSN:1468-2451, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/issj.12262
  • Gupta, K., & Agrawal, J. (2020). Lay meanings and associated experiences of nonattachment (anasakti): A study from India. Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Online first December 3, 2020. ISSN: 0022-1678, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0022167820977563
  • Gupta, K., Agrawal, J. & Sharma, V. (2015). Role of resilience and sense of coherence in subjective improvement of psychiatric patients. Indian Journal of Positive Psychology, 6(1), 32-36.

Publications: Non Peer-reviewed

  • Gupta, K. (2019). Emotional intimacy with parents and conduct disorder. Psychologs (Psychology Magazine), November issue, 1(11), 201913.

Paper Presentations

  • Gupta, K. & Agrawal, J. (2021). Anasakti: From Text to Context. Online Symposium on Thriving in difficult times with Bhagavadgita. Organized by VIPRA Division & Department of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, Bangaluru, 04-26 February, 2021.
  • Gupta, K. (2021). Social Interaction in Class: Traditional vs Virtual. UGC Sponsored Multi-Disciplinary International Seminar on Challenges and Opportunities of Human Environment. Organized by T.N.B College & Centre for Regional Studies, T.M.B.U., Bhagalpur, Bihar in collaboration with Indian Psychological Association, 22-23 February, 2021.
  • Gupta, K. (2019). Parental affection and Developing Conduct Disorder. International Conference on the Psychology of Crime. Organized by University Department of Psychology, T.M.B.U., Bhagalpur, Bihar, 2-3 December, 2019.
  • Gupta, K., Singh, S. & Agrawal, J. (2017). Understanding Anasakti in Relation to Positive Psychological Functioning (Poster). One day Symposium on Yoga & Indian Psychology. Organized by NIMHANS, Bangaluru, 25 June, 2017 (Received consolation prize).
  • Gupta, K., Singh, S. & Agrawal, J. (2017). Exploring A Look into Personal Understanding. National Seminar on Psychological Sciences: Current Perspective and Emerging Avenues of Practice, Training and Research. Organized by Centre for Psychological Sciences, Central University of South Bihar, 24-26 March, 2017 (Received Best Paper Award).
  • Gupta, K., Singh, S. & Agrawal, J. (2017). Exploring Personal Meaning of Anasakti”. International Conference on Stress, Yoga and Mind-Body Medicine. Organized by Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, 02-03 January, 2017.
  • Gupta, K., Singh, S. & Agrawal, J. (2016). Anasakti and its Correlates: An Indigenous Take on Optimum Functioning. International Conference on Contemporary Trends in Clinical Psychology: Training, Research and Practice. Organized by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangaluru, 17-19 November, 2016.
  • Gupta, K., Singh, S. & Agrawal, J. (2016). A Study of Psychological Processes and Outcomes of Ahamkara and Anasakti. 25th Silver Jubilee Convention National Academy of Psychology India (NAOP). Organized by University of Allahabad, Allahabad, 03-05 February, 2016.
  • Gupta, K. & Agrawal, J. (2015). Socio-emotional Skills Training in the Indian Context: A Case Study. National Conference on Sustainability and Development: Implications of ELT for Individual, Society and Ecology. Organized by IIT Patna, 03-04 April, 2015.
  • Gupta, K., Agrawal, J. & Sharma, V. (2014). Role of Resilience and Sense of Coherence in treatment Outcome of Psychiatric Patients. 3rd International Conference on Psychology and Allied Sciences. Organized by Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences, New Delhi, 25-27 September, 2014.