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                                                        DR. M. S. THIMMAPPA 
PhD., F.I.A.C.P., F.N.A.Psy. 
                                                        Former Vice Chancellor and Professor of Psychology 
                                                        Bangalore University.  

Born                  :                   14th November 1942 at Manchale, Sagara - Shimoga, Karnataka State, India 
Residence         :                   49, Bharadwaja, 5th Main, Anjaneyanagar, Banashankari 3rd Stage, Bangalore 560085, India 


1         B. A.             (Psychology and Economics Major), 1962 
                                   Maharaja's College, University of Mysore, Mysore 
2         M.A.               (Psychology, with Counselling and Guidance Specialization), 1964 
                                   Manasagangotri, University of Mysore, Mysore 
3         D.M.& S.P.     (Diploma in Medical and Social Psychology/equivalent to M.Phil), 1967 
                                   NIMHANS, Bangalore University, Bangalore 
4         Ph.D.              (Clinical Psychology), 1969 
                                   NIMHANS, Bangalore University, Bangalore 
5         F.I.A.C.P.         (Fellow, Indian Association of Clinical Psychology), 1980 
6         F.N.A.Psy.       (Fellow, National Academy of Psychology), 2008 


1         Assistant Research Officer(Clinical Psychology), ICMR Project on Epilepsy, NIMHANS, 1969-1971 
2         Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS, Bangalore, 1971-1972 
3         Senior Scientific Officer(Human Relations), CSIR's Ahmedabad Textile Industries Research Association 
            (ATIRA), Ahmedabad, 1972 June-December 
4         Lecturer in Psychology, PG Department, University of Mysore, Mysore, 1973-1977 
5         Reader in Psychology, Bangalore University, Bangalore, 1977-1986 
6         Professor of Psychology, Bangalore University, Bangalore, 1986-2002 
7         Chairman, Department of Psychology, Bangalore University, 1977-1980, 1990-1992, 2002 
8         Dean, Faculty of Science, Bangalore University, 2002 
9         Registrar, Bangalore University, Bangalore, 1996-2000 
10       Vice Chancellor, Bangalore University, Bangalore, 2002-2006 


1         Teaching Psychology for M.A. and M.Phil. students, 1968-2002 
2         Research in the areas of Brain-Behaviour relationship, Problems of Youth, Creativity, Personality, Organizational Behaviour, 
           and Growth Promoting Experiences; Successfully Guided 10 PhD candidates, 20 M.Phil. Dissertations, 2 UGC Major Research 
           Projects 1964-2006 
3        Consultancy in the areas of Mental Health, Human Resource Development, Human Growth and Wellbeing 1967-2006 
4        Administration: Held position as Vice Chancellor(full term for four years), Registrar(four years), and I/C Registrar(Evaluation), 
          Director of Prasaranga, Director of Correspondence Course and Finance Officer of the university for several months. 
5        Training and Development(HRD) 1980-2006 in the areas of: 
          a. Human Behaviour at Work              b. Motivation of Self and Others at Work    c. Behaviour Change at Work 
          d. Effective Interpersonal Relations    e. Communication Skills                                  f. Team Building 
          g. Leadership Skills                               h. Stress Management                                       i. Spirituality at Work 

          at BEL, BHEL, HMT, ITI, WIDIA, HAL, MSIL, Kuderemukh Iron Ore, L&T, Motorola, ABB, Texas Instrument, Novella, Yuken, GSL(Goa), 
          ACGL(Goa), and others for their Workers, Supervisors and Managers; for college teachers of several Universities 
          and for the participants of Leadership and Personality Development Program of many Voluntary Organizations. 


Published more than sixty Papers in Professional Journals and Popular periodicals, presented Papers and Chaired Sessions 
          in several national and International Conferences 1967- 


1      Gold Medalist in D.M&S.P 1967 
2      Fellow, Indian Association of Clinical Psychology 1998 
3      Fellow, National Academy of Psychology 2008 
4      Montfort Lifetime Achievement Award 2008 
5      H.N.Murthy Oration Award, IACP. 1998      
6      Former General Secretary, Indian Association of Clinical Psychology 
7      Former President, Karnataka University Teachers' Federation and Bangalore University Teachers' Council 
8      Student Adviser/Returning Officer, Bangalore University 1980-1990 
9      Organizing Secretary, several National Conferences in Psychology, Criminology 1977-1996 
10    Consulting Editor, Journal of Behaviour, Journal of Psychophysiology, Journal of IACP  1997-2006 
11    Member: Senate, Academic Council, Faculty(also Dean), Board of Studies and Board of Examinations 
          of Bangalore University and several other Universities in the Country 1977-2006 
12    Invited by Mahidol University, Bangkok, for the International conference on Researches in Higher States of Consciousness 
        and presented  Papers on Effects of Meditation 1980 
13    Invited by several Universities in India for Endowment Lectures and Keynote Addresses 1967- 
14    Invited for several Special Lectures  on Professional topics and Public issues by Science Forums, 
        Media and other Organizations  1967- 

15   As Vice Chancellor: Introduced many academic reforms such as Semester System both at UG and PG levels, innovative Curriculum, 
        Newer Courses, some of them for the first time in the Country(such as PG Courses in Electronic Media, Apparel Technology, 
        Yogic Sciences), Examination Reforms. Administrative Reforms(including initiating the process of switching over to e-governance) 
        as well as providing vast infrastructure for the Departments in the University Campus. Worked relentlessly towards maintaining 
        dignity, autonomy, quality and excellence in Higher Education 

16   Member, Taskforce on Higher Education, Government of Karnataka, 2002-2004 
17   Member, Karnataka Knowledge Commission, Committee on Reform and Rejuvenation of Universities, 2009 

18   Chairman, Member, Search Committee for Selection of Vice Chancellors to several Universities in Karnataka since 2006 


1     Indian Science Congress 
2     Indian Academy of Psychology 
3     Indian Academy of applied Psychology 
4     Indian Association of Clinical Psychology 
5     India Society for Organizational Behaviour 
6     Indian Society of Criminology 


1    Retired from Service in 2006 
2    Interest in Science, Spirituality(including spiritual practices), Art and Culture 
3    Engaged in writing(including in Blogs), Public Speaking and Interaction with Professional Internet/online groups 


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