Professor & President
Indian Academy of Health Psychology
Professor Anand Kumar is a distinguished and internationally recognized Professor of Psychology.He is presently President, Indian Academy of Health Psychology and HOD of the Department of Psychology at M.G.Kashi Vidyapith,Varanasi. Professor Anand Kumar has been teaching in M.G.Kashi Vidyapith since 1978.He has been recipient of many prestigious national and international honours and awards; Best Speaker Award in the 10th World Congress of Social Psychiatry in 1983 at Osaka (Japan), Life Fellow Award (1983) by the World Association for Social Psychiatry and Man of Achievement Award (1993) by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge University, England. He has been Visiting Professor (2007, 2008) at Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. Recently, he was member Technical Program committee and organizing committee in the International Conference on Psychology and Health (September, 2015) at Shanghai, China. Prof. Anand Kumar has chaired scientific sessions, delivered keynote addresses / guest lectures at International Conferences and academic organizations in U.S.A., Canada, Brazil, U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Denmark, Argentina, Italy, Austria, Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore. He has been President of Sports Psychology Association of India (2002-2006), Chairman, University Academic Committee (2004-2008) and acted as official sport psychologist of Govt. of India at Seoul (1988) and Sydney (2000) Olympics. More than 100 research papers have been published in accredited International and National journals on his credit. He has organized 2 International and 3 National conferences, 01 National Workshop and 4 Orientation Courses on Research Methodology. Two International and 3 National projects have been directed by him.
His area of specialization includes clinical, health and sport psychology.