Academic journal article Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology

Tribute to Prof. K.V. Kaliappan

Academic journal article Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology

Tribute to Prof. K.V. Kaliappan

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Prof. Kaliappan was born in Dharapuram in Tamil Nadu and hails from a family of farmers. He had a strong impetus to do something different with himself and his career at a young age itself. He was strongly influenced by the values of his parents throughout his life. He completed his post graduation from the prestigious Presidency College, Chennai. He obtained his doctorate degree in Psychology from Madras University, Chennai and Post Graduate Diploma in Medical and Social Psychology from National Institution of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore. He started his career in the Institute of Mental Health, Chennai before joining the University of Madras as a faculty. Dr. K.V. Kaliappan's invaluable services to the University of Madras spans over a period of four decades - a remarkable achievement worthy to be emulated by an academician. In KVK's own words: "My life duty is blessed through Psychological Services to others". His death has left a void amongst professional psychologists.

A multifaceted personality, Dr. Kaliappan served with unflinching commitment as a professional psychologist, a reputed teacher who guided several scholars, an author of scholarly works, specialist in the field of Behaviour Modification, Guidance & Counselling and Yoga. This nurtured in the minds of scholars a sense of disciplined training thus, elevating them to achieve a higher degree of professional excellence.

He was honored with the 'Career Award' for a period of two years by University Grants Commission, New Delhi. …

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