Dr. Debdulal Dutta Roy , Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Psychology Research Unit
Indian Statistical Institute
203, B.T. Road
Kolkata - 700108
E-mail: ddroy@isical.ac.in
Fax : 91 - 33 - 25776680
Tel (o) : 91 - 33 - 2575 3454

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Dr. Debdulal Dutta Roy is Associate Professor of the Psychology Research Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. He received Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1990. He completed Post Graduation in Psychology with specialization in Abnormal Psychology from the University of Calcutta , 1982.He started schooling from the Ramakrishna Mission Boys' Home, Rahara,West Bengal.He is registered Ph.D. supervisor of the Calcutta University.

AWARDS:    Dr. Dutta Roy is the recipient of few awards for his researches

  1. 'Young Scientist Award ' in 1988 by the Indian Science Congress Association,
  2. 'Best Poster Award' in 2003 and 2004 by the Indian Science Congress Association.
  3. 'ICQESMS 2005 Excellence award' by the Indian Congress on Quality,Environment, Energy and Safety Management Systems (ICQESMS) andCentral Board for Workers Education (CBWE) in 2005.
  4. 'Professor T.E. Shanmugam Award for excellence inresearch for 1999 and 2000'by the Madras Psychology Society in 2003.
  5. 'Best Paper Award' by the Pondicherry Psychology Association in 2003.
  6. 'Psychometric educational services award, 2004 by the GCC School of Creative intelligence and Research foundation trust,Vepur-Arcot, in 5th January, 2008.
  7. 'Best paper Award for presentation of research paper entitled ' Flow across layers of consciousness:Indian Model of Health Psychology'at the 4th International conference on recent advances in cognition and health,held at SAP-DRS-I Department of Psychology, Banaras Hindu University, 6-8th February, 2016.
  8. 'School Psychology Best Performance award' by the Governing Council of the Indian School Psychology association (InSPA)in 6th InSPA International Conference on 13-15th October,2016 at Pondicherry University.
  9. "Innovative Scientist Award" by the Governing council of the Indian Academy of Health Psychology in the 3rd International Conference of the Indian Academy of Health Psychology on 12-14th November,2017.
  • Regional Secretary, Indian Academy of Health Psychology
  • Regional Secretary, Indian School Psychology Association
  • Division convener of psychological assessment, National Academy of Psychology (NAOP).

BOOK PUBLICATION:     He wrote book titled "Principles of Questionnaire Development With Empirical Studies" for students and Researchers in Social Sciences. The ISBN no.is 9788190992312.

TEST & QUESTIONNAIRE DVELOPMENT:    Dr. Dutta Roy did extensive researches for development of different psychological instruments:

  1. Organizational Health Questionnaire
  2. Computer programming Aptitude test battery
  3. Picture drawing test to assess consciousness layers of tribalchildren
  4. Reading and Writing Motivation Questionnaire for primaryschool children
  5. Questionnaire for assessment of attitude towardsprimary school infrastructures
  6. Questionnaire for assessing self-efficacy of agricultural farmers
  7. Verbal reasoning test battery
  8. Safe School perception
PSYCHOMETRIC MODELS:     He published research papers on some psychometric test development models- increasein Cronbach's Alpha coefficient, item-total association bycorrespondence analysis, determining item discrimination value in caseof small sample size study.Dr. Dutta Roy evaluated methodologies followed in construction of alarge number of Psychological tests under the guidance of NationalCouncil of Educational Research and Training, 1992.

EVALUATION STUDIES:    He was the member of the Technical group for statistical consultancy of ISI, 1995. Hewas the Chief Coordinator for evaluation of IEC program of the Midterm Evaluation Project of IPP8 of CMDA, 1998 funded by World Bank. Hetested the validity of Fast ForWord(r) language gateway editionproduct of the Scientific Learning Corporation, USA. As statisticaladvisor of the Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, he evaluatedthe project titled " Evaluation of Social Safety Net Programme andTracer Study on Impact of Job Separation". Dr. Dutta Roy was in the team for evaluating impact of training by Central Board for Workers Education to theworkers of Ambica Multifibres Ltd., Belur.

REVIEW:    He is engaged in reviewing manuscripts of both Indian and foreignjournals. He is currently the member of the editorial board of 'TheVision' (a scholarly Journal of School of Management Sciences, BengalEngineering & Science University).

EDITOR:     He was the Editor-in-chief of PSYBER NEWS ,International Psychology Research Publication, published in both electronic blogs and print media.

PUBLICATIONS:    He published 86 research papers in the Indian and Foreign journals, 15 papers in books, gave 112 invited lectures in different corporate sectors, universities, institutes of National importance and colleges, presented 114 research papers in National and International conferences(Japan,Malaysia,China,Pakistan,Nepal and Dubai).

CONCEPTUAL MODELS:    He developed some conceptual models - Organizational diagnosis,non-financial accounting for innovation, managing incentive forinnovation, managing school infrastructure for indigenous people inhills and sustainable reading motivation, Rabindrasangeet in Psychotherapy

WORKSHOP/SEMINAR ORGANIZATION:    To disseminate psychometric principles, he convened several training programmes,workshops and symposium in and out of the Institute. Some inhouse programmes are

  1. National Symposium On The Psychology In Diabetes: Issues, Challenges and Care,March 1, 2017.
  2. Orientation training program on Data analytics in Psychological research,held in Hyderabad, 8-9.2.2017.
  3. Orientation training program on Data analytics in Psychological research-11-12.8.2016.
  4. One day symposium on School psychology: Critical issues and challenges-30.5.2016.
  5. Workshop on Life contingency table for estimating Mortality and Morbidity of patients suffering from Mental diseases-16-17,2,2016.
  6. Winter school on Data mining in Psychological research-19-21.2.2015.
  7. Workshop on Application of Advanced Multivariate Statistical Tools in Psychological And Educational Researches', 10-11,8,2006.
  8. Seminar on schedule design for psychological andeducational survey researches, 8.12.2006.

Besides, he conducted workshops on large and small sample data analysis, application of SPSS, Psychological test construction, questionnaire development in other institutes.

  • Life member,Indian Science congress
  • Founder Member, Indian School Psychology Association, New Delhi.
  • Member, Academic Council of the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (2008-10)
  • Member, Executive Council of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology from 2008;
  • Member, Advisory Board. Performing Arts Therapy center, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata;
  • Member,Academic Council of the Calcutta Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology,Kolkata
  • Member,Academic Advisory Board of Jyotirmoy School of Business from November,2010.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Indian Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organization & Human Behaviour,,'Journal of Management Research in Emerging Economies'of Dr. B.C.Roy Engineering College., Durgapore.
  • Adjunct Faculty of Business School of Amrita Vishwa vidyapeetham