Malavika Kapur

Malavika Kapur
Tel: 080-2218 5091
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Prof Malavika Kapur has a long-standing association with NIAS. Her pioneering work on research in developmental psychology has been her main contribution.  Exploratory research into childcare in indigenous health care systems has been her abiding interest. At NIAS, she has brought out the Proceedings in 2012 of a seminar on Developmental Psychology Education sponsored by the ICSSR (India), NWO (Netherlands) and ESRC (UK) held in Cambridge University earlier on .   She also organised a workshop for young scholars on Cross Cultural Research Collaboration in the spring of 2010.  In 2016 was the member of the committee appointed by the UGC to work on the syllabus in Psychology incorporating contemporary Western and Indian psychology and it is on public domain with the UGC.

She organised a multidisciplinary brainstorming seminar at NIAS in 2013 on Public Risk Perception and brought out the proceedings of the same in 2014.  She is on the Advisory Committee of WHO 11th revision on Child Psychiatric Disorders from 2011 onwards. 

Currently appointed a member of Focus group on Early Child Care and Education (ECCE) for one year to prepare a position paper by the NCERT to translate the New Education Policy into action at the grassroots level.

Currently appointed a member of the Academic Council Children’s university, Gandhi Nagar Gujarat, from 29-6-2022 for a term of three years.

She has authored 9 books and has edited 7 books, has 40 book chapters and over 80 journal articles to her credit. 

Areas of Research: 

Western Psychology (Clinical), Developmental Psychology, Developmental Child Psychopathology, Clinical Child Psychology, School Psychology, Community Psychology for Schools. Psychological Testing, Psychological Interventions, Indian Psychology and Indigenous Health Care Systems - Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Tibetan Medicine, Comparative Studies on Western and Indian Psychology form her  Academic Publications along with  Fiction for children and adults

Urban Outreach

Prof Malavika Kapur has been running a free Child Guidance Centre (video documentary by Anuradha Rana of Prasanna Counselling Child Guidance Centre, Bull Temple Road, Bengaluru) in Bengaluru with the help of trained volunteers since 2003.

Rural Outreach

She has longstanding commitment to counselling children and promotion of psychosocial development of rural and tribal children for over two decades.  She also conducts workshops and delivers keynote addresses and lectures to lay public, parents, school teachers, counsellors and the academic community. She is committed to promotion of child mental health and overall psychological development of children.

Action research on outcome evaluation of child centred, play based strategies in the promotion of psycho social development of tribal primary schools children and Science workshops SC/ST 10th graders in HD Kote , Mysore district  four Ashram schools  and one high school.


nias Malavika Kapur
From Freud to Zuckerberg and back
Storywell Books, New Delhi. ISBN 9789395373210
nias Malavika Kapur
Lore of the honey gatherers and other stories
Saptarishi Publishing, New Delhi. ISBN 9789394158009
Parents Beware of Digital Demons Malavika Kapur
Parents Beware of Digital Demons
New Delhi: Vistasta Publications, Pvt. Ltd., 2021
Its Okay Malavika Kapur
It’s okay: to reach out for help
New Delhi: Vitasta Publications; ebook on Amazon kindle
Balavana Patashale Malavika Kapur
Balavana Patashale (a bilingual home study kit for primary school children).
Bangalore: Balavana Foundation.
What's the hurry Malavika Kapur
What's the Hurry? Let Children be Children
New Delhi: Vitasta Publishing, 2018
Psychological perspectives on childcare in Indian indigenous health systems Malavika Kapur
Psychological perspectives on childcare in Indian indigenous health systems
New Delhi: Springer India, 2016
Malavika Kapur
Vineland social maturity scale: An update on administration and scoring (Review Article).
Indian Journal of Clinical Psychology 47(1).
1 January 2020
Journal Articles
CTET Malavika Kapur
CTET Preparation and Practice: Child Development and Pedagogy (Papers I & II)
New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2019
28 February 2019