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Dr. K. Lalitha

Dr. K. Lalitha
Associate Professor

M.Sc., Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Yogi Vemana University
Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Ph.D. (2000) – Department of Psychology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India.

PDF/Teaching Experience

• Assistant Professor in Department of Psychology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: 2009 - Till date.
• Contract Lecturer, S.P.W. Degree College, Kadapa: 2006-2009.
• Research Associate sanctioned by ICMR, New Delhi at Department of Psychology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati: 2002-2005.

Administrative Experience

• Co-ordinator, Department of Psychology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: 2009-11, 2014-18, 2018-20.
• Deputy Warden, Y.V.U. Hostels for Women, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: 2013-2016.
• Coordinator, Women’s Cell, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: 2013-2020.
• Special Officer (Counseling), Y.V.U. Hostels for Women, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: 2017 – Till date.
• Member, Career Guidance & Counseling Cell, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: 2020 – Till date.

Research Projects


• Assessment of cognitive status in the community-dwelling older people: Role of Psychological intervention. Period of the Project: 2020-23 (3 Years), Sponsoring Agency: ICMR, New Delhi. Total Project Outlay: Rs. 16,14,936/-.


• Assessment of Everyday Memory in the aged: An Intervention study. Period of the Project: 2012-15. Sponsoring Agency: University Grants Commission, New Delhi. Total Project Outlay: Rs.7,31,000/-.

Research Students

Ph.D Awarded

Dr. A. Aswartha Reddy | Psychosocial correlates of Memory in the aged: An Intervention Study.

Ph.D Pursuing

• Mr. Lucas Naveen | Disability.
• Mr. B.V. Krishna Dheeraj Kumar | Cognitive ageing.
• Mr. Sai Ganesh | Psychology of Ageing. • Ms. Jhansy Rani | Psychological Interventions.

Achievements / Awards : 05

• National Merit Scholarship for highest marks in Graduation, A.P. Higher Education Board, Hyderabad, 1994-96.
• Sri Venkateswara Award (Young Scientist award) for best paper presentation, Association of Gerontology, Varanasi, 1999.
• T.T.T.I. Award for best Ph.D work, Indian Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP, Chennai), 2003.
• A.P. Scientist award (Social Sciences) for best research, Government of A.P., Amaravathi, 2017.
• Mid-Career Gerontologist Award for best research on Ageing, Association of Gerontology (India), Varanasi, 2019.

Research Publications in National & International Journals : 31

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Number of Book Chapters (National / International) : 10
Number of Books Published (National / International) : 04
Number of Conference / Symposia Organized : 12
Number of Conference / Symposia Attended : 83
Membership in Prestigious Academic Bodies

• Life Member, National Academy of Psychologists, Tirupati.
• Life Member, Association of Gerontology, Varanasi.
• Life Member, Indian Congress Association, Calcutta.

Reviewed Research Papers of Various Scientific Journals


Ph.D. Thesis Adjudication


Adult Development & Ageing, Cognitive ageing, Psycho-social issues.

  • Vemanapuram, Kadapa, Y.S.R Kadapa, A.P., India.
    Zip/Pin Code: 516005

  • +91 9441116421

  • lalitha@yvu.edu.in


What they say?


I am indebted to the faculty of the University, who inculcated scientific temper and research aptitude and I think YVU is a happening place for qualitative research.

Anand Kumar
Ph.D. in Biotechnology

The academic ambience and infrastructure of the University are the hallmarks, I consider myself to be lucky to be here and I foresee a bright future in pursuit of Science.

Shaik Fasiha Begam
M.Sc. in Physics

Yogi Vemana University is certainly a hub for meaningful research activities. Research in social sciences here bears contemporary relevance and addresses societal problems.

Varikunta Sailaja
Ph.D. in English

Yogi Vemana University installed faith in me to explore new avenues in liberal arts which mates us more humane and civilized.

Karanam Saiteja