Joined Pondicherry University as Reader on July, 20th 2009 and later redesignated as Associate Professor on 30th July, 2012. COntinuing as Professor since 30th July, 2015. Completed MA, MPhil and PhD in Psychology from University of Delhi,was a UGC JRF scholar. Worked as Assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, Punjabi University, Patiala for five years before joining Pondicherry University. Odia by nativity.