Gulbarga University
Year of establishment:1980-81
Gulbarga - 585 106, Karnataka State - India
Department of P.G. Studies and Research in Psychology
Dr. S.P. Melkeri
Department of P.G. Studies and Research in Psychology
Jnana Ganga, Gulbarga University
Gulbarga - 585 106 Karnataka, India
Tel No.: +91 8472-263278 (O)
+91 8472-263205/06 (Fax)
Tel No.: +91 8472 246888 (R)
+91 9845949935 (Cell)
Date of Birth: 01.09.1959
Academic Qualifications: M.A., Ph.D.


Karnataka University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India.


Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India.

Topic : Person Perception in the Context of Sociocultural Deprivation.


Areas of Specialization

Counselling Psychology, Methodology, OB

Teaching Experience

Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 1987 to 1995


Reader, Department of Psychology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 1995 to 2003


Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 2003 to till date

Administrative Experience
1. Director, SC/ST Cell, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from to
2. Director, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Chair, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from to
3. Chief Warden, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from to
4. Director, Counselling Centre, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from to
Research Guidance

Doctor of Philosophy


Name of the student

Title of the Thesis


1. Sakpal H.S. The Impact of SES on Adjustment, Achievement, Motivation and Personality of Sports Women 2006
2. Uttam Lalappa The Study of Socio-Cultural Deprivation and Level of Achievement Motivation of Sportsmen. 2006
3. Hanumanth Jange The Impact of Socio-Economic Status on the Personality of International Volley Ball Players of India. 2006
4. Rajkumar Malipatil Socio-Psychological Correlation of Aggressive Behaviour, will to win, locus of control and emotional intelligence of the Sportsmen. 2006
5. Sunanda Shantappa To Study the Degree of Stress and Academic Anxiety of the adolescents. 2006
6. Basavaraj Bappan Social Support and Women Empowerment : A Social Cultural and Psychological Study of Self Help Groups 2008

Master of Philosophy


Name of the student

Title of the Thesis


1. Rajakumar P. Malipatil The impact of SES on Locus of control : A Case Study of Hyderabad Karnataka sportsmen and Non-sportsmen 2001
2. Malleshappa P.S. Adjustment and Achievement Motivation of High School Students. 2002
3. Sukanya Patil Attitudes of Doctors and Public towards Medical Profession 2002
4. Vishalakshi H. The Study of Attitudes towards the Mid-Day Meal Program 2003
5. Shreelakshmi K. A Study of Adjustment and Mental Health of Aged 2005
6. Ashok D. Holkar A Study of Attitudes towards Trimester System 2005
7. Chandrakanth S. The Impact of SES on Life Stress, Locus of Control and Adjustment Problems on HIV Positive Patients 2007
Research Projects :


Sl.No. Title of the project Funding Agency Duration

Amount sanctioned

1. Psychological Reactance on atrocities and its compensatory programmers for S.C/S.T. and other Backwards. IASS, GUG 1 year Rs.10,000
Research Publications
1. Bhanamati athwa Pawad: Vandu Manovaijnanika Vishleshane published in Karnataka State Academy Bangalore-1996.
2. Swatantra Swamamahotsva mattu Asprusharu- published in Kayakavani Kannada Monthly Vol.I- 1987.
3. Communalism and harmonizing the social relations in the pluralistic society­published National Academy of Psychology-1995
4. Deprivation and perception of self and others - published in International Conference in Psychology - 1990.
Membership of Professional Organizations
1. Member of National Academy of Psychology
2. Member of Indian Association of Mental Health
3. Member of AOP, Tirupati
List of  Refresher Courses/Summer Institute/Orientation Courses Attended:
1. Attended UGC Refresher course in psychology organized by Bangalore University Bangalore.
2. Attended Refresher Course organised by ASC, Kalicut University, Kalicut
Special Lectures organized/Delivered:
1. Delivered Special Lecture on Psycho-therapy & Counseling.-2003. at. Sangameshwar College Solapur.
2. Delivered Special Lecture on Mental Health -2005 at Sangameshwar College Solapur.
3. Delivered Special Lecture on Role of psychology in police service-2006 Police training organized at Yadgir.
4. Delivered Special Lecture on Counselling & Psychotheraphy at Sangameshwar College, Solapur.
Conferences organized/attended/papers presented
1. Attended UGC Seminar on Population & Environmental Psychology -1989 at Calicat
2. Attended UGC Workshop on Human rights & Education .Dec.-I999 at GUG.
3. Organized one day Seminar on Counseling .-2007 at Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
4. Organized one day Students conference on personality development -2006 at Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.