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Dr Ketoki Mazumdar

Assistant Professor , Mumbai campus

Centre for Human Ecology , School of Human Ecology

M.Sc. Clinical Psychology (University of Calcutta),
M.Phil. Social Sciences (TISS),
Ph.D. Social Sciences(TISS)

Dr. Ketoki Mazumdar is an Assistant Professor at the School of Human Ecology (SHE) at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

She pursued Psychology (Hons.) from the University of Calcutta and then went on to complete her Masters in Applied Psychology from University of Calcutta. She has completed her M.Phil and PhD in Psychology from theTata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. 

She has worked with clients ranging from children, adolescents, young adults, and adults as part of her clinical work. Additionally, she has received trainings to become a Peri-natal Mental Healh Expert from Post-Partum Support International and a Self-compassion informed psychotherapist. 

Dr. Mazumdar also has been part of exchange programmes with NTNU, Trondheim, Norway which has led her to have strong foundations in the field of cross-cultural psychology. She is a member of several international and national organisations, like American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association's (APA) Division 52: International Psychology, International Marce Society for Perinatal Mental Health, Post-partum Support International, National Association Of Psychology, Society for Study of Emerging Adulthood, International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology.


 As a Mental Health Professional, Dr. Mazumdar's primary research interest lie broadly in the fields of Clinical Psychology,  Social psychology and Positive Psychology. 

Dr. Mazumdar has been actively involved in research for the last 10 years and has been a part of various independant, team and community based research projects. She has had the opporutnity to  present her research work at various National and International conferences. She is also a recipient of various national awards such as the "40th Anniversary Fund Scholarship" to attend the International Marcé Biennial Conference 2020 hosted by University of Iowa, McGill University Scholarship to attend Summer School at Division of Social and Transcultural Psychology, Mc Gill University. She was also recipient of ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship for her PhD research. She has also won the best poster and platform presentation awards as well, both at the national and international levels.

Her research interests center on understanding how people create a life worth living, and seeking ways to help people flourish and achieve well-being. She is particularly interested in how people develop a sense of purpose and meaning regarding their lives, and how they bring that purpose and meaning to their work and their relationships.

She is currently keenly working in the field of maternal mental health.

She is also interested in developing a deeper understanding of the concerns of adolescents and youth, especially the emerging adulthood phase of an individual's lifespan. 

Qualitative and mixed methodologies are my forte. 

  • Maternal Mental Health - Peri and Post-natal concerns
  • Positive Psychology : Meaning in life, Meaningful work, Well-being
  • Cross-cultural Psychology
  •  Emerging and young adulthood mental health and well-being
  • Self-compassion and mindfulness



Active Projects: 

Principal Investigator: "The Invisible Frontline Workers: A Mixed Methods Study on Mothering through the Pandemic”

Start of Project: September 2020

Status: Ongoing

Funding status: Fully funded by TISS Research Council




AP5 Understanding Psychopathology - I

AP7 Preparation for Clinical and Counseling Field Practice

AP8 Understanding Psychopathology - II

AP 11 Fieldwork Practice

AP17 Qualitative Data Analysis

M.A. Thesis Guidance

Supervision of Fieldwork Practice




Email: ketoki.mazumdar[at]tiss[dot]edu

School of Human Ecology,

Prof MS Gore Block,#501

TISS, Naoroji Campus, Deonar Farm Road,

Mumbai - 400088.

Tel: +91-22-25525350