Assistant Professor

Dr Aehsan Ahmad Dar

Department of Psychology


  1. Introductory Psychology
  2. Social and Educational Psychology
  3. Psychology of Personality



Pondicherry University, Puducherry,


Awadhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa,


Barkatullah University, Bhopal,


University of Kashmir,


University of Kashmir,


  • July 2021 – January 2022 – Assistant Professor- Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University, Gurugram, Delhi-NCR, India
  • September 2020 – December 2020 – Lecturer – Govt. Degree College Dooru, Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • April 2016 – March 2017 – Assistant Lecturer – Govt. Degree College, Sumbal Sonawari, Bandipora, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • October 2015 – March 2016 – Teaching Assistant – Govt. Degree College Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • June 2014 – April 2015 – Lecturer – Govt. College for Women MA Road Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • August 2014 – May 2017 – Academic Counsellor- Indra Gandhi National Open University New Delhi, Regional Centre Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Research Interest

  • Trauma and Recovery
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Mental Health
  • Social and Clinical Psychology
  • Risk and Protective Factors
  • Psychological Support Services

Awards & Fellowships

  • Best Researcher Award from Science Father (SHEN Awards 2020 Awards)
  • Research Excellence Award from Institute of Scholars (InSc 2020)
  • Outstanding Research Paper Award from Novel Research Academy (2020)
  • State Eligibility Test (SET) for Assistant Professor (2018)


  • Member, American Psychological Association (APA).
  • Institute of Scholars (InSc)- Life Membership.

Professional Service

  • Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy (APA).
  • Psychology of Violence (APA).
  • Journal of Psychosomatic Research (Elsevier).
  • Journal of Social Psychology Research (Universal Wiser Publisher).
  • American Journal of Applied Psychology (Science Publishing Group).
  • African Educational Research Journal (Net Journals).


  • Dar, A. A., & Deb, S. (2022). Prevalence of trauma among young adults exposed to stressful events of armed conflicts in South Asia: Experiences from Kashmir. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 14(4), 633–641. – (American Psychological Association). Impact Factor: 9.398
  • Deb, S., Kar, S., Deb, S., Biswas, S., Dar, A. A., & Mukherjee, T. (2022). A Cross-Sectional Study on Mental Health of School Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic in India. Data, 7(7), 99. – (MDPI).
  • Dar, A. A., Deb, S., Thomas, S., Dhamodharan, M., Jahan, F., Sumaiya, B., & Gupta, S. (2021). Evidence and Predictors of Resilience among Young Adults Exposed to Traumatic Events of the Armed Conflict in Kashmir. Child and Youth Services – Routledge (Taylor and Francis).
  • Dar, A. A. (2021). The Relationship of Risk and Protective Factors with Mental Health among the Youth in Kashmir. International Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 15(3), 201-206. – (Iranian Association of Psychology).
  • Dar, A. A., & Deb, S. (2021). Mental Health in the Face of Armed Conflict: Experience from Young Adults of Kashmir. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 26(3), 287-297. – Routledge (Taylor and Francis). Impact Factor: 4.775
  • Dar, A. A., & Deb, S. (2020). Psychological Distress among Young Adults Exposed to Armed Conflict in Kashmir. Children and Youth Services Review, 118, 105460. – (Elsevier). Impact Factor: 2.519.
  • Dar, A. A., & Deb, S. (2020). The Volatile Situation in Kashmir and Its Impact on the Mental Health of Common People. In S. Deb, G. Subhalakshmi & K. Chakraborti (Eds), Upholding Justice: Social, Psychological and Legal Perspectives (pp. 152-168) – Routledge (Taylor and Francis). kashmir-impact-mental-health-common-people-aehsan-ahmad-dar-sibnath-deb
  • Dar, A. A., & Wani, M. A. (2017). Optimism, Happiness, and Self-Esteem among University Students. Indian Journal of Positive Psychology, 8(3), 300-304. – (Indian Association of Health, Research and Welfare).
  • Dar, A. A. (2015). Study of Emotional Intelligence with special reference to Emotional Self- Awareness and Assertiveness among Kashmiri Youth. International Journal of Social Science and Language, 4(2), 28-33. – (Print only)
  • “Challenges Faced by The Youth in Kashmir: A Conflict Zone” presented in Youth Global Summit-2022: An International Conference held during 15-17 March 2022 at Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), Sriperumbudhur, India in Association with UN Volunteers – India, Institute of School Based Family Counselling, USA, National Institute of Technology – Uttarakhand, India, and Sponsored by the Council of Social Science Research, Ministry of Education, Government of India.
  • “Impact of Conflict Exposure, Social Support and Background Variables on the Resilience of Young Adults: Kashmir in the Context” presented International Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (IAAP) held during 18-20 February 2021 at Punjabi University Patiala, Punjab, India.
  • “Mental Health among Young Adults Exposed to Armed Conflict in Kashmir” presented in International Conference Indian School Psychology Association (InSPA) held during 05-07 November 2020 at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • “Social Support as a Positive Contributor of Resilience among the Young Adults of Kashmir” presented in International Conference of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP) held during 20-22 December 2019 at Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India.
  • “Stigma and Help-Seeking Behavior: A Dilemma in Kashmir” presented in National Conference of Jammu and Kashmir Science Congress (JKSC) held during 02-04 April 2018 at University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
  • “A Study based on Violation of Child Rights and Their Protection: A Matter of Concern in India” presented in National Conference of School of Law Pondicherry University (SoLPU) held during 02-03 March 2018 at Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India.
  • “Challenges and Opportunities While Carrying out Research in India: A Psychological Perspective” presented in International Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (IAAP) held during 16-18 February 2018 at Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India.
  • Participated in a Five-Day National FDP on “Enhancing Language Teaching with Technology” organized by the Department of English, Holy Cross Home Science College, Thootukudi (April 18 to 22, 2022)
  • Participated in an e-Workshop on Targeting Journals for Publications organized by PharmaState ACADEMY (December 24, 2020).
  • Completed “15 credits of the International Certified Career Coach Programme (Foundation level- 1)” organized by Mindler (September 26 to 27, 2020).
  • Participated in a Workshop on Ethics in Research organized by Pondicherry University, Puducherry (July 06 to 09, 2020).
  • Participated in Wiley Author Webinar Series “Learn to Publish” (June to July 2020).
  • Participated in a Ten-Day research Methodology course for M. Phil./Ph.D./PDF Scholars, organized by Department of Management Studies, Pondicherry University and sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) (March 18 to 27, 2019).
  • Participated in a workshop on Academic Publishing for Quality research: How to Get Published and Avoid Pitfall” jointly organized by Ananda Rangapillai Library, Pondicherry University and Wiley (March 12, 2019).
  • Participated in a One-Day Basic Training Programme on Human Rights jointly organized by Centre for Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy, Centre for Women’s Studies and Centre for European Studies of school of Social Sciences & International Studies, Pondicherry University (March 04, 2019).
  • Participated in a National Workshop on Research Methodology in Social sciences, jointly organized by Association of Indian Universities and Pondicherry University at Pondicherry University (Sept 18 to 24, 2018).
  • Participated in a National Seminar on “The Road Map for Effective Implementation of Rights of Persons with Disability Act 2016”, HEPSN, Pondicherry University (May 17, 2018).
  • Participated in a Symposium on Implementation of Rights of Persons with Disability Act 2016: Role of Stakeholders, HEPSN, Pondicherry University (Feb 07, 2018).
  • Participated in a Three Days’ Workshop on IT Skills for Scholars, organized by UGC- HRDC, Pondicherry University (Feb 01 to 03, 2018).
  • Participated in a Two days Orientation Programme for Academic Counsellors of MA Psychology held at IGNOU Regional Centre, Karnal (Sept 09 to 10, 2016).

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