Mr. Mahesh A Tripathi

Asst. Professor (Psychology)
PhD (Pursuing), MPhil(RCI), MA in Clinical Psychology, DPT&SC, B.A. (Psychology)

Phone No. – 079-68126800, Ext: 309

Email – mahesh.tripathi@rsu.ac.in

Research Area – Investigative, Forensic, Criminal and Legal Psychology

About Mr. Mahesh Tripathi

Mr. Mahesh A. Tripathi, a quick learner who always tries to adapt and apply new concepts and ideas in subject related matters. A work oriented individual who enjoys being engaged in activities which leads to value addition to his skill set. He has a varied experience of 18 years in teaching and industry. He has an M. Phil in Clinical Psychology and pursuing PhD in interdisciplinary areas. He holds a B.A in Psychology and M.A in Clinical Psychology. His ability to adjudge a person, develop a common connection on a core level and comprehension of human emotions pulled him towards the field of psychology. He has always been fascinated by the diversity and subjectivity with which a human psyche operates. The strong and deep rooted cultural values, an accommodating attitude, comprehensive knowledge of his subject and ability to find the rationality behind the emotions helps him to understand the psychology of any individual in a better and constructive manner.

He has contributed in Sweekaar Academy of Rehabilitation Sciences, Secunderabad, M. B. Patel, and Smt. R. D. Shah College, Ahmedabad, as a faculty of psychology. He has also served as a sports psychology to Amateur Soft Tennis Federation of India (ASTFI) and has an experience of working as a consultant psychologist at GEMS Health Care, Hyderabad. His goal is to take psychology as a subject to masses and use it as a tool to generate more self aware and self actualized individuals which will in turn prove to be an asset to our nation. He aspires to apply psychological concepts and create practical approaches which can be utilized to address the current and upcoming challenges in the National Security and Criminal Justice System of our nation.

He has an immense interest and knowledge of working in the areas of crime psychology, police psychology, crime and criminal profiling. He has several research publications in peer reviewed journals and research presentation to his credit in national and international seminar & conferences.

  • Pursuing Ph.D. in interdisciplinary, from Department of Law, Institute of Research & Development, Raksha Shakti University.
  • M. Phil in Clinical Psychology, 2 year (2011-2013) full time, RCI recognized programme from Gujarat Forensic Science, University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat with 63% marks.
  • M. A. in Clinical Psychology, 2 years (1999-2000) full time, from L. D. Arts College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat with 58% marks.
  • Diploma in Psychological Testing, School counseling & Career Guidance, UGC Sponsored Programme one year (2008) full time, from C. U. Shah Arts College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat with “A” Grade.
  • B.P. Ed. (Bachelor in Physical Education), one year (2001) full time, from Gujarat Vidyapith, Shadra, Gandhinagar, Gujarat with 75% marks.
  • B. A. in Psychology, 3 year (1995-1998) full time, from M. B. Patel Rashtrabhasha Arts and Commerce College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, with 58% marks.
Additional Qualifications:
  • Successfully Completed Certificate Course in Forensic Entrepreneurship from Raksha Shakti University, Gandhinagar in November, 2019.
  • Attended one week Faculty Development Programme, from Directorate of Forensic Services, Shimla Hills, Himachal Pradesh, from 25.03.2019 to 30.03.2019.
  • 2 years as a “Counselor” in an NGO, K. H. Jani Charitable Trust on HIV/ AIDS awareness and prevention programme, on “Street Children” (2002 to 2004).
  • 10 years as a “Visiting Lecturer” in M. B. Patel Rashtrabhasha Arts & Commerce College, Ahmedbad, Gujarat. (Dec-2002 to March 2012).
  • 5 months as “Visiting Lecturer” in Psychology and as a Sports In-charge, in Smt. R. D. Shah & V. D. Shah College, Dholka, Ahmedabd, Gujarat (8 July 2010 to 31 Dec 2010).
  • 11 months as “Sports Psychologist” worked for Indian Soft Tennis Team in preparation for 16th Asian Games 2010, held at Guangzhou, China (Jan 2010 to Nov 2010).
  • 9 months as a “Consultant Clinical Psychologist” in GEMS Health Care, Hyderabad (Dec 2013 to Oct 2014).
  • 2 years 11 month as “Assistant professor” in the Institute of Mental Health, Sweekaar Academy of Rehabilitation Sciences” Secunderabad, from 7th Oct, 2014 to 17 August-2016.
  • Working as Assistant Professor of Psychology, School of Forensic Science and Risk Management, Raksha Shakti University, Since Sep-2016.
Positions Held at Raksha Shakti University:
  • Course Coordinator for BSM-I in the year 2018-19.
  • Course Coordinator for first batch MSC Forensic Science for the year 2019-2020.
  • Course Coordinator for MSC Forensic Psychology for the year 2020-2021.
  • Member Secretary of Technical & Commercial scrutiny committee for the purchase of “Poly Ray Kit”.
  • Member Secretary of Technical & Commercial scrutiny committee for the purchase of “Polygraph”.
  • Member Secretary of Technical & Commercial scrutiny committee for the purchase of “Crime Scene Scanner”.
  • Member of several committees in organization of in house programme such Malhaar, Sports day Convocation etc.
  • Member of organizing committee to organize 24th All India Forensic Science Conference, RSU.
  • Member of organizing Committee to organize 1st All India Conference of Police Science, RSU.
  • Manager and Coach of RSU Kabaddi Team (2018), and participated in the All India University Competition at Jhunjhnu, Rajasthan.
  • Member of the committee to represent RSU in Academic Fares 2017 and 2018.
  • Member of Admission committee in the year 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  • Member of organizing committee in Two day Training/Capacity Building Workshop on recognizing the problem of Drug Abuse, “MUKTI” held at National Institute of Occupation health(NIOH) Ahmedabad, on 11-12, March, 2019.
  • Member of organizing committee of National Seminar on “Mob Lynching” at NIOH Auditorium, on 23th Oct 2018.
  • Member of interview panel for the appointment of Assistant professor Psychology.
  • Member of syllabus drafting committee of MSc Forensic Science (MFS) of RSU.
  • Member Secretary of syllabus drafting committee of MA/MSc Forensic Psychology.
  • Member secretary of MA/MSc Forensic Psychology Board of Studies.
  • Received Best paper presentation award in International Conference on Developmental Disability, ICDD-2014, at Calcutta University, West Bengal.
  • Qualified SET examination in Sep-2018 and achieved minimum qualification for the appointment of Assistant Professor.
  • Received an Appreciation Letter from Hon. Director General, RSU for the initiation and successfully organization of “First Kite Festival” in 2018 at Lavad campus.
  • Received an Appreciation Letter from Hon. Director General, RSU for the successfully organization of a 15 days certificate training programme on “Crime Scene Photography” for Rajasthan police.
  • Received an Appreciation Letter from Hon. Director General, RSU for the successfully organization of three day training workshop on “Neurocriminology” in 2018. Paper setter and examiner for many other Universities for the subject psychology.
  • Member of the BPR&D appointed National Committee for development of E-Content in Forensic Science for Police Officers under E-Ustad Scheme.
  • Interpretation and preparation of reports of Personality Profile of 164 CM Security Personnel under the guidance of Dr. S. L.Vaya (Dir, R & D) in 2017.
  • Successfully conducted, Personality Profiling of 600 trainees PSI/IO’s and submitted the reports to ADG, Gujarat Police Academy, Karai, Gandhinagar, in 2018.
  • Member of RSU cricket team since 2016 and participated all Dronacharya Cup and Justice Cup matches.
  • I was founder technical committee member, coach, referee and International player of the Flying Disc Federation of India IFDFI) and conducted 11 Senior National, 5 Junior Nationals, tournaments in various States of India, I served as a Referee and Umpire for Soft Tennis Federation of India (STFI) for more than 8 years.
  • 1997 – Inter College Championship, winner Inter-Zonal Championship, Gujarat University, participation in South- West Zonal Inter University championship at LNIP. Gwalior, M.P. (Handball).
  • 1998- As above, South- West Zonal University championship at Sadra, Gandhinagar. Guj. (Handball).
  • 1998- Participation in 27th Senior National Handball Championship, as Caption for Gujarat State Handball team, Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh.
  • 1999- Inter-Zonal winner, Champion in Gujarat University, (Handball).
  • 1999- Participation in College Athletics Tournament- III place in long Jump event.
  • 2001- Participated in South- West Zonal Inter University Championship, Sadara, Gandhinagar, (Handball), and secure fourth position, qualified and participated in All India University Championship at Kurukshetra University, Haryana.
  • 2000- Attended 238th basic course in Rock Climbing, at Junagad, Gujarat and secured “A” Grade.
  • Appointed as India coach and successfully conducted 2 International camps of Beach Ultimate Championship to participate in Italy.
  • Participated as a Player in 1st Asia Ociana Ultimate Championship at Chineses Tiapai, Tiwan in 2012.
  • Conducted “1st International Soft Tennis Championship” as a referee at Ahmedabad, December 2013.
  • Participated in sports events such as Badminton, Cricket, Volleyball and Cultural events in Gujarat Forensic Science University during the year 2011-2013.
  • Have won Gold Medals for 100 meter running consecutively two years 2019 & 20 organized for the RSU Staff and silver medal in 200 meters in 2020.
  • Participated in several Marathon events (10km) organized by different organizations at Ahmedabad city.
  • Presented paper entitled “CBT and remedial training in adolescent with writing difficulty and emotional problems: A case study ” at International Conference on Developmental Disability, ICDD-2014, at Calcutta University, West Bengal.
  • Presented paper entitled “Depression and suicidal ideation among institutionalized and non institutionalized elders”, organized by Kakatiya University, Warangel, Telnagana, on 24th and 25th March, 2014.
  • Presented paper entitled ““CBT in emotional and behavioural problem with an adopted adolescent girl: A Case Study” conducted by Indian Association of Clinical Psychologist, (IACP) at Ahmedabad, India on February 6th to 8th, 2015.
  • Presented research paper entitled “Effect of simulated stress on psychophysiology to determine deception” at 24th All India Forensic Science Conference, jointly organized by MHA, GOI, Gujarat University and Raksha Shakti University, Ahmedabad, on 10th and 12th Feb, 2018.
  • Presented research paper entitled “Braid Chopping a mass psychogenic illness in Gujarat: A qualitative study” at 24th All India Forensic Science Conference, jointly organized by MHA, GOI, Gujarat University and Raksha Shakti University, Ahmedabad, on 10th and 12th Feb, 2018.
  • Presented research paper entitled “Abuse and feeling of victimization among elders people in Ahmedabad city,” at 7th International Conference on Victim Assistance, organized by O P. Jindal Global University, Delhi, NCR, India, on 26th to 27th Oct-2018.
  • Presented research paper entitled “Victimization of prisoners with unsoundness of mind in criminal justice system ,” at 8th International Conference on Victim Assistance, organized by O. P. Jindal Global University, Delhi, NCR, India, on 21th to 22th Oct-2018.
  • Presented research paper entitled “Changing trends in victimization of acid attacks in India” at the 8th International Conference on Victim Assistance organized by O. P. Jindal Global University, Delhi, NCR, India, on 21th to 22th Oct-2018.
  • Presented research paper entitled “Development of the tests of insanity to determine criminal liability in criminal justice system ” at 1st Annual Conference of International Association of Young Psychologists on “Emerging Trends in Behavioural Sciences” held at O. P. Jindal Global University, Sonepat, Haryana on 16 – 17th January 2020.
  • Presented research paper entitled “Inception of new criterion under sec-84 to determine criminal liability” at 4th International Conference of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV) held at Hotel Pride, Ahmedbad, Gujarat, India, on 30 – 31, January, 2020.
  • Have trained (theoretical and practical) Polygraph technique to the M. Phil Forensic Psychology and other students of Institute of Behvaioral Science, Gujarat Forensic Scinece University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India 18th & 19th Nov-2013.
  • Have delivered invited expert talk as Resource Person on the topic “ Social Skill Training for Psychotic Symptoms” in the Two-Day CRE programme, organized by Sweekaar Academy of Rehabilitation Sciences, Secunderabad, Telangana, on 10th & 11th June-2016.
  • Have delivered invited expert talk on the topic “Personality Disorders and Criminal Behavior” tp the students of MSc in Forensic Science at Parul University, at Vadodara, on 23rd August 2019.
  • Have delivered expert talks as a series of lectures on the topic “Victim Counseling and Medical Examination” in BPR&D sponsored program on “Sexual Crime Against Women” for more than 8 batches of Investigative officers and public prosecutor, at Gujarat Police Academy, in the year 2019-20.
  • Delivered expert talk on the topic “ Case History Taking & Mental State Examination” to the masters internee students at Jyoti Sangh, Ahmedabad, on 23 June 2019.
  • Delivered lecture on “Scope of Psychology” to the bachelor students of Psychology at Rashtrabhasha Arts and Commerce College, Ahmedabad on Feb-2018.
  • Delivered expert talk at Ahmedabad Dordarshan in a programme “Hello Karkirdi” on the topic of Career in Psychology after UG, on 13th Feb-2019.
  • Delivered expert talk on the topic “How to handle stress and anxiety during incarceration” at Palanpur District Jail, Gujarat.
  • Delivered lectures to senior police officers, Army officers, and NSG commando from across the country in the course entitled “Interrogation Techniques” conducted by RSU in collaboration with BPR&D on 24th Feb 2020.
  • Have prepared a “Criminal Profile” of a serial killer of Mumbai on the special request of DG RSU in 2018.
  • Conducted Forensic Interview, LVA and Brain Fingerprinting on 8 suspects from Ahmednagar Police Station, Maharashtra, on the special request of DG, RSU in 2018.
  • Conducted Forensic Interview, LVA and Brain Fingerprinting on 2 suspects (CBI personnel) in a murder of an eyewitness, on especial request of DG, CID Crime Gujarat in 2019.
  • Delivered a lecture on Importance of Personality Profiling in Forensic Psychology to the faculties and students of Edith Cowan University, Australia during their visit to RSU in 2016.
  • Chaired a scientific session on “Forensic Psychology” in 1st All India Conference on Police Science, RSU.
  • Member of Special Investigative Team (SIT) as an expert to deal with Braid Chopping Cases in the State and successfully intervened and controlled within four days of appointment.
Books/ Conference Proceedings/ Monographs
  • “CBT and remedial training in adolescent with writing difficulty and emotional problems: A case study”, M. A. Tripathi & G. Sridevi. (Indian Journal of Developmental Disabilities, Conference Proceedings, ICDD- 2014).
  • “Psychotherapeutic interventions in emotional and behavioural problems with adolescents”, Tripathi, M. A., & Sridevi, G., In B. Vijaya Prasad (eds.), Advances in psychology, mental health, and behavioral studies; Chronic mental illness and the changing scope of intervention strategies, diagnosis, and treatment, (IGI Global, 2017), pp. 321–333.
  • Changing Trends in Victimization of Acid Attacks in India, Mahesh. A. Tripathi, S. S. Tiwari, 8th International Conference on Victimology, at OP Jindal Global University, October 2019. Conference Proceedings.
  • “Inception of new criterion under sec-84 to determine criminal responsibility” Tripathi, M. A. Tripathi A. K. & Tiwari, S. S., (4th International Conference of South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology, 2020) Conference proceedings, pp.35-36.
Refereed Journal Articles/ Magazine
  • “Perceived stress coping strategies in mothers of children with autism and mental retardation”, M. A. Tripathi, G. Sridevi, G. Spandana, & D. Sriveni, International Journal of Social Science (2013), 1, 4, pp. 45-51.
  • “CBT in dhat syndrome & co-morbid conditions”, M. A. Tripathi, G. Sridevi, (International Journal of Scientific and Research Publication, 2014), 4, 9, pp. 1-8.
  • “Depression and suicidal ideation among elders”, M. A. Tripathi, G. Sridevi, & L. Shyam Sunder, Journal of Psychological Research (2015), 10, 2, pp. 267- 276.
  • “Early intensive behavioral intervention: outcome for children with autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder)” Rekha Thyagarajan, Tripathi M. A., (The International Journal of Indian Psychology, 2016), 3, 3, pp. 57-72.
  • “Braid chopping A mass psychogenic illness in Gujarat: A qualitative study”, M. A. Tripathi, Vikas Sahay, Pirojiya, P. P, (The International Journal of Indian Psychology, 2018), 6, 4, pp. 66-74.
  • Course Coordinator of a Training Programme for Rajasthan Police officers on “Preventive and Investigative Photography” course for 12-days in the month of June 2018.
  • Organized three day training workshop on “Neurocriminology” on 7th to 9th Sep-2018.
  • Course Director and resource person for a one week training workshop for police officers, Army officers, and NSG commando from across the country in the course entitled “Interrogation Techniques” conducted by RSU in collaboration with BPR&D on 24th Feb 2020.
  • One day workshop on “Psychological Tests”, at L. D. Arts College, Ahmedabad on 21 Dec. 2006.
  • One day workshop on “Experimental Psychology” at ST. Xavier’s College at Ahmedabad on 8th Oct. 2005.
  • One day work shop on “Counseling Skills” at C. U. Shah Arts College. Ahmedabad on 1st Feb 2009.
  • One day workshop on “Dyslexia” at Ahmedabad conducted by Manas Charitable Trust, Ahmedabad on 10th Jan 2009.
  • National Seminar on “Clinical Neuro-Psychology- Brain- Mind” at Ahmedabad Management Association on Nov 19, 2006.
  • State level seminar on “Health Psychology” Arts & Commerce College Dehgam, Gujarat, 13th Dec, 2008.
  • One day seminar on “Dyslexia” at Kanoria Centre for medical education, Gandhinagar in Mar- 2008.
  • One day Seminar on “Counselling for the Disabled”, at Kanoria, Gandhinagar. Sep 2007.
  • One day Seminar on “Psychological Aspects of Terrorism” Kanoria, Jan, 2009.
  • One day seminar “1st Forensic Psychology Day “Clinical Forensic Psychology” at GFSU, 2012.
  • 2nd Forensic Psychology Day “Forensic Psychology and Techno World“ at GFSU, 2013.
  • Two days training seminar on “Polygraph Machine and Lie Detection Technique” at IBS, GFSU 2012.
  • Participated in 15th APCP, 53rd PEDICON and 5th APCN’s pre conference workshop on “Developmental Pediatric Assessment and Rehabilitation” organized by 15th Asia Pacific Pediatrics (APCP), 53rd Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (PEDICON) and 5th Asia Pacific Congress of pediatric Nursing (APCN) held at International Convention centre, HITEX exhibition centre, Hyderabad on 21st to 24th Jan-2016.
  • One day National seminar of “Intellectual Property Rights” Organized by Institute of Research and Development, RSU, at NIOH Auditorium, NIOH, near Raksha Shakti University, Meghaninagar, Ahmedabad on 12th May 2018.
  • Two day Training/Capacity Building Workshop on recognizing the problem of Drug Abuse, Organized by The Department of Forensic Science & Department of Police Administration and NSS cell of Raksha Shakti University called “MUKTI” at National Institute of Occupation health(NIOH) Ahmedabad on 11-12, March, 2019.
  • One day National seminar on “Mob Lynching” organized by Dept. of Law in collaboration with Dept. of Criminology & Dept. of Police Administration, at NIOH Auditorium, Nr. Raksha Shakti University, Meghaninagar, Ahmedbad, on 23th Oct. 2018.
  • Participated in six days intensive workshop on “Research Methodology and Statistics: Application in Social Sciences” organized by Jnana Prabodhini’s Institute of Psychology, Pune, Maharashtra, 26th June to 1st July 2017.
  • Attended a two day CRE workshop on “Cognitive Training in Brain Injury Patients”, at Gujarat Forensic Science University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, on 1st and 2nd Dec 2017.
  • Participated in the Workshop on “Cyber Security Awareness for Media” organized by RSU on 20th January 2018 at Ahmedabad.
  • Participated in the 24th All India Forensic Science Conference jointly organized by DFSS (MHA), RSU and GU at Ahmedabad from 10th to 12th February, 2018.
  • Participated in the Two-Days International workshop on “Research Methods in Criminology” on 13th & 14th July 2018 at Ahmedabad organized by Department of Criminology, Raksha Shakti University.
  • Attended One-Week Training and certification Programme on “Voice Spectrograph” organized by Chief Forensic officer, ACUSTEK Ltd, Ireland and KAV Engineering Pvt. Ltd. at RSU, Gandhinagar from 6th to 10th March 2019.
  • Attended One-Week Training and certification Programme on “FARO Focus 3D Laser Scanner and FARO Scene Software” organized by K. K. Geosystem Pvt. Ltd. at RSU, Gandhinagar from 6th to 13th May 2019.
  • Attended Two-Days Training and certification Programme on “Amped FIVE and Amped Authenticate, AMPED SRL – Italy” organized by Lab System & Biotech India Pvt. Ltd. at RSU, Gandhinagar from 28th to 29th May 2019.
  • Attended One-Day Training and certification Programme on “Foster + Freeman Forensic CrimeLite 2 Kit” organized by Perceptive Biotech Pvt. Ltd. at RSU, Gandhinagar on 26/06/2019.
  • Attended One-Week Training and certification Programme on “Comparison Microscope” organized by LEEDS Forensic System USA and KAV Engineering Pvt. Ltd. at RSU, Gandhinagar from 9th to 13th July 2019.
  • Attended One-Week Training and certification Programme on “Polygraph” organized by LAFAYETTE, USA & Perceptive Biotech Pvt. Ltd. at RSU, Gandhinagar from 9th to 13th Oct 2019.
  • Participated and Chaired a Technical sessions on “Forensic Psychology” in International Conference on Police Science (ICPS-2019) organized by Raksha Shakti University at Gandhinagar from 6th to 7th September, 2019.
  • One day Seminar on “Fingerprint & its behaviour” by Mr Marcus Leng, Co Founder CFMID Limited and Founder , Asian Dermatoglyphics Research Centre, Malaysia at RSU Auditorium, on 4/02/2020.
  • Life Member of “Indian Association of Clinical Psychologist” (PLM 534/17).
  • Life Member of “Young Psychologist Association”.
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist of Rehabilitation Council of India RCI (CRR-A40365).
  • Have provided Pro Bono psychological services to the students and staff members of RSU.
  • Pro Bono services in forensic case consultancy to CID Crime Gujarat, CBI, and other state police on request.
  • Paid psychological assessment and therapies to private cases.
  • Providing Pro Bono telephonic counseling services to the people in the need due to COVID-19.
  • PG – 05
  • UG – 16