Bhasker Malu

Lecturer & Assistant Dean ( Academics Affairs)

B. A. (Fergusson College);
M.Sc. ; Ph.D. candidate, CHRIST (Deemed to be University)

Bhasker Malu is a Lecturer at the Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences (JIBS) at O.P. Jindal Global University. He is pursuing his PhD in Social Psychology from CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore. His PhD work focuses on understanding the bi-directionality of race-based discrimination in India, specifically within the northeastern region.

Work Experience

He has previously worked as an Assistant Professor at CHRIST (Deemed to be University) and Salesian College. He has taught courses on Social Psychology, Lifespan Development, Quantitative Research Methods, Abnormal Psychology, and Psychological Experiments at the master’s and undergraduate levels. He is also a TEDx speaker. He has worked in the corporate sector as a senior consultant for UX research at Ernst & Young.


Research Experience

He has published research articles in educational psychology focusing on understanding motivation and its impact on student engagement and academic performance. He has developed an emotional recognition software based on the Indian population. His current research work focuses on racial discrimination and hook-up behaviour in India. He has built three android apps (One Stop Psychology) and written two books for psychology exam preparation – Summarizing Psychology and NTA UGC/JRF Psychology Exam Study Guide.


Journal Publications 

  1. Malu, B., Rajan, S., Jindal, N., Thakur, A., & Raghuram, T. (2022). Perceived Discrimination of Old Settlers in Sikkim. Changing Societies & Personalities, 6(3), 677–691.
  2. Kohli, B., Malu, B., Janarthanan, J. et al. Hook-up culture among young Indian adults in Indian metropolitan cities. Sexuality & Culture (2022).
  3. Rajan Menon, K., Malu, B. & Sinha, C. (2020) Development and Validation of Emotion Recognition Software in the Indian Population. Psychological Studies
  4. Malu, B., & Reddy, J. (2020). Mediating Role of Intrinsic motivation: Needs Satisfaction and Student Engagement of Undergraduate Students. Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology46(2), 176-182
  5. Malu, B., & Reddy, K. J., (2016). Basic Psychological Needs Satisfaction, Academic Performance: Mediating Role of Motivation. International Education and Research Journal, 2(4), 75-78. doi:10.15826/csp.2022.6.3.19