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Prakat Karki

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DOB: May, 1992

Nationality- Nepalese

Current Address: Koramangala, 560029, Bangalore, INDIA.

Permanent Address: Lalitpur, Ward no-14, Kathmandu, NEPAL



  • Health & Social Sciences Researcher, currently pursuing PhD in Psychology [Google Scholar Profile] [ResearchGate profile]

  • Research Associate at Cognition, Affect and Behavior Lab (CABLab), CHRIST (Deemed to be) University, Bangalore. [Work profile]

  • Research Consultant at The Research Navigator (Founder). 

  • Academic Peer Reviewer for research articles [Web of Science profile]

  • Adjunct Faculty at Department of Psychology, CHRIST (Deemed to be) University, Bangalore (UG & PG levels)

  • Web Developer- Developed and currently manage 3+ websites; expertise on platform, SEO and Google search indexing, social media management: sponsored ads and analytics. 

  • Counsellor (for substance use related issues) with experience of Drug Rehabilitation Centers across India and Nepal (2013-2018), and previously an online counsellor at YourDOST (2016-17). 


  • 2019 - : PhD in Psychology (UGC-SRF), CHRIST (Deemed to be) University, Bangalore, INDIA

  • 2014 - 2016: MSc in Clinical Psychology, CHRIST (Deemed to be) University, Bangalore, INDIA

  • 2011 - 2014: BA in Psychology Honors, CHRIST (Deemed to be) University, Bangalore, INDIA

  • 2008 - 2011: Cambridge University GCE A Levels (for 11th & 12th), GEMS Institute of Higher Education (GIHE), Lalitpur, NEPAL

  • 2008: School Leaving Certificate (SLC) from Galaxy Public School, Kathmandu, NEPAL


  • Karki, P. (2023). Review of "The Hidden Aspects of A Century of Substance Use Policymaking in Iran (Razaghi et al., 2023)". Qeios. Qeios ID: G7S723.  [pdf]

  • Karki, P., Ralte, L., & Tekkethil, A.B. (2022). Profiles of Indian Authors among the Top 100,000 Scientists worldwide on Standardized Citation Metrics. Journal of Information Management, 9(1), 48-58. [pdf]

  • Karki, P., & Rangaswamy, M. (2022). A Review of the Historical Context and Current Research on Cannabis Use in India. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine {pdf]

  • Karki, P. (2021). The year lost to the pandemic: Reviewing the impact of COVID-19 on Education in IndiaArtha Journal of Social Sciences, 20(1), 51-60. [pdf]

  • Karki, P., Chaudhury, S., & Patangia, B. (2020). Academic engagement among college students in Urban Bangalore: Exploring institutional and individual level determinants of academic engagementi-Manager's Journal on Educational Psychology, 14(2), 24-33.  [pdf]

  • Karki, P. (2018). An Analysis of Theories and Practices in Existential PsychotherapyIndian Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45(2), 69-71.  [pdf]

  • Varghese, V., & Karki, P. (2018). An Analysis of Preferred Methods of Teaching and Learning English Language in Bangalore, India. Journal on English Language Teaching, 8(4), 36-48.  [pdf]

  • Karki, P. (2019).Living with Chronic Diseases in India. International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Research, 7(1), 17-21. ISSN: 2348-3156. [pdf]

  • Karki, P., & Sathiyaseelan, A. (2016). Effect of Age and Number of Treatment Periods on Readiness to Quit DrinkingJournal of Asia Pacific Counseling, 6(2).  [pdf]

  • Karki, P. (2015). Motivation to quit and emotional regulation among alcohol dependents in treatment. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 57(5), s79 (Conference Proceedings) [pdf]

  • Karki, P. (2014). Perceived Risks and Benefits of Smoking among Male College Students. The Learning Curve, 3(1), 44-52. ISSN: 2321-7057. [pdf]


  • 2019: Awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) & Assistant Professorship in the University Grant Commission, National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) for December, 2018. Total score: 194 (99.912th percentile, All India Rank [Psychology]: 14)

  • 2016: First rank in M.Sc. Clinical Psychology for 2014-16 (CGPA of 3.62, with First Class).

  • 2010: Country topper in Psychology (Nepal) for Cambridge International AS level examinations (November, 2009).

  • 2014: Third rank in B.A. Psychology Honors for 2011-14 (CGPA of 3.61, with First Class).

  • 2014: First place in National Psychology Paper Presentation Competition at Lady Shi Ram College, University of Delhi, New Delhi in February, 2014. (Title of paper: ‘Perceived risks and benefits of smoking among young adults in college’).

  • 2014First place in Silhouette Paper Presentation Competition, CHRIST (Deemed to be) University, Kengeri, Bangalore in December, 2014. (Title of paper: ‘Perceived risks and stress among male college students; smokers and non-smokers’)

  • 2016: Distinguished International Student of the Semester Award (for securing First class with Distinction in 1st and 3rd semester exams of the M.Sc. Clinical Psychology at CHRIST).

  • 2014-2016: Scholarship in terms of financial aid for BA and MSc courses (from CHRIST Deemed to be University, Bangalore)


  • Internships and collaborations with Substance use treatment and rehabilitation centers in NEPAL (Richmond Fellowship Nepal-RFN) and INDIA (Kripa Revival CenterChemical Addiction Rehabilitation Education (CARE)Hope Foundation) between 2013 and 2018. 

  • Internships and collaborations with mental health institutions and centers in NEPAL and INDIA (Athma Shakti Vidyalaya, Kathmandu Medical College, Teaching Hospital) between 2013 and 2018.

  • Certificate course on 'Understanding and Exploring Epidemiology' (2021) by Pune Knowledge Cluster (PKC), School of Health Sciences, Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), Pune.

  • Certificate course in 'Training in Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS) software' (2012) CHRIST (Deemed to be) University, Bangalore, INDIA.

  • Scientific paper presentation at the 67th Annual National Conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society, Hyderabad, India on 8 – 11th January, 2015 (Title- Motivation to quit and emotional regulation among alcohol dependents in treatment)

  • Scientific paper presentation at National Conference on Stress and Health organized by Maharani Science College for Women, Bangalore, India on 12-13th February, 2015 (Title- Relationship between stress and tobacco use)

  • Organizing committee of workshop for B.Ed. students on topic ‘Development of character strengths among students’, November, 2015, CHRIST (Deemed to be) University, Bangalore, INDIA.

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