Mohita Junnarkar



Psychophysiology Laboratory,

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute

of Technology Bombay, Powai.


Contact number: +919819312983

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Educational Qualification:

·         Graduation (2004): B.Sc. with Home Science (Human Development), from the College of Home Science (Nirmala Niketan), Mumbai University with 66% percentage of marks

·         Post Graduation (2006): M.H.Sc. Human Development, from S.N.D.T. Women’s University, Mumbai with 70% percentage marks (GPA, 5.45/6.00)

·         Post Graduation (2007- ongoing): PhD (Psychology) Cognitive Psychology: Eyewitness Memory, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay with CPI 9.12/10.


Professional Certifications:

2007: Diploma in Youth Development by Commonwealth Youth Programme

2006: Certificate course in Guidance and Counseling conducted by PGSR Department of

Human Development, S.N.D.T Women’s University, Mumbai.


Research Interest: Eyewitness Memory, Metamemory, Adolescent Development, Child



Master’s Thesis: Psycho-social Adjustment of Adopted Adolescents.


PhD Thesis: Eyewitness Testimony: Study of Verbal overshadowing, Anxiety, Metamemory

and Personality correlates to improve accuracy of recall.



·         Junnarkar, M. (2007). “Role of NGO’s in Birth Registration of Slum Children in Mumbai: Action Research”. National workshop on Universal Birth Registration, A NGO Government Interface and Interaction, organized by UNICEF and Plan India.

·         Junnarkar, M. (2007). “Psycho-social adjustment of Adopted adolescents”. XVII Annual Conference of the National Academy of Psychology, organized at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

·         Junnarkar, M. & Khan, A. (2010). “Effects of Anxiety, Retention Duration and Recall on Recognition Accuracy of Eyewitness Testimony”. 36th Annual Conference of the Society for Police & Criminal Psychology, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, September 20 – 23rd 2010.



Workshops/ Symposia attended:

·         2006 – “Teachers Make Difference: Early Childhood Education” organized by Barrington Educational Initiative, Switzerland and SNDT Women’s University, Juhu.

·         2006 – “Learning through Play” conducted by Balamandir, Chennai and organized by Indian Association of Preschool Education.

·         2005 - 2 day workshop on “Reactive Attachment Disorder” by Nancy Thomas organized by National Association of Adoptive Families, Bombay.


Summer School/ Winter School:

2009 – Summer School on Crime, Law and Psychology, 2009 held at Prague, Czech Republic from 4th to 11th July 2009.


Awards/ Fellowships


Experience Summary:

Assignments Undertaken:

1. Modified curriculum for math, science and language for Preschoolers (age group 3

to 5 years).

2. Conducted training for franchisee teachers.

3. Developed Child Behavioral Assessment Report to identify delayed developmental

milestones in children. This would enable the teachers to identify children with

developmental delays, help teacher to get a profile of each child at glance and plan

remedial classes for children with special needs.

Assignments Undertaken:

1. Evaluative Study of Sponsorship Programme of NGO in Mumbai. Was responsible

for tool construction, data collection, data analysis and report writing.

2. Action research: Role of NGO’s in birth registration of slum children. Was

responsible for coordination of research project with partner agencies and

commissioned agency, tool construction, data collection, data analysis and report



Professional Affiliations:

Life Membership of Home Science Association of India.

Life Membership of Indian Association of Preschool Education




Dr. Azizuddin Khan

Assistant Professor,

Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences,

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.



Dr. Ravikala Kamath,

Director of PGSR Department (Rtd),

SNDT Women’s University,

Juhu, Mumbai.



Dr. Suja Koshy

Head of the Department,

Human Development,


Juhu, Mumbai.