Dr. P Udhayakumar

  • Dr.P.Udhayakumar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work, School of Social Sciences, Central University of Tamil Nadu, India. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Master’s Degree in Social Work from Urumu Dhanalakshmi College and Ph. D in Social Work from Bharathidasan University. Dr. P. Udhayakumar is passionate about working and researching in the field of mental health. He has extensively contributed to the literature of social work practice in mental health through his publication, convening programmes and establishing research networks. His other research interests are in the field of gerontological social work, strengths based social work, Spirituality and health. He worked with many NGO’s as a Social Worker. Dr.P.Udhayakumar values his prolonged engagement with Counselling Services, particularly as a Student Counsellor, NSS Programme Officer and most recently, as a member of District Level Inspection Committee of District Child Protection Unit, Thiruvarur.

  • Mental Health, Strength Based Social Work, Ageing & Social Work, Spirituality and Social Work, Psychiatric Social Work
  • Udhayakumar, P., and Ilango, P. (2015). Spirituality and Wellbeing among the Older Persons. The 2nd International Social Work Conference (Conference Proceedings), Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia Cataloging- in- Publication: Malaysia, Pp. 153 – 164.
  • Ilango, P. and Udhayakumar, P (2015). Gerontological Mental Health in India. In: Mental Health and Ageing: Global Perspective, Nova Science Publishers, Inc.: Hauppauge, New York.
  • Ilango, P., and Udhayakumar, P. (2013). Mental Health and Wellbeing among Older Persons: Gerontological Social Work Perspectives. In: Social Work and Mental Health- Areas of Practice, Challenges and Way Forward, Sage Publishers, New Delhi, India, Pp. 164-175.
  • Udhayakumar, P. and Ilango, P. (2012). Quality of Informal Care received by Elderly in Tiruchirappalli. Indian Journal of Gerontology, Vol. 26(4), Pp. 513-523, 2012.
  • Udhayaumar, P., Ilango, P., and Siji Mary Koshy (2014). Emotional Intelligence among the Employees working in Industries. International Journal of Applied Management Research, Vol.6 (Special Issue), Pp. 372-374.
  • Ph.D., Social Work, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli; 2014.
  • M. Phil in Social Work, Bharathidasan University, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli; 2008.
  • Master of Social Work, Urumu Dhanalakshmi College, Tiruchirappalli; 2006.
  • B.Sc Physics, Bishop Heber College, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli; 2003.


  • Assistant Professor, Central University of TamilNadu, Thiruvarur

    June 2016 - Till Date

  • Student Counsellor, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur,

    August 2015 - Till date.

  • NSS Programme Officer, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur

    November 2016 - Till Date

  • Guest Faculty, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur

    May 2014 - July 2014.

  • Guest Faculty, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli

    July 2009 - April 2011.

  • Lecturer, Department of Social Work, Urumu Dhanalakshmi College, Tiruchirappalli

    May 2006 - July 2008.

  • Project Manager, Society for Regardless Individuals Trust, Namakkal

    July 2009 - April 2011.