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Prof. Sairaj Patki
Assistant Professor - Psychology
Email: sairaj.patki@flame.edu.in
PhD in Psychology from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune; M.A. in Clinical Psychology; S.E.T.

Dr. Sairaj M. Patki has over 10 years of teaching experience including undergraduate and post-graduate courses at various colleges in Pune. Prof. Sairaj teaches the courses Abnormal Psychology and Experimental Psychology.

Sairaj Patki has been a full-time faculty at Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce and Modern College of Arts, Science, and Commerce, and a visiting faculty at the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) (formerly Pune University), SNDT Women’s University, and Fergusson College. He is also an academic counselor, approved guide, and examiner for Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) B.A. and M.A. Psychology programs and serves on the Board of Studies for Psychology for some institutions in Pune.

He has worked as a joint director / co-investigator for an ICSSR Sponsored Research Project titled ‘Emotional intelligence among adolescents: Tool development and enhancement through training and study of correlates’. He is a certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer and has conducted numerous workshops for schools, colleges, and organizations including Reliance Industries Ltd., CID Office, Bajaj Auto, Modern Institute of Business Management, MIT Shillong, Pune People’s Co-op Bank. He has also served as an observer on the FTII admission panels.

Prof. Sairaj’s research interests lie in the areas of psychological effects of social media and AI, emotional intelligence, and organizational citizenship behavior. He has guided over 20 post-graduate research dissertations and has been a research consultant to Shantilal Muttha Foundation, NEALife, and individual master’s and doctoral students.

He is also passionately involved in photography, cinematography, cooking, designing, and aero-modeling.


Journal articles

AY 2020-2021

  • Shah, S.S., Patki, S.M. (2020). Getting traditionally rooted Indian leadership to embrace digital leadership: Challenges and way forward with reference to LMX. Leadersh Educ Personal Interdiscip J 2, 29–40. https://doi.org/10.1365/s42681-020-00013-2

AY 2019-2020

  • Rajankar, P., & Patki, S. M. (2019). Eat well: smart intervention plan for bulimia in the Indian context. Journal of Psychosocial Research, 14(2), 335-344. DOI:10.32381/JPR.2019.14.02.11

AY 2017-18

  • Sastry, A., & Patki, S. M. (2018). Gender differences in personality, motivation and the tendency to follow social networking trends among Indian millennials. Journal of Psychosocial Research, 13(2), 369-380.

  • Pimple, J., Sharma, R., & Patki, S. M. (2018). Stress indicators among college students: A correlational study of family environment and drinking temptation. Stress Management Professional: An International Journal, 6(1), 31-35.

  • Patki, S. M. (2018). Who will leave greener footprints? Materialistic values, motivation and pro-environmental behaviors among college students. Journal of Psychosocial Research, 13(1), 121-129.

AY 2016-17

  • Autade, S., & Patki, S. M. (2016). Reducing sexism among teenagers through a gender-sensitization module. International Journal of Indian Psychology, 4(1), 146-147.

  • Patki, S. M., & Abhyankar, S. C. (2016). Extending hierarchical regression analysis to achieve control and moderation simultaneously. International Journal of Psychological Research, 5(2), 104-107.

  • Patki, S. M. (2016). Sex-related differences in hue discrimination: A computer-based experimental study. Journal of Contemporary Psychological Research, 3(2), 8-12.

  • Kulkarni, N., & Patki, S. M. (2017). A study of emotional intelligence, experienced bullying and psychological well-being among secondary school students from boarding schools. International Journal of Indian Psychology, 3(4), 12-27.

AY 2015-16

  • Patki, S. M. (2016). Perceived social support and psychological well-being among teenagers: The role of gender and optimism. Indian Journal of Health & Wellbeing, 7(7), 691-694.

  • Jhaveri, S. S., & Patki, S. M. (2016). Locus of control, peer influence on dieting, media exposure and body image satisfaction in young adults. Indian Journal of Health and Wellbeing, 7(4), 369-372.

  • Patki, S. M., & Abhyankar, S. C. (2016). Big-five personality factors as predictors of organizational citizenship behavior: A complex interplay. The International Journal of Indian Psychology, 3(2), 136-146.

AY 2014-15

  • Patki, S. M., & Abhyankar, S. C. (2014). Citizenship behaviors directed towards individuals and the organization: A study among bank clerical employees. Indian Journal of Positive Psychology, 5(3), 322-324.

AY 2011-12

  • Patki, S.M. (2012). A psychological analysis of consumer-brand relationship in determining consumer loyalty. International Journal of Engineering, Science and Research, 101-103.

  • Patki, S. M. (2012). Demographic ageing: Turning liability into asset. Proceedings of the UGC Sponsored National Dandekar memorial Seminar on Inclusive Growth, 43-47.  ISBN 978-81-921046-0-7


AY 2019-2020

  • Patki, S. M., Namjoshi, S. (2020). Hashtag illness: Illness beliefs and behaviours in the context of social media. In Srivastava, S. K. & K. Sharma (Eds.), Health care challenges in India: Psycho-social perspectives (pp. 230-245). Global Vision Publishing House.

AY 2018-2019

  • Kulkarni, N., & Patki, S. M. (2019). Fostering students’ psychological well-being amidst the threat of bullying: Emotional intelligence may hold the key. In Barton, G. & S. Garvis (Eds.), Compassion and empathy in educational contexts (pp. 97-117). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

AY 2017-2018

  • Patki, S. M. (2017). Perceived social support, degree of internet addiction and psychological wellbeing among urban teenagers. In Upadhyay, D. K. & A. Manju (Eds.), Youth, mental health, well-being and development issues (pp. 46-62). Bharti Publications.


AY 2021-22

  • Panelist for a joint seminar by the University of Sydney and FLAME University on “The Future of the University”, to be held on 8th June 2022

  • Pujary, A., & Patki, S. M. (2022). Susceptibility and emotional reaction to climate-related fake news on social media across age: A cross-sectional study from India. Oral presentation at 4th Annual Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia, University of Buffalo, SUNY, U.S.A.

  • Ahuja, E., & Patki, S. M. (2022). Face-to-face and Online Modes of Therapy: Through the Lens of Indian Counsellors. Oral presentation at National Academy of Psychology (NAOP), IIT Bombay, India

  • Patki, S. M., & Das, R. (2021). Human Communication in the context of ai-based messaging: Algorithm for a global language? Oral presentation at International Congress of Psychology (ICP), Prague, CZ.

AY 2018-19

  • Rajankar, P., & Patki, S. M. (2018). Online counselling: A contemporary intervention for bulimia. Oral presentation at 4th International Conference of Indian Association of Health Psychology (IAHP), Nashik.

AY 2017-18

  • Sastry, A., & Patki, S. M. (2018). Sheep in the web: Personality, social conformity, motivation and tendency to follow social networking trends among millennials. Oral presentation at 27th Annual Conference of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP), IIT Kharagpur.

AY 2015-16

  • Patki, S. M. (2015). Perceived Social Support, Internet Addiction and Psychological Well-being among Urban Teenagers. Oral presentation at 8th IGU India International Conference on Urban Health and Wellbeing, SNDT Women’s University, Pune.

  • Patki, S. M. (2015). Big Five Personality Factors as Predictors of Organizational Citizenship Behaviour: A Complex Relationship. Oral presentation at Centenary Conference on Psychology, Calcutta University, Kolkata.

AY 2014-15

  • Patki, S. M. (2015). A Computer-based Psychological Experimental Study on Gender-differences in Hue-discrimination. Poster presentation at the International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technology for Enhancing Quality of Science Education, Pune.

AY 2014-15

  • Patki, S. M. (2014). Optimism, Perceived Social Support, and Psychological Well-being Among Teenage Boys and Girls. Oral presentation at UGC sponsored National Seminar on ‘Health and Well-being’ at Symbiosis College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune.

AY 2011-12

  • Patki, S. M. (2012). A Psychological Analysis of Consumer-Brand Relationship in Determining Consumer Loyalty. Oral presentation at International Conference on ‘Customer Satisfaction to Achieve Customer Loyalty’ at MIT College of Engineering’s Centre for Management Studies and Research, Pune.

  • Patki, S. M. (2012). Demographic Ageing: Turning Liability into Asset. Oral presentation at UGC Sponsored National Dandekar memorial Seminar on Inclusive Growth, at Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce, Pune.

AY 2010-11

  • Patki, S. M. (2011). Neuroticism, Locus of Control, and Coping Strategies in M.Sc. Students. Oral presentation at International Conference of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (IAAP), Mysore.


AY 2020-21

AY 2015-16

  • Patki, S. M., & Abhyankar, S. C. (2016). Personality, perceived leadership style, hrd climate, perceived social support and organizational citizenship behavior in bank clerical employees. Abstract published in Manashastra Patrika of the Marathi Manashastra Parishad, issue 24-25, ISSN 2394-4730.


Joint director / co-investigator for an ICSSR Sponsored Research Project titled ‘Emotional intelligence among adolescents: Tool development and enhancement through training and study of correlates’ conducted at Modern College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Shivajinagar, Pune (Dec. 2015 – Dec. 2017).