Ms. Palakshi Sarmah

Palakshi Sarmah

Assistant Professor


Palakshi Sarmah is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology at Girijananda Chowdhury University. She established the department and developed the curriculum after joining in May 2023. Palakshi imparts her expertise in Cognitive Psychology, Positive Psychology, Organization Behavior, and Social Psychology.

Her intellectual pursuits transcend beyond the classroom walls as she delves actively into research fields that highlight the human experience. Her interests include happiness, positive psychology interventions, character development, life skills, and sustainable development goals. Her skills extend to cutting-edge techniques such as eye-tracking and studying thought and behavior suppression.

She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at the prestigious IIT Kharagpur. She is a proud recipient of the Gold medal for her M.Sc. (Psychology) studies at Sikkim University in 2018. Furthermore, Palakshi was awarded the NET-JRF in 2017. Prior to this, she earned her B.Sc. at SikkimUniversity in 2016.

Beyond her academic accolades, Palakshi's natural compassion manifests through her dedication to counseling sessions, providing solace and guidance to those in need. She devotedly invests her time and effort in various NGOs and volunteer organizations, helping improve society. She also travels, fosters animals and birds, dances, and swims. She aspires to continuously evolve as an individual, striving to make meaningful contributions to the betterment of society in every conceivable manner.


  • Bachelor of science in PSYCHOLOGY 2016SIKKIM UNIVERSITY
  • Master of science in PSYCHOLOGY 2018 SIKKIM UNIVERSITY


  • • 2020: Maheshwari, S., Tuladhar, V., Roy, S., Sarmah, P., Rai, K., & Thargay, T. Do mindsets help in controlling eye gaze? A study to explore the effect of abstract and concrete mindsets on eye movements control. The Journal of General Psychology, 149(2), 258-277
  • • 2022: Maheshwari, S., Tuladhar, V., Thargay, T., Sarmah, P., Sarmah, P., & Rai, K. Do our eyes mirror our thought patterns? A study on the influence of convergent and divergent thinking on eye movement. Psychological Research, 86(3), 746-756
  • • Sarmah, P., Maheshwari, S., Tuladhar, V., Roy, S. Thought and Behavior Suppression: How Good are we in Controlling our Thoughts and Behaviors, Discretely and Simultaneously?
  • • Sarmah, P., Suar, D., & Patnaik, P. What is Good Life and How Do Individuals Attain It? Meaning of Happiness, Its Assessment, and Pathways
  • • Sarmah, P., Suar, D., & Patnaik, P. Sustainable development indicators and happiness across nations
  • • Sarmah, P., Suar, D., & Patnaik, P. Impact of yoga and gratitude interventions on the happiness of women

Award, Fellowship & Recognition

  • Awarded UGC NET-JRF (2017) with 71.43%
  • Awarded Gold Medal for securing 1st position in Master of Science