Dr.Janetius is an Indian psychologist and a multidisciplinary researcher. In the last two decades, he has worked in the Philippines, in Africa, in India and for a short stint in Australia, teaching, training and leading people from various segments and nations. After completing his graduate studies in Liberal Arts with Majors in Philosophy, Psychology and Indian Culture, he opted for psychology rather than pursuing his career in Philosophy. Recipient of Germany scholarship, he completed his Masters in Guidance and Counseling and completed his doctorate from the reputed De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines, studying the health concepts and traditional healing practices of the indigenous Cordillera people in the Philippines, popularly known as Igorots in the Northern part of Luzon Island. He possesses very good multidisciplinary and multicultural orientation with strong qualitative research skills. A high-tech savvy, he is up-to-date with the current developments in the field and profession and, has created and developed many creative and innovative counseling and teaching-learning models. Added to that, he has created a very innovative syllabus for psychology with field-based learning, practicum, and internship as key elements. Well-versed in different approaches to mental health, environment and health concern, counseling theories and principles, he prefers transpersonal and phenomenological approach as his favorite. He is a strong advocate of culture-specific education and a strong critic of universal application of theories. Recipient of two major projects from the Indian government agencies in the last decade.Currently, he is a Professor of Psychology at Jain University, Bangalore.
Dr. Janetius research interests are centred on multiple areas: aptitude and career choice among college students, culture-specific Psychology, Art, Culture, and Psychology, integrating Indigenous knowledge and traditional wisdom, existential struggles of marginalised groups are some of his present research interests