Prof. S. M. Khan

    M.Sc. (Statistics), M.A. (Psychology), Ph.D. (Psychology)




    Psycho-physiological Assessment, Statistics, Data Analytics, Research Methodology, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management


    H.No. 4/275 Firdaus Nagar, Qila Road - 2, Aligarh - 202001 (India)





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Dr. S.M. Khan holds the position of Professor in the Psychology Department at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in India. His academic background includes Masters’ degree in Statistics & Psychology from AMU and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Lucknow. Prior to his tenure at AMU, Dr. Khan served as an officer at the Research Designs and Standards Organization, the sole R&D body of the Indian Railways, with postings in Lucknow, Kolkata, and Mumbai. In this role, he oversaw the selection of safety personnel for the Indian Railways through aptitude assessments and conducted research on human error in train operations.

Throughout his career, Prof. Khan has amassed over three decades of research expertise in applied psychology, along with more than 19 years of teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has contributed to 39 research projects for the Indian Railways as a team member. Additionally, Prof. Khan is the author of two books and has co-authored, authored, and contributed to 59 research papers in national and international journals. He has also played a pivotal role in developing, standardizing, and publishing 25 aptitude tests and scales. Under his guidance, 11 PhD candidates have successfully defended their theses, with one awaiting evaluation and one currently in progress. Moreover, he has supervised the completion of 85 dissertations for the attainment of master's degrees and/or postgraduate diplomas. Prof. Khan serves as a program counselor for various courses at IGNOU and the Center for Online Distance Education.

The academic engagements of Prof. Khan extend to various capacities, such as organizer, keynote speaker, teacher-educator, editor and author in numerous national and international seminars, conferences, and workshops. Notably, he has conducted several workshops on online learning & teaching as well as data analytics for industries, organizations, and universities. With a wealth of expertise, Prof. Khan has been invited to speak at over 140+ Research Methodology workshops sponsored by the ICSSR and affiliated institutions/universities in India. He also holds a membership in the university's Innovation Council and serves as a Managing Editor and member of the Editorial Board & Review Committee for four national/international journals.

Prof. Khan's proficiencies encompass the development of research methodology, data analysis, and draw meaningful conclusions from it. Currently, his research focuses on areas including psycho-physiological assessment, statistics, research methods, industrial psychology, organizational behavior, and human resource management.

  1. Development and Standardization of Academic Buoyancy Scale, Manas Psycho, New Delhi. 2020
  2. Mental Chronometry and Cognitive Efficiency through Discrimination Reaction Test for Acquired Reflexes – Case of Loco Pilots of Western Railway, International Journal of Social Sciences & Management, Vol. 2(2), PP 102-103. 2019. ISSN:2091-2986
  3. Impact of Resonate on Galvanic Skin Resistance: Biofeedback Approach. International Journal of Advance and Innovative Research. Volume 6, Issue 2 (X), 50-55. 2019. ISSN 2394 -7780.
  4. Assessing Noise Sensitivity on Psycho-physiological Parameters. 2019,
  5. Laterality and accident proneness: A study of locomotive drivers. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain, & Cognition, 11:5, 395-404. 2006. (Psychology Press, DOI: 10.1080/13576500500457458)
  1. Innovation Scale – Manas Psycho, New Delhi. 2018.

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  2. High Performance Work System Scale (HPWS) – Agra Psychological Research Cell (APRC) Agra. 2020.


  3. Shaping outcome of Need Satisfaction on Commitment – A case of Indian Railways, Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research (PJPR),Vol. 20, No.1-2, PP 25-39. 2005. ISSN: 1016-0664.