Year of establishment: 1972

HOD: Dr. Hamsa N, Associate Professor, 

Vision and Mission:

  • To facilitate a comprehensive understanding of human behavior, keeping abreast with the changing dynamics in the field of psychology.
  • To lay foundations that foster a research-based approach.
  • To sensitize students to psycho-social issues in order to catalyze a climate of social responsibility

Courses offered: UG and PG

 The Department of Psychology in collaboration with The Parc : Psychotherapy Advanced Resource Centre, offers a PG Certificate Course in “FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY”. 


  • 7 UG Fully equipped Labs
  • 4 PG Fully equipped Labs

Activities of the Department

  1. Department organizes guest lectures, seminars and workshops are organized for the students pertinent to the subject matter.
  2. Education tours – experiential learning and team building.
  3. Visit to research labs and ‘Brain Museum’
  4. Students are encouraged to attend seminars, workshops and webinars, and intercollegiate competitions.
  5. Students are also encouraged to make presentations in class on subject related topics.
  6. Assessment cell– Personality, IQ, EQ, Aptitude, Interest and well-being.
  7. Counseling and consultation – for students, staff, support staff, parents and organizations.
  8. Awareness drive/programme on social issues
  9. Short films and videos on related subjects
  10. Role plays and skits to explain concepts in psychology
  11. Internships in Industry, Special schools and Hospice and half-way home
  12. Quiz conducted by students.
  13. Annual Newsletter on Psychology is printed.
  14. PG students also participate in a group discussion of current events(related to psychology) once a week for one hour.
  15. PG students also are part of Journal club-reading journal articles and discussion.

Eligibility for the under graduate course:

Students should have completed PUC/ 12th std. from any stream (Arts, Science or Commerce)

Eligibility for the post graduate course( MA Psychology)

Students should have a Bachelors degree with Psychology as a subject.

Credit Course Offered by the Department:

  • Group Therapy
  • Counseling Skills
  • Psycho-social well-being using Multi arts and Play

Industry Linkage:

  • UG Students’ participation in Positive Psychology Unit of NIMHANS
  • UG Students’ involvement in Child Guidance centers and Special schools
  • PG students’ compulsorily internship of 4-6 weeks in Recruitment and Consultancy firms, Counselling Centers, Special schools and Neuro-centers

Research activities:

Teachers are involved in UGC and Management funded Projects


  • A committed Faculty: The Department is proud to have faculty members who are well versed in the subject and at the same time are committed teachers who are available to the students both in and outside class.
  • Excellence in teamwork: The faculty work very well together, at a personal as well as professional level. Moreover, the Department has an excellent relationship with members of all other Departments in the college, nurturing many inter-departmental activities..
  • Experiential learning through projects and field trips are made possible due to commitment of the faculty to University – Industry Interface.
  • Motivated to provide academic excellence; Enthusiastic and approachable; Excellent team workers, Well versed with latest research findings, Empathetic and committed towards students.

Department Fest

Annual intra-department fest is organized, wherein the department newsletter is released, papers are presented and various inter class competitions are held.

Teaching techniques adopted to cater to the diverse student needs

  1. Remedial classes are arranged after college hours. Previous years’ question papers are given to the students, and they are encouraged to answer them. Individual counseling and confidence boosting sessions are given to the students who are underachieving.
  2. Gifted students are encouraged to participate in inter-collegiate competitions, present papers in seminars, participate in department research activities. Academically bright students are encouraged to help the underachievers in academics.

Highlights extension activities

  • Faculty and students are associated with the activities of Positive Psychology Unit of NIMHANS.
  • Personality and IQ assessment are carried out in schools that approach us.
  • Life skills training is given to students in schools that approach us.
  • Headstreams – Students intern in Headstreams, an NGO which work with children from lower economic status for either a 6 month programme or their summer internship.
  • MCC Outreach Programme: Students stay back after college every day from 3 – 4 p.m. to play/ educate the children of construction workers.
  • PG students are part of the counselling and assessment cell which caters to counselling and assessment of college students as well as school children in the neighbourhood.
  • PG students also participate in a group discussion of current events (related to psychology) once a week for one hour.
  • PG students also are part of Journal club-reading journal articles and discussion
  • Students (PG and UG) are guided to present research papers in seminars and conferences.
  • They are encouraged to conduct workshops on personality development and softs skills training of school children.

Course Matrix: UG

I, II SEM (General Psychology) 4 0 2
III, IV SEM (Developmental Psychology) 4 0 2
V AND VI SEM (COMPULSORY PAPER – Industrial Psychology) 3 0 2
V AND VI SEM (OPTIONAL PAPER – Abnormal/ Health/ Educational) 3 0 2

PG: Regular

I SEM: Name of Course L:T:P Credits CIA Marks ESE Total Marks
Personality Theories 4:0:2 444:0:@ 5 30+15 70+35 150
Research Methods in Psychology 4:2:0 5 30+15 70+35 150
BioPsychology-I 4:0:2 5 30+15 70+35 150
Basic Cognitive Processes 3:0:4 5 30+15 70+35 150
School Psychology 2:0:0 1 15 35 50
Sports and Exercise Psychology 2:0:0 1 15 35 50
Soft Skills 2 1 15 35 50
225 525 750
Internship/CDP(Evaluated in IISem)
TOTAL 31 23 23


PG: Specialisation


Paper Title L:T:P Credits CIA Marks ESE Total Marks
Community Psychology 4:0:2 5 30+15 70+35 150
Positive Psychology 4:2:0 5 30+15 70+35 150
Elective-Clinical/Industrial-I 4:0:2 5 30+15 70+35 150
Clinical/Industrial-II 3:0:4 5 30+15 70+35 150
Forensic Psychology 2:0:0 1 25 25 50
Enhancing Psychological Health (Non Psychology students) 2:0:0 1 25 25 50
Soft skills 2:0:0 1 25 25 50
Internship 2 50 50
Total 31 25 225 575 800



Paper Title L:T:P Credits CIA Marks ESE Total Marks
Counselling special groups 4:2:0 5 30+15 70+35 150
Elective-Clinical/Industrial-III 3:0:4 5 30+15 70+35 150
Clinical/Industrial-IV 4:0:0 4 30+15 70+35 100
Project 0:0:4 2 100
Behaviour across life-span(Non Psychology students) 2:0:0 1 15 35 50
Soft skills-Enthreuprenership 2:0:0 1 15 35 50
Project 0:0:4 2 30 35 100
29 20 210 490 700


Department Library (including total number of subject books in the college library):

487 books on General Psychology, Developmental, Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, Health Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Research methodology

Department Newsletters:

  • Annual newsletter – ‘Psych-ed’


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