Department of Psychology

About Department of Psychology


Since its inception in 1959 at the Chandigarh campus, the faculty of the department has contributed immensely to the field of psychology. The department of psychology has a multidimensional image in terms of excellent research and teaching and has been a leader in the region. The faculty has attained international recognition and the alumni have excelled as professionals in different parts of the world. The balance between pure and applied research has given the department a rare profile. Major areas of research are Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Counseling, Health Psychology. Organizational Psychology, Mental Training, Sports Psychology, Positive Psychology and Media Psychology,

The faculty has published extensively in the form of books, articles, reviews, perspectives and research papers in reputed journals. Some of the faculty members have been on the editorial boards of the reputed international journals and have been actively involved in guiding research students on varied topics. The department offers teaching and research programs for M.A., Post M.A. Diploma in Professional counseling and psychotherapy and Ph.D. at the masters level a wide spectrum of courses spread over a period of four semesters are offered in order to equip the students to pursue specialization in areas of their interest.

Course curriculum has both academic as well as societal relevance and incorporates contemporary debates. Some of the courses are compulsory courses. The department aimed at providing strong theoretical and methodological base while others are optional courses.

The department offers Dissertation (compulsory) to the students of MA 4th semester to equip and strengthen their research ability. There is a research scholars room for study and research. The class rooms and the laboratory set up carry a very good ambiance for academic enhncement as they have been renovated with projectors, display boards and tiled floors.

The department emphasizes on providing comfortable environment conducive to academic growth and academic expression, good infrastructure to the students and faculty members


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