South Calcutta Girls' College

Affiliated to University of Calcutta | B++ Accredited (NAAC)

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Psychology

Overview

The department of psychology has started undergraduate general course in the year 2006 and in 2016 undergraduate honours course was introduced. Besides, the department also runs counselling programme jointly with the counselling cell of the college. Presently this department is contended with 4 teaching faculties as well as an academic counsellor and 1 non-teaching faculty member who look after the departmental laboratory. Most of the faculties of this esteemed department have ample research experiences as they holdup with doctorate degree as well as publications in various national and international peer reviewed journals. The faculties also possess with many years of teaching experiences. The student strength of this department is 17 which include both general and reserved categories.

List Of Faculty in Psychology Department


Name Qualification Designation Details
Dr. Partha Malakar M.Sc, Ph.D Assistant Professor View
Dr. Debanjali Pal Chowdhury M.A., Ph. D State Aided College Teacher View
Dr. Debangana Chakraborty M.A. State Aided College Teacher View
Annesha Ganguli M.A. State Aided College Teacher View

Teaching –Learning

The teaching learning activities of this department is running through the various aids such as- lectures, practicals, audio-visual presentations, group discussions etc.

Capacity Building

The different activities which possibly strengthen the Department are as follows :-

  • UGC funded Interdisciplinary Project “Not Ours Not Theirs: Anglo-Indian Community in India from the middle of the 18th century to 20th century” in the session 2011-2012.
  • UGC funded Interdisciplinary Project “Man and Nature” in the session 2016-2017.
  • A Presentation was organised on February 2016 on “Soft Skill Training in Counselling” along with the Department of Education.
  • Dr. Partha Malakar and Dr. Debangana Chakraborty attended Workshop on CBCS at the Bijoy Krishna Girls’ College on 6th December 2017 on Memory.
  • Intelligence Assessment Program was conducted by Dr. Partha Malakar on 13TH October 2018.
  • Dr. Partha Malakar, Dr. Debangana Chakraborty and Annesha Ganguli attended the workshop on CBCS Semester 2 at Asutosh College on 16th and 23rd February 2019.
  • Dr. Debanjali Pal Choudhury, Dr. Debangana Chakraborty and Annesha Ganguli attended the workshop on CBCS Semester 3 at Loreto College on 26th and 27th July 2019.
  • Dr. Partha Malakar attended a NAAC sponsored National Seminar on Opportunities and Challenges: The Role of IQAC in Governance, Leadership and Management organised by IQAC at Bijoy Krishna Girls’ College on 18th September,2019.

Out-come/Scope

Scope of psychology is wide open. To be a psychologist, one needs to have at least masters in either Psychology or Applied Psychology. Thereafter, to be designated as Clinical Psychologist, candidates need to have Mphil in Clinical Psychology from the RCI approved Institutions. Besides, this subject also offers Ph.D. in its various sub fields. Higher qualifications are almost desirable for successful perusal of activities in various Teaching, Research, Clinical and Industrial fields.

Course offered

  1. Undergraduate Honours course
  2. Undergraduate General course.

Research

Data collections by departmental students on “Happiness Economics” jointly with the department of Economics on the basis of the questionnaire prepared by Dr. Partha Malakar and Dr. Tanima Nyogi Sinha Roy.

Events

The following events had been conducted by the Department of Psychology since 2016 :-

  • A Presentation was organised on September 2016 on “World Suicide Prevention Day” along with the Counselling Cell.
  • Students’ Seminar was conducted on 7 th December 2017, by the First Year Honours Students of the Department of Psychology. The Power Point Presentation was on the topics Motivation and Learning.
  • Wall Magazine and Poster Presentation conducted by First Year Students on 21st October 2017, on the topics Learning and Physiological Psychology.
  • Students’ Seminar was conducted on 3 rd October 2018, by Third Year Students on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
  • Students’ Seminar was conducted on 11th April, 2019 by the First Year Honours Students Semester(2) on Intelligence and Personality.
  • Presentation and Discussion on Stress Management by Clinical Psychologist, Health and family Welfare Department (West Bengal) on 27th February 2019. Speaker: Devika Sengupta.
  • A Presentation on World Mental Health Day was held on 25th April 2019 in collaboration with the Counselling Cell.
  • Poster Presentation and Competition was conducted by Second Year Honours Students on 16th April 2019 on the topics Variables and Problem and Hypothesis.
  • Poster Presentation and Competition was organised in collaboration with Counselling Cell on 4th September 2019 on Mental Health Day.

Activities

Department of Psychology organised a student seminar on “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder” on 3rd October, 2018. Mrs. Debika Sengupta, Clinical Psychologist, Pavlov Hospital, West Bengal gave a presentation on “Stress Management” on 27th February, 2019.

Psycho Social Well being in Pandemic condition (COVID-19) Date and Time: 12.05.2020 from 4p.m. onwards Organized by: Department of Psychology and Counselling Cell Speaker: Eminent psychiatrist Dr. Rima Mukherjee, Founder Director, Crystal Minds

Department of Psychology along with the Counselling cell conducted an IQAC promoted webinar entitled- Psycho Social Well being in Pandemic condition (COVID-19) on 12th May, 2020 from 4 p.m. onwards. The speaker of this program was an eminent psychiatrist Dr. Rima Mukherjee who is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Founder Director of Crystal Minds. Faculty members of this college and other colleges along with students from various departments of this college had participated in this program. The purpose of organising this program was to provide us with the experts view regarding management of various psychological issues that are resulting during this pandemic situation of COVID-19. Participants shared an enrichment of their experiences after attending this fabulous program.

Seminar/lecture on personality theories: wings of discourse and challenges Date and Time: 01.11.2019 from 12p.m. onwards Organized by: Department of Psychology Speaker: Prof. (retd.) Sadhan Dasgupta, Department of Applied Psychology, University of Calcutta

Department of Psychology conducted a lecture/seminar on personality theories: wings of discourse and challenges on 1st November, 2019 from 12 p.m. onwards. The speaker of this program was Sadhan Dasgupta who is a retired professor of Department of Applied Psychology, University of Calcutta. Faculty members and departmental students of both Honours and General courses had participated in this program. The purpose of organizing this program was to provide an enriched knowledge about the theories of Personality which is actually the core concept of Psychology. Participants reported that the presentation was very organized, comprehensive as well as beneficial in terms of development of sound knowledge.

Interdisciplinary Poster Presentation Competition and Power-Point Presentation Competition as part of the celebration of World Mental Health Day Dates and Time: 11.09.2020 & 25.09.2020 from 12:00p.m. onwards Organized by: Department of Psychology and Counselling Cell

Department of Psychology along with the Counselling Cell organized an Interdisciplinary Poster Presentation Competition and Power-Point Presentation Competition as a part of the celebration of the World Mental Health Day on 11th September, 2019 and 25th September, 2019 from 12:00p.m. onwards. Students, both Honours and General from all the departments of the college participated in this program. The purpose for organising this program was to create an awareness regarding the importance of a sound Mental Health among the students as well as the faculty members of all the departments of the college. Participants reported that the presentations were very organized, comprehensive as well as beneficial for creating an awareness regarding the importance of Mental Health.

Students’ Seminar of Semester III Honours was conducted on 14.09.2020, 12:00p.m-2:00p.m. via Google Meet on the topic Psychology of Gender.
Students’ Seminar of Semester V Honours and General was conducted on 15.09.2020, 12:00p.m.-2:00p.m. via Google Meet on the topics Perspectives of Counselling and Physical Development in Childhood respectively.

Department of Psychology conducted Students’ Seminars on 14.09.2020 and 15.09.2020 via Google Meet with the Departmental students of Semester III Honours and Semester V Honours and General respectively. The faculty members and the students of the department actively participated in the program. The participants in the seminars on both the days were found to be approximately around 40. The aim of organizing these students’ seminars were to enrich the learning experiences of the students and to create a deeper understanding of the topics under study.

Interdisciplinary Students’ Seminar on Observation of World Suicide Prevention Day organised by the Department of Psychology and Counselling Cell on 21.09.2020, 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. via Google Meet on the topic Early Detection and Prevention of Suicide and the Role of Society in this regard.

Department of Psychology and Counselling Cell conducted an Interdisciplinary Students’ Seminar on Observation of World Suicide Prevention Day on 21.09.2020, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. via Google Meet on the topic Early Detection and Prevention of Suicide and the Role of Society in this regard. The faculty members and the students of all the departments participated in the program. The students from different departments of the college came up with their presentations on the topic under study. The participants in the seminar were approximately found to be around 50. The aim of organising this seminar was to create an awareness among the students regarding suicide and to emphasize the role of society in the prevention of suicide.


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