Welcome to Department of Psychology
Psychology is vital in every person’s life to be happy and successful. In our college, the Psychology as a subject is taught at general level at all the three years to the undergraduates. This provides an opportunity for the students to get acquainted with the concept, nature, scope and importance of Psychology, its philosophical, Educational, sociological and psychological foundations, and new trends in Psychology etc. The students are prepared and made aware of the career opportunities in the faculty of Psychology. The department through its curricular, co-curricular along with extra-curricular activities thrives for the versatile development of students personality. In the process, sincere efforts are taken to inculcate life skills, ethics and socialization among them. We are proud to say that we are continually improving in our quest for quality enhancement and quality assurance for the satisfaction of our stakeholders.
Department of Psychology is started in the year 1960 as a general level and special level in June 2013 and also M.A. Psychology in July 2016. Dr. Ganesh V. Lokhande is working as a head of the department and since 2014-15 Prof. Madhukar D. Kale, Prof. Hanuman R. Palave, Prof. Yogesh K. Kulkarni, and prof. Goraksha L. Narote working as assistant professor of Psychology. Department have ‘Departmental Library’ for UG and PG students with 50 reference books. Department of Psychology organized one day local level seminar on “New Trends in Education and Psychology” sponsored by Pune University, Pune on 9thMarch, 2012 and Department of Psychology organized two day state level seminar on “Child Behaviour : Related Current Issues”sponsored by University Grants Commission, New Delhion11th& 12thSeptember, 2013. Department of psychology have organized three one day workshop on “Women Empowerment”, “Counseling”, and “ Diet and Health”sponsored by Department of lifelong Learning & Extension, SavitribaiPhule Pune University, Pune in the respectively 23th , 24th and 25th January,2018. In the Academic Year Department of psychology have organized three one day workshop on “Family Crisis and Prevention”, “Health Literacy”, and “ Pre-Marriage Counseling” sponsored by Department of lifelong Learning & Extension, SavitribaiPhule Pune University, Pune in the respectively 24th , 25th and 28th January,2019.
Prof. G. V. Lokhande has completed Ph.D. entitled “A Comparative Study of Personality Dimension, Adjustment, and Social Competence between Students of Residential and Non-Residential Schools” at Solapur University, Solapur. He has completed two minor research projects. One project entitled “Farmers Suicides in Solapur and Osmanabad Districts in Maharashtra: A Psychological Study” sanctioned by University Grants Commission (UGC) with financial assistance Rs. 50000/-. The other project entitled “Diwas Ani Ratra Mahavidhyalyatil Vidhyarthyanchya Samayojan Ani Kartrutav Preranecha Tulnatmak Abhyas’ with financial assistance Rs.50000/- by Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. Also two research projects have ongoing entitled ‘A Clinical Study of Level of Anxiety, and Aggression among Adults of Different Blood Group sanctioned by University Grants Commission (UGC) with financial assistance Rs. 80000/-.The other minor research project entitled “A Study of Dimensions of Friendship among Male and FemaleStudents of the Undergraduate Level” sanctioned by R.B.Narayanrao Borawake College, Shrirampur with financial assistance Rs. 12000/-
Prof. G. V. Lokhande has published 49 research papers in various national and international research journals in the last eight years. Prof. G. V. Lokhande has completed Post- Graduate Diploma Level- I “Child and Adolescent Psychology: Enhancing Potential’ in the year June 2014. Prof. Yogesh Kulkarni has completed M.S.W. course in the year 2013. Psychology department have completed 29 Research projects of T.Y.B.A. Students and also 21 have M.A students.