Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology, R. B. Narayanrao Borawake College, Shrirampur-413709, was established in May, 1960 as a general level and special level in June, 2013. M.A. in Clinical and Counselling Psychology was initiated in 2016 under the guidance of Dr. G. V. Lokhande who served as its head until 2020. At present the department is under the able leadership of Dr. Santosh B. Gaikwad. At present ours is the reputed post- graduate department of Psychology affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune having in- take capacity of 24.
The department of Psychology has laboratory set up according to the stated norms. It includes eight cubicles and discussion hall. The department is equipped with two classrooms, one fully furnished cabin for the HOD, a separate cabin for faculty members. The department also has hi-tech projector facilities, laptops, computers and internet facilities for the staff and the students.
The department has purchased 148 standardized Psychological tests; and 35 psychological instruments for experimentation purpose. Department has maintained a departmental library with 50 books which are donated by students and staff, these books are available for students. In the college library there are 450 Psychology books that cost INR 3, 12,955/-.
In 2013 the department took initiative in starting a Counseling Centre that provides (online and offline) psychological assistance to students, non-teaching, and teaching staff, and the needy in the community. Counseling cases including personal counseling, aptitude testing, career guidance, group counseling, etc are also dealt with expert guidance.
Department conducts various curricular and Co-curricular activities like webinar, workshops on important psychological topics, seminars, conference, guest lecturers, regular interaction with the alumni, parents meetings, remedial teaching for students, Educational visits and tours, presentations of students on various topics, essay and quiz competitions etc.
Department has capable, active, and sociable faculty members. Apart from teaching, they are engaged in research, curricular and co- curricular activities.
Apart from academics, students of the department have excelled in the field of sports, literature, debates and social work etc. Some of the students have participated in many state/national levels various competitions. Some of our past students are working as lecturers and assistant professors in well-known institutions.
Students are encouraged to attend State and National level seminars and present, publish papers in and out of Maharashtra. Under-graduate and post-graduate students undertake research projects and participate in competitions like Avishkar. Students present research papers at State/National level seminars/conferences every year.
Many eminent personalities from the field of Psychology visited our department- Principal. Dr. P. V. Rasal, former Chairman, BoS in Psychology, SPPU, Pune, Dr. Narendra Deshmukh, Chairman, BoS in Psychology, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Dr. M. A. Bhardwaj, Vice Principal & Head Department of Psychology, L.V. H. College, Panchwati, Dist. Nashik, Dr. H. Narake , Former Head Department of Psychology, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad., Dr. U. V. Bhosale , Head Department of Psychology, Yashwantrao Chvan College, Karmala, Dist. Solapur, Dr. V. F. Desale, Head Department of Psychology, New Arts, Science & Commerce College, Ahmednagar, Dr. Dinesh Naik, Principal & Member, BoS in Psychology, SPPU, Pune, Dr. Sushama Bhosale, Principal, Mamasaheb Mohal College, Pune, Dr. Gauri Kulkarni, Head Department of Psychology, Shahu Mandir College, Pune, Dr. Abhay Shaligram, Member, BoS in Psychology, SPPU, Pune and Head Department of Psychology, Ahmednagar College, Ahmednagar, Dr. Pritamkumar Bedarkar, Member, BoS in Psychology, SPPU, Pune, Adv. Jostna Kadam, Advocate, Shrirampur Justice, Shrirampur, Dr. Sunil Unde , Psychiatry, Unde Hospital, Shrirampur, Dr. Sanket Mundada, Psychiatry, Namrata Hospital, Shrirampur, Dr. Yogesh Gadekar, Psychiatry, Gadekar Hospital, Shrirampur, Dr. Archna Somani, Somani Hospital, Shrirampur, Shri. Rushikesh Borde , Advocate, Shrirampur Justice, Shrirampur, Shri. Mahendra Adhav , Advocate, Shrirampur Justice, Shrirampur, Dr. M.S. Pondhe , Principal, S.S.B. College of Education, Shrirampur, Dr. Mohan Nimbalkar, Head Department of Psychology, Shardabai Pawar Mahila College, Baramati
The department is planning to start a Research center in Psychology and Diploma Course in Clinical Psychology, also planning to publish an in-house journal every year.