न हि ज्ञानेन सदृशं पवित्रमिह विद्यते।
ज्ञान के समान पवित्र इस संसार में कुछ नहीं है।।
There is nothing more pure in this world than knowledge(Jyana)
Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all.
The Department of Psychology was established in the academic year 2017-2018. The department offers a high quality teaching-learning experience and an orientation towards research and skill-building through the curriculum as well as through the co-curricular activities undertaken by the department.
The department commits itself to helping students explore the field of Psychology within and beyond the syllabus. This is achieved through classroom teaching, guest lectures, seminars, workshops by eminent Indian and foreign scholars / professionals in the field, screening of movies with discussion, field visits, etc.
The Department of Psychology offers BA (Hons) Psychology. This course sensitizes students to understand their behaviour and personality and tries to inculcate various personal and psychological skills. It shapes students’ thinking in such a way that they can describe and explain human behaviour within a scientific paradigm and approach. Students learn about the history of the discipline, its theoretical foundations and its many branches including Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Child Development, Bio-psychology and Human Resource Management. Given the applied nature of the subject, theoretical courses are accompanied by a variety of practicum courses.
The course is also designed to help students develop analytical abilities by encouraging them to conduct research projects as a part of the practical papers. The faculty, who are well-qualified and skilled in their specializations, also participate along with their students in different seminars, workshops and conferences at the international and national level.
The syllabus of BA (Hons.) in Psychology focuses on personality development, psychotherapy, stress management and neuro-psychology. Students will be able to identify, describe, and contrast the historical foundations, the major theoretical approaches, and the range of questions addressed, the research methods used, and the key research findings in the discipline.
The course helps students to engage with and retain a broad base of knowledge in the various domains of Psychology in order to prepare for graduate schools in various disciplines of psychology or education and for a wide variety of postgraduate career opportunities, including but not limited to jobs in education, industry, human health services, and professional schools.
With a view to ensure continuous knowledge building, the department also has its own library, exclusively for the students and the faculty of the department, and helps students in need by providing the required textbooks.
The Department of Psychology of Bharati College strongly believes in and upholds values of compassion, support, and acceptance. The Psychology Department has, throughout its existence in the College, made it its utmost priority to enrich students and teachers with experiences that build them as individuals.
To establish this department as an advanced centre for Psychology.
To develop a fully equipped Psychology Lab with advanced tools and instruments.
To start personality development courses for skill refinement for students.
To work extensively on rural psycho-social problems and design programmes for the upliftment of marginalized and deprived communities.
To empower students psychologically and socially by teaching them how to use psychological knowledge in order to serve society as well as humanity.
Departmental research project on significant social-critical issues/topics involving students-teachers.
Interdepartmental activities/research work/seminar.
Cathect, the departmental society, organises and conducts student activities. With over 130 members on its rolls now, and in working towards achieving the goals of enrichment, Cathect has organized various events throughout the year.
The year 2019-2020 was marked by many new initiatives. Quarterly newspapers were created and published by the students of the Department, tackling issues like Self Love, Self-Worth and Empathy that students can relate to. It gave the students a chance to spread the idea of Mental Health and to make it more accessible and understandable. Cathect organized a Yoga and Music therapy Session wherein specialists came to the College and delivered an enlightening session.
The event provided the attending students a soothing and stress-free environment for them to explore their inner self.
At the graduate level, psychology as an honours subject is offered in almost all recognised universities in the country. In its specialist branches, psychology offers scope for further professional studies after post-graduation in these institutions.
In future, professionals in the areas of emotional and mental health management will be in great demand, requiring them to specialise in counselling children, young adults, or geriatrics. With increasing awareness within society of the importance of mental and emotional well-being of leaders, employees, and students to enable them to give their best, the future is bright for those entering this profession. Learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, adjustment problems, low self-esteem, marital problems, teen relationships, parenting, self-esteem, and child sexual abuse are focal areas in which there is a demand.
Psychology graduates can easily find jobs in private and government sectors, including various universities, schools, hospitals, clinics, government agencies, etc. They can also find faculty positions in colleges and universities after completing their Masters and clearing NET.
Employment in psychology is expected to rise in a few years. Many of the job opportunities will open in the clinic. Rising demand in health care centres, hospitals, mental health centres, social health services and schools will lead to the growth of employment in the psychology sector. The rise in the aging population will further contribute to the increasing need for psychologists.