Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology is functional since the inception of the college (July 1979). It started offering undergraduate course for first and second year arts students. In 2006 it has added a Counseling center. Post graduate research program was added to the department since 2007. Major research projects were undertaken by the department since 2009. International research collaborative research has added its strength to the department since 2011. The department now also offers Ph.D. program.


Sr. No. Title of Activity Dates Funding Agency No. of Participants
1 International Conference on Life Skills Education. (ICLSE) In Collaboration with School of Life Skills Education, RGNIYD, Sriperumbudur. December 7-9, 2012 RGNIYD 374
2 5th InSPA International Conference on Life Skills and School Development in India by Indian School Psychology Association (InSPA) November 20-21, 2015 Self-Funded 136
3 Workshop on School Psychology by InSPA November 22, 2015 Self-funded 07
4 Workshop on Life Skills Education by IALSE  August 15, 2016 Self-funded 56

Awards / Recognitions received by faculty Dr. R.J.Solomon

Sr. No Name of Award/Recognition Awarding agency  
1 Travel award to attend Society for Prevention Research 25th Annual meeting at San Francisco, USA National Institute for Drug Agency (NIDA-USA)
2 President of Indian Association for Life Skill Education IALSE, Chennai
3 Australian Award for Outstanding Achievement in Education and Public Health Bond University, Australia
4 Ph. D. Guide in Psychology University of Mumbai
5 Australian Awards Ambassador Australian High Commissioner , New Delhi
6 Vice President, Indian Association for Life Skill Education (IALSE) IALSE, Chennai
7 Appointed as Chairman, Search and  Selection Committee for University Vice Chancellor The Chancellor, Spicer Adventist University, Pune
8 School Psychology Best Performance Award Indian School Psychology Association (InSPA) at Guwahati
9 Star Achiever Award Vice  Chancellor  of Deakin University, Australia
10 Travel award to attend Society for Prevention Research 23th Annual meeting at Washington DC USA National Institute for Drug Agency (NIDA-USA)
11 Endeavour Executive Fellowship for Professional Development Deakin University Melbourne Australia
12 Secretary, Indian Association for Life Skill Education (IALSE) IALSE, Chennai
13 UNFPA full funding to attend XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference  at Bussan, South Korea Busan, South Korea
14 International Pediatrician Associations (IPA) travel funding to attend Conference in 2013 at Melbourne, Australia Melbourne, Australia
15 Appointed as Ph.D. Guide for interdisciplinary research. Dept. of Physiotherapy, D Y Patil University, Navi Mumbai
16 Jt. Secretary, Indian Association of School Psychology Pondicherry, India
17 ICSSR Senior Research Fellowship New Delhi, India
18 Australia’s Endeavour Award for Post-Doctoral Research Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
19 Secretary, YMCA, Vashi YMCA, Western Region of India, Pune

Awards / Recognitions received by other faculty

Year Name of Student Class Award/Recognition
2014-2015 Sameen Khan SYBA Secured Second Prize at Psych Insight competition at Jai Hind College, Churchgate, Mumbai
2014-2015 Thamyres Christina & Kopel Ahluwalia   FY BA Selected at the zonal level competition of Avishkar Research Convention of the University of Mumbai