About the Department

About the Department

The discipline of Psychology provides in-depth understanding of various aspects of human behaviour and personality. Psychologists are constantly evolving new approaches and techniques to adapt to the changing needs of contemporary society. The NEP provides an opportunity for the students to gain an understanding of inclusive education and learning experiences through in-depth knowledge of a variety of courses as Fundamentals of Psychology, Introduction to Social Psychology, Life Span Development, Psychological distress and well-being, Counselling Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Psychological Research, Health Psychology, HRM, Abnormal Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Positive Psychology to name a few. The study of Psychology opens avenues for a variety of careers in Counselling, for example in the Educational, Clinical and Organizational settings, teaching and research, to name a few. It also helps to prepare for careers in Research, Education, Civil Services, HRM, Social Work, Advertising and Media.

The Department of Psychology at Daulat Ram College is currently ranked No.3 pan India in the latest India Today ranking, from its establishment in 1969 with an illustrious history of over five decades. It is well-equipped with state-of-art laboratories, latest psychological tests and equipment & software. It has an active Psychology Association which organizes several academic and co-curricular activities including national and international conferences and publishes the Departmental magazine- “PsyTrack”.

The Department is also the first in the University to have a ‘Psychology Resource Centre’ which is actively involved in working towards positive self-development, mental health enhancement, value engagement programmes, capacity building, etc. The PRC provides ample opportunities for students to actively participate in designing research projects, collect data, learn analytical skills to interpret the findings and present them in conferences and research publications.

The Counselling Centre is also being run in the department for students, teaching and non-teaching staff of the college. The dedicated faculty uses the latest teaching methods such as multimedia preparations, movie analyses, role-play and experimental training.

Our faculty also actively participates and mentors’ students in academic pursuits such as publication of research papers, attending conferences and supervising doctoral work. In keeping with the demands of the contemporary world and the emphasis on skills, the department regularly organizes skill development and value engagement programs for the students.

n the last academic session, the department organised a range of programs including a talk and interactive session on ‘Research in higher education’, skill development program on ‘Developing Psychometric Skills’, Mental Health Day celebrations, Awareness, De-stigmatization and Seeking-help program II, ‘Positive Conversations 3.0: Igniting the H.E.R.O within’, workshop on "Using Inner Conflict to Promote Personal Development', lecture on forensic psychology, workshop on ‘Who am I’ among many others.

In the coming academic session, the department association aims to keep enriching its students by organising several programs under IQAC such as Psychology department fest including mental health day celebrations, Capacity building program for non-teaching staff, and Positive conversations 4. Other programs which will be organized include lectures and workshops on career counselling, dream analysis, journal article writing, Awareness for Mental Health De-Stigmatization and Seeking Help (ADS) Program, internship opportunities for students to name a few.

Dr. Pooja V. Anand


Department of Psychology