Department of Psychology

Psychology Department

Department at a Glance

Established in the year 2009, the department of Psychology is run as an Undergraduate Program in the college. With prime focus on Mind and Behavior related aspects, the department is one of the few subjects in the Art stream with scientific study and practical’s as part of the curriculum. It bridges the gap between Science and Art streams.

Vision:

The department realities the lack of awareness and understanding of the relevance of Psychology both as a theoretical and applied branch amongst students specifically those belonging to weaker socio economic backgrounds in smaller towns. With such perspectives in mind, the department envisions spreading awareness and understanding of the crucial impact of psychological issues on man, his relations and interactions as well as society at large. As such the department intends striving towards bringing Psychology into the mainstream of discussions, debates and interactions.

Mission:

 In accordance with its vision, the department is dedicated towards motivating students to explore the world of the Mind and the challenges associated with it. The department is consistently engaged in helping students develop insight and creative outlooks towards psychological aspects beyond syllabus. Faculty members constantly strive to prepare students to look beyond and broaden their perceptions and cognitive abilities. The department endeavours to inculcate a culture of psychological perspectives amongst the youth and foster batches of psychology friendly students who would contribute in the long run towards a healthy, sensitive, and insightful society and nation in the long run


Contemporary times are witnessing ever increasing intra and interpersonal conflicts, environmental challenges which have immense impact on students, their outlooks and impact on society at large which have inspired the department to look beyond academic endeavours towards  building  systems that can contribute towards society in the long run as such the department in association with the Department of Sociology has initiated and established a “Guidance and counselling cell” for the students in the year 2015 to help them deal with issues concerning their daily problems which may lead to anxiety, depression, stress or in extreme cases suicidal tendencies amongst them. The cell has been striving towards providing students an outlet and an opportunity to talk, discuss and develop insight into their problems besides building confidence in their ability to deal with them.

       

The department looks forward to the coming sessions with targets of increasing student’s qualitative and quantitative strength besides making all feasible attempts to lay the foundation of a post graduate department.


Minor Project

S.No

Name

Topic

Amount

Funding agency

Duration

1.

Dr.Rachita Shrivastava

A study of awareness and attitudes towards HIV AIDS programs on TV of Tribal and non tribal school students in chhattisgarh

2,30,000/-

UGC

2013-2014

Completed

 

Faculty Research Programme

S. No.
Name of faculty
Programme
Center
Total
1
Dr. Shahin Ghani

Dr.Rachita Shrivastava

  Orientation
2015

Orientation
2015
UGC-ASC,
 Pt. RSU,
Raipur

UGC-HRD Center,
  JMI,
Delhi



2
2
Dr.Rachita Shrivastava

Refresher Course
2013
UGC-ASC,
Pt. RSU,
Raipur


  1

3
Dr.Rachita Shrivastava

 International Summer School-2015
JMI, Delhi

1



Publications

S.N.

Publication

Regional

National

International

Total

1.

 

 2.


Researcher paper


Chapters in Edited Books

Nil

 

Nil

O4

 

03

O1

05

 

03



Details of Publications  : 

2016

1. Chhattisgarh ke uchchtar madhyamik vidyalayon main AIDS jagrukta ka adhyan; Bastar zile ke vishesh sandarbh main. Volume 7, Issue 1, 138-140, Edusearch, ISSN :0976-1160, April 2016. Shrivastava, R.

2. Violent Media and Child Behavior: A Study of Parents Perspective, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page-1-8, International Journal of Research in Social Sciences, ISSN. 2249-2496, Impact Factor - 6.278, March 2016. Shrivastava,

2014

3. Spirituality and well being in youth. Studies in spiritual psychology, Research India Press, New Delhi, 26-40, (2014)Ghani, S. and Singh, B.

4. Role of RTI in democratization of communication. A.K.Publication,Delhi. (2014) Shrivastava , R.

5. Comparative study of print and online newspaper: A quantitative approach. Shodh sampreshan. Vol. 7, 14-17, Jan – March 2014. Shrivastava, R.


2013

1. Awareness about dyslexia among teachers with reference to hindi feature film Taare zamin par.Edu Search.Vol. 4, 99-101, April 2013. Shrivastava, R.

2. Impact of economic status on quality of life in caregivers of patients with primary osteoarthritis of the knee. Journal of Indian Health Psychology.Vol.7, 23-31, March ,2013. Ghani , S. and Singh, B.

3. Blog Jan Abhivyakti ka dwarpal vihin madhyam, patrakarita ka badalta swarup aur new media.Sahitya Sanchary,

 143-146 , (2013). Shrivastava , R.   


     

Guest Lectures

A Guest lecture was organized on 11/11/16 at the A.P.J.Abdul Kalam Hall .The lecture was delivered by Dr. P.K. Shrivastava, Retired Head of the department of Education, Kalyan College, Bhilai on the topic “Psychoanalytical approach to Behaviour”. Dr. Shrivastava highlighted the necessity of understanding hidden motives that lay repressed in the unconscious mind and influence behavior

A Guest Lecture was organized under UGC CPE Phase 2, Session 2015-16 on 31/12/2015. The lecture was delivered by Dr. Debjani Mukherjee, Head of the Department of Psychology, Saint Thomas College, Bhilai on the topic “Positive Psychology”. The lecture introduced students to the evolving field of happiness and well being and its relevance in enhancing ones quality of life.

A Guest lecture by Dr. Debjani Mukherjee, Head of the Department of Psychology, Saint Thomas College, Bhilai was organised by the department on 29/09/2014. Dr Mukherjee addressed the students on the topic “Applied Psychology and Job Opportunities in Psychology”. The lecture aimed at making students aware of the new opportunities and opening horizons in the field of Psychology

A Guest Lecture by Dr. Usha Mahobe, Head of the Department of Psychology, Govt. Kamla College, Rajnandgaon, was organised by the Department on 10/09/2014. Dr. Mahobe delivered her lecture on Abnormal Psychology and disorders associated with the branch. The lecture aimed at making students understand the growing concerns regarding mental illnesses and their impact on personal and social life.


An Inter Disciplinary Lecture was addressed by faculty member Dr. Rachita Shrivastava on 25/ Jan/2016 for the students of the Department of English on the topic “Emphasizing Psychoanalytical insights to the study of Literature” The lecture was an attempt at making students understand the psychology behind characters written and life sketches of authors penning down their literary works 

An Inter Disciplinary Lecture was addressed by faculty member Dr. Rachita Shrivastava on 11/ Dec/2015 for the students of BSC on the topic human right under environmental studies organised by IQAC.


An Inter Disciplinary Lecture was addressed by faculty member Dr. Rachita Shrivastava on 12/ Dec/2015 for the students of BA on the topic human right under environmental studies organised by IQAC.

Faculty Member Dr. Shahin Ghani addressed students at Govt. W.W. Patankar College, Durg on the topic “Increasing stressors amongst young girls, 2014.

Faculty Member Dr. Shahin Ghani delivered lectures on “Increasing pressures and suicidal tendencies amongst youth” at Govt. Acharya Panth Shri Gandhmuni  Saheb College, Kawardha ,2013.


Workshop

Dr. Shahin Ghani


  • Shodh Padhati: Dasha  avam  Disha, National Workshop, Govt. V.Y.T. PG Auto. College , Durg , C.G., 16-17 December ,2016
  • Environmental cost of economic development, National Workshop, Govt.VYT Auto. College, Durg, C.G., 16 Feb. 2016.
  • स्वतन्त्र भारत के विकास मे महिलाओं का योगदान एवं चुनौतिया,राष्ट्रीय कार्यशाला,शा .विश्वनाथ तामस्कर स्नातकोतर स्वशासी महाविद्यालय,दुर्ग,छ.ग.,5 जनवरी  2016. 
  • Green Chemistry and its future prospects, National Workshop Govt. V.Y.T.PG. Auto. College, Durg  ,C.G., 30 November 2015
  • छत्तीसगढ़ मे नक्सलवाद: समस्या एवं प्रभाव. राष्ट्रीय कार्यशाला,शा विश्वनाथ तामस्कर स्नातकोतर स्वशासी महाविद्यालय,दुर्ग,छ.ग. , 26 नवम्बर 2015.
  • National workshop on Quality Enhancement through Innovations in Teaching, Learning, Evaluation and Implementation of Healthy Practices, Govt.V.Y.T. PG. Auto. College, Durg, C.G., 8-9 Feb. 2013.

Dr. Rachita Shrivastava

  • Shodh Padhati: Dasha  avam  Disha, National Workshop, Govt. V.Y.T. P.G . Auto. College , Durg , C.G., 16-17 December ,2016
  • The Vision Of Quality Enhancement And Good Governance In Higher Education, RUSA Workshop, Govt. J.Y Chhattisgarh College, Raipur, 11-12 Feb. 2016. 
  • Chhattisgarh Me Naxalvad: Samasya Aivam Prabhav, Government V.Y.T.P.G.Auto.College, Durg,26 November 2015.
  • National workshop on Quality Enhancement through Innovations in Teaching, Learning, Evaluation and Implementation of Healthy Practices, Govt.V.Y.T.  P.G. Auto. College, Durg, C.G., 8-9 Feb. 2013.

Seminar

Faculty Serving in Editorial Board: 01

 Dr. Rachita Shrivastava serving as member editorial board and reviewer in International Journal of Social Science Studies, USA from Jan-  2015 to till date.

Paper Presented in Conferences/ Seminars: 05

S.N.
Name of Faculty
Total No.
Regional
National
International
1.
Dr. Rachita Shrivastava

5
Nil
  O1
  O4


Details of Conferences/Seminars:
 Date: 26-26 feb2016

 International Seminar on Dimensions of Human Trafficking in South Asia:   
 Problems and Solutions.
 Organized by Banaras Hindu university, Varanasi
  Paper Presented: Understanding Human Trafficking: Factors, Effects and Motives with Special reference to Chhattisgarh, India by Dr.  Rachita Shrivastava

 Date: 18-21 June  2015
 International NEWS Conference on Globalization of Higher Education and the Role of University. 
 Organized by Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
 Paper Presented: Higher Education Based on Ancient Wisdom-A Paradigm Shift by Dr. Rachita Shrivastava

 Date: 18-20 Feb 2015
 International Conference on Public Health  ,
 Organized by JMI New Delhi and University of Minnesota, USA.
 Paper Presented: A Qualitative study of Factors Affecting Women’s Health in Chhattisgarh, India. by
Dr. Rachita Shrivastava

  
Date: 12-13 Aug 2014
 International conference on Youth, Gender & HIV 
 Organized by: Amity University-Lucknow and UP State AIDS Control Society     
 Paper Presented: Knowledge and Misperception about HIV/AIDS in Female
 Adolescents: Role of Interpersonal Communication. by
Dr. Rachita Shrivastava

 Date: 2-3 March 2013
 National Seminar on “Reflection of Socio-economic Issues in Indian Films     
 With reference to Tribal and Other Deprived Sections”     
 Organized by Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, MP
 Paper Presented: Tare Zameen Par. by Dr. Rachita Shrivastava
 

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Dignity of Mental Health and Social to spread awareness regarding the issues


Venue : Govt. Science College Durg
Date : 29-02-2016

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