Department of Psychology, Sister Nivedita University, is not only leading to an advancement of the academic discipline in the field of psychology and creating of job opportunities, but has also contributing significantly in the welfare of the society as well. The Department of Psychology aspires to establish itself globally in the field of psychology. It seeks to advance the cognitive science and professional practice of psychology, cultivate the knowledge to develop, promote and prepare our students as associates in advancing education and creating noble solutions to significant life challenges. We aim to nurture moral persons who have a well-developed understanding for analyzing information, are logical thinkers and empathetic communicators, and non-judgmentally accept every cultures and perspectives of individuals.

CoursesYearsSemesterEligibility CriteriaMarks Required
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Psychology3610+2 qualification in science Stream (Or with Psychology as one of the subjects) 60%
M.Sc. in Applied Psychology 24Graduation in Psychology50%
Ph.D Psychology (Full Time)3 To 5

Head of Department



Area of Research:
Clinical psychology, psycho-immunology, psycho-oncology, psychotherapy

Employment / Education / Miscellaneous:
Anindita Mukherjee has completed her M.Phil in Clinical Psychology, M.Sc in Applied Psychology with specialization in Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Bsc Honors in Psychology from department of Applied Psychology, University of Calcutta. She has completed certified course on “psychological first aid” from John Hopkins University. She has a Diploma on graphology from Kolkata Institute of Graphology. She has qualified UGC NET twice. She has presented research papers in various national and international level conferences and received many best paper awards and published research papers in index journals. She is associated with mental health service for last 9 years. She was associated as a Clinical psychologist and faculty indifferent Government Medical College and different private neuropsychiatric hospitals in India.

Awards and recognition:

  • 1. First class 7th rank in Bsc (Hons) in Psychology from University of Calcutta.
  • 2. First class 2nd rank in Bsc (Hons) in psychology from Victoria Institution college, University of Calcutta
  • 3. Best paper award in 3rd International And 5th National Psychological Science Congress, Chandigarh, 2016
  • 4. Best paper award in RCI recognized 3 days International Seminar cum /continuing Rehabilitation Education Programme, Jadavpur University, West Bengal, 2020.

Selected Publications :

  • 1. Mukherjee A, Mukherjee T (2020). Anxiety, Depression and counseling awareness among women with breast carcinoma. Skills for counseling parents of students with special needs. Renova International Publications, New Delhi.
  • 2. Mukherjee A, Mazumder K, Ghoshal S (2018). Impact of different socio-demographic factors on mental health status of female cancer patients receiving chemotherapy for recurrent disease. Indian J PalliatCare;24:426-430
  • 3. Mukherjee A, Mazumder K, Kaushal V, Ghoshal S (2017). Effect of supportive psychotherapy on mental health status and quality of life of female cancer patients receiving chemotherapy for recurrent disease. Indian J PalliatCare;23:399-402

Research Interests :
Clinical psychology, psycho-immunology, psycho-oncology, psychotherapy

Dr. Fatema Khanam

Assistant Professor



Dr. Fatema Khanam completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology from The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience (NIMHANS). She also pursued her M.Phil degree in Medical and Social Psychology from Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP). She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and she also worked in IIT, Kharagpur and Jadavpur University as a Counsellor. She has several national publications under her cap and 12 years of working experience in the area of mental health. Her areas of interest include mindfulness, psychotherapy research, youth mental health, cognitive behaviour therapy and schema therapy.


Assistant Professor

Pursuing Ph.D (Final Year)


Area of Research: Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Genetic Predisposing, Positive Psychology, Personality development.

Employment / Education / Miscellaneous: Debangana Bhattacharya is currently pursuing her PhD in Psychology. She has completed her B.A and M.A in Psychology from Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta with specialization in Developmental Psychology. She has experience of working under Indian Council of Medical Research for three years. She has experience in working on a research project under University of Calcutta for 1 year. She is associated in teaching psychology for the last 8 years. She has also experience in behavior modification interventions of children with learning disability and special needs. She has numerous publications in international per review journals.

Research Interests: Developmental Psychology, Personality Development, Positive Psychology, Research Methodology and Statistics.

Anwesha Bhattacharyya

Assistant Professor

M.Sc, M.Phil, pursuing PhD from the University of Calcutta.


Anwesha Bhattacharyya is pursuing her PhD from the Department of Applied Psychology, University of Calcutta. She has clinical experience as a consultant clinical psychologist for more than six years. To hone her skills as a teacher and psychotherapist, she is also pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Trauma-Focused Therapy (PGDTFT) from School of Human Ecology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. Besides, she has taught in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Psychology and has supervised students in their research project-work for the past six years. She has been associated with multiple universities including The Neotia University, University of Calcutta, Rabindra Bharati University, Kazi Nazrul University and so on in full time teaching positions, and also as visiting faculty. She has completed her M.Phil in Clinical Psychology from Ranchi Institute of Neuropsychiatry and Allied Sciences (RINPAS), Ranchi, India with first rank. She has been an invited speaker in various webinars, panel discussions, workshops and orientation programs over the last few years. She has presented oral paper in four national conferences and has been a speaker in various national conferences and an international congress. Her interest areas include child and adolescent psychopathology, depression, anxiety spectrum disorders, psychological trauma and its impact, neuropsychology and positive psychology.

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CoursesFee During Admission (Including 1st Semester Fee / 1st installment for annual scheme)Fee 2nd semester / 2nd installment onwardsProgram Fees Total
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Psychology6333527333200000
M.Sc. in Applied Psychology 6700031000160000
Ph.D Psychology (Full Time)9025070000480250


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