Department of Psychology

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.

Under Graduate Program: B. Sc. (Hons.) in Psychology
A 3-years undergraduate course which includes 6 semesters, this course is carried out by maintaining the UGC guidelines. The basic eligibility for pursuing this course is 10+2 qualification in science Stream. The student should have qualified senior secondary with a minimum of at least 60% marks. Psychology, in simple terms, is the study of human mind and human behavior. In this course, students of B. Sc. (Hons.) in Psychology has to study how a human mind works in different situations, basic principles, theories, physiology behind mental processes and different fields of psychology

Post Graduate Program: M. Sc. in Applied Psychology Applied Psychology is a 2-year postgraduate course which includes 4 semesters. The basic eligibility for this course is that the students should have done their graduation in psychology from a well-recognized institute which has the necessarily required accreditations. Adding to this, the student should have also obtained at least 50% marks in their graduation. Applied Psychology uses the principles and fundamentals of psychology to help solve the practical problems of human behavior and experience. It is a course which aims at studying the application of theories of psychology to benefit the society. Msc in Applied psychology course covers Specializations like, clinical psychology, organizational & environmental psychology, stress management &community psychology, organizational development & human resource management.

Courses Years Semester Eligibility Criteria Marks Required
B.Sc in Psychology 3 6 Passed/Appeared in 10 + 2 (Stream: Science) 60%
M.Sc in Applied Psychology 2 4 Passed/Appeared B.Sc. (Hons.) in Psychology 50%
Prof. Anindita Mukherjee

HOD, Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychologist

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

Sister Nivedita University Psychology HOD

Guest faculty and Psychologist Department of Psychology

Area of Research:
Industrial psychology, counselling psychology

Employment / Education / Miscellaneous :
Dr. Ruma Mukherjee has done her Master’s degree in Applied Psychology from Calcutta University. She is a B. Ed. from Calcutta University. She has done her Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology and her special paper in Masters was Industrial and Organisational Psychology. She is a faculty in IISWBM for the Masters of Social Work Course. She is also associated with IGNOU Masters degree course in Psychology. She has 10 years of experience in counselling in NGOs and in special schools.

Research Interests:
Industrial psychology, counselling psychology

Sister Nivedita University Psychology Guest Faculty 1
Debangana Bhattacharya

Guest faculty and Psychologist

Area of Research:
Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Genetic predisposing, 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 specialisation in Developmental Psychology. She has experience of working under Indian Council of Medical Research. She is associated in teaching psychology for the last 7 years. She has also experience in behaviour modification interventions of children with learning disability and special needs.

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

Sister Nivedita University Psychology Guest Faculty 2

Guest faculty and Clinical Psychologist

Area of Research:
Clinicalpsychology, special education

Employment / Education / Miscellaneous :
She has completed her M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology from Amity University Kolkata and M.A. in Applied Psychology with specialization in Clinical and Forensic Psychology from University of Calcutta. B.Ed. in Special Education, Mental Retardation from the National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped. 5 years of experience in the field of Mental Health. Area of Expertise lies in dealing with children and adolescents with developmental and emotional problems .Her specialization also lies in conducting individual and group Play Therapy, Special Education and Early Intervention. She has a deep passion for working in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Research Interests :
Clinical psychology, special education, child psychology

Sister Nivedita University Psychology Guest Faculty 3