The Department of Psychology was established in the year 2016. Later Post-Graduate course started in the year 2019. The department is highly focused on research and development activities to inculcate research culture among faculty members and students. Department of Psychology is an outstanding and briskly growing department, marked with innovations and initiations.

Six-semester graduate, as well as a four-semester Post-Graduate course, is being offered by the Department at present. The Department is equipped with a fully functioning Psychological Laboratory, Library plus counseling, and Meditation lounge. The Department collaborates with various schools, mental health hospitals, institutions, organizations, and NGOs.  These collaborations make a worthwhile contribution to the needy as well as to help the students to acquire practical knowledge of the field.

BSc Psychology

  • Duration – 3years (6 semesters)
  • Eligibility – HSC (+2 pass)

MSc Applied Psychology

  • Duration – 2 years(4semesters)
  • Eligibility – UG degree (Social science)
  • Experienced Faculty members
  • Well equipped Psychology Laboratory
  • Well Furnished Spacious Classrooms
  • Counselling Centre
  • Research Centre
Infrastructure Facilities

Class ROOM (Smart Classroom)

  • Smart classes use all interactive modules like videos and presentations and these visually attractive methods of teaching become appealing to students who are already struggling with the traditional method of teaching in a classroom.
  • In fact, smart classes are almost like watching movies as sometimes, animated visuals are used to teach a point.
  • This kind of visual is both eye-catching and young students can easily relate to them.
  • This is because the audio-visual senses of students are targeted and it helps the students store the information fast and more effectively.
  • One of the main reasons behind the constant increase in the popularity of smart classes is the fact that this kind of education is perfect for all kinds of students.
  • A classroom has students with varied power of understanding and learning and studying from notes and other materials become difficult for some students.

Other Facilities:

  • Teaching board
  • Lights
  • Ventilation
  • Fans
  • Sitting desk
  • Writing tables
  • Speakers
  • Projector

PSYCHOLOGY LABORATORY

  • The psychology laboratory is used for teaching, consultancy, and research activities.
  • The lab includes a covert observation room and four smaller interview/audio-visual editing suites. It is also available for student projects.
  • The psychology laboratories are purpose-built rooms that allow psychology students to collect data from human participants using the same resources as professional psychologists.
  • Students can carry out cognitive and psycho-physiological investigations using an effective apparatus.
  • To measure the participant’s physiological reactions such as heart rate and skin conductivity.
  • Collecting a wide range of data using these resources give students the opportunity to enhance their psychological methods and analysis as well as experience complex psychological research.

Students Counselling Centre

The counseling process is in many ways like an educational experience.

The client not only learns more about him/her but also acquires new skills. Sometimes, counseling involves learning more about a particular condition (e.g., depression, anxiety, eating disorders) by which the client is affected, so that he/she can better understand treatment options.

Below are some examples of what students can gain from personal/psychological counseling:

  • improved communication and interpersonal skills
  • greater self-acceptance and self-esteem
  • ability to change self-defeating behaviors/habits
  • better expression and management of emotions, including anger
  • relief from depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions
  • increased confidence and decision-making skills
  • ability to manage stress effectively
  • improved problem-solving and conflict resolution abilities

Other Facilities

  • Bed for clients (Relaxation Techniques)

Department Library

  • Library user guides readers through a wide array of resources for research, presenting up-to-date methods that reflect significant changes in information publishing and distributions.
  • The students will benefit from new and expanded coverage and guidance in electronic access to library catalogs.
  • The book’s core topics include defining and limiting topics, locating books within the library system, identifying bibliographic resources, finding journal articles through author/subject/keyword searching, locating government documents, and citation searching.
  • Library Use focuses on teaching students to maximize all research tools available to them and also provides examples of mini-searches to illustrate the use of each major resource.
  • Students will profit from the valuable advice and support presented in this clearly written and logically arranged instructive volume.
DEPARTMENT EVENTS

Psycholit:

Psycholit is the Psychology Expo organized by the department. The expo included various events like Psy Gallery, Brain Gym, Psychological Assessments, and Psycho Theatre. The total participants were 350 students and 50 faculty members. The program was recorded and broadcasted in Rathinavani 90.8 Community Radio Social Development Show. The program link is given below https://youtu.be/M7VJyTzyaMI

DaanUtsav:

The Joy of giving week in the name of DaanUtsav is organized by the Department for 3 days. The first day includes Culturals. The second day includes the Food corner and executrix stalls. On the third day – the charity lunch organized in the name of “Feed with Love”. The participants were around 550 students and more than 120 staff.

Counseling:

During last semester, our IIIrd year students visited Rathinam Public School every week to guide and counsel the students.

PTA meeting:

PTA meeting is organized by the department. The meeting was conducted to discuss the semester marks, internal marks, attendance, disobedience, etc.

Guest lectures/Workshop/webinar conducted:

S.No. Topic Resource Person
1. The necessity of Career Guidance Mrs. Swathi Jagish
2. Anger management on behavior therapy and how to overcome a phobia

Dr.Jayannamboodiri,

Psycho Behavior Therapist.

Kerala.

 

3. Introduction to Kinesiology

Ms. Nithyapooranijayaraj,

Kinesiologist,

Coimbatore.

4. Dealing with special kids Ms. M. Lakshmi, SpecialEducator, Karaikudi.
5. Anger Management Mr. Mithrsn Sri Ram A.V, Coimbatore.
6. Learning Disability

Ms. C. Roshni, Counseling Psychologist, Remedial Teacher

Coimbatore.

7. Mental Health and Wellbeing Dr. Padmavathi and Dr. BhuvanaJeevanatham, Coimbatore
8 Psychopathology Jerus Albert Britto, M.sc. M.Phil, Assistant professor of government arts college Coimbatore
9 Recent trends in psychology Dr. Aboobacker SithickRoyal rehabilitation center Coimbatore-641202
10 Career Guidance Siraj, M.sc, Bed, School Psychologist/Registered special educator
11 Occupational Therapy Dr.KarthickRajaram, MS Neuropsychiatry Rehab Occupational Therapist.PhD
12 Emotional Intelligence Jagadishchander
13 Employ Motivation Ananda Kumar T
14 Cognition Introduction about Cognitive Psychology Meghanathan SCognitive Psychologist
15 Skills of Sign Language

Mskeerthika MM.sc(NET)

Assistant professor.Sri Krishna arts and science college

16 Central tendency and correlation. Research methodology

Alshad K B, M.sc, MPhil, Ph.D., Department of Statistics

Bharathiyar University Coimbatore

17 Communication and socialization

Ms.SindhujaManeeshaKamini. P

M.sc

18 The silva life system and positive masculinity

Mr. Abhilash.K

M.sc, Ph.D

19 Cognitive-behavioral therapy Dr. J Nicolas Benedict
20 Career in Psychology DrAboobackerSithick, Royal rehabilitation center Coimbatore-641202
21 Psychological problems around us and psychotherapist within us

DivyavarshiniMuruganandhan

M.sc, Psychologist

22 Interest K. Eswaran
23 Mindful Doodling DharaniMahalingam
24 Yoga Psychology Jeladharan S
25 Emotional well being and coping Dr.Kamble, Professor, department of psychology, Dharwad
26 Mind health and healing Dr.Vinod, Assistant Professor, department of psychology, Bharathiar university
27 Psychology in building trust virtual workplace Dr. Jayakumar, Assistant Professor, department of psychology, Periyar university
28 Mechanism of mind and body in psychological perspectives Mr.Abliesh
29 Online Quiz competition Department of Psychology

Industrial Visits

2019

  • Regional Space Centre, Codissia
  • Third Eye Foundation, Kinathukadavu
  • Tex valley, perundhurai
  • Isha yoga center, Coimbatore
  • Institute of psychiatric and human behavior, Goa
  • Regional Space Centre, Codissia
  • Third Eye Foundation, Kinathukadavu

2020

  • NIMHANS, Bangaluru
  • Temple of consciousness
  • The students of our department have participated in the Inter-Collegiate Meet – “SHRISHTI – 19” organized by the Centre for Performing Arts at SreeSaraswathiThyagaraja College on January 25, 2019. They had secured 1st place in Mehandi and Connections.
  • The two students from our department had secured 1st place in Crushes in the Intra Collegiate event – “FARADAY-2019” organized by the Department of Physics.
  • The three students from first-year participated in Rangoli at Children’s traffic park on 25.10.2018and secured 1st
  • One student from the first year has secured 3rd place in Dance Competition on 14.08.2018 on behalf of the Independence Day celebration organized by Rathinam College of Arts and Science.
  • One student from the second year has secured 5th place in Yoga organized on Coimbatore District Yogasana Festival (21.07.2018).
  • The students have attended various National level workshops and seminars on Space Science, Parapsychology, Peer Counselling, etc.
  • One student from the first year had participated in the National level Yogasana Open Championship 2018 and secured 2nd place under the age category 17 to 20 years. (28.07.2018 and 29.07.2018).
  • One student from the first year had participated in various Kabaddi tournaments and secured various prizes – 4thplace at Sivagangai District match, 3rd place at Palani Open tournament match, 1st place at 55kg Weight match in Karur, and 3rd place at Udumalai District match.
  • A student from the first year was the runner in cricket, conducted by Kumaraguru College, Coimbatore on 20th and 21st of August.
  • A student from the first year participated in a Tamil and English essay, poetry, handwriting, and drawing competition conducted by Vidiyal Education Trust, Madurai.
  • One student from the second year has secured 1st place in Tamil speech and 3rd place in Tamil poetry Competition on 2.08.2019 in MuthamizhVizha at Coimbatore.
  • A student from the first year has participated in a quiz competition conducted in Ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship, Minister of defense, My Gov and Gandhismrithi and DharshanSamiti, My Gov and ISRO, My Gov and ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship and also participated in English poetry competition conducted by Vidiyal Education Trust, Madurai.
  • A team of five students from the second and third year participated in the Pookalam competition conducted by The New Indian Express at Prozone mall, Coimbatore on 04.09.2019 and secured 3rd place.
  • A group of 14 students from the second year has participated in the training, development, and emerging trends in talent management, KSG college of arts and science, Coimbatore on 03.10.2019.
  • A group of 6 students from the third year as a team participated in the Leadership program, LEAD in Palakad on the 14th and 15th of December 2019.
  • Two students from the second year attended a conference at Pondicherry University on 20th, 21st, and 22nd of December 2019.
  • A group of 10 students participated as two teams in the Leadership programme, KOMBATTS, Kochin, and secured 4th and 5th place on 10th and 11th of January 2019.
  • A group of 7 students from the second year attended a workshop conducted by the SNS Academy of Behavioural Science on 12.01.2020.
  • Two students from the second year participated in wealth out of waste conducted in Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi on 31.01.2020.
  • A student from the second year participated in a selfie contest in Nehru College on 31.01.2020.
  • A group of 5 students from the first-year participated in a management game conducted by Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi on 31.01.2020.
  • Two students participated in a debate conducted by Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi on 31.01.2020.
  • Two students participated in best manager conducted by Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi on 31.01.2020.
  • A group of 4 students participated in connections conducted by Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi on 31.01.2020.
  • A student from the first year participated and secured 3rd place in spell bee conducted by Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi on 31.01.2020.
  • A group of 4 students from the first-year participated in wealth out of waste conducted by Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi on 31.01.2020.
  • A student from the first year presented a paper in Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi on 31.01.2020.
  • A student from the first year participated and secured 1st place in solo song in Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi on 31.01.2020.
  • A group of 4 students from the first year participated in the rangoli competition in Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi on 31.01.2020.
  • Two students from the first-year participated in a quiz competition in Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi on 31.01.2020.
  • Three students participated in the Mehandi competition conducted in Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi on 31.01.2020.
  • One Student of the Second year has participated in Ramp Walk Competition and won first place, 11.02.2020

Name of the staff: Dr. G. Sajeeth Kumar

Designation: Head of the Department

Qualification: PhD

Experience: 8 years

Specialization: Industrial Psychology, Sports Psychology, Crime Psychology

Official Email id: [email protected]

Papers Handled:  Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, OD intervention, Psychotherapeutics, Research Methodology, Industrial Psychology, Sports psychology, Corporate training, Guidance, and counseling, general psychology

 

Name of the staff: Ms. S. Keerthana

Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualification:M.Sc.,

Experience: 1.5 years

Specialization: Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology

Official Email id: [email protected]

Papers Handled: Biological Basis of Behavior, Marketing and Consumer Behavior, Social Psychology, Industrial Relation &Labour Welfare, Abnormal Psychology, Human Resource Management

 

Name of the staff: Ms. S. Deepika

Designation:  Assistant Professor

Qualification: M.Sc.,

Experience: 1.5 years

Specialization: Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, and Research

Official Email id:[email protected]

Papers Handled: Human Resource Management, Forensic Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Consumer psychology, Health Psychology, Research Methodology, Theories of motivation, and emotion.

 

Name of the staff: Ms. Stephy Christopher

Designation:  Assistant Professor

Qualification: M.Sc., MBA., M.Phil.,

Experience: 1 year

Specialization: Education Psychology, Human Resource Management, Health psychology

Official Email id:[email protected]

Papers Handled: Psychopathology and Mental Hygiene, Applied Statistics and test Constructions

 

Name of the staff: Ms.KM. Adhira

Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualification:M.Sc.,

Experience: nil

Specialization: Counselling Psychology

Official Email id:[email protected]

Papers Handled: Biological Basis of Behavior, Consumer Psychology

 

Name of the staff: Ms.Pavithra

Designation:  Assistant Professor

Qualification: M.Sc., (NET)

Experience: nil

Specialization: Research and Indian Psychology

Official Email id: [email protected]

Papers Handled:Psychometry and Research Methodology, Health Psychology

CyberbullyingBehaviour and Internet Self-Efficacy among Secondary School Students. International Journal of Psychology and Education, vol -2 issue-2 ISSN: 2321-8606 west wind Publishing house, Mumbai (2014).

GopalakrishnanSajeethkumar, Sundaram Suresh. CyberbullyingBehaviour and social anxiety of secondary school students. International Journal of Current Research and Academic Review ISSN: 2347-3215 Volume 2 Number 10, October 2014.

CyberbullyingBehaviour and parental monitoring among secondary school students. International Journal of Applied Psychology.

Manikandan, GopalakrishnanSajeethkumarConflict Management Styles among Hospital Nurses In Relation To Their Burnout and Emotion Intelligence.The International Journal of Indian Psychology ISSN 2348-5396 (e) | ISSN: 2349-3429 (p). Volume 4, Issue 4, DIP: 18.01.071/20170404, July-September 2017

GopalakrishnanSajeethkumar, venkateshAnuja. Quality of Life, Self Esteem, and Self Efficacy among Employed and Unemployed Women. International Journal of Current Research and Academic Review. ISSN: 2347-3215 (Online) Volume 5 Number 7 (July-2017).

Study on Happiness and Life Satisfaction among Senior Citizens. International journal of higher education and research IJHER, Vol., 8(2), 2018, 334-340.

IhegaranyaKelechi Emmanuel, G. SajeethKumarInfluences of Organisational Culture and Personal Effectiveness among Foreign Employees in Bangalore. ISSN 2348-5396 (e) | ISSN: 2349-3429 (p) Volume 6, Issue 4, DIP: 18.01.066/20180604october-December 2018.

Influences of Organisational Culture and Job satisfaction among Foreign Employees in Bangalore. E-ISSN 2348-1269, P- ISSN 2349-5138 Volume 6, Issue 2, May 2019(UGC Approved- 43602).

 Job Attitude, Workplace Spirituality, and Job Engagement among IT Workers© 2019 (E-ISSN 2348-1269, P- ISSN 2349-5138) IJRAR June 2019, Volume 6, Issue 2

Gayathri, Sajeethkumar. Work-life balance and perceived organizational support among employees. Journal of Information and Computational Science(UGC Care)- ISSN: 1548-7741 Volume 9 Issue 11 – 2019

Sajeethkumar. Comparative study of smokers and non-smokers on mental health and religious attitude, Journal of Information and Computational Science(UGC Care)- ISSN: 1548-7741 Volume 10 Issue 1 – 2020

Abinaya, sajeethkumar. Study On School Bullying And School Climate Among School Children, Journal of Information and Computational Science, (UGC Care) ISSN: 1548-7741, Volume 10 Issue 6 – 2020.

Boondhalir, sajeethkumar. Study on work locus of control and occupational stress among employees. Journal of informational and computational science. 1548-7741, vol 8, 2020.

Bullying, Defending and Victimizationin Western Europe and India: Similarities and

Differences (Chapter):  Cambridge university press (new york) May 2018

Vasanth, M. S., Deepika, S., Thamilselvan, P., &Senthilvadivel, P. Achievement motivation and risk-taking among the sports students and non-sports students. Indian Journal of physical education, sports and applied science vol 9, No 1 2229-550X, January 2019.

Kanchana DM &SekarDeepika. INFERIORITY AND DEPENDENCE PRONENESS AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS. Journal of Information and Computational Science, vol 10, 1548-7741, June 2020

DhanushkodiBrindha&SekarDeepika. the study of the relationship and difference between self-esteem, anxiety, and depression among college students. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research. Vol 9, 2277-7881, July 2020

SekarDeepika&DhanushkodiBrindha. To Inspect the Relationship between Gratitude, Optimism, and Helping Behavior among Adulthood. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research. Vol 9, 2277-7881, September 2020

Pavithra. M, VijayalayaSrinivas. Perceived parenting style, self-esteem, and socio-economic in juvenile delinquents. International Journal of Indian Psychology, vol 8, Issue 1, March 2020.