Department of Psychology, Punjabi University, Patiala
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Department History

           The Department of Psychology of Punjabi University , Patiala was established in 1987, during the Silver Jubilee year of the University. The strength of the teaching staff is two Professors, two Readers, ten Lecturers, two Senior Technical Assistants, three Junior Technical Assistants as well as other supporting staff.

                 Presently intake of the students in M.Sc-I, and M. Sc-II is 60 each. In   P. G. Diploma in Counselling Psychology intake of the students is 16. The M. Phil course has 15 seats. The department also provides research facilities like Ph.D degree in the thrust areas of the Personality, Creativity, Clinical Psychology, Organizational Behaviour, Experimental and Social Psychology, Educational Psychology, Sports Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology and so on. The faculty members of the department have produced high quality of research work which has been extensively published in Foreign and Indian Journals.

              The Department is well-equipped with psychological tests and instruments. It has three laboratories, namely, Experimental Lab., Testing Lab. and Bio-feed back Lab. In addition, there is a Nodal-Computer Lab. which facilitates research and other Departmental activities. The Department invites many experts of National and International repute for giving extension lectures on a Spectrum of Themes.

              The Department is providing Counselling Services to the Students and Employees of the University to Cope with Stress and Enhancing their Psychological Wellbeing. The Department has completed two Fruitful Decades of its existence and is continuing its endeavor towards academic excellence in teaching, research and Counseling activities.


  Faculty and System Officers with qualifications and specialization:

Faculty

Specialization

Distinction/

Awards

Publications/

Projects

(Number only)

Conferences/

Seminars Attended

(Number only)

Name: Dr. B.S. Sandhu

Personality, Health Psychology,

Creativity

 

Books:0

Conferences

Designation: Professor & Head

Papers

National :

Qualifications: M.A., Ph.D

National :03

International :

Contact Information

International :0

Seminars

Ph:

Projects :0

National :

Email:



Link to Bio-Data 


International:

 


 



Name: Dr. Vandana Sharma

Social Psychology, Organizational Behaviour, Developmental Psychology,

i) Witkin/ Okhongi award by International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology 1996, at Montreal , Canada

ii) University Medal for academic at B.A.

Books:0

Conferences

Designation: Professor

Papers

National :22

Qualifications: M.A., M. Phil, Ph.D

National :48

International :10

Contact Information

International :05

Seminars

Ph: 98729-40600

Projects : UGC project in titled 'Identifiable Accountability, As a Deterrent to Social Loafing'.

National :

Email: Sharma.Vandana1@yahoo.co.in



Link to Bio-Data


International:

 


 



Name: Dr. Gurminder Sokhey

Clinical Psychology especially psychosomatic disorders, adolescent and marital problems

i) Ph.D thesis recommended for publication by the ICSSR in 1991.

ii) Won National Award & was adjudged the best scientific paper for the year 1999 on Angina, Patient & their coping behaviour with stress

Books:0

Conferences-16

Designation: Reader

Papers

National :

Qualifications: M.A., Ph.D

National :12

International :

Contact Information

International :01

Seminars

Ph: 98141-12762

Projects : one project under process+

National :

Email:



Link to Bio-Data


International:

 


 



Name: Dr. Sangeeta Trama

Educational Psychology & Coundelling Psychology

i) Awarded roll of honour/

medal for standing 2nd in P.U. in B.A-I, II, III

ii) Awarded medal and certificate of merit for standing Ist in P.U. in M.A-I, II

iii) 10th H.P. Bhargava memorial professional involvement award, 2004, awarded by psycho-linguistic association of India (PLAI).

Books:05 articles

Conferences

Designation: Reader

Papers

National :09

Qualifications: M.A., Ph.D, UGC

National :16

International :03

Contact Information

International :02

Seminars

Ph: 0175-3046319

Projects :0

National :09

Email: Sangeetatrama@gmail.com

Sangeetatrama@yahoo.co.in



Link to Bio-Data


International:

 


 



Name: Dr. Harprit Kaur

Clinical

Psychology

i) Ex psychologist Member of Chandigarh Mental Health Authority

ii) TTTI-IAAP award by Indian Association of applied Psychology for Ph.D work

Books:0

Conferences

Designation: Lecturer

Papers

National : 16

Qualifications: M.A., M.Phil, 

                           Ph.D.,

National :13

International : 03

Contact Information

International :01

Seminars

Ph: 98155-01369

Projects : Department of Science and Technology, Chandigarh

National :03

Email: harprit.kaur@yahoo.com



Link to Bio-Data


International:01

 


 



Name: Dr. Mamta Sharma

Behavioural Medicine & Physiology, Developmental Psychology

 

Books:01

Conferences-7

Designation: Lecturer

Papers

National :

Qualifications: M.A., M.Ed., M.Phil, Ph.D

National :06

International :

Contact Information

International :0

Seminars

Ph: 98765-55222

Projects :

i) Involved in a departmental project on Female Foeticide

ii) Written items in Psychology for 'Bal Vishavkosh'-A univrsity project

National :

Email: Mamtasharma_06@yahoo.co.in



Link to Bio-Data


International:

 


 



Name: Dr. Damanjit Sandhu

Adolescent Psychology

i) First in B.A. in 1998.

ii) Gold Medal in M.A. in 2000

iii) University Champion in Lawn Tennis in 1997-98.

iv) Saraswati Devi Award of Excellence for best student.

v) University Youth Festival Medals in Quiz 1996-97.

vi) Head girl of BBK DAV College , Amritsar 1995-98

Books:0

Conferences

Designation: Lecturer

Papers

National :10

Qualifications: M.A., UGC Diploma, Ph.D

National :09

International :12

Contact Information

International :06

Seminars

Ph:

Projects :2

National :

Email: Daman10sept@yahoo.co.in



Link to Bio-Data


International:

 


 



Name: Dr. Nalini Malhotra

Experimental and Cognitive field, Clinical and Counseling field

i) Gold medal in psychology honours

ii) 2 Merit positions.

Books:0

Conferences

Designation: Lecturer

Papers

National :03

Qualifications: M.A., PGDPC, Ph.D

National :02

International :

Contact Information

International :0

Seminars

Ph: 98145-57667

Projects : one year research project in crminology

National :02

Email: nalinimalhotra@rediffmail.com

drnalinimalhotra@gmail.com



Link to Bio-Data


International:

 


 



Name: Dr. Surendra Kumar Sia

Organizational Psychology

 

Books:0

Conferences

Designation: Lecturer

Papers

National :05

Qualifications: M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D

National :0

International :

Contact Information

International :04

Seminars

Ph: 94174-03296

Projects :0

National :

Email: sksia@rediffmail.com



Link to Bio-Data


International:

 


 



Name: Dr. Vidhu Mohan

Applied Social Psychology

 

Books:0

Conferences

Designation: Lecturer

Papers

National :03

Qualifications: M.A., Ph.D

National :04

International :

Contact Information

International :0

Seminars

Ph: 98886-95484

Projects :0

National :02

Email: vidhucola@yahoo.com



Link to Bio-Data


International:

 


 



Name: Mrs. Tarika Sandhu

Environmental Psychology, Personality and Counseling Psychology

 

Books:0

Conferences

Designation: Lecturer

Papers

National :04

Qualifications: M.A., PGDCP, NET+JRF

National :03

International :02

Contact Information

International :0

Seminars

Ph: 98727-98982

Projects : i) Involved in a departmental project on Female Foeticide

ii) Written items in Psychology for 'Bal Vishavkosh' -A university project

National :02

Email: tarika_sandhu@yahoo.co.in



Link to Bio-Data


International:

 


 



Name: Ms. Inderpreet Sandhu

Developmental Psychology, Personality & Counseling Psychology

 

Books:01 article

Conferences

Designation: Lecturer

 

Papers

National :06

Qualifications: M.A., PGDCP, UGC-NET , Ph.D

 

National :03

International :02

Contact Information

 

International :0

Seminars

Ph:

 

Projects :

National :07

Email:

 



Link to Bio-Data

 


International: 02

 


 



Name: Dr. Sukhminder Kaur

Behavioural Medicine, Counseling, Psychology & Health Psychology

 

Books:0

Conferences

Designation: Lecturer

 

Papers

National :04

Qualifications: M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D

 

National :04

International :01

Contact Information

 

International :0

Seminars

Ph: 98153-89437

 

Projects : Involved in a departmental project on Female Foeticide

ii) Written items in Psychology for 'Bal Vishavkosh' -A university project

National :02

Email: sukhminder_bhattal@yahoo.co.in

 



Link to Bio-Data

 


International:

 


 



Name: Ms Mandeep Kaur

Guidance & Counseling Psychology, Personality Psychology

i) Gold medal in M.A. Psychology in Punjabi University , PTA.

ii) S. Dharam Singh Kler Medal in B.A. in Govt. Mohindra College , PTA.

Books:0

Conferences

Designation: Lecturer

Papers

National :01

Qualifications: M.A., CIG, UGC-NET

National :01

International :

Contact Information

International:0

Seminars

Ph: 98156-56099

Projects :0

National :

Email:

mandeep_yps@yahoo.com



Link to Bio-Data


International:

 


 




Thrust Area

1.                  Counseling Psychology

2.                  Personality Psychology

3.                  Applied Social Psychology.

4.                  Developmental Psychology

5.                  Educational Psychology

6.                  Cognitive Processes      

7.                  Organizational Behavior

8.                  Environmental Psychology

9.                  Psychometrics

10.              Sports Psychology

11.              Clinical Psychology

12.              Health Psychology

13.              Criminal Psychology


Significant Achievements

  • Ph.D
  • Awards
  • Community services : Annual Rural Camps, Departmental Workshops and Psychofest for Mental Health & Psychological Enhancement of Children, Adults & Families.

Courses Offered and Admission Criteria

 S. No.

Course

Duration

(years)

Seats

Eligibility

Tuition Fee & Other Charges

( Approximate)

Admission Procedure (Through Entrance Test/Direct)

1.

M. Sc.

2

60

B. A. with Psychology/

 B. Sc. ( Medical/Non-Medical/Home Science)

As per University Rules

Merit  Based    

2.

P. G. Dip. In Counselling Psychology

1

16

M. A./ M. sc. in Psychology

As per University Rules

Merit Based

3.

M.Phil

1

15

M. A./ M. sc. in Psychology

As per University Rules

Merit Based

4.

Ph.D








Syllabi for Courses Offered : M.Sc. I & PGDICP

INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES

A)  Lab. Utility: 

1.    Psychometric Laboratory: Has a large store of standardized psychological tests used for the  assessment of various facets of personality.

2.    Experimental Laboratory: Has a wide variety of Psychological apparatus used for the measurement and understanding of psycho-physical attributes.

 3.    Biofeedback Laboratory: Houses Polygraphs (Lie-Detector), EMG, EEG, Apparatus for detection of changes in various physiological indices.

B)    Library Services:

         The department has a contributory library that has a large collection of books in various fields of psychology catering to the needs of students, research fellows and faculty in the department. 


C)   Computer/Internet Facilities:

       The department has a computer Lab providing online services to students, research fellows and faculty for research purposes.


 
D)    Placements
         • Organizational Sector- As HR managers in industries such as Trident, Infosys, Maniford Allianz etc.

         •  Child Guidance Clinics-As Counselors in Family Resource Centers, Child Care Centers, School Counselling.
         • 
Health Care Settings- As Counselors in  Medical hospitals, Red cross society  and Voluntary Health Associations  of Punjab.
         • Teaching- As teaching faculty at graduate and post-graduate levels.

         •  Civil Services- As officers in the top ranks of the Indian Administrative Services.

         •  Sport Institutes- The National Institute of Sports ( NIS ) Patiala has recruited our students as Junior Sports Scientists.
         • 
Army- As Lieutenants after clearing the Short Service Commission Board.



Major Research Projects, Minor Projects

A) SOCIAL LOAFING- Identifiable Accountability as a Deterrent to Social Loafing.
B)  FEMALE FOETICIDE- Gender Sensitization and Female Foeticide in Punjab : A Social Psychological  Perspective.
C) APPLICATION OF COUNSELING FOR COGNITIVE RESTRUCTURING OF ATTITUDE TOWARDS  GIRL CHILD.


Contact Us

Name: Dr. Sangita Trama
The Head of the Department,
Department of Psychology
Punjabi University, Patiala,Punjab.

Pin -147002

Ph: 0175-304-6318

 
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