The department of Psychology (General Level) was established in June 1989. In academic year 2012-2013 the department took initiative in starting Counselling Centre which provides psychological assistance to students of this college. Counselling cases including personal counselling such as loosing attention and concentration, continuous fear, adjustment problem, stress management as well as family problems etc. are also dealt with guidance of expert. Department conducts various curricular and co-curricular activities like, seminars, group discussion, remedial teaching for students and presentations of students on various topics etc. Many eminent personalities from the field of Psychology visited our department- Dr. C. G. Deshpande (Former Head, Dept. of Applied Psychology, Mumbai University), Dr. V.R. Shinde (Dept. of Psychology, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune), Dr. Savita Deshpande (Abasaheb Garware College, Pune) , Dr. L. R. Yagnik (Former Head, Dept. of Psychology, Sardar Patel University Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat), Prin. Dr. P.V. Rasal (Former BoS, Chairman, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune), Dr. Narendra Deshmukh (BoS, Chairman, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune), Dr. S.H. Khalane (BoS, Member, Kavayitri Bahinabai Chaudhari North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon) and Dr. H. J. Narke (Head, Department of. Psychology, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad.)
Quotes on psychology
“The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.” ____Abraham Maslow
“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” ____William James
“The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.” ____ Sigmund Freud

Department Profile - Brochure

Year of establishment Name of the HoD Area of Specialization Number of faculty Computing facility Projectors Text Books Reference Books Total Books
June 1989, UG (GeneralLevel) Dr.Santosh B. Gaikwad (M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., SET) Clinical Psychology 01 (Full Time) 1 computer 1 scanner-cum-printer 3 LCD Projectors 92 410 502

Departmental Facilities

  • Online Rayat Knowledge Bank
  • E-book Bank
  • Old Question Paper Bank
  • Remedial Teaching
  • Counselling Centre

Departmental activities

  • National Conference:Organized B.o.D. Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune Sponsored Two Day National Conference on‘Psycho-Socio Perspective of Female Feticide’ on 8th and 9th March, 2013.
  • Group Discussion
  • Seminar
  • Remedial teaching for students
  • Presentations of students on various topics

Research, Publications and Academic Contributions


To leads in the teaching, counselling, research and dissemination of psychological knowledge.


  • Increase psychological knowledge
  • Apply psychological knowledge
  • Promote ethical behavior
  • Provide community outreach services


  • Sharing our knowledge applying it to the improvement of mental wellbeing
  • Collaborating both locally and globally with researchers, our community and policy makers

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Course Objectives

F. Y. B. A. G-1: General Psychology (To be implemented from 2013-2014)

  • To provide solid base for the basic principles of Psychology
  • To introduce students with the modern trends in psychology and its major concepts.
  • To provide an overview of the application of psychology.

S.Y.B.A. G-2:- Social Psychology (To be implemented from 2014-2015)

  • Acquaint Students with basic concepts, theories and applications of Social Psychology
  • Familiarize students with group behaviour
  • Underline the importance of Close Relationships and Pro- social behaviour

T.Y.B.A. G3: Industrial and Organizational Psychology(Implemented from 2015-16)To acquaint the students with:

  • The emergence of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • The work done in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • The significance of training, performance appraisal, leadership models
  • The importance of Engineering Psychology

Course Outcomes

Psychology General Paper- I (General Psychology) (Course Code- 1227)

  • CO1. Provided solid foundation for the basic principles of psychology
  • CO2. Familiarize with the historical trends in psychology, major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and empirical findings.
  • CO3.Provided an overview of the applications of psychology
  • CO4. Studied human behaviour and basic tenets of personality
  • CO5. Applied the course content with the real life situations

Psychology General Paper- II (Social Psychology) (Course Code- 2227)

  • CO1. Acquainted students with basic concepts, methods and theories and applications of social psychology
  • CO2. Understood the role of mind, behaviourism and personality for the development of civilization
  • CO3.Inculcated motivation, self- esteem, confidence, attention among students for personality development
  • CO4. Cultivated healthy minds for healthy society in the development of nation
  • CO5. Nurtured pro-activeness, close relationships, group behaviour, leadership and pro- social behaviour

Psychology General Paper- III(Industrial and Organizational Psychology)(3227)

  • CO1. Studied the significance of training, performance appraisal and leadership models in organizations and industry to make a healthy society
  • CO2. Understood the functions and processes of various organizations related to human resource management
  • CO3. Studied the significance of training, performance appraisal and leadership models in organization
  • CO4. Understood the importance of Engineering Psychology
  • CO5. Imbibed the leadership qualities
  • CO6. Understood the role of human resource management for the effective work culture

Class Paper 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14
F.Y. B.A. General Psychology(G 1) 77 63 81 81 94
S.Y.B.A Social Psychology(G 2) 35 42 38 51 49
T.Y.B.A Industrial and Organizational Psychology(G3) 28 25 42 41 23

Result Analysis

Class Paper Academic Year 2017-18 Academic Year 2016-17 Academic Year 2015-16 Academic Year 2014-15 Academic Year 2013-14
F.Y. B.A. General Psychology 93.50% 98.36% 94.93% 96.15% 97.75%
S.Y.B.A Social Psychology 100% 87.17% 90.32% 97.82% 95.65%%
T.Y.B.A I/O Psychology 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%