1. History of Dept: -
Prof. Bijoy Krishna Bhattacharya was among those visionary academic personalities, who could feel the need of the society for some specific area of knowledge not much popular at that period of time. The outcome of his inspirational idea and progressive thought was the introduction of subject “Psychology” as a main stream, full-fledged Honours faculty in the year 1968. The department started his journey from July, 1968 with Prof. Mrinal Kanti Dutta as a teaching faculty and Sri Murari Das as a non-teaching technical staff. In the same year Dr. Snigdha Mitra joined the department as a full-time teaching faculty. Two additional posts of full-time teachers were sanctioned in 1969 and Prof. Sipra Nandy and Dr. Mitra Bhattecharrya started their career in the respective posts. Within a short period, the department earned the fame of quality teaching such a rare subject in district level and the state level as well. Dr. Indrani Mukherjee joined the post as a lecturer and continued up to one year. As Dr. Mukherjee left this department for Applied Psychology, Calcutta University, Dr. Mallika Banerjee filled up the post from the then panel of College Service Commission. Dr. Banerjee served this department for almost two years and left for the Department of Psychology, Calcutta University. Prof. Sujata Chatterjee joined the department from the same panel of College Service Commission September, 1986. Two posts of Graduate Laboratory Instructor (GLI) were created through UGC affiliation in 1985, wherein, Smt. Jaya Ramnath and Smt. Madhabi Mondal were recruited. In 2002 Dr. Ishita Chatterjee joined as junior lecturer and in 2008 she left for the department of Applied Psychology, Calcutta University. Dr Chandana Aditya was recruited as fulltime Contractual Teacher (CWTT), in a UGC sanctioned post in 2007. In April, 2014 Dr. Sraboni Chatterjee and Dr. Debleena Kumar joined the department as a whole time teachers in substantive posts (UGC).
Our department happened to be the well known centre for its academic excellence, regularity of classes and other daily disciplinary activities. The overall maintenance of the department is taken care of by two responsible staff- Sri Tapan Das and Smt. Tustusi Mosha. In addition to it, the department is now equipped with all modern teaching tools and techniques…i.e. computers with teaching learning software items, projectors, internet facilities with WIFI connections, laptop etc (UGC and other grants). There is a seminar library, rich with contemporary books (texts and references) and journals. Manual tests and apparatus for regular classroom practical are sufficient in numbers. Maintenance of these apparatus and instruments are done in regular basis.
The students after graduating from this department have achieved their desired goals in academics, scientific research, corporate and IT Sectors, and many other dynamic fields like entertainments and self entrepreneurships. The University results are encouraging every year. Failure rate is almost insignificant. We always work together with the motto ‘work today for better tomorrow’.
2. Mission & Vision: - i) Our mission is to make the classes truly interactive and student-centric to the extent possible, the number of students in the class should be more manageable on the one hand and the regularity of attendance ought to be made mandatory on the others, otherwise the yardstick to judge student accomplishment will solely repose on the end – term results and internal assessments, which, given the predictability of university question and the stress on the rote learning, really does not count for much.
ii) Our vision is to make learning a continuous process and an enjoyable experience. The department, with its limited autonomy, cannot drastically turn things around, but it can experiment with more student – centric learning.
Mental Health Camp on "Wellness in Daily Life" was organized by Dept. of Psychology and IQAC, Bijoy Krishna Girls' College, Howrah on 27th November, 2017 and the speaker was Dr. Pritha Mukhopadhyay, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta
A one day workshop on Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)-Teaching Learning Programme of Psychology was organized by Bijoy Krishna Girls' College, Howrah, Dept. of Psychology and IQAC under UGC-CPE on 6th December 2017
World Mental Health Day was celebrated by Dept. of Psychology and IQAC, Bijoy Krishna Girls' College, Howrah on 10th October, 2018 and the speaker was Dr. Anuttama Banerjee, Clinical Psychologist and Academic Mentor and the theme of the programme was “Mobile Phone and related dependence, hazards and Remedy”