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Bijoy Krishna Girls' College, Howrah

Estd : 1st August 1947. Affilliated to University of Calcutta

NCTE approved NAAC B accredited College with CPE status

Department of Psychology

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Sujata Chatterjee

Associate Professor


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Dr. Debleena Kumar

Assistant Professor (St. II) and Head, Dept. of Psychology

M.Sc., Ph.D.

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Dr. Sraboni Chatterjee

Assistant Professor (St. II) Dept. of Psychology

M.A., Ph.D.

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M.Sc, Ph.D.

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Joyita Kumar

Visiting Faculty


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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.

  1. Achievements:-
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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”.


4. Programme Outcome (P.O.): Program outcomes refer to broad objectives of a degree program, particularly as they pertain to the quality and/or productivity of the program. The Program Outcomes of our institution consist in moulding graduates having the following attributes.

PO1: Intellectually Competent:

The Graduates will be able to

  • obtain the core knowledge base in their academic field
  • acquire the knowledge with facts and figures related to various subjects in humanities, pure sciences, bio-sciences, and social-behavioural sciences
  • develop ability to generate  innovative, relevant knowledge through inquiry, critical reflection and synthesis
  • understand the basic concepts, fundamental principles, and the scientific theories related to various scientific phenomena and their relevancies in the day-to-day life
  • acquire the skills in handling scientific instruments, planning and performing in laboratory experiments. They can be able to grasp the skills of observations and drawing logical inferences from the scientific experiments
  • analyze the given qualitative and quantitative data critically and systematically and develop the ability to draw the objective conclusions
  • think creatively (divergently and convergent) to propose novel ideas in explaining facts and figures or providing new solution to the problems
  • realize how developments in any science subject helps in the development of other science subjects and vice-versa and how interdisciplinary approach helps in providing better solutions and new ideas for the sustainable developments
  • develop optimistic and scientific outlook not only with respect to science subjects but also in all aspects related to life
  • realize that knowledge of subjects in other faculties such as humanities, performing arts, etc. can have greatly and effectively influence which inspires in evolving new scientific theories and inventions

PO2: Morally Upright

Our Graduates will

  • manifest a personal conviction that justice and peace are the foundations of societal living
  • be led by the voice of their conscience and always do what is right

PO3: Socially Committed

Our Graduates will

  • be socially conscious, sensitive and active persons, who are committed and accountable agents of social good
  • manifest genuine concern for human values and ecological conditions
  • be committed to social justice and the dignity of all sections of society, especially the underprivileged

PO4: Spiritually Inspired

Our graduates will

  • take personal responsibility for their choices and actions
  • be led by personal and professional standards of ethics with a commitment to integrity and honesty

PO5: Civically Responsible

Our graduates will

  • be responsible members of social and professional communities
  • promote democratic values and peaceful living in a multi-faceted society, with courage of conviction


5. Programme Specific Outcome (P.S.O): These are statements that describe what graduates of a specific program should be able to do?

Psychology is a fascinating and challenging subject. The most obvious reason to study psychology is the subject-specific knowledge one can gain and the insight that he or she will develop into the mind, brain and human behaviour. On B.Sc/B.A (Honours) Psychology course  one can able to know a diverse range of subjects including cognitive psychology, forensic and investigative psychology, and educational psychology, the psychology of sport and exercise, and critical social psychology

In brief, it can be said that psychology actually enhances the self growth and development of the individuals. Our Program Specific Outcomes are evidences for the above attributes in our graduates in the form of the following skills

PSO1: Knowledge Acquisition Skills

Ability to learn individually and collaboratively the following processes like

  • measurement of attitude, aptitude, interest, adjustment skills
  • counseling process and techniques
  • analysis and interpretation of the causes behind the major psychological issues seen with people in the  society today

PSO2: Societal Skills

Commitment and accountability for social transformation in civil society and be able to:

  • Be concerned for environmental sustainability
  • Enunciate and abide by standards of ethics
  • Enhance the coping skill with different problems in life

6. Course Outcome (C.O): Course Learning Outcomes are statements clearly describing the meaningful, observable and measurable knowledge, skills and/or dispositions students will learn in this course.


  • CO1-CC-1: Introduction to Psychology: To introduce students to the basic concepts of the field of psychology with an emphasis on applications of psychology in everyday life and also make them acquainted with cognitive process, states of consciousness and learning, memory
  • CO2-CC-2: Statistical Methods for Psychological Research: To familiarize students with the use of statistical methods in psychological research and the techniques of statistics for quantitative research.


  • CO3-CC-3: Biopsychology: To explore the biological basis of experience and behaviour and to develop an appreciation of the neurobiological basis of psychological function and dysfunction
  • CO4-CC-4:Psychology of Individual Differences: To develop an understanding of the concept of individual differences with the goal to promote self-reflection and understanding of self and others


  • CO5-CC-5: Development of Psychological Thought: This course provides a basic introduction to the development of the discipline both from the Indian as well as western perspective
  • CO6-CC-6: Psychological Research: To educate students with the process and the methods of quantitative and qualitative psychological research traditions
  • CO7-CC-7: Social Psychology: Develop an understanding of the individual in relation to the social world. Introduce students to the realm of social influence, as to how individuals think, feel and behave in social situations


  • CO8-CC-8: Understanding Psychological Disorders: The paper aims at providing an overview of the concept of abnormality and the symptoms and etiology of various psychological disorders. This will sensitize them to information on psychopathology and dispel myths regarding it
  • CO9-CC-9: Statistical Methods for Psychological Research-II: To educate students with the techniques of inferential statistics and hypothesis testing
  • CO10-CC-10: Applied Social Psychology: To help student understand social problems and gain knowledge about intervention strategies


  • CO11-CC-11: Understanding and Dealing with Psychological Disorders: To introduce the etiological understanding and therapeutic interventions for the various psychological disorders and also to help students develop and understanding of how to deal with moderate to severe psychopathology
  • CO12-CC-12: Developmental Psychology: To equip the learner with an understanding of the concept and process of human development across the life span To impart an understanding of the various domains of human development To inculcate sensitivity to socio-cultural context of human development


  • CO13-CC-13: Organizational Behaviour: To develop an awareness of the concepts related to organizational behavior and to help the students develop connectivity between concepts and practices of organizations
  • CO14-CC-14: Counselling Psychology: To develop an understanding of basic concepts, processes, and techniques of Counseling and to acquaint the learner with the challenges of Counseling

Discipline Specific DSE (2 in Semester-V and 2 in Semester-VI)

  • DSE-A -01: Positive Psychology: To introduce the basic concepts of the growing approach of positive psychology and understand its applications in various domains
  • DSE-A -02: Human Resource Management: To help students understand the various processes and issues inherent in organizations related to human resources
  • DSE-B -03: Health Psychology: To understand the relationship between psychological factors and physical health and learn how to enhance well-being
  • DSE-B -04: Community Psychology: To learn the link between individuals and communities and deal with social issues more effectively with people’s participation
  • DSE-A- 05: Cultural and Indigenous Psychology: To understand the role of culture in understanding behaviour and exploring psychological insights in the Indian thought traditions
  • DSE-B -06: Psychological Perspectives in Education: To understand of the interface between education and psychology and to appreciate the various issues and challenges that emerge with reference to the application of psychological ideas and theories in the discipline of education. This paper will enable learners to deal with various problems and issues related to student diversity in a classroom

Skill Enhancement Elective (SEC) (1 in Semester- III and 1 in Semester- IV)

  • SEC-A-01: Behaviour Modification: To understand the concept of behaviour modification and its applications
  • SEC-A-01: Communication: To understand communication and its different facets in different context
  • SEC-B-02: Emotional Intelligence: To understand the concept of emotional intelligence and learn ways of developing it
  • SEC-B -02: Stress Management: In everyday life we experience stress related to various situations. Students will learn how they can make adjustments and manage to cope with stress more effectively





E Module



SL No. Routine File




  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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”


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