Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

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Department of Psychology


The origin of the Department of Psychology was one of the significant contributions by Padmashree N. D. Sundarvadivelu, the Beacon Light of education in Tamil Nadu and the former Vice-Chancellor of University of Madras. The Department was one of the four Departments started to constitute the Madras University Autonomous Post Graduate Centre, Coimbatore in 1974.

Courses Offered :

=> M.Sc. Applied Psychology
=> M.Sc. Counselling
=> M.Phil. in Psychology
=> Ph.D. in Psychology
=> PG Diploma in Guidance and Counseling (1 year)

Research Projects :

=> “A survey on psycho-social determinants of potential youth’s intentions to join Indian defense services (2 Years from July 2008) sponsored by DRDO-DIPR, New Delhi.
=> Psychological factors Influencing the knowledge of cancer causing Plastics (2 years from March 2009) sponsored by UGC, New Delhi.
=> Psychological Dynamics of Academic Resilience among SC/St Students in Higher Education in Tamil Nadu (2 years from October 2008) sponsored by Center for Educational Research, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.
=> Fostering Academic Resilience among Rural Low Socio-economic College Students (2 years from January 2009) sponsored by UGC, New Delhi.
=> Enhancing Resilience of Rural Adolescents students under risk (2 years from November 2008) sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi.
=> Identification of Combatant Personality for the 3rd Millennium and Coping in High Stress Environment of the Soldiers (during the year 1998 – 2001) sponsored by DRDO-DIPR, New Delhi.
=> Personality and Creativity Development (during the year 1998 – 2000) sponsored by Chinmaya International Residential School, Siruvani, Coimbatore.
=> Youth Sexuality ( during the year 2003 – 2004) sponsored by The Ford Foundation, New Delhi, through AMCHSS, SETIMST, Trivandram.
=> The Impact of Active Preparatory Auditory Reception Response on the Psycho-Physiological Coping Response to Artillery Explosion Sound (during the year 2002 – 2004) sponsored by DRDO-DIPR, New Delhi.
=> Sexuality and Sexual Behaviors among Unmarried Young Men in Rural and Urban Areas of Tamilnadu (during the year 2005 – 2006) sponsored by UGC, New Delhi.

Job placement of Students :

A Placement Officer to look after the placement prospects of the students at the Department has been installed in 2007. The general percentage of placement of students passing out of the PG program of this Department is significantly high. The students of M.Sc Applied Psychology have got placements as clinical psychologists, counselors, training executives, welfare officers, health psychologists etc in various health care and IT industries, educational and research departments such as the DRDO, NIMHANS, NITIE etc. and in academic institutions of good repute in India and Abroad. The percentage placement of students (off-campus) is around 90 %.

Department of Psychology
Bharathiar university
Coimbatore - 641 046
Tamil Nadu. India.

Contact No : 0422 – 2428461


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