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The department of Psychology was established with an aim of developing an understanding of the growing discipline of psychology and promoting skill based education. An important goal of this department is to facilitate self-discovery in the students and ensure their enthusiastic and effective participation in responding to the needs and challenges of the contemporary world. The department intends to enable students in developing skills and competencies required for the holistic development.

Currently, the department offers two-year M.A. program and three-year B.A. (Hons.) degrees in Psychology. The teaching pedagogy is student centric and professionally moduled.
Sr. No. Name of the Teacher Designation Academic Achievements
1 Dr. Vandana Sharma Associate Professor M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D
2 Dr. R.K. Bansal Assistant Professor M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D
3 Ms. Jasvir Kaur Assistant Professor M.A., UGC-JRF, Ph.D. (pursuing)
4 Dr. Ibadat Khan Assistant Professor M.A., Ph.D.
5 Ms. Simranjeet Kaur Assistant Professor M.A.,  UGC-NET, Ph.D. (pursuing)
Course B.A. (Hons. School) Psychology
Duration 3 years (Semester system)
Seats 30
Fees Rs. 9,075/- per semester
Eligibility (i) 10+2 any stream with 60% marks (ii) Merit-based plus admissible weightages (iii) for details see
Course M.A. Psychology
Duration 2 years (Semester system)
Seats 30
Fees Rs. 15,125/- per semester
Eligibility (i) B.A. with Psychology as an optional subject (60% overall aggregate) (ii) Merit-based plus admissible weightages (iii) for details see
International Collaborations
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Orebro University, Sweden.
S. No. Activity Details Date
1 Drug De-addiction Camp (Field Visit ) September 30th, 2016
2 Annual Psychology Festival (PSY -AKAL) February 28th, 2017
3. Women 's Day : Psychological Perspectives on changing context of Femininity. March 8th, 2017

RURAL MENTAL HEALTH CAMP (30th September, 2016)

The Department of Psychology organised a rural camp for Mental health awareness at Fategarh Naubaad, District Bathinda, Punjab on 30th September, 2016. The aim of the camp was to spread much needed awareness about the psychiatric disorders and the fallouts of superstitious ways of managing such illnesses. The students were made to visit village school, common places like “sath”, anganwadi and households. Two assistant professors accompanied the students during the visit. During the school visit, teachers were made aware of learning difficulties and retention problems in young children. They were also apprised of the problems associated with different developmental levels. The teachers were requested to keep in mind the developmental limits of children in culminating various age bound tasks. Next, the team visited the villagers at the common meeting place called “sath”. The villagers were very enthused to discuss mental health issues with the students. The students used charts to demonstrate various issues to the villagers. The discussion was very productive and various reasons of mental stress were identified viz., unevenness of seasonality, debts (in farmers) and interpersonal conflicts. The villagers were apprised of availability of psychologist at various mental health centres in and around Bathinda. The activity was very useful for the students and the department of psychology looks forward to such endeavours in the near future.

PSY-AKAL 2017 The organising committe of “Weavers of Psychology” celebrated the popular idea of viewing psycholgy as a science of applicability by organising an activity day on February 28th , 2017. The students were very excited to try activities like Handwriting Analysis and Personality Analysis themselves. This was followed by a grand chart exhibition and some interesting experiments on memory and attention. The face painting exercise was equally enjoyed by the students and they remember this day as a great learning experience. The list of activities was as following

1. Handwriting Analysis
2. Personality Analysis
3. Chart Exhibition
4. Experiments on Memory and Attention
5. Face Painting ( Psychology themes)

International Women's Day We know from history lessons that International Women’s Day was initially established as a sign of women’s equality and strength. Nowadays women are really strong and independent, but March 8th is the day when we honour and cherish these strong women . To celebrate the event , Department of Psychology along with Department of Economics and Competetive Studies invited Ms. Pooja Chanwaria, SDM ,Ratia to give a motivational talk to the students. The event was preceded by a discussion on changing contexts of Feminity. It was a great success and the impact was observed from the sound of applause

Dr. Ibadat Khan
Incharge, Department of Psychology
Akal University, Talwandi Sabo
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