Govt. of West Bengal
Bethune College
Bethune College

Department of Psychology

Bethune College : Psychology Department

Course Details

  • Semester wise three year B.A./B.Sc. Honours Course under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), University of Calcutta.
  • Three year B.A./B.Sc. Honours Course (1+1+1 2009 Regulation), University of Calcutta.
  • Semester wise two year M.Sc. Course in Applied Psychology under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), University of Calcutta.
  • Two years Post-Graduate Course (M. A. and M. Sc.) in Applied Psychology (affiliated to the University of Calcutta).

Syllabus

http://www.caluniv.ac.in/CBCS/cbcs.html
http://www.caluniv.ac.in/syllabus/PSYCHOLOGY.pdf
Applied psychology PG CBCS Syllabus

 

About the Department

The Department of Psychology, Bethune College was started its journey in 1961 offering Pass Course at B.A. / B.Sc. level under the Headship of Smt. Arati Das. Smt. Bharati Pal and Smt. Basantika Lahiri joined the department in 1963. The Honours Course in Psychology was started with the initiative of Prof. Pushpa Mishra, the then Principal of Bethune College, and the then Head of the Department, Dr. Syamali Sen in 1999 with 15 students. Currently the total No. of seats for the Honours Course is 36.

The Department has started Post Graduate Programme in Psychology from the session 2015 - 16 under University of Calcutta with specialisation in: Organisational and Environmental Psychology.

Total number of seats - 10
 

Infrastructure

  • Well-equipped laboratory
  • One air conditioned laboratory
  • Books in departmental library: 200
  • Books in book bank: 82
  • Air conditioned counseling room
  • Facilities available: LCD projector, 6 computers and one laptop, photocopy machine, scanner and printer.
     

Research Activities

The departmental faculties are continuously engaged in research as well as publications in different area of Psychology. Every year postgraduate students of Applied Psychology submit dissertations supervised by the departmental teachers in their final semester, as a part of their curriculum.

Extension Activities

Seminars/ Workshops Organized by the Department:

Funding Agency Seminar/ Workshops with Date Resource Person
Bethune College Departmental Seminar on "Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence"

20th June, 2018
 
Sri Devdeep Roy Chowdhury, Clinical Psychologist
Bethune College Workshop on "Thematic Apperception Test"

21st May and 31st May, 2018
 
Dr. Tinni Dutta, Faculty, Department of Psychology, Asutosh College.
Bethune College Workshop on "Rorschach Inkblot Test"

17th May, 18th May and 23rd May, 2018
 
Dr. Anwesha Mondal, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry- A Centre of Excellence.
Bethune College Departmental Seminar on "Cyber Crime"

September, 2016
 
Mr. Subhendu Chakraborty, Cyber Crime Department, Govt. of West Bengal
Bethune College Workshop on "Bender Gestalt Test"

1st June, 2016
 
Dr. Deepa Das, Faculty, Department of Psychology, West Bengal State University
Bethune College Workshop on "Thematic Apperception Test"

10th May, 2016
 
Dr. Jayanti Basu, Professor, Department of Applied Psychology, University of Calcutta.
Bethune College Workshop on "Rorschach Inkblot Test"

24th May and 6th June, 2016
 
Dr. Susmita Halder, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Crystal Minds.
Bethune College Departmental Seminar on "Artificial Intelligence and Computers"

6th May, 2016
 
Dr. Susmita Halder, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Crystal Minds.
Bethune College Departmental Seminar on "Research Design"

4th March, 2016
 
Dr. Debatree Mukherjee, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Barrackpore Rastraguru Surendranath College
Bethune College Departmental Seminar on "Communication: Nature, Types and Barriers"

16th January, 2016
 
Ms. Sujata Chatterjee, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Bijoy Krishna Girls' College
Bethune College Departmental Seminar on "Creativity"

6th January, 2016
 
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Dr. Susmita Halder, Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology AIBAS, Amity University, Jaipur
 
Bethune College Departmental Seminar on "Theory of Personality by Allport"

5th January, 2016
 
Dr. Padmaja Mallik, Retired Part Time Faculty, Department of Psychology, Bethune College

 

 

Invited Lectures Organized by the Department:

Sl. No. Date Topic Name of Speaker
1. 13.12.2018 Interpersonal Attraction Dr. Sraboni Chatterejee, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Bijoy Krishna Girls' College.
2. 07.12.2018 & 12.12.2018 Attention, Emotional Intelligence and Memory Dr. Manisha Dasgupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta.
3. 05.06.2018 Changes and Problems Associated with Aging Dr. SraboniChatterejee, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Bijoy Krishna Girls’ College.
4. 15.12.2017 Attention Dr. Anindita Chaudhuri, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta.
5. 14.12.2017 Theories of Emotion and Ethics of Counselling Dr. Sadhan Dasgupta, Retired Professor, Department of Applied Psychology, University of Calcutta.
6. 30.11.2017 Interpersonal Attraction Dr. SraboniChatterejee, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Bijoy Krishna Girls' College.
7. 25.11.2017 Population, Health and Psychosocial Issues Ms. Kriti Sarkar, Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Sciences and Humanities, University of Engineering and Management.
8. 17.04.2017 & 20.04.2017 Research Design Dr. Pooja Chatterjee, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Asutosh College.
9. 19.04.2017 Problems of Adulthood Dr. Sreemoyee Tarafder, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, West Bengal State University.
10. 12.04.2017 Violence: Types, Causes, Impact on Children and Child Protection. Dr. Sreemoyee Tarafder, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, West Bengal State University.
11. 04.04.2017 Problems of Sexuality and Relationship in Childhood and Adolescence Dr. Sreemoyee Tarafder, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, West Bengal State University.
12. 02.03.2017 & 16.03.2017 Introduction to Developmental Problems and Pathologies. Dr. Debleena Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Bijoy Krishna Girls' College.
13. 27.02.2017 Psychophysical Scaling Techniques Dr. Manisha Dasgupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta.
14. 23.02.2017 Problems Associated with Aging Dr. SraboniChatterejee, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Bijoy Krishna Girls' College.
15. 21.02.2017 Attachment Style Dr. Debatree Mukherjee, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Barrackpore RastraguruSurendranath College.
16. 10.12.2016 Consciousness Dr. Susmita Halder, Associate Professor, Institute of Psychiatry
17. 06.12.2016 Personality Theory by Jung Ms. Rakhi Sengupta, Department of Psychology, Muralidhar Girls' College.
18. 05.12.2016 Attention Dr. Anindita Chaudhuri, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta.
19. 02.12.2016 & 08.12.2016 Intelligence Dr. Atanu Kumar Dogra, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta.
20. 01.12.2016 Interpersonal Attraction Dr. Sraboni Chatterejee, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Bijoy Krishna Girls'  College.
21. 01.12.2016 Occupational Stress Ms. Rema Bose, Faculty, Department of Psychology, Jogamaya Devi College
22. 01.12.2016 Counselling Dr. Mallika Banerjee, Retired Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta.
23. 01.12.2016 Thinking Dr. Dinaz Jeejeebhoy, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Loreto College.
24. 26.11.2016 Population Policy, 2000 Ms. Kriti Sarkar, Teacher and Counsellor, BGKV .
25. 26.11.2016 Counselling in Indian Context Dr. Susmita Halder, Associate Professor, Institute of Psychiatry
26. 26.11.2016 Group Ms. Rema Bose, Faculty, Department of Psychology, Jogamaya Devi College
27. 25.11.2016 Memory and Theory of Personality by Skinner Dr. Manisha Dasgupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta.
28. 21.11.2016 Counselling Appraisal Techniques, Variables Affecting Counselling Dr. SreemoyeeTarafder, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, West Bengal State University.
29. 19.11.2016 Community Awareness Programme for Population Control Ms. Kriti Sarkar, Teacher and Counsellor, BGKV.
30. 12.11.2016 Reproductive and Child Health Strategies for Intervention Ms. Kriti Sarkar, Teacher and Counsellor, BGKV.
31. 12.11.2016 Emotion Dr. Atanu Kumar Dogra, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta.
32. 11.11.2016 Educational Technology Smt. Rituparna Gangopadhyay, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Women’s College, Kolkata.
33. 02.11.2016 Theory of Personality by Allport Dr. Tinni Dutta, Faculty, Department of Psychology, Asutosh College.
34. 28.10.2016 Creativity Dr. Subrata Dasgupta, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Psychology, University of Calcutta.
35. 25.10.2016 Theory of Personality by Freud Dr. Tinni Dutta, Faculty, Department of Psychology, Asutosh College.
36. 06.09.2016 Curriculum Smt. Rituparna Gangopadhyay, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Women's College, Kolkata.
37. 28.07.2016 & 30.07.2016 Psychophysics Dr. Atanu Kumar Dogra, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta.
38. 02.06.2016 Qualitative Research Dr. Sonali Dey, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta.
39. 20.05.2016 Problems of Adulthood Dr. SreemoyeeTarafder, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, West Bengal State University.
40. 12.05.2016

Sexuality and Violence

Dr. SreemoyeeTarafder, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, West Bengal State University.
41. 07.05.2016, 13.05.2016 & 26.05.2016 Theories of Test Scores Dr. Debabrata Biswas, Retired Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta.
42. 05.05.2016 Problems Associated with Aging Dr. SraboniChatterejee, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Bijoy Krishna Girls' College.
43. 05.05.2016 Role of Demographic Factors in Developmental Problems and Pathologies Dr. Debleena Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Bijoy Krishna Girls’ College.
44. 04.05.2016 Pervasive Developmental Disorder Dr. Debatree Mukherjee, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Barrackpore RastraguruSurendranath College.
45. 28.04.2016 Psychophysics Dr. Manisha Dasgupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta.
46. 27.04.2016 Attachment Styles Dr. Debatree Mukherjee, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Barrackpore RastraguruSurendranath College.
47. 26.04.2016 Adolescence: Crisis and Resolution Dr. Rajkumari Basu, Retired Professor, Department of Psychology, Loreto College.
48. 11.01.2016 Theory of Personality by Jung Dr. Tilottama Mukherjee, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta.
49. 08.01.2016 Intelligence Dr. Atanu Kumar Dogra, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta.
50. 07.01.2016 Interpersonal Attraction Dr. SraboniChatterejee, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Bijoy Krishna Girls' College.
51. 07.01.2016 Theory of Personality by Skinner and Bandura Dr. Manisha Dasgupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta.
 

Departmental Prizes

  1. Ajoy Kr. Bardhan Memorial Prize for securing first rank in the Department in B.A./B.Sc. Part III Examination (combining the Honours marks of Part I, Part II and Part III).
  2. Special Staff Prize for proficiency in B.A./B.Sc. Part III Examination (first five rank holders combining the Honours marks of Part I, Part II and Part III).
  3. First rank in the Department in the B.Sc. Part II Examination (combining the Honours marks of Part I and Part II).
  4. Ila Chatterjee and Bibhuti Bhushan Chatterjee Memorial Medal for securing first rank in the Department in the B.Sc. Part II Examination (combining the Honours marks of Part I and Part II).
  5. First Prize in Post Graduate Examination in Applied Psychology (Combining the marks of Semester I, Semester II, Semester III and Semester IV).
     

Students Section
 

Results

Year Appeared Passed 1st Class Rank in CU
2018 26 26 10  
2017 21 21 7  
2016 2 29 14 First class Third
2015 29 29 14  
2014 27 27 14  

Post- Graduation in Applied Psychology
 

Year Appeared Passed 1st Class
2018 6 6 5
2017 10 10 10


Co and Extra Curricular activities

Participation/ Achievements in Workshop / Seminars / Events:-

 Name of Student Achievement
Srija Halder (UG 2nd year)
  1. participated in the Decoding the Millennial Hands on Workshop organised by Minds Wellness held on 24.03.2019.
  2. successfully completed the three days intense workshop on 'IQ Assessment and Report Writing' conducted at
    TriBeCa Care from 03.12.2018-05.12.2018.
  3. participated in the workshop on 'Understanding the Dynamics: Rorschach by Klopfer Method' organised by
    Eastern Zonal Psychological Association held on 25.11.2018.
  4. successfully completed the internship in a developmental intervention project titled 'Child Development Project, Murshidabad' under Association for Social and Health Advancement during 15.05.2018 to 15.11.2018.
PG 2nd Semester participated in the observation of "World Autism Awareness Day" held on 2nd April, 2018 organized by the State Commissionerate for the Persons with Disabilities under the Department of Women & Child Development & Social Welfare, Government of West Bengal.
Undergraduate and Postgraduate students Attended the COWAP Kolkata International Conference on Women's Safety in Dogmatic Times on 9th and 10th March, 2018.
Samprity Roy (PG 2nd Semester) and Asmita Maity (PG 2nd Semester) successfully completed the Workshop on Rorschach Inkblot Method organized by Applied Psychology, The Neotia University held on 18th, 19th, and 25th February, 2017.
Sweta Sharma (UG 2nd year)
  1. Participated in UBCHEA sponsored awareness programme on 'Global Water Crisis and Conservation'
    organised in collaboration with West Bengal Pollution Control Board and submitted a poster on the given topic on 10th January, 2018 in Scottish Church College.
  2. got first prize in Antakshari competition held in Calcutta National Medical College in an event called AGON
    2017 on 14th September 2017.
Adrija Bhattacharyya (UG 1st year)
  1. Secured 1st position in Sangeet Competetion held in MadhyamgramPoura Vivek Chetana Utsav 2018-2019.
  2. Secured 2nd position in Rabindra Sangeet Competetion held in MadhyamgramPouraChhatra-Yuva Utsav 2018-2019.
  3. Won Radharani Bose Memorial Prize for Best Talent in Classical Music on the Annual Day Programme of
    Bethune College, 2018.
Aratrika Sengupta and Anwesha Pratihar (UG 1st year) Jointly secured 2nd position in Photo Story event organized by Bhawanipore Education Society during Fest, Umang '19.
Shaoni Mallick (UG 1st year) Secured 2nd position in Poster Making event organized by Lady Brabourne College during Fest, Kaleidoscope' 19.
Anwesha Pratihar (UG 1st year) Secured 3rd position in Photography event organized by Lady Brabourne College during Fest, Kaleidoscope' 19.
Shameepatra Banerjee (UG 1st year) Won Smt. Pritilata Ghosh Memorial Prize for the Best Literary Talent on the Annual Day Programme of Bethune College, 2018.
Marsha Sabreen Rahman (UG 2nd year) Awarded the Individual Sports Champion in College Sports, 2016 and representing Bethune College in University of Calcutta.

Excursion

  • A group of Under-Graduate Third year students of the Department participated in four days five nights excursion to Dooars on and from 23.01.2018- 27.01.2018. They were accompanied by two teachers and one non-teaching staff of the Department in the said tour.
  • As part of PG course curriculum Postgraduate Semester I and Semester III students went for industrial visit in Chengmari Tea Garden under the supervision of departmental faculties in November, 2017.
  • The Department of Psychology organized a two days Industrial Visit to the Dishergarh Power Supply Corporation at Asansol for the Postgraduate students of the Department in November 2016. As a part of PG course curriculum, the tour was aimed at providing the students an overview of the operation of an organization from a Psychologist’s perspective.

Achievements of Past Students
 

 NAME UG/PG Academic Achievement Present Position
Debaparna Mukherjee UG-2014 UGC NET-2017 PhD Fellow in Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Kanpur
Shabnam Basu UG-2014 UGC NET-2016 PhD Fellow in Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Kanpur
Sucharita Maji UG-2013 UGC NET, JRF-2015 PhD Fellow in Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Kanpur
Bismirty Bhuiyan UG-2017   Postgraduate student in Benaras Hindu University
Sneha Roy Chowdhury UG-2017   Postgraduate student Neotia University
Marsha Sabreen Rahman UG-2017   Postgraduate student in Benaras Hindu University
Shubhangi Kejriwal UG-2017   Postgraduate student in SNDT Women's University (MUMBAI)
Aranya Banerjee UG-2017   Postgraduate student in SNDT Women's University (MUMBAI)
Achira Bhadra Roy UG-2017   Postgraduate student Neotia University
Marmarita Das UG-2017   Postgraduate student in Bagbazar Women's College
Shubhechcha Shome UG-2017   Postgraduate student in Kazi Nazrul University
Arunita Chakraborty UG-2017   Postgraduate student in Benaras Hindu University
Anwesha Maitra UG-2017   Postgraduate student in Tyler Graduate School, University of Texas
Kriti Chakraborty UG-2017   Postgraduate student in Indian Institute of Psychology and Research (IIPR)
Poulami Ghosh Ray UG-2017   Completed Post-graduation from Dublin Business School and working in Giraffe Child Care as Early Childhood Professional.
Surashmi Ghosh UG-2017   Postgraduate student in Christ University, Bangalore and intern in Microland.
Sanchita Mukherjee UG-2017   Postgraduate student in Rajabazar Science College (CU)
Sanjana Mitra UG-2017   Postgraduate student in Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
Chandreyee Chatterjee UG-2017   Postgraduate student in Bagbazar Womens College
Sunaina Gazmer UG-2017   Completed Post-graduation from Dublin Business School
Srijoni Roy Chowdhury UG-2017   Post graduate student in Kazi Nazrul University
Rajashree Banerjee UG-2017   Postgraduate student in Rajabazar Science College (CU)
Amrita Karmakar UG-2018   Postgraduate student in Rajabazar Science College (CU)
Sunya Singh UG-2018   Postgraduate student in Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan
Panchali Adhikary UG-2018   Postgraduate student in Gauhati University
Atreyee Munshi UG-2018   Postgraduate student in Nottingham Trend University
Mrinalini Mukherjee UG-2018   Postgraduate student in Rajabazar Science College (CU)
Apurva Jain UG-2018   Postgraduate student in Rajabazar Science College (CU)
Sreetapa Chakraborty UG-2018   Postgraduate student in Bagbazar Womens College
Aparna Sharma UG-2018   Postgraduate student in Rajabazar Science College (CU)
Mou Barman UG-2018   Associate at Tata Consultancy Services
Debasmita Debnath UG-2018   Postgraduate student in Neotia University
Nilakshi Sinha UG-2018   Postgraduate student in Rajabazar Science College (CU)
Aishi Baidya UG-2018   Postgraduate student in Gujarat University
Mayuri Handique UG-2018   Postgraduate student in Gauhati University (Currently interning at Ardsi Guwahati Chapter)
Maitri Sengupta UG-2018   Postgraduate student in Rajabazar Science College (CU)
Ankita Sharma UG-2018   Postgraduate student in Gujarat University
Anwesha Bhattacharya UG-2018   Postgraduate student in Rajabazar Science College (CU)
Ria Mahanty UG-2018   Postgraduate student in Amity University, Noida
Surya Bajpayee UG-2018   Postgraduate student in University of North Dakota and Graduate Research Assistant at School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Ankita Basu UG-2018   Postgraduate student in Rajabazar Science College (CU)
Rajasree Biswas UG-2018   Postgraduate student in West Bengal State University (WBSU)
Anwesa Purkait UG-2018   Postgraduate student in Hyderabad University
Richa Mohta PG-2017   Studying M. Phil at Amity University, Kolkata
Namrata Chakraborty PG-2017   Trainee HR at Kelvin Jute Mill and studying management course at NIPM
Mahasweta Das PG-2017   Assistant Teacher at Rose Bank Educare High School, Guest Lecturer at Barackpore Surendranath College
and pursuing B.Ed from Chinsurah College of Education
Poushali Roy PG-2017   Special Educator at Delhi World Public School (Kalyani) and studying B.Ed at Nutanhat Teachers' Training Institute
Monika Bhattacharya PG-2017   Teacher at Kalyani Public School
Rudrani Mitra PG-2017   Intern at National institute of Behavioural Sciences
Asmita Maity PG-2018   HR Executive at Safechem
Suchismita Ghosh PG-2018   Teacher at National English School (Baguiati) and pursuing B.Ed
Priyanka Doluy PG-2018   Teacher at North Point C.E.C School