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Psychology

Information

Name of the department: Department of Psychology

Year of Establishment: 1992

Names of Programs / Courses offered: B.A. (UG. )

Programs

UNDER GRADUATE COURSES


Course Name Duration of Course Current Strength
F.Y.B.A 1 200
S.Y.B.A (General) 1 85
S.Y.B. A (Special) 36
T.Y.B.A (General) 1 75
T.Y.B.A (Special) 26

Teaching Faculty

Name : Dr. Sadhana Natu
Designation : Associate Professor and Head of the Dept.
Qualification : M.A., B.Ed, NET-JRF, Ph.D, Advanced Diploma in French
Experience : 28 years
Achievements : Recipient of Dakshina Fellowship, UGC Junior Research Fellowship, National Merit, Open Merit and NCC State Scholarship.
Awards : Won Innovative Teaching Award of SPPU, Best Teacher Award of PE Society, Teacher Fellowship of Women’s Studies Centre, SPPU , Best Book Award of Marathi Manasshastra Parishad
Member BOS : Member Board of Studies Psychology, SPPU, St.Mira’s College, Member of Board of Studies of Women’s Studies, SPPU , Module Expert in Symbiosis International University
Research Guide : M.Phil and PhD Research Guide in Psychology of SPPU
Life Member : Various Professional Bodies like NAOP, IAWS, IASSS, MAMAAP
Teaching Experience : Undergraduate – 28 years, Post Graduate – 20 years
NGOs and Research Experience

Worked as Research Officer in the Foundation for Research in Community Health, a leading Research Organisation in Asia (1991-1995) and as Programme Associate in National Centre for Advocacy Studies (1995-96), an International Advocacy Centre. Consultant, Advisor and Expert for several NGOs on issues like education health, mental health, gender issues, youth and rural development. Completed Four Research Projects on Mental Health. Member of Ethical and Technical Committees on Research for several NGO Research Organizations working in national and international domain. Adviser and Consultant to various National Level NGOs and Research Organisations

Industrial Experience

Worked as an Interviewer on the Interview Panel of Infosys Technologies Ltd, Pune, Conducted training programmes for corporate clients. Currently Expert Member of ICC of a Multi -national Company

Test Development

Published 3 Standardized Tests during PhD work, Prepared an Attitudinal Scale for Karve Institute of Social Service, Pune and several psychometric tools for many agencies during Impact Assessment and Evaluation.


Consultancy to several NGOs , Academic Institutions and Corporates.

Counselling and Mentoring Experience

remarital, Marital and Relationship Counselling for Students and other professionals. .Parenting workshops. Also engaged in Vocational Guidance. Networking with many NGOs on Counselling Issues ,Feminist Counselling, Counselling domestic violence victims ( 1988 – till date) Mentoring for Post graduate and doctoral students

Editorial experience

Editor of Aaina, a National Journal on Mental health ( 1998 – 2005), Abhivyakti (2000- 2005) and Member of Editorial Collective of Indian Association of Women’s Studies National Newsletter (2000-2003, Special Guest Editor of several Issues.

Publications

Authored 5 Reference books on Psychology. Published Several Research Papers in National and International Peer Reviewed Journals and numerous papers in regional, state journals. Published a column for 3 years and many article series in newspapers such as Indian Express, Maharashtra Herald, numerous articles in magazines and chapters in books. Authored Some reports for National level NGOs.

Resource Person

UGC Refresher Course at Academic Staff College, Pune University 1998 to 2008, Tata Institute of Social Science Refresher Course 2002-2005, Symbiosis International University, Symbiosis Centre for Liberal Arts 2010 till date, State, National and International Seminars , Vidyarthini Manch and Student Welfare Programmes in several colleges, Conducted over a hundred workshops for students, teachers, researchers, activists, NGOs and professionals on teaching methodologies, research, mental health, gender and psychology, counseling and personality development.

Participation in Conferences

Resource Person and Chair at 20 State, 20 National and 10 International Conferences.

Audio- Visual Programmes

Interviewed as an Expert on A.I.R., TV and FM channels, Prepared 12 lecture Programmes on Psychology for UGC Gyan Channel, Done Commentaries for documentaries.

Seminars Conceptualized, Coordinated and Organized

Regional Workshop on ‘Direction and Perspectives in Psychology, State level Seminar on ‘Can India Export Higher Education’ State Level Seminar on “I.T. and Social Sciences ’’ State level Seminar on New Directions in Social Science Research. State level Seminar on “Gender rights and Advocacy”.National Seminar on “ Skill development for Enhancing the Employability of Arts and Commerce Students’. National Symposium on “Empowering Women in Higher Education Institutions” Coordinator of FDP for Social science Teachers for UGC ASC , SPPU.

Youth Centric Activities

Running Disha – the Psychology Study Circle a student centric group for 21 years, Running the Performing Arts Circle as its Chairperson for 22 years Was Co convener of a Social Organization Saad Yuvati Manch for 8 years, Mentor and Advisor to other college Performing Arts Groups.

Youth Centric Activities

Running Disha – the Psychology Study Circle a student centric group for 21 years, Running the Performing Arts Circle as its Chairperson for 22 years Was Co convener of a Social Organization Saad Yuvati Manch for 8 years, Mentor and Advisor to other college Performing Arts Groups.


Worked as a Chairperson of various College Committees like Library Committee, Arts Circle, Students Welfare, Vidyartini Manch, NAAC , IQAC, Prospectus, Anti Ragging Committee, Anti Sexual Harassment Committee , Counselling Cell

Feminist Work

Active Member of Stre Mukti Andolan Sampark Samitee for 26 years.

Consultancy
  1. Bapu Trust May to Sept 2016 Evaluation of Mental Health Services.
  2. MASUM 2014-2017 Advisor, Resource Person on Youth and Mental Health.
  3. Principal Global services 2014-2017 External Expert and Training on Anti sexual harassment Cell.
  4. Karve Institute of Social Sciences 2010-2012 Customising an Attitude test for MSW students and conducting primary research .
Email ID : sadhana.natu@moderncollegegk.org


Name : Nashome Crasto
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : MA, SET
Experience : 3 years
High Lights
  • Participation in National & International Conferences.
  • Poster presentations at National Conferences.
  • Member of Various Professional Bodies like NAOP, IAAP
  • Coordinator for various Departmental activities like Disha Psychology Circle and PsyWorld.

Research Projects

Dr Sadhana Natu

Impact Assessment and Evaluation of Therapeutic Groups in Low Income Communities- Bapu Trust Seher Mental Health Project, Bapu Trust Publication.

Engendering Psychology: Charting a New Course , pp 85-90

Gender Studies : Teacher Fellowship Project Series 2011

Women’s Studies Centre, Pune University

Completed Projects

Dr Sadhana Natu

Funding Agency

No. of Projects

Grant amount

UGC

01

1,50,000 Lakh

BCUD

01

1 Lakh

Karve Institute of Social Science

01

70,000

Mahila Sarvangeen Utkarsh Mandal

01

60,000

Bapu Trust

01

1,20,000/-

Total

 

5 Lakhs


 

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

Dr Sadhana Natu

2011-12

  • Special Symposium Panelist at National Conference of NAOP and International Conference on Development organized at IRMA, Anand in Dec 2011. Presented a paper on ‘Teaching Social Psychology’

  • Presented a paper on ‘Gender and Mental health analysis of Counselling Curricula’ at first International Online Conference on Psychology organized by IAHRW, New Delhi

  • Attended a Seminar on ‘South Asian Studies: Possibilities and Challenges’ organized by Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule Women’s Studies Centre, Pune University

  • Attended a Seminar on ‘Underlining Feminist Legacies for Studying Sexuality’ organized by

  • Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule Women’s Studies Centre, Pune University

  • Attended a Seminar on ‘Human Rights’ organized by St Mira’s College for Girls, Pune

2012-13

  • Presented a Paper entitled ‘ Gender and Psychology : Moving beyond Tokenism’ at the National Conference of National Academy of Psychology organized at Christ College, Bangalore ( 10-12 December 2012)

  • Attended a National Conference organized by Department of Psychology , University of Pune on Experimental Psychology ( February, 2013)

  • Attended a One Day Workshop for Ph.D. guides under the faculty of Mental, Moral and Social sciences organized by the Department of Adult , Continuing Education and Extension, University of Pune ( 13 February 2013)

  • Conducted a Module ( a Series of 5 Workshops) on ‘Qualitative Methodology’ for Graduate and Post Graduate Students of Psychology

2013-14

  • Chaired a Scientific Session at the National Conference organized by National Academy of Psychology at NIT Rourkela( Dec 2013)

  • Convened and Led a Symposium titled ‘ From Social Psychology to Social Issues :Bridging the gap’ at the National Conference organized by National Academy of Psychology at NIT Rourkela( Dec 2013)

  • Resource Person and Presenter at Syllabus Revision Workshop organized at Modern College, Shivajinagar under QIP , Pune University ( February, 2014) . Presented the SYBA Social Psychology ( G2) Syllabus.

  • Coordinated National Symposium on ‘Empowering Women in Higher Education Institutions’ organized by Faculty of Arts, Modern College, Ganeshkhind ( Sept,2013)

  • Presented a Paper ‘Empowering Women in Higher Education Institutions : Including the Excluded’ in the National Symposium organized by Faculty of Arts, Modern College, Ganeshkhind ( Sept, 2013)

2014-15

  • Attended Ph.D. Guides State level Workshop, organized by Dept. of psychology, Pune University, National conference at St. Mira’s College, Women’s Studies Centre with University of Massachusetts and on Bilingual Pedagogies.

  • Main Speaker at the Symposium titled ‘Gender Issues in Social Psychology at the National Conference of National Academy Of Psychology at IIFM, Bhopal, Dec 2014

  • Presented a Background paper at the National Conference of Medico Friends Circle, on Mental Health on ‘College Mental Health: The Disha Experience’, Feb, 2015

  • Discussant for a paper on ‘Youth and Mental Health’ at the National Conference of Medico Friends Circle on Mental Health, Feb, 2015

  • Resource Person at National Conference on Urban Inequalities at Siddhivinayak College, Pune.

  • Presented on ‘Youth and Mental Health: Urban, Rural and Fringe Reality’, Dec 2014

  • Chaired a Paper reading Session at the National Conference, organized by Symbiosis college, Pune on ‘Health and mental well -being’

2015-16

(February, 2016) Convened and Chaired an Invited Symposium on Integrating Psychology and other Social Sciences to understand Gender issues at National Academy of Psychology, twenty fifth Annual Convention at Allahabad University

2016-17

Sr. No

Name of Staff

Level

Details

  1.  

Dr. Sadhana Natu

International

Chaired International Symposium Titled Gender and Sexuality Challenges and possibilities in the developing world at International Conference of Psychology, Japan.

2

Dr. Sadhana Natu

International

Discussant in International Symposium in Indian Psychology need for critical perspective and discursive practices.’ International Conference of Psychology (ICP), Japan

3

Dr. Sadhana Natu

International

Interdisciplinary Research in Mental Health at Pan University Network in Global Health and International Collaborative Meet by SPPU (PUNG)

4

Dr. Sadhana Natu

International

INTAR Peer Support Group and Youth Mental Health- Disha Experience.

5

Dr. Sadhana Natu

National

NAOP Teaching Psychology Critical Perspectives National Symposium.

 

STUDENT PRESENTATIONS

Sr. No

Name

Name of Paper

Conference

1.

Sonika Sharma

Kashmir Conflict: A Psycho Social Enquiry.

 

Young Psychologist Competition – Christ University, Bengaluru.

 

 

Marriage Partner – Suitability and Selection.

National Paper Presentation Competition- Chikitsa Women’s Studies Centre, SPPU

2.

Shivani Vani

Conflict and Terrorism in the Contemporary World

 

Young Psychologist Competition – Christ University, Bengaluru.

 

 

Caught in the Web: Matrimonial Websites and their Complexities

 

National Paper Presentation Competition- Chikitsa Women’s Studies Centre, SPPU

3.

Pritvi Bhushan

Micro Expressions: A Psychological Inquiry into the Concept and its Applications

 

Young Psychologist Competition – Christ University, Bengaluru.

4.

Hemant Raghoonauth

To Marry or Not to Marry: A Multicultural Perspective

National Paper Presentation Competition- Chikitsa Women’s Studies Centre, SPPU

 

Ongoing Projects

Research Publications

Dr Sadhana Natu

Research paper in reputed journal with ISSN Number

 

Examining Counselling Curricula form a gender and mental health perspective, ISSN 2229 5356, Indian Association of Health Research and Well- being, New Delhi

Indian Journal of Health and Well -being, Vol2, Issue 4 December 2011, pp 725-727 Impact factor : 2.5 2011

 

 

Research paper in conference proceedings

Empowering women in Higher Education Institutions : Including the Excluded , ISBN 978 81 928564 1 4 , National Symposium Empowering Women in Higher Education Institutions

Modern College Ganeshkhind, Pune

2014

Youth and Mental Health : Urban, Rural and Fringe Realities, ISBN 978 81 931444 0 4 , National seminar on Urban Inequalities in India

Siddhivinayak College, Pune 2015

College Mental health : The Disha Experience in Medico Friends Circle Bulletin brought out during National Conference on Mental Health

Medico Friends Circle , Pune

2015

Reference Book Published by International publisher – Peer Reviewed

Samajik Manas shastra ISBN 978 81 317 3215 1 , 2012

Pearson , South Asian Publication, South Asia, New Delhi

Reference Book Published by National publisher – Peer Reviewed

Youth Suicides in Purandar Taluka, Pune District; an exploratory Study , ISBN 978 93 81352 06 9 , 2015

MASUM, National publisher

Chapters in a Book

Engendering Psychology: Charting a New Course , pp 85-90

Gender Studies : Teacher Fellowship Project Series

2011

Women’s Studies Centre, Pune University

 

Lingabhav ani manasshastra : ek avalokan, ISBN 978 93 82364 19 1

Sandarbhasahit Streevad: Streevadache Samakaleen Charchavishwa 2014

Shabda Publications,

Mumbai

 

 

  1. Ethics in Counselling in Lokvidnyan Dindarshika, Pune

  2. “Web resources in Social Sciences” in Granthavedh an e-Newsletter of Modern College library and also its Co – Editor

  3. Importance of Mixed Method in Psychology Research in NAOP e newsletter

  4. Professional Ethics in Clinical Practice in Psychology : Need for licensing on Indian Psychologists Yahoo Group

  5. Audio Visual : Mahila Rajsatta Andolan, EMRC A V lectures, Commentary for 3 short films

  6. Engendering Psychology : charting new waters Monograph published by Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule Women’s Studies Centre, Pune University

  7. Paper published in Journal of Health Psychology

  8. Article on Ethics in Counselling in Lokvidnyan Dindarshika, Pune

  9. Wrote an article on “Web resources in Social Sciences” in Granthavedh an Newsletter of Modern College library and also its Co – Edito

  10. ‘Lingabhav ani Manasshastra : Ek Avalokan ‘ Monograph published in Vidya Bal Gaurav grantha , Shabd Prakashan, Mumbai( January, 2014)

  11. From Social Psychology to Social Issues : Bridging the gap’ Proceedings of the National Conference organized by National Academy of Psychology at NIT Rourkela( Dec 2013)( forthcoming)

  12. ‘Empowering Women in Higher Education Institutions : Including the Excluded’ Proceedings of the National Symposium organized by Faculty of Arts, Modern College, Ganeshkhind ( forthcoming)

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS in Mindscape

Sonika Sharma and Dr. Sadhana Natu

Kashmir Conflict: A Psycho Social Enquiry.

Shivani Vani and Dr. Sadhana Natu

Conflict and Terrorism in the Contemporary World

 

Shivani Vani and Dr. Sadhana Natu

Caught in the Web: Matrimonial Websites and their Complexities

 

Pritvi Bhushan and Dr. Sadhana Natu

Micro Expressions: A Psychological Inquiry into the Concept and its Applications

 

Hemant Raghoonauth and Dr. Sadhana Natu

To Marry or Not to Marry: A Multicultural Perspective

Sonika Sharma and Dr. Sadhana Natu

Marriage Partner – Suitability and Selection.

Linkage Collaboration

Dr Sadhana Natu

  • Taught a Module on Psychotherapy to MA students of Erasmus Mundus programme at Fergusson College

  • Involved in Course content preparation and as a Resource Person in Supervised Hands on Counselling Course along with Maharashtra Medical Foundation

  • Participation as an Expert in Testing and reviewing new product concept for McGraw Hill Education International

  • Presentation about Disha : the Psychology Study Circle , interview and interaction with international faculty at Women’s Studies Centre, SPPU at a Consultation with University of Massachussets, Amherst, USA in a collaborative research project on Inclusive Universities under the Obama Singh Initiative

  • Participation in training programme under the joint collaboration of Centre for Indian Languages, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and Women’s Studies Centre, SPPU.

Proposed

  • MOU with Departments of Psychology at Abeda Inamdar College and St Mira’s Autonomous College for collaborative modules on Career Mapping and Professional Skill building

  • MOU with Bapu Trust on Mind and Discourse a National level research and community based organization working on mental health on designing and implementing a Course on Psycho Social Counselling

Consultancy

Dr Sadhana Natu

  • Bapu Trust May to Sept 2016 Evaluation of Mental Health Services

  • MASUM 2014-2017 Advisor, Resource Person on Youth and Mental Health

  • Principal Global services 2014-2017 External Expert and Training on Anti sexual harassment Cell

  • Karve Institute of Social Sciences 2010-2012 Customising an Attitude test for MSW students and conducting primary research


Agency

Nature of Consultancy

Amount received

Karve Institute of Social Science

Customised a Psychological test, conducted research

70,000 ( 2011-2012)

 

Tata Trust

Evaluation of Bapu Trust Community Mental Health Project

25,000 ( 2013)

Principal Global Services ( MNC)

2014-2017

Expert on Anti Sexual harassment Cell. Participation and training( ongoing)

2 lakhs

MASUM national NGO research organization

2014-2017

Advisor on research and campaigns

50,000

Clinical practice from home

 

Counselling and Psycho therapy

Monthly income

Resource Person : Dr Sadhana Natu

2011-12

  1. Conducted Training Sessions for teachers on “ Student - teacher relationship and teaching pedagogies” at Spicer Memorial School and Junior College and New Millennium School and Junior College, June 2011

  2. Conducted Three Sessions on “ Relationship Counselling” at the Supervised Clinical Counselling Course conducted at MMF Joshi Hospital , July 2011

  3. Careers in Psychology ‘ for BA and MA Psychology students at Nowrosjee Wadia College, August 2011

  4. “What is Psychological Counselling and how is it done?” at HV Desai College under the Dept of Continuing and Adult Education of Pune University Programme, Sept 2011

  5. “Interactive teaching Pedagogies’ at Pratibha College, Sanghvi under the Dept of Continuing and Adult Education of Pune University Programme, Dec 2011

  6. ‘ Self Awareness and Self Development ‘ at Shreesiddhivinayak College for girls under the Dept of Continuing and Adult Education of Pune University Programme, Dec 2011

  7. ‘Careers in NGOs ‘ at Shahu College, under the Dept of Continuing and Adult Education Programme, Dec 2011

  8. ‘Thinking Skills’ at Soft Skills programme in Modern College, Ganeshkhind, Dec 2011

  9. General Mental Abilities , Goal setting and Preparing for Competitive Examinations’ for the students of Competitive Examination Centre, Modern College, Ganeshkhind, Dec 2011

  10. Goal Setting and Visualization for the students of BBA, BCA and MCA –Commerce in Modern College, Ganeshkhind, Jan 2012

  11. Issues in Relationship Counselling at the Supervised Clinical Counselling Course conducted at MMF Joshi Hospital , March 2012

2012-13

  1. Member of LIC Committee for Permanent Affiliation of Department of Psychology at Shahu College ( May 2012)

  2. Subject Expert for Selection Interview at Symbiosis College of Arts ( July 2012)

  3. Subject Expert for Selection Interview at PDEA ( September 2012)

  4. Subject Expert for Selection Interview at HV Desai College of Arts ( November 2012)

  5. Resource Person at St. Mira’s College for Girls, Pune. Spoke on ‘Careers in Psychology’ ( August 2012)

  6. Member of Expert Panel at SNDT Department of Communication Media for

  7. Children during a Film Festival on ‘Gender and Violence’. Spoke on ‘

  8. Psychology of Gender and Violence’ ( December 2012)

  9. Conducted a Session on ‘Goal setting’ for SYBA and TYBA students ( January 2013)

  10. Spoke on Revolutionary Songs of the Women’s Movement at the Savitribai Phule Commemorative programme in College ( January 2013)

  11. Invitee for an International Round Table on ‘ Caste, Stigma and Wellbeing’ organized by Bapu Trust and Centre for Advocacy in Mental Health ( February 2013)

  12. Invited as a Guest for International Women’s Day ( 8 March) at Honeywell International to speak on ‘Achieving a balance between Professional Work and Home Life’

2013-14

  1. Symbiosis International University, Faculty Development Programme. Conducted a Workshop on the topic ‘ Critical Issues in Dealing with Students- Teacher as a Friend, Philosopher and Guide’ ( July, 2013)

  2. Training Programme for students in Symbiosis College of Commerce on ‘Thinking Skills’ ( ( August, 2013)

  3. Special workshop for students on ‘Qualitative Research Methodology’ in Symbiosis school of Liberal Arts.

  4. Expert in the Evaluation Team appointed by Tata Trust for evaluating a project on Mental Health of Bapu Trust, Pune ( May – June 2013)

  5. Expert in the Special Committee appointed by BOS ( Psychology, Pune University) for reviewing the Innovative Course for Gifted students designed by Prdanya Manasa Shodh, psychology Department of Jnana Prabodhini. ( August, 2013)

  6. Invited as an Expert in a Regional Consultation on Education organized by BJS ,Pune ( September, 2013)

  7. Invitee for PMC Education Committee Consultation on Education

2014-15

  1. Symbiosis International University in June 2014 for Faculty Development Programme. Spoke on ‘Innovative Pedagogies’ Indira Gandhi National Open University for M A Psychology students on ‘Research Methodology’ (Jan,2015)

  2. Rotary Club Pune on ‘The challenges of parenting’ (August, 2014)

  3. For M A Sociology students on ‘Psychological issues in Child Sexual Abuse’ and Orientation for fieldwork.

  4. For BARTI and YASHADA Youth Leadership Training programme. Spoke on ‘Psychological skills in Leadership’ (Feb, 2015)

  5. ‘Life skills in personal and professional life’ at a Youth Training Camp organized by Joshi Trust (Feb,2015)

  6. ‘Feminist Counselling for domestic violence victims’ at a special programme organized by Janawadi Sanghatana, Pune and AIDWA (Dec, 2014)‘Feminist Counselling’ for M.A. students at Women’s Studies Centre, Pune University, April, 2015

2015-16

  1. (September 2016) Modern College of Engineering under Quality Improvement programme of SPPU. Spoke on Personal and Professional Life Management Skills for girls.

  2. (November 2016) Babasaheb Ambedkar Research and Training Institute, Pune. Conducted a workshop for MPhil and PhD students of Social Science on Research Methodology

  3. (February 2016) Women’s Studies Centre Allahabad, University. Spoke on Gender analysis in Social Sciences

2016-17

  1. Selected for Invited Symposium at International Congress of Psychology in 2016 , an International Union of Psychological Sciences Event through rigorous selection process vetted by National Academy of Psychology

  2. M Phil and PhD Guide in Psychology SPPU

  3. Evaluator for MA and MPhil for Internship and Dissertation Viva for IGNOU ratified by IGNOU New Delhi

  4. Member of ICC and Trainer for a Multinational Company Principal Global Services

  5. Resource Person at 8 National Conferences, Chaired Sessions at 5 National conferences

  6. Invited Faculty for Masters Diploma in Higher Education Andragogy for Symbiosis International University for Professors

  7. Invited as an Expert for conducting FDP at Symbiosis International University 2008 onwards

  8. Expert at Regional Consultation on Education organized by BJS

  9. Invitee for PMC Education Committee Consultation on Education

  10. Chief Guest and Gender Expert for Inauguration of Vidyarthini Manch at 4 Colleges and for International Women’s Day in a few NGOs and at Honeywell International Limited and Principal Global Services

  11. Resource Person at SCLA, SSLA, YASHADA and BARTI

  12. Expert for MPhil and PhD Fellowship Interviews at BARTI

  13. Resource Person for QIP programs on several topics in numerous Colleges

  14. Chairperson and Coordinator in framing the syllabi of 3 Undergraduate courses and 2 post graduate courses of SPPU, Psychology courses. Member in other course committees

  15. Designed the syllabi of Core Courses of Psychology as well as credit courses in BOS, St. Mira’s College and Women’s studies, SPPU

  16. Resource Person on Youth, education, mental health and sustainable development at Bapu Trust National Consultation and Dissemination meet

Activities

Participated in Evaluative Project for Bapu Trust for Mind and Discourse (May, 2016) - Three students from TYBA Psychology participated in an evaluative project conducted by Dr. Sadhana Natu for the Bapu trust. They conducted interviews and collected data for the evaluation. The students were paid at the end of the project.

Internship (June 2016)- Four students from TYBA Psychology interned with Bapu Trust where they helped in collecting data for a baseline survey for the Bapu Trust. They worked as paid interns for the duration of the whole month of June 2016.

Disha Group Discussion – ‘Har Ek Friend Jajoori Hota Hai’ 21st Aug- Students from first year, second year and third year got together for a group discussion on friends, friendship and unlikely friendships. Students opened up and shared their experiences.

Achyut Godbole and Neelambari Joshi – ‘Manatcha Lekhan Pravas and the Importance of Psychology’- 26th August- Renowned Marathi Author Achyut Godbole and his co author Neelambari Joshi addressed the students about their literature journey in writing the book Manat.

8th Sep – Encouraging Attendance amongst students- Students who were showing inconsistency in attendance and were also showing academic lag, were called for a meeting to address their issues in attendance.

Varsha Pinagle and Kaheeli Shinde: Experts spoke about their respective fields. Varsha Pinagle spoke about Erasmus Mundus Scholarship and her work. Kaheeli Shinde spoke about her Institute.

World Suicide Prevention Drive: Students conducted a drive in the college campus to spread awareness about the Prevention of Suicide

Workshop Organized by the Department

Sr. No

Title

Date

No of Participants.

1

For Faculty- Learning and Learning Centered Learning:

21/10/2016

10 assistant professors from Arts Faculty

2

For Students - Goal Setting Workshop

07/09/2016

30students

3

Life Skills for Dept of BVoC

23/09/2016

50 students

4

Life Skills for Dept of Physics

21/09/2016

15 students

Release of the Disha In house magazine Kaleidoscope Volume IX on the topic ‘100 years of psychology in India’- An annual magazine of the Disha Student Study Circle, Kaleidoscope encourages students to make an attempt to putting their thoughts in writing and laying down the basic for research writing.

PSYWORLD- The activity of the Department of Psychology involves activities like handwriting analysis, drawing analysis and presentations on topics like Military Psychology, Forensic Psychology and so on. This activity helps to build micro and macro skills of students. Learning occurs by doing. It help students make the connection from theory to applications. Students learn event management skills, presentation skills and are a part of the process from idea to product.

Placement

Deepali Kshirsagar was placed at Pragati Foundation and Samyak for two and three months respectively

Internship was given to students the aim of the Internship is to

  • Provide exposure to students

  • Provide a bird’s eye view of practices

  • Perspective building for everyday practices in psychosocial and people centered work

Number of Students

Name of Org

Nature of task

Remuneration

Duration

03

Bapu Trust

Conducting Interviews for Evaluation for Seher Project

Paid

One month (May 2016)

04

Bapu Trust

Baseline survey for the Bapu Trust

Paid

One month (June 2016)

05

Bapu Trust

Conducting Corner meetings, client observations, observing group meetings

-

15 days

04

StriMukti Sangathana

Poster making, Visiting schools, visiting the basti to perform street play

-

15 days

05

Karwack

Conducting a survey with Parents of hobby classes

-

10 days

02

Alochana

Transcriptions, field visits, collaborating articles.

-

15 days

05

Dr. Bhooshan Shukla

Observing and making case histories

-

10 days

Alumni

Notable Alumni:

  • Sachin Shinde- US Fulbright Fellow, currently selected for PhD program at London School of Tropical Medicine and works as a Research Coordinator at Sangat, Goa

  • Harshada Naik, did PG diploma from Nottingham Trent University, UK and MSW , currently she works in Sangat, Goa as Team Lead and obtained International Diploma In Mental Health, Human Rights and Law.

  • Vaishnavi Tokekar, Air Force Officer

  • Renuka Patankar, Clinical Psychologist in Nithyanand de-addiction centre

  • Priyamvada Redican, Clinical Psychologist

  • Prashant Khandekar, Social Worker in an industry

  • Ritesh Pardeshi, Social Worker in Parivartan NGO

  • Shrishail Birajdar, Research and Training Officer in BARTI

  • Pradnya Anant, Industrial Psychologist

  • Archana Pawar, MSW, Superintendent of Junnar Ashramshala

  • Disha members Ketan Rakshe, Deepali Kshirsagar, Rutuja Chinchore and Chetana Shivale worked as Volunteers for National Alliance for People’s Movement Annual Conference.

  • Deepali Kshirsagar was placed at Pragati Foundation and Samyak for two and three months respectively.

  • Deepali Kshirsagar came 4th in the National Entrance Examination for Masters in Gender, Culture and Development course.

  • Deepali Kshirsagar Ketan Rakshe and Chetana Shivale article on Disha was published in the Miloon Sarya Jani magazine

Infrastructure

Support Staff:

Name Designation Qualification Experience
Mahesh Bandal Sr. Clerk   7 years
Khude Peon    

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  • M.A.(Sociology)
  • M.COM.
  • M.SC.(Biotechnology)
  • M.SC.(Chemistry)
  • M.SC.(Computer Science)
  • M.SC.(Microbiology)
  • M.SC.(Zoology)

  • Skill Based
  • B.Voc.(Food Processing Technology)
  • B.Voc.(Green House Technology)

  • Research Centre
  • Microbiology
  • Zoology