Best Innovative College Award (2019-20) by CEDA.
'STAR STATUS' received from The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
 

Psychology

Information

Name of the department: Department of Psychology

Year of Establishment: 1992

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

Programs

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES


  • F.Y.B.A.
  • S.Y.B.A. (General)
  • S.Y.B.A. (Special)
  • T.Y.B.A. (General)
  • T.Y.B.A. (Special)

POSTGRADUATE COURSES

  • M.A. – I
  • M.A. – II

Staff Publications

Following are the Publications undertaken by Dr Sadhana Natu.

2020-21

  1. (July, 2020) Lockdown te Unlock: Streeyanche Manasik Arogya in punhasrtiuvach.blogspot.com

  2. (August, 2020) COVID and Crisis of Care: Feminist Psychological View in miloonsrayajani.in

  3. Viewing Death from the Front Row: Exploring Doctors’ View of Death in the Age of Chronic Conditions, Terminal Illnesses and Varied Mortal Fears. Nandini Thatte, Dr Sadhana Natu, IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS) Volume 25, Issue 3, Series. 8 (March. 2020) 56-60 e-ISSN: 2279-0837, p-ISSN: 2279-0845. www.iosrjournals.org

  4. Life of Indian Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Qualitative Study Sumita Chavare, Dr Sadhana Natu IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS) Volume 25, Issue 3, Series. 5 (March. 2020) 01-12 e-ISSN: 2279-0837, p-ISSN: 2279-0845. www.iosrjournals.org DOI: 10.9790/0837-2503050112 www.iosrjournals.org

  5. (January - June, 2021) ‘Exploring COVID 19 related Distress: A Mixed Methods Approach’ in Journal of Psychosocial Research, New Delhi

  6. ‘Tracing Organizational Citizenship Behaviour Across Disciplines’ Deshmukh A, Natu, S in Dnyanamay, Oct 2019- Jan 2020, ISSN number 2395-7484.

  7. Chapter in Springer Book

  8. Disha: Building Bridges-Removing Barriers: Where Excluded and Privileged Young Adults Meet in International Perspectives in Value- based Mental Health Practice: Case Studies and Commentaries, Drozdstoy, Fulford et al (Eds.), Springer, International, December 2020.

2019-20

  1. Ajun barach palla gathaycha ahe…. Purushspandan, Nov 2019, Men against Violence and abuse, Mumbai Nov 2019

  2. Mental Health and Development: Modelling Community Mental Health Program to influence National Policy Evaluation Report U. Vindhya, Kishore Kumar & Sadhana Natu, February 2020, Bapu Trust for Research on Mind and Discourse, Pune ISBN: 978-81-944995-0-3

  3. Viewing Death from the Front Row: Exploring Doctors’ View of Death in the Age of Chronic Conditions, Terminal Illnesses and Varied Mortal Fears. Nandini Thatte, Dr Sadhana Natu, IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS) Volume 25, Issue 3, Series. 8 (March. 2020) 56-60 e-ISSN: 2279-0837, p-ISSN: 2279-0845. www.iosrjournals.org

  4. Life of Indian Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Qualitative Study Sumita Chavare, Dr Sadhana Natu IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS) Volume 25, Issue 3, Series. 5 (March. 2020) 01-12 e-ISSN: 2279-0837, p-ISSN: 2279-0845. www.iosrjournals.org DOI: 10.9790/0837-2503050112 www.iosrjournals.org

  5. Harnessing single-session interventions to improve adolescent mental health and well-being in India: Development, adaptation, and pilot testing of online single-session interventions in Indian secondary schools Akash R. Wasil,, Suh Jung Park, Sarah Gillespie, Rebecca Shingleton, Sachin Shinde, Sadhana Natu, John R. Weiszc, Steven D. Hollonf, Robert J. DeRubeis, Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 50(2020) 101980 Feb 2020, Elsevier

2018-19

  1. ‘Exploring Gender Inequalities in India: Need Psychological Insights’ in Dnyanmay, pg. 9-16 Vol. III – Issue 3, Dec 2017-Feb 2018 ISSN No 2395-7484

  2. 3 entries on Social Psychology in Bharatiya Samajvidnyan Kosh, Khand 6 , Mehta Publications, Pune 2018

  3. ‘Evaluation Report of Genderations Mentoring Program in Pune schools’, Genderations, Pune, ISBN 978-93-88017-09-1, 2018

  4. ‘Psychologists who intrigued and inspired me’, Kaleidoscope, Volume, XI, 2018-2019, ISBN 978-81-928564-9-0

Teaching Faculty

Name
: Dr. Sadhana Natu
Designation
: Associate Professor and Head of the Department
Qualification
: M.A, B.Ed, NET JRF, Ph.D, Advanced Diploma in French
Teaching Experience
: 32 Years
Industrial Experience
: 30 Years
Research Papers
: 60
Research Project
  • Completed Projects : 7
  • Ongoing Projects : 1
Chapters / Books Written
  • Chapters written : 12
  • Books Written : 7
E-Content Developed
  • Documents : 10
Awards Received
: 5
Other Details


Name
: Ms. Nashome Crasto
Designation
: Assistant Professor
Qualification
: M.A (Clinical Psychology), SET
Teaching Experience
: 6 Years
Industrial Experience
: 4 Years
Research Papers
: 1
E-Content Developed
  • Documents : 8
Other Details


Name
: Ms. Swati Jagtap
Designation
: Assistant Professor
Qualification
: M.A (Clinical Psychology), SET
Teaching Experience
: 5 Years
Industrial Experience
: 2 Years
Other Details


Name
: Ms. Prajakta Jori
Designation
: Assistant Professor
Qualification
: M.A. (Clinical Psychology), Extra Credits (Industrial Psychology)
Teaching Experience
: 6 Months
Other Details


Research Projects

Dr Sadhan Natu has undertaken the following research projects

Year

Name of the Investigator/s

Title of the Research Projects/Scheme

Name of the Funding Agency

Duration of the Project/Scheme

Amount Sanctioned (Rs)

2019-20

Dr Sadhana Natu and Nashome Crasto

Exploring COVID-19-related Distress: A Mixed Methods Approach

Self Funded

Six Months

-

2018-19

Dr Sadhana Natu and Dr Sachin Shinde, Akash Wasil

Development, adaptation, and pilot testing of online single-session interventions in Indian secondary schools.

Sangath Goa, Dept of Psychology Harvard, Pennsylvania University.

Three Months

Rs.10,000/-

2017-18

Dr Sadhana Natu

Evaluation Report of Genderations Mentoring Program in Pune schools

Genderations International

Four Months

Rs. 1,30,000/-




Previous 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

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

Staff Achievements

Dr Sadhana Natu, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, has been contributing her expertise in the following domains:

Consultancy

  • 2020-21
    • Leadership For Equity, Prevention of Sexual Harassment Committee

    • 26 March 2021 Siddhivinayak College LIC Subject Expert

    • 28 May 2021 MIT WPU Subject Expert for Selection Interviews of Psychology faculty

    • June, 2021 Selected as Chairperson of Syllabus framing Committee of BA (Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts) of Qatar Campus, Dubai, of Savitribai Phule Pune University.

  • 2019-20: External Expert in Internal Committee of Leadership For Equity, NGO, Pune

  • 2018-19: Examiner for MA course at IGNOU and External Expert of POSH Committee at Principal Global Services, Multi- national Company

  • 2017-18
    • POSH Committee External Expert in PGS Multi- national Company

    • IGNOU Evaluator

Co-ordinator

  • 2019-20: Coordinator and initiator of the UG Certificate Course in Women’s Studies.

  • 2018-19
    • National Level Competition on Laws related to women promoted by National Commission for Women, New Delhi (January 2019)

    • Facilitated UG Course on Gender and Development run by Women’s studies Centre, SPPU in College

    • Workshop on Counselling


  • 2017-18 Coordinator: Organized and Coordinated a Faculty Development Program consisting of 9 sessions at College level sponsored by University Grants Commission, New Delhi.


Editorial and Peer Review Work

  • 2020-21
    • Editorial and Peer Review Work

    • Psychological Studies 5 papers

    • Confluence Journal Symbiosis Centre of Liberal Arts

    • Indian Journal of Medical Ethics


  • 2018-19
    • Editorial and Peer Review Work: Expert Peer Reviewer for 11 papers of Psychological Sciences a Peer reviewed National Journal.

    • Edited the Eleventh Volume of Kaleidoscope, 2019-20

    • Peer reviewed National Academy of Psychology Conference Abstracts

    • NationalJournal Psychological Studies and ‘Confluence’ Journal of Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts


  • 2017-18   Editorial and Peer Review Work: for one National Peer Reviewed Journal ‘Psychology and Developing Societies’ and one International Peer Reviewed Journal ‘Annual Review of Critical Psychology’


Extension

  • 2020-21
    • Contributed to the relief work of several Civil Society Organizations in the pandemic.

    • Prepared a video on Mental Health Self Care for police officials of Sindhdurg district.


  • 2019-20: Free Online Counselling for COVID related distress on Manobal group and State level helpline from 25 March 2019 to 15 June 2019

  • 2018-19
    • Spoke on ‘Sexual Harassment at workplace in the context of Higher Education Institutions’ at the Workshop organized by Stree Mukti Andolan Sampark Samitee December 2018).

    • Facilitate Ummeed, College Community Mental Health Activity

    • Member of State Coordination Committee of Mental Health


  • 2017-18: Coordination Committee Work at State Mental Health Workshop: Member of Coordination Committee


Conferences

  • 2020-21
    • October 2020 Resource Person National Conference Maulana Azad College and National Commission for Women. Spoke on Mental Health and Well Being of Women at the Workplace

    • 19 March 2021 Adwaita Deshmukh and Dr Sadhana Natu presented a paper titled ‘OCB and Indian parameters’ at National Online Conference NAOP organized by IIT Kharagpur.

    • 10 June 2021 attended World Health Organization Mental Health Division, online meet on ‘Quality Rights in Mental Health’.


  • 2019-20: Leading a Symposium on “Making Psychology deliverable to society: On and off campus endeavours” at the 29th Annual Conference of National Academy of Psychology held in December 2019 in Puducherry University.

  • 2018-19
    • National: Leading a Symposium titled ‘Interrogating Diversity and Equality: A View from the Field’ at the National Conference of National Academy of Psychology held at Delhi University. Chaired a Paper Reading Session (December 2018).

    • Resource Person at TLC organized by Department of Sociology SPPU and Modern College under MHRD. Spoke on ‘SDGs and Mental Health’ (October 2018)

    • University Level: Spoke on ‘Women and Mental Health’ on the occasion of International Women’s Day (March 2019)


  • 2017-2018
    • National: Led a Symposium on ‘Youth and Mental Health: New and Critical Perspectives’

    • Conducted a Pre- Conference Workshop on ‘Use of Gender Analysis in Psychology Research’ and Chaired a Paper Reading Session at the XXVII Annual Conference of National Academy of Psychology held at IIT, Kharagpur in December 2017

    • October 2017 Spoke on ‘Psychosocial Perspective in Mental Health’ and ‘Need Critical Analysis of Counseling Courses and building a Community Mental Health Perspective’ at State Mental Health Conference organized by Disability Commissioner, Govt.of Maharashtra in Pune.

    • Regional: November 2017 Attended a Workshop on Advanced Skills in Expert Work on POSH organized by POSH at Work a Lawyers and Psychologists Collective



Mentoring

  • 2019-20 : Mentor for Akash Wasil, a student Department of Psychology at Harvard and Pennsylvania State University for pilot testing of online interventions for mental health. Mentored him for FGDs, data collection and analysis and supervised research writing.

  • 2017-18 : Mentoring: of Amelia Ubesie, Ph.D. student of Public Health, Pennsylvania State University, USA for one month July 2017. She conducted a study on our activities, made a presentation about it and is writing a paper based on the study. This was an international initiative of Pan University Network in Global Health, SPPU.


Subject Expert for SPPU

  • 2019-20
    • Member of Committee on Counselling and Mentoring FDP of HRDC, SPPU

    • Member of Research Advisory Committee of Women’s Studies Centre, SPPU

    • Pre submission Viva Expert at Women’s Studies Centre, SPPU M.Phil. and PhD.

    • Fellowship interviews at SARATHI, Govt. of Maharashtra, Pune

    • Staff Interviews at SARATHI, Govt. of Maharashtra, Pune


  • 2018-19
    • Subject Expert for Interview at Kaveri College, Pune (June 2018)

    • Expert at PhD Pre-registration Viva as Co Guide at Symbiosis International University, Pune (October 2018)

    • Subject Expert at PhD Viva at Symbiosis International University, Pune (March 2019)


  • 2017-18 : Subject Expert for SPPU: for Interviews of MPhil and Ph.D. Women’s Studies.


Research Guide

  • 2020-21
    • 4 PhD students: Sumita Chavare and Nandini Thatte have submitted their thesis and 2 are continuing with their work.

    • 6 MA students were guided for an MA dissertation project.

    • Anika Khandekar was guided for a research project on Sexuality Education.

    • Research Project on COVID Distress completed with Dr Natu leading the project.

    • Member of Research Advisory Committee of Women’s Studies Centre, Savitribai Phule Pune University.

    • Member, Research Advisory Committee Leadership for Equity


  • 2018-19
    • 3 Ph.D. students and 20 UG students and 7 PG students for National Conferences

    • Project completed on ‘Evaluation of Genderations Mentoring Program in Pune Schools’ (May- September 2018). Grant of Rs.1, 30,000


  • 2019-20
    • Supervising 3 PhD students as Guide and 1 as Co Guide.

    • Referee for D.Phil. Thesis in Psychology of University of Allahabad


  • 2017-18 : Research Guide: Two Ph.D. students Smita Kulkarni and Silvia Fernandes completed their work under me. Guidance to all the students who presented papers at three national workshops.


Resource Person

  • 2020-21
    • 16 June 2020 VMWare Software Company - Topic ‘Sensitization to Gender Spectrum’ for Senior Managers

    • 29 June 2020 Sama Women and Health Resource Group, New Delhi – Topic ‘Inequalities and Mental Health’

    • 4 July 2020 Musalsal Discussion Group – Topic ‘Decoding Mental Health’

    • 16 July Nari Samata Manch – ‘Impact of COVID on psychosocial health’

    • 6 August Erawadi Day for Bapu Trust on Mind and Discourse on ‘Importance of Intersectionality in mental health’

    • 28 August Psy lens Surat ‘Careers in Psychology: Social Psychology’ September 2020 VMWare Software- Topic Sensitization to Gender Spectrum for Senior Managers

    • 12 October SSLA Sociology of Health

    • 22 October 2020 VMWare Software- Topic Sensitization to Gender Spectrum for Senior Managers

    • 27 October 2020 NCW Maulana Azad College National Conference Resource Person, Mental Health and Well Being of Women at the Workplace

    • 1 March 2021 FDP Course Resource Person on ‘Ethics in Social Science Research and Feminist Research Methodology’, Tarabai Shinde Women’s Studies Centre, Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad

    • 8 March 2021 TC College Baramati ‘Relevance of International Women’s Day and Women and mental health’

    • 10-12 March 2021 Faculty Development Program Module on Gynagogy and effective teaching for professors at Symbiosis International University

    • 27 March Matters That Matter, Resource Person on Gender Bias

    • 10 June Bebak Collective, Mumbai, spoke on ‘Women and mental health: challenges during COVID19 first and second wave.


  • 2019-20
    • Queering Mental Health at Samvad Setu Conference, Pune May 2019.

    • Qualitative Research Methodology for Course work in Psychology for M.Phil. and PhD students at the Department of Psychology, SPPU, June 2019

    • Rohith Vemula to Dr. Payal tadvi- Suicides or murders: Mental Health aspects organized by Yuva Bharat Sanstha, Pune,July 2019

    • Feminist Ethics in Research for Course work in Women’s Studies for M.Phil. and PhD students at the Women’s Studies Centre, SPPU, July 2019

    • How to work as Internal committee members for Leadership For Equity, NGO,Pune, August 2019

    • Mental health first aid at HRDC, SPPU December 2019

    • Mental Health Facebook Live session for Ashramshala hostel wardens on 23 April 2019

    • Why should women work for SNDT University and Tech Mahindra initiative 11th May, 2019

    • Psychology for Managers 101 for COEP Mechanical Engineering Alumni Group 1990 Online workshop, May 2019

    • What is Mental Health, Feminist Psychology, Social psychology and behaviour for activists and researchers organized by Yuva Bharat Sanstha Online workshops, May 2019

    • Careers after BA and careers after BA Psychology for students organized by SNDT University Online workshops June 2019

    • Awareness about Gender spectrum and Pride month for Senior managers of VMware Software, Pvt. Ltd Online workshop, June 2019


  • 2018-19
    • Spoke on ‘Code of Conduct, Pedagogy’ at Induction program for FY students of all the faculties, New Staff members and Senior Staff members(July 2018)

    • Negotiation Skills and Communication for MA Sociology students of Modern College (September 2018)

    • 3 days’ Workshop on Feminist Psychotherapy for activists, counsellors, teachers (October 2018)

    • Workshop on ‘Goal Setting and Prioritizing’ at Department of Sociology for MA, M.Phil. and PhD students (October 2018)

    • Workshop on ‘Counselling and Mentoring’ at Faculty Development Program organized by HRDC of SPPU (December 2018)

    • Spoke on ‘Women’s Empowerment and Mental Health’ Sadhu Vaswani Institute of Management (March 2019)


  • 2017-18
    • July 2017 Conducted a Workshop on ‘Goal Setting and Prioritizing’ for students of MA Sociology, SPPU.

    • September 2017 Conducted a Workshop on ‘Use of Psychology in Participative Pedagogies’ for Faculty members of Sociology of various colleges and universities at Department of Sociology, SPPU

    • October 2017 Conducted a Session on ‘Psychology of Violence’ for researchers, students and activists at SPPU. It was organized by Phule Shahu Ambedkarite Students Organization

    • March 2018 Conducted a Session on my research project ‘ Youth Suicide in Purandar Taluka, Pune district and Exploratory study’ in a National Research Workshop organized by MASUM

    • March 2018 Conducted a Session on ‘Psychology at the grassroots and for the marginalized’ for researchers and activists of Stree Mukti Sanghatana, Pune 2018-19

    • ‘How to Problematize Research’ at Department of Sociology, SPPU under- Course Work of M.Phil. And Ph.D. students (May 2018)



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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  PROGRAMMES TAUGHT

      U.G. Programmes:
    • B.A.
      • B.A.(Economics)
      • B.A.(English)
      • B.A.(Geography)
      • B.A.(History)
      • B.A.(Psychology)
      • B.A.(Sociology)
    • B.Com.
    • B.B.A.(C.A.)
    • B.Sc.
      • B.Sc. (Chemistry)
      • B.Sc. (Maths)
      • B.Sc. (Microbiology)
      • B.Sc. (Physics)
      • B.Sc. (Statistics)
      • B.Sc. (Zoology)
    • B.Sc. (Biotechnology)
    • B.Sc. (Computer Science)
    • B.C.A. (Science)
    • B.Sc. Blended in Chemistry [University of Melbourne , Australia] (International Collaboration Course)
    • B.Voc.(Food Processing Technology)


      • P.G. Programmes:
      • M.A. (Economics)
      • M.A. (History)
      • M.A. (Psychology)
      • M.A. (Sociology)
      • M.Com.
      • M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
      • M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry)
      • M.Sc. (Computer Science)
      • M.Sc. (Computer Applications)
      • M.Sc. (Maths)
      • M.Sc. (Microbiology)
      • M.Sc. (Statistics)
      • M.Sc. (Zoology)


        Research Programmes:
      • M. Phil. Zoology
      • Ph. D. Zoology
      • M. Phil. Chemistry
      • M. Phil. Biotechnology
      • Ph. D. Biotechnology

    Programmes NOT-Taught/Closed

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