A warm welcome  to Psychology Department

The Department was established in 1976 as the second University Department in the State. Within a short span of time, less than a decade, the Department could prove ‘its’ worth in creating an awareness about the nature and applications of the discipline in the northern part of Kerala which was educationally and developmentally lagging behind. The first batch of Post Graduation was started in 1977, under the faculty of Humanities, but in 2003, it is change to function under faculty of Science.  Later the Post Graduation programme was named as M. Sc Applied Psychology. Starting with MA programmes focusing on two specializations, Clinical Psychology and Organizational Behavior, the Department later introduced M. Phil and Ph.D programmes in different areas of specializations. Introduction of Credit Semester System by the University has helped the Department to widen the horizon of teaching and research including more streamlined specializations. At present the PG curriculum covers 21 such areas besides the traditional core areas.  Now the programme of Post Graduation is under Choice Based Credit Semester system, offering specialized courses in Clinical Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Educational Psychology, Health Psychology, Counselling and Consulting Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Pediatric Psychology and Adolescent Psychology.  At present M. Phil programme gives specialization in Rehabilitation Psychology.  Doctoral researches are supervised primarily in the areas of Clinical Psychology, Organizational behavior, HRM, Health Psychology, Guidance and Counseling, Educational Psychology, Sports Psychology, Psychology of Women and Interdisciplinary areas. During the 1980s itself the Department was recognized by the UGC as the first in the State to conduct 5 refresher courses. Around 600 students have passed out from the Department with Post Graduate Degree, 40 with M. Phil Degree and 55 with PhD Degree, 29 scholars are engaged in their doctoral research. Besides academic credentials, the Department has one of the best Laboratories in India with more than 182 equipments and 195 test materials in addition to 40 tests developed in the Department. The Department also has the best Departmental Library in the State with around 4089 books and a good collection of back volumes of journals. In addition to teaching and research all faculty members are actively involved in extension activities for community development catering to the needs of people falling under the jurisdiction of the University. Counseling, consultancy services and awareness programmes are regular features of such activities. Life Skill development programmes are periodically conducted with special focus on students.

Thrust Areas    
Guidance and Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Educational Psychology, Social Psychology and Organizational Behavior.

Exposure given to students
Continuous Assessment through Term paper, Seminar and Internal test paper & Viva-voce
Weekly evaluation seminar
Institution visit
Community Development Extension programmes
Lab and fiels experimental works
Self development Techniques
Relaxation and Meditation
Training programmes on different topics
Life skill Education
Training on
-  Data collection techniques
-  Statistical analysis and soft ware based analyis
-  Presentation skills
-  Research methods
Future Plans
The Department aims to develop sound theoretical knowledge among  students through application oriented exposure in programmes.
To have more faculty support and do extension services and researches
More community based collaboration extension with other organization, to get hands on training and real life application/extension
More idea generation to develop national policies on Mental Health.
Adolescence and Youth based direct interventions and primary prevention activities/Research
Consulting Services
    It is the assistance of Psychology professional for various purposes.  Individual or organization can approach the department of Psychology  for profession support and referral as well as intervention support will be received as part of Extension Service or Research.
Counselling Center
The Department provides counseling services for the needy, and its' widely being used by campus community (Staff and students) as well as organizations like near by schools and colleges, and neighboring community.
Guidance and Placement Services
Educational Guidance: Provides Information regarding courses and admission criteria of different higher level national institutions
Career Guidance: Provides information regarding career opportunities in Kerala
Placement Service: Provides informal help and support for Placement in different institutions in kerala including counseling centers, Deaddiction centers, Hospitals, Educational Institutions, Training and research organizations & Industry

Contact Us

Department of Psychology
University of Calicut
Thenhipalam PO
Malappuram - 673635 PIN