Department of Applied Psychology

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About the Department

The Department was established during the academic year 2007-08, to train students to make psychology more practically oriented and to apply the principles of psychology to cater to the needs of the society.


Vision and Message of Head of Department

Dr. Sibnath Deb

  • Professor

Vision of the Department

The Department of Applied Psychology envisions training students in the field of Applied Psychology, to meet the demand of the society so far as mental health and contemporary social issues are concerned, so that they become potential human resources for helping others in attaining happiness and contributing to the society as responsible citizens.

 Message of the Head of the Department

The Department offers two-year Post Graduate and PhD programs.

The two-year M.Sc. (Applied Psychology) program, taught by competent faculty members, instils in the students the professional competence and training to emerge as mental health professionals. The Department specializes in Clinical and Counselling Psychology as well as Human Resource Development. The Department is well equipped with state-of-the art laboratories and a well stacked library. The curriculum is integrated with field work in hospitals and industries, in association with NGOs and consultancy agencies.

The specialty of the Department of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University lies in its experienced and committed faculty members who personally care for every student to make them understand the theoretical concepts and provide them hands-on training for the application of the principles of psychology in the field. I convey my best wishes to all the students in their personal and professional life and for their contribution to the society as a professional Psychologist.

Office Contact Details



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Barani Kanthp
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
The Department has two well equipped laboratories for the experimental, cognitive, clinical, industrial, and counseling psychology in addition to spacious class rooms with audio visual facilities. Apart from the test materials, equipments such as multi behavior therapy, EEG Alpha Bio Feedback, respiration, bio feedback, stammer suppression, aversion therapy etc are also available in the laboratory for their use in practice and research.
FIELD WORK AND INTERNSHIP There are two internships that students have to undergo. The first internship is called as Internship – General, and the second internship as Internship – Specialization. The first internship will be immediately after the first year during the summer vacation, and the second internship will be carried out in the beginning of the fourth semester.