Department Of Psychology

Psychology is a science that seeks to understand behavior and mental processes and a profession that applies empirical knowledge to improve the lives of people. Psychologists study the intersection of two critical relationships - one between brain function and behavior, and other between the environment and behavior. Because it is a scientific discipline, psychologists follow scientific methods, using careful observation, experimentation, and analysis.

The Department of Psychology, Nizam College which was established in 1963 was the only department to offer psychology as one of the optional at B.A. for boys in twin cities. The department offers an undergraduate course. The strength of students enrolled in B.A. I year is 120 as the subject of psychology is offered with four different combinations namely Psychology, Sociology and Marketing; Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy; Psychology, English Literature and Marketing; and Psychology, English Literature and Philosophy. Currently, the department has three teachers and one lab staff (Under Earn while Learn Scheme). The department has a well qualified staff with a rich research experience and an equal proficiency in extension activities of testing and counseling.

The department also runs a Counseling centre which was initially established in the year 1984. It is the only department under Osmania University to offer psychological counseling even to boys. University offered one time Grant in 1991 and Counselling centre restarted as Centre for Counseling and meditation in 1997. Later, under Centre of Potential Excellence (2005), “Psychological Testing and Counseling Centre” was sanctioned.

Faculty Profiles

    Dr. Avinash Jaiswal ,M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D Asst. professor & Head
    Dr.V. Venu Mohan ReddyView in detail

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    Mrs M LavanyaView in detail

    : M.Lavanya presently working as Assistant Professor (Part-Time) in the department of Psychology, Nizam College, Osmania University since 1st August, 2014 teaching for BA (Psychology) and P G Diploma in Psychological Counselling. She has completed MA.,M.Phil with First division and pursuing Ph.D in Psychology from Osmania University. She has also done her B.Ed from IGNOU with Distinction.
    She has 17 years of experience in the field of Psychology in Teaching at UG and PG Levels, Counselling,Research and Psychological testing areas. M.Lavanya is also extending her teaching services at IGNOU, Ambedkar Open University, PGRCDE Osmania University Distance mode for PG course in Psychology. She is also extending her teaching services at Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences for B.Sc (Nursing) and PG College of Law, Osmania University for LLB Course.
    She is appointed as Examiner for conducting psychology practical examination, Paper setting and paper evaluation in psychology at UG and PG levels. She was also appointed as Observer for various entrance examinations of Osmania University not available

    Mrs S Swapna JyothiView in detail

    "A career set forth with passion and continuous learning builds an eternal peace in one's life", believing in this statement as secret for success- I have started to put my steps looking up for the passionate society.
    I am Perusing my P.hd with a passion to address the needs in multi-disciplinary streams where education, psychology can bring in greater perspective for the student fraternity. Have completed myM.Phil in Psychology addressing the issues related to Educated unemployed- a psycho social cause which is hindering the youth from developing self and the esteemed county. Masters in Psychology from OUCASS, and throughout my education i have served the students at various departments also initiated counseling as a core area for developing the personality in designing and reframing their overall development.
    An active host at most national level seminar and holds a healthy role in public speaking. I have been associated with a lot of NGOs and INGOs designated as a Program Coordinator and Manger giving initiatives for betterment of social activities.
    My dedication for life events have inculcated a motivation in for further taking up education for pursuing clinical psychology and educational psychology. Focused in the enrichment of student's life driven with passion in Learning and Development &Research and Development. not available

    Ms B ShirishaView in detail

    I, B Shirisha working as a Lab Assitant in the Department of Psychology since 2013- till date. My Qualification is B.Com, MBA. not available

    Lab Assistant