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.


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Dr.V. Venu Mohan Reddy Asst.Prof(Contract)