Monday, July 22, 2024



Department Of Psychology

Department of Psychology , Nizam College, which was established in 1963, was the only department to offer Psychology as one of the optional subjects at UG level (B.A. Degree program) in Hyderabad. Psychologyis offered with four different combinations, viz.,

    • Psychology, Sociology and Marketing;
    • Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy;
    • Psychology, English Literature and Philosophy.

The strength of students enrolled in B.A. I year is 110-120. Currently, the Department has two teachers. The Department has well qualified staff with a rich research experience and alsoproficiency in extension activities of testing and counseling.

The Department also has a counseling center, established in the in the year 1984, providing psychological counseling to the students. Later, under the Center of Potential Excellence (2005), “Psychological Testing and Counseling Center” was sanctioned by Osmania University.

Vision To produce future professionals and expand the wings to reach out to society for bringing positive behavioural change by organizing awareness programs for individual psychological wellbeing to the institutions that require psychological services in every domain of human development .

Mission Make the course in Psychology a foundation for the future professionals and establish contextual learning with a foresight to understand the basic principles in Applied Psychology. Courses Offered in Psychology • Undergraduate Program: It is a 3-year Degree Program with six semesters including theory papers, practical papers, skill enhancement papers, general elective (interdisciplinary paper)and Project paper.

Labs and ClassroomsThere is a full-fledged Psychology Lab, Counselling Cabin and three classrooms. The Counselling Cabin was created under CPF Scheme, 2004-05.

Seminar LibraryThe Department updates the library adding new books on Psychology covering all branches. It is widely used by the Faculty and Students.

Psychological Testing and counselling CentreUnder CPE-2006-07,2007-08, large amount was sanctioned for psychological equipment, books, computers and printer, stationery and miscellaneous expenses.

Major Equipment Department of Psychology is equipped with a number of apparatuses, like Memory Drum, Reaction-time Apparatus, Illusion Boards, Habit Interference Boards, Tachistoscope, Concept Formation Apparatus, Asthesiometer, IQ testing material and other Psychological Tests. • Counselling and Psychological Testing.

Teaching Staff in Psychology Dr.A.K.Ashwini, M.A, Ph.D. I/c Head, Department of psychology. Dr. S.Swapna Jyothi, M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D


Dr. A.K.Ashwini is presently working as Assistant Professor (contract) in the Department of Psychology, Nizams College.Hyderabad. She is the Incharge /Head in the Department. She has 15 years of teaching experience in Osmania University. She has an experience of teaching UG,PG and Diploma students. She has recently submitted her PhD thesis in December 2021 and is awaiting for the results of the same from Osmania University. Her specialization is Organizational Behavior and Human resource management. Her area of research is in parenting styles of mothers and Self esteem and Mental Health of Adolescent children. She has Qualified her Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET-2014) for Assistant Professor/Lectureship. She worked as Assistant Professor (contract) in the Department of Psychology, Osmania University College for Women, Koti for a period of 15 years and also served as Head of the Department for a period of one year (November 2021-November -2022). She hasattended various international and national seminars and presented papers in the seminars. Presently she has 3 papers published to her credit. She has also organized many workshops, seminars and guestlectures in her college. She is a resource person for Prof.G.Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, e-learning programme EMRC, Osmania University. Through EMRC, Osmania University she has developed video lessons for Swayam UGC Portal and MOOC’s programme of Telangana Government. She has written course material for psychology course at Prof.Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education and B.R. Ambedkar Open University.

"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 pursuing my Ph.D in Psychology with a passion to address the needs in multi-disciplinary streams where Educational, Social, Industrial Psychology, in addressing the issues related to Educated Unemployed-a Psychosocial cause which is hindering the youth from developing self and the esteemed country. Masters in Psychology from OU College for Arts and Social Sciences, Osmania University, Graduation in Psychology, Mass Communication and Political Sciences, from OU College for Women, Osmania University, throughout my education while learning I always believed being pragmatic which are my key principles that I apply in my every class. While teaching and learning, I have served the students at various departments and also initiated counseling as a core area for developing personality, self with a holistic approach. An active host and organized many seminars at national level and holds a healthy role in public speaking. "My experience lies not just in teaching as a routine but I count myself as one who is keen in industrial knowledge who not only learns but also guides by serving many organizations like International NGO, Save the Children, & other national NGOs, companies working for underprivileged in the areas of Educational Psychology, Social Psychology Research, Learning and Development. Tech savvy and a believer in learning advance technology to introduce best practices into teaching and learning, Research and development stepping up to take up necessary challenges in the virtual world. My dedication for life events have inculcated a motivation in for further taking up education for pursuing Clinical Psychology. Focused in the enrichment of student's life driven with passion in overall development.

I’m B. Shirisha who has a positive about every aspect of life. There are many things I like to do, to see, and to experience in my profession; I have completed my qualification in B.Com, MBA, B.Ed