Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at GCU offers undergraduate, postgraduate programmes in psychology. The department has a team of highly qualified faculty members who are dedicated to providing a stimulating learning environment for their students. The curriculum is designed to cover a wide range of topics, including developmental psychology, social psychology, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, and personality psychology. Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including a computer lab, a library with an extensive collection of books and journals, and other resources that are essential for their academic and research pursuits.


To empower students to develop into proficient, compassionate, and ethical professionals in the field of psychology, equipped with a profound comprehension of human behavior, critical thinking skills, and knowledge to contribute to the well-being of individuals and society.

  1. To provide high-quality education in psychology, by imparting theoretical knowledge, real-world skills, and ethical values to students.
  2. To advance knowledge and innovation by engaging in cutting-edge research, exploring emerging trends and encourage creativity in various areas of psychology.
  3. To develop practical skills through hands-on experiences, internships, and practical training opportunities, preparing students for careers in counseling, clinical psychology, research, and other applied fields.
  4. To contribute to the well-being of society by addressing psychological challenges and promote mental health, actively engaging in community outreach, counseling, and advocacy efforts to improve the well-being of individuals and society at large.
HoD Message

Dr. Rachel Kabi (HoD i/c)

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Dear Students,

I am delighted to welcome you to the Department of Psychology at Girijananda Chowdhury University (GCU). As the Head of the Department, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to guide and support you in your educational journey in psychology.

Psychology is a fascinating and dynamic field that offers a deep understanding of human behavior, thoughts, and emotions. Our department is committed to providing you with a high-quality education that equips you with the necessary knowledge, skills, and ethical values to excel in the field. We have a team of dedicated and experienced faculty members who are passionate about teaching and mentoring students. They are committed to creating a nurturing and intellectually stimulating environment that fosters critical thinking, research, and practical application of psychological principles.

As you embark on this academic adventure, I encourage you to immerse yourself in the subject matter, actively participate in class discussions, engage in research opportunities, and seek practical experiences that will enhance your understanding of psychology. Our department also values inclusivity, diversity, and interdisciplinary collaboration. We believe that embracing different perspectives and working across disciplines enriches our understanding of human behavior and enables us to address complex societal challenges. I urge you to take advantage of the resources and opportunities available to you, such as our well-equipped psychology laboratory, research facilities, and extracurricular activities. Additionally, our department organizes workshops, seminars, and guest lectures to expose you to the latest advancements in the field and to broaden your horizons. Remember, your journey in psychology extends beyond the walls of the classroom. Embrace the spirit of lifelong learning, be curious, and actively seek opportunities for personal and professional growth. Our aim is to nurture not only competent professionals but also compassionate individuals who contribute to the well-being of society.

I am excited to embark on this journey with you and witness your growth and achievements. Wishing you a fulfilling and successful educational experience in the Department of Psychology at GCU.

Programmes Offered

Courses at the Department of Psychology have been specially curated to provide in-depth understanding about the essential intricacies of the human mind.

Programs Offered

Courses at the Department of Psychology have been specially curated to provide in-depth understanding about the essential intricacies of the human mind.


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The department has incorporated recommendations from the National Education Policy (2020) to enable a more integrated and multidisciplinary approach to education. The syllabus is designed to equip students with an extensive knowledge of the field of psychology, which will aid them in competitive exams such as NTA NET, GATE, and others. The Department of Psychology at GCU also emphasizes the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest research and developments in the field of psychology, with faculty and students alike engaging in cutting-edge research on topics such as cognitive neuroscience, positive psychology, and cross-cultural psychology.

Furthermore, the department also encourages students to engage in research activities and provides opportunities for them to present their work at national and international conferences. In addition to academic programs, the department also conducts various outreach programs and community services, such as counseling and psychological assessments, for the benefit of the local community. Overall, the Department of Psychology at GCU is committed to providing a comprehensive education in psychology, equipping students with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in their careers and make a positive impact in society.

Entry requirements

B.A./B.Sc. – Class 12th or equivalent in any stream.

M.A./M.Sc. – Graduate of any discipline from a recognized Indian or Foreign University. 

Career opportunities

 A degree in psychology opens a wide range of career opportunities in various sectors. Some potential career paths for individuals with a background in psychology:

1. Clinical Psychologist: Clinical psychologists work with individuals experiencing mental health issues, providing assessment, diagnosis, and therapy. They may work in hospitals, mental health clinics, private practice, or other healthcare settings.

2. Counseling Psychologist: Counseling psychologists help individuals navigate personal and emotional challenges, providing guidance and support through counseling sessions.

3. School Psychologist: School psychologists work in educational settings like schools and colleges, focusing on students’ mental health, learning disabilities, and behavioral issues. They collaborate with teachers, parents, and other professionals to support students’ overall well-being and academic success.

4. Researcher/Academic: With further education (such as a Ph.D.), one can pursue a career in research or academia. Researchers and Academics investigate various aspects of human behavior, conduct experiments, contribute to the advancement of psychological knowledge and also teach psychology courses to students at colleges and universities.

5. Human Resources Professional: Psychology graduates often find roles in human resources departments. They apply their understanding of human behavior to areas such as employee recruitment, selection, and training, as well as employee well-being and organizational development.

6. Rehabilitation Specialist: Rehabilitation specialists work with people who have experienced physical or mental disabilities, helping them regain independence and improve their quality of life. They may focus on areas such as vocational rehabilitation, substance abuse counseling, or disability services.

7. Forensic Psychologist: Forensic psychologists apply their knowledge of psychology to the legal and criminal justice system. They may work in areas such as criminal profiling, assessment of offenders, expert testimony in court, and providing therapeutic services to incarcerated individuals.

8. Health Psychologist: Health psychologists focus on the connection between psychological factors and physical health. They work in healthcare settings, promoting health behaviors, helping individuals cope with chronic illnesses, and providing support for patients and their families.

9. Neuropsychologist: Neuropsychologists study the relationship between brain function and behavior. They assess and diagnose individuals with neurological conditions, conduct cognitive assessments, and provide interventions and rehabilitation for individuals with brain injuries or disorders.

10. Educational Psychologist: Educational psychologists focus on the psychological aspects of learning and education. They work with students, teachers, and educational institutions to enhance learning environments, assess learning difficulties, and develop interventions to support academic success.

These career opportunities highlight the diverse applications of psychology across various sectors. It’s important to note that some roles may require additional certifications, licenses, or advanced degrees depending on the specific career path pursued.

Special Features of the Department
  • Comprehensive Curriculum
  • Research Opportunities
  • Clinical Training
  • Collaboration with Other Disciplines
  • Faculty Expertise