The Department of Psychology at SCAM Govt. College, Kuttanellur is the only government college in Thrissur under Calicut University offering Psychology at bachelors and Masters Level. The department of Psychology was established in September 2012 as an undergraduate department. Initially it was started with a guest faculty and later 2 permanent posts were created in 2014.
To mark the growth and development, the department was upgraded to a post graduate department in 2018. The first batch of MSc Psychology started in 2018 with student strength of 10.At present the department has two permanent faculties and six guest faculties.About 5 batches in BSc Psychology have completed their course from this department successfully.
The students who completed are working in various institutions and colleges as counsellors and teachers after their post-graduation. Some students are enrolled for MPhil and PhD studies and many students are currently pursuing their Post-Graduation in various universities. The Top scorers till now are Anjo George (2015-82%), Daniel M Abraham (2016-97% with 2nd rank in Calicut University), Sincy Varghese(2017), Adthiya Krishna (2018) and Aneesha Gopalakrishnan (2019). Students of the department such as Mubarak secured Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Daniel, Vishnupriya has secured National Eligibility Test (NET).
Within a short time, the department has earned laudable reputation as one of the most prestigious institutions in Kerala. The student strength in each batch was previously 24 and at present it was increased to 40 in 2019 for BSc Psychology and to 15 for MSc Psychology.
The department has a fully equipped Psychology laboratory.
The Psychology department, right from its inception has been actively organizing extension programmes, lectures, invited talks, seminars, workshops etc. for both students inside and outside the college. A Regional Seminar on ‘Transforming Malayali Family: Contemporary Psychological experiences’ was conducted in 11 November 2014.
Department has organized two- day UGC sponsored National Workshop on Counselling and Psychotherapy on 15th & 16th October 2015.
The department has conducted a two-day National Seminar on ‘Qualitative Approaches in Psychological Research’ on 4th and 5th January 2019.
As part of the lecture series, the department organized a one day session on ‘Quantitative Research Methods & Application of statistics in Psychology’ on 26th August 2019.
|Programmes Offered||BSc. Psychology
|Annual intake of students||BSc. Psychology (40)
MSc. Psychology (15)
|Head of the Department||Sujisha T G|