Psychology

Head of Department: Prof Aarti Pasarkar

Department Overview

  • The department was established in 1965, affiliated to Pune University.
  • Got affiliated to Mumbai University in 1976-77.
  • The department is engaged in Research and Teaching in Psychology.
  • It was headed by Prof. T.V. Makhijani for about 20 years. Later he left the college and joined as Principal at V.E.S. College, Chembur

Present Faculty:
Prof Aarti Pasarkar, MA, M Phil

  • Head of Department, Lecturer in the Selection Grade
    joined the College in 1979.
  • Founder Director of WSC
  • Convener, National Youth Network- Youth Leadership Training Program (NYN-YLTP)
  • 3 MRP, 2 Completed, 1 Ongoing
  • Organizes, Conducts Seminars, Workshops for In-House & Students from near vicinity
  • Presented Papers in State, National & International Conferences
  • Published articles in daily news paper & 2 Textbooks
  • Underwent Leadership Training Program Jointly conducted by BTTC, Mumbai & UWG, USA, Sponsored by HSNCB, MUMBAI.
  • Completed Primary & Advanced Certificate Course in Counseling (REBT)

Publications:

  1. Effect of Yoga Intervention on Anxiety and Mental Health among Adolescents. In Yoga Mimansa, Vol. XLI, Oct.2009.
  2. Psychological Testing and Statistics
  3. Aadhunik Manasshastra

Dr. Radha Shet, MA, M Phil, PhD
Reader in Psychology in C.H.M College since 1984. Is a member of Board of Studies in Psychology, University of Mumbai since 2006. Also Teaching as a Post graduate teacher in Psychology, Mumbai University(K.V. Pendharkar College). Worked as a Lecturer and Coordinator of M.Phil. Psychology (YCMOU- CHM Unit).
Conducts Workshops on Leadership Training For Students.

Publications:

  1. Effect of Yoga Intervention on Anxiety and Mental Health among Adolescents. In Yoga Mimansa, Vol. XLI, Oct.2009.
  2. Female Entrepreneurs: They are not different from their male counterparts. In Entrepreneurship Growth and Economic Integration - A Linkage (2008). Edited by V. B. Angadi, H. S. Cheema, and M. R. Das. Published by Himalaya Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.

Research:

  1. Ph.D. (1997) on Relationship between Participation in Decision Making and Job Satisfaction with Locus of Control and Motivational Orientation as Mediating Variables
  2. M.Phil. 1989 on A Study of Relationship between Participation and Attitude towards Work and Work Related Factors
  3. UGC Project, Xth Plan, (2008) on Effect of Yoga Programme on Anxiety and Mental Health among Adolescents.

Prof Jayashree Panicker, MA, B Ed , Senior Lecturer

  • Received grants for research under Mumbai University and UGC for Minor research Project
  • Participated and presented papers at state, national and international conferences
  • Conducts workshops for the students
  • Member of various committees involved in various extra and co curricular activities

Prof Vandana Mane, MA

  • Lecturer in the Department since 2004.
  • Completed 1 orientation, 1 Seminar and 1 Teachers’ Training Programme
  • Completed 1 Minor Research Project

Prof Rajlaxmi Mane, (MA, BEd) Junior College.

  • Department considers and work towards overall PersonalityDevelopment of the students besides Curriculum Teaching. This is achieved through participation of students in Workshops, Seminars, Field Visits and Projects
  • Department has its own Library besides the Central Library which is run by the students only.

RESULTS
T.Y.B.A

YEAR
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
Gold Medalist
10th rank
    and Gold Medalist    
1ST CLASS
40%
45%
20%
5%
33%
33%
2ND CLASS
51%
40%
31%
30%
30%
33%
PASS CLASS
9%
5%
28%
50%
25%
15%

T.Y.B.Com

YEAR
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
% of Passing
97%
97%
98%
97%
97%
97.5%
No. of students with highest marks as of University
158
62
178
165
50
45

MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • Teaching Undergraduate classes with specialization at T.Y. Level.
  • Teachers are engaged in Postgraduate teaching at other centers.
  • Completed Coaching and Guidance for M.Phil under Y.C.M.O.U. during the year 2007-08, 2008-09, under coordinatorship of Dr. Radha Shet.
  • Teachers are also engaged in teaching students of Pharmacy, Professional Courses – BMS, BMM.
  • Teachers are also invited as Guest Faculty by NGOs and other colleges to deliver lectures/talk on topics that benefits the laypersons.
  • 03 teachers of the Department have completed their M.Phil and Ph.D Course during the years 1988-1998.
  • Besides acquiring Research Degrees, the Department got actively involved in undertaking Research projects since 2003 onwards. So far 07 projects have been undertaken, sanctioned by University Of Mumbai and University Grants Commission and College.
  • Teachers also have attended and Presented Papers in Academic Conferences, Seminars and Workshops.
  • Teachers of the Department are inducted in B.O.S. of University Of Mumbai

COMMUNITY OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

  • A Counseling Project was assigned to the Department by College for IQ/Aptitude Testing and Personal Counseling for Staff, their wards and students of C.H.M College during 2004-05.
  • Department bagged a project from Municipals Schools Of UMC for IQ Testing of Primary School children in the year 2005-06.
  • The Department also got a Project from UMC for Personality Testing of their Employees during the year 2008-09.

EXTENSION

  • The Department conducts and organizes seminars and workshops for the benefit of college students and students from neighboring colleges.
  • In the year 2003-04, workshop on “SELF DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGING EMOTIONS” was conducted by a faculty from AVISHKAR – ARCHANA SAMARTH.
  • A workshop on “ASSERTIVENESS” was organized by the faculty Varkha Chulani, a practicing Psychologist in the year 2004-05.
  • A workshop on “IMPROVING RELATIONSHIP AT WORK AND HOME” for the faculty of CHM and neighboring colleges was organized by faculty Varkha Chulani, a practising Psychologist in the year 2004-05.
  • The college has MOU with Clayton State College, University of West Georgia, Atlanta, USA for Faculty Exchange Program. Under this Dr. Catherine Deering conducted a number of workshops and seminars for students of various faculties and teachers in the year 2004-05.
  • In the year 2006-07, 2008-09, Mr. Anand Pasarkar, Manager, L&T, conducted workshop on “KAIZEN” for students of CHM and other colleges.
  • In 2008-09, in collaboration with Women Studies Centre of the College, a seminar was organized on “GENDER SENSITIZATION” by Dr. Nandini Diwan, HOD, Psychology Department, Ruparel College.
  • In the year 2008-09, teachers of Department conducted a project on “EVALUATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF STUDY HABITS” for the F.Y.B.A students and then Workshop on “STUDY HABITS” was conducted for the students who had poor study habits.

CULTURAL AND COCURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • Every year students are encouraged to take part in various cultural activities organized by the various associations and forums of the college. Chandi Utsav an Annual event of the college is also attended and participated by overwhelming response from the students of Psychology Department.
  • In the year 2007-08, 2008-09, students displayed the exhibits of Group Project in Science Exhibition which was highly appreciated by the dignitaries and college faculty. Some key projects were Music Therapy, Sports Psychology, etc.
  • The students in the year 2007-08 released the Departmental Magazine “PSYCHOSCOPE” which is being taken by 2009-10 also.
  • Every year the Department organizes Educational Visits for the students of T.Y.B.A to Mental Hospital, Institutes Of Psychological Help, American Centre, Old age Homes, etc.
  • Students of T.Y.B.A are encouraged to read and display the articles relating to Psychology for the benefit of other students.
  • Relevant Movies are shown related to the topics
    Such as ‘Devarai’ for Schizophrenia.

PLACEMENTS

  • Students are helped by the teachers in getting the information at various vacancies in colleges or other institutes
  • Teachers receive such information and forward through e-mails to the students.

Future Plans

  • UGC XI Plan has sanctioned the grant for Career Guidance and Counseling Cell which the Department will be establishing and continuing working professionally for Students, Teachers and their Wards.
  • To start a Certificate Course in “School Counseling” of one year duration under the auspices of the University of Mumbai for B.A. with Psychology Students.