Academic Departments
Department of Applied Psychology

92, A. P. C. Road, Kolkata --700009
Phone No: 2350- 8386 / 1397 / 6387,
Ext: 390 (Head), 391 (Office), 399 (Office)

Year of Establishment



The Department of Applied Psychology was established in the year 1967 by Prof. S. N. Roy. At present the Department has faculty strength of 10 teachers (Sanctioned Post:17). The department runs the P.G. level 2 years M. Sc. Course and two- one Year duration Self –Financing Courses. One is the P.G. Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology Course (RCI approved) and another is the recently started (in September, 2012) Post P.G. Diploma in School Counseling Course. The total number of books in the Library is almost 4,500. The major research thrust of the Department is on Applied Clinical and Social Issues, Organizational and Environmental Issues and Test Construction.

The Department of Applied Psychology has a Service Program Unit (SPU) with one ‘Clinical and Forensic Psychology Cell’ and another ‘Organizational Behaviour’ and ‘Human Resource Development and Management Cell’. The Unit provides valuable service to the Community at a minimum cost. Patients from all over West Bengal are referred to this Unit for Psychological Assessment and Counselling Services. An ‘Adolescents Health Clinic’ has been established in this Department on April, 2013 and it is funded by the Social Welfare Department, Govt. of West Bengal.


During the period April 2003 to March 2008, the faculty members have worked on about 12 Research projects and financed by UGC, ICMR, DST-WB, UPE Scheme etc. The number of Ph. D awarded is 25. The total number of publications is in X th Plan period was 111 and of conference proceedings is 45. In 2003, the Department has obtained the DST-FIST grant for development of infrastructure. It has now 17 computers, modern biomedical and neuro-physiological instruments and two air-conditioned laboratory. In the last 5 years the Department held one International Conference, two National Seminars four Workshops.

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Courses Offered

Programme Level of study Eligibility Intake capacity
Post Doctoral   Ph.D. in Applied Psychology/Psychology ---
Ph.D.   M.A./M.Sc. in Applied Psychology/Psychology ---
MA/M.Sc P.G. Degree BA/B.Sc (Hons.) in Psychology 42
Rehabilitation Psychology RCI approved
P.G. Diploma
B.A./B.Sc. ( Hons.) in Psychology/Physiology/Sociology/ Education/Degree in Medical sciences 20
School Counseling Post P.G. Diploma M.A./M.Sc. in Applied Psychology/Psychology 15

Faculty Members

Sl No. Name & E-mail. of the teachers Phone No. Specialization
1 Prof. Dipesh Chandra Nath,
Off.: 2350-8386
Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Forensic & Correctional Psychology
2 Prof.  Anjali Roy,,
Counselling & guidance, Stress management & Community Psychology, Organizational management , Educational Psychology & curriculum  designing Population science, Adult education, Students’ Mental Health Programme
3 Prof. Indrani  Mukherjee,
2534-7042(R),  Off.: 2350-8386
M: 9432674042
Organizational Behaviour, Communicology, Interpersonal Relationship, Counseling Psychology,
Positive Psychology
4 Prof.  Jayanti Basu,
2334-1421(R),   Off.: 2350-8386
M: 9836115686
Social Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Qualitative Research
5 Prof.  Sadhan  Dasgupta,
Off.: 2350-8386
(Ext.--393 ),
Clinical Psychology, Positive Psychology, Psycho -social distress of Homosexuals, Psychological aspects of Diabetes Type-II, Depression and suicide amongst  Student  Population, Aggression—its Different Dimensions & Perspectives, High risk Sex Behaviour in Adolescent
6 Dr. Subrata  Dasgupta,
Associate Professor
M: 9433961511.
Applied Social Psychology, Cross Cultural Psychology, Effect of Music on Psyche.
7 Dr. Swaha Bhattcharya
Associate Professor
2265-0626, M.:9433761567   Organization and Environmental psychology, Stress management and community psychology, Organizational development and Human resource management.
8 Dr. Sibnath  Deb,
Associate Professor
2323-3601, M.:9831041272.   Clinical & Applied Social Psychology, Qualitative Research, Reproductive Health And Child Protection.
9 Dr. Ishita Chatterjee
Assistant Professor
M:9830380924 Industrial Psychology, Organizational Behaviour & Stress and its management.
10 Ms. Ushri  Banerjee,
Assistant Professor
M: 9831244000   Clinical Psychology, Child Psychology, Stress Research.  

Research Projects (2012-2013)

Title Of Project Along With The Name Of Funding Agencies Principal Investigator Duration Budget (Rs.)
1. Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Round- 7) Counselling Subcomponent.
Sponsored by GFATM, A Multi-Centric Global Project.
Prof. Anjali Ray ,  April, 2009 5 years  25,76200.00
2. DRS-I (SAP-III), UGC Project on
“ (i) Mental Health Programme for the Students, (ii) Health Seeking Behaviour”
Prof. Anjali Ray and Dr. Sibnath Deb,  April, 2009 5 years  21,50,000.00
3. “Correlation between Text Anxiety and Aggression among Late Adolescents”
ICSSR Project, New Delhi
Prof. Sadhan Dasgupta,
June, 2011—December, 2012
18 months,   3,08,525.00
4. “ Adolescent Health Clinic”
Calcutta University, NHRM, Govt. of West Bengal & UNICEF.  August, 2012—March 2013
Prof.  Anjali Ray,
Prof. Sadhan Dasgupta 
12 months 2,34,720.00
5. Development  of Training Module for Counsellors of Anwesha Clinics in West Bengal” Prof. Anjali Ray,
Prof. Sadhan Dasgupta  
3 years 6,52,850.00

Thrust Areas in Teaching & Research

  • Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Research Methodology And Psychometry
  • Educational Psychology & Counselling
  • Clinical Psychology &Forensic Psychology
  • Industrial & Organizational Psychology
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Stress Management And Counseling
  • Human Resource Development and Management
  • Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • School Counselling.

Consultancy Services Through Service Program Unit

A Unit Devoted To The Service Of The Community At A No-Profit Fee
It Has Two Wings: Clinical & Organizational

    Activities :
  • Assessment of Persons With Psychiatric Problem (Intellectual And Personality Assessment Including Disability Assessment)
  • Counseling & Psychotherapy
  • Educational & Career Counseling
  • Personality Development Programs
  • Training Need Assessment In Industries and Organizations
  • Assistance in Selection Process and Rightsizing, e.g. Indian Railways Selection Board; Staff Selection Commission; West Bengal Police Training Board etc.
  • Community Surveys