Department Profile

Department of Psychology

Brief History

The Department of Psychology was established in the academic year 2007-08. The department offers the discipline Psychology as an optional subject in adherence to the optional policy and the institution vision. The department aims at developing competencies and necessary knowledge, skills and sensitivity needed to explore vast human phenomena.

Teaching Faculty

02 Permanent Teachers with necessary qualification and skills.




Date of Joining

Length of Service

Manjunath K C

Assistant Professor

M.Sc., M.Phil


11 years

Chethana N

Assistant Professor



03 years


Infrastructure and Facilities

  • Laboratory
  • Two separate cabins for the faculty
  • Sufficient number of lab materials


The University of Mysore designs and revises the syllabus. There have been three revisions since 2013, including the recent CBCS curriculum.

CBCS was introduced in UG in the academic year 2018-19.

Teaching Methodology

  • Lecture
  • Question and Answer sessions
  • Interactive sessions
  • Student Seminars
  • Visual Aid (PowerPoint Presentations)
  • Group discussions
  • Quiz

Department Activities

  • Staff Meetings are conducted as and when required to discuss students progress, issues, challenges, assignments, tests, evaluation, internal assessment, question paper setting, practical’s, syllabus.
  • Psychological Counseling and Guidance.
  • Assisting students with their adjustment concerns.
  • Field visit and Project works.


Student Counseling Center

The students are offered personal counseling sessions which is basically a voluntary mechanism. Major complaints/issues include the following:

  • Academics - Difficulty in the subject, poor concentration, fear of failure, lack of interest, performance anxiety, inability to prioritize tasks, future worries.
  • Family - Broken homes, disturbed relationship with parents, lack of support, financial crisis, health issues at home.
  • Emotional issues - Inability to cope with daily stressors, low confidence/low self-esteem, irritability, suicidal thoughts
  • Relationship issues - Break ups, conflicts with partners
  • Behavioural problems - Discipline complaints

Department Result

  • The department has recorded consistency by achieving an average 90% success rate in Psychology examination.
  • Around 50% of the result indicates distinction.