Surendranath College
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Brief History

Since its creation in 10th September, 2001, the Department of Psychology has grown significantly over the years. This Department started its journey with Honours in Psychology subject and marched ahead for pretty long time as Honours subject only. The Department offers the Honours students with the following generic courses as their combination which includes:

For B.A. Degree: Generic elective: Sociology, History, Political Science and Philosophy.

For B.Sc. Degree: Generic Elective: Zoology, Botany, Molecular Biology and Physiology.

The students primarily come from the suburban areas (both North & South 24 Parganas) as well as from parts of Central & North Kolkata & also from different districts of West Bengal. The Department has produced innumerable students both Honours and students those who could not qualified as Honours from the course , the department took active initiative to help them to qualify as General degree as per the old syllabus of the system.

The number of sanctioned post of the department is nil till date & currently there are four Govt. Approved State Aided College Teachers who have six to thirteen years of teaching experience in college.

And the two supporting staffs’ constant effort ensures the smooth running of various departmental activities.

The department has one teachers’ room, three classrooms for smooth running of the classes in several semesters simultaneously; one exclusive laboratory and another lab cum classroom with certain sets of instruments which students can use for their practical purpose.

Our students access the books from the general library of the college from where they can get subject relevant books. Over the past years, the department has gradually acquired the various instruments required for practical work and the different books on Psychology.

Academic & personal counseling of students is carried out from time-to-time depending on the needs & problems of the individual student. Under the umbrella of mentoring process, the teachers make an effort to identify any manifestations of underlying psychological problems including absenteeism, fear of approaching teachers, lack of interactions with classmates, improper behavior in classes & so on. Thereafter, an effort is made to interact with the student on a one-to-one basis & to try & help him/her cope with his/ her problems in a healthy way. Through such efforts the teachers of the department try to meet the challenges & take care for students’ wellbeing also.

Many students of the Department have established themselves in various sectors and the Department tried to keep touch with the students as Alumni through Facebook page and Whatsapp group. The students scoring highest marks in Honours paper in the Part III /Semester VI final examination were recognized and awarded by the Institution for their achievement and success.



Psychology is a very diverse field, one that is expected to see tremendous growth. … As a result, students have the option to choose from a varied range of specializations, including Clinical Psychology, Industrial Psychology and Organization Behavior, Positive Psychology ,Community Psychology , School Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Sports Psychology, Therapist , Rehabilitation, Cognitive Neuroscience and many more. Therefore, we nurture our students to promote human development, learning, health, and well-being through quality education, by encouraging the overall and dynamic personality development of students so that they can excel in the right path in long run.



We, the teachers in Psychology help pupil not only to learn the subject & complete the syllabus in time, but also we help them with physical, emotional & mental health issues to improve their sense of well-being, alleviate feelings of distress & resolve crises. It makes them competent for future success, equips them with all the latest career trends, improves personal development, shapes the child for decision taking and making the process by developing their interpersonal skills, gives relief from depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions, increase confidence and decision-making skills.


Students’ Intake Capacity:


State Aided college Teacher


State Aided College Teacher
Program / Courses Offered

This department offers Three year (Choice Based Credit System) Honours (B.A./ B.Sc.)course of Graduation as Full Time Programme In Psychology under the University of Calcutta .

This course aims at developing an understanding of the growing discipline of psychology and promoting skill based education. An important goal is to facilitate self-discovery in the students and ensure their enthusiastic and effective participation in responding to the needs and challenges of society. The course intends to enable students in developing skills and competencies needed for meeting the challenges and needs of the real world effectively. Hence this syllabus is created keeping in mind the changing nature of the society, educational institutions and the workplace and inculcate the required competencies in the students to understand and respond to the same efficiently and effectively. Throwing some lights on the areas covered under this syllabus:




Objective: To introduce students to the basic concepts of the field of psychology with an emphasis on applications of psychology in everyday life.



Objective: To familiarize students with the use of statistical methods in psychological research and the techniques of descriptive statistics for quantitative research.





  • To explore the biological basis of experience and behaviour.
  • To develop an understanding of the influence of behaviour, cognition, and the environment on bodily system.
  • To develop an appreciation of the neurobiological basis of psychological function and dysfunction.


Objective: To develop an understanding of the concept of individual differences with the goal to promote self-reflection and understanding of self and others.





• This course provides a basic introduction to the development of the discipline both from the Indian as well as western perspective.

• Review the development of psychological thought and introduce the issues and debates in contemporary psychology.



To educate students with the process and the methods of quantitativeand qualitative psychological research traditions.



• Develop an understanding of the individual in relation to the social world

• Introduce students to the realm of social influence, as to how individuals think, feel and behave in social situations.




CC-8: Understanding Psychological Disorders


The paper aims at providing an overview of the concept of abnormality and the symptoms and etiology of various psychological disorders. This will sensitize them to information on psychopathology and dispel myths regarding it.



To educate students with the techniques of inferential statistics and hypothesis testing.



To help student understand social problems and gain knowledge about intervention strategies.






• To introduce the etiological understanding and therapeutic interventions for the various psychological disorders.

• Help students develop and understanding of how to deal with moderate to severe psychopathology



To equip the learner with an understanding of the concept and process of human development across the life span To impart an understanding of the various domains of human development To inculcate sensitivity to socio-cultural context of human development.






• To develop an awareness of the concepts related to organizational behavior.

• Help the students develop connectivity between concepts and practices of organizations.



• To develop an understanding of basic concepts, processes, and techniques of Counseling.

• To acquaint the learner with the challenges of Counseling.



ELECTIVE: DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC DSE [2 in Semester V (One from A & one from B) and 2 in Semester VI(One from A & one from B)]: DSE-A -01: POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY


To introduce the basic concepts of the growing approach of positive psychology and understand its applications in various domains.



To help students understand the various processes and issues inherent in organizations related to human resources.



To understand the relationship between psychological factors and physical health and learn how to enhance well-being.



To learn the link between individuals and communities and deal with social issues more effectively with people’s participation.



To understand the role of culture in understanding behaviour and exploring psychological insights in the Indian thought traditions.



• To understand of the interface between education and psychology

• To appreciate the various issues and challenges that emerge with reference to the application of psychological ideas and theories in the discipline of education

• To enable learners to deal with various problems and issues related to student diversity in a classroom.





Objective: To understand the concept of behaviour modification and its applications.



Objective: To understand communication and its different facets in different contexts.


Objective: To understand the concept of emotional intelligence and learn ways of developing it.



Objective: In everyday life we experience stress related to various situations. Students will learn how they can make adjustments and manage to cope with stress more effectively.

The link for the detailed syllabus is here: Click Here

Learning Outcomes
In the last few decades, the discipline of Psychology has also emerged as a crucial social science with a strong perspective on social justice. Its training can empower students to engage with social reality through a critical lens and thus contribute to the processes of socio-cultural transformation and justice, besides having relevant social values and skills. In the post-colonial era, there is a need for psychologists to retain a dual focus- to sharpen knowledge perspectives emerging from secular scientific knowledge systems and to provide space for the emergence of voices which are indigenous, local, culturally grounded in folk traditions and proximate to the lives and struggles “of the people”, thereby aligning the anthropological and sociological knowledge domains. This could imply that in the Indian context, even as we are interested in recovering ‘a psychology’ that vibes with our felt experiences, we are open to critically examining these discourses in the very traditions we follow and respect.

It is our endeavour to initiate the undergraduate students of Psychology into a self conscious reading of the history of Psychology, and particularly of the myriad meanings, associations, life contexts and significations connoted by the term “Indian Psychology”. The task before the psychologist is not a simple one. It is not simply to critique the West and thus perpetuate the binary between eastern and western perspectives. Instead we must also emphasise the complementarity in human processes between different cultures-be they eastern or western but at the same time also keep space for their distinctiveness.

One significant development in the study of psychology has been its reflexive and experiential turn. Shifting the focus from its positivist base, psychologists all over the world have been showing interest in a qualitative understanding of human processes apart from their quantification and statistical measurement. This has once again created space for the study of psychology to recover and strengthen its links with humanist, existential, spiritual, and psychodynamic and other human science models, signifying engaging research methods.

Another distinguishing feature of the emerging concerns in the field of psychological science is its openness to accommodate diverse viewpoints. The student is facilitated to develop an inward pointing self-reflective lens (which is also a prerequisite of science in the form self-criticality) as well as capacity for immersive, critical and empathetic engagement attuned to the lives he/she endeavours to study.

Aims of Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Psychology:

The undergraduate psychology programme aims at the following goals:

1. Offering learning opportunities to orient the students towards scientific and humanistic study of the complexities of human mind and behaviour.

2. Imparting knowledge of basic psychological concepts and methods, and developing ability to appreciate the challenges in field settings.

3. Help shaping cognitive, affective and behavioural abilities of students for building responsible psychology professionals and researchers.

4. Facilitating acquisition of basic skills in major areas of application (e.g. psychological testing, experimentation, counselling, interviewing, developing psychological tools, behaviour modification, data analysis, report writing).

5. Promoting self-understanding, reflexivity and personal growth. Helping students understand the complexities of self and human relationships and how the two make each other up.

6. Developing a strong sense of ethical and moral aptness in general and in the context of learning and its assessment in particular.

7. Helping students master the basic reflective, analytical, scientific writing, computational and communicative competencies. 8. Developing respect for social diversity and increasing social and cultural relevance of learning.

Academic calendar


Course Outcome



















DSC (Discipline Specific Course)






This course is designed to introduce students to the study of Psychology & to develop academic skills in readiness for further study on basic





concepts of the field of psychology with





an emphasis to the applications of





Psychology in everyday life. Students will be able to-

  • Develop a working knowledge of Psychological contents, areas & applications of psychology.
  • Develop a base in cognitive psychology with the help of relevant examples in daily life.
  • Comprehend & analyse situations in real life & enable others to exercise in the same way.
  • Appreciate & apply various theories of learning in the practical world.
  • Identify the importance of experiments in the field of several cognitive aspects & analyze the way it shaped cognitive psychology.



SEC (Skill Enhancement Course)


TH-3+PR- 1=4



By the end of this semester, students will be able to recognize his/ her stress triggers & how to manage them. Develop proactive responses to stressful situations. Use coping tips for managing stress in any life situation. Learn techniques for effectively managing stress to improve productivity in job situation as well as personal well-being.

Program Outcome

Name of all Programmes adopting NEP (Bold part are adopted currently for the Psychology programs) SEMESTER-I




To become familiar with the scientific method, examine the benefits & limitations of these methods of inquiry as it relates to basic psychology. Define psychology & list of goals of psychology as a science. Trace the history of psychology through philosophy of Structuralism, Functionalism, Behaviourism. Know the basic parts of neuron & its functions. Be able to define & differentiate between sensation & perception. Be able to know the processing of data, graphical representation of data, concept of central tendencies & variability.


Able to understand how stress works & develop sustainable behaviours; develop their personal resources & avoid stress overdraft; recognize negative stress & its symptoms; identify the cause of unwanted stress; develop a balanced lifestyle in order to control stress in the long term; develop a personal action plan for stress management. 

Modular Plan

Lesson Plan

Question Bank

  • A motivational video has been created on the topic “Beating Stress like a pro during COVID19” dated: June 6, 2020; You tube video link: Click Here
  • Student Webinar: The National Level Webinar entitled “Bio-Psycho-Spiritual Disciplining: The Key to Well-being in the New-Normal” was held on June 17th, 2020. Flyer link: Click Here You Tube video Link: Click Here
  • Webinar for Students: A students’ webinar was held in zoom platform on 29th June 2020 from 3pm to 4pm on the topic of “Be an Unconditional Listener”. Flyer Link: Click Here
  • The department has created an You Tube channel in the month of June 2021; where the videos about students’ power point presentations in classes, departmental seminars are there. Channel name is: SNC Psychology Department; The channel link is here: Click Here
  • A parent-teacher meet was held virtually via Google meet for 6th semester students on 13th July 2021 at 6pm. And a google form was generated to collect parents’ feedback. Link: Click Here
  • The worksheet link of the responses collected from parents’ feedback is also here: Click Here


Few screenshots were taken to make the moment precious.


Publication of Departmental e-magazine:

The Departmental e-magazine- “Moner Canvas” has been published on 24th July 2021 on social media. In this magazine, the views of teachers & students have been presented in a very holistic manner in terms of certain remarkable creative endeavors. The link: Click Here


Few screenshots were taken from what’s app groups to collect the review report of The Departmental e-magazine- “Moner Canvas” as it was proved to be a successful one.


CBCS (H) Semester-II, IV & VI Exam- 2021 have been conducted successfully & answer scripts were collected through Google forms. The links: Click Here


One of our esteemed faculty, Ms. Sravasti De, talked about Single Motherhood in “S News” channel. The You Tube video link is here: Click Here


Mentoring relationships are used to facilitate the developmental areas of the pupils. We the mentors are older, more experienced and try to give advice and shepherd new students in the formative years of their careers. We as mentors tries to give students support and advice .On a psychosocial note we provide them counseling, coaching and feedback. We pursue students to facilitate in their career development. We try to build up mutual emotional supports and engage in more faithful relationship with the mentees to improve in their performance and meet long term goals in their future.The department has generated a mentoring feedback form for the mentees


The Mentoring Feedback Form Link is here: Click Here


Students’ comments about their mentors were recorded here in the year 2021: Click Here


Comment about mentor as recorded in Students’ mentoring feedback responses of Sem-II, IV & VI in 2021.


Teaching Areas from the Syllabus taught by the Teachers : Effective curriculum delivery through a well-planned and documented process.


CU (H) CBCS Question Papers of Previous Years On Psychology:


Students' Activities:
  • Semester-2 students has made a power point presentation via google meet on 2nd July 2021 on the topic of “Biopsychology”- which is a syllabus oriented topic. The related videos were published in our departmental You Tube Channel.

The links of these videos: 1st Video link ;2nd Video link3rd Video link4th Video link

  • A students’ Webinar was held on 15th July 2021 from 3pm to 4pm via google meet, organized by Semester 2 students, of the Department of Psychology, Surendranath College. The webinar programme was published in our departmental You tube Channel. The flyer link:Click Here


  • A students’ Webinar was held on 19th July 2021 from 12-1pm via google meet, organized by Semester 4 students of the Department of Psychology, Surendranath College. The webinar programme was published in our departmental you tube channel. The flyer link: Click Here

Video Link:

  • A students’ Webinar was held on 23rd July 2021 from 12.30 to 1.30 pm via Google meet, organized by Semester 6 students of the Department of Psychology, Surendranath College. The entire webinar programme was published in our departmental You Tube Channel. The flyer link: Click Here

Video Link: Deeper into curiosities – A Student’s Webinar organized by Semester 6, Dept Of Psychology, SNC

  • Semester-2 students has made another power point presentation via google meet on 24th July 2021 on the topic of ” Divisions of Biopsychology”- which is a syllabus oriented topic. The related video was published in our departmental You Tube Channel.

The link of the video: Divisions of Biopsychology

Counselling Cell report

Alumni Desk

One of the main purposes of alumni associations is to support a network of former graduates who will, in turn, help to raise the profile of the university.

Dear alumni,

It gives us immense pleasure to continue everlasting ties with you. Hope you are doing well in your life and remember Psychology Department, Surendranath College, i.e., your alma mater.

So, we created a facebook page for you people only, so that, we can keep records in our hearts and get connected with you to walk down the memory lanes and make it available to be with teachers, mentors, and not the least, your bosom friends and colleagues. There is a short form also to be filled up; so that we can catch you all to form alumni association.

Please fill up the form which is visible through this link shared there and get connected with us forever and ever.

  • The link of the Facebook page which had been created for alumni is given here: Click Here
  • The Alumni form of the Department of Psychology, Surendranath College can be viewed through this link also: Click Here


Golden Alumni:

The institution wish to view our precious students as lifelong commitments that do not end at graduation. Alumni are our resources that can provide meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships over time. Because they already have a connection with their alma mater, alumni are the reflection of bright future of the educational program offered by the institution. The valuable roles of alumni actually help in building & growing the institution’s pride through word of mouth message.

Here there are several praiseworthy faces of our department who has made us feel proud through their success:



  • 2004 Batch:


    Saptarshi Adhikari

    Clinical Psychologist at Burdwan Medical College & Hospital since 2010; Gazetted officer, Govt. of West Bengal.

    Dr. Gouranga Mitra

    Assistant Professor at The Neotia University since 2017.

    Dr. Arindam Bhattacharjee

    Assistant professor (WBES) at Govt. Teachers’ Training College, Malda; Department of Higher Education, West Bengal.

  • 2005 Batch:


    Dr. Biswajit Dey

    Assistant Professor at National Forensic Sciences University (Ministry of Home Affairs)

    Ranjita Sarkar

    Deputy manager at operations in HDFC Bank, Kolkata.

    Madhubanti Moulik

    Counsellor at STI clinic at B.N. Bose Barrackpore under West Bengal State AIDS prevention & Control Society.

  • 2006 Batch:


    Amrita Roy

    SACT in Department of Psychology, Vidyasagar College.

    Sonalipa Chatterjee

    SACT in Department of Psychology, Vidyasagar College.

  • 2007 Batch:


    Abhishek Hansa

    Clinical Psychologist at Balurghat District Hospital, Health and Family Welfare Department. Gazetted Officer, Government of West Bengal.

    Dr. Shuvabrata Poddar

    Assistant Professor in Department of Applied Psychology at Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol; West Bengal; India

  • 2008 Batch:


    Aritrika Lahiri

    Assistant Professor at The Neotia University; West Bengal; India since 2017.

    Tanaya Roychowdhury

    Psychiatric Social Worker at District Mental Health Programme, North 24 pgs. (Nodal Centre: R. G. Kar Medical College & Hospital)

    Prerona Nayak

    Assistant Manager – Change Management & Organization Development at Fidelity National Financial India

  • 2009 Batch:


    Saptak Halder.

    Clinical Psychologist at North Bengal Medical College & Hospital. Gazetted Officer, Govt of West Bengal.

    Puja Das

    Rehabilitation Psychologist at the Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Neuroscience, Kolkata.

    Dia Mitra

    Psychologist at Department of Neonatology of SSKM Hospital, Dept. of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of West Bengal.

  • 2010 Batch:


    Adity Banerjee.

    Assistant Teacher at Govt. Vivekananda F.P. School.

    Turna Roy Chowdhury

    Psychologist at Department of Neonatology of SSKM Hospital, Dept. of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of West Bengal.

  • 2011 Batch:


    Saheli Rahaman

    Inspector of School (Bengali medium) in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

  • 2012 Batch:


    Manaswini Chattopadhyay

    Psychologist at Charnock Hospital since 2016.

    Tania Deb

    Patient support lead at Saraathi Health Care; Psychological Consultant at West Bengal Police (Sundarban Police Dist.) & National level NCC cadet.

  • 2013 Batch:


    Samir Khan

    Assistant Professor at ICFAI University, Tripura, India.

  • 2014 Batch:


    Sudeshna Chandra

    Human Resource Executive at Bandhan Bank head office.

    Nandita Naskar

    HR & LND partner in Umlaut Pvt. Ltd. (Bangalore) & also change management partner & global SPOC for LND.

  • 2015 Batch:


    Chandril Chandan Ghosh

    Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in Queen’s University, Belfast.

    Pratyusha Dey

    Working as a Part-time teacher at Udaypur Haradayal Nag Adarsha Vidyalaya since 2017.

    Baishali Paul

    Psychological counsellor in Juvenile Justice Board, Murshidabad, West Bengal.

  • 2016 Batch:


    Poushali Banerjee

    Health & Wellness Teacher at Modi Public School, Siliguri, West Bengal, India.

    Raktim Dey

    Working as ITIS support executive at Tata Consultancy Services.

    Shreya Sengupta

    Working as Assistant Teacher of Primary Section at Sree Ramkrishna Sishu Tirtha

    Dipannita Bhattacharyya

    Working as Subject matter expert at Chegg India & Freelance Content Writer at MegriSoft pvt ltd.

  • 2017 Batch:


    Archanmukul Dey

    SWO at Punjab National Bank, Circle Office, Hooghly, West Bengal, India.


    Alumni Achievements in Extra-curricular Activities:


    Sayantani Das, 2015 Batch:

    She is a professional dancer & achieved several prestigious awards & secured valuable certificates of participation in this art form.