From the Desk of the Head

Welcome to the Department of Psychology


The post-graduate Department of psychology, Sardar Patel University was started in 1981 with a view to provide specialized training and teaching in the discipline of Psychology for students coming with rural background. It had 7 students to begin with, with only one teacher in 1982. With added faculty strength the Department started providing specialization in Industrial/Organization and Abnormal/Clinical areas along with option for Dissertation in lien of elective paper, at the post-graduate level.

Not only that in 1994, the department introduced one year M.Phil programme in Psychology, the only Department in the state of Gujarat to provide such a programme in Psychology. The Department also started providing facilities for doctoral research, mainly in applied and different specific area.

The Department has remained fairly active, both academically and professionally, during this period. It has the destination of organizing successfully seminar/conferences/workshop, both at the regional and national level. In addition the Department had under taken activities like organizing mental health hospital training programme.

The main areas of research which were under taken by the Department were of applied nature like mental health, old age’s institutionalized, Internet addict peoples, Delinquency and Child related problem, Domestics violence, Tribal people, wicker section related problems, HIV effective Peoples, crime related, TB and diabetes challengers, meditation intervention, job-enrichment, organizational health, managing stress, and all types students, teachers and other related employees effectiveness of psychology related problems etc. at M.Phil & Ph.D Level. 

19th July, 2021                                                              Prof. (Dr.) Suresh M. Makwana
Vallabh Vidyanagar