The Department of Psychology was started in the year 2021 as a need-based solution to the coronavirus pandemic. With the mounting need for psychological help and a severe dearth of mental health professionals, the department aims to provide a platform for students to equip themselves with the necessary knowledge and skill to face the challenges of life and make a meaningful contribution to society.
The department aims to cultivate an environment to foster learning by employing student-centred pedagogies, where students actively participate in their own learning. These include workshops, seminars, conferences, collaborations with experts, educational field trips, etc. Staying in line with the motto of the Sona group of institutions, ‘learning is a celebration’, the department intends to offer platforms for students to express themselves creatively by conducting art events and competitions, thereby ensuring their holistic development.
On account of the World Mental Health Day, the Department of Psychology had the Inauguration of the Psychology Association as well as an Exhibition on 9-10-21, at 10.30 a.m. in the Physics laboratory. The chief guest was Dr. S.Kadhiravan, Controller of Examination (FAC), Professor & Head, Department of Psychology, Periyar University.