The Department of Psychology was established in the year 2013. The Department aims to help students develop a deep understanding of the multifaceted nature of the human personality, the wellsprings of motivation and interpersonal relationships so as to be able to contribute to the well-being of humanity. The mission of the Department is to achieve excellence that generates new knowledge through research and internships, and also to make students emotionally mature and creative in their responses to life situations. The Department offers both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes.
The Department has passionate faculty engaged in counselling, training and research. Students are involved in internships, field visits, and certificate courses and are given broad exposure to the subject in order to gain an understanding of the cultural context of Psychology and mental health. The Department had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with International Universities; the students have visited Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, presented papers on the theme of Mental Health literacy, and students also visited the Green School in Bali to gain global exposure in the past two years. The Department has also collaborated with various organisations around the country to offer our students a wide variety of certificate courses and internship opportunities. The Department organises international and national conferences, seminars, workshops, and webinars on the themes of mental health, gender issues, neurodiversity, LGBTQIA, child sexual abuse and intimate partner violence.
Greetings and a warm welcome from the School of Humanities!
The School of Humanities, under St Joseph’s University was created to provide learning spaces, with 7 departments and an associate department, the Department of Physical Education. Of the 7 departments, 5 departments have antecedent of more than 140 years in contributing to the motto of the Institution 'Fide et Labore'- meaning faith and toil.
As a stakeholder remotely or distantly you may be interested to know about School of Humanities and the Departments with the School. This message of mine provides you a glimpse of how we instil passion for excellence that helps our students to create a better tomorrow.
Do you know what inspiration, motivation, encouragement, and enthusiasm have in common? These are all without price tags, which are always provided at the School of Humanities both within and beyond classroom and the result being the students who graduated from this School emerge as a different person – more mature, shaped and inspired.
As the Dean, School of Humanities, I’m proud to say that all my colleagues both Associate and Assistant Professors are always ready with passion to inspire hope among the students; they eagerly help the students to ignite their imagination, and instil love of learning. Our Associate and Assistant Professors set the tone of their classrooms-they build a warm environment, mentor and nurture the students.
Along with the professors, students are helped by amazing group of Mentors, and this will make the School of Humanities a second home for the graduating students.
Each Department in the School has academic associations and also non-academic associations which help the students in character formation and also career mapping.
Students who wish to join our School, rest assured we will support you in every step of your formation years of 3/ 4-year UG programme or 1/ 2 years of PG programme and also the Research programme. Your academic success and wellbeing are as important to us, as they are to you.
Opportunities provided in the School of Humanities, St Josephs University, Bengaluru, is more than a pathway to a Degree; it is a pathway to discover the purpose of life.
Good wishes on your journey at the School of Humanities.
Mr Clement D'Souza
Dean, School of Humanities
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