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   Name of the Department & its year of establishment: Department of Psychology, 1990
Names of Programmes / Courses offered : UG
Interdisciplinary courses and departments involved : Yes
Annual/ semester/choice based credit system : Semester(CBCS)

The Department of Psychology came into existence in the year 1990 with 32 seats in +2 as per the decision of the Higher Education Department, Government of Odisha. Psychology as a subject was introduced at Degree level during the academic year 2002-03 with 16 seats. Dr. Sohani Das joined in the Department as the first faculty member and put all her devotions to nourish its infancy. The last three batches of Honours students of this subject passed out successfully. The +2 students opting for Psychology have also fared much better.

The Department of Psychology offers B.A. (6 Semesters) regular course. It seeks to provide almost every branch of psychology that can equip the students with a thorough knowledge of psychology. Students from non-psychology background are also strongly encouraged to apply. The programme of study consists of 14 core courses which are compulsory and 2 are elective courses. Each of these carry 100 marks and students are generally required to complete the courses of each semester.

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Name of the Teacher





Mr. Ajaya Das



Industrial and Organizational Psychology


Miss Mausumi Mishra



M. Phil.

Counselling Psychology


Title of the Paper

Name of Author

Title of


Year of Publication

Institutional affiliation as mentioned in the publication

Perceived Social Support and Achievement Motivation of Tribal Adolescents

Mr. Ajaya Das and

Dr. Niranjan Sia

Inclusive Education for Adolescent’s Health and Life Skills Development


Lecturer in Psychology, V. N. Autonomous College, Jajpur Road, Odisha

Role of family type and gender on student’s motivation

Prabhudarsan Sahoo and Mausumi Mishra

Mukt Shabd Journal


Lecturer in Psychology,

V. N. Autonomous College, Jajpur Road, Odisha

Academic performance and achievement motivation of students: Role of school type and classroom environment


Mausumi Mishra and Prabhudarsan Sahoo

Tij’s Research Journal of Social Science & Management





Research scholar, Department of Psychology, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar- 751004, Odisha,


A study on perception of social media and academic performance of adolescents: Role of gender and locus of control.


Mausumi Mishra and Prabhudarsan Sahoo

International Journal of Social Science Review


Department of Psychology, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

A study on mental health of postgraduate: Role of stream and gender.

Namita Mohanty and Mausumi Misha

Indian Journal of Health and Well-being


Department of Psychology, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

  • Seminar Library (50 text books, 250 reference books)
  • Laboratory with Practical equipments (Metronome, Memory Apparatus, Mirror-Drawing Apparatus, Mullar-Lyer Illusion Board, Finger Dexterity Box, Raven’s Coloured Progressive Matrices).

The Department of Psychology is planning to open short term certificate courses in Career counselling, Family Therapy and Geriatric care. This is because in this competitive world today, in order to prosper and achieve the goal one must choose right career path according to his/her ability and potentiality. We have to finish a lot of work within short period of time, as a result counselling is needed necessarily in each and every sphere of life like education, employment, family, marriage, parenting and so on.

All the activities are done under the supervision of Mr. Ajaya Das, HOD and Miss Mausumi Mishra.


  • Teaching
  • Organization of Seminars and workshops
  • Research and Projects
  • Field work


  • Welcome of new teachers and fresher batch
  • Farewell to outgoing teachers and students
  • Ganesh puja, Saraswati puja
  • Study Tour
  • Awareness program in different Psycho-social issues
  • Awareness program regarding drug abuse in rural areas
  • Plantation Programmes


  • Scholarships:
    • Prerana scholarships – 6 students
    • Medha Brutti Scholarships – 1 student
  • Medals in NSS/NCC/Sports Competition (Outside and in the college)

Some of our students have been awarded in different sports competitions in the college.


  • Toppers of the Department (Last Six Years)

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Name of the Student



Miss Pratima Mallik



Miss Jyotsnarani Sethy



Miss Jangyaseni Dhir



Miss Debasmita Puhan



Miss Debasmita Behera



Miss Sabitri Sahoo


  • Prasanta Kumar Sethy
  • Minati Sahoo
  • Monalisa Mohapatra
  • Sonali Sahoo