Department of Psychology
Name of the Department
Department of Psychology
Name of the Faculty
Faculty of Social Sciences
Year of the establishment
1960
Head of the Department
Prof. Shambhu Upadhyay

Head of the department Prof. ShambhuUpadhyayis a distinguished andnationally recognized Professor of Psychology.He has penned 05 books, 55 papers and 50 chapters in books.His area of specialization includes clinical, health and personality psychology. He has been recipient of many prestigious national honours/awards. He has chaired scientific sessions, delivered keynote addresses / guest lectures at National and International Conferences and academic organizations in India , participated in more than 100 national and international seminars.He is a perfect blend of an academician and a good administrator. He was former Director of NTPC Campus, Sonebhadra. At present he is the Director of Gangapur Campus of Maharaja Vibhuti Narayan Singh Campus, MGKVP.

About the Department

Department of Psychology, established in 1960, is one of premier departments of the University, incessantly offering various academic programs at U.G. and P.G. levels, Doctoral research work leading to Ph.D. degree and Post-Doctoral research in various fields of psychology. Some of the areas of research programs are health psychology, cognitive-affective processes, positive psychology, clinical psychology and social psychology. Department is also conducting self-financed professional course of M.Phil. in Psychology and P.G. Diploma in Psychotherapy, Counseling and Guidance. The department has a rich past enriched by the leadership and vast experiences of Late Ram MurtiLumba, Late Prof. N.N. Sen, Late Prof. Dhapola, Prof. G.P. Thakur, Late Prof. B.D. Mishra, Late Dr. S.N.Shrivastava, Dr. R. Mohan, Dr. ShantaKhatri, Prof. Gayatri, Prof. L. N. Singh and Prof. Anand Kumar.

Department is conducting self finance M.Phil. Psychology course and self finance professional course P.G.Diploma in Psychotherapy,Counselling and Guidance.

The department has to its credit publication of more than 300 research papers in accredited International and National journals, 11 books, 60 chapters in books and 15 psychological tests by the faculty members of the department. Department has organized 02 International and 02 National Conferences; 01 National Workshop, 04 Orientation Course on Research Methodology and 01 regional conference and directed Major and minor projects of ICSSR and UGC. Department has its own Psychology Alumni Association also with a life membership of more than 150 alumnus. First Psychology Alumni Meet and a National Conference have being scheduled on 26-27, November 2016.

Objectives of the Department  
To impart quality teaching and research.
Course running in the Department
S.No. Name of the Course(Regular/Self Finance) Fee Number of Seats Duration of the Courses Mode of Courses Regular (Full Time /Part time)
1 B.A. Psychology (Regular) As decided by the University. 120 3 Years Full Time
2 M.A. Psychology (Regular) As decided by the University. 50 2 Years Full Time
3 Ph.D. Psychology (Regular) As decided by the University. 48 2+2 Years Full Time
4 M.Phil. Psychology (Self Finance) As decided by the University. 30 1 Year Full Time
5 P.G.Diploma in Psychotherapy, Counselling and Guidance(Self-finance) As decided by the University. 40 1 Year Full Time
Research/Thrust Area of the Department
Health Psychology Cognitive and Affective Processes
Teaching Members of the Department
1
Name Prof. Shambhu Upadhyay
Designations Professor (Head)
Qualifications M.A., Ph.D.
Teaching Experience 26 Years
Specialization Personality, Health Psychology
Thrust Area Health Psychology
No. of Published Books 05
No. of Published Papers 56
Contact No. 9532860436, 9648000444
Email Id shambhuupadhyayvns@gmail.com
2
Name Prof. Rajendra Prasad Singh
Designations Professor
Qualifications M.A., Ph.D.
Teaching Experience 21 Years
Specialization Counselling and Guidance Psychology, Cognitive Psychology
Thrust Area Health Psychology
No. of Published Books 03
No. of Published Papers 55
Contact No. 8005088502, 7054183563
Email Id rpsmgkvp@gmail.com
3
Name Prof. Arun Kumar Jaiswal
Designations Professor
Qualifications M.Sc., Ph.D.
Teaching Experience 13 Years
Specialization Psychopharmacology, Psychopathology
Thrust Area Metacognition, Meta-emotion
No. of Published Books 01
No. of Published Papers 56
Contact No. 9415685860
Email Id arunjais@rediffmail.com
4
Name Dr. Rajendra Singh
Designations Assistant Professor
Qualifications M.A., Ph.D.
Teaching Experience 13 Years
Specialization Psychological Testing
Thrust Area Health Psychology
No. of Published Books 01
No. of Published Papers 45
Contact No. 9453637056
Email Id rajendra.vhp.up@gmail.com
5
Name Dr. Rashmi Singh
Designations Assistant Professor
Qualifications M.A., Ph.D., NET
Teaching Experience 13 Years
Specialization Social Psychology/ Personality  Psychology
Thrust Area New Media, Intellectual Disability
No. of Published Books 01
No. of Published Papers 44
Contact No. 9451003826
Email Id drrashmi.mgkvp@gmail.com
Non-Teaching Members of the Department
1
Name Sri Ashok Kumar Singh
Designations Cleark
Qualifications M.A.
Contact No. -
Email Id -
2
Name Shri Babu Lal Maurya
Designations Lab. Attendant
Qualifications Std. V
Contact No. 9450944053
Email Id -
3
Name Shri Surya Deo Thakur
Designations Peon
Qualifications M.A.
Contact No. 9451277814
Email Id -
Departmental Library
S.No. No. of Books Name of National Journal Subscribed in the Department Name of International Journal Subscribed in the Department
1 437 NIL NIL
Future Mission of the Department:
1. To develop the department as a Centre of excellence in health psychology.
2. To establish Counselling Centre for resolving psychological problems of the students.
3. To enrich the infrastructure of the department.