Department of Psychology has a humble beginning as an
Undergraduate Department of the erstwhile (D.E.I.)
Women’s Training College (affiliated to Agra University)
in the year 1951, which was upgraded to Postgraduate
level in 1969. With the establishment of the Dayalbagh
Educational Institute as a Deemed University in the year
1981, the D.E.I. Women’s Training College merged into
its Faculties as a Constituent College and the
Department of Psychology automatically acquired the
status of a University Department.
Ph.D. Programme was started in the Institute and the
Department in 1986 which gave impetus to the research
activities of the Department. The Department gave
priority to research activities by way of organization
of UGC funded National Level Seminars (1984, 1985, 1989,
and 1994) and International Level Seminar (2008)
inviting eminent researches and experts as Visiting
Fellows/ Faculties; restarting the publication of
Research Journal of Psychology and Education;
participation of teaching faculty, research scholars and
PG students in Seminars, Conferences, Symposia and
Research Publications in Indian and Foreign Journals.
from this, the PG and UG Courses were thoroughly
upgraded and revised towards the achievement of high
academic goals. Many students of the Department have
excelled themselves by achieving success in NET and JRF
and / or securing for themselves Research Fellowships
from UGC, ICSSR and BPR & D (Ministry of Home Affairs,
GOI) for their Ph.D. Research Projects.
Students have participated in National and International
seminars/ conferences and have earned the honour of
being awarded with ‘Young Scientist Award’ carrying Cash
Award, Certificates, Best Paper Award and fellowship for
further research. All those who have earned the Ph.D.
degree from this department are working in gainful jobs
as scientists, lecturers, officers etc. One UGC-funded
major project and six minor projects have been
completed. More than four hundred papers (or contributed
chapters) published in National and International
journals of repute and books are to the credit of
teaching faculty of the department. Many were assessed
as the best paper. The teaching faculty of this
department regularly contribute and present research
papers to all important national and international
seminars/conferences and are often invited to chair
scientific sessions and as Resource persons and for
invited talks and lecturers.
present there are 1 professor emeritus, 2 professors, 2
readers, 1 lecturer and 1 guest lecturer, 1 technician,
1 lab assistant and 1 lab attendant in the Department.
The Department is currently being headed by Prof. (Mrs.)
Surila Agarwala who joined the institute as lecturer of
Psychology in July 1970. The thrust areas of study and
research in the Department of Psychology are Clinical
Psychology, Environmental Psychology, Cognitive
Psychology and Organizational Behaviour etc.
The Department focuses
on building a sound foundation for the understanding of the human
behaviour in developmental perspective of different walks of life.
The thrust areas of teaching and research are Clinical Psychology,
Enivronmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology and Organisational