About Department

Department of Psychology

Psychology department was one of the university's first six P.G. departments, established in September 1957 with the establishment of the University of Gorakhpur. Three assistant professors staffed the department in three rooms of Pant Block, namely Dr. M. M. Sinha, Dr. S. B. L. Bhardwaj, and L. B. Tripathi. The department got its own building space, laboratory equipped with instruments and psychological testing tools, and a library in 1964. Since 1958, Miss Shakuntala Srivastava, Dr. G.D. Rastogi, Mr. L.A. Singh, Professor S. Jalota, Dr. O.P. Tayal, Dr. S.D. Kapoor, Dr. J.N. Lal, Dr. V.K. Kool, Prof. H.S. Asthana, Sri V.K. Sharma, Prof. (Mrs.) Adesh Agarwal, Dr. Girishwar Mis Dr. B.D. Tiwari, Dr. A.N. Tripathi, Dr. P.S.N. Tiwari, Dr. Babban Mishra, Dr. (Mrs.) A.N. Srivatava, Dr. (Mrs.) Sushma Pandey, Dr. Rakesh Pandey, Dr. Anubhuti Dubey, and Dr. Dhananjay Kumar have taught in the department in different years and nurtured the department through their academic and research endeavors. 

Presently, only Prof. Anubhuti Dubey and Prof. Dhananjay Kumar are serving the department. The department has a two-story building with all the basic amenities and infrastructure facilities, including two well-equipped laboratories, one conference hall, three smart classes, one computer lab, a library with more than 2600 books including 100 books donated by former faculty, a girls’ common room, a research scholars’ room, multiple lecture rooms and separate chambers for teaching faculty.

 Major Achievements of the Department includes that in 1980-81, M. Phil course was started in the department. UGC has granted Department of Special Assistance (DSA) in 1988-89 in the leadership of Prof. L.B. Tripathi in the thrust area of ‘Experimental, theoretical and developmental, environmental Psychology’. The second phase of DSA was coordinated by Prof. (Mrs.) Adesh Agarwal from 1997-2002 in the same thrust area. The tenure for third phase of DSA was from 2004to 2009, coordinated by Prof. P.S.N. Tiwari, was in the thrust area of ‘Environmental Psychology and Cognition’. The UGC awarded the department the ASIHSS program in 2005, which was completed in 2010.  The Government of Uttar Pradesh awarded the department a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in 2011. The department have organized 30National Seminars, 11 Refresher Courses, 6 National Workshops, 2 Short Term Courses,02 National Webinars, 01 Value Added Course so for.  From2009-2015, the department had collaborated with GFATM- Round 7, NACO, UPSACS and Tata Institute of Social Sciences to fight with AIDS.  During the period the department had organized 09 Induction Training programs and a number of refresher courses for HIV/AIDS/STI counselors working in medical colleges, district hospitals and PHCs under UP government. Since 2013, the department has held an annual Prof. L.B. Tripathi Memorial Lecture on his birthday, September 15 in the memory of Prof. Tripathi who headed the department for 29 years.  The department has so far graduated 140 Ph.D. students. The faculty members have completed 28 major research projects and a number of minor research projects funded by UGC, ICSSR, NCERT, NCW, ISRO, ICMR etc. Faculty members have authored 37 books and more than 600 research papers in Journals of National and International repute and book chapters in different edited books.  The department runs the ‘Swasti Psychological Counseling Center to assist the students of university in times of psychological trauma and crisis.  Presently, the department offers UG, PG and Ph.D. programs and PG Diploma in Guidance and Counseling and PG Diploma in Human Resource Management in accordance with CBCS pattern and as per the NEP2020. Internship opportunities are provided to UG, PG and PhD program students. Every year, many of our Ph. D/PG students qualify UGC NET, GATE, and other competitive exams and work as teachers, administrators, consultants, advisors, counsellors etc.



Department Profile

Department Info Details

Name of Department Department of Psychology
Head of Department PROF. ANUBHUTI DUBEY
Address of Department Psychology Department Building, DDU University Campus, Gorakhpur
Contact Number
Email ID headpsychologyddugu@gmail.com
Social Media Page's Links :
Facebook Psych DDUGU
Instagram departmentofpsychologyddu
Youtube Psychology Department DDUGU
Twitter @PsychologyDDUGU

Scientific Equipments Details

Scientific Equipment Link No Document


Type Number
Class Rooms - ICT 03
Class Rooms - Non-ICT 04
Seminar Rooms 01 with ICT facility
Common Rooms 01
Departmental Libraries 01
Gents Toilets 02
Ladies Toilets 02
Disabled Person Toilets 01
Faculty Rooms 06
Office 01
Reception 01
Waiting Area Yes
Lobby Yes
Ramp 01
Disabled Friendly Yes
Labs 04

Electrical Appliances

Type Number
Fans 75
LED Lights/Tube lights 50
Air Conditioners 10
Coolers 0
Room Heaters 0
Refrigerators 01
Any Other 0


Type Number
Computers 04
Printers 04
Routers 0
Network Switches 0
Servers 0

Additional Information

5 Years Master Plan No Document
Annual Department Plan No Document
Teaching Plan No Document
Student Attendance Yes

Time Table

UG View Document
PG View Document
Slow Learners View Document
Fast Learners
Room No. with Details No Document
Co-curricular Activity No Document
List of Alumni No Document
Innovation Practices No Document
Stock Register Yes
Internal Evaluation Records Yes
Special Provision made for Advanced & Slow/Fast Learners Yes

Visiting Guest Faculty

No. of Guest Lectures Yes
List of Guest Faculty No Document
Consultancy Services No Document
Community Extension Programs No Document
Learning Resources Available in the Department https://api.ddunaac.com/api/Containers/department/download/8c89ad73-4bca-4657-aa4a-d3eb415e9462.docx
Achievements and Rewards https://api.ddunaac.com/api/Containers/department/download/00c75e93-a086-4017-9757-473e1ade846a.xlsx
Academic Audit https://api.ddunaac.com/api/Containers/department/download/6308c0db-2bff-43e2-915a-9139afc8ef01.pdf
List of Fast Learners
List of Slow Learners No Document
E-Content https://api.ddunaac.com/api/Containers/department/download/833dc1e3-ddd3-42af-a02d-8a1eaa85fd4d.xlsx
Any Other 0

Program Details

Number of Programs https://api.ddunaac.com/api/Containers/department/download/62cf1435-c768-47b8-9eee-a529f47bb008.docx
Number of Courses View Document
Papers Taught View Document
Value Added Courses No Document
Students enrolled in Each Value-Added Course No Document
No. of Publications 80
No. of Books Published 9
No. of Chapters Published 36

Student Information

Type No. of Student
Under Graduate (UG) 160
Post Graduate (PG) 56
Ph.D. Scholars 28
From Within State 44
From Outside State 1
International slow learners (Only UG): ---
International fast learners (Only UG): ---

Other Information

Strengths • Diverse model systems used for research and teaching • Interaction with students • Interaction with Eminent Scholars • Extramural Funding • Frequent revision of course curricula as per UGC norms and local socio-cultural context • Both theoretical and applied researches • Collaborative researches • Rich departmental library with more than 2600 books and 675 journals • ICT enabled Lecture rooms • Strong association and collaboration with Alumni • ‘Swasti Psychological Counselling Center to cater mental health needs of students of university
Weaknesses • Need to develop integrative intradepartmental research program • Good feedback mechanism • Problem in network coverage and connectivity • Due to Shortage of faculty diversity of expertise is poor, Unable to start new courses • Lack of original statistical software and logistics
Opportunities • Collaborative research opportunity • Extension of applied and translational research for societal outreach activities
Challenges • Poor student-teacher ratio • To inculcate Soft skills and other communication skills in students • To develop teaching and research programs which are novel and integrative that attracts best brain of country • Completion of course curricula due to shortage of faculty


Sr. No.
Teacher Name
Mobile No.
1Prof. Anubhuti DubeyProfessor and Head9415270556View
2Prof. Dhananjay KumarProfessor9651100230View

Courses & Syllabi

 Sr. No. Course Syllabus CBCS
11008 --View/Download
21008 --View/Download
31008 --View/Download

Research & Publications

Research Projects (Last 5 Years)

Project Title
Funding Agency
State/Central Govt.
Institutional Psychological Support and Care Received by Women in Trauma: An Intervention Evaluation AnalysisDr. Anubhuti Dubey & Dr. Dhananjay KumarUPHEDPsychologyGovernment INR1,77,0002020-continued3 years
Socializing Human Relation in Religious Schools: An Empirical Study of Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and Christian Adolescents in India And the United StatesDr. Sushma Pandey as a member of Dr Lauren Crane TeamInternational Collaborative Research Project-GRRIGovernment 25000USD2019-continued
GFATMProf. P.S.N TiwariGFATM Round-7PsychologyNon- Government 93.5920197 Years
ICSSR ProjectDr. Sushma PandyICSSRPsychologyCentral Government 4.820142

Research Papers



Retired Faculties

Sr. No.
Teacher Name
Mobile No.
1Prof. Anupam Nath TripathiProfessor and Head9918280825View
2Prof. Sushma PandeyProfessor9450337646View

Time Table

 Sr. No.  Semester Under Graduate Post Graduate Other
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