Department of Psychology, Gauhati University was established in 1986 with Prof. K. P. Bora as its founder Head.


The department was established with the objective of introducing psychology in the state. It is the first post graduate Department of Psychology in Assam.

The importance of psychology was well established in the fields of education, medicine and management studies, but recently the importance of the subject has grown to include many areas such as artificial intelligence, environment, criminology, etc. The approach in most areas has also turned toward an interdisciplinary one and psychological principles have come to play an important role in practically all areas of specialization. As such the Department of Psychology at Gauhati University is a beginning to imparting instruction in a field which is expected to become increasingly important in the future.


The Department of Psychology was established in 1986 with Prof. K. P. Bora as its founder Head. Since then it has been conducting the 2yr. MA/MSc semester course in Psychology for students drawn from diverse subjects such as psychology, philosophy, education, medicine and nursing. The Ph. D. programme was also started a couple of years later.

Facilities & Assets


The Department has two laboratories. The Experimental Laboratory is equipped with apparatus for experiments on basic psychological processes. The laboratory for Psychometry (mental testing) is used for assessment and testing of various psychological aspects of the individual. The students of the department are instructed in the conduction of psychological experiment and are given hands-on training in psychological assessments and on the development of psychometrical tools.

A Counselling Skills Laboratory is also in the process of being set up. It will used be for training counselors through practice counseling, role play, and supervised counseling, where the core counseling skills will be taught and honed.

Seminar & Training Room

A 30-seater Seminar and Training room has been set up in the Department of Psychology through funds received from the Global Fund against the project Saksham. The room is used primarily for students’ seminars, for counseling training, Ph. D. viva, lectures, workshops, etc.


Prof. Indranee Phookan Borooah, Head, Dept. of Psychology, G.U.
Dr. Rita Rani Talukdar, Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Psychology, G.U.
Dr. Manidipa Baruah, Asstt. Professor, Dept. of Psychology, G.U.
Ms. Lita Hazarika, Psychological Counsellor, Guwahati.
Dr. N. K. Gogoi, Ayurvedic Doctor, Govt. of Assam.
Dr. K. P. Gogoi, Associate Professor, Dept. of Applied Psychology, Dibrugarh University.
Dr. Sangeeta Goswami, Psychological Counsellor, Guwahati
Dr. Imlisongla Longkumer, Asstt. Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Nagaland University
Dr. Maitreyee Dutta, Asstt. Professor of Clinical Psychology,LGB Regional Institute of Mental Health, Tezpur.
Dr. Maithili Hazarika, Clinical Psychologist, GMCH.
Ms. Bedawati Bora Kabir, Clinical Psychologist, Silchar Medical College.
Ms. Kaberi Baruah, Clinical Psychologist, AMC, Dibrugarh.
Dr. Mala Chaliha Talukdar, Asstt. Prof. Pediatric Nursing, Regional College of Nursing, Guwahati.
Ms. Arunjyoti Baruah, Asstt. Prof. of Psychiatric Nursing, LGB Regional Institute of Mental Health, Tezpur.
Ms. Arundhati Baruah, Principal, School of Nursing, Kanaklata Civil Hospital, Tezpur
Mr. Dwipen Kalita, Clinical Psychologist, Dr. B. Barooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati.
Ms. Arundhati Kalita, Psychologist, NE Railway Headquarters, Maligaon, Guwahati.
Ms. Tamanna Goswami, Guest Faculty, Dept. of Psychology, G. U.
Ms. Kabita Debi Kusre, Asstt. Prof. Nonoi College, Nagaon
Ms. Banajyoti Gayan, Asstt. Prof. Nonoi College, Nagaon
Ms. Hemashri K. Talukdar, Asstt. Prof. Karmashree Hiteswar Saikia College, Guwahati
Ms. Suneeta Khanna, Asstt. Prof. Handique Girl’s College, Guwahati
Mr. Mithu Boro, Asstt. Prof. Darrang College, Tezpur
Ms Rashmi Rekha Bhuyan, Asstt. Director, Assam State AIDS Control Society, Guwahati
Dr. Jerina Begum, CBO Saksham, Dept. of Psychology, Gauhati University
Ms. Kabita Baishya, Asstt. Prof. Army Nursing College, Guwahati.


First Semester and Second Semester 800 marks
Third Semester and Fourth Semester 800 marks
Total Marks 1600

Specializations Offered

Group - A : Human Resource Management
Group - B : Clinical Psychology
Group - C : Applied Social Psychology
Group - D : Community Psychology
Group - E : Physiological Psychology

Compuslory (Residential) Exposure Training at LGBRIMH (Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi Regional Institute of Mental Health, Tezpur). (Theory and Practical OPD and Indoor) for the Fourth Semester.

Exposure Training at GMCH (Gauhati Medical College and Hospital) Psychiatry Department for the Second Semester. Field Visit to local Mental Health Institutes and Counselling Centres



Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, etc.


Prof. Indranee P. Borooah
Dr. R. R. Talukdar
Dr. N. C. Das
Dr. Mala Chaliha Talukdar
Dr. Dipesh Bhagabati
Project (completed)

Influence of Developmental Programmes of Various Agencies on Public Perception: An Attitudinal Survey. Principal Investigator – Dr. Indranee Phookan Borooah. Funded by Defence Institute of Psychological Research, New Delhi. 2005

Quality of Elementary Education among Tribal Children of Meghalaya: An Analytical Study.

Principal Investigator - Dr. R. R. Talukdar; Co-Investigator - Dr. N.C. Das. Funded by NCERT, New Delhi.

Project (ongoing)

Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Round 7, Counselling Component, Project “Saksham” funded by Global Fund, Geneva, for training and supervising/mentoring HIV/AIDS Counsellors under State AIDS Control Societies of North East India. 2009 - 2015.


Indranee Phookan Borooah
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Guidance and Counselling
Rita Rani Talukdar
MA (gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Clinical Psychology
Manidipa Baruah
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Clinical Psychology
Jerina Begum
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) (Guest Faculty) Clinical Psychology
Kakali Goswami
MA (Jamia) PhD (Gauhati) Organizational Psychology (Guest Faculty)
Kasturi Kotoky
MA (Gauhati) Clinical Psychology (Guest Faculty)
Nesmita Das
MSc (Christ University, Bangalore) PhD (Gauhati) Clinical Psychology & Psychomatry
Joyshree Buragohain
MA (Gauhati) MPhil (LGBRIMH) Clinical Psychology & Psychomatry
Shyam Sundar Sarma
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Cognitive Psychology & Psychology of Learning & Memory
Tamanna Goswami Sharma
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Clinical Psychology (Guest Faculty)


Association Of Psychologists

Psychologists’ Association of North East India (PANEI) was established in the year 2000 on the initiative of the faculty members of the Department of Psychology. Since then this registered Association has grown immensely to include over 100 members from different states of the North East. PANEI has collaborated with the Department in all its activities and has been a constant support in terms of man power and funds to the Department of Psychology. Membership to the Association is open to all Post Graduates in Psychology. Associate Membership is open to candidates having Master Degree in Psychiatry, Social Work, Nursing, Philosophy, Anthropology, Education, and Home Science.



Shri. N.K. Nath
Department of Psychology
Gauhati University, Guwahati- 781 014
Assam, INDIA
Phone No : +91 - 98640-39914
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National Seminar on "Psycho-social Problem of the youth in Assam" held on 29th May, 2002.

National Seminar on "Importance of Security forces - Civilian Interaction for the Social Development of the North East" held on 27th February, 2004.

National Seminar on "Conservation of Environment- An Interdisciplinary Approach" held on 6th & 7th May, 2005.

National Seminar on " Counselling Psychology in the 21st Century: Trends and Techniques" held on 10th & 11th November, 2006.

National Seminar on “Spirituality and Mental Health” held on 6th & 7th February, 2009.

Invited Lecture on the occasion of Silver Jubilee (25th Year) on “Modern Trends in Psychology” by Prof. Nilanjana Sanyal, Calcutta University, on 26th March, 2011.

Silver Jubilee National Seminar on “Positive Living: Current Trends and Applications on 2nd & 3rd November, 2011.

Alumni Meet


In collaboration with the Psychologists’ Association of North East India (PANEI) an Alumni Meet was held on 26th February, 2011, at Gauhati University as the opening event of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the Department of Psychology (Estb. 1996).

Printed Publications

Introductory Psychology (in Assamese) a Text Book for H.S students.

Felicitations to Prof. K.P. Bora.

National Seminar Proceedings for 2005.

National Seminar Proceedings for 2006.

National Seminar Proceedings for 2009.

Proceedings of the Silver Jubilee Celebration events of Alumni Meet, Invited lecture and National Seminar in one volume.

Department of Phsycology,G.U. is hosting the International Conference of Indian School Phsycology Association,in November 2014.
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