The post graduate Department of Psychology was established in 1959 with Major S. Parthasarathy as its founder head. Even before starting the department, since the inception of University College in 1954, psychology was taught at B.A. (Hons) and M.A. (Philosophy) level. The Department of Psychology offering the specializations like Health Psychology, Organizational behavior, Rehabilitation Psychology, Aging and Counseling Psychology. Students are exposed to practical and project work in addition to field studies. The department earned UGC-SAP (1990-1995) in the thrust area of life span developmental psychology with an emphasis on aging & DRS-I 2011-2016 & II 2017-2022) with special emphasis on Health and Aging. The department successfully completed 33 projects funded by UGC, ICSSR, ICMR and in collaboration with foreign agencies like ESRC, UK. The department conducted 4 exhibitions in 1961, 1967, 1977 and 1986 to popularize the strength and importance of the Psychology Department. The department successfully organized many international and national conferences. The Department has a Counseling Center to cater the needs of the students and public in general. 187 students have obtained their Ph.D., Degree and the department has published 598 articles in national and international journals.
M.Sc., Psychology (Regular)
M.Sc., Counseling Psychology (Self-Supporting)
P.G. Diploma in Clinical Psychology (from 2021-2022 onwards)
M.Sc., Psychology (through DDE)
P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling
Associate Professor & HOD
Phone 9440925699, 8919540008
Dr.S.Viswanatha Reddy, is presently serving as Associate Professor & Head, Department of Psychology, SV University, Tirupati. Did M.Sc., (Psy), M.A., (Soc), M.Ed., and M.Phil., & PhD.,(Psy). Worked as lecturer in Psychology and Education for over 15 years. Joined in 2007 as Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology S.V. University, Tirupati ad elevated as Associate Professor and Head, published 62 research articles in national and international journals, attended and presented 73 papers in National and International conferences/seminars, co-authored 5 text books and guided 10 PhDs and 4 M.Phil., degrees which were awarded and currently guiding 4 PhD scholars. Participating in the NCTE, SCERT, BRAOU, RCI and SSA programs. External research supervisor to three universities (Psy & Edn) and Resource person for Integrity Education Programme and PG course in Psychology. Served as Deputy Warden, SVU College of Sciences and Principal IASE, SVU, Tirupati. Doctoral Adjudicator of all South Indian Universities.
Prof. K. Chandraiah is working for the last 31 years & 6 months of teaching experience. He worked as Assistant Research Officer (psychologist) at All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata since 1st June, 1989. Further, he worked as Sub-Regional Employment Officer in Chennai, under the ministry of Employment and training. Further, he was selected as fellow of WHO in the year 2000 and placed Under Prof.Cary. L. Cooper at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester Institute of Management, Manchester, UK. He further, joined as Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Central University of Allahabad, and Allahabad in the year 2004. Dr.Chandraiah joined in this University in the year 2007 in the same category and promoted as Professor in the year 2011. Dr.Chandraiah has visited Greece, Germany, UK and France. He was appointed as Registrar, YVU, Kadapa, AP in the year 2017. He as was the head of the department for two years from 2019-21. Presently he is holding the position of Chairman, Board of Studies, Department of Psychology, SVU,Tiruapti. he has awarded 18 Ph.D and 7 M.Phil degrees and published more than 65 articles in both national and international journals. Dr. Chandraiah participated in national and international conferences.
Qualifications : M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Experience : 31 Years
Faculty Type : REGULAR
Specializations : Essentials of psychology, cognitive psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour , Therapeutic Approaches
Research Interests : Essentials of psychology, cognitive psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour , Therapeutic Approaches
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Qualifications : M.Sc., M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., PGDGC.
Experience : 15 years ( PG) 10 years (UG & M.Ed.,)
Faculty Type : Regular
Specializations : Counseling & Developmental Psychology
Research Interests : Health & Wellbeing
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Qualifications : M.Sc., Ph.D.
Experience : 29 Years
Faculty Type : REGULAR
Specializations : Stress and Coping Behavior
Research Interests : Stress and Coping Behavior