About Department

Psychology brings in an element of behavioural studies with respect to the self, the surroundings and the spiritual, which in turn encompass variables comprising neural, physiological, cognitive processes and environmental factors. The Bachelors programme aims at looking Psychology as a Science to groom students to be mentally healthy, emotionally sound and responsible citizens of the country.


To see the Psychology department as an excellent department with a mission towards overall development of students and staff.


To bring in equity in academics through peer learning and to offer a plethora of academic stimulants to the students for their academic as well as overall development through research, sports, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.


To see the Psychology department as an excellent department with a mission towards overall development of students and staff.


Focus on monitoring the academically weak students

Help students on a one to one basis where a senior bright student helps the junior weak students so that they become equally accomplished in the subject.

A special mentoring by bright students to foreign students who are having a language handicap

Planning to celebrate ‘Psych -week’ by organizing talks from well –known/experts in our subject and other activities including Quiz , Field trips/visits


An undergraduate programme in psychology aims to describe, analyse, predict and make positive and constructive change in the behaviour and lives of people. It helps to explore the science of human behaviour and mental processes. The subject studies the mind, brain and social interactions. It assists people to improve their skills in decision making, manage stress and lead a positive life. The programme helps to develop an in-depth understanding of human behaviour and skills to analyse and interpret research findings on human behaviour. The curriculum includes courses in behaviour studies, counselling, personality and industrial psychology.

Psychology, an integral part of human life, helps us understand the complexity of human behaviour and unravel mental operations as well as human performance. The objective of a Master’s Degree Programme in Clinical Psychology is to help students gain an in-depth understanding of mental health, human behaviour and to prepare students to offer services as a Clinical Psychologist in the professional realm.
Apart from an up to date coursework, students will also get a chance to carry out internships. This course helps to break the stigma around mental illness and in turn, practice knowledge at a professional level.

Since 2006, Psychology department has been conducting a twenty credit UGC recognized COP (Career Oriented Program) course for the students of St. Xavier’s college of both Arts and Science faculty.

This certificate course enables the department to engage in social extension work. COP in Counselling has tied up with ‘Prabhat’ Institute for mentally challenged students (CP. MR, Autistic children) and have been rendering their services for the last three years. These students work with children at school (Xavier’s Research Foundation) as well as conducting home visits, where they also meet parents to work out a plan as to how to deal with these children. The department welcomes students from other faculties in this intervention.


The Psychology Department (AY: 2020-23) of St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Ahmedabad organized a Poster Exhibition on the occasion of World Health Day …

The Psychology Department (AY: 2020-23) of St. Xavier’s College Autonomous, organized a four-day online lecture series titled “Journey Towards Healing”, which serves …

Faculty Members

Dr. Profaina Christian

Head, Associate Professor

Dr. Arefa J Mansuri

Associate Professor

Dr.Arti Oza

Assistant Professor

Dr. Tatpar Joshipura

Assistant Professor

Mr. Taronish Pastakia

Assistant Professor

Dr. Supriya S Sioni

Assistant Professor