Submission of Abstract : 01. 12 .2014, Notification of Acceptance : 05. 12. 2014, Submission of Full Length Paper : 05. 01. 2015.
The University of Madras
University of Madras is the mother of almost all
the old Universities of Southern India. In 1854, the Government of India
formulated a systematic educational policy for India and as sequel on 5th
September 1857 by an act of Legislative Council of India the University of
Madras was established. The University was organized in the model of London
University. The University offers teaching and research programmes in
campuses of the University. The 68 University Departments of study and research
are spread over in 4 campuses organized into 18 schools, each offer Post
graduate courses in respective specialization, part-time and full-time PhD
programmes , Diploma and Certificate programmes. Accessing the need for
educating a large number of people in the country, the University offers both
U.G and P.G education through the Institute of Distance Education.
The Institute of Distance Education
The University of Madras has developed an excellent
Institute of Distance Education in the year 1981 to learners to achieve
their educational, career and personal goals. It has completed more than
25 years of service in the field of Distance Education. Now the IDE is offering
22 Undergraduate courses, 14 Postgraduate courses, 9 Postgraduate science
courses, 5 professional courses, 16 Diploma courses and Certificate courses.
The Institute is providing quality study materials in Self Learning Format to
the students. Further efforts are taken to promote borderless education at
global level through Tele-Education mode. The IDE has 50 study centres located
in other states of our country and has 11 overseas study centres. Presently,
the Institute has about 1,60,000 students on roll.
The Department of Psychology
The Department of Psychology, founded by Dr.G.D. Boaz, M.A.,
D.Phil. (Oxon) in the year 1943 offers M.Sc. HRD Psychology, M.Phil. and Ph.D.
in Psychology. The Department has a well-stocked library with online facilities
and an impressive laboratory with the tools required for students to get hands
on experience with psychological assessment and diagnosis. Additionally,
the Madras Psychology Society (MPS) founded and housed in the department
conducts endowment lectures annually by experts from various specializations in
psychology. Students are also exposed to seminars by experts from
industries, NGO’s, etc. every week and undertake Institutional and
industrial visits to get exposure and to develop social concern and
The Department of Psychology, Institute of
Distance Education was established in the year 1998 and offers both
Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in Psychology and Counselling
Psychology. Around 10,000 students will be on roll every academic year.
Compulsory personal contact programs are conducted for both theory and
practical classes. The department has organized numerous seminars, conferences,
workshops and symposiums to disseminate knowledge of the latest trends in
psychology. The UGC Sponsored International Conference on Child and Women
Mental Health which was held in early 2014 proved to be an enormous success in
bringing together some of the world renowned experts in the field to enlighten
students and scholars to the mental health issues in women and children.