Department of Psychology

Seminar/conference/workshop Events

Dept. data last updated on :03/06/2023
Webinar" October 18, 2021

Coping: Exam Stress and Mental health

Webinar series: June 22, 2022 to June 26, 2022

Mental Health Management during Covid 19

Webinar: June 23, 2022

Tackling Myths and Hesitancy

Webinar February 26, 2022


Webinar March 8, 2022

Women’s Mental Health and Perinatal Psychiatry

Webinar: July 28, 2022

Use of Basis-24 in Psychiatric Assessment, Treatment and Outcomes

Webinar_ April 12, 2022

Psychological Trauma

Webinar: March 21, 2022

 Down Syndrome: Psychological Aspects and the Need for Psychiatric Social Care

Webinar on the occasion of World Mental health day, 18th October 2021

On 18th October 2021, Members of the Psychological Society of Aligarh Muslim University organized a webinar on the occasion of World Mental health day. The topic of the webinar was 'Coping: Exam Stress and Mental health’. The Chief Guest of this event was Professor Asma Parveen, the Chairperson of the Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University. The webinar included a discussion on how examination stress effects students and disturbs their mental state.

The event was commenced by Ms Manaal Amir Ahmad, President of the Psychological Society, AMU shedding light on stress in students’ lives and her experience of examination stress followed by some life experiences and coping methods used by other members and students. The speaker for the event, Prof. Asma Parveen was then invited to share her expert advice on management of stress among students. Her suggestions included:

  • Peaceful environment
  • Mind map
  • One task at a time
  • Set realistic goals
  • Ask for help when needed 
  • Time Management
  • Exercise Regularly

A Question-Answer session was held at the end of the Chief Guest’s Speech.It was an engaging discussion and everyone acquired some knowledge on stress and it’s coping techniques. Closing the event vote of thanks was given by Ms Nikhat Parveen, Co-Editor of the Psychological Society.


World No Tobacco Day Report, 2021

On the occasion of “World No Tobacco Day” Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University organize an Online pledge taking ceremony on 31st May, 2021 at 01:15p.m. The Faculty Members of the department take the pledge.

SWACHHTA PAKHWADA 2021 (1stSeptember–15thSeptember, 2021)

The Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, observed SWACHHTA PAKHWADA (1st September – 15th September, 2021), as per the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Education, New Delhi. Keeping in view the pandemic situation, virtual events were organized viz.Prose Writing Competition, Slogan Writing Competition, and Poster Making Competition; the themes for the same were - “Your Idea of „Swacchta‟”, “Forest Conservation” and “Water Conservation”, respectively. The aforementioned events were organized, under the guidance of Professor Mrs. Asma Parveen, Chairperson, Department of Psychology, A.M.U. The entries were invited till 9th September 2021.

In the Prose Writing Competition, the participants were required to submit their works written in English, Hindi or Urdu languages, by given date and within the word-limit of 200 words,. The competition was judged by Dr. Usama Rehman, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, A.M.U. The first position was secured by Ms. Sarah Kazim, while the second and third positions were awarded to Mr. Mohammad Shams Uddoha Khan and Ms. Riya Verma respectively. Mr. Amir Beg and Ms. Anshrah Naz got consolation prizes.

In The Slogan Writing Competition participants were required to submit their works any of three English, Hindi or Urdu languages. The competition was judged by Dr. Heena Parveen, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, A.M.U. The first position was held by Ms. Tafseer Kausar, while the second and third positions were secured by Mr. Amir Beg and Ms. Garima Saraswat respectively. The consolation position was given to Mr. Amaan Ansari and Ms. Ilma Athar.

For the Poster MakingCompetition, participants were asked to submit self-made original conscious awakening posters on the given theme.The competition was judged by Dr. Heena Parveen, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, A.M.U. The first position was held by Ms. Rooshil Khan, while the second and third positions were secured by Ms. Rooma Raza and Ms. Farhat Nasir respectively, while consolation position was given to Ms. Mariyam Shahid.

The competitions were open to the Students as well as the Employees, with the aim to promoting the importance of “Swacchta” and creating awareness about conservation of environment. The competitions witnessed huge participation with more than 50 entries. The results of various competitions were announced through the Department‟s webpage and E-certificates were awarded to the winners.

The Winning entries of the three competitions are attached below:


1st Sarah Kazim

2nd Mohammed Shams Uddoha Khan

3rd Riya Verma

Consolation 1 Amir Beg

Consolation 2 Anshrah Naz


1st Tafseer Kausar 2nd Aamir Beg 3rd Garima Consolation 1 Amaan Consolation 2 Illa Athar


1st Rooshil Khan 2nd Rooma Raza 3rd Farhat Nasir Consolation Maryam Shahid

Anti Tobacco Day , 14th October 2021

14-10-21: the psychological society AMU marked anti tobacco day today with a group discussion titled Tobacco Harm Reduction and implementation of guidelines for tobacco free educational institutions.

The event began with remarks from Ms Manaal Amir Ahmad president of the psychological society and Ms Farheen Kamal secretary who also moderated the discussion. Many students from different classes took part and a variety of excellent points were made including the importance of raising awareness of the harms of tobacco consumption and the role of the government, educational institute and individual in doing so.

After an engaging and fruitful discussion the closing remarks were provided by Ms Irtiza Farooq, president of the psychological society.

Webinar: Mental Health Management during Covid 19, 22nd to 26th June, 2021

The aim of the five days long session was to impart knowledge, skills and coping techniques to participants to enable them to counter mental health problems amidst covid-19 pandemic. The lecture series were conducted from 22nd June to 26th June 2021 from 5 pm to 6 pm daily. In all, Five prominent speakers enlightened pan India participants.

On the first day Prof. Manju Agarwal, Dean student welfare, Amity University, Lucknow spoke upon the topic ‘Self help for happiness and resilience’. She had an engaging session with participants on Day one, wherein she highlighted the role of meditation and mindfulness in one‟s life. she also taught some effective techniques to counter stress and anxiety.

On day 2, Prof. Azizuddin Khan, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay, spoke on ‘Covid- 19 and Mental Health: Implications, Issues and Management’ . He highlighted various mental health issues prevalent in the current times. He emphasized on how one can overcome distress. He also highlighted the role of mental health practitioners in tackling the situation.

Dr. Athar kamal, Chief cardiologist, Varun Hospital, Aligarh spoke about the implications of Covid-19 disease on heart on Day 3. His topic was ‘Heart Health during and post Covid 19’. He apprised participants about the impact on heart during and after the disease. He also educated on various healthy practices and interventions one should be aware of in keeping the heart healthy.

Prof. Asma Parveen, Convener and Chairperson, Dept. of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh presented her highly impactful and unique topic of ‘Bereavement: Dealing with the repercussions of Pandemic’. Her presentation touched the heart of the audience with crucial case studies to elaborate and understand grief and mourning. She also highlighted various coping strategies which are found to be beneficial especially for those who lost one or both parents in the second Covid- 19 wave.

On the last day of the webinar, Prof. Roomana N. Siddiqui, Dept of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh spoke on various aspects of media specially “Infodemic” which has also triggered mental health problems. Her topic was ‘Mental Health Concerns during Covid’. To add to that she spoke about how pandemic fatigue could trigger more waves and how one needs to religiously follow the covid-19 appropriate behaviour.

Webinar on Covid Vaccine: Tackling Myths and Hesitancy on 23rd June, 2021

In compliance to the letter dated 14th June, 2021 from Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi addressed to Vice-Chancellor, the Department of Psychology organized an Online Webinar on “Covid Vaccine: Tackling Myths and Hesitancy” on 23rd June, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. In this webinar Dr. Ali Jafar Abdi, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, JNMCH, A.M.U., Aligarh was invited as Guest Speaker.

"Psychology and Women”, 11th of March, 2021

In observance of International Women’s Day, the Psychological Society, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, organized two virtual events on 11th of March, 2021. The events comprised of a Round-Table Discussion on the theme of “Psychology and Women”, and a Photography Competition on the theme of “Women in Leadership”, for which entries were invited.

Webinar on “Fundamentals of Creative Research”,2nd March, 2021

The Psychological Society, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh,  organized a webinar in collaboration with EmoMatrix on the topic “Fundamentals of Creative Research”. The collaborating organization is a creative Emotion & Behaviour Psychology based organization that offers life coaching, courses and workshops, and is an epitome of excellence in providing services to promote mental health.

2-Day virtual workshop, 26th and 27th February, 2021

The Psychological Society, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, organized a 2-day virtual workshop in collaboration with MyInnerLog, on the theme “Understanding the Significance of Research and its Processes”. The syndicating organization's mission is to provide psychological assistance to people through guidance, support, and mental health programmes and to promote mental wellness in individuals and communities. The workshop was scheduled for 26th and 27th February, 2021. It was conducted via Google Meet. The Resource Person was Dr. Aruna Patil, Associate Professor, Biostatistics, Department of Community Medicine, ESIC Medical College & PGIMSR, Chennai.

International Conference 2014

International Conference On "Well-being and Human Development" (November 24-26, 2014) Abstract and Paper Submission Submissions are invited for symposia, individual oral presentations, invited lectures related to the theme of the conference as well as broader topics listed below. Please submit abstract of your lecture or paper to the Convener, International Conference through the e-mail: icwbhd14@gmail.comon any one of the mentioned research areas. Sub-themes Social-economic Well-being and Development Emotional Well-Being and Positive states Health Enhancing Behaviours, Physical and Psychological Well-being Spiritual Well-being and its correlates Cognitive Well-being and Health Promoting Behaviour Subjective/Psychological Well-being and Positive Behaviour Emotional, Social and Psychological Well-being at Work Personality, Values and Well-being Religious / Spiritual Practices and Well-Being Well-being Therapy Counselling and Well-being Social Support and Well-being Intergroup Harmony and Well-being Any other topic related to the theme. Conference Venue: The conference will be held in the Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Organizing Committee: Patron: Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Zameeruddin Shah, Vice-Chancellor, AMU Vice-Patron Brigadier (Retd.) S. Ahmad Ali, Pro Vice-Chancellor, AMU Convener: Professor (Mrs.) Naima Khatoon, Principal Womenâ??s College, AMU Organizing Secretary: Professor ShahinaMaqbool, Chairman, Department of Psychology, AMU Schedule of ICWBHD Conference Dates: November 24-26, 2014 Abstract Submission Deadline: October 15, 2014 Full Paper Submission: October 31, 2014 Registration Fee Delegate Rs. 2000/- Research Scholars and P.G Students Rs. 1500/- Accompanying Person Rs. 1000/- Foreign Delegate/Participant US$ 150 The registration as DD should be drawn in favour of Convener, ICWBHD 2014 payable at Aligarh. For further information contact to: Professor Akbar Husain, Coordinator, UGC-SAP (DRS-1) Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202002 (U.P) INDIA. e-mail:, Mobile: +91 9045934355

National Conference, 2015

National Conference On "Yoga & Spirituality" (November 07-08, 2015)

Extension Lecture, 2016

Prof. Azizuddin Khan Prof. Azizuddin Khan, an alumni of department of Psychology, AMU Aligarh presently working at IIT, Mumbai visited as Adjunct Professor and delivered series of talks to Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Research students in the department of Psychology, Linguistics and Electronics Engineering from 18.04.2016 to 23.04.2016. He is visiting faculty to number of universities abroad and areas of teaching are: Cognitive Psychology, Educational Psychology, Human Cognitive Processes, Developmental Neuropsychology, Biological Psychology, Cognitive Ergonomics and Research Methodology. He is also working on various research projects in the fields of: Developmental Neuropsychology, Education and Child Development, Eyewitness Testimony, Cognitive Ergonomics, EEG / Event Related Potential, Working Memory and Prospective Memory and Developmental Dyslexia. He also gave a detailed presentation on the â??Biofeedback equipmentâ?? recently imported from Germany. This equipment will help in Neurophysiological research by studying electrical activity in the brain as recorded by electrodes placed on the scalp.

Extension Lecture, 2017

Dr. Modi from Mumbai delivered lecture on 12.09.2017 on Mental Well Being of Students. Prof. Akbar Husain welcomed the guest. Dr. Shah Mohd. Khan gave vote of thanks.

Conference, 2017

Professionalizing Psychology in Meeting Contemporary Needs and Challenges held on 4th to 5th March, 2017

International Conference , 2018

 Mental Health for Sustainable Human Development was held from 24-25th March, 2018

The Psychological Society of the Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), celebrated World Mental Health Day on the 10th and 11th of October, 2019.

The inaugural ceremony for the event was held at Dean Faculty of Social Science Conference Room. Retired Prof. Abu Qamar Siddiqui, Ex- Chairperson Department of Psychiatry, AMU was the Chief Guest at the inaugural ceremony for the event

and the Guest of Honor was Prof. Asiz Aijaz, Professor at Department of Psychology, AMU.

International Conference , 2020

International Conference on Psychology of Religion & Spirituality: 24th Feb to 26th Feb., 2020.

On the 6th March 2020 a workshop on “Gender Sensitization” was organized by the Department of Psychology on occasion of International Women’s Day.

Dr. Shivali Sharma, Amity University, Lucknow, was the invited Resource person and Prof. Naima K. Gulrez, Principal, Women’s College, was the Chief Guest.

Webinar, May, 2020

A Webinar On Repercussions of COVID-19 and Its Management, was Organized by Psychological Society, AMU on May 7th 2020.

International Webinar, June, 2020

An International Webinar on ‘Prevention and Management of Coronavirus Pandemic: Psychosocial Perspective’ June 6, 2020, was organized by the Department of Psychology and the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

A webinar entitled, “The Road to Resilience: A Journey Towards Recovery” was organized on 12th September, 2020

This programme was organized on the occasion of ‘World Suicide Prevention day’ which is globally observed on 10th of September.

International Conference, 2018

International Conference on “Islamic Psychology: Theory, Research and Application” 10/11/2018 to 12/11/2018

National Workshop, 2018

National Workshop on Data Analytics with SPSS, for Research Scholars/Faculty was held on

24/09/2018 to 04/10/2018

Orientation Program, 2018

10 days orientation program on Islamic Psychology was organized from 16.07.18 to 29.07.18 under coordinatorship of Prof. Akbar Husain.

A Workshop on Projective technique, 2019

The Resource person for the workshop was Dr. Susmita Halder, Amity University, Kolkata

Symposium, 2019

A Symposium on 'Towards a Societally Relevant Social Psychology' was held on 23/03/2019

Workshop on ‘Developing Psychological Scale, 2019

A Workshop on ‘Developing Psychological Scale: Theories and Practical Concerns’ was held on 31.08.2019 to 01.09.2019

The Resource Person for the workshop was Professor M. G. Shahnawaz, from  Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi

World Suicide Prevention day was observed on 14th September, 2019

The Resource Person for the event was Dr Shravan Kumar, From Dept. of Psychiatry, JNMC, AMU, Aligarh

One-week anti plastic drive (24th – 30th September, 2019)

The program was organized in collaboration with a nongovernmental organization ‘I Care’. Objective of this program was to encourage masses to minimize plastic usage. During the week, posters highlighting the same were made and displayed by the members of the society.

A plantation drive was organized by the Psychological Society at Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on 3rd October, 2019

The program was organized in collaboration with a non-governmental organization “SOCH……Beyond Imagination”.

World Mental Health Day, 10th Oct'2020

On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, the Psychological Society, Department of Psychology, AMU, organized a web-talk (with Dr. Deepika Chamoli) on the topic- “From Mindfullness’ to Mindfulness in the Times of Pandemic”.


The Psychological Society, Department of Psychology, AMU, organized a web-talk (with Dr. Shivangini Tandon) on the topic- “SIR SYED AND THE INDO-MUSLIM RENAISSANCE IN SOUTH ASIA”.


The Psychological Society under the ambit of Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, observed VIGILANCE AWARENESS WEEK (27th October, 2020-02nd November, 2020)

On November 21, 2020, the Psychological Society, Department of Psychology organized a Webinar on the topic, “INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS AND PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGY: Adapting and Coping with the New Normal”.

The resource-person for the session was Ms. Nanaki J. Chadha, Doctoral Student and Researcher, Stadfordshire University, England.