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  • Department of Human Development
  • Department profile

    Human Development is the study of how human beings develop physically, mentally, emotionally and socially within the context of the family and society. It offers an interdisciplinary approach to individual and family development across the lifespan. It covers the stages of lifespan from conception to old age to promote holistic development and face the challenges of day-to-day life. The course curriculum prepares graduates for professional careers related to working with infants, children, adolescents, adults, elderly and families in social and human service settings, all of which provide opportunities for student participation and learning.

    Vision

    Human Development addresses the challenges in development, relationships, families and society through instruction, research and extension activities embedded within the theoretical framework and contextual needs.

    Mission

    Committed to associate instruction, research and extension activities for the societal welfare through child assessment and parent guidance, laboratory nursery school and centre for childhood research and advocacy

    Genesis and Growth of the Department

    Year of establishment

    Course

    1965

    M.Sc Child Development and Family relationship

    1977

    PG Diploma course in Child Development

    1980

    UG Child, family and Social Welfare 

    1988

    M.Sc . M.Phil, Ph.D Human development

    1992

    Post Matriculate Diploma in Early Childhood Education 

    1994

    Diploma in Early Childhood Education (IGNOU)

    2005

    Add on course in Early Childhood Education 

    2007

    UG Course B.Sc Human Development

    Objectives

    Key Objectives:
    • To promote the holistic development and well-being in physical, cognitive and psycho-social domains in all stages of human life.
    Specific Objectives:
    • Provide optimum maternal care to ensure healthy prenatal and neonatal development.
    • Enrich the early learning experiences for the all round development in infancy and early childhood years.
    • Bring optimum development during school years.
    • Promote resilience and prevent risk for overall development of young people.
    • Work towards improving the quality of life during adulthood.
    • Advocate the life skills and counselling towards healthy and positive lifestyle for the welfare of human beings.

    Thrust areas for the Research

  • Programmes Offered

    Programmes Offered
    • B.Sc. : Human Development
    • M.Sc. : Human Development
    • M.Phil : Human Development
    • Ph.D : Human Development

    Eligibility

    • B.Sc. : Any group
    • M.Sc. : Any degree
  • Syllabus
  • Facilities
    • Child Laboratory Nursery school for students participation and learning through instruction, internship and research
      • Planned indoor and outdoor infrastructure for child laboratory nursery school with appropriate teacher child ratio
      • Child Assessment and Parents Guidance Centre in laboratory nursery school
      • Special care and attention for children with developmental and adjustment problems

    Assessment facilities

    • Tools for assessing various areas of developments like physical, cognitive, language, emotional, social, personality, creativity and adjustments.
    • Referral services for developmental delay/problems

    Library facilities with books, journals, thesis copies

    • Department library
    • Laboratory nursery school library

    Classroom

    • ICT enabled classrooms

    Facilities for Learning

    • Research, intervention, training, workshop
    • Community outreach and education programs- for infants, preschoolers, adolescents and youth through NSS, NCC and CSS
    • Administrating and planning resource facilitation, learning activities, mentoring programs, crafts, games, functions, celebrations and special events

  • Staff Details
    Name of the Faculty Designation Specialization Year of Joining Mail id
    Dr.(Mrs) K. Arockia Maraichelvi
    M. Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D., NET
    Associate Professor Life Span Development , Theories of Human behaviour, Life skills education, Stress coping, Emotional Intelligence, Early childhood education 2006

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    Dr.(Mrs.) M.Priya
    M.Sc. M.Phil., Ph.D.,NET
    Assistant Professor and Head (i/c) Life Span Development, Marriage and family relations, Health and Nutrition, Early childhood education 2011 [email protected]
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    Mrs. P.Jagathambal
    M.Sc., M.Phil, NET
    Assistant Professor Gerontology, Childhood, Early childhood education, Life span development, Gender perspectives 2017

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    Dr.Ramya Bhaskar
    M.Sc., Ph.D., NET
    Assistant Professor Life Span Development, Counselling and Guidance, Adolescent Development, Life skills education, Mental Health, Early childhood education 2017

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    Supporting Staff
    Ms.Mutum Silpa Devi
    M.Sc., NET
    Assistant Professor (Temporary) Life span development, Methods of child study, Early Childhood care and education,  Counselling, Adolescent’s Reproductive health 2015 [email protected]
    Mrs.G.Padma Priya
    M.Sc., M.Phil, NET
    Assistant Professor (Temporary) Personality development, Marriage and family study, Human resource development 2015 [email protected]
    Mrs.S.Rajkumari
    M.Sc., M.Phil, SET
    Assistant Professor (Temporary) Developmental Psychology, Children with Special Needs, Counseling, Early Childhood Education 2018

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    Mrs. Vijaya Lakshmi G.
    M.Sc.,
    Teaching Assistant (Temporary) Life Span Development, Methods of child study, Designing Learning Materials, Basic counseling skills 2018

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  • MOU signed

    S.No

    Collaborating organization

    Purpose

    Title

    Date signed

    Duration

    1

    National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, New Delhi

    Project approval

    Monitoring and supervision ICDS Scheme at Tamilnadu

    6.6.2013

    2013-2016

    2

    Jamia Milia Islamia Univeristy and Save the children,India

    Project approval

    Mapping Early childhood development service provision in selected districts of Tamilnadu - Partnership project

    2.4.2013

    Oct 2012-Sep 2013

    3

    National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, New Delhi

    Project approval

    Monitoring and supervision ICDS Scheme at Tamilnadu

    12.7.2012

    2011-2012

    4

    Ministry of Women and Child Development

    Project approval

    Accessibility and utilization of basic services (Nutrition, Health, Education and Work) rendered to women of SC community to meet out their rights and entitlements

    25.6.2012

    Oct 2013-Sep 2016

    5

    National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, New Delhi

    Project approval

    Monitoring and supervision ICDS Scheme at Tamilnadu

    17.8.2010

    2010-2011

  • Research Scholar Details

    Ph.D Programmes

    Name

    Title

    Supervisor

    Year of Completion

    FT/PT

    Scholars from Host/other Institution

    Seema Saikia

    Mental Health status of Parents of Children with Autism

    Dr. Ramya Bhaskar

    Ongoing

    FT

    From Host

    Ankita Saikia

    Quality of life and life satisfaction of elderly

    Dr. Ramya Bhaskar

    Ongoing

    PT

    From Host

    Tanuja Saikia

    Overall wellbeing of adolescents through life skills

    Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi

    Ongoing

    PT

    From Host

    G. Padmapriya

    Effect of psychological intervention on the wellbeing of institutionalized orphans

    Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi

    Ongoing

    PT

    From Host

    S. Rajkumari

    Development of screening tool to identify Learning Disability (LD)

    Dr. Ramya Bhaskar

    Ongoing

    PT

    From other institution

    P. Jagathambal

    Sensitizating Early childhood educators on Developmentally Appropriate early learning

    Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi

    Ongoing

    PT

    From Host

    Vijayalakshmi G.

    Inter- relationship between Multiple Intelligence(MI),Learning Style (LS) and Academic achievement (AA) of school children with suggestive mapping of teaching pedagogy

    Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi

    Ongoing

    PT

    From Host

    Upashree Dutta

    Determinants of stress anxiety and depression among adolescents and identifying the effect of intervention

    Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi

    Ongoing

    FT

    From Host

    Janavi Devi

    Adolescents of Arunthathiyar population – An exploratory study

    Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi

    Ongoing

    FT

    From Host

    Mutum Silpa Devi

    Impact of Reproductive Health Education Programme (RHEP) among adolescent girls – an intervention study

    Dr. S. Jaya

    Ongoing

    PT

    From Host

    Ipsita Borgohain

    Skill Acquisition of Adolescents through Internet Usage – an Explorative Study

    Dr. S. Jaya

    12.07.2018

    FT

    From Host

    Banilekha Phukan

    Efficacy of Stress Inoculation Training (SIT) in improving the overall well – being of school students

    Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi

    07.04.2017

    FT

    From Host

    Christina T. Dorthy

    Psychosocial Intervention and quality of Life of HIV Infected Female Sex Workers

    Dr. S. Jaya

    30.09.2013

    PT

    From other institution

    N. Dhanya

    Quality of the Life of Senior Citizens in Institutions and Community

    Dr. S. Jaya

    09.07.2013

    PT

    From Host

    Sumati Rajkumari

    Impact of Home and School Environments on Values of Adolescent Girls: A Cross-Cultural Study

    Dr. G. Baradha

    18.09.2012

    PT

    From Host

    Parameswari S. J.

    HIV related stigma in the lives of Persons Living with HIV and the impact of Sexual Health Education in Reducing stigmatizing Attitudes among Migrant Women in the Tea Plantations of Nilgiris

    Dr. N. Jayapoorani

    22.06.2012

    PT

    From Host

    D. Vijayarani

    Attitudinal change of rural population about gender through gender sensitization

    Dr. G. Baradha

    28.09.2011

    PT

    From other institution

    K. Arockia Maraichelvi

    Efficacy of life enrichment education imparted to street children residing in rehabilitation homes

    Dr. N. Jayapoorani

    30.06.2006

    FT

    From Host

     

    M.Phil Programmes

    Name

    Title

    Supervisor

    Year of Completion

    FT/PT

    Scholars from Host/other Institution

    Fenny Leferty Kharpuri

    Marital Satisfaction and Psychological Well-being among Couples

    Dr. Priya

    24.08.2018

    FT

    From Host

    Konkona Sonowal

    Multiple Intelligence (MI) and Learning Style (LS) of school going adolescents

    Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi

    24.08.2018

    FT

    From Host

    R. Revathi

    Influence of Print and Electronic media on Adolescent’s Intelligence

    Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi

    27.09.2017

    PT

    From Host

    Ramya R

    Exploring Fear Factors among Children

    Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi

     

    FT

    From Host

    Chitraselvi M.

    Self-concept of Adolescents Living in Institutions

    Dr. S. Jaya

    29.07.2014

    FT

    From Host

    Karthika

    Perceived Stress Level and Its Repercussions among Private and Government School Children - A Comparative Study

    Dr. Arockia Maraichelvi

    13.02.2013

    FT

    From Host

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