History

The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (DECP) under the faculty of Biological Sciences has its root back in 2006 within the Department of Psychology. Officially, an independent department was created in 2011 with the aim of preparing educational and counselling psychologists in Bangladesh. Advanced knowledge and intensive skill training on applied psychological areas along with institutional orientation through DECP create the opportunity for the prospective graduates to develop expertise in the areas of Educational Psychology and Counselling Psychology.

Objective of the professional courses in Educational and Counselling Psychology is to gain knowledge and understanding of theories and principles of psychology in applying psychological assessment and intervention in the context of (a) educational situation for helping the learner to attain his or her best and (b) diverse community to foster the capacity of self-help and personal responsibility to have a meaningful satisfying life.

This post graduate professional training programme offers M.S. and M. Phil degrees. Aim is to develop practicing Educational Psychologists and Counselling Psychologists and psychological services. Educational and Counselling Psychology graduates are successfully serving in educational institutions, hospitals, human rights organizations and mental health clinics.

The Department has active collaboration with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Brisbane, Australia. The University of Dhaka has a signed Memorandum of Understanding with the Queensland University of Technology.