21-22,NOVEMBER,2019 (Thurs-Fri day)
Organized by
Psychology Research Unit,

Tentative Programme Schedule


Status of Registration

Office bearers


Rating scale

Rating scale is useful objective measurement of knowledge, skills, aptitudes, attitudes, and personality.Psychometric practitioners are engaged in construction of items following several heuristic and statistical assumptions, administration of Psychological test, scoring, assessment of Reliability and Validity of Psychological tests. Generally it is assumed that psychometric approach to Psychological counselling involves designing counselling procedure based on Psychometric test scores. Therefore, Psychology Counsellors are limited to. But in the actual situation, counselor controls test items based on Psychometric test item statistics so that response will be reliable and useful for counselling. Psychology Research Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute has developed some methodologies that can help counselor to control both test item statement and the ratings. Aim of this training is to disseminate knowledge about Psychometric approach to Psychological counselling.The unit has conducted one training on Psychometric counselling in October,2019

TENTATIVE PROGRAM SCHEDULE(November,21-22nd, 2019)

Venue: Seminar room, Psychology Research Unit,7th floor, P.J.Auditorium,Indian Statistical Institute, 203,B.T.Road, Kolkata-700108.

21.11.19 (Thursday)Event
Invocation,   Speech,    Self-introduction
11:30-1:30 Introduction to Psychometric counselling,       Basic statistics in R
-Dr. D. Dutta Roy,Psychology Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
1:30-2Lunch time(self-arranged)
2-3Basic knowledge about R script -Item frame,    item extraction,    Item transformation,       Outlier detection
-Dr. D. Dutta Roy,Psychology Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
3-4Introduction to Characteristics of good psychological test
- Ms. Sabornee Karmakar, Senior Research Fellow,Psychology Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
11-1:30 Item analysis - Item difficulty,       Item discrimination
- Dr. Atanu Kumar Dogra, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta.
1:30-2Lunch time(self-arranged)
2-4Item shortening,    Item validity
-Ms.Sumona Datta, Assistant Professor, Adamas University, Kolkata
Venue : Psychology Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

Date and time : 21-22 nd November, 2019, 11 - 4PM.

Seats :20

Qualifications :Post graduation in Psychology, Education, Health and allied sciences.

Important dates : Dear Applicant, thank you for your interest to this training.This training involves three stages - stage 1: Name registration, stage 2 includes on line data collection from 6 college students with at least 2 years of experiences. stage 3 includes attending the program. This data will be used in the training. So take special attention to the data collection. It is always better to collect data in person.

  1. Name Registration starts: 5.11.19
  2. Name Registration stops: 10.11.19
  3. Stage 1: Collection of Pre training:11.11.19 (one google form will be sent to you for data collection from 6 college students)
  4. Stage 2:Submission of Pre-training data:15.11.19(After successful submission, you will be called for the training)
  5. Stage 3: Program date: 21st November

Pedagogy : Each trainee will bring laptop with installed R studio. There will be pre work. Pre work involves collection of data from specific sample as per design. I have written one book on R programming. It costs Rs.500. You are requested to purchase that book or you can bring your own book on R-Programming.

Status of Registration

Name/s Institute Present status and Confirmation
1.Monalisa Pattanayak Gangadhar Never University, Sambalpur CONFIRMED
2.Amrita BasuCalcutta University CONFIRMED
3.Anisha KarmakarCalcutta University CONFIRMED
4.Chandrayee ChatterjeeCalcutta University STAGE 1 CONFIRMED
5.Saswati BaratCONFIRMED
6.PrashantDr. B. R. Ambedkar University of Social SciencesCONFIRMED
7.POONAM Ingle Dr. B. R. Ambedkar university of social sciencesCONFIRMED
8.Ankita DeyUniversity of CalcuttaCONFIRMED
9.Shakuntala Sen CONFIRMED
10.Kamalika Guha RoyIGNOUCONFIRMED
11.Madhurima senguptaIGNOUCONFIRMED
12.Piyusha GhoshCONFIRMED
=================== stage 2 not confirmed 2.Debasmita Basu Calcutta University, STAGE 1 CONFIRMED 3.Aditya ChakrabortyBanaras Hindu University, STAGE 1 CONFIRMED 7.Arundhati MishraU N Autonomous College of Science & Technology STAGE 1 CONFIRMED 9.Manoj KumarJay Prakash University Chapra (Bihar) STAGE 1 CONFIRMED 10.Dnyaneshwar Parmeshwar PawarSTAGE 1 CONFIRMED 11.Dnyaneshwar Parmeshwar PawarU N Autonomous College of Science & Technology STAGE 1 CONFIRMED 12.Dr UzainaAssociation of child brain ResearchSTAGE 1 CONFIRMED 15.SUKANYA SINGH Central University of RajasthanSTAGE 1 CONFIRMED 17.Payel SarkarUniversity of CalcuttaSTAGE 1 CONFIRMED 19.Ishita Chakraborty Banaras Hindu UniversitySTAGE 1 CONFIRMED 23.Ms Basuprada RoyJadavpur University,IIT KharagpurSTAGE 1 CONFIRMED 24.ANUP GHOSAL RAMKRISHNA MISSION SIKSHANA MANDIRASTAGE 1 CONFIRMED



Dr.Debdulal Dutta Roy,Head,Associate Professor, Psychology Research Unit,Indian Statistical Institute,203,BT Road,Kolkata-700108.

Student Conveners

Ms. Sabornee Karmakar,Ms.Tiyashi Biswas


  1. Mr.Dipak Sarkar,Section officer,Psychology Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 203, B.T. Road, Kolkata 700108.Ph:033-2575-3450
  2. Mr.Swarup Ghara,Office Assistant(Grade- B),Psychology Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 203, B.T. Road, Kolkata.Ph:033-2575-3450
  3. Mr.Arup Sarkar,Office Assistant B,Psychology Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 203, B.T. Road, Kolkata.Ph:033-2575-3450
  4. Mr.Sanjoy Kumar, Scientific ASSISTANT 'C',Psychology Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 203, B.T. Road, Kolkata.Ph:033-2575-3450 ------------------------------------------------>

    Psychology Research Unit

    The Psychology Research Unit: is a part of the Social Sciences Division of the Indian Statistical Institute. The major objectives of the Institute, as given in its Memorandum, are (a) to promote the study and dissemination of knowledge of statistics, to develop statistical theory and methods, and their use in research and practical applications generally, with special reference to problems of planning of national development and social welfare; (b) to undertake research in various fields of natural and social sciences with a view to the mutual development of statistics and these sciences; (c) to provide for, and undertake, the collection of information, investigation, projects and operational research for purposes of planning and the improvement of efficiency of management and production. The Institute has its headquarters in Kolkata and three major centres at Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai and a branch at Giridih. In addition, the Institute has a network of units of Statistical Quality Control and Operations Research at Baroda, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune. Psychology research Unit came into being from 1996, in place of Psychometric Research and Service Unit established in 1954, following a recommendation of second review committee in 1982. Scientists of this unit conduct research on application of Statistics and Mathematics in explaining different psychological phenomena and psychological test development through different internal and external funding projects, sometimes in collaboration with scientists of other units of ISI/ or other organizations. Besides, the faculties of the unit are involved in teaching and training activities and are providing Ph.D. guidance to the research fellows selected through All India Examinations of the Institute. Scientistis are also providing services in statistical or psychometric analysis of Psychological data.