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Jnana Prabodhini’s Institute of Psychology (JPIP) is a sister concern of Jnana Prabodhini Sanstha and is a part of Jnana Prabodhini Research Institute. Exploring & nurturing of intellect is the aim of the institute. This institute is attached with Savitribai Phule Pune University as a research centre for PhD.
The work of the institute is spread on national and international level, and has reached people at various levels in India as well as abroad. The research includes human resource development, school & educational psychology, Indian psychology, Organizational behaviour, gender concept, defense psychology and creativity. Intellect and ability, reading/study skills, school atmosphere, creativity, leadership, women studies, emotional/behavioural intelligence, parenting, yog, social awareness, satisfaction concept.
JPIP assists leading industries in recruitment, appointment, promotion and life skills training. The institute has a counselling and guidance centre which includes a separate department for Aptitude testing for students. Training programs for development of intelligence are conducted regularly for children from 7 to 12 years of age. Seminars, conferences, educational programs related to research are also conducted. The institute makes guidance & advice available to many individuals.

Recognition : University Grants Commission, New Delhi and Pune University, Pune and Maharashtra State Government 
Research in Psychology and its application for identification and development of human abilities.A Ph.D research centre recognised by the Pune University. Guidance, counselling and aptitude testing for school students. Ability development camps for children and adolescents in the vacations. Academic courses in child and adolescent psychology. Workshops, lectures and seminars on psychological testing, research methods, parenting, emotional development and training techniques. Psychology based Services for Industries regarding job recruitment, promotion and professional growth.

Jnana Prabodhini’s Institute of Psychology
Jnana Prabodhini’s Institute of Psychology (JPIP) is an offspring of Jnana Prabodhini - the mother Institute and a psychology wing of Jnana Prabodhini Samshodhan Sanstha (JPSS) and it is affiliated to the University of Pune as a research centre. It is recognised nationally and internationally. It aims at ‘Identification and nurturance of human potentials for a social cause with a foundation of research’. It focuses on the core human potentials like Intellectual Abilities, Traits, Competencies, Skills and Behavioral aspects. JPIP reaches to a variety of people from all walks of life from India and abroad.
JPIP covers multiple areas of research on Psychology and Education. JPIP has researched psychometrics, human development, school psychology, educational psychology, Indian psychology, organisational behaviour, gender issues, defence psychology, and psychology of gifted. It has covered topics like intelligence and cognitive competencies, reading and study skills, school environment, creativity, leadership, women's studies, behavioural intelligence, emotional intelligence, parenting, yoga, personality development, self-concept, social awareness, satisfaction in life etc. It has also undertaken interdisciplinary researches with humanities, languages, health Psychology, physical sciences, and managerial sciences.
It has been helping leading industries for their recruitment, placement, promotion and imparting training programs in life skills. JPIP has its assessment and guidance centre and also has a separate training department for children and laypersons. It offers postgraduate academic courses in school psychology, educating the gifted as well as it is a recognised PhD centre for SPPU in the domain of Psychology. Thus JPIP is providing its services through all the strata of society through its six verticals.
JPIP is mainly devoted to Psychology, but it has room for other subjects undertaken by JPSS. One of the essential functions of JPIP is to conduct seminars, conferences, educational activities related to research; it also provides facilities and scholarships for research and makes available guidance and consultancy based on research products. Finally, here are some features of JPIP :

  • A leading advanced Research Institute in India in the field of Psychology and Education
  • Engaged in research, teaching, training, guidance and counseling, corporate services and consultancy for last 40 years
  • Made significant contributions in identification and nurturance of human abilities
  • Based on the research in psychometrics, JPIP has developed 120 tests for measuring 120 factors of intelligence and many more tests.
JPIP is an internationally acclaimed research Institute aiming towards identification and nurturance of human potentials for social cause. JPIP covers multiple areas of research pertaining to Psychology and Education. JPIP has conducted research in psychometrics, human development, school Psychology, educational psychology, Indian psychology, organizational behavior, gender issues, defense psychology, and psychology of gifted. It has covered topics like intelligence and cognitive competencies, reading and study skills, school environment, creativity, leadership, women's studies, behavioral intelligence, emotional intelligence, parenting, yoga, personality development, self-concept, social awareness, satisfaction in life etc. It has also undertaken interdisciplinary researches with humanities, languages, health Psychology, physical sciences, managerial sciences. Some important government and non-government agencies which have supported JPIP for research projects are- UGC, NCERT, DST, SCERT, ICSSR, SRTI, TATA TRUST, NCY, MSWC, University of Utrecht-The Netherlands.
JPIP is one of the unique institutes in India which is completely devoted to applied research inn psychology with a huge team of experts in the field working together zealously.
JPIP is known for :
  • Social and applied orientation while taking up research projects.
  • Encouragement to new concept development and root level research at micro and macro level.
  • Interdisciplinary topics, blending of quantitative and qualitative methods.
Seminars and Conferences held at JPIP :
  • IQ Controversy( A National Seminar) : January 1988
  • IQ Controversy : 1990
  • Nature and Nurture of Intelligence(at the occasion of First Indian Mensa Meet(IM) : January, 1993
  • Identification and Nurture of Intelligence( 8th conference of Marathi Manas - ShastraParishad) : January, 1994
  • Development of research proposals in Psychology and Education : 1997
  • Thesis writing and evaluation : 1999
  • Research Methodology : 2004
  • National Seminar on ICIT Testing and beyond : 2005
  • Orientation towards Psychological Testing : 2006
  • Concept of Intelligence in Modern Psychology : 2008
  • Specialties of boarding Students : 2008
  • Intelligence(Concept of development) : 2008
  • National Seminar on 'ICIT Testing and Beyond' : 2010
  • Beyond Horizons(Giftedness in 21st Century) : 2013
  • National seminar on Quality of life: concept, measurement and enhancement: 2017
  • A field of psychology concerned with the theory and techniques of psychological assessment.
  • JPIP aims at identification and nurturance of human potentials for social cause’. Objective and comprehensive Assessment is necessary for both these purposes. Therefore psychometric test development is an independent, advanced and technical area of research in JPIP. We focus on developing indigenous tests appropriate for assessment needs in Indian culture. The first milestone achieved in this direction was the construction of 120 tests measuring 120 factors of intelligence demonstrated in the structure of intellect (SOI) model put forth by eminent psychologist late Dr. J. P. Guilford. Since then JPIP is passionately working on the development of tools useful for a variety of applications.
Human Resource Development Unit
  • Jnana Prabodhini’s Institute of Psychology has strong research base for identification of human abilities, traits and behaviours. With a professional experience of having worked pan India, across industries, NGOs and Government bodies, with a Client-oriented approach, JPIP is a well-known name in the field. Over a period of the last 40 years, JPIP has demonstrated its competence and has now been accepted by the industrial sector as one of the most competent institutes in the field of Human Resource Services. JPIP has conducted assessment for recruiting, promotion and also for exit counseling. Need bases soft skills trainings for varied levels of employees is the unique feature of our team. JPIP has highly qualified & experienced, dedicated and cohesive teams from Psychology and Management background.
Aptitude Testing and Career Guidance
  • In the prevailing education system, it is imperative for a student to choose a stream after std. 10th. Thereafter the student ought to choose his/her career after std. 12th. Once the choice is made, it is almost inconceivable to reverse the chosen path.
  • Hence, it is prudent for any student to opt for an Aptitude test in the later years of schooling so that an informed decision can be made. An objective test provides a realistic picture of the individual’s strengths and weaknesses. Merely effort and hard work are no guarantee for success in a field. Appropriate guidance ensures that the individual fits well into the chosen field and thrives.
Potential Enhancement Services (PES)
  • JPIP believes in the application of research in diverse fields for attaining social change. PES is an honest effort in the same direction. The wing started functioning since 1994 in the form of the Comprehensive Child Development Program (CCDP). The research regarding the nature of intelligence is applied here, for the students of age from 7 to 12 years. Later the development program extended to adolescents, parents, and teachers as well. It mainly focuses on the enhancement of cognitive and socio-emotional abilities through various training modules. The programs organized are given in our service list.
Guidance and Counseling
  • Guidance and counseling is an important wing of Jnana Prabodhini’s Institute of Psychology. 'Jivhala (Affection) Margadarshan Kendra' got established in JPIP from 1970. It emerged as a counseling centre for all individuals of any age, with varied problems. For the next few years as per the requirements of our clientele, the department focused on educational guidance to students’ regarding their adjustment and educational problems.
  • Modern world is competitive. Parents are compelled to be the part of this rat-race; knowingly or unknowingly. Their tensions are transferred to the children, which may lead to different psychological problems, such as lack of concentration, lack of interest in studies, scholastic backwardness, learning difficulties, examination phobia, adjustment in school environment, behavior problems etc. Many times parents are unable to understand the reason behind these behaviors. Not only children but youth and adults also need a helping hand at different stages of life for coping and adjustment. This Assessment and Guidance center aims to guide such clients with the help of standardized psychometrics assessment - and open dialogue.
  • Since last few years G & C vertical personal adjustment. It includes pre-marital, marital guidance as well as family therapy for some issues. Since last few years JPIP has also opened the doors to individualized guidance and counseling to adults for effective adjustment in adolescence as well as pre marital and marital period.
  • JPIP is one of the few institutes in India devoted to applied research in Psychology. Savitribai Phule Pune University recognizes the institute as Research and Ph. D. centre since 1980. As an extension and application of research, academic activities are undertaken.
  • In the post-independence period, our country faced many challenges related to education. After globalization, problems in the educational field took a new turn. As an attempt to intervene in this, with vast research experience in the areas of psychology and education, JPIP initially started the Post Graduate Diploma in School Psychology in 1993. This is one of the rarest courses in School Psychology. It not only focuses the remedial or curative work with students but aims all-round development and well-being of students. As a part of this, life skills development, thinking skills development, self-study skills development is also focused upon. The course is a one-year full-time diploma that is recognized by Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU). It aims at developing trained personnel in the field of School Psychology. Over 400 students have completed this practically orientated, immensely useful course. They are contributing to the area in the capacity of Principals, Counselors, School Psychologists and Consultants.
  • The progress of the nation depends on the holistic nurturance of high potentials. But unfortunately, need to care for these talents is not much recognized at either system level or societal level. Acknowledging the need to spread awareness in this regard and train personnel in this field, another specialized course was designed that deals with the education of high ability individuals: Education of the gifted: methods and Strategies. This is a one-year full-time advanced diploma immensely helpful for teachers, counselors and parents willing to work for identification and nurturance of different abilities and talents in children and adults.
  • Sensing the need for training in basic child psychology, another autonomous correspondence program was designed for psychology as well as non-psychology professionals, who wish to apply knowledge of child and adolescent psychology to their respective professions: Child and Adolescent Psychology - Enhancing Potentials' (CAPEP). This course contains the basics of cognitive psychology, physical and psychological development, common adjustment issues and difficulties related to the age group of 0 to 16 years. It includes two days of intensive training program aiming at enhancing abilities with the help of different games and activities. This course is proving helpful for teachers, doctors, lawyers, social workers/ individuals working in NGOs related to children and adolescents, parents and grandparents too.