1-2 March, 2013
Pondicherry Psychology Association (PPA) in collaboration with Indian School Psychology Association (InSPA) and Immaculate College of Education for Women, Pakkamudayanpet, organized the 15th National Conference on "Emerging Trends in Educational and School Psychology" on 1-2 March 2013 at Puducherry.
In Inaugural function, welcome address was given by Dr. Sr. Mary Nirmala Rani, Principal, Immaculate College of Education for Women, Puducherry. The scope of the conference was explained by Dr. S. Suresh, Secretary, PPA, Puducherry. Thiru. T. Thiagarajan, Hon'ble School Education Minister, Puducherry inaugurated the conference and distributed the awards for the award winners. The Keynote Address was given by Prof. Walter Renner, Klagenfurt University, Austria. Release of the Souvenir was done by Shri. B. Dhandapany, State Convenor, InSPA and the Vote of Thanks was proposed by Dr. S. Robinson, Joint Secretary, PPA, Puducherry
Dr. S. Krishnamurthy, Principal, Vivekanandha College of Education, Puducherry
Dr. R. Balakrishnan, Former Professor, PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore.
The two days conference constituted nine technical sessions, there were totally eighty five papers presented on the various sub-themes of the conference. The titles of the technical sessions area follows:
Dr. R. Balakrishnan, Coimbatore
Dr. Kalyani Kenneth, Chennai
Dr. B. Rangaiah, Pondicherry University
Dr. Suneetha Hangal, Karnataka
Dr. Surendran , Chennai
Dr. Surendra Kumar Sia, Pondicherry University
Dr. M. V. Sudhakaran, Chennai
Dr. S. Robinson, Karaikal
In the valedictory function, Dr. B. Rangaiah, Pondicherry University, welcomed the gatherings, the presidential address was given by Dr. V. Muthu, Vice-President, InSPA, Puducherry. The distribution of certificates & valedictory address was given by Shri. P. Rajavelu, Hon'ble Minister for Tourism and Social Welfare, Puducherry. The special address was delivered by Dr. Panch. Ramalingam, Secretary, InSPA. Dr. Sr. Mary Nirmala Rani, Principal, Immaculate College of Education for Women, Puducherry Felicitated the gatherings. The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. T. Arun, Joint Secretary, PPA.