M.A. (Psychology)

Programme Highlights

EMPLOYABILITY & CAREER PATH WAYS :

  • Pursue careers as clinical psychologist, industrial psychologist, counselling psychologist,
  • Career opportunities in hospitality, management and I.T. industry.
  • Career opportunities in applied and related fields like media and advertising, life coaching, sports psychologist, forensic psychologist and many more
  • Solid foundation for competitive exams like UGC NET, UPSC exams etc.
  • Pursue careers in Academics and Research, Government and Semi-Government Undertakings & management of non-for-profit businesses.
  • Self-employment in case students want to start their own institutes, counselling centers, training centers, etc

IN NUMBERS

Foundation Courses-12
Ability Enhancement Courses-6
Skill Enhancement Courses-4
Generic Core Courses-14
Audit Courses-12
General Interest Courses-6

QUICK FACTS

  • 2 Years – 4 Semesters – Full Time
  • Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)
  • Outcome Based Education (OBE)
  • 10 Point Credit and Grading system
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PROGRAMME DIFFERENTIATORS

  • Education that prepares you for life.
  • Enriched programme structure with a judicious blend of core, elective, audit and foundation courses designed to provide in depth knowledge and requisite skills.
  • Exhaustive curriculum to lay sound academic foundation.
  • Experiential learning to support classical teaching – learning methods for better assimilation of concepts and to develop an application orientation.
  • Expertise – led by in house faculty and augmented by visiting, guest and adjunct faculty as well as accomplished advisory board members.
  • Employability focus integrated through the curriculum, right from the first semester.
  • Ecosystem that enables holistic development of learners through focused curricular, research co-curricular, extra-curricular, industry connect & professional development and extension and CSR initiatives.

ADMISSIONS PROCESS

“The highest education is that which does not merely give us information, but makes our life in harmony with all existence” - Faculty / Quote by educationist

CURRICULUM

We know what we are but not what we may be.

A career in psychology requires an in depth study of how people and/or groups think and feel. The observance of human behaviors, how they think, how they feel and in the majority of cases, why they think and feel the way they do, is the goal of someone in the field of psychology. This course will provide students’ knowledge which would help them to design, conduct, analyse, and interpret data for a psychological research study & demonstrate the ethical principles of research in psychology. Students are exposed to high-level applied, active learning experiences in psychology involving research and clinical practice. Graduates are prepared to assume careers in clinical psychology, counselling psychology, industrial/ organizational and/or to pursue doctoral training in psychology or related professions/academic disciplines.

 Semester
Semester
II
Semester
III
Semester 
IV 
Total

Courses 4  4 4 4 16
Marks 400  400 400 400 1600
Credits 4 Each 4 Each 4 Each 4 Each -
Total Credits 16 16 16 16 64

PEO1: To facilitate the students to develop a in depth knowledge about the various domains of Psychology to prepare them for a wide variety of postgraduate career opportunities, including but not limited to jobs in education, industry, human health services, and professional schools.

PEO2: To make the students capable of making a professional contribution to the fields of counselling psychology, media and communications, assessments and psychometry and more.

PEO3: To teach the students to demonstrate an ethical social and moral attitude so that will be able to contribute to the society and help in the betterment of the human race as a whole.

PEO4: To help the graduates with a flair of self employment to be able to initiate and build upon entrepreneurial ventures or demonstrate entrepreneurship for their employer organizations.

PEO5: To help the graduate will recognize the need for adapting to change and have the aptitude and ability to engage in independent and life – long learning in the broadest context of socio-economic, technological and global change.

At the end of the programme the learner will be able to

PO1: Develop the knowledge, skill and attitude to creatively and systematically apply the advanced and in depth principles and practices to fields of core psychology, applied psychology and research.

PO2: Demonstrate how psychologists study human behavior and how this knowledge can be used to explain, predict, and influence behavior.

PO3: Demonstrate sensitivity towards complexity of sociocultural diversity and societal inequality in the inquiry and analysis of psychological issues and contribute towards its betterment.

PO4: Exhibit self-confidence and awareness of general issues prevailing in the society and communicate effectively with the accounting, commerce, management, business, professional fraternity and with society at large through digital and non-digital mediums and using a variety of modes such as effective reports & documentation, effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO5: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in teams, and in multidisciplinary settings by demonstrating life skills , coping skills and human values.

SEM-I

Course CodeCourse TypeCourse NameCredit Value
MAPSY101  GC Cognitive Processes 4
MAPSY102  GC Psychological Testing 4
MAPSY103 GC Statistical Methods 4
MAPSY104 GC Psychology Practical: Tests 4

SEM-II

Course CodeCourse TypeCourse NameCredit Value
MAPSY 201  GC Learning and Memory 4
MAPSY 202  GC Psychological Testing: Applications 4
MAPSY 203 GC Research Methodology 4
MAPSY 204  GC Psychology Practical: Experiments 4

GA1 Sound Knowledge of the discipline GA 2 Independent and Critical thinking GA 3 Effective and confident communicators GA 4 Investigative, Resourceful, and Responsible GA 5 Ethically and Socially aware. GA 6 Approachable and understanding GA 7 Self-aware GA 8 Entrepreneurship & Intraprenuership GA 9 Life Skills GA 10 Sophisticated interpersonal skills

The method of instruction (pedagogy or teaching-learning processes) shall be determined by the requirements of a course, the learning objectives, learning outcomes & the learner’s context. However, the following methods of instruction shall be commonly used: Case Method, Class Discussions, Field Work, Group Exercises, Lecture Sessions, MOOCs, Projects, Role-plays, Self-Learning Materials (SLMs), Self-study, Seminars, Simulations, Study Tours, Training Programmes, Workshops.

During the elective courses students are encouraged to take up live projects in an industry to align their theoretical knowledge and its application. For example, CSR project can be opted in lieu of a GE course or a project/ dissertation can be opted in lieu of a DSE course. Industry based live projects allow students to gain valuable work experience while they’re still studying in college. They pave way for self-empowerment through skill building and hands-on-training.

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