M.A. (Psychology)

M.A. (Psychology)

The duration of M.A. Psychology is 2 years and is spread over four semesters. Minimum eligibility for this course is a graduation degree from any stream passed from any recognized university. The M.A. Psychology degree programme is being offered by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Programme includes components like practicum, internship and project so that the learners benefit with hands on practice and experience enhanced learning. The aim of this programme is to give the learners a sound base in psychology and human behaviour through an in depth investigation into a broad range of psychological techniques and skills as applied to diverse settings.

Objective

The course of M.A. has been designed to help the students to:

  • Disciplinary / Professional Knowledge: Analyse problems and issues concerning language, literature, social sciences, human affairs/psyche and socio-psychological or socio-political matters. Apply experience and knowledge of subject to solve existing problems in the field of study.
  • Modern Methods, Tools and Techniques: Apply and use modern methods, tools and techniques to solve complex problems and issues of the discipline; and create a human friendly environment.
  • Inter and Trans-disciplinary development: Identify, differentiate and assess how language, literature, history, sociology, psychology, political science, social work, science, technology, etc. are connected to one another and contribute to human society. Demonstrate an understanding of interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary approach of learning.
  • Ethics and Integrated Value System: Apply professional ethics, responsibilities towards society, culture, race, religion and nation while suggesting new ideas or solutions toexisting problems and try to establish integrated value system in society.
  • Individual and Team Work: Take part in teamworkcomfortably while working with people of different interest, class, community, cultureand socio-political background and in the work of individual interest.
  • Communication and Presentation: Communicate confidently the knowledge acquired from literature, linguistics, sociology, political science, psychology, social work, etc. to the society in both written and oral form. Organize effective presentations on the subjects of their interest.
  • Vocational and Industry Exposure: Apply professionalskills and industry exposure to serve industry and society.
  • Lifelong Learning: Utilize theoretical and practical knowledge of the subjectin day-to-day situations to improve upon lifestyle and social condition either at workplace or at home,throughout life.
  • Education and Society: Discuss and Estimate the impact of theories and conceptsin an individual’s holistic education and integral development of society.
  • Environment Sustainability, Social Sensitivity and Rural Development:Propose innovative ideas and modifyoutdated techniques and methods for sustainable development. Motivate general public for the protection/conservation of natural resources. Demonstrate sensitivity towards rural and backward society and design policies/projects for their integral development.
  • National Integration, Constitution, Culture and Heritage:Value and take part in activities concerning national integration, constitution, culture and heritage.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have passed Graduation from any recognised University or AICTE recognised Institute/College in any stream with Psychology/Applied Psychology as compulsory subject with minimum aggregate marks of 45% or CGPA of 5.0 for Gen/OBC and 40% marks or CGPA of 4.5 for SC/ST Category.

M.A. (Psychology)

Duration (in year) 1 2
1. Tuition Fee Rs. 22,000/- Rs. 22,000/-
2. Examination Fee Rs. 3,000/- Rs. 3,000/-
3. Other Fees (Registration, Library, etc.) Rs. 7,000/- Rs. 7,000/-
Development Fund Rs. 5,000/- Rs. 5,000/-
Course Fee Rs. 37,000/- Rs. 37,000/-
Caution Money Rs. 5,000/- -
Total Fee Rs. 42,000/- Rs. 37,000/-
Hostel Fees
(Fees + Caution Money)
Rs. 75000/- + Rs. 5000/- = Rs. 80000/-
Transportation Cost = Rs. 24,000/-

Outcome

After the completion of the course the student will be:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the major theoretical perspectives and research methods with recent advances in the discipline of psychology and discuss the nature and basic concepts of psychological processes i.e. emotion, motivation and cognition.
  • Interpret and analyze various theories of personality,and demonstrate fundamentals of Psychological assessment facilitate professional identity and commitment to professional ethics, discuss application of Psychology in human life.
  • Appraise a piece of knowledge intheprofessional fields of psychology, specifically, in the field of Clinical/Organizational psychology , improve competencies and professional skills for working and conducting research in the field of Clinical/Organizational Psychology, develop or create a view to promote healthy interface between academia and society.

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Opportunities For M.A. (Psychology)


After successfully completing the course students have following opportunities:

Education Career Job Career
  • M.Phil
  • Ph.D.
  • Diploma and Certificate Course
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor
  • School Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Lecturer
  • Human Resource Manager