M.Sc. Psychology

M.Sc. Psychology

Entry Year

2020

Qualification

M.Sc. Psychology

Duration

2 years

Overview

About the Program

The Masters of Science in Psychology is a two-year rigorous programme that offers a curriculum equipped to instil students with the prowess and acumen of Psychology. This programme has been designed to ensure that every student is able to nurture their academic interest in psychology, along with their personal growth and awareness.  On acquiring knowledge of the qualitative and quantitative techniques as well as gaining an in-depth understanding of the field, Graduates of this degree will be able to demonstrate their skills in Counselling, Research and Organizational Behaviour, etc. The Curricular and Extracurricular activities are designed in a way to ensure that the students receive a holistic understanding through the curriculum.

Program Objectives

  • To facilitate an in-depth understanding of the key concepts, methodologies and applications of the field.
  • To emphasize the strengthening of foundations towards a research-based approach to Psychology.
  • To catalyze a climate of social responsibility by incorporating endeavours aimed at the development of the community.
  • To ensure a multi-dimensional approach to academic learning and assessment through presentations, projects, seminars, internships and case conferences.
  • To enhance and maximize the employability and research caliber of the students.
Head of Department

Dr. Hamsa N
Associate Professor, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., SLET

Vision

  • To facilitate a comprehensive understanding of human behavior, keeping abreast with the changing dynamics in the field of psychology.
  • To lay foundations that foster a research-based approach.
  • To sensitize students to psycho-social issues in order to catalyze a climate of social responsibility

Program Specifications

Eligibility

Students should have a Bachelor’s degree with Psychology as a subject.

Credit Course offered by the Department:

  • Group Therapy
  • Counseling Skills
  • Psycho-social well-being using multi arts and plays

Entrance Exam Details

M.Sc PSYCHOLOGY ADMISSION 2020-21

Entrance test for M.Sc Psychology stands cancelled.

Admission for M.Sc Psychology will be done through online interviews between 27th April and 8th May where their subject knowledge will be assessed.

Only the candidates who are eligible will be intimated about their interview schedule.

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Syllabus

Program Matrix

Paper Code Paper Title Credits
Semester I
MPSY1PTCC-01 Personality Theories 5
MPSY1RMPCC-02 Research Methods in Psychology 5
MPSY1BPICC-03 Biopsychology-I 5
MPSY1BCPCC-04 Basic Cognitive Processes 5
MPSY1BCSAC-01 Basic Counselling Skills 1
MPSY1SEPAC-02 Sports & Exercise Psychology 1
Semester II
MPSY2ASPCC-05 Applied Social Psychology 5
MPSY2SMPCC-06 Statistical Methods in Psychology 5
MPSY2BPIICC-07 Biopsychology-II 5
MPSY2HCPCC-08 Higher Cognitive Processes 5
MPSY2HMAC-03 Health Management 1
MPSY2SPAC-04 School Psychology 1
MPSY2CDP Community Development Project 1
Semester III
MPSY3CPEC-01 Community Psychology 5
MPSY3PPEC-02 Positive Psychology 5
Elective (any one)

MPSY3CPIAGPEC-03

MPSY3IPIOBIEC-03

Clinical Psychology I (Adult & Geriatric Psychopathology)

Industrial Psychology I (Organizational Behaviour I)

5
Elective (any one)

MPSY3CPIATEC-04

MPSY3IPIHRMIEC-04

Clinical Psychology II (Assessment and Therapy)

Industrial Psychology II (Human Resource Management I)

5
MPSY3FPAC-05 Forensic Psychology 1
MSC3EDPSC-02 Entrepreneurship Development 1
MPSY3EPHIMC-01 Interdisciplinary Course – Enhancing Psychological Health 1
MPSY3IR-01 Internship 1
Semester IV
MPSY4CALSEC-05 Counselling Across Life Span 5
Elective (any one)

MPSY4CPIIIDDEC-06

MPSY4IPIIIOBIIEC-06

Clinical Psychology III (Developmental Disorders)

Industrial Psychology III (Organizational Behaviour II)

5
Elective (any one)

MPSY4CPIVAIEC-07

MPSY4IPIVHRMIIEC-07

Clinical Psychology IV (Assessment and Intervention)

Industrial Psychology IV (Human Resource Management II)

4
MPSY4PR-01 Dissertation 6

Course Matrix for I Semester M.Sc. Psychology

Paper Title L: T: P Marks Credits
CIA ESE Total
Theory Practical Theory Practical
Personality Theories 4:0:2 30 15 70 35 150 5
Research Methods in Psychology 4:2:0 30 15 70 35 150 5
Biopsychology-I 4:0:2 30 15 70 35 150 5
Basic Cognitive Processes 3:0:4 30 15 70 35 150 5
Basic Counselling Skills  2:0:0 15 35 50 1
Sports & Exercise Psychology 2:0:0 15 35 50 1
Soft Skills – Business

Communication

2:0:0 15 35 50 1
Internship / CDP Evaluated in II Semester
Total 31 225 525 750 23

L – Lecture,T – Tutorial,P – Practical, CIA – Continuous Internal Assessment, ESE – End Semester Examination

Course Matrix for II Semester M.Sc. Psychology

Paper Title L: T: P Marks Credits
CIA ESE Total
Theory Practical Theory Practical
Applied Social Psychology 4:0:2 30 15 70 35 150 5
Statistical Methods in Psychology 4:2:0 30 15 70 35 150 5
Biopsychology-II 4:0:2 30 15 70 35 150 5
Higher Cognitive Processes 3:0:4 30 15 70 35 150 5
Health Management  2:0:0 15 35 50 1
School Psychology 2:0:0 15 35 50 1
Soft Skills – Data Analytics 2:0:0 15 35 50 1
Community Development Project 50 50 2
Total 31 225 525 800 25

L – Lecture,T – Tutorial,P – Practical, CIA – Continuous Internal Assessment, ESE – End Semester Examination

Course Matrix for III Semester M.Sc. Psychology (Specialization)

Paper Title L: T: P Marks Credits
CIA ESE Total
Theory Practical Theory Practical
Community Psychology 4:0:2 30 15 70 35 150 5
Positive Psychology 4:2:0 30 15 70 35 150 5
Elective I – Clinical/Industrial I* 4:0:2 30 15 70 35 150 5
Elective II – Clinical/Industrial II* 3:0:4 30 15 70 35 150 5
Forensic Psychology  2:0:0 15 35 50 1
Interdisciplinary Course

Enhancing Psychological Health (Offered for non-psychology students)

2:0:0 15 35 50 1
Soft Skills – Entrepreneurship 2:0:0 15 35 50 1
Internship 50 50 2
Total 31 225 525 800 25

*Electives of Specialization

Clinical

Paper I – Adult and Geriatric Psychology
Paper II – Assessment and Therapy

Industrial

Paper I – Organizational Behaviour I
Paper II – Human Resource Management I

Course Matrix for IV Semester M.Sc. Psychology (Specialization)

Paper Title L: T: P Marks Credits
CIA ESE Total
Theory Practical Theory Practical
Counselling across Life Span 4:2:0 30 15 70 35 150 5
Elective I – Clinical/Industrial I* 3:0:4 30 15 70 35 150 5
Elective II – Clinical/Industrial II* 4:0:0 30 15 70 35 150 4
Dissertation 200 4
Total 17 210 490 650 18

*Electives of Specialization

Clinical

Paper I – Developmental Disorders
Paper II – Assessment and Intervention

Industrial

Paper I – Organizational Behaviour II
Paper II – Human Resource Management II

Careers and Highlights

Infrastructure

  • 7 UG Fully equipped Labs
  • 4 PG Fully equipped Labs

Activities of the Department

  • Department organizes guest lectures, seminars and workshops for the students, these events are pertinent to the subject matter.
  • Education tours – experiential learning and team building.
  • Visit to research labs and the ‘Brain Museum’.
  • Students are encouraged to attend seminars, workshops and webinars, and intercollegiate competitions.
  • Students are also encouraged to make presentations in class on subject related topics.
  • Assessment cell – Personality, IQ, EQ, Aptitude, Interest and well-being are looked into.
  • Counseling and consultation – for students, staff, support staff, parents and organizations.
  • Awareness drive/programs on social issues
  • Short films and videos on related subjects
  • Role plays and skits to explain concepts in psychology
  • Internships in Industry, Special schools and Hospice and/or half-way homes.
  • Quizzes conducted by students.
  • Annual Newsletter on Psychology is printed and circulated.
  • PG students also participate in a group discussion of current events (related to psychology) once a week for one hour.
  • PG students are a part of the Journal Club wherein they participate in interactive sessions and look into enriching journal articles to stay up-to-date with the field.

Industry Linkage

  • UG Students’ participation in Positive Psychology Unit of NIMHANS
  • UG Students’ involvement in Child Guidance Centers and Special Schools
  • PG students’ compulsorily internship of 4-6 weeks in Recruitment and Consultancy Firms, Counselling Centers, Special schools and Neuro-centers

Department Fest

  • Annual intra-department fest is organized, wherein the department newsletter is released, papers are presented and various inter class competitions are held.

Teaching techniques adopted to cater to the diverse student needs

  • Remedial classes are arranged after college hours. Previous years’ question papers are given to the students, and they are encouraged to answer them. Individual counseling and confidence boosting sessions are given to the students who are underachieving.
  • Gifted students are encouraged to participate in inter-collegiate competitions, present papers in seminars, and participate in department research activities. Academically bright students are encouraged to help the underachievers in academics.

Highlights extension activities

  • Faculty and students are associated with the activities of Positive Psychology Unit of NIMHANS.
  • Personality and IQ assessment are carried out in schools that approach us.
  • Life skills training is given to students in schools that approach us.
  • Headstreams – Students intern in Headstreams, an NGO which works with children from the lower economic status for either 6-month programs or their summer internship.
  • MCC Outreach Program: Students stay back after college every day from 3 – 4 p.m. to play/ educate the children of construction workers.
  • PG students are part of the counselling and assessment cell which caters to counselling and the assessment of college students as well as school children in the neighborhood.
  • PG students also participate in group discussions on current events (related to psychology) once a week for one hour.
  • PG students are also, part of the Journal Club wherein they read journal articles followed by a discussion.
  • Students (PG and UG) are guided to present research papers in seminars and conferences.
  • They are encouraged to conduct workshops on personality development and softs skills training for school children.

Brochure

Msc Psychology Prospectus 2020-2021
Overview

Overview

About the Program

The Masters of Science in Psychology is a two-year rigorous programme that offers a curriculum equipped to instil students with the prowess and acumen of Psychology. This programme has been designed to ensure that every student is able to nurture their academic interest in psychology, along with their personal growth and awareness.  On acquiring knowledge of the qualitative and quantitative techniques as well as gaining an in-depth understanding of the field, Graduates of this degree will be able to demonstrate their skills in Counselling, Research and Organizational Behaviour, etc. The Curricular and Extracurricular activities are designed in a way to ensure that the students receive a holistic understanding through the curriculum.

Program Objectives

  • To facilitate an in-depth understanding of the key concepts, methodologies and applications of the field.
  • To emphasize the strengthening of foundations towards a research-based approach to Psychology.
  • To catalyze a climate of social responsibility by incorporating endeavours aimed at the development of the community.
  • To ensure a multi-dimensional approach to academic learning and assessment through presentations, projects, seminars, internships and case conferences.
  • To enhance and maximize the employability and research caliber of the students.
Head of Department

Dr. Hamsa N
Associate Professor, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., SLET

Vision

  • To facilitate a comprehensive understanding of human behavior, keeping abreast with the changing dynamics in the field of psychology.
  • To lay foundations that foster a research-based approach.
  • To sensitize students to psycho-social issues in order to catalyze a climate of social responsibility
Program Specifications

Program Specifications

Eligibility

Students should have a Bachelor’s degree with Psychology as a subject.

Credit Course offered by the Department:

  • Group Therapy
  • Counseling Skills
  • Psycho-social well-being using multi arts and plays
Entrance Exam Details

Entrance Exam Details

M.Sc PSYCHOLOGY ADMISSION 2020-21

Entrance test for M.Sc Psychology stands cancelled.

Admission for M.Sc Psychology will be done through online interviews between 27th April and 8th May where their subject knowledge will be assessed.

Only the candidates who are eligible will be intimated about their interview schedule.

COVID 19 - Hack the Crisis

COVID 19 - Hack the Crisis

Safegaurding mental health and coping during covid-19 crisis
Syllabus

Syllabus

Program Matrix

Paper Code Paper Title Credits
Semester I
MPSY1PTCC-01 Personality Theories 5
MPSY1RMPCC-02 Research Methods in Psychology 5
MPSY1BPICC-03 Biopsychology-I 5
MPSY1BCPCC-04 Basic Cognitive Processes 5
MPSY1BCSAC-01 Basic Counselling Skills 1
MPSY1SEPAC-02 Sports & Exercise Psychology 1
Semester II
MPSY2ASPCC-05 Applied Social Psychology 5
MPSY2SMPCC-06 Statistical Methods in Psychology 5
MPSY2BPIICC-07 Biopsychology-II 5
MPSY2HCPCC-08 Higher Cognitive Processes 5
MPSY2HMAC-03 Health Management 1
MPSY2SPAC-04 School Psychology 1
MPSY2CDP Community Development Project 1
Semester III
MPSY3CPEC-01 Community Psychology 5
MPSY3PPEC-02 Positive Psychology 5
Elective (any one)

MPSY3CPIAGPEC-03

MPSY3IPIOBIEC-03

Clinical Psychology I (Adult & Geriatric Psychopathology)

Industrial Psychology I (Organizational Behaviour I)

5
Elective (any one)

MPSY3CPIATEC-04

MPSY3IPIHRMIEC-04

Clinical Psychology II (Assessment and Therapy)

Industrial Psychology II (Human Resource Management I)

5
MPSY3FPAC-05 Forensic Psychology 1
MSC3EDPSC-02 Entrepreneurship Development 1
MPSY3EPHIMC-01 Interdisciplinary Course – Enhancing Psychological Health 1
MPSY3IR-01 Internship 1
Semester IV
MPSY4CALSEC-05 Counselling Across Life Span 5
Elective (any one)

MPSY4CPIIIDDEC-06

MPSY4IPIIIOBIIEC-06

Clinical Psychology III (Developmental Disorders)

Industrial Psychology III (Organizational Behaviour II)

5
Elective (any one)

MPSY4CPIVAIEC-07

MPSY4IPIVHRMIIEC-07

Clinical Psychology IV (Assessment and Intervention)

Industrial Psychology IV (Human Resource Management II)

4
MPSY4PR-01 Dissertation 6

Course Matrix for I Semester M.Sc. Psychology

Paper Title L: T: P Marks Credits
CIA ESE Total
Theory Practical Theory Practical
Personality Theories 4:0:2 30 15 70 35 150 5
Research Methods in Psychology 4:2:0 30 15 70 35 150 5
Biopsychology-I 4:0:2 30 15 70 35 150 5
Basic Cognitive Processes 3:0:4 30 15 70 35 150 5
Basic Counselling Skills  2:0:0 15 35 50 1
Sports & Exercise Psychology 2:0:0 15 35 50 1
Soft Skills – Business

Communication

2:0:0 15 35 50 1
Internship / CDP Evaluated in II Semester
Total 31 225 525 750 23

L – Lecture,T – Tutorial,P – Practical, CIA – Continuous Internal Assessment, ESE – End Semester Examination

Course Matrix for II Semester M.Sc. Psychology

Paper Title L: T: P Marks Credits
CIA ESE Total
Theory Practical Theory Practical
Applied Social Psychology 4:0:2 30 15 70 35 150 5
Statistical Methods in Psychology 4:2:0 30 15 70 35 150 5
Biopsychology-II 4:0:2 30 15 70 35 150 5
Higher Cognitive Processes 3:0:4 30 15 70 35 150 5
Health Management  2:0:0 15 35 50 1
School Psychology 2:0:0 15 35 50 1
Soft Skills – Data Analytics 2:0:0 15 35 50 1
Community Development Project 50 50 2
Total 31 225 525 800 25

L – Lecture,T – Tutorial,P – Practical, CIA – Continuous Internal Assessment, ESE – End Semester Examination

Course Matrix for III Semester M.Sc. Psychology (Specialization)

Paper Title L: T: P Marks Credits
CIA ESE Total
Theory Practical Theory Practical
Community Psychology 4:0:2 30 15 70 35 150 5
Positive Psychology 4:2:0 30 15 70 35 150 5
Elective I – Clinical/Industrial I* 4:0:2 30 15 70 35 150 5
Elective II – Clinical/Industrial II* 3:0:4 30 15 70 35 150 5
Forensic Psychology  2:0:0 15 35 50 1
Interdisciplinary Course

Enhancing Psychological Health (Offered for non-psychology students)

2:0:0 15 35 50 1
Soft Skills – Entrepreneurship 2:0:0 15 35 50 1
Internship 50 50 2
Total 31 225 525 800 25

*Electives of Specialization

Clinical

Paper I – Adult and Geriatric Psychology
Paper II – Assessment and Therapy

Industrial

Paper I – Organizational Behaviour I
Paper II – Human Resource Management I

Course Matrix for IV Semester M.Sc. Psychology (Specialization)

Paper Title L: T: P Marks Credits
CIA ESE Total
Theory Practical Theory Practical
Counselling across Life Span 4:2:0 30 15 70 35 150 5
Elective I – Clinical/Industrial I* 3:0:4 30 15 70 35 150 5
Elective II – Clinical/Industrial II* 4:0:0 30 15 70 35 150 4
Dissertation 200 4
Total 17 210 490 650 18

*Electives of Specialization

Clinical

Paper I – Developmental Disorders
Paper II – Assessment and Intervention

Industrial

Paper I – Organizational Behaviour II
Paper II – Human Resource Management II

Careers and Highlights

Careers and Highlights

Infrastructure

  • 7 UG Fully equipped Labs
  • 4 PG Fully equipped Labs

Activities of the Department

  • Department organizes guest lectures, seminars and workshops for the students, these events are pertinent to the subject matter.
  • Education tours – experiential learning and team building.
  • Visit to research labs and the ‘Brain Museum’.
  • Students are encouraged to attend seminars, workshops and webinars, and intercollegiate competitions.
  • Students are also encouraged to make presentations in class on subject related topics.
  • Assessment cell – Personality, IQ, EQ, Aptitude, Interest and well-being are looked into.
  • Counseling and consultation – for students, staff, support staff, parents and organizations.
  • Awareness drive/programs on social issues
  • Short films and videos on related subjects
  • Role plays and skits to explain concepts in psychology
  • Internships in Industry, Special schools and Hospice and/or half-way homes.
  • Quizzes conducted by students.
  • Annual Newsletter on Psychology is printed and circulated.
  • PG students also participate in a group discussion of current events (related to psychology) once a week for one hour.
  • PG students are a part of the Journal Club wherein they participate in interactive sessions and look into enriching journal articles to stay up-to-date with the field.

Industry Linkage

  • UG Students’ participation in Positive Psychology Unit of NIMHANS
  • UG Students’ involvement in Child Guidance Centers and Special Schools
  • PG students’ compulsorily internship of 4-6 weeks in Recruitment and Consultancy Firms, Counselling Centers, Special schools and Neuro-centers

Department Fest

  • Annual intra-department fest is organized, wherein the department newsletter is released, papers are presented and various inter class competitions are held.

Teaching techniques adopted to cater to the diverse student needs

  • Remedial classes are arranged after college hours. Previous years’ question papers are given to the students, and they are encouraged to answer them. Individual counseling and confidence boosting sessions are given to the students who are underachieving.
  • Gifted students are encouraged to participate in inter-collegiate competitions, present papers in seminars, and participate in department research activities. Academically bright students are encouraged to help the underachievers in academics.

Highlights extension activities

  • Faculty and students are associated with the activities of Positive Psychology Unit of NIMHANS.
  • Personality and IQ assessment are carried out in schools that approach us.
  • Life skills training is given to students in schools that approach us.
  • Headstreams – Students intern in Headstreams, an NGO which works with children from the lower economic status for either 6-month programs or their summer internship.
  • MCC Outreach Program: Students stay back after college every day from 3 – 4 p.m. to play/ educate the children of construction workers.
  • PG students are part of the counselling and assessment cell which caters to counselling and the assessment of college students as well as school children in the neighborhood.
  • PG students also participate in group discussions on current events (related to psychology) once a week for one hour.
  • PG students are also, part of the Journal Club wherein they read journal articles followed by a discussion.
  • Students (PG and UG) are guided to present research papers in seminars and conferences.
  • They are encouraged to conduct workshops on personality development and softs skills training for school children.
Brochure

Brochure

Msc Psychology Prospectus 2020-2021