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M.Sc Human Development

Students undertaking the M.Sc. program in Human Development at Mount Carmel College are trained to explore the field and acquire an in-depth understanding of Human Development. By putting in a conscious effort to impart knowledge about the field by reputed professors and lecturers, this program is designed to foster a culture wherein students’ talent is amplified with empirical training and technical training, simultaneously amplified by thorough guidance. The program focuses on moulding students to develop into self-sufficient individuals who have integrated happy lives and ensure that families do too. 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 Human Development, Gerontology, Infant Development and Stimulation, etc. The Curricular and Extracurricular activities are designed in a way to ensure that the students receive a holistic understanding through the curriculum.

Head of Department

Dr. Sujata Gupta Kedar (Ph.D., MSc)


  • To intra personally and inter personally grow and develop holistically
  • To adjust to the changing roles and responsibilities in society
  • To be tolerant, have integrated, happy and healthy families, societies and nation
  • To provide students with an excellent program where they can observe, learn and practice Human Development


  • To provide an empowering education to students to affect and transform human lives and to contribute proactively, creatively, progressively and humanely to improve life and standards of living.

Eligibility Criteria

Students who aspire to be a part of the program must have a Bachelors’ Degree from any stream from a recognized university provided they have not secured not less than 50%.

Course Future Prospects

Postgraduates of Human Development can work in special schools, rehabilitation centres, schools, research centres, early childhood centres, trainers, consultants and can be engaged in entrepreneurial ventures.

Syllabus (CBCS)

Course Code

Semester I

Name of Course
CC-01Human Growth and Development
CC-02Theoretical perspectives in HD
CC-03Infant Development and Stimulation
CC-04Curriculum Planning and Participation for Early Childhood Education


Semester II

CC-05 Parenting
CC-06Children with Special Needs and Inclusive Education
AC-03Research Methodology
 Semester IIICommunity Development Program
EC-01Mental Health
EC-02Curriculum Planning and Supervision for Early Childhood Education
EC-03Crime and Violence /Family and Community Dynamics
EC-04Women Studies/ Play and Creativity across Lifespan
AC-05Human Resource Management
OEOpen Elective – Human Sexuality
 Semester IVInternship Report
EC-05Media in Human Development
EC-06Guidance and Counseling/ Culture and Psychology
EC-07Human rights / Management of Programs for Children and Families
IQVIA, Molecular Connections, Accenture Lifesciences, Nielsen India Pvt. Ltd, ISER, Piraximel, Austin Medical Services, GlaxoSmithKline, Karnataka Antibiotics and Pharmaceuticals Limited.
  • Understand concepts that will help students to acquire a thorough understanding of human development across the life span
  • Comprehend the interplay between family, the workplace, schools, the community, and the larger culture that affects the individual
  • Learn skills for helping individuals, families, or groups through workshops, seminars, guest lectures, and panel discussions
  • Apply the knowledge learned in the program to conduct awareness programs for the community on various issues and challenges of the society
  • Design and implement activities/materials to stimulate an individual’s development across age groups
  • Prepare the students to cater to the needs of special children through an individualized educational program
  • Understand, analyze, criticize and administer different psychological tests across the life span
  • Comprehend the significance of mental health and well-being throughout the life span
  • Make strategies to improve the well-being among communities belonging to different strata, age groups, etc
  • Identify and create awareness among students about the various types of crimes and violence across different sections of society
  • Inculcate the skills and qualities of a counselor by learning the process of counseling and techniques involved
  • Understand the role of media in improving concerns related to human development
  • Understand the basics of human resource development

Human Development Brochure 2021

2017 – 2018

  • Gerontology Workshop called “Rekindling Joy among Elderly”, focusing on creating joy among the elderly and talking about the importance of teamwork in enhancing physical, social and cognitive development in the elderly on 2nd February, 2018. The event was held at Tara Old Age Home, Rajarajeshwari Nagar.
  • Workshop on “Sensitisation Program for Marginalised Communities”, to orient students about marginalised communities and to educate students on the problems faced by marginalised communities, on 2nd Feb 2018, at Goodwill’s Girls’ High School, Promenade Road, Fraser Town, Bangalore. and the same workshop was again organised on 1st February, 2018, Hindu Balika Pathshalaya, Shivaji Nagar.
  • Awareness workshop on “Personal hygiene and self defence”, to orient students on personal care and the importance of hygiene during menstruation, on 18th January, 2018, held at Featherlite Pottery Town Government School.
  • Workshop on “Relationship building and achieving career goals”. The workshop was conducted for Adolescents to help them in resolving conflicts in relationships with peers, teachers and family. The workshop also focused on showcasing the importance of education for a bright future and career opportunities, on 19th December, 2017 at Stella Maris Convent School, Gayathri Devi Park Extension.
  • Panel Discussion on the topic “Urban women, empowered but how safe?”. The topics discussed were:
    • To create awareness about the current situation in India with regard to women living in urban cities
    • To sensitise the society about the importance of women safety in India, on 16th September, 2017 at Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru
  • Interaction with a social entrepreneur, Ms. Mandira Kumar, with the following objectives:
    • To observe different types of teaching learning materials
    • To learn the importance of traditional toys in the teaching process, held on 30th August, 2017 at Sutradhar, Indira Nagar, Bangalore
  • “Stage show”. To create awareness on women issues and empowerment, on 27th August, 2017, Youth Program – St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary.
  • “Braille Workshop”. Orientation to Braille – reading and writing, on 22nd August, 2017, Department of Human Development.
  • “Finger Chats – A Workshop for Learning Sign Language”. Orientation to Sign language, on 10th August, 2017, Department of Human Development.
  •  Workshop for “Mental Health Development”, was conducted on 13th July, 2017, Kripa Revival Centre, Bangalore with the following objectives:
    • To promote positive thinking and positive living in the inmates
    • To teach the inmates efficient yet simple techniques for stress management 3. To promote healthy and happy living amongst the inmates

2016 – 2017

  • Workshop on Self Concept Development; for recovering alcoholics on 12th August, 2016
  • Workshop on Friendship and Classroom Adjustments’ for school children on 22nd July, 2016
  • “Be cautious! Life is precious”. A self-defense workshop for students of the department on 22nd February, 2017
  • A workshop on Adolescent Growth and Development at Mitralaya Girls School on 1st March, 2017

2013- 2014

  • UGC Sponsored National Level Workshop on Current trends in Research Methodology & Statistical Analysis in Home Science on 18th, 19th, & 20th December, 2013 in collaboration with Smt VHD Central Institute of Home Science College, Bangalore University

Placement Policy & Guidelines for Students

The Placement Policy is applicable to all students registered with the Placement Cell of Mount Carmel College, Autonomous, and is to be followed during their entire tenure at the college.

  1. The Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator are the facilitators and counsellors for placement related activities and will be responsible for all concerned activities & functioning of the Placement Cell.
  2. The Student Placement Committee will be assisting the Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator in all activities related to placements.
  3. Neither the College nor the Placement Cell guarantees a job. The Placement Cell will facilitate and coordinate the placement activities on campus including bringing in companies, coordinating the recruitment drives, organizing recruitment training and other related activities leading to the successful placements of the deserving students.
  4. Applying for a company, getting recruited, joining a company is entirely the responsibility/decision of the student concerned.
  5. Opting to register for placements is completely the choice of the students. As some would want to pursue higher studies or other opportunities, such students can refrain from registering with the Placement Cell.
  6. Students are required to check the ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for registering with the Placement Cell before registering.
  7. All final year students with an aggregate score of 60% and above and with NO ACTIVE BACKLOGS are eligible to register for placements.
  8. All registered students are required to MANDATORILY attend the recruitment training conducted by the Placement Cell and meet the necessary threshold of 75% attendance and 80% completion of the practice tests & assessments to qualify for applying to the cos. Failing to qualify may result in re-training of the student at an additional cost which is to be borne at actuals by the concerned student.
  9. The Placement Cell will notify all the registered students about the upcoming recruitment drives through mails and Whatsapp group notifications and not individually. The students are to be alert and keep a track of the notifications and apply as per their interest and eligibility.
  10. Once a student registers/enrolls for a particular company, she is expected to complete the entire recruitment process as relevant and required. Failing to do so, will result in the student being debarred from sitting for further recruitment drives. Exceptions will be made at the sole discretion of the Placement Cell only in genuine cases. Such cases/reasons to be formally communicated to the Placement Office over mail at least one day prior to the drive.
  11. The student has a choice not to participate in the recruitment process of a company after attending the Pre-Placement Talk. If she decides to continue, then she will be bound by the College Placement Policy to attend the rest of the recruitment process of the company as stated above.
  12. Students will not be allowed to participate in the selection process of a company for which she has missed the PPT.
  13. While the Placement Cell will do its due diligence and bring in the right companies, it is the responsibility of every student to check the company profile, eligibility, Job Profile and the Job Role before applying. The same will also be mailed and/or updated on the Notice Boards or social media groups.
    a. Ex 1- If a company requires the applicant to have an average of 70%, be well assured that you meet the criteria before applying to that company.
    b. Ex 2- If the company requires you to have NO standing arrears/backlogs at the time of attending the placement process, kindly DO NOT APPLY to the company if you do not meet this criterion.
  14. If, after being selected by a company, for some reason the student is not satisfied either with the pay, the timings, work allotted, etc during onboarding, she will need to take it up with the concerned within the company. The Placement Cell will not be able to intervene in internal matters. However, it is important that the students reach out to us in case there are major deviations from the terms mentioned by the company at the time of recruitment.
  15. A student can apply to as many companies as she wants and appear for interviews until the first job is secured. A student will be considered to have secured a job if her name appears in the final select list of a company.
  16. The Placement Office of MCC follows a strict “ONE OFFER PER STUDENT” Policy. However, if a student has been offered a job with a CTC less than or equal to INR 2 lakhs PA, she can opt to apply for ONE more company, subject to prior formal approval by the Placement Office.
  17. Once a student’s name appears in the final selects of a company, it is obligatory for the student to accept the offer. Rejecting offers is strictly not allowed. Defaulters will be required to submit a letter to the Principal along with a penalty fee which could be equivalent to one month’s salary being offered by the said company.
  18. Recruitment Process: All companies generally follow the following procedure (however they could be exceptions) –
    a. Presentation about the company & Job Profile (Pre-Placement Talk)
    b. Written Exam (Aptitude / Technical Test)
    c. Group Discussion and/or Task (Assignments)
    d. Interview (Technical/HR/Others)
    e. Verification of Documents
    f. Offer Letter
  19. Students are to strictly ensure the following for all recruitment drives:
    a. Must report on time as mentioned in the schedules
    b. Wear Business Formals for every recruitment process. Students wearing casuals during recruitment process will be sent back
    c. Always carry one folder containing resumes (2-3 copies), passport size photos, copies of mark sheets, certificates & stationery
    d. Compulsorily carry College & Govt. ID Cards
  20. Most companies require applicants to have Govt. ID – Aadhar & PAN. Hence it is advised for all students to apply for these before registering for placements.
    Students are not allowed to contact the Company / HR team directly for any reason through the recruitment process. In case of any issues or concerns, they are advised to contact their Placement Office and discuss their problems.
  21. Strict action will be taken against students found to be engaged in maligning the College or the Placement Office with the companies. Any grievances you may have, are to be brought to the notice of the of the Placement Officer for resolution.
  22. If a student makes any false claims in the Resume/Student Registration Form, her registration will be cancelled immediately and job offer if any, will be revoked.
  23. All companies conduct a thorough background check/verification. If the company finds that you have manipulated your marks / documents in any manner/or mis-represented any information, your job offer will be terminated, and your name will be blacklisted.
  24. Strict discipline needs to be followed by every student during the recruitment process. Any sort of indecent behavior/misbehavior which affects the decorum of the Placement Cell or the reputation of the College or the Company, will attract severe penalty and disqualification.
  25. Unless explicitly permitted by the companies, use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited during the recruitment process.
  26. Malpractice in all forms or marking proxies during the selection process and beyond, is strictly prohibited and those caught indulging in such activities would be debarred from the placement process. Also, note that no concessions in any form shall be made in such cases.
  27. It may happen that the campus recruitment process can stretch till late evenings. Students are required and prepared to be available accordingly. In case of off-line drives, students are to inform their parents and should arrange their own transportation.
  28. In case of virtual (online) recruitment drives, it is the responsibility of the students to ensure they have the necessary equipment (laptop/PC with functional webcam and mic) and sufficient internet bandwidth for seamless conduction of the process.
  29. Students are required to provide correct email IDs and contact numbers at the time of registration. These will be used for all communication from the Placement Cell and the recruiting companies. The onus is on the students to ensure the contact details provided are correct and up to date.
  30. Students are advised to check their mails regularly as all communication related to placements will be sent through mails.
  31. It is mandatory that once you receive an Intent Letter/Offer Letter from the Company, a copy must be submitted to the Placement Office. Failing which, the end semester examination Hall Ticket/results will be withheld.
  32. All students registered for placements will be bounded by the Attendance Policy of the College. Any exception to the above is permitted only through formal approval of the Placement Office and the respective Department Heads.


For all matters not covered in the above policy, the Placement Office will use its discretion to take appropriate decisions as and when required.

The above guidelines are to ensure a smooth process in the best interest of our students and the participating companies.