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M.Sc Psychology

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.

Vision & Mission

  • 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 Objective

  • 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


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.

Course Matrix for I Semester M.Sc. Psychology

Paper Title L: T: P Marks Credits
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
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
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
  • Paper I – Organizational Behaviour I
  • Paper II – Human Resource Management I

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

Paper Title L: T: P Marks Credits
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
  • Paper I – Organizational Behaviour II
  • Paper II – Human Resource Management II


  • 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.

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.

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