Psychology Courses in India


Psychology is a study of human mentality and behavior. The discipline involves techniques and approaches to understand and assess the human disturbed behavior as well as the remedial procedures. The subject can be implied in various other subjects like medicine, anthropology and history to attain better understanding of the areas. Many professions also need the assistance of psychology like sports persons to boost their mental power.

Psychologist is a person who study psychology and take it as a profession. Many schools and organizations have realized the importance of psychologist and give a position in their organization. Thus the importance of this discipline has been increased and several courses are been designed to meet the requirements.

Courses offered and the eligibility criteria:

  • Diploma in Applied Psychology: Certificate in Psychology or equivalent
  • Diploma in Child Psychology: Certificate in Psychology or equivalent
  • Advanced Diploma in Child Psychology: Diploma in Psychology or equivalent
  • Advanced Diploma in counseling psychology: Diploma in Psychology or equivalent
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Application of Psychology: Graduation
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counseling Psychology: Graduation
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Family and Child Psychology: Graduation
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Counseling: Graduation
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology: Graduation
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Psychology: Graduation
  • B.A. (Psychology): Passing in 10+2
  • B. A. (Hons.) (Psychology): Passing in 10+2
  • B.A. (HOns.) (Applied Psychology): Passing in 10+2
  • B.A. (Journalism, Psychology and English): Passing in 10+2
  • M.A. (Applied Psychology): Graduation in any of the discipline. Few colleges require graduation in Psychology for the admission
  • M.A. (Psycology): Graduation in any of the discipline. Few colleges require graduation in Psychology for the admission
  • M.A. (Counseling Psychology): Graduation in any of the discipline. Few colleges require graduation in Psychology for the admission
  • M.Phil. (Psychology): Master’s degree in Psychology is the eligibility. The admission is based on the score in entrance test.
  • M.Phil. (Applied Psychology): Master’s degree in Psychology is the eligibility. The admission is based on the score in entrance test.
  • M.Phil. (Counseling Psychology): Master’s degree in Psychology is the eligibility. The admission is based on the score in entrance test.
  • Ph.D. (Psychology): Master’s degree in Psychology is the eligibility. The admission is based on the score in entrance test.
  • Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology): Master’s degree in Psychology is the eligibility. The admission is based on the score in entrance test.

Few of the courses are offered in distance mode.

Career prospect and pay:

Several welfare organizations, hospitals, industries, schools, colleges, rehabilitation centers, jails, guidance centers offer the position of psychologist. Apart from them few divisions of Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Education, Defence services also offer opportunities. The pay ranges from Rs. 10,000/- onwards per month.

Teaching in the respective colleges is another option. Post graduation as well as passing in the National Eligibility Test (NET) is the requirement for attaining lectureship in the specialization. Passing in NET with good score also provides the chance to gain the Fellowship. Ph.D. holders are recruited as Associate Professors, Professors, Readers and Registrars. The government lecturers are paid around 25,000 and above including allowances.

One can also be self employed by initiating self clinic. The pay can be minimum Rs.5000/- per month. The experienced psychologists gain in six digits per month.

The discipline offer very prospective career path that it assures guaranteed employment.

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