School of Education
BA (H) Psychology

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Psychology

This programme has been designed to cater to the demands of society for professional psychologists and aims at developing an understanding of the growing discipline of psychology. The programme enables students to think critically and creatively and to investigate the interdependence and interaction of human beings with their environment. 

The focus of the programme is also on developing skills and competencies needed for meeting the challenges and needs of the real world in an effective way. One of the important objectives of this curriculum is to develop research skills as well as statistical and methodological skills among students besides developing a strong theoretical foundation.

Career & Scope

There are different career opportunities that you can pursue after graduating with a BA (Hons) Psychology degree. The scope for mental health professionals is on a rise in India and with the pandemic, companies, as well as people, have started caring more for their mental well being. 

Some top job profiles are Psychotherapist, Teacher/Professor, Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker, Art Therapist, Practitioner, Jr. Forensic Psychologist, Educational Counsellor, Vocational Counsellor, Jr. Sports Psychologist, Market Researcher, Career and Organizational Consultant, Content Designing Consultants (Primary Education) etc.

There are different recruitment areas where you can see yourself working after graduation. From rehabilitation centres, psychological research centres, advertising industry, welfare organisations, research establishments, forensics, universities/schools or child/youth guidance centres. Moreover, with the pandemic, there has been a rise in online therapy or mental health counselling amongst many individuals. 

The programme enables students to identify real-life issues, analyze them in the social context and suggest ways and means to solve them. Practicum is incorporated as an important component in the curriculum with hands-on training in the use of various research methods such as observation, psychological testing, survey, interview and case study etc. For an effective transaction of the curriculum resources like ICT, mass media and web-based sources (documentaries, videos, films etc.) are used frequently.  

  • Students are able to understand the relationship between the human mind, body and behaviour with the environment.
  • Students are able to formulate questions in Psychology, frame hypotheses, analyze data and interpret results
  • They can appreciate the significance of ethical issues in the practice of psychology
  • They can identify the relationship between psychology and other fields and its application across various disciplines
  • They are able to develop awareness and understanding of how personal factors influence academic growth
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility: 10+2 of CBSE/state board or equivalent with minimum 60% marks
  • Fee: ₹ 1,20,000 Per Annum
  • Hostel: Optional

Curriculum

Semester – I
  1. Introduction to Psychology
  2. Developmental Aspects of Psychology
  3. Psychological Foundations of Education – Cognitive Approach
  4. Environmental Studies
  5. Communicative English I (Or Communicative Hindi I)
  6. Educational Psychology
  7. Psychology of Adjustment
  8. Psychology and Mental Health
  9. Psychological Perspective of Youth, Gender and Identity
Semester II
  1. Statistical Methods for Research – I
  2. Understanding Human Development
  3. Understanding Human Learning and Cognition
  4. Understanding ICT and Its Application
  5. Communicative English -II (Or Communicative Hindi II)
  6. Educational Guidance & Counseling Reflective Learning
  7. Psychology for health and well- being
  8. Inter Group Relations
Semester III
  1. Social Psychology
  2. Biopsychology
  3. Psychology of Individual Differences
  4. Communicative English- III (Or Communicative Hindi III)
  5. Organizational Behavior
  6. Counseling Psychology
  7. Cognitive Psychology
  8. Psychology Over The Life Span
Semester IV
  1. Development of Psychological Thought
  2. Understanding Psychological Disorders
  3. Applied Social Psychology
  4. Communicative English- IV (Or Communicative Hindi IV)
  5. Counseling Therapies
  6. Forensic Psychology
  7. Introduction to Indian Psychological Thought
  8. Learning How To Learn
Semester V
  1. Understanding and Dealing with Psychological Disorders
  2. Research Methodology
  3. Stress Management
  4. Emotional Intelligence
  5. Psychology of Relationships
  6. Research Proposal/Synopsis
Semester VI
  1. Developmental Psychology
  2. Statistical Methods For Research – II
  3. Positive Psychology
  4. Health Psychology
  5. Psychology and Media
  6. Internship
  7. Dissertation