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.
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.