The 2 Year (4 Semester) Modular Post Graduate Programme in Psychological Counselling leading to a Masters degree (M.A./M.Sc. in Psychological Counselling) is a pioneering programme which aims at training counsellors who are theoretically sound, culturally sensitive and skilled enough to offer psychological assistance and support to individuals and groups that are in need of such help. With an optimum blend of theory, practice and research the course will prepare qualified counsellors in the areas of children, youth and education, marriage and family, and trauma and addiction. Educational institutions, voluntary sector, non-governmental organisations and government departments, particularly those dealing with health, education, vocational training, family, women, children and youth, correctional settings, community development, disaster management, communal harmony and promotion of culture, conflict management and other such areas will benefit from the services of professionally trained counsellors.

The University has structured this Post Graduate programme in a modular manner, with the first semester serving as a foundation course, the next semester catering to specialisations in certain areas and the remaining two semesters devoted to supervised internship, case studies and research work. One may obtain a Certificate after the first semester, a Post Graduate Diploma after the second, an Advanced Post Graduate Diploma after the third and a Masters Degree after the fourth.

Number of Seats

  • 40 seats are available for the programme

Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduation in any stream with 50% in the aggregate.
  • Entrance Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Semester I
Foundations of Professional Counselling
Life Span Development
Theoretical Perspectives for Counselling Psychology
Concepts of Mental Health and Illness
Process and Skills of Individual and Group Counselling 1
Individual and Group Counselling - Practicum
Personal Growth 1
Elective Group I
Introduction to Social Psychology
Educational Technology
Introduction to Journalism
Elective Group II
Personality Development
Environmental Education
Introduction to Indian society, polity and economics
Semester II
Process and Skills of Individual and Group Counselling II
Child and Youth Counselling
Psychological Testing
Research Methodology and Statistics
Child and Youth Counselling - practicum
Field Work
Personal Growth II
Elective Group I
Public Relations
Personality Development
Knowledge Management
Elective Group II
Media Studies: Global Issues
Introduction to Social Psychology
Peace Education and Conflict Management
Semester III
Social and Group Processes
Eastern Approaches of Psychology and Counselling
Marriage and Family Counselling II
Addiction and Trauma Counselling
Rehabilitation Psychology
Case Study and Documentation
Personal Growth
Research Project-Phase I
Summer Internship
Semester IV
Supervised Internship
Research Project - Phase II

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