Psychology

Published On: 27 Jul 2011

 | Last Updated On: 01 Aug 2013

Psychology is a field of study which deals with the thought process, feelings and behavioral pattern of a human mind. It is quite often utilized to understand the mental health problem of a person and find an appropriate solution for the underlying problem. Growing consumerism and professional competitiveness are largely responsible for increasing frustrations among today’s generation. As a result, the demand for psychologists is steadily growing.

List of Courses:

  • Bachelor of Arts Honors in Applied Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts Honors in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Applied Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Philosophy in Applied Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Psychology and English

Basic Eligibility:

UG:

Students seeking admission in graduate degree course in psychology must have passed higher secondary school (10+2). The duration of this course is 3 years.

PG:

Students holding bachelor degree in any stream are eligible for this course. The master degree course duration is 2 years.

Premiere Institutes offering courses in psychology:

  • Mysore University
  • University of Delhi
  • Jamia Millia Islamia,New Delhi
  • Sardar Patel University, Gujarat
  • Gurunanak Dev University, Amritsar
  •  University of Calcutta, Kolkata
  • Jodhpur University
  • Barkhatullah Viswavidyalaya, Bhopal
  • Kuruskhetra University, Haryana

Some of its specialized fields are:

  • Clinical psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Child psychology
  • Occupational psychology
  • Experimental psychology
  • Social psychology

Job Prospects:

Psychology graduates are employed in hospitals and rehabilitation centers as clinical psychologists. Graduates in psychology are also employed in school, colleges and universities as educational psychologists. In non-governmental organizations, developmental agencies and corporate houses psychology graduates are employed as counseling psychologists. The average remuneration package offered to psychologists is Rs 15,000- 20,000 per month. The salary package of a psychologist increases with work experience.

The scope of the psychology field has certainly expanded with time and the demand for psychologists is increasing at a rapid rate. So, the future for psychology graduates definitely seems quite bright both in India and abroad.

Pay Packages:

A psychologist's work is tough but has a fair income. Moverover, the income depends upon the qualification, experience, specialization. A psychologist can work in NGOs, colleges and school and can earn upto Rs 8000 – Rs. 10000 every month. In the field of corporate house and industrial sector the income is even higher. A graduate in psychology can opt for teaching jobs in universities, research institutes and in colleges.

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