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Psychology is a division of science which deals with human behaviors and their mental processes. Their treatment is based on studying the changes in behavioral pattern and counsels the patients to bring back their life. A professional practitioner within this field is known as a psychologist.To build a career in this field, one must have a true desire to help mankind. To become psychologists he/she does not need a medical degree, but they have to specialize in various aspects of psychology for years together.

A student can start practicing psychology at graduate, post graduate and doctorate level. There are specializations in various fields of psychology such as Clinical Psychology, Child Psychology, Medical Psychology, Developmental psychology, Industrial Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Social Psychology, Research psychology etc.

Few courses offered in psychology: -

 

  • Bachelor of Science in psychology
  • Master of science in psychology
  • M.Phil in Clinical psychology

Basic Eligibility

UG:

 

For admission into bachelor’s degree a student must pass higher secondary education or 10+2 with subjects in science. The duration of the program is of 3 years.


PG:

 

For admission into master's degree a student must have bachelor's degree in relevant subject. The duration of the program is of 2 years.


Specializations

Few Specializations in this field: -

 

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Medical Psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Research psychology

Job Prospects

Those who want to build a career in psychology have a lot of opportunities in this field. They can seek employment in sectors like schools, councilors in universities, colleges, hospitals etc. Nowadays several developmental agencies, youth guidance centers, rehabilitation centers and NGOs are employing counseling psychologists for rehabilitation of mentally retarded people, elderly/ aged people, drug addict and child labors.

Psychologists can look for a job in industry to advise methods of improving working environment and efficiency of the employees. The most efficient ways of marketing is advertisement and endorsement through several means. Therefore, psychologist can moreover opt for a career in consumer psychology that provides proper feedback about consumer’s reactions to products or services.

Some job profiles under psychology includes: -

 

  • Social Welfare department
  • Special education teachers
  • Physicians
  • Sociology
  • Recreation workers
  • Social workers
  • Market research analysts
  • Labor relations managers
  • Human Resource


Pay package: -

The job of a professional psychologist is very tough but remunerative. The salary depends upon the factors such as qualification, experience, job profile and specialization. Those working in educational sector and NGOs can easily earn around Rs.10,000 to Rs.12,000 per month. Those who are working in private sector have good earnings.

Medical Colleges for Psychology and Mental Health

A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre

Mangalore, Karnataka, India

A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (AJIMSRC), Mangalore was established in 2002 under the aegis of Laxmi Memorial Education Trust. The institute has been accredited by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals &...

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Agartala Government Medical College

Agartala, Tripura, India

Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC), Agartala is recognized & approved by Medical Council of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi and affiliated to Tripura University. The main vision of the college is to...

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All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

New Delhi, Delhi, India

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi was established in 1956 as an autonomous institution through an Act of Parliament, to serve as a nucleus for nurturing excellence in all aspect of health care. The Institute was...

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Alluri Sitaramaraju Academy of Medical Sciences

Eluru , Andhra Pradesh, India

Alluri Sitaramaraju Academy of Medical Sciences (ASRAM), Godavari was established in 1999, as a non profit society and is named after the famous patriot Alluri Sitaramaraju. The Medical College was started with b achelor of Medicine,...

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Amala Institute of Medical Sciences

Thrissur, Kerala, India

Amala Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Thrissur established in 1978, is a multi-disciplinary medical network of pedagogical, therapeutic, research and outreach programs. An AIMS is affiliated to Kerala University of Health...

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Amity Institute of Behavioural Health & Allied Science, Noida (AIBHAS)

Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Amity Institute of Behavioural Health & Allied Science(AIBHAS), Noida was established by the Amity University, with the main aim of conducting important professional courses that can ensure employment to passing-out students. All...

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Amity Institute of Psychology & Allied Sciences

Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences (AIPS), Noida is a unique institute offering regular courses in Applied Psychology, Counselling Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. The institute also offers part time programs for...

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Amity School of Physical Education & Sports Sciences

Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Amity School of Physical Education and Sports Sciences (ASPESS), Noida is recognized by National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE). The institute has well qualified, committed and competent teacher educators to shape the personalities...

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Amity University, Jaipur

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Amity University, Jaipur was established under the aegis of Ritnand Balved Education Foundation. The University imparts modern, practical and research-based courses whose goal is to make the students industry-ready. Case studies,...

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Amrita Institute of Medical Science

Kochi, Kerala, India

Amrita Institute of Medical Science (AIMS), Kochi was established in 1998. AIMS is part of the Health Sciences campus of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University). AIMS brings together a dedicated team of physicians, nurses and...

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