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B.Sc. Applied Psychology (Hons./Hons. with Research)

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The B.Sc. (Hons.) Applied Psychology programme has been developed to prepare students to meet the increasing demand for psychological understanding and application in diverse fields of service in India and abroad. It also aims at developing in students a deeper understanding of the growing discipline of psychology with an Indian perspective and promoting professional skill-based education. All the courses of the programme are developed by experts incorporating graduate attributes listed by the American Psychological Association (2013) and UGC Psychology model curriculum recommendations (2016) to improve the job readiness of the students. The curriculum is also compliant with the National Education Policy (NEP)-2020.

Why B.Sc. Applied Psychology at CVV?

  1. The curriculum gives equal importance to both, natural and behavioural science aspects of the discipline.
  2. The curriculum is embedded with the American Psychological Association’s (APA) listed  graduate attributes, with an emphasis on developing the professional and personal skills ofstudents.
  3. Importance is given to training students in Indian psychology and the psychology of Indians.
  4. High level of intellectual rigour.
  5. Specialisation (Minor) in the fields of Clinical Psychology and Industrial Psychology.
  6. Option to choose Honours with Research Degree by doing an intense 12 credit Dissertation (as per NEP guidelines-2020 Honours with Research graduates can get direct admission to PhD)*.
  7. Flexibility to enter or exit the programme at various stages**
  8. Multidisciplinary courses
  9. Advanced pedagogical practices
  10. Internship

Programme Structure

Semester I

Semester I

Course Name

Course Type

Credits

Psychological Processes

Core

4

Biopsychology

Core

4

AEC-1: English in Context – The Essentials

Ability Enhancement Courses

3

Learning from Leaders/Stress Management

Discipline Specific Minor courses

4

Indic Knowledge Systems: Pride of India 

Skill Enhancement Course

3

Multi-Disciplinary – 1

Multi-Disciplinary

3

Environmental Studies

Value Added Courses

2

Yoga

Value Added Courses

2

Semester Credits

 

25

Semester II

Semester II

Course Name

Course Type

Credits

Advanced Psychological Processes

Core

4

LifeSpan Development

Core

4

AEC – 2 Sanskrit/Hindi/Malayalam

Ability Enhancement Course

3

Fundamentals of Clinical Psychology/Fundamentals of Business Psychology

Discipline Specific Minor courses

4

SEC 2 Wellness Insights from Bagavad Gita

Skill Enhancement Course

3

The Art and Science of Love and Relationships

Multi-Disciplinary

3

Indic Knowledge Systems: Wisdom Through the Ages

Value Added Courses

2

NSS/Introduction to Seva/Any other VACs  

Value Added Course

2

Semester Credits

 

25

Exit Option (with 42 credits) * 

Semester III

Semester III

Course Name

Course Type

Credits

Quantitative Research Methods

Core

4

Statistics for Behavioural Sciences

Core

4

AEC 3: Sanskrit/Hindi/Malayalam

Ability Enhancement Course

3

Indic Knowledge Systems: Self Unfoldment 

Skill Enhancement Course

3

Assessments in Clinical Setting/Behavioural Assessments in Organisational Settings

Discipline Specific Minor courses

4

Stress and Anxiety Management

Multidisciplinary courses

3

Semester Credits

 

21

Semester IV

Semester IV

Course Name

Course Type

Credits

Psychological Testing 

Core

4

Qualitative Research Methods

Core

4

AEC - 4: Ways of the World

Ability Enhancement Course

3

Psychopathology/Organisational Behaviour

Discipline Specific Minor 

4

Child and Adolescent Behaviour Pathology/Designing and Leading Organisations

Discipline Specific Minor 

4

Internship

Internship 

2

Semester Credits

 

21

Exit Option (with 84 credits) **

Semester V

Semester V

Course Name

Course Type

Credits

Neuro-Psychology

Core

4

Applied Social Psychology

Core

4

Community Psychology

Core

4

Community Intervention Skills/Corporate Training Skills

Discipline Specific Minor 

4

Addiction Management/Human Resource Management and Development

Discipline Specific Minor 

4

Semester Credits

 

20

Semester VI

Semester VI

Course Name

Course Type

Credits

Positive Psychology

Core

4

Introduction to Indian Psychological Thought

Core

4

Industrial Psychology

Core

4

Academic Writing and Professional Communication

Core

4

Principles and Practices of Psychotherapy/Organisational Development

Discipline Specific Minor 

4

Internship

Internship

2

Semester Credits

 

22

Exit Option (with 126 credits) ***

Semester VII

Semester VII

Course Name

Course Type

Credits

Personality Theories

Core

4

Contemporary Trends in Psychology

Core

4

Cultural Psychology

Core

4

Behavioral Neuroscience

Core

4

Counselling Skills and Techniques

Core

4

Semester Credits

 

20

Semester VIII

Semester VIII

Course Name

Course Type

Credits

Health and Yoga Psychology

Core

4

Rehabilitation Psychology

Core

4

Education Psychology

Core

4

Indian Knowledge Traditions in Organisational Behaviour/Indigenous Psychotherapies

Discipline Specific Minor 

4

Forensic Psychology/Marketing and Consumer Psychology

Discipline Specific Minor 

4

Dissertation (Research Project) (Optional)

 

12

Semester Credits

 

20

Other details

Core Course

Credits

Core Courses

92

Ability Enhancement Courses

12

Skill Enhancement Courses

9

Discipline Specific Minor Courses (Minor Stream)

40

Multidisciplinary Courses

9

Value Added Courses

6

Dissertation

12 (optional)

Internship

4

Total Credits

172

International Collaborations

1. Global Exposure and Internships

CVV’s global internship programme provides an exceptional chance for students and young professionals to acquire practical work experience in a diverse cultural and business environment. Through hands-on work assignments, mentorship, and networking opportunities, interns will gain a deep understanding of the local culture, while developing skills that are highly valued in today's global economy. CVV's global internship provides a chance to:

  • Experience a different work culture
  • Build a global network
  • Improve language skills 
  • Develop cross-cultural skills
  • Reflection and evaluation

2. Distinguished Visiting Faculty

Prof. Annette Leonhardt​

University of Munich, Germany

Prof. Roger Natarajan

Actuarial Program Director
University of Michigan, USA

Prof. Craig Hassed

Monash University, Australia

Prof. Uma S.Kambhampati​

Head of School, School of Politics Economics and International Relations
Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Reading, UK

Prof. Bernadine Van Gramberg

Professor and Academic Board Chair Federation University Australia

Prof. Timothy Marjoribanks​

Associate Dean Research
School of Business, Law and Entrepreneurship at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Industrial Visits

Industry Expert Talks

Higher Studies & Career Avenues

Alumni Testimonial

Student Achievements

S Gouri

2020 Batch(2020-2023)
Member of British Psychological Association (BPS)
Received offer letter from Bath University for M.Sc. Applied Psychology

Devangana Maneesh

2020 Batch (2020-2023) Received offer letter from University of Plymouth for M.Sc. Clinical Psychology

School FESTS

Food Exhibition

PPSH organised a food fest in association with Adarsh Special School. The food items sold were exclusively made by the differently abled students.

Disability Day Celebrations

PPSH celebrated International week of persons with disability by conducting a sports day for the differently abled students at Adarsh Special School.

Fee Structure: Academic Year 2023-24

Annual  Tuition FeeActivity FeeAnnual Programme Fee (Tuition + Activity)
1,27,050 3,5001,30,550

Expert Teaching Faculty

DR. RAMESH PATTNI Adjunct Assistant Professor School of Philosophy, Psychology & Scientific Heritage

Professor Emeritus

DR. SATHEESH VARMA Assistant Professor School of Philosophy, Psychology & Scientific Heritage
Assistant Professor
Assistant Dean | Assistant Professor

 Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

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