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BSc Applied Psychology (Honours)

  • Offered by:
  • Specialisation:
    Neuro-Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, Human Resource Management, Rehabilitation Psychology and so on
  • Duration:
    3 years | 6 semesters
  • Campus:
  • Eligibility:
    Must have successfully cleared the Higher Secondary Examination (Class XII), with a minimum of 60% or an equivalent grade.

The BSc Applied Psychology (Honours) 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.  

Programme structure

  • Introduction to Psychology I
  • Biopsychology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Introduction to Psychology II
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Psychological Testing and Assessment
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Psychopathology
  • Statistics for Behavioural Sciences
  • Neuro-Psychology
  • Introduction to Indian Psychological Thought
  • Positive Psychology
  • Environmental Studies
  • English in Context: The Essentials
  • Indic Knowledge Systems: Pride of India
  • Indic Knowledge Systems: Self Unfoldment
  • Internship
  • Nutrition and Lifespan
  • Fundamentals of Data Science
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Success Insights from the Bhagavad Gita and Itihasas
  • Project Development and Management
  • Appreciation of Indian Sciences-East v/s West
  • Educational Psychology/Rehabilitation Psychology/Health and Yoga Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology/Community Psychology/Counseling Psychology
  • School Psychology/Human Resource Management and Development/Clinical Psychology
  • Dissertation
Integral Features of the Programme
  • The curriculum gives equal importance to both, natural and behavioural science aspects of the discipline.
  • The curriculum is embedded with the American Psychological Association (APA) listed graduate attributes with emphasis on developing the professional and personal skills of students.
  • Importance is given to training students’ in Indian Psychology and Psychology of Indians.
  • High level of intellectual rigour
  • Inter-disciplinarity (inter-disciplinary non-core papers)
  • Advanced pedagogical practices
  • Dissertation and internship

At the end of the programme, students will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • An enhanced knowledge base in the subject of psychology and allied areas.
  • A stronger and refined scientific inquiry and critical thinking skills.
  • An enhanced attitude to be an ethically and socially responsible professional in the field of psychology.
  • Effective professional communication skills for practice and research.
  • Realistic professional direction and life-management skills so as to facilitate a productive professional and personal life.
  • Cultural rootedness and appropriateness of psychological knowledge and practice with a global outlook.
Exit Criteria

To be eligible for the award of the Bachelor's degree (Honours) in Applied Psychology, a student must satisfy all the criteria listed below.

  • The student must obtain a grade of P or above (grade point 4 or above) in all the required courses.
  • At the end of six semesters, the student must have successfully earned at least 148 credits.
  • At the end of six semesters, the student must have a CGPA of 5.5 or above.
  • The student must have met the completion requirements for all the self-immersion courses.
Higher Studies & Career Avenues

Applied Psychology graduates are employed in diverse fields, including the Health Care sector, Schools and Colleges, Human Resource departments in industries and corporates, Community Development, Child Welfare, Juvenile Department, Addiction Treatment, Family, Rehabilitation, and Guidance and Counseling.

Faculty Profiles

Sl. No.

Name & Designation:


Teaching Area (relevant to programme)


Dr. R. Sreevalsa Kumar

Professor and Dean


Behaviour Therapy, Disability Studies and Rehabilitation 


Dr. Ramesh Pattni

Adjunct Assistant Professor

MSc, DPhil, DC Psychology

Social Psychology & Indian Psychology


Dr. Satheesh Varma

Assistant Professor and Head, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Heritage

MA, MPhil, PhD

Industrial and Organisational Psychology


Dr. Kavitha R. Shanmughan 

  Assistant Professor


Industrial and Organisational Psychology


Dr. Meenu Rose Paul 

Assistant Professor

MSc, PsyD Clinical Psychology

Psychopathology, Diagnostics and Psychotherapy


Mr. Sarin Dominic

Adjunct faculty

MSc, MPhil in Clinical Psychology , PhD (Pursuing)

Cognitive Psychology, Neuropsychology and Behavioural neuroscience


Dr. Sreeja Gangadharan P.

Assistant Professor

MA, MSc, PhD

Research Methodology and Statistics,  Community Psychology and  Health Psychology