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Master the art of asking the right questions

MSc Applied Psychology


This is a two-year, full-time programme with a blend of theory courses, laboratory and field-based practicum, internship and research. These courses lay a strong foundation for both, higher studies or work opportunities if the student so chooses. The insights from the Indian Knowledge Traditions (IKT) and their modern-day application form a unique aspect of this programme.

Programme structure

  • History and Systems in Psychology
  • Social Psychology in Context
  • Personality Theories
  • Advanced Cognitive Psychology
  • Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Counselling Skills and Techniques
  • Indian Concepts and Theories in Psychology
  • Development and Applications of Psychological Assessments
  • Research Methods and statistics
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Psychopathology
  • Scientific Writing
  • Master’s Dissertation
Clinical and Health PsychologyIndustrial and Organisational PsychologySchool Psychology
Applied Health PsychologyIndustrial and Work PsychologyApplied School Psychology
Clinical and Developmental NeuropsychologyHuman Resource DevelopmentAdvanced Educational Psychology
Community PsychologyFundamentals of Business ManagementLife Skills Education
PsychodiagnosticsIndustrial Relations and Labour LawsVocational Guidance and Career Counselling
PsychotherapyPsychology in Entrepreneurial DevelopmentPsychotherapy
Indian Approaches to PsychotherapyOrganisational Theory and DevelopmentEducating Students with Special Needs
Behaviour Therapy and its ApplicationsMarketing and Consumer PsychologyBehaviour Therapy and its Applications

The practicals will be spread over three semesters as designed by the faculty and will be conducted either under laboratory conditions or in different field settings.

Each student will be placed in a field of their chosen specialisation for at least 180 hours during the third and fourth semesters. The fieldwork will be carried out under the joint supervision of a field supervisor and a faculty supervisor. Students are also required to undertake full-fledged research work and submit and defend their dissertations.

Learning Objectives

M.Sc. in Applied Psychology is a two-year full-time programme with a blend of theory courses, lab and field-based practicals, internship and research. These courses would lay a strong foundation for both higher studies or work opportunities if the student so chooses. The insights from Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) and their modern-day applications, would form a unique aspect of this programme. The postgraduates would specialise in one of the two specialisations offered in either Clinical and Health Psychology or Industrial and Organisational Psychology. The specialisations would equip the postgraduates to analyse situations and behaviours in their specialisation and work context, effectively apply psychological concepts, principles and theories and derive appropriate interventions required.


Practica will be spread over three semesters. These will be based on theory papers,  both compulsory majors and optional specialisation papers, with at least two practica per course, as designed by faculty, conducted either in laboratory conditions or in different fields.

Internship/ Field Training and Dissertation:

Each student will be placed in the field of their chosen specialisation at least for fifty days during the summer vacations. The fieldwork would be carried out under the joint supervision of a field supervisor and faculty Supervisor. A dissertation is a requirement during the fourth semester.

Our Strengths
  • Internationally and nationally acclaimed faculty
  • An eminent team of guest faculty
  • State-of-the-art training methods
  • Individualised supervision for course work, practicum, research and internship
  • Strong roots in yoga and meditation-based therapies from the Indian knowledge Systems (IKS)
Programme Capacity

Thirty seats

Higher Studies and Career Avenues

On completion of the programme, the postgraduates may opt to work as psychologists in clinical settings such as hospitals, clinics, private practice or work in corporate companies, universities, colleges, schools, etc. The students may also opt to enhance their knowledge through further studies.

Faculty Profiles

Name & Designation


Teaching Area (relevant to programme)

Dr. R. Sreevalsa Kumar

Professor and Dean

MA, PhD Psychology

Behaviour Therapy

Dr. Ramesh Pattni

Adjunct Assistant Professor

MSc, DPhil, DCPsych

Social Psychology & Indian Psychology

Dr. Satheesh Varma

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

MA, MPhil, PhD Psychology

Research Methodology, Organisational Behaviour and Industrial Relations

Mr. Sarin Dominic

Adjunct Faculty

MSc, MPhil Clinical Psychology

Cognitive Psychology, Neuropsychology and Behavioural Neuroscience

Dr. Sreeja Gangadharan P. 

Assistant Professor

MSc, PhD Psychology

Community Psychology

Dr. Kavitha R. Shanmughan

Assistant Professor 

MA, PhD Psychology

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management