Papers offered at Postgraduate level:


·        Cognitive Psychology: This course aims in understanding the role of information processing system in understanding, controlling and predicting behavior.   

·       Psychopathology: The course assumes that students require understanding of various mental disorders and their psychodynamics.

·   Theories of Personality: This course shall enable the students to develop a thorough understanding of the various approaches and theories of personality.

·      Research Techniques in Social Sciences (Inter Disciplinary): The Social investigation of a social phenomenon requires certain procedures and techniques used in survey research methods which may cut across various disciplines. Research methodology, thus, is not discipline specific, but may be used by the students of various disciplines in their research work. Therefore, it is essential that the students of various disciplines, especially in social sciences, are exposed and made aware of the various procedures and techniques of research methods. The present syllabus, which will be common for the students of various social science disciplines, has been designed to achieve dual goals. The emphasis in this paper is more on the procedure and techniques of survey research requires for social investigation.

·         Community Psychology: The basic purpose of this course is to develop an understanding amongst students of the basic community processes and how they influence human thoughts and behavior. 

·       Environmental Psychology: This course exposes students to deliberate into the relevant issues of the environment and their applications into diversified fields. It highlights the interaction of environment and behavior and the need for enhanced awareness towards sustainable development. 

·         Positive Psychology & Happiness: To understand the concept of Positive Psychology & Happiness and its applications to develop skills in actualizing potential by the application of the principle of Positive Psychology to unfold the secrets of happy contented and meaningful life (Art of Living).

·     Computer Application (Inter Disciplinary): Day by day, the use of computer is increasing in the society. Computer application is included in the syllabus to harness its use in social science research, But since, the students of social science may have a faint idea of computers, basic concept is included. This will help student to generate interest in computers. Thereafter, software packages which are used in analysis of social research are included, so that it prepares students in their research. Knowledge about internet is also provided to enable students in search of knowledge. Some field /lab work is included to help students translate their acquired knowledge into practice.

·         Clinical Psychology: The course assumes that students require foundation necessary for the diagnostic techniques and instruments and develop proficiency in diagnosis.

·         Counselling Psychology: This paper enable students to develop a deep understanding in various counseling therapies issues and skills required to be an effective counselor. 

·         Health Psychology: This course acquaints the students with the nature and significance of the emerging trends of health psychology and focuses on the behavioural risk vis-à-vis disease prevention and health promotion.     

·         Social Science Perspective: The perspectives in Social Sciences are deeply influenced by values, beliefs and historical concerns. This course introduces the ways in which concepts and theories in social disciplines are constructed and become instrumental in the understanding of social phenomena. The goal of this course is to acquaint and engage students in discussing different social science disciplines in an integrated manner in terms of perspective, conceptual framework and substantive coverage of relevant social issues. Such a holistic view encompassing different social science disciplines will provide insights to interpret social events at any given point of time. An understanding of the basic ingredients of social science disciplines helps in contextualizing social reality.

·    Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Development: The objective of this course is to make students aware of the changing trends in designing and managing human resources. The course focuses upon various issues involved in implementation of HRD systems in the changing environment and the need to reposition human resource functions to add value to human and his systems / organizations and to develop an understanding among students of human behaviour in organisations.

·     Sports Psychology: This course prepares students in professional applications of psychological principles in sports.  

·     Gerontology: The basic purpose of this course is to understand developmental and degenerative changes at an advanced age and how to make this span of life more meaningful, contended and happy

·         Rehabilitation Psychology: The objective of the course is to acquaint the students with various disabilities and disabling conditions. This course would develop counseling abilities, so that students can assess and assist individuals with disabilities and intervene to facilitate a return to work.

·         Cross Cultural Psychology: This course intends providing an insight into the role of cultural context in shaping diverse aspects of social behaviour and its relevance to solving social problems. 

·         Women Studies (Inter Disciplinary): The paper focuses “Women Studies” as a discipline, where students would be able to know status of women in society, their strategies of development, issues concerning women, special laws and institutional mechanism for protection of women at National and International level and the role of NGO’s for women’s development in Indian context.

     *Dissertation work at postgraduate level is compulsory





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