Introduction of the Programme
The Department of Counselling Psychology was introduced in the academic year 2002 -03. It offers a two year M.Sc program in Counselling Psychology. The program is offered to graduate students who have done a paper or papers related to Psychology. The Department is now introducing B.Sc in Psychology for the academic year 2012-2013 affiliated to the University of Madras. The Undergraduate course is a three year full time programme. Each academic year shall be divided into two semesters. The first academic year shall comprise of the first and second semesters; the second academic year the third and fourth semesters and the third academic year the fifth and sixth semesters respectively.
Eligibility for Admission
Candidates for admission to the first year of the Degree of Bachelor of Science courses shall be required to have passed the Higher Secondary Examinations (Academic or Vocational Stream) conducted by the Government of Tamil Nadu or an Examination accepted as equivalent thereof by the Syndicate of the University of Madras.
Pattern of the Course
The programme will ensure that students are exposed into various fields in Psychology such as Basic Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology, Biological Psychology, Statistics in Psychology, Counselling Psychology Experimental Psychology and Psychological Testing. Field visits, projects and hands on experience will form an important component of the course. Students will be given a strong foundation in both Theory and Practicum components throughout the three year Undergraduate programme. They will learn about research methods, explore some of the most famous experiments in psychology, and discover ideas for their own research projects.
Scope of the Programme
The undergraduate degree will be an excellent preparation for a Post graduate course in the different fields of Psychology such as Counselling, Clinical, Organizational, or in related fields such as Criminology, Human Resource Management, Social Work and so on. The students will be exposed to skills in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data; their experience with statistics and experimental research designs will also be sharpened.