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Courses & Eligibility
To become a counselor there are many routes and they depend on what specialisation one wishes to take; for eg: one can do diploma in Gerentological counseling and work with elderly people or study child psychology and become school counselor. Some of the available courses are:
Graduation in psychology
Eligibility: 10+2 pass in any stream
MA in psychology
Eligibility: Graduation ( Psychology graduates are preferred and most of the universities reserve almost 50% seats for psychology graduates).
Post graduate Diploma in psychological counseling, Diploma in Gerentological counseling, Guidance and counseling
Eligibility: Graduates from any discipline are eligible.
# Post graduates in psychology can pursue Diploma program in Vocational Rehabilitation and Counseling and PG Diploma course in Rehabilitation Psychology.
# Postgraduates in psychology are also eligible for PG Diploma in Counseling, and Post Graduate Diploma in psychotherapy and counseling.
Diploma course in counseling would cost around Rs.8,000 to 12,000 depending on the college and course.
Top colleges of BA Psychology / PG Guidance and Counselling
Top Colleges of Psychology
There are many universities in India that offer psychology courses at UG and PG level.
Top Psychology colleges in Delhi
1. University of Delhi, New Delhi
BA Psychology Hons is offered by the following colleges of Delhi university
Daulat Ram College
Kamla Nehru College
Lady Sriram College
Mata Sundri College
Sri Aurbindo Eve college
Zakir Hussain College
Admission to BA Psychology Program is on the basis of merit in class 12th exams. MA Psychology program is also offered by Delhi University
2. Ambedkar University, New Delhi Offers BA Honours with major in Psychology Also offers MA Psychology ( Psycho Social Clinical Studies)
3. Jamia Milia Islamia University Delhi offers MA Psycholgy.
4. National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, Hauz Khas, New Delhi Offers Advanced Diploma in Child Guidance and Counselling
5. Amity Institute of psychology and allied Sciences, Noida and Other Campuses Offers BA Psychology Hons Applied Psychology, BA + MA Dual Degree Clinical Psychology, B Sc Clinical Psychology. M.A. (Counselling, Military & Applied Psychology ) M.Phil. ( Child & Adolescent Psychology) PG Diploma ( Family & Child, Criminal , Counselling Psychology)
Some other TOP Colleges of Psychology In India are
6. Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and other campuses offer MA in Applied Psychology with specialization in Counselling Psychology and Clinical Psychology alos offers Pg Diploma in Counselling.
7.St Xaviers college Mumbai offers MA Psychology: Life span counselling
8. Punjab University, Chandigarh Offers BA Hons, MA and Post MA Diploma in Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy and Psychological Testing.
9. DAV College Chandigarh Offers BA Hons Psychology MA Psychology .
10. SD College Chandigarh offers BA in Psychology (160 seats ) and out of these 50 seats are for BA Psychology Hons.
11. PG Govt Girls college sector 42, Chandigarh offers PG Diploma in Guidance and counselling.
12. Govt Home Science college, Chandigarh offers PG Diploma in Child Guidance and family counselling.
13. Benaras Hindu University ( BHU), Varanasi Offers BA Psychology and MA Psychology Also offers PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
14. NCERT offers Diploma course in Guidance and counselling for psychology graduates with experience.
15.Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalay, Indore Offers MA Psychology PG Diploma in consumer psychology PG Diploma in Guidance and Counselling The admissions to various programs is through a common entrance test.
16.Sardar Patel University, Gujarat Offers MA psychology There are 40 seats and the admission is through entrance test.
17. Christ University, Bangalore Offers BA Psychology and admission is through entrance exam.
18.Punjabi University, Patiala Offers MA Psychology, and PG Diploma in counseling psychology
19. University of Allahabad Offers B Sc Psychology and BA Psychology
20.Lakshmibai National Unversity of Physical Education, Gwalior Offer Masters in Physical Education with specialization in sports psychology There are only 15 seats and the admission is done on the basis of entrance test.
21.Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra Offers MA Psychology and M Phil Psychology
22.University of Mumbai, Mumbai Offers MA Psychology and P.G. Diploma ( Clinical, Counselling and Industrial Psychology)
23.Osmania University Hyderabad Offers MA Psychology
24.Barkhatullah Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal Offers M.A. (Psychology), M.A. (Clinical Psychology), P.G Diploma (Guidance & Counselling)
25.Guru Jambeshwar University, Hisar, Haryana offers MSc Psychology.
26.Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi Jharkhand, offers diploma course after PG. M.Phil. Programs
Some other TOP Colleges of Psychology in Gujarat are:
- St Xaviers college, Ahmadabad offers BA psychology and Diploma program in counselling.
- Gujarat University Various colleges offer BA Psychology Ahmedabad Arts & Comm.College (80 seats) , B D Arts College for Girls ( 65 seats), Bhavan‘s R A College of Arts & Commerce ( 15 seats in English Medium and 35 seats in Gujarati medium), C U Arts College 78 seats in Gujarati medium, L D Arts College 30 seats in english mediaum, S V Arts College 30 seats in Gujarati medium.
- Sardar Patel University, Gujarat . Offers MA psychology There are 40 seats and the admission is through entrance test. Offers BA Psychology and admission is through entrance exam.
- MSU Baroda University Offers BA Psychology, PG Diploma in Clinical and Applied Hypnosis, P G Diploma in Guidance and counselling.
Clinical Psychology/Psychiatry are available at:
1. Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP) in Ranchi (Jharkhand)
2. National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bangalore (Karnataka)
3. Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) in New Delhi