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Courses, Eligibility, Entrance exams for Psychology
One can take psychology as a subject in school also and various graduation and post graduation courses are available.
- BA Psychology
- MA Psychology
- B. Sc Psychology
- M.Sc. Psychology
- Diploma and P G Diploma in Psychology are also available.
- For further studies one can do M.Phil and Phd in psychology.
- 10+2 students are eligible for admission in an undergraduate course in Psychology.
- For Masters Degree one needs to have a Bachelors degree in Psychology
- For M.Phil/PhD a person should have a Masters Degree in Psychology.
While most of the colleges and Universities take class 12th marks into consideration for admission to BA / B Sc Psychology, some colleges take entrance test as well. They are
University of Hyderabad, Conducts entrance test for 5 year integrated course in Health psychology. Applications open in the 1st week of April and close in first week of may. The entrance is held in June.
Christ University Entrance test: The applications open in December and close in April.
Panjab University fee is Rs 5,207 for first semester in MA Psychology.
Colleges for BA Psychology and MA Psychology / Top Colleges for Psychology Abroad
Top Colleges for BA Psychology and MA Psychology / Top Colleges for Psychology Abroad
There are many universities in India that offer psychology courses at UG and PG level. Some of the Top colleges that offer psychology are as follows
University of Delhi, New Delhi
BA Psychology Hons is offered by many colleges of Delhi university like Gargi College BA Hons Applied Psychology, IP college for Women, Lady Sriram College, Vivekanada College BA Hons Applied Psychology, 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 and the University conducts entrance test for admissions to PG in psychology.
- Ambedkar University, New Delhi Offers BA Honours with major in Psychology Also offers MA Psychology ( Psycho Social Clinical Studies)
- National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, Hauz Khas, New Delhi Offers Advanced Diploma in Child Guidance and Counselling
- Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi offers BA Hons Psychology, MA Applied Psychology. Admission is through entrance test. The University also offers Advanced Diploma ( Self Finance) in Counselling Psychology for which MA psychology pass outs are eligible.
- Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and other campuses offer MA in Applied Psychology with specialization in Counselling Psychology and Clinical Psychology for psychology graduates and MA Social Work in Counselling for all graduates.
- St Xaviers College Mumbai offers MA Psychology: Life span Counselling
- Panjab University, Chandigarh Department of psychology offers MA Psychology. Post MA Diploma in ounselling and Psychotherapy. Various constitutent colleges Offers BA Hons, MA and Post MA Diploma in Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy and Psychological Testing.
- University of Hyderabad ( NAAC A + Central University) offers 5 year integrtaed M Sc Health Psychology. Arts and Science students are eligible for the course. There are 16 seats and admission is on the basis of entrace test conducted by the university.
- SNDT University Mumbai Offers MA Career and Developmental counselling / MA Psychology ( Admission through interview for Psychology students and entrance and interview for non psychology students )
- SNDT Pune campus offers MA psychology
- RGNIYD Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development Sriperumbudur Offers M Sc Counselling Psychology. The admissions are based on graduation marks.
- Fergusson College Pune ( NAAC A grade ) offers BA psychology and MA Psychology
- Symbiosis College of Arts & Commerce, An Autonomous College | Under Savitribai Phule Pune University (NAAC 'A+' ) Offers BA with Honours in Psychology. First year is common for all students and from second year students can opt for Honours. Admission on the basis of Class 12th aggregate ( Not best 4 combination) ( Cutoff for BA last year was 87 %).
- Modern College of Arts and Science Pune offers BA psychology and MA psychology.
- Benaras Hindu University ( BHU), Varanasi Offers BA Psychology and MA Psychology Also offers PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- Dr HarisinghGour University Sagar, MP (Central University) offers MA Psychology / M Sc Psychology.
- 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.
- Gauhati University, Gawuhati Offers MA / M Sc Psychology and admission is through entrance test.
- Punjabi University, Patiala Offers MA Psychology, and PG Diploma in counseling psychology
- 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.
- Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra Offers MA Psychology and M Phil Psychology
- University of Mumbai, Mumbai Offers MA Psychology and P.G. Diploma ( Clinical, Counselling and Industrial Psychology)
- Osmania University Hyderabad Offers MA Psychology. Osmania University's constituent college University college for women offeres 1 year PG Diploma in Family and Marriage Counselling / 1 Year Diploma in Child Psyhcology in Self financing mode.
- St. Francis College ( Autonomous ) Hyderabad Offers M Sc Applied Psyhcology.
- Barkhatullah Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal Offers M.A. (Psychology), M.A. (Clinical Psychology), P.G Diploma (Guidance & Counselling)
- Guru Jambeshwar University, Hisar, Haryana offers MSc Psychology.
- Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi Jharkhand, offers diploma course after PG.
M.Phil. Programs 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
Top Universities in the world that offer Psychology:
According to QS ranking 2015 the following are Top universities for Psychology program
1. Harvard University, US
2. University of Cambridge, UK
3. Stanford University, UK
4. University of Oxford, UK
5. University of California, LA, US
6. Yale University, US
7. University of California, Berkeley, US
8. University of Michigan, US
9. University College London, UK
10. Princeton University, US
Within Top 50 universities in US are New York University, University of Pennysylvania, Columbia University, University of Chicago, MIT, University of Minnesota, University of Texas at Austin, Northwestern University, Duke University, Ohio State University, Brown University, University of Caifornia, San Diago.
In Europe, some Top colleges that offer Psychology courses are
King's College London, Cardiff University, University of Edinburgh, London School of economics and Political science, University of manchester etc.
Some other Top universities are University of Geneva, University of Zurich, Sweden's Karolinska Institute and Italy's University di Bologna and Trinity College Dublin.
In Asia some of the Top universities are Hong Kong University, National University of Singapore, Nangyang Technological University Singapore, Peking University China, University of Tokya Japan.
In Australia some of the Top Universities are University of Melbourne, University of New south wales, University of Queensland, University of Sydney, Australia National University, Monash University.
In NewZealand it is University of Aukland and University of Otago.