Department of Psychology was established in the year 2018 - 2019.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT :
B.Sc., Psychology degree is awarded by the University of Madras.
Department of Psychology was established to provide opportunity to young minds to understand human mind and behaviour with individual differences.
OBJECTIVE OF THE DEPARTMENT :
To enlighten students about human mind, behaviour and its scientific study.
To sharpen them with basic human skills, parenting skills, counselling skills, personality
development skills, mentor skills, interviewer skills, Human Resource facilitator skills,
Organizational development practitioner skills, trainer skills, leadership skills, diagnosing
skills, marketing skills and researcher skills.
To make them understand about the various human processes like consciousness,
sensation, perception, motivation, cognition, learning, memory, attention and emotion in the
entire human life span
Curriculum and Eligibility criteria for admission:
Candidates for admission to the first year of the Degree of Bachelor of Science in
Psychology will 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. He or she could
be from any Science, Arts, Commerce, Business, Computer Science, Accountancy or other
Course is taught under Semester Pattern.
Choice Based Credit System (CBCS Pattern) is followed
Students are offered 26 papers in this course among which 22 papers are theoretical and 4 Papers are practical.
Wide range of Opportunities
Assistant Professor and Teacher in Psychology in the colleges and schools respectively.
Counsellor in areas like Organization, school, Industry, college etc. dealing with family,
marital, career, interpersonal and intrapersonal problems.
Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist offering different therapies like behaviour
modification, cognitive therapy, group therapy, hypnotherapy, mindfulness based therapy,
music therapy, positive psychotherapy, transactional analysis etc. to deal with human
Human Resource (HR) Manager, HR Trainer, HR analyst, Organizational Development
(OD) Practitioner in industrial and IT sectors.
Sports Psychologist helping athletes to perform at peak levels. They function as trainers,
consultants, or therapists. They offer therapy for issues like eating disorders or career
Forensic Psychologist applying psychology to criminal investigation and the legal issues
Special educators dealing with mentally retarded children
Crack competitive exams like RRB, IBPS, UPSC, SSC, TNPSC, NET, JRF, SET etc.
Health Psychologist focusing on the whole person and what influences their health status.
This may include their socioeconomic status, education, background and behaviors that may
have an impact on the disease, such as compliance with instructions and medication.
Neuropsychologist determining whether a person is likely to experience behavioral
problems following suspected or diagnosed brain injury, such as a stroke.
Military Psychologist shortlisting incumbent military personnels by conducting aptitude
test, IQ test, personality test and also to deal with army men stress, grievance etc