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M.SC. (APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY)

The NMIMS (Deemed to be University) is introducing the M.Sc. Applied Psychology programme from August 2021. The salient feature of this programme is the emphasis being laid on the overall development of student with major focus on application and filed work. The course manly focusesto provide students an in-depth insight in clinical psychology to facilitate them to become good professionals to understand and assist in dealing with mental health problems of people in the community. Apart from theoretical understanding, they will be in a position to conduct research on human problems. Practical paper based upon various clinical assessments will enrich the students in deeper understanding of clinical phenomena. Students will also be aware and appreciate the manner in which individual differences are manifested in various kinds of psychopathology. They will also have adequate orientation to the subject in various professional set ups. On the whole, the course will help to develop good professional and ethical knowledge on the subject. This course is designed with an objective of preparing students with strong fundamental knowledge of the subject so that they can prepare to become good professionals.

The M.Sc. (Applied Psychology) designed to provide students with a general awareness of the problems of applying psychology, a knowledge of skills required to apply it effectively and a detailed understanding of their chosen focus of application. The concepts of analysis, intervention and evaluation are central to the structure and philosophy of this program. The core modules provide training in research methods and professional issues. The subjects provided in the curriculum further development of these competencies and knowledge while enabling students to consider their application in specified content areas through the study of applied modules and an extended piece of empirical research.

The course provides a preparatory training for those intending to apply for other more specialised postgraduate professional courses or doctorate course in psychology and for those intending to pursue a career in which psychological expertise of a high level is necessary or beneficial.

This course is aimed at graduates who have previously studied psychology and want the opportunity to further their knowledge to an advanced level, as well as the chance to develop an understanding of how psychology is applied to a particular aspect of real life.

This course helps students to pursue further M.Phil, Ph.D and Psy.D Degree/courses in Clinical, Applied, Industrial and other disciplines of Psychology.

Student can also start their careers as a Mental Health Care Worker, Allied Health Care professional after finishing their degree.

Areas of applied psychology studied include educational psychology, child psychology, clinical psychology and counselling psychology.

Duration

The M.Sc. Applied Psychology is a two years course, which includes four semesters with major focus on advanced specialized knowledge of Psychology, clinical/ industrial scopes and applications practicing and researching in the field.

Intake

A total of 40 seats are available for M.Sc. Applied Psychology

Board of Studies

Sr.No

Name

Designation

1

DR. NEETIN DESAI

DEAN, SUNANDAN DIVATIA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE, NMIMS UNIVERSITY

2

DR. RUTTUJA KARKHANIS MORE

HOD, SUNANDAN DIVATIA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE, NMIMS UNIVERSITY

3

DR. RASIK MEGHNATHI

PRINCIPAL, GOVT. ARTS AND COMMERCE, COLLEGE, JADAR

4

DR. MARIYA JILINSKAYA

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, O.P JINDAL GOBAL UNIVERSITY

5

DR. BISWAJIT DEY

(RCI, PSYCHOLOGY), NATIONAL FORENSIC SCIENCES UNIVERSITY

6

DR. NANDITA CHAUBE

(CLINICAL- NEURO PSYCHOLOGY), ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, NATIONAL FORENSIC SCIENCES UNIVERSITY

7

DR. ASHUTOSH SRIVASTAVA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & PRESIDENT, PSYUNI TRUST (INDIA), BHARTIYA

Programme In-charge's Message

The Sunandan Divatia School of Science (SDSOS) is a newly founded endeavor of the prestigious SVKM’S NMIMS (Deemed to be University), in its efforts to diverge to various disciplines of higher education and learning. The SOS evolved in 2007-2008, with a view to provide undergraduates and post graduates an opportunity to embark on a challenging, yet exciting domain of Pure and Applied Sciences. At the SOS, we offer unique multi- as well as inter-disciplinary programs, viz, Post graduate program in Statistics, Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences and Physiotherapy; Integrated Post-graduate-Doctoral program in Biological Sciences and Chemical Sciences and a Doctoral program in Biological Sciences and Chemical Sciences.

There is a major emphasis on ‘Research’ in all the programs offered at the SDSOS. We are strongly driven by a highly qualified scientific talent pool. The focus is on applied research in different areas of life sciences, chemical sciences, biomedical science, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Cosmetics and Perfumery and other allied areas.

Our strategic plan involves inclusion of innovative areas of inter-disciplinary research, in specific areas through the application of new and cutting-edge technologies.

I welcome you all to an enjoyable and stimulating learning experience at the SDSOS and look forward to working together to help us achieve our goal, to be recognized as a ‘Centre of Excellence’.

Prof. (Dr.) Desai Neetin S.

Dean, Sunandan Divatia School of Science

Value Proposition

  • A system of continuous evaluation through seminars, quizzes and practical.
  • To prepare students in specific areas in which professional psychological services can be rendered.
  • To train them into skills and competencies which are required for practice as a psychologist.
  • Guest faculty drawn from a pool of experts from Industry
  • Innovative teaching methods involving continuous interaction amongst faculty and students
  • To sensitize them to the ethics of profession
  • To develop research insight.
  • In built opportunity to improve soft skills as well as scientific writing
  • Flexibility in project selection on interdisciplinary subjects.
  • Grading system at par with international standards
  • To develop self-reflective skills

Programme Objectives

  • Modern facilities to provide ambience and support for curricular and extra-curricular activities for the overall development of students.
  • Dedicated, qualified faculty to ensure high standard of teaching, learning and evaluation processes.
  • Periodic review and revision of curricula based on feedback from the industry with quick response to ensure the relevance of the programmes to the changing needs of industry.
  • Semester system with proper planning to utilize the resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Applied psychology uses scientific psychological principles, methods and findings to study and solve problems associated with the human mind and behaviour. It is widely used in mental health, Industrial psychology, Military, Child, Media, Sports, Cognitive and Neuropsychological areas.

Pedagogy

Student Centred Learning. Each semester focuses on foundation and in-depth knowledge on a specific subject and area of psychology.Overall major emphasis is given on experiential and activity-based learning than the classroom learning. The course work comprises of lectures and practical and live projects, tutorials throughout the course. Course is reviewed regularly in consultation with our Board of Studies, which comprises of experts from academia, research institutions and industry from all over India. Thus, the course is tailor made to fulfil the requirements needed to keep pace with the current developments in the field of psychology. Faculty also conducts Guest lectures by eminent academicians and scientists, paper presentations (Journal Club/ Psychology Club), etc. to ensure learner centric environment.

           
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