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    Programs offered

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    Psychology Lab



The overarching aim of undergraduate program in psychology is to create a self-reflexive and self-reflective stance in the students' growth through self-awareness, critical perspective building, enhancing societal sensibility and preparing for professional life through seeking knowledge in basic psychology and acquiring relevant skills.

The department started with B.A. Psychology and Ph.D. program in the year 2022 followed by B.Sc. Clinical Psychology.


The department strives to be recognized for imparting quality education in psychology with strong theoretical foundation and practical skills leading graduates to contribute to society and the nation.
Mission Objectives
  • To nurture the potential in every student by providing him/her strong foundation in various areas of psychology.
  • To impart theoretical and practical knowledge to students enabling them to excel at professional and personal levels.
  • To enhance the skills of the students in a qualitative direction where they learn to explore and employ their growing acumen in real life fields.
  • To orient the students towards scientific and humanistic study of the complexities of human mind and behaviour.
  • To impart knowledge of basic psychological concepts and methods.
  • To help shaping cognitive, affective and behavioural abilities of students.
  • Facilitating acquisition of basic skills in major areas of application.
  • To develop a strong sense of ethical and moral aptness in general and in the context of learning and its assessment in particular.
Program Educational Objectives

The graduates should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to have professional competence in applying psychological logic, techniques, and participation in group projects.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop specialized skills suited to specific sub fields of psychology (e.g. clinical, industrial, rehabilitation).
  • Demonstrate the ability to consult, review and use scholarly literature for problem formulation in specific areas.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use data analytic procedures using SPSS like computational software.
  • Gain knowledge about the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand and apply various inquiry skills and integrate psychological research principles in various fields.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop cognitive, affective, and behavioural abilities to become responsible psychology professionals and researchers.








  • 3-year UG Degree:

On successful completion of three-year B.A. / B.Sc. programme, a UG Degree will be awarded in the Major discipline (Psychology / Clinical Psychology) after securing 120 credits in three years.

  • 4-year UG Degree (Honours):

A four-year UG Honours degree in B.A. (Hons) Psychology/ B.Sc. (Hons) Clinical Psychology will be awarded after securing 160 credits on successful completion of four-years.


  • 4-year UG Degree (Honours with Research):

Students who secure 75% marks/7.5 CGPA and above in the first six semesters and wish to undertake research in the major discipline can choose a major research project or dissertation with publication. A four-year UG Honours with research degree in Psychology/Clinical Psychology will be awarded on successful completion of four years.



Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)


  • PhD Program

PhD program in various areas of Psychology are already running. Attractive schemes for full time regular research scholars are offered from the University.





  • Best Practices of brand name Manipal
  • NEP guided curriculum
  • Qualified and Skilled Faculty
  • Practical Trainings
  • Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Electives
  • Mentor/Mentee Scheme
  • Project Based Learning
  • Subject expert lectures


Basic Psychological Processes Developmental Psychology Psychological Disorders Identification Cognitive Psychology
Psychological testing Biological Basis of Behaviour Fundamentals of Sociology Case Report writing
Diagnostics in Psychology Data analysis and Interpretation Competence in clinical work Research skills



Leadership skills Critical Thinking Problem Solving
Communication Skills Behaviour modification skills Entrepreneurship skills
Structured and semi-structured interviewing skills


  • Positive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology



  • Practical training in hospital settings
  • Field-visits to old age homes, orphanage, NGOs etc.
  • Use of computers and internet in conducting experiments




B.A. Psychology

Passed 10+2 or equivalent in any stream


B.Sc. Clinical Psychology

Passed 10+2 preferably with Science/Environmental Science/Computer Science/Psychology.


PG with 55% marks and University entrance exam/ NET qualified





The department aims to provide a holistic development enriched with engaging curricular and co-curricular activities, to the students. It would be a pleasure to welcome you all to an exciting world of opportunities in SMI

Dr. Jyotika Sharma

Convenor, Department of Psychology







The lab is equipped with different equipments to measure:

  • Attention
  • Perception
  • Memory
  • Learning
  • Personality
  • Intelligence




Mr. Pranaw Chettri

Department of Psychology, SMIT

+9181160 12299