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Acharya Institute of Technology

Master of Science - Psychology


The Department of Psychology was set up in 2005 with an intake capacity of 60 and the current intake is 90 students for BA programme with two combination- Psychology, Journalism, Optional English and Psychology, Marketing, Economics and M.Sc in Applied Psychology from the current academic year-2015-16 with the intake capacity of 30 students affiliated to Bangalore University. The department is supported by experienced and qualified teaching faculty for the cause of quality education. The department organizes workshops, seminars, fests, club activities and invites talks from experts in the field.



Post Graduate

Master of Science - Psychology

Duration  : 2 Years

Eligibility : Candidates having degree with 40% in aggregate and 50% in Psychology.

Career Scope

Psychology being the immense foundation of knowledge in exploring and discovering oneself and others has its own unique scope and advantages. At a graduate level the subject has its reservation almost in all the fields of the society mainly in the fields of clinic, corporate, applied, education and research. In the present challenging and changing environment its being more welcoming and has been in great demand in acquiring knowledge in the field of psychology. Moreover much emphasis is given in knowing oneself. Students have a great scope in acquiring knowledge in the field of psychology especially acquiring their masters in psychology. In India Psychology is an upcoming field and therefore a lot of attention is diverted especially in the fields like Forensic Psychology, criminology and research. Society has been welcoming a lot of job openings for psychology graduates.


“Acharya Institutes, committed to the cause of value-based education in all disciplines, envisions itself as fountainhead of innovative human enterprise, with inspiration initiatives for academic excellence.”


The mission of our department is to provide our students with a strong education in the theoretical, scientific, and applied study of psychology. To this end we seek to,

• Provide our undergraduate majors with knowledge of psychology as an art, a science and a profession.

• Provide our graduate students with high quality programs that prepare them for careers in industry, government, mental health settings, educational settings, and further postgraduate study.

• Provide students enrolled in programs a basic understanding of psychology and its importance in all human endeavours.

Advisory Board

Chief Advisor

Prof. Gurunath Rao Vaidya
Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies.



Prof. George Varied Thekkan
Assistant Professor & Head,
Department of Psychology,
Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies.


Member Secretary

Mrs. Prathibha M V
Department of Psychology,
Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies.



Dr. H S Ashok
Professor and Chairperson (BOS),
Department of Psychology,
Bangalore University.

Mrs. Swarnalatha Iyer
Associate Professor and ‎MD,
Seshan's Academy Infinity Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru.

Our Professors

Acharya institute of graduate studies is known for its best education, and the AIGS faculty is composed of young and experience. Faculty members are passionate and curious individuals who continue their own research while teaching at AIGS. They come from across the country, bringing with them a diverse wealth of knowledge.

Course Catalog

Master of Science - Applied Psychology

Semester 1

  • Theoretical Perspectives of Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Research Methods
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Computer Applications
  • Psychometry

Semester 2

  • Personality Psychology
  • Counselling and guidance
  • Child Psychopathology
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Child assessment and intervention
  • Project Work
  • Theories of Learning

Semester 3

  • OrganiationalBehavior I –A micro perspective
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychological Therapies
  • Clinical assessment and intervention
  • Assessment and Intervention in Organisations
  • Foundations and Application of psychology

Semester 4

  • Organizational behaviour II -A Macro perspective
  • Social and Community Psychology
  • Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Positive psychology
  • Alternative healing techniques
  • Dissertation

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