Liberal Arts

Psychology

The Under Graduate Psychology (H) Programme at the JIMS-JCC prepares students for a versatile career as well as helps them develop a positive outlook towards life. The students learn a variety of highly useful skills during their academic journey the JIMS-JCC. They complete the Psychology Programme with a research dissertation whose aim is to enable them to apply research skills to understand human beahviour.    

Since psychology is a diverse field, the Psychology Programme at the JIMS-JCC provides the students an opportunity to understand the multifaceted application of psychology in mental health, therapy, counselling and organizational training. On completion of the programme, the the students can choose to specialize work in one of more of these applications.

To train our students as behavioural specialists, we recognize the importance of ample exposure to mental health industry.  We equip them with the latest techniques and tools that can help them to perform in various settings. For example, the students who wishes to take up research as a profession can find the skills of interviewing and techniques of collection techniques and analysis useful in their job. Similarly, the students who are interested to work in an organisational setting can benefit greatly by learning about the psychology of work motivation and job satisfaction.  

This course aims to create learners who understand how psychology is involved in almost every aspect of life. Throughout the course, students are trained in soft skills, research skills, clinical skills, and organizational skills so that can contribute to the well-being and harmony people they work with and carve a niche for themselves.

The Psychology (H) course is becoming more relevant in today’s time as mental health takes the centre stage world-wide and leaders around the world working the different setting understand that most of the solution to the problem we face are embedded in human behaviour.  This programme would prepare the psychologist of tomorrow to overcome these challenges effectively. 

Course Objectives

The three-year Under Graduate Psychology (H) Programme at the JIMS-JCC is an intensive, rigorous and methodical study designed to:

  1. Help students develop soft skills to deal efficiently with people while working as counsellors and trainers.
  2. Making students aware about the applications of psychology in day-to-day life
  3. Imbibing reflective thinking in students so they can know about their behaviours while working with people.
  4. Developing a holistic knowledge base in research, clinical, counselling and organizational psychology so our students have ample opportunities to look forward to.
  5. Inculcate the right moral conduct and ethical behaviour in the mental health practitioners of tomorrow.

Course Highlights

  • The program offers in Psychology course offers intensive career training in areas like psychological research methods, cognitive psychology, child psychology and more.
  • This course aims to introduce the students to the wide range of approaches in psychology and how to apply their knowledge in it. 
  • It helps to study and learn about theories, concepts, tactics, and strategies that apply to the human behaviour.
  • Candidates may also get training in social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences.
  • It covers several areas of the field, such as physiological, abnormal, and developmental psychology.
  • A wide range of activities like fests, seminars, cultural conferences, guest lectures & internships to enhance learning and other necessary skills.
  • 100% placement assistance for different careers in companies of repute for all meritorious students. Education counsellors, behavioural therapist, child development specialist, human resources, organizational development and many other careers are placed under this gamut.

The course offers education in related sciences, and human behaviour, along with the core psychology coursework. Candidates explore topics given below:

  • Perception
  • Psychological research methods
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Child development
  • Personality theories

Common skills gained from a psychology degree include:

  • Ability to analyze complex data sets, and general analytical skill
  • Communication and teamwork skills
  • Numeracy and technology literacy, including statistics handling
  • An understanding of scientific literature and how to use it
  • Ability to approach issues from multiple perspectives
  • Sensitivity to a range of different experiences and emotions
  • Information-gathering skills, including survey design, observation, case study and sampling
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to work within a team

Eligibility

Minimum 50% marks in 10+2 (best of four including English)

Fee Structure

Total Fees

Rs.3,75,000 + Rs.3000 Student Activity Fund (per annum) + Rs.5000 Security Deposit

Ist Installment (Payable at the time of Admission)

Rs. 68,000 {Rs.60,000 + Rs. 5000 (Security Deposit) + Rs. 3000 (Student Activity Fund)} payable at the time of admission.

IInd Installment

Rs. 60,000 payable by December 31, 2021.

IIIrd Installment

Rs. 65,500 {Rs. 62,500 + Rs. 3000 (Student Activity Fund) payable by July 31, 2022.

IVth Installment

Rs.62,500 payable by December 31, 2022.

Vth Installment

Rs. 68,000 (Rs. 65,000 + Rs. 3000 (Student Activity Fund) payable by July 31, 2023.

VIth Installment

Rs. 65,000 payable by December 31, 2023.

 

Career Opportunities

It is well known that the field of psychology is very diverse because the human mind and human behaviour are very complex. Psychology touches every area of our lives—work, family, relationships, and mental and physical health. Based on the application of psychology in different areas of human life, different streams of professional psychology have been developed, such as clinical psychology, counselling psychology, organizational/industrial psychology, child psychology, military psychology, sports psychology and forensic psychology. Let us know more about these streams.

Clinical Psychology 

Clinical psychologists diagnose, understand and treat psychological disorders using psychotherapy. The reason is that often the medication given by the psychiatrist to the patient is not enough to fully treat a psychological disorder, and the patient requires psychotherapy by the clinical psychologist to be able to cope with the psychological disorder. However, clinical psychologists do not deal with the people suffering from major mental health issues. They work in hospitals, drug rehabilitation centres, NGOs,etc.  Earlier an M.Phil.in clinical psychology wasrequired to start practicing as a clinical psychologist.  Under the just announced new education policy, the name of this degree is likely to change. The students interested in making a career in clinical psychology need a minimum of master’s degree in clinical psychology. Given the growing mental health issues in our society, the demand for clinical psychologists is expected to rise.

Counselling Psychology

Counselling psychologists also provide therapy to help patients deal with their personal and interpersonal problems. Like clinical psychologist, they do not treat people suffering from major mental health issues. Instead, they deal with day-to-day issues such as solving fights between couples, helping students struggling with their course work, to assist professionals in dealing with the anxieties of job, and helping students with career guidance, etc. A counsellor works to makethe clientsmore functional and adjusted in their daily lives. Today, counselling is required across all occupations, and the need for it will continue to grow.Those pursuing counselling psychology can get training to provide different types of counselling. They can specialize as career counsellors, relationship/marital counsellors, guidance counsellors, and rehabilitation counsellors. Counsellors work in therapy centres, private set-ups, career centres, schools, NGOs and organizations.To become a counselling psychologist, students need to have a minimum a B.A (H) in Psychology along with a one-year diploma course in counselling.

Organizational/Industrial Psychology

Organizational/industrial psychologists apply the principles of psychology to tackle workplace issues. They work to make organizations and industries more efficient. They study workplace issues at the individual, group and organizational levels and develop modules to solve these issues. The students who specialize in organizational behaviour can work as human resource development specialists, organizational consultants, HR managers and training specialists, etc. Today organizations are investing a lot on evaluating emotional and social intelligence of their employees. Organizational and industrial psychologists have a good career prospects as they are equipped to help organizations train their employees on these new-age skills such as emotional intelligence and ability to work in teams. Students can get jobs after B.A (H) or M.A in psychology along with a diploma course in organizational psychology.

Child Psychology

The field of child psychology has a great potential in India because so far it has not got the required attention from parents as well as psychologists.  In the last few decades, childhood developmental disorders have tripled thus underlining the growing need for the services of child psychologists. Child psychologists deal with psychomotor, cognitive, emotional and social development of children and infants. They mostly work in child therapy centres, schools, and NGOs. Those trained to impart special education help the kids with special needs. For example, children with learning disabilities or autistic children or children with brain impairment can greatly become functional with use of psychological training and therapy.For becoming a child psychologist, you need a minimum of master’sdegree in child psychology or a master’s in special education.

Sports Psychology 

Psychology has become an important part of sports. Sportspersons’ performance is affected a great deal by their mental conditioning. A sports psychologist works to improve the mental conditioning of a sportsperson, particularly an athlete.  A sports psychologist studies the factors that can impact an athlete’s performance. These include cognitive, emotional, motivational and physiological factors. Sports psychologists generally work with sports coaching centres, sports teams, sports academies and leagues.

Today winning sports events gives the winners and their managers or team managements instant fame and rich rewards. Therefore, team managements take the services of sports psychologists along with coaches and physical trainers to enhance the performance of their sportspersons.

Sports psychology is relatively new in India but is expected to grow at an exponential rate.For practicing as a sports psychologist, a master’s in sports psychology is required. The Sports Authority of India provides research fellowships for psychologists; to avail this student need a master’s in psychology and must qualify for national eligibility test (NET) qualification.

Forensic Psychology 

Forensic psychology is relatively new in India. It has application in legal and judicial systems, especially in the context of witness testimony and custody issues.Forensic psychologists try to understand the psychology of criminals and the intent behind crimes. They have an important role to decide thenature of sentencing for criminals. In conflicts between spouses where child custody is an issue, the role of forensic psychologists is very important. For becoming a forensic psychologist, you need a minimum of M.Phil. in Forensic Psychology (the name of this degree will change from M. Phil.). Also, with the expected improvement in the judicial system, forensic psychologists are expected to play an important role in legal policymaking.

Infrastructure

Lecture Halls and Seminar Rooms

Fully air-conditioned, spacious lecture halls and custom-built seminar rooms, equipped with latest audio-visual aids, provide an excellent infrastructural back-up for academic interaction among faculties and students.

Library

The Library at JIMS-JCC Sector 3 Rohini is a veritable storehouse of information with ample text and reference books, national and international periodicals and journals. Well equipped and fully computerized library provides latest research and reference material in print and audio-visual formats along with the facility to refer to e-journals, Project Reports, Government Publications etc. To cultivate values in students and enhance their personality, the knowledge storehouse has an array of books on social issues and historical readings. The reading rooms provide a conducive environment for better learning and concentration.

Psychology Laboratory

There is a curiosity to know intellectual level, interests, aptitudes, personality, adjustment etc. One can know such things through their measurements & this measurement is possible through relevant psychological tests. The college has a separate psychology Laboratory which has sufficient psychological apparatus, tests etc. which are related to various aspects of human development and teaching learning process for conducting psychology experiments.

Activities

Best out of Waste

The students of first year participated in this online classroom activity pertaining to the Environmental Studies subject. They were to create useful products out of waste material available at home. They participated with great enthusiasm and carved out many amazing and useful things like table lamp, wall hanging, mobile stands, decorative show pieces, table coasters etc out of the waste stuff. Students were judged in the end on the basis of their creativity , usefulness of their product and presentation. The three best products were ranked and students were given the certificates.

Mindfullness Intervention

Mindfulness Intervention

To enhance the mental health of our students a guided mindfulness intervention was conducted in psychology dept. It was started with the breathing exercise as a warm up to prepare them for further activity. Following the breathing exercise Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) was being conducted. In this activity they had to carefully focus on their body muscles starting from toes to head. At the end an individual feedback session was done to map the effectiveness of the intervention. Overall, the intervention turned out to be effective for the students.

Movies Screening

Learning through cinema stimulates learner reflection. The concepts are easily related to feelings and emotions through movies and the story telling definitely sets up the foundation of sound and retainable knowledge. Thus, movie screening is an integral part of the course. Movies related to mental health including A beautiful mind, Peaceful warrior, Room, Unbroken, Inside out among many others are shown to students to understand various mental conditions better.

Raise Awareness

The students were sent to classrooms of various other courses where they gave presentations in groups to spread awareness on the issues related to mental health. They talked about the most common problems like stress, depression and anxiety and discussed the common symptoms along with the strategies to deal with them. Each group of students was accompanied by a teacher. The students even answered questions raised by the audience on the issue

Observational Learning

To better understand a subject like Educational Psychology the students were given an assignment under which they sat in different classrooms to observe various teaching strategies adopted by teachers for effective learning by students. The students observed the overall environment in the class and the teacher’s role in it, they observed the teaching style and the students’ involvement level among various other things. Later these observations were discussed by everyone in the class.

Article Reading and Interpretation

The best way to enhance knowledge is through reading. The students are motivated to read books related to different subjects. They are regularly taken to the library to read articles related to mental health from various magazines, they are then asked to interpret the articles in their own words. The same is discussed in the class with other students for collective knowledge enhancement.

Guest lectures

  1. Scope of forensic Psychology in India by Ms. Pooja Tomar (Forensic Psychologist). The scope and opportunities in the field Forensic psychology in India was discussed in the session.
  1. Scope of Clinical psychology in India by Ms. Mrinali (MPhil, NIMHANS). The scope and opportunities in the field of clinical psychology in India was discussed in the session.
  1. SPSS workshop –

    The use of SPSS tool is of per significance in psychological researches. Ms. Arshiya Kochar (Psychologist) was invited to teach the required skills of the  statistical tool to the second-year students.

  1. Importance of Diet and Nutrition in Mental Health’ by Dr. Sangeeta Malik (HOD Diet and Nutrition)

    The special lecture on significance of healthy diet, nutrition and health promotive behaviors was organised. The emphasis was given on the role of healthy diet on our mental well-being.

  1. Challenges for an Adolescent

    A guest lecture was taken by Ms Tanya Alagh a Clinical Psychologist. Various methods and techniques used in overcoming the conflicts and confusions during this age were discussed by her. Students also shared their experiences through ‘self control circle’ and ‘self discovery’ activities.

  1. Creating an Effective Social Media Campaign

    A session by Mr. Tarun Jajoria, Tech Lead, Pracify. This topic was from the subject ‘Media and Psychology’. Understanding mass media and the fundamental steps on how a message is propagated to certain audiences via digital and print medium was discussed in the session. The session apprised students of the impact of marketing campaigns designed according to the moral and ethical profile of the audience.

  1. Cybercrime

    A guest lecture was taken by Ms. Pooja Tomar, Forensic Psychologist on the topic ‘Cybercrime’. The session apprised the students of the origin and the current scenario of cybercrime in India. Some important cyber laws and case studies were also discussed in the session.

Industrial Visits

Blind School (Rohini sec 3) visit

The students of Psychology(Hons.) first semester were taken to ‘All India Confederation of the Blind’ a training centre for the visually impaired located in Rohini, sector 5 on November 11, 2019. The objective of the visit was to know about the cognitive function in blinds. The students also learnt about their working memory abilities and sensory representations. The students later made a project on the visit.

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Karmarth NGO (Mundka) Visit

The students of Psychology Hons. Second semester were taken to Karmarth (an NGO)  in the 2nd semester to interact with students of various socio economic background to understand their challenges and motivations. The Psychology students interviewed each of them with the help of a prepared questionnaire and later made a project on the same.

Internship

S.No Student Name Domain of internship Organisation Profile
1 Mehak Sharma Clinical Therapy and Beyond Clinical intern
2 Muskan Makhija Clinical Therapy and Beyond Clinical intern
3 Prerna Arora Clinical Therapy and Beyond Clinical intern
4 Monika Sharma Clinical Therapy and Beyond Clinical intern
5 Sakshi Jaiswal Clinical Therapy and Beyond Clinical intern
6 Akanksha Clinical Inside out Mental Health Clinic Clinical intern
7 Ayushi Clinical Inside out Mental Health Clinic Clinical intern
8 Hancy Solanki Clinical Inside out Mental Health Clinic Clinical intern
9 Ishika Clinical Inside out Mental Health Clinic Clinical intern
10 Kriti Clinical Inside out Mental Health Clinic Clinical intern
11 Ayush Thakur Forensic Centre for Forensic Forensic intern
12 Amisha Kohli Forensic Centre for Forensic Forensic intern
13 Prashant Sharma Forensic Centre for Forensic Forensic intern
14 Neeraj Kumar Upadhyay Forensic Centre for Forensic Forensic intern
15 Anjali Organisational Log Vikas Business Developer
16 Divya Anand Organisational Log Vikas Psychometric Test Designer
17 Husna Siddqui Organisational Log Vikas T & D trainee
18 Paridhi Agrawal Organisational Log Vikas Psychometric Test Designer
19 Riya Chauhan Organisational Log Vikas Research Assistant
20 Sandhya Rani Barik Organisational Log Vikas T & D trainee
21 Shristi Jain Organisational Log Vikas T & D trainee
22 Srishti Gurnani Organisational Log Vikas T & D trainee
23 Thounaojam Mangjilthaba Organisational Log Vikas Business Developer
24 Annu Organisational Log Vikas Business Developer
25 Vaishali Organisational Log Vikas Psychometric Test Designer
26 Kanika Kapoor Organisational Log Vikas Business Developer
27 Khushi Jain Organisational Log Vikas T & D trainee

 

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