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M.Sc. | Psychology (Human Resource Development and Management)

Programme Overview

Offered by: School of Social Sciences & Humanities

This course prepares students for applications of psychological knowledge in organisations / industries. This course is interdisciplinary in nature and is offered to those students who wish to achieve professional expertise in the management of human and social sides of work organizations.

Keeping pace with advances in this discipline, the M.Sc. Psychology program seeks to deliver a thorough, all-encompassing understanding of psychological functioning at the individual and social levels.  To acquire specialised knowledge, students are able to nurture their academic interest in the area of Human Resource Development and Management (HRDM). This course prepares students for the applications of psychology in industry, particularly with regard to companies and organisations. The interdisciplinary course is offered to students who wish to gain professional expertise in the management of both the human and social sides of business entities.

The course prepares students for the business world, by molding them into trustworthy, productive and competent business executives, entrepreneurs, and managers. Through the scientific study of human behavior in the work place with a focus on deriving principles of individual, group and organisational behaviour, students learn how they can apply this knowledge to the solve problems at the office. An HRDM psychologist conducts research on employee behaviours and attitudes, and analyses how these can be improved through hiring practices, training programmes, feedback, and management systems.

Upon completion of the Master of Science degree in Human Resource Development and Management (HRDM), a student will be able to understand the psychological factors that influence behavior of individuals in organisational environments. Students will be equipped with the basic skills required to succeed as human resource personnel, managers, and executives.

What is Psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour and mental processes. Behaviour is everything that people do that can be observed directly. Mental process include everything in our mental lives, such as thoughts, memories, feelings and motives This psychological phenomena are investigated using the scientific method; and the outcomes of these investigations are applied to diverse professional settings like treatment of mental illness, health promotion and job selections etc.

What does a Psychologist do in the real world?

Psychologists work in many different areas of society and are concerned with practical problems. They help people to overcome trauma, stress, depression and phobia. One can choose from a variety of exciting careers as a clinical psychologist, forensic psychologist, sports psychologist, industrial – organisational psychologist, child psychologist or family counsellor. There are various developmental agencies, rehabilitation centers, guidance centers and NGOs in society on the lookout for counselling psychologist and rehabilitation psychologist for seniors, those with intellectual disabilities, victims of violence and war, drug addicts and child laborers. Although psychologists are trained to work in diverse areas of society and develop the ability to observe different behavior patterns, they should choose their careers based on their area of specialisation and interest.

 

Programme Duration

2 years (6 Trimesters)

Programme Type

Full-Time

Programme Structure

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Eligibility Criteria

A candidate who has passed any degree examination from a recognised university with a minimum of 50% marks is eligible for admission to the programme (45% in case of SC/ST/PH students)

 
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