M.Sc | Psychology- Counselling

Programme Overview

  • The programme equips students with Counselling in Psychology whilst building competence among the students from a holistic and an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • Through the programme, students are equipped in diagnostic methods and psychological assessments specific to each specialized area of counselling, hands-on training in various therapeutic techniques in Counselling.
  • This programme, at CMR University, also promotes the ability to render professional services to individuals, groups , and a multicultural/diverse/special population.
  • Through the programme, students also get to promote optimum human development for effective functioning, whilst getting to hone their research skills for undertaking scientific studies.

Career Opportunities

  • Counsellor
  • Drug and alcohol specialist
  • Employment counselor
  • Human resources analyst
  • Well being officers
  • Psychology programme manager

Programme USPs/Key Features

  • The programme provides thorough theoretical grounding and research-driven training relevant to Counselling Psychology.
  • The programme delivers a thorough and holistic understanding of psychological functioning at the individual and social level.

Programme Educational Objectives

  • The programme explores the advances in Counselling Psychology, a discipline addressing behavioural and mental health issues including intellectual, emotional, psychological, social, and behavioural maladjustments.
  • It seeks to deliver a thorough and holistic understanding of psychological functioning at the individual and social levels.

Programme Outcomes

  • The programme aims to provide a strong foundation of theory and practice in specific fields that will enable students to utilize their experience at the university in their field of work.
  • Special emphasis is laid on the development of critical thinking, analytical ability, written, and oral presentation skills. This is a vibrant and dynamic undergraduate programme, supported by ongoing research at the School of Social Sciences & Humanities.

Programme Duration

2 years (4 Semesters)

Programme Type


Eligibility Criteria

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)


Programme Structure





Electives - II SEMESTER

Elective Course 1

Elective Course 2

Elective Course 3

Elective Course 4

Elective Course 5

Electives - III SEMESTER

Elective Course 6

Elective Course 7

Elective Course 8

Elective Course 9

Elective Course 10

Assessment and Evaluation

The University follows Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), which provides choice for students to select from the prescribed set of courses and earn credits. Students are awarded grades based on their performance for each courses in a semester and Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA), which is a measure of academic performance of a student in a semester. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is used as a measure of overall cumulative performance of a student over all semesters. However, the CGPA is invariably calculated from second semester onwards to facilitate students to know their academic progress.

Every Programme has a prescribed Curriculum or the Scheme of Teaching and Evaluation. It prescribes all the courses/ laboratory/ other requirements for the degree and sets out the nominal sequence semester wise. Curriculum also includes SWAYAM and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), offered by premier institutions. A student desirous of additional exposure to a course, without the rigors of obtaining a good grade, ‘audits’ a course that helps him to have an edge over others in placements.

The evaluation system to assess the student is comprehensive and continuous during the entire period of Semester, by the faculty who is teaching the course. Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIE) and Semester End Examination (SEE) constitute the major evaluations prescribed for each course, with only those students maintaining a minimum standard in CIE are permitted to appear in SEE of the course. CIE and SEE to carry 50% weightage each, to enable the course to be evaluated for a total of 100 marks, irrespective of its credits.

Before the start of the Academic session of each semester, a faculty may choose for his course Internal Assessment Test and a minimum of two of the following assessment methods with suitable weightage for each: Assignments (Individual and/or Group), Seminars, Quizzes, Group Discussions, Case Studies, Practical Orientation on Design Thinking, Creativity & Innovation, Participatory & Industry Integrated Learning, Practical Activities/Problem Solving Exercises, Class Presentations, Analysis of Industry/Technical/Business Reports, Reports on Guest Lectures/Webinars/Industrial Visits, Industrial/Social/Rural Projects, Participation in Seminars/Academic Events/Symposia or any other academic activity.

The Semester End Examination for all the courses for which students registered during the semester shall be conducted at the end of each semester. Some of the courses, where the student performance is evaluated through CIE, may not have SEE.

The makeup examination facility shall be available to those students who have appeared and failed in the SEE in one or more courses in a semester.