M.Sc | Psychology (Clinical)

Programme Overview

  • The study of Clinical Psychology lets students delve deep into the world of human behaviour and the functioning of the human mind. Specifically, the post graduate programme in Clinical Psychology enables students to delve deep into the human mind and thereby address behaviours and help solve psychological problems heuristically.
  • WIth this programme, students also learn to provide care to individuals by mitigating mental health issues.
  • Psychological therapy is also a key focus area of the programme. Offering therapy, through the practical sessions (at the University), for addressing behavioural issues, is also imparted to students. These aspects involve Research, therefore, students taking up the programme also have the added advantage of becoming effective Mind Researchers.
  • Clinical Psychology is one of the most popular and sought-after post graduate programmes in Clinical Sciences. Scope for post graduates are immense and ranges from research to working as Counsellors/Therapists.
  • With Clinical Psychology, there are also opportunities to create potential impact on the health/life of individuals, and thereby contribute optimally to the mental healthcare system of the society.

Career Opportunities

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

Programme USPs/Key Features

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

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

Current – A pass in any degree awarded by a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST/PH candidates), with 40% in Psychology as an optional subject.


Programme Structure

I Semester

II Semester

III Semester

IV Semester

Elective Course

Elective Course 1

Elective Course 2

Elective Course 3

Elective Course 4

Elective Course 5

Elective Courses

Elective Course 6

Elective Course 7

Elective Course 8

Elective Course 9

Elective Course 10


Psychology laboratory

The Psychology laboratory in CMR University is well equipped with all kinds of psychological testing and assessments. It comprises apparatus-based experiments; and the paper pencil assessment in psychometric testing for undergraduate level as well as post graduate level for clinical and HRDM specialization.

It includes 68 experiments along with assessments and apparatus-based testing encompassing a huge array of psychometric assessments which opens a whole new domain for students who wish to pursue a career in Psychology and forms the foundation for the path to being well learned practicing psychologists.

Practical experience during graduate study is important for many reasons. It provides an opportunity to apply gained knowledge in the classroom in a real world setting.

The Psychology Lab has well ventilated seating arrangements for students and all the facility members to provide them an effective experience on the platform provided by the university, with experiments ranging from assessing a person’s mental and cognitive skills, to addressing serious clinical issues like depression and other mental disorders with availability of Beck’s depression inventory and intelligence tests providing a vast array of tests that are very rarely provided in other Universities/Colleges.

To add to the above, there is personality Testing; along with widely popular projective tests such as Rorschach and Thematic Apperception Test.

Assessment and Evaluation

The University follows the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), which provides choices for students to select from the prescribed set of courses and earn credits. Students are awarded grades; based on their performance for each course 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.

The 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/her have an edge over others in placements.

The evaluation system to assess the student is comprehensive and continuous during the entire period of the Semester. 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 being permitted to appear in SEE of the course. CIE and SEE 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 the 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/Case lets, 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, etc. 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.