Post Graduate Diploma | Psycho-Social Rehabilitation

Programme Overview

Offered by: School of Social Sciences & Humanities

Psycho-Social rehabilitation services and supports are collaborative, people oriented, and individualized. It is an essential element of the human services spectrum. It promotes personal recovery, successful community integration and satisfactory quality of life for people with mental illness. It focuses on helping individuals develop the skills needed to remain successful and satisfied in the living, working, learning and social environments of their choice.

Psycho-social rehabilitation approaches are evidence-based practices in key life domains such as employment, education, leisure and wellness. It also includes family involvement, peer support and delivered services. Psycho-social rehabilitation has been successful in helping people cope with mental illness. Thus, these approaches should be made available to people living with long term mental illness and/or substance abuse problems.

Course Objectives

  • To provide students with a thorough understanding of psychosocial rehabilitation principles and practices.
  • To provide practical knowledge for implementing in a range of mental health services based on best practices. 
  • To build upon the assessed strengths of people rather than their deficits and problems. 
  • To place people in their chosen goal settings such as jobs and housing and facilitate support in those settings.

Career Opportunities

On completion of this course, students can work as rehabilitation counsellors in organizations, NGOs, tribal and community development centres, and disaster management centres.


Programme Duration

1 Year

Programme Type


Eligibility Criteria

Candidate must have passed Bachelor degree examination in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST/PH students) with Psychology as one of the optional subjects.


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.