About Post Graduation Programme M.Sc in Psychology ( Affiliated to Kuvempu University)

The College is run by Manasa Trust which runs an exclusive 150 bedded neuropsychiatric hospital, Rehabilitation centre and child guidance clinic. Thus, the course is designed in such a way that lot of scope is given for ‘ample clinical exposure’. The core team involves professors, psychologists, psychiatrists and allied mental health professionals with expertise in their areas.


The two year (4 semesters) regular full time course is affiliated to Kuvempu University with the following specialisations

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Industrial and corporate Psychology


PEO 1: Graduates will be successful professionals in Psychology and allied fields with proficiency of working in multi-disciplinary fields.

PEO 2: Graduates will pursue higher education with synergistic combination of basic and applied fields of Psychology.

PEO 3: Graduates will inculcate ethical and social values for the well- being of the society.


Programme Educational Outcomes ( PEO):

PEO1: To provide advanced theoretical and application based skills to enable the students practice psychology in various areas of profession independently or in teams

PEO2 : To enable students with skills of fundamental and applied psychological research to pursue advanced research

PEO3: To imbibe skills of community service in students to enable them to device community level mental health programs

PEO4: To prepare students to respond to societal needs through an understanding of the rural ethos, Indian culture and plurality of ethnic and religious communities in the country at large.

PEO5: To encourage students to develop lifelong learning skills, entrepreneurship abilities and ethical values for a successful professional career

Program Specific Outcomes (PSO) :

At the end of the two years Master’s Programme in Psychology the students will be able to:

PSO 1 : Analyze, innovate and provide psychological help and support to real life problems.

PSO 2 : Acquire adequate practical skills in counselling, psychological assessment and psychological tool development to and function independently and in teams as psychologists in all areas of work.

PSO 3 :  Specialize in any theoretical framework and are of work in applied and theoretical Psychology

PSO 4 :  Demonstrate strong commitment to professional ethics and moral values through their conduct

Curriculum Outline:

Semester Course Code Hard Core/ Soft Core/ Open Elective Name of the Course Credits Teaching hours per Week
I semester
I HC101 HC Bio Psychology 4 4
HC102 HC Research Methods 4 4
HC103 HC Psychometry and Statistics 4 4
HC104 HC Theories of Learning and Motivation 4 4
HC105 HC Practical 105: General Psychological Assessments (Part 1) : Career Guidance 4 6
HC106 HC Practical 106: Computer applications in Psychology 4 6
I Semester Total Credits 24  
II Semester
II HC201 HC Qualitative Research 4 4
HC202 HC Theories of Personality 4 4
HC203 HC Cognitive Psychology 4 4
HC204 HC Foundations of Counselling 4 4
HC205 HC Practical 205: General Psychological Assessments (Part 2) :

 Life Skills Training

4 6
HC206 HC Practical 206: Project : Psychometric tool development 4 6
Open Elective
OEPSY201 OE Basic Psychological Process 2 3
II Semester Total Credits 26  
III Semester
III HC 301 HC Introduction to Psychotherapy 4 4
HC302 HC Positive Psychology 4 4
Child Psychology Specialisation
SC3101 SC Child Psychopathology 4 4
SC3102 SC Practical : Child Case History and Counselling Skills 4 6
SC3103 SC Practical: Assessments for Children and Adolescents 4 6
Clinical Psychology Specialisation
SC3201 SC Psychopathology –I 4 4
SC3202 SC Practical : Adult Case History and Counselling Skills 4 6
SC3203 SC Practical : Clinical Psycho-diagnostics 4 6
Open Elective
OEPSY301 OE Psychology and Stress Management 2 3
III Semester Total Credits 22  
IV Semester
IV HC401 HC Counselling for Special Groups 4 4
HC402 HC Community and  Psychology 4 4
HC403 HC Internship 4 6
HC404 HC Dissertation 4 6
Child Psychology Specialisation
SC4101 SC Child Intervention Procedures 4 4
SC4102 SC Education Psychology 4 4
Clinical Psychology Specialization
SC4201 SC Psychopathology –II 4 4
SC4202 SC Health Psychology 4 4
IV Semester Total Credits 24  
Total Program end Credits 96  




Number of seats available: 30 (15 through direct admissions and 15 through Kuvempu University admissions)

Eligibility: BA/ B.Sc in Psychology with a minimum of 55% in Psychology


Certificated and Value Added courses:


First Semester: Course in Learning Disability

Second Semester: Certificate Course for Yoga for Mental health by Department of Integrative Medicine, NIMHANS

Third Semester: Psychometric tool development

Fourth Semester : Corporate Training


Highlights of the program

  • Access to learning portals and international journals
  • Placements in hospitals for supervised training in counselling
  • Internships in corporate institutions, schools and child care centres
  • Guest lecture by internationally acclaimed experts in the field             
  • Clinical internships provided in collaboration with NGO’s
  • Extra coaching for NET/SLET and MPhil entrance exams.


Faculty Members:


Dr. Archana Bhat K , ( M.Sc & Ph.D Psychology, KSET)  Associate Professor and HOD

Dr. Shwetha K T,( M.Sc & Ph.D Psychology, KSET)  Assistant Professor

Ms. Anagha S, ( M.Sc Psychology, KSET, GATE) Assistant Professor

Mr. Manish S ,( M.Sc Psychology, KSET) Assistant Professor

Mr. Raajath Naik ,  (M.Sc Psychology , NET)Assistant Professor




With over 40 years of experience in the mental health sector, Manasa trust has tie ups with major institutes catering to the mental health. Thus, providing a strong network for postings.


Teaching Positions are Open for for M Phil Clinical Psychology

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