The Department of Psychology was the first to be started as a postgraduate department by St Agnes College when the institution ventured into higher education in 2008. The M. Sc course is intended to acquaint students with deeper understanding of theory, assumptions and implications of Psychology ,in day to day life. It's a semester based course that offers 16 theory papers, 8 practical papers and a dissertation. Students have to mandatorily go through an internship programme and training in counselling skills. Students participate and present research papers in national and international conferences and also the research work is published in renowned journals. Various teaching methods like Group discussion, technology based teaching, role plays, Guest lectures are used to make teaching and learning more effective. Opportunities are also provided to students to exhibit their talent by organising and participating in Inter Collegiate Fest, National/International level Conferences and various departmental activities. Innovative practices followed in the department include Journal club, Case presentations, Film reviews, Field work in various institutions and Field visits. Guidance and Counselling, MR certification, modules on Memory improvement techniques, Time and Stress management, mindfulness and Psychological assessment are some of the services rendered by the department to the public. The course has helped students to enhance their knowledge and students are placed in various hospitals, schools, special schools has effective counsellors and Psychologists.


The department prepares the students to be Effective Counselling Psychologists who are God-centered, academically competent, responsible, and committed to serve our society and cater to peoples emotional, physical and mental health issues in turn enhancing their sense of wellbeing, alleviate feelings of distress and resolve crises.


1. Provide Curriculum that includes an integral, value based & quality oriented atmosphere for learning within classroom and beyond

2. Engage students in evidence based activities that enhance their ability to discover and generate new knowledge in the field of Psychology

3. Foster and intensify goals of interpersonal, and Intrapersonal skills to maintain personal, professional and national integrity

4. Help students apply their knowledge to empower citizens, deal with challenges society faces and attaining global well-being

Course Contents

Semester Paper Code Title of the paper HardCore/SoftCore
I MPSYH 101 Cognitive Psychology HC
MPSYH 102 Research Methods HC
MPSYH 103 Statistics in Psychology HC
MPSYH 104 Educational Psychology HC
MPSYS 151 Practical-Learning & Memory SC
MPSYS 152 Practical- Educational Testing SC
II MPSYH 201 Physiological Psychology HC
MPSYH 202 Personality Theories HC
MPSYH 203 Psychological testing HC
MPSYS 204 Positive Psychology SC
MPSYS 251 Practical-Assessment of personality SC
MPSYS 252 Practical- Positive psychology SC
MPSYE 215 Statistics with SPSS OE
III MPSYH 301 Counselling Psychology HC
MPSYH 302 Psychopathology HC
MPSYH 303 Psychological intervention HC
MPSYS 351 Practical- Psychometric Assessment SC
MPSYS 352 Practical- Assessment of Clinical Symtomatology SC
MPSYS 352 Health Psychology OE
IV MPSYH 401 Behaviour modification HC
MPSYH 402 Counselling Children and Adolescents HC
MPSYH 403 Counselling Adults SC
MPSYS 404 Dissertation SC
MPSYS 451 Practical- Counselling and Psychotherapy SC
MPSYS 452 Practical- Case studies and field work HC


Total No. of Hard Core (HC) Courses = 13 ;Total No of Credits = 52

Total No. of Soft Core (SC) Courses= 10;Total No of Credits = 32

Total No. of Open Elective (OE) Courses= 2;Total No of Credits = 6

No. of Credits= 90
Name : Sarah Shirley Crasta
Department : PG Psychology
Designation:Assistant Professor

Name : Mrs. Sowmya Sachin Puthran
Department : PG Psychology
Designation:Assistant Professor

Name : Dr. Premanand
Department : PG Psychology
Designation:Associate Professor and HOD
Qualification:MA, PhD, NET,