Meet the H.O.Ds

The Liberal Arts, Science & Commerce streams comprise of dedicated Departments for various Specialized subjects. Each of the departments are led by highly qualified and experienced ‘Head of Department’ who ensure that the Study Programs stay upgraded and abreast with Industry Trends, Learning Methodologies and Technology Tools that provide students with a vibrant learning environment.

Dr. Rajani Moti (HOD-English)

Dear Students & Parents,

We are pleased to inform you that as a part of MIT WPU, we have started many courses under Arts faculty. BA (Hons) English is one of these new courses which is a three years full time undergraduate programme of Trimester Pattern with Choice Based Credit System. The course follows syllabus prescribed by the UGC and offers 14 Core papers, 4 Discipline Specific Electives and 4 Generic Electives. The course includes 2 AECC compulsory modules, that is, English Communication and Environmental Science of 4 credits each and 4 SEC modules of 2 credits each which include MIT World Peace University modules.

BA (Hons) English programme imparts comprehensive knowledge of English literature and language to students and prepares them for higher studies in the discipline. Students may also opt for higher education in other disciplines like Journalism and Mass Media Communication. Or they may opt for a career in Technical Writing, Translation, Language Training, amongst other continuous updated Curriculum Courses.

A very essential learning element at MIT World Peace University is the value-based education system imparted in addition to academic focus, which aims at holistic development of students.

Dr. Madhuri Kulkarni (HOD-Geography)

Dear Students & Parents,

This is truly an exciting time as we enter a period of change that will signal a new era in our development. We have now set some ambitious growth targets in our new strategy that will challenge us, but I firmly believe that we have the capability to deliver them. We want to grow our profile; strengthen and broaden our research, enhance the student experience, particularly in terms of preparing for the world of work by offering each student a career-enhancing experience; and further develop our impact and role within the city and the region.

The MIT World Peace University has enormous strengths and a real sense of shared ambition and common purpose, which has been strengthened by our new mission, vision and strategy. I am particularly proud of our new set of values that set the tone of the institution in terms of the way that we will work to achieve our future success. And who better than our Students to set new benchmarks through their successful inroads in various Industries.

Prof. Nitin Sharma (HOD-Political Science)

Dear Students & Parents,

‘Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable- the art of the next best’

On behalf of our faculty, staff, and students, I am pleased to welcome you to our website and invite you to browse the pages, which offer informative insight into our excellent programs.

The Department of Political Science has a rich undergraduate curriculum, filled with numerous activities to provide a well-rounded education. Students are prepared to be critical thinkers, productive citizens, and leaders in a wide range of careers including: government and public service, jurisprudence, as well as an array of managerial options in the private sector.

The department, believes not only in excellence in academic arena but also equal devotion to extracurricular activities such as Debating, Hindi dramatics, Music, Photography. The department organises talks and seminars on various issues such as human rights, feminism, society and civil movements etc.

Dr. Shalaka Shah (HOD-Psychology)

Dear Students & Parents,

Dr. Shalaka Shah is a post doctoral fellow of the Steinbeis School of International Business & Entrepreneurship (SIBE) Germany. She has earned a doctorate in Pedagogy & Psychology for the topic of work-life balance and career success and has a double Master degree in Psychology of Excellence from Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU), Munich Germany and in Counseling Psychology from SNDT University Pune. She is a licensed KODE® & SCA® competence trainer approved by Steinbeis University Berlin.

The competence license is widely accepted across Europe & USA. She is the first Indian to hold this license. Dr. Shah has an experience of psychological testing and counseling for over a decade and is the creator of ‘Work-life360o Audit’ program the only one of its kind in India. She endeavors to research topics like work-life balance, competency development and business leadership education. She aims to co-operate with international universities and/or companies for competence development and research.

Considering the growing importance of the field of psychology and its emerging applications in allied fields, MIT WPU has started a three years full time undergraduate programme B.A. (Hon) course in Psychology. This honors course specifically focuses on in depth study of various sub-fields of psychology. The course is essentially designed to facilitate academic challenges and further enrich psychology aspirants. The department aims to start M.A. Psychology course offering three specializations namely counseling psychology, clinical psychology and a one of its kind in India “psychology of excellence”.

At our department we aim to have a balanced approach of theory and practice. My vision is to provide psychology aspirants hands-on experience in applied psychology fields through various activities such as short projects, opportunity to contribute in international research, benefit from study visits, internships and guest lectures by eminent personalities. My competent team looks forward to welcome you to our department!

Dr. Shalaka Shah

M.A., M.A., PhD, Postdoc (Germany)

Head of Department – Psychology

Bachelor of Arts- B.A. Hons. (English)

Bachelors Specialization in English Studies provides students with an access to in-depth understanding of English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day. This program strengthens the students Communication skills, Data Processing & segregation skill, Creative Writing, Analytical & logical thinking, Research Abilities and Critical reviewing skills. Many aspiring students may wish to study English, yet they needs to first get an answer to ‘Why one wishes to pursue this program? And what they plan to do at the end of this 3 years program?

A study of Languages gives you a choice to pursue Higher Studies in any field such as- Management Studies, M-Phil or PHD to get into Teaching or prepare for Civil Services/Competitive Job examinations. You can also pursue a career as Digital copywriter, Editorial assistant, English as a foreign language teacher, Lexicographer, Magazine journalist, Newspaper journalist, Publishing copy-editor/ proof reader, Web content manager.

To help you arrive on correct decision, we employ WPU Method of (Continuously Updated Education System) to provide you an edge over others in your Professional endeavors.

Programme Highlights

The B.A (Hons.) English course at MIT-WPU introduces you to in-depth study of English Literature and Modern English Usage in the world of business, Literature, Linguistics amongst others-

    • Renowned faculty members

    • Well-equipped Library with e-learning facilities

    • Talks by language experts in the field

    • Extensive use of Information & Communication Technology

    • Regular counselling/mentoring for students

    • An ideal blend of academics with sports, culture, yoga and holistic lifestyle

    • Inclusion of World Peace teachings in curriculum

    • Campus Placement

Programme Structure

The course duration for B. A (Hons.) English is three years programme based on the Choice Based Credit System and syllabus followed as per UGC guidelines. It is restructured into a trimester pattern with components of peace subjects offered as part of the MIT World Peace University Program.

The curriculum includes core subjects, compulsory ability enhancement courses, skill enhancement courses, Generic Electives and Discipline Specific courses. This makes it a unique programme, the only kind offered in India by any University.

    • 1st Year – Three Years Full Time Undergraduate Programme with Trimester Pattern with Choice Based Credit System. The program requires you to achieve. Minimum 24 Credits to be achieved in First Year for admission to Second Year.

    • 2nd Year- Minimum 26 Credits to be achieved in Second Year to be eligible for admission to Final Year. The student should clear all the subjects of First Year to become eligible for admission to Final Year.

Assessment

    • Continuous evaluation with choice based credit system

    • Continuous Internal Assessment 50%

    • Term-end Examination 50%

Bachelor of Arts- B.A. Hons. (Geography)

Study of Modern Geography has become an all-encompassing field whereby you study the structure and components of Earth, climatic conditions, natural resources and other human complexities. Students get to learn Project Management and environmental reporting skills apart from other related subjects. Upon the completion of this program, students often pursue higher specialized postgraduate studies to undertake teaching professions, Civil Services or Research Oriented careers. You may see opportunities with Colleges and Universities, Cartography Offices, Residential Surveying Agencies, GIS solutions, urban development companies and Environmental Companies as Subject matter experts, Researchers, Managers, and Consultants.

Programme Highlights

The B.A. (Geography) course at MIT WPU introduces you to in-depth study of Geography and studies lands, features, inhabitants and phenomena of earth.

    • Field work & Report Writing

    • Research orientation

    • Renowned faculty members

    • Well-equipped Library with e-learning facilities

    • Talks by language experts in the field

    • Extensive use of Information &Communication Technology

    • Regular counselling/mentoring for students

    • An ideal blend of academics with sports, culture, yoga and holistic lifestyle

    • Inclusion of World Peace teachings in curriculum

    • Campus Placement

Programme Structure

The course duration for B. A Geography is three years programme based on the Choice Based Credit System and syllabus followed as per UGC guidelines. It is restructured into a trimester pattern with components of peace subjects offered as part of the MIT World Peace University Program. We employ WPU Method of (Continuously Updated Education System) to ensure our students have an edge over others in their Professional endeavors.

    • 1st Year – Three Years Full Time Undergraduate Programme with Trimester Pattern with Choice Based Credit System. The program requires you to achieve. Minimum 24 Credits to be achieved in First Year for admission to Second Year.

    • 2nd Year- Minimum 26 Credits to be achieved in Second Year to be eligible for admission to Final Year. The student should clear all the subjects of First Year to become eligible for admission to Final Year.

Assessment

    • Continuous evaluation with choice based credit system

    • Continuous Internal Assessment 50%

    • Term-end Examination 50%

Bachelor of Arts- B.A. Hons. (Political Science)

A Bachelors in Political Science has advanced from its initial days and now touches upon a mix of Political and other social sciences giving you a complete run-down of aspects of Government functioning, administrative functions, national & international politics, diplomatic relations and myriad aspects. MIT WPU adopts a balance study approach towards theory, workshops and regular talks by national & international leaders. Our key national initiatives like Bharatiy Chhatra Sansad, National Teachers Congress and National Woman’s Parliament allow all students to participate, play an active role and also get placed in Government & Political administration roles. Students of Political science can pursue higher studies or take up professions as Budget analyst, political scientist, PR officers and Political party marketers and influencers.

Programme Highlights

The B.A. (Political Science) course at MIT-WPU introduces you to in-depth study of Political science which is a social science concerned with the study of the state, government and politics; it deals extensively with the theory and practice of politics, and the analysis of political systems and political behavior. We employ WPU Method of (Continuously Updated Education System) to ensure our students have an edge over others in their Professional endeavours.

    • Renowned faculty members

    • Well-equipped Library with e-learning facilities

    • Talks by language experts in the field

    • Extensive use of Information &Communication Technology

    • Regular counselling/mentoring for students

    • An ideal blend of academics with sports, culture, yoga and holistic lifestyle

    • Inclusion of World Peace teachings in curriculum

    • Campus Placement

Programme Structure

The course duration for B. A (Political Science) is three years spread across trimesters and each trimester will have a number of courses with specified credits.

    • 1st Year – Three Years Full Time Undergraduate Programme with Trimester Pattern with Choice Based Credit System. The program requires you to achieve. Minimum 24 Credits to be achieved in First Year for admission to Second Year.

    • 2nd Year- Minimum 26 Credits to be achieved in Second Year to be eligible for admission to Final Year. The student should clear all the subjects of First Year to become eligible for admission to Final Year.

Assessment

    • Continuous evaluation with choice based credit system

    • Continuous Internal Assessment 50%

    • Term-end Examination 50%

Bachelor of Arts- B.A. Hons. (Psychology)

Psychology is a highly relevant and interesting subject in a world of increasing responsibilities and complexities in the life of people across diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. B. A (Hons) Psychology study program is an in-depth course which takes you through a scientific journey of understanding mental processes and human behavior. The course is a blend of theory, readings and practicalthat allow aspirants to gain insights into biological, cognitive, social aspects of human behavior.

Psychology aspirants have a broad scope of pursuing higher studies e.g. masters and doctoral programmes in one of the psychology sub-field. Numerous areas of expertise namely practicing psychologist, researcher, professor, counselling for sports psychology, expertise in psychological testing etc. await graduate and post-graduate students. Students’ knowledge and competencies acquired during bachelor studies will prove to be a stepping stone in pursuing careers in Business, Media, Management, Civil Services, Banking, Teaching and so on.

Programme Highlights

The B.A. (Hons) Psychology course at MIT WPU introduces you to in-depth study of Psychology. The course follows a trimester pattern with choice base credit system. It follows syllabus prescribed by the UGC and offers 14 core psychology papers, 4 psychology specific electives and 4 general electives. This course additionally includes 2 English Communication skills (AECC) compulsory modules that are English Communication and Environmental Science of 4 credits each and 4 Skill enhancement courses (SEC) modules of 2 credits each which include MIT World Peace University modules.This makes it a unique programme, the only kind offered in India by any University. We employ WPU Method of (Continuously Updated Education System) to ensure our students have required competencies to adhere to professional endeavors. Following are the highlights:

      • Highly experienced and competent faculty members

      • Well-equipped library with e-learning facilities

      • Interactions with renowned experts in the field

      • Extensive use of Information &Communication Technology

      • Regular counselling/mentoring for students

      • Internationally recognized competency development procedure

      • International research opportunity for aspirants

      • An ideal blend of academics with sports, culture, yoga and holistic lifestyle

      • Inclusion of World Peace teachings in curriculum

      • Campus Placement

Programme Structure

The course duration for B. A (Hons) Psychology is three years spread across trimesters and each trimester will have a number of courses with specified credits.

    • 1st Year – This year included 4 core psychology papers (theory + practical) and 2 general psychology papers. The program requires you to achieve minimum 25 Credits to be achieved in First Year for admission to Second Year.

    • 2nd Year – This year included 6 core psychology papers(theory + practical) and 2 general psychology papers. This year minimum 20 Credits to be achieved in second year to be eligible for admission to Final Year. The student should clear all the subjects of first year to become eligible for admission to Final Year. CE- Continuous Evaluation, TE- Term-end Examination.

    • 3rd Year – This year included 4 core psychology papers(theory + practical) and 2 general psychology papers. CE- Continuous Evaluation, TE- Term-end Examination. CE- Continuous Evaluation, TE- Term-end Examination.

Assessment

    • Continuous evaluation with choice based credit system

    • Continuous Internal Assessment 50%

    • Term-end Examination 50%

Guest lectures on the topic of Youth

Guest lectures on the topic of Youth, Gender & Identity.

Dr. Zameer Kamble

Asst. Prof. of German Language at the SPPU & Social activist for LBGTIQ community interacted with psychology aspirants on gender identity and sexual orientation.

 

 

 


 

Mr. Hrishikesh Pawar

a classical & contemporary dancer, trainer and dance therapist working with patients of Parkinson’s disease interacted with students on his journey in dance career as a male artist and social identity development.

Psychology Research Activity in NTC 18

Psychology Research Activity in NTC 18


Psychology Department, LASC, MIT-WPU held its first research activity of the academic year 2017-18 through their Psychology Research LAB established by Dr. Shalaka Shah, Head of the Department. This research activity actively involved psychology aspirants in a mass data collection process during the National Teachers’ Congress held on 10-11-12 January 2018. The students experienced real data collection procedure for the topic of work-life management and learnt about the first steps of conducting empirical research.

Bachelor of Arts- B.A. Hons. (Economics)

Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) Economics is a three-year programme based on a choice based credit system and syllabus given by the UGC. It is restructured into trimester pattern with components of peace subjects offered as a part of the MIT-World Peace University Curriculum. The curriculum includes core subjects, compulsory ability enhancement courses, skill enhancement courses, and Generic Electives & Discipline Specific courses. This makes it a unique programme, the only kind offered in India by any University.

Programme Highlights

The B.A. (Hons.) Economics course at MIT-WPU has evolved from a carefully designed learning pedagogy whereby the programme aims to impart students with a rigorous and hands-on training in Economics, with special emphasis on analytical and problem solving skills. The WPU methodology of imparting education takes students through experiential learning based on-

    • Regular lectures conducted by a combination of Full-time, Part-time & Guest faculties from the Industry and Academia.

    • Series of Guest Lectures and Seminars for students of all three years.

    • Project Based Learning.

    • Summer Internship of 4-6 weeks

    • National Study Tour to institutes of national repute to complete a Modular Course.

    • Strong Placement Training and Support.

    • Rural Immersion Programme for all students.

    • Regular Yoga Sessions ensure student’s fitness and improved concentration.

Programme Structure

The B.A. (Hon.) Economics Programme is a 3 years full time undergraduate programme under MIT-WPU, which follows a 9 Trimesters Choice Based Credit System Pattern.Total credits for this course is 148. Students can choose Elective Subject as Ability Enhancement Course which will enhance their Knowledge, Skills and Abilities to make them industry ready.

The Economics degree program introduces you to in-depth study of core economic principles such as consumer behaviour, policy making as well as the advanced quantitative techniques that are the basic tools used to analyse questions of both business and policy. In the final year, the students opt for specialized study in any one field of Economics such as Econometrics and Finance, International Economics etc.

Why MIT- WPU?

Pursuing UG/PG Programmes in Liberal Arts, Science and Commerce from MIT World Peace University delivers a uniquely designed experience of best-in-class resources that are in conformance to futuristic Industry requirements, giving you an edge over your peers. Few of these are highlighted below-

    • Flexible Academic Credit System (ACS)

    • Continuous Updated Education (CUEd)

    • Team Teaching by Faculty in classroom

    • Digital Edge classroom teaching

    • Rural Immersion Programme

    • National Study Tour

    • Peace Programmes for holistic development

    • Promote Sports Culture for Peace

    • Rural Immersion Programme

    • National Study Tour

    • Peace Programmes for holistic development

    • Promote Sports Culture for Peace

    • Alumni Connect for hand holding support

    • de Entrepreneurship Skills

    • Social Mission – inculcate Social Responsibility for sustainable development goals

    • Life @ campus beyond education

Eligibility

MIT WPU follows UGC specified eligibility norms while accepting applications for admissions from students. To be eligible you need to meet the below mentioned criteria-

    • Passed 12th / (10+2) / HSC from any streams

    • Three years Diploma conducted by Board of Technical Education Maharashtra after SSC (or) passed its equivalent examination.

Selection Criteria

Department Infrastructure

We offer state-of-the-art infrastructure with air-conditioned rooms which are ICT enabled for seamless learning of students. Hostel facilities will be made available for students on payment basis within 1 and 1.5 km. radius of the campus.

::: The Library :::

The Library has a collection of more than 9500 books of B.A. B.com , B.Sc Computer Science, M.Sc Computer Science, M.Sc. Mathematics, M.Sc. Statistics and M.Com. It subscribes to over 22 National and International journals/magazines. The Library is computerized & also has collection of CD’s , DVD’s. The Library is automated and it provides OPAC facility giving full information regarding books issued/returned/journals/CDs/DVDs etc. Library is providing Internet Access and Online Database.

::: Library Forum :::

has been established under MIT Group of Institutions. Idea behind this is to share electronic resources to the sister Institutions, Conduct seminars conferences workshops FDP’s under the forum. Under this various electronic resources has been purchased which includes electronic journals/books data bases, electronic journals back issues archives. Faculty members, students and researchers are now take benefit of IEEE, Springer, Science Direct, EBSCO, Prowess, J-Gate N-List Such type of databases.
The College Library started a new activity through the web services. Library has started its own Blog to share recent and updated information. Aim of this blog is to share and exchange of recent information and keep updated to students as well as faculty members and also Library has started to share the information through social networking website i.e. face book. This venture has received a great response.

:: Classrooms ::

The classrooms of LASC are specious, student centric having maximum capacity of 120 students.

Each classroom is equipped with-

    • Projector/ Smart Boards

    • Collar Mike

    • Specious Benches

    • White Board

::: Gym :::

Our fully qualified and friendly staff are on hand to guide our students through the introduction process which will get you started for gym. It’s a one to one session designed around you and your experience of the gym. The sessions start with introduction to equipment’s.

Batch Timing : 7:30 am to 7:30 pm

Special Batches for Girl Students and Staff Members.

::: Cafeteria :::

A full-fledged cafeteria is available at MIT World Peace University campus where wholesome snacks, Lunch and Dinner are served. A cafeteria is provided for students within the college where tea, coffee, snacks, soft drinks are available through the day. A good mix of popular vegetarian and multi-cuisine spread is available such as Maharashtrian, Punjabi, South Indian, and Chinese amongst others.

Infrastructure Photos

1. I'm interested in pursuing a career in psychology. How should I begin?

Psychology offers many exciting opportunities for a rewarding career. Whether you study psychology in high school, as an undergraduate, or pursue a graduate education in psychology, you will be gaining important skills that will be an asset in whatever career you choose. Students of psychology have an opportunity to develop counseling, research and writing skills that will serve them well in any profession. Moreover, it is through the study of psychology that many students sharpen their problem-solving skills and develop a higher level thinking ability when it comes to analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating information.

You can begin by choosing a Bachelor Degree in Psychology, followed by Masters and if you are inclined towards a long-term career in psychology plan for a doctorate after some experience of working in real-life settings.

2. Why should I choose MIT-WPU’s undergraduate B.A. (Honours)Psychology Program?

The B.A.(Hon.)Psychology Program offered at the MIT-WPU is unique in many ways. It is a combination of conventional core psychology subjects and unconventional core as well as elective psychology courses. You get exposed to traditional theories and concepts as well as an updated knowledge and skills for the upcoming psychology fields which are more application oriented. This is the only course in India which offers an International Competency Development procedure for psychology students through which we aim to assess you true potential in the field of psychology and offer psychology related activities in real-life settings that suit your true potential.Another reason to choose this course is that it is in an integrated B.A.-M.A. Program, so you do not have to worry about your Master Degree.

The curriculum for this course is carefully designed by field experts and is taught not only using traditional reference books but using International peer-reviewed psychology Journal research articles. Recently published research articles gives you a continuously updated knowledge base of the specific topic.

If you are ultimately interested in attending Master Degree later on, in addition to good grades in your undergraduate classes, a very significant factor in admission to Master programs is your research experience. It will be useful to see what kinds of research opportunities are available, as well as opportunities to present the results of research at psychology conferences. Research builds skills and allows the faculty to get to know students; subsequent letters of recommendation are thus stronger and more personalized.

We at Psychology Department of College of Liberal Arts, Science & Commerce, MIT-WPU offer you participation in real ongoing psychology research through our MIT-PSYCH Labs.

3. What is the program structure of the B.A. (Honours) Psychology Program?

Programme Structure for First Year

Course Type Course Code Course Title Credits
    Trimester-I  
C 1 MIT-WPUPSYBH1101 Introduction to Psychology (Theory+Practical) 6
C 2 MIT-WPU-PSYBH1102 Biopsychology (Theory+Practical) 6
AECC 1 MIT-WPU-ENCC1101 English Communication 4
 

SEC 1

MIT-WPU-WPB1101 Classical languages effective communication and human dynamics 2
  Total- A 18
Trimester-II  
G1 MIT-WPU-PSYBH1201 General Psychology (Theory+Practical) 6
C4 MIT-WPU-PSYBH1302 Psychology for individual differences

(Theory + practical)

6
 

SEC 2

MIT-WPU-WPB1201 Philosophy of Science and Spirituality 2
Total-B 14
Trimester-III  
G2 MIT-WPU-PSYBH1301 Youth Gender and Identity (Theory+Practical) 6
C3 MIT-WPU-PSYBH1202 Statistical Methods for Psychological Research I 6
AECC 2 MIT-WPU-ESB1301 Environmental Studies 4
CD1 MIT-WPU-CD1

(competency    development)

Selection and Training

(Practical)

n.a.
  Total-C 16
Total Credits (A+B+C) 48

Programme Structure for Second Year

Course Type Course Code Course Title Credits
    Trimester-IV  
C 5a MIT-WPU-PSYBH2101  Research Methodology I (Theory+Practical) 6
C 12 MIT-WPU-PSYBH2102 HR/Organizational Behavior/psychology at  work (Theory+Practical) 6
SEC 3 MIT-WPU-WPB2101 World Famous Philosophers Sages, Saints and Scientist 2
CD2 MIT-WPU-CD2

(competency    development)

Competencies/ Personal Growth and Development (practical) n.a.
  Total- A 14
                                              Trimester-V  
C7 MIT-WPU-PSYBH2201 Social Psychology (Theory+Practical) 6
G3a MIT-WPU-PSYBH2202 Intro to Abnormal psychology     (Theory+Practical) 6
C8 MIT-WPU-PSYBH2203 Statistical Methods for Psychological Research-II (Theory+Tutorial) 6
SEC 4 MIT-WPU-WPB2201 Humanities Ethical, Moral and Social Sciences 2
  Total-B 20
                                           Trimester-VI  
G4 MIT-WPU-PSYBH2301 Educational Psychology 6
G5 MIT-WPU-PSYBH2302 Psychology & Media (Theory+Practical) 6
C15 MIT-WPU-PSYBH2303 Stress Management &

Emotional Intelligence

 

6
World Peace Studies 2
  Total-C 20
Total Credits (A+B+C) 54

Programme Structure for Third Year

Course Type Course Code Course Title Credits
    Trimester-VII  
C 11 MIT-WPU-PSYBH3101 Clinical Psychology (Theory+Practical) 6
C9 MIT-WPU-PSYBH3104 Developmental Psychology 6
DSE 1 MIT-WPU-PSYBH3102 Positive Psychology 6
  Total- A 18
Trimester-VIII  
C 14 MIT-WPU-PSYBH3201 Counseling Psychology (Theory+Practical)

 

6
C5b MIT-WPU-PSYBH3202 Research Methodology II

(Theory + practical)

6
World Peace Studies 2
  Total-B 14
Trimester-IX  
C13 MIT-WPU-PSYBH3301 Psychometric Testing /Dealing with psychological disorders

(Theory+Practical)

6
DSE6 MIT-WPU-PSYBH3302 Dissertation 6
INT MIT-WPU-PSYBH3303 Internship 6
  Total-C 18
Total Credits (A+B+C) 50
Grand Total (I+II+III) 152

4. What is duration of the B.A. (Honours) Psychology Program?

The duration of the program is 3 years fulltime divided into 9 trimesters. (refer to Q.3 Program structure for details).

5. How many credits does B.A. (Honours) Psychology Program have?

The program has in total 152 credits which has been approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

6. Which degree will I get after B.A. (Honours) Psychology Program?

The degree you will earn is Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology

7. What is the fee structure for B.A. (Honours) Psychology Program?

The fees for the 3 year full-time program are Rs. 1,00,000/- per year for Indian students. For foreign students please refer to the common FAQs of the MIT-WPU website. Please note that the fees must be paid during the admission.

8. After cancellation of admission, will the fees for the program be refunded?

Refund policy:
    • Request received before date of commencement of program – Entire fee less Rs. 100/- handling charges.

    • Request received after commencement of the program & all seats could be filled by the Institute subsequently – Entire fee less deductions on prorate basis, Tuition fees + direct costs incurred on the student.

    • Request received after commencement of the program and all seats could not be filled – NO REFUND.

9. What are the eligibility criteria for admission to B.A. (Honours)Psychology Program?

    • XII or HSC passed preferably from Arts or Science streams with minimum 60% marks(50% for SC/ ST).

    • Any other educational background (apart from Arts & Science) may be acceptable with minimum of 60% marks (50% for SC/ ST).

10. What is the selection criteriafor admission to B.A. (Honours) Psychology Program?

    • UG-PET – Entrance Exam (100 marks) + Personal Interview (50 marks) + Academic Credentials (50 marks) total 200 marks.

11. What is the intake for a batch of B.A. (Honours) Psychology Program?

The intake is 60 students for a batch.

12. What are the assessment criteria for B.A. (Honours) Psychology Program?

The WPU Method prescribes that we go beyond the traditional year end examination as a parameter to assess students. Therefore we have a continuous evaluation that runs throughout the course. This is achieved through internal class assessments (e.g. tutorials, assignments, presentations, short projects and so on).

There is term end examination (external examination as we call it!) which is a theory paper you have to write. Attendance and active participation in class is also an important criterion. To pass from one trimester to the other, it is essential that you pass the term end exam and internal class assignments as well. 75% attendance every trimester is compulsory in order to appear for term end exam.

Percentage of assessment

Item

50%

Term end exam (theory exam)

40%

Projects, assignments (internal class assignments)

10%

Attendance & participation

13. Is it possible to pursue this program part-time?

No, part-time is not possible as the course is quite extensive and you are required to be a part of the practical and activity oriented sessions as well.

14.What are the advantages of the Honours Program, and will it help me get into a Master Degree Program?

If your goal is to attend a Master Degree Program, an Honours degree is not necessarily required, but it is certainly an advantage. (Be sure to always check the graduate studies website of all institutions you are considering attending to find out what their admission criteria are).

The Honours program will help you in a number of ways:

    • The Honours program allows you to take more Psychology courses (up to 4 Discipline Specific Electives DSE) apart from the compulsory 14 core courses, that will enhance your background.

    • Completing the Honours thesis provides you the opportunity to conduct independent research and gain valuable research experience—skills that will prepare you for the research you will undertake in any Master program. You will also be in a better position to decide whether pursuing a graduate degree is right for you. The thesis is an original piece of research completed under the close supervision of a faculty member in an area of psychology of interest to you. The thesis will emerge from participation in real ongoing psychology research through our Psychology Research Labs.

    • You will develop a working relationship with your thesis supervisor (and perhaps others), who in turn will be in a much better position to evaluate your abilities when writing the reference letters you will need to apply for Master studies.

    • Lastly, in the Honours Thesis Seminar, you will give presentations about your research to other students, which will allow you to sharpen your public speaking skills in an informal and supportive environment.

Thus, an Honours degree can make you a more attractive applicant to a Master program, enhancing your competitiveness relative to other applicants.

15. Is it better to have a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) or a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in psychology?

It is an ongoing discussion about what is advantageous to pursue a B.A or B.S in psychology. Factually, there is hardly any difference between the two degrees. The requirements for both the degrees might overlap. Please do not consider the choice of either a B.A or B.S, as a very critical one. The more important consideration is taking courses that will prepare you for the program you want to enter as a Master Degree student.

16. If I major in Psychology, what courses in other departments (e.g., Options or Electives) should I take?

One of psychology’s most noticeable features is its incredible breadth and diversity. The courses range from biopsychology to personality theory. This being the case, anything you learn in other courses, from peace to philosophy, is likely to be interconnected and enhance your understanding in many ways.

Please choose courses that in line with your interest and aptitude. Caution: Do not overload yourself with extra courses!

17. I already have a degree, can I complete a second Bachelor's degree in Psychology?

Yes, if you have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than Psychology, you may consider completing a second degree. Students with a bachelor’s degree in another discipline, but with a minor in Psychology may apply. If you have a bachelor degree in other discipline and have not attended any course in psychology, your admission is subject to a personal interview with the Head of the Department of Psychology.

18. What are the job prospects for someone with a Psychology bachelor's degree?

This is a challenging question, partly because jobs for psychology bachelor’s graduates depend on the overall state of the economy and job opportunities within it. In addition, because of technological advancements and structural changes in the Indian economy, new work opportunities are emerging and some conventional ones are disappearing gradually.

The first thing you should know that you will not be hired as a Psychologist with only a bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.Sc.). You still require advanced level of training; you must have earned a master’s degree (M.A. or M.Sc.) and in many jurisdictions a Ph.D. (a doctoral degree) to practice as a psychologist. If you wish to work as a psychologist you should plan on going to Master Degree program and you should start preparing for that now.

A bachelor’s degree in psychology is relevant to many different careers. Psychology students, through their diverse training, acquire a number of valuable skills throughout their bachelor degree program. These include an understanding of the genetic, biological, and social influences on behavior; and a sensitivity and awareness of interpersonal, developmental, and cultural differences, the ability to analyze problems and to think critically; the ability to interpret and evaluate research, including statistics. Nevertheless, the training you receive during your bachelor prepares you to study the discipline further; develops your attitudes, abilities, and work habits that will benefit you in whichever career you choose.

It is a fact that many undergraduates study psychology as a first step toward a professional career, and it has proved over the years that a degree in psychology is excellent foundation for a variety of professional programs, includingmedicine, management, law , social work, counseling, education and so on.

19. What is the difference between a Clinical Psychologist and a Counsellor?

Both clinical and counselling psychology focus on helping people in distress and some of the interventions used by clinical and counselling psychologists are similar. A major difference, however, is that whereas clinical psychologists deal with individuals suffering from mental and physical disorders, where the focus is on assessing, diagnosing, and alleviating the disorder and restoring normal functioning, counselling psychologists tend to work with less severe problems, including adjustment difficulties, marital disorders, and so on. Further, counselling psychologists are more likely than clinical psychologists to be involved in helping people, without any particular problem, achieve goals they have set (e.g., career counselling, personal development). Clinical psychology programs are typically found in departments of psychology, and counselling psychology programs are typically offered through departments of educational psychology, and some have an educational focus.

20. What is the difference between a Clinical Psychologist and a Psychiatrist?

Clinical psychologists obtain their training in psychology, including the theory and practice of both normal and abnormal functioning. Clinical psychologists are trained as researchers, they know how to interpret the research literature, and many conduct research themselves. Clinical psychologists are experts in psychological theories, assessment, and treatments.

Psychiatrists are first trained as physicians. Following medical school, they then specialize in psychiatry, doing a 3 or 4 year psychiatric residency program. Psychiatrists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal behavior, mostly from the perspective of biologically oriented models. Psychiatrists can prescribe medications for psychological problems, or do other medically oriented treatments, such as electro-convulsive therapy. (source: APA website).

21. What is Experiential Learning? How is it applicable to B.A. (Honours)Psychology Program?

Experiential learning refers to practical learning within and beyond the normal instructional setting. It leads to broader, more enduring learning outcomes. An essential component of experiential learning is that the student is guided toward reflective observation so that the relevance of the experience can be assessed and placed into context. Experiential learning activities are often open-ended in the sense that neither the student nor the instructor has prior knowledge of all the results.

Within the B.A. (Honours)Psychology program experiential learning opportunities include:

    • In-class demonstrations of psychological phenomena.

    • laboratory experiments (practical) in second year courses.

    • Internship: allowing students to pursue independent research/counselling projects

    • Bachelor Thesis

    • MIT-PSYCH Labs : participation in psychological research as research participants.

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