The B.A. (Hons) Psychology program is a four-year undergraduate program. The curriculum is learner-centric, with applied, and outcome-based with a blend of Indian knowledge systems and interdisciplinary pedagogy. The program equips the students with the required theoretical concepts and practical skills in the domain of psychology. The program aims for students to develop application-oriented learning skills, critical, analytical thinking, and problem-solving abilities for a smooth transition from academic to real-life work environment. B.A. (Hons) in Psychology is an undergraduate honors degree program designed to create motivated, energetic, thinking, and creative graduates to fill the roles of mental health professionals like psychologists, counsellors, human resource consultants, teachers, professors, and researchers with additional qualifications and training.
With the growing economy, there are several problems and challenges faced by people from all walks of life. Mental health issues and problems are ubiquitous in nature, and qualified and efficient mental health professionals are in greater need in the present century. Qualified graduates in psychology can work in wide areas of human activities like industries, schools, colleges, health, think tanks, NGOs, and research sectors. The B.A. (Hons) in Psychology has been created to meet the objectives of access and quality in higher education.
The Ministry of Education (MoE), Govt. of India is bringing in many policies to improve the quality of higher education including the establishment of institutions of eminence both in government and private sectors to compete for the position of world-class universities and new education policy. Thus, at present, there is a need for quality academic programs at the degree level and the proposed the B.A. (Hons) in Psychology program is a step in that direction.
The above-mentioned features of the program, along with advanced teaching and learning resources, combined with the experience of the faculty members and their strong connections with industry and business organizations make this program unique. Additionally, students are trained in communication skills and interdisciplinary topics for broadening their horizons. Here, students are trained to develop life‐long learning skills to understand, analyse, and develop solutions for contemporary societal problems. The program provides a strong foundation in basic concepts, followed by a comprehensive understanding of interdisciplinary learnings from fields of Indian knowledge systems, journalism, economics, sociology, data sciences, law, and legal systems. Emphasis is laid on applied teaching and learner-centric pedagogy. Students are trained to develop life‐long learning skills to understand, analyses, and develop solutions for contemporary societal problems.