Eligibility for Admission

Candidates who have passed any Bachelor Degree examination with Psychology as one of the subjects or B.S.W. degree examination of Mangalore University or any other University considered as equivalent thereto or Graduates with PG Diploma / Diploma in Counselling or graduates with at least 2 years of work experience as Counsellor are eligible for the programme provided they have secured a minimum of 45% ( 40% for SC/ST/Category – I candidates) in aggregate including languages and Group III subjects.

Duration of the Programme

The normal duration of the Master Degree Programme leading to MSc. Holistic Psychological Counselling degree shall be FOUR semesters (two academic years) of 16 weeks each. Each semester shall consist of SIXTEEN weeks of study excluding end-semester theory and practical examination. Each semester shall provide for at least 90 teaching days and 60 hrs. of field work in the second / third semesters and 300 hrs. of field work in the fourth semester.

Admission Criteria

Admission is made based on marks scored in the qualifying examinations, entrance test and interview conducted by the admission committee.
Students from other States/Universities shall require an eligibility certificate from the Mangalore University

Importance of the course

Psychological interventions play a significant role in every walk of life. Psychological counselling enables an individual to grow in self awareness. Disharmony resulting from stresses and strains in an increasingly competitive society is causing many adverse effects on the psychological and emotional health of children and adults (women and men). As a result promotion of mental health has assumed significance in the contemporary society. Hence the course has been designed to facilitate acquisition of counselling skills by learners, so that they may contribute to the process of holistic healing. The course embraces all the branches of psychology which influence human behaviour. It is neither psychiatric nor psycho-social, but a holistic intervention to facilitate healing.

Practical learning and Field Work:

Psychological testing and field placement aim at enabling students to acquire micro and macro counselling skills through laboratory training and experience. The learner has to follow the ” Counselling Skills Training Methodology” by pre training assessment and developing generic skills. Field practicum prepares the student for professional counselling in various settings





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