Psychology is the systematic and scientific study of animals and the human mind and their behaviour and thoughts. By studying the patient’s behavioural pattern, the psychologists counsel them to change their thinking and lead a better life. In the last two decades, we have experienced various socio-economic changes and the advancement of technology that has made our lives easy. But mental peace is at stake as people are relentlessly becoming victims of stress and depression. There is unrest everywhere. Therefore, to combat it, there is a severe need for professional psychologists. Hence scope for psychology as a career is tremendous.

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Course Eligibility Duration
Certificate 10+2 (any stream) 6 months to 1 year
Diploma 10+2 (any stream) 1 year
Graduation 10+2 (any stream) 3 years
Post Graduate Diploma B.Sc./ B.A Psychology 1 year
Post Graduation B.Sc./ B.A  Psychology 2 years
Ph.D. After PG/ M.Phil Min. 3 years

Entrance Exam   

The entrance exam is not compulsory as many colleges do not take the entrance exam, they give admission on the merit base. Also, many colleges have their own entrance exam as per their schedule.


Depending on the type of institute/quota, fees can range from INR Five thousand to Fifty thousand per year; excluding lodging/boarding expenses.

Skills Required   

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Communication Skills

  • Patience

  • Trustworthiness

  • Empathy

  • Emotional stability

  • Critical thinking

Undergraduate Courses (B.A. / M.A.)   

  • B.A. (Psychology)

  • M.A. specialization in (Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Educational Psychology, Neuropsychology)

Career Options   

The multi-faceted nature of the subject opens up a wide range of job opportunities for psychologist:

  • Clinical Psychologist: They treat people with psychological disorders and also act as a therapist to solve the psychological crises.
  • Counselling Psychologist: They mostly do the same thing that a clinical psychologist does; their major focus is on counselling people with adjustment problems.
  • Developmental Psychologist: They focus on psychological changes that develop over the course of an individual’s life span.
  • Educational Psychologist: Their focus is to understand the basic aspects of human learning and develop materials and ways for enhancing the learning process. Their major area of concern is education.
  • Forensic Psychologist: Forensic psychology is a specialty area that deals with issues related to psychology and the law. Forensic psychologists perform a wide variety of duties, including providing testimony in court cases, assessing children in suspected child abuse cases, preparing children to give testimony, and evaluating the mental competence of criminal suspects.
  • Health Psychologist: Health psychologists are concerned with psychology's contributions to the promotion and maintenance of good health and the prevention and treatment of illness. They may design and conduct programs to help individuals stop smoking, lose weight, shed alcoholism, manage stress, and stay physically fit.
  • Neuropsychologist: They study how the brain functions according to different behaviours and psychological processes.
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  • Sports Psychologist: Sports psychologists are concerned with the psychological factors that improve athletic performance. They also look at the effects of exercise and physical activity on psychological adjustment and health.
  • Social Psychologist: Social Psychologists study how the behaviour and thoughts of people are influenced by the presence of others.
  • Industrial Psychologist: They are concerned with the relationships between people and their work environments. They may develop new ways to increase workplace productivity or be involved in personnel selection.

Popular colleges offering the course:   

In Gujarat

In Maharastra

In India


A qualified Psychologist can get employment opportunities in the following areas:

  • NGO

  • Hospitals

  • Schools

  • Mental Asylums

  • Human Resource Manager

All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges / universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.