JGU has announced the opening of its tenth school, the Jindal School of Psychology & Counselling (JSPC), with the commencement of a three-year BA Honours degree in Psychology in the Fall Semester 2021.
The programme will begin in August with the first batch of students. Interested students can apply for the degree, which is designed to ensure students receive a robust interdisciplinary education in the psychological sciences.
Students will be exposed to psychological theory, experimentation and practice through a range of innovative and rigorous courses taught by a diverse group of research-active faculty. Core courses will expose them to the breadth of psychology, with the ability to tailor upper-level course work based on personal interests and long-term professional goals.
JSPC aims to instil both classroom and practice-led learning opportunities to students. The school places particular emphasis on statistical and research methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative. Students will gain a robust research skill set, distinguishing the school from other B.A. Psychology programmes in India. Real-world experience will be gained through the completion of rigorous and diverse internship and international exchange programmes with eminent departments, schools, universities and institutions. The goal is to empower students with a strong foundation in the psychological sciences for careers in research, counselling, education, healthcare, business, community, corporate and private and social sectors.
The E-Cog: The Emotion & Cognition Psychology Research Centre is a psychological research centre jointly run by faculty from JSPC and the Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities (JSLH) that is designed to provide research opportunities to faculty and avail research-anchored educational opportunities to students. JSPC also plans to open a research laboratory in August 2022, helping its students gain hands-on experience in experimental psychology.
Beyond JSPC, JGU has a vibrant community of psychologists. The Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) comprises faculty members from premier institutions in India and abroad. JIBS is dedicated to understanding, developing and applying human process competencies through continuous experimentation, research and learning. JIBS works with top national and international researchers to address critical issues in human behaviour from a multidisciplinary perspective. JIBS also sponsors multiple research centres, including the Centre for Victimology and Psychological Studies, Centre for Leadership and Change, Centre for Community Mental Health and the Centre for Criminology and Forensic Studies.
Interested students are encouraged to visit the JSPC website (https://jgu.edu.in/jspc) for additional information on the programme and the application process.