Established on April 22, 2014, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) is a value-based research Institute of O.P. Jindal Global (Institution of Eminence Deemed To Be University) and a member of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS). The Institute is dedicated to engaging in behavioural science research that is multi-disciplinary and empirical in nature. JIBS primary focus is on applied and experimental research in the areas of mental health, competency mapping, neurosciences, neural decision sciences, psychobiology, management sciences, forensic studies, social psychology and criminal behaviour.Read More
The M.A./M.Sc. degree in Applied Psychology is awarded following completion of a two-year Master programme committed to the study and application of psychological principles and findings. The degree and instruction is provided by the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences. The programme aims to instil the necessary knowledge and skills and academic growth, preparing them for immediate employers or Doctorate further study. The programme offers students an opportunity to pursue specializations including Community Psychology, Forensic & Investigative Psychology, Industrial & Organizational Psychology, and Child Psychology.
a) Community Psychology
The aim of this specialization is to prepare students to decipher relationships between people and their social or ecological environment. This stream will maintain a strong Interdisciplinary emphasis and recognise the contributions from areas such as applied anthropology, applied sociology, community health, geography, and the policy sciences Prospective students will further develop their understanding of social and community research by exploring the basis of social behaviour and social relationships Opportunities will be provided to engage in practical analysis of both local and international groups and communities with the help of analytical tools drawn from across the social sciences. Further, training imparted will also help students to develop awareness of the critical perspectives on knowledge creation and the development of analytical skills in research and practice. As such, students can expect to deploy the knowledge of basic social psychological processes for formulating
b) Forensic and Investigative Psychology
The main aim of this advanced course in Forensic & Investigative Psychology is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the aetiology of criminal and investigative behaviour from a psychological perspective. By combining psychological theory, clinical practice, research-led teaching and hands-on laboratory experience, the program introduces the students to various aspects of the intersection of psychology and law. The curriculum is designed to meet the current issues in crime and justice and prepare students to address them from an interdisciplinary depth. Experts in criminal psychology, forensic sciences and criminology will offer lectures, discussions and debates around some pertinent modules.
c) Industrial and Organizational Psychology
The industrial and organizational psychology specialization provides specialist knowledge and hands-on skill to assess individual, group, and organizational dynamics in the workplace and apply psychological principles and theories to workplace settings to improve organizational performance while also enhancing employee well-being. This specialization equips the learners with the ability to research and offer solutions to acquire, appraise, develop, engage and retain talent better. The wide range of learner-centric pedagogies coupled with the vast industry experience of faculty ensures effective actionable learning. The industry-aligned curriculum prepares the graduates to contribute to their respective roles from day one.
d) Child Psychology
The specialization is designed to equip students with advanced knowledge and practical skills in the field of child psychology. This comprehensive program is tailored for individuals seeking to specialize in understanding and supporting the psychological development, well-being, and mental health of children and adolescents. It includes applied and theoretical aspects such as learning about intervention strategies, ethical and legal consideration while working with children, assessment and diagnosis, and conducting research on the population. The course would help individuals gain skills to become competent psychologists, school counselors, or researchers. Students will be able to address the unique challenges and contribute to the well-being of children in their most important years.
One of them need specialised services for early detection, prevention, intervention, integration and rehabilitation. Although services are available, professionalism in rendering service has been found to be lacking. Keeping this in mind the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences, O.P Jindal Global University is starting this job-oriented professional training programme to equip students with the competence and skill necessary to serve the specially-abled population. This programme will acquaint students with the causes of disability, abilities and limitations of each type of disability, rehabilitative measures available for the disabled, and to equip students with the skill to design intervention and rehabilitation programmes for the disabled, and to help students become efficient rehabilitation project managers, programme coordinators, social workers, and rehabilitation counsellors.
This programme envisions to promote dedication, commitment and ethical values required to further the cause of Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Counselling in India. The Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences, O.P. Jindal Global University is starting this job oriented professional training programme to equip students with the skills, competence and cultural sensitivity required to serve in the field of Rehabilitation & Counselling in the unique socio-cultural milieu of India. Broadly, this programme will impart education and training that promotes the integration of theory and practice, and provides a interdisciplinary collaboration for a better understanding of problems, services, and issues related to persons with disabilities.
The program offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding, combating and preventing crime. Students will delve into the realms of criminology, forensic science, criminal psychology, sociology, data analytics, and law enforcement strategies with a specialised focus on Police studies, Security Studies and Financial Crime Studies. This degree equips graduates with the skills to analyse complex criminal behaviour patterns, gather and interpret evidence, and contribute to the development of effective crime prevention and investigation techniques. The program combines theoretical knowledge with practical training, preparing students for careers in law enforcement, criminal justice, research, and policymaking.
Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology or PGDRP is a hands-on, one-year, training course that aims to help students learn and apply skills required for rehabilitation counselling practice in India. The course includes various theories of counselling and practitioner modules such as assessments and treatment of individuals with cognitive, physical, sensory, developmental disabilities. The course intends to train rehabilitation counsellors who can help better the lives of persons with disability and promote an understanding of their requirements. At the end of the course, the students will gain licensure by the Rehabilitation Council of India to practice in India.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Psychology is an intensive and specialized program designed for individuals who are passionate about the intersection of psychology and sports. This diploma offers advanced training to equip students with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to excel in the dynamic field of sports psychology. The course offers a wide range of application-based modules covering aspects such as mental skills training, visualization, goal setting, relaxation, understanding team dynamics and leadership, and interventions to improve athlete performance. The PG diploma is ideal for individuals who want to work with athletes, improve performance, and build a career around sport. With the enormous growth of sporting brands and organizations such as the IPL, ISL, IBL, the need for sports psychologists is on the rise and would enable the students to provide much-needed support to athletes and sports teams.
Countries Represented by Students
Faculty Student Ratio
Rich academic, industry and reseach experience with publication record
Informed by industry, academic and research experts
Life skill based courses with laboratory & community integrated hands-on exposure
Active support from JGU Office of Career Services
Interdisciplinarity within & beyond the classroom
Institutional and faculty collaborations, and student mobility opportunities
Equipped with the state-of-the-art electrophysiological methods to study brain function, the Brain Behaviour Laboratory (BBL) at JIBS contains a wide range of psychology apparatus, tests, equipment, and non-invasive motor-cognitive interventions to enhance therapeutic strategies. It is also furnished with digital flicker fusion and digital steadiness testers, brain mapping instruments, and a Lie Detector.
Community Health Advocate
Project & Field Work Expert
Professional in School & Higher Educational Institute
Programme Officers/ Welfare Officers
Community Mental Health Care Professional
Criminal Profiling Investigator
Behavioural Analyst & Human Resource Personnel
Business Development & Management Consultant
Rehabilitation Therapists, Counsellors, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Physiotherapists, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
Independent Research Projects
Special Education Teacher
Professional in School/Higher Educational Institute
Public Health Social Workers
As Professionals in Rehabilitation Centres, Counselling Centres, Speech Therapy Centres
JIBS is committed to continuously expand its interdisciplinary and collaborative research in areas including behavioural sciences, law, forensics, policy making and other disciplines. With a team of spirited researchers and ideating leadership, JIBS supports various research clusters through initiatives that fund research, produce publications, offer fellowships, organize events, and support our teaching curriculum.
The Psychology Lab at JIBS has established a well-equipped psychology assessment centre. This is a research-oriented institute that values collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches. We attempt to cover various themes such as, developmental, cognitive, affective neurosciences, stress, coping, health, and psychopathology.
The Forensic Science laboratory was established to create a suitable environment to propagate the knowledge of forensic science amongst the students. With this effect, we organize several innovative training sessions, included in the forensic science elective, to impress upon the students the various kinds of analysis that fall under the purview of forensic science and the procedural imperatives that must be followed to ensure a fair trial.
The main aim of the Financial Crimes Lab is to increase the awareness on white collar crimes that are committed around the world. By integrating training and research activities, we aim to take an integrated approach to employ a psychological, legal, victimological, and criminological dimensions to financial crime and its prevention.
Ph.D. (Panjab Unviersity), D.Sc. (h.c.), FSMA, FSPA
Founder & Principal Director, JIBS
Ph.D. (IIT Delhi)
Vice Dean (JIBS)
Ph.D. (IIT Bombay)
Ph.D. (Vellore Institute of Technology)
Associate Dean (ODS)
Ph.D. (IIT Bombay)
Associate Dean (Research)
Ph.D. (Macquire University, Australia)
Ph.D. (KROK University, Ukraine)
Ph.D. (Christ University/Saybrook University)
Ph.D. (AIIMS, Delhi)
Assistant Dean, (International Collaborations)
Ph.D. (O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat)
Assistant Dean (Academics)
M.Sc. Biotechnology (St. Xavier's College, Kolkata)
Assistant Dean (International Collaborations)
Ph.D. (Claremont Graduate University, USA)
Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi)
Ph.D. (BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus)
(Mody Institute of Science & Technology)
M.A. Psychology (Ambedkar University, Delhi)
Ph.D. Candidate (IIT Delhi)
Ph.D. Candidate (CHRIST(Deemed to be University))
Assistant Dean (Academics)
LL.M. (University of Edinburgh, UK)
M.A. (Panjab University, Chandigarh)
Faculty are alumni of
Top 200 Global
Collaborations with International Universities & Higher Education Institutions
International Faculty from 51 Country & Regions
Programme Fee: 2,50,000/- per annum
Residential Fee: 3,10,000/- per annum
Successful completion of Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized university in India or abroad with min. 50% marks. Please note: Students with an international Bachelor’s degree, must submit an equivalency certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
Successful completion of Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized university in India or abroad with min. 50% marks. (Preferred Disciplines: an undergraduate degree with emphasis in criminology, criminal justice, sociology or allied courses) Please note: Please note: Students with an international Bachelor’s degree, must submit an equivalency certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
Successful completion of Master’s degree in any stream from a recognized university in India or abroad with min. 50% marks. Please note: Students with an international Master’s degree, must submit an equivalency certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
JGU follows a three-stage admission process:
• Evaluation of the application form, including personal statement
• Online entrance test/ Score of national/international entrance test
• Personal Interview (Online mode)