It is a special program designed to expose the students to all aspects of a particular career. It is held for the group of fifty or more. Here the group can select any four careers from the Career Bank and then each career is dealt with in one session of 45 minutes to one hour. In these programs our motive is to provide maximum information to the students regarding career. It includes following aspects: Introduction and identifying with the issues of career planning, importance of career planning, factors influencing career decision making, methodology for making right career decisions, options within each stream.

Some of the remarkable features of this programme of study are

  • The focus is on the applied aspect, and the thrust on opportunities for hands-on experience for the learners.
  • The programme will help in promoting positiveness such as strengthening family ties, fostering positive parenting and increasing resilience of individuals in vulnerable situations.
  • The programme also addresses negative aspects such as socio-psychological problems, maladaptive behavior, declining mental health and psychosomatic disorders that are being increasingly witnessed in the present times.
  • Supervised practicum is mandatory and designed to help the learners develop the requisite skills and competencies.
  • The programme provides the opportunity to specialize in Marital and Family therapy; Child and Adolescent counselling and Family therapy; Substance abuse Counselling and Family therapy.
  • A Remarkable special feature of this programme is that it has the provision of an exit point for learners(after one year)in the form of Post Graduate Diploma In counselling and Family Therapy (PGDCFT). The learners who have successfully completed PGDCFT Can join the second year of Msc.(CFT) and receive a Master’s degree after successfully completing the syllabus of the second year.

Programme Objectives

The Programme objectives include the following

  • To provide professional training at post graduate level in counselling and family Therapy.
  • To help the learner acquire professional skills and knowledge to help the clients deal with their emotional and psychological problems.
  • To help the learner develop the required attitudes for understanding people’s problems and to make the right type of problem solving intervention.
  • To meet the felt need of the society in the context of fostering constructive behaviour.
  • To promote positive family inter-relationships and reduce maladaptive behaviours and psychosomatic problems.


Bachelor’s degree or a higher degree with Specialization in subjects like Human Development and family studies, child development, Human development and Childhood studies, child Development and family relationships, home science, Psychology, social work, Medicine,or other allied disciplines ,include Anthropology, Sociology, Education, philosophy, MBBS or equivalent qualification in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha or Homeopathy, nursing etc. from aRecognized university.OR Bachelor’s degree or a higher degree in any subject along with a Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling from a recognized University.

Fee Structure

  • First Year- Rs 14000/-
  • Second Year- Rs 14000/-
  • Applications are invited till the month of July

MA in Psychology (MAPC)

  • Minimum Duration: 2 Years
  • Maximum Duration: 5 Years
  • Course Fee: Rs.15,800
  • Minimum Age: No bar 
  • Maximum Age: No bar 
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Bachelor's degree from a recognised university

Note :- Rs. 8000/-for Ist Year and Rs.7800/-for IInd Year.

The M.A.(Psychology) degree programme is being offered by the School of Social Sciences of IGNOU.Psychology is the field of study that deals with human and animal behaviour. Psychology as an area of knowledge has found its application in various fields like health, industries, sports, military, forensic and so on. This is also one of the reasons why the subject attracts a large number of people who want to understand not only human behaviour in general, but also enhance their self awareness. Psychology can be termed as both arts and science because it employs scientific methods to study human beings.


The main essence of psychology is individual differences and the factors like genetics and environment (including culture) that make individuals different. It also focuses on the behaviour of individuals in different social settings. One of the main aspects of psychology that makes it different from other social science subject is psychological measurement. Various standardized tests and scales are developed in Psychology that can be used to measure psychological entities. Such tests can be used to measure intelligence, personality, attitude, aptitude, adjustment, self concept and so on.


Offering psychology in distance mode is a challenge due to its applied nature. At IGNOU, the Discipline of Psychology strives to offer programmes in psychology that includes components like practicum, internship and project so that the learners benefit with hands on practice and experience enhanced learning.


Keeping the above in view and the commitment of IGNOU to providing quality education at low costs to those who have for some reason or the other missed opportunities for further studies, the present programme caters to varied clientele, such as fresh graduate students as well as those who want to enter the employment arena and those already employed but do not possess the Masters’ Degree in Psychology. The aim of this programme is to give the learners a sound base in psychology and human behaviour through an indepth investigation into a broad range of psychological techniques and skills as applied to diverse settings.

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