Program Objectives

The program is designed to enable students to actively interact with, and investigate the dynamic interrelations between the human being and the environment. The program specifically focuses on the study of human interaction with significant others, society, environment, and machine interface through directed research in the laboratory, library, and field settings. The program facilitates students to have the first-hand experience in various fields of psychology. Further, it endeavours to inculcate research culture among students. Finally, it focuses on the holistic development of the student through the incorporation of curricular aspects with personal growth.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the social science and natural science concepts in the functioning of the human mind, body, and behaviour.
  • The ability to formulate problem statements in psychology and to develop hypotheses, analyse data, and interpret results.
  • Appreciate the implications of ethical issues and professionalism in the research and practice of psychology.
  • Develop the aptitude for multidisciplinary in the theory, application, and practice of psychology.
  • Develop a community-level understanding with an emphasis on cultural ethos.
  • Enhanced awareness of the Self, guided by academic pursuit.

Program Highlights

  • A broad and flexible program which allows students to explore their developing interests in more depth through a wide range of optional modules
  • Specialist learning and research facilities include the Mood Disorders Centre and equipment for measuring eye movement and brain activity.
  • Explore some of the research fields in which we specialise, such as social and organisational psychology, psychopathology, human cognition, cognitive neuroscience
  • Learn from internationally-recognised academics and work alongside them in a research-rich environment
  • Legacy of PES: Excellent placement opportunities

Discipline Specific

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • School Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging
  • Clinical Psychology

Generic Elective

  • Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks

Course Work

  • The course is spread into both theory as well as practical papers.
  • In addition to the theory and practical papers, students will have two language papers: the first language being General English and the second language being Kannada/Hindi/Additional English.
  • Field work /Extension Activities is compulsory for every semester. The students are encouraged for these activities. These activities help the students to apply the theoretical knowledge that learn to the outside world.
  • Educational trips are organized periodically. The students are taken to various places such as rehabilitation centres/ media centres/ outreach programmes whereby providing a platform to study outside classroom.
  • Supervised Assignments/Projects are mandatory in every semester.
  • Personal mentoring programs are held in a regular basis. This provides a platform for the students to share their concerns regarding academics or other personal issues.

Career Outcomes

A judicious selection of Psychology courses can provide an excellent background for the students planning careers in Business, Education, Law, Medicine, social work & Psychology.

This program paves the path for the graduates to choose their area of study to become professionals in a vast array of psychological fields such as…

  • Industrial Psychology
  • Health
  • Forensic
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Sports
  • Industrial
  • Career and Marriage Counsellors

Psychology is a vast area of study which would fascinate the graduates to explore other sub-fields by opting for this program.

Skill Enhancement During the Program

  • Ability to analyse complex data sets, and general analytical skill
  • Communication and collaboration skills
  • Numeracy and technology literacy, including statistics handling
  • Reporting the findings in both written and oral form
  • An understanding of scientific literature and how to use it
  • Ability to approach issues from multiple perspectives
  • Sensitivity to a range of different experiences and emotions
  • Information-gathering skills, including survey design, observation, case study and sampling
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to work within a team

Focus Areas

  • Statistics
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Personality Psychology

Research Prospects For Psychology Graduates in the Subsequent Areas

  • Neurocognitive aspects of the brain
  • Eye witness testimony
  • Violence and aggression
  • Developmental Neurobiology and brain ageing
  • Human behavior and Artificial Intelligence
  • Psycho-Linguistics
  • Forensic Assessments
  • Drug addiction and alcoholism
  • Hypnosis
  • Mindfulness
  • Memory and forgetting