M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women - B.Sc Psychology

College Info:

Sri Vallabhacharya Vidya Sabha, the prominent managing body of D.G Vaishnav College, in its silver jubilee year, collaborated with Dewan Bahadur M. O. Parthasarathy Iyengar Charities for the establishment of this women’s college in 1992, a dream realisation and the result of the determination and sustained efforts of the two trusts. Both these organisations have eminent industrialists, administrators and people committed to the cause of women’s education.

Since its inception, the college has been committed to attracting and supporting top calibre women students providing them the right arenas for higher education. From a humble beginning with 3 courses in under graduation (B.Com, B.B.A. & B.Sc. Maths), the college today has over 15 UG & 7 PG courses plus a dedicated Research programme in the Department of Commerce. The college, affiliated to the University of Madras, has strength of 3,030 students.The college was reaccredited in 2016 by The National Assessment & Accreditation Council with an ‘A’ grade and a 3.56 CGPA on a 4 point scale. \M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women also has the distinction of being one of the youngest colleges in the country to have been granted autonomy by the University Grants Commission and the University of Madras.

Course Info:

Psychology is the scientific study of human mind, behaviour and mental processes. The role of psychologists has diversified to cater for the needs of the individuals, groups, organizations and communities – how we think, act, react and interact. Its relevance is based on two deep-seated principles, namely, the betterment of individual, group and community life and absence of pathology. This distinctiveness has made psychology a thriving academic discipline and a vital professional practice.Studying Psychology will give you a unique set of skills to analyze and understand human behaviour, relationships and mental health.

Demand of psychologists continues to grow in neuroscience, hospitals, educational institutes, industries, media, military, Policy making, research settings, courts, prisons, defence forces, sports, private practice, consulting firms – the list goes on.
Psychology provides excellent training in analytic thinking and scientific research methods that are relevant to a broad range of careers.A minimum of five/six -year sequence of education and supervised training is required to become eligible for practicing psychology.