Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Applied Psychology has been designed with a core purpose of grooming skilled individuals in the field of Psychology. This study program will help tackling with rising mental health problems by producing skilled competent professionals for the field. The program is especially helpful for all psychology graduates, non-psychology graduates, doctors, nurses, social workers and other specialists serving in public/private sector organizations like NGOs or those intend to pursue their higher studies in the field of Psychology. Students seeking their career in Applied Psychology can also be the potential beneficiaries of this program.
Following are the main objectives of the Program:
To provide a strong theoretical foundation about the basic principles and approaches in Psychology;
To articulate how psychological principles can be used to explain and understand the dynamics of social and psychological issues;
To gain an understanding of psychological disorders, assessment procedures and related psychological interventions ;
Admission Eligibility Criteria
Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university/institute in any discipline with at least 45% marks or CGPA 2.00 out of 4
However, candidates having less than 45% marks will be eligible for admission after the successful completion of “Zero Semester”.
Course exemption is not allowed.
It is a one-year duration program that comprises two semesters. Each semester has 18 weeks duration.
Courses of Study
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Assessment of Study Progress
The students’ study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, on-line quizzes, Graded Discussion Board (GDB), mid-term and final term exams. The mid-term and final term exams are conducted at VUP’s designated centers and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.
Award of Diploma
To be eligible for the award of Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology, students are required to complete course work program (minimum two semesters) of at least 24 credit hours course work with minimum CGPA 2.00 out of 4.
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The courses may be revised from time to time to keep pace with the latest developments in the domain of psychology. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.