The Department of Applied Psychology has its inception in the year 2015 as per Dibrugarh University Regulation to conduct a 2 year M.A Programme for awarding Post Graduate degree in M.A (Applied Psychology). Presently the department is headed by Dr.NabanitaChakrabarty who possessa unique academic career. She acquired M.A degree in Psychology & Education &Ph.D in Psychology under Gauhati University.

The department has well equipped classrooms as well as a psychological laboratory with all sophisticated requirement for the smooth functioning of the classes.


PROGRAMMES - MA (Applied Psychology) 2 year full time

Duration : Two-Year Full Time
Semester : i. First Year: First and Second Semester
ii. Second Year: Third and Fourth Semester

Total no. of Papers: 16 (Four Papers in each Semester)


¢ To acquire knowledge on the development of Psychology and its practical applications in various domains.
¢ To understand the need and importance of Psychology in the present society.
¢ To gain an insight into the value of psychology in daily life to help and understand self and others better.
¢ To understand the importance and implications of research in psychology.
¢ To equip the students with better skills and competence so as to enable them to serve for the noble cause of humanity.


As per approved regulation of Dibrugarh University, a candidate who possesses a Bachelor degree in any stream including medical and technical graduates from Dibrugarh University or any other university recognized by the UGC with at least 45% marks is eligible to apply for admission into the Master of Applied Psychology 2 year full time programme. Candidates must also fulfil the conditions regarding age as per rules formulated by the University/ Government from time to time. Statutory reservation & relaxation policy shall be followed as per Dibrugarh University & the State Govt. norms.


i) Newspaper notice inviting application into the MA (Applied Psychology) programme shall be issued by the registrar or by any person authorized for the purpose.
ii) Application for admission into the Department of Applied Psychology at NERIM Group of Institutions shall be made in the prescribed application form issued by the college on payment of requisite fees.
iii) Admission is made as per the prescribed regulations of Dibrugarh University. However, there is an admission committee whose decision for admission shall be held final.
iv) Candidates are required to produce at the time of interview the original copies of:
(a) Mark sheet of the last qualifying examination.
(b) Age proof certificate.
(c) Character certificate from the Head of the Institution last attended.
(d) Caste certificate from competent authority wherever required.
(e) Students passing the qualifying examination earlier than the current year will have to submit a Court Affidavit (Candidates having more than one year gap will not be eligible for admission).
v) No application form shall be accepted after the last date as notified earlier and any incomplete application form will stand automatically cancelled.
vi) No student shall be admitted into the course after three weeks of its commencement. This however may be extended by not more than a week, with late fine, under very special circumstances at the discretion of the University.
vii) There shall be no scope for a student to appear as a private candidate in this programme.

Admitted students shall be required to give an undertaking in the prescribed form in regard to compliance of the Rules, Regulations and Order issued by the University and NERIM authority from time to time.
N.B: (*) Eligibility criteria and other procedure such as for Admission and Examination is subjected to change from time to time as per the notification of the University.


As per regulation of Dibrugarh University, the MA in Applied Psychology programme consists of Four Semesters of six months duration each having two semesters per year. Each semester will cover 400 marks and every paper of each semester will carry 100 marks. Apart from the theory papers the course also includes paper on psychological practical in the Second and Fourth semester


The study of the course is spread over in the following order:

I Semester: 4 Papers II Semester: 4 Papers
III Semester: 4 Papers IV Semester: 4 Papers

AP-101: Introduction to Psychology
AP-102: Life Span Development Psychology
AP-103: Personality and its Assessment
AP-104: Social Psychology/ Social Influences

AP- 201: Research Methodology and Statistics
AP-202: Psychopathology
AP-203: Guidance, Counselling and Psychotherapies
AP-204: Psychology Practical

AP-301: Introduction to Contemporary Psychology
AP-302: Psychological Assessment
AP-303: Statistical Methods
AP-304: Research Methodology-II

AP-401: Psychopathology
AP-402: Health Psychology
AP-403: Counselling Psychology
AP-404: Practical Paper.


First Semester.

Paper Code Paper Name End Semester In Semester Total Marks
AP-101 Introduction to Psychology 75 25 100
AP-102 Life Span Development Psychology 75 25 100
AP-103 Personality and its Assessment 75 25 100
AP-104 Social Psychology/Social Influence 75 25 100
Semester Total Marks: 100+100+100+100= 400


Second Semester

Paper Code Paper Name End Semester In Semester Total Marks
AP-201 Research Methodology and Statistics 75 25 100
AP-202 Psychopathology 75 25 100
AP-203 Guidance, Counselling and Psychotherapies 75 25 100
AP-204 Psychology Practical 75 25 100
Semester Total Marks: 100+100+100+100= 400




Third Semester.

Paper Code Paper Name End Semester In Semester Total Marks
AP-301 IIntroduction to Contemporary Psychology 75 25 100
AP-302 Psychological Assessment 75 25 100
AP-303 Statistical Methods 75 25 100
AP-304 Research Methodology II 75 25 100
Semester Total Marks: 100+100+100+100= 400



Fourth Semester.

Paper Code Paper Name End Semester In Semester Total Marks
AP-401 Psychopathology 75 25 100
AP-402 Health Psychology 75 25 100
AP-403 Counselling Psychology 75 25 100
AP-404 Practical Paper 75 25 100
Semester Total Marks: 100+100+100+100= 400




1st Semester total Marks 400
2nd Semester total Marks 400
3rd Semester total Marks 400
4th Semester total Marks 400
Grand Total 1600


N.B: (*) a) In-Semester Evaluation: 25% marks (Based on Internal Examinations, Home Assignments, Attendance, Seminars, Library works).
             b) End-Semester Evaluation: 75% marks (University Final Examination at the end of the semester)


EXAMINATION SYSTEM: (As per Dibrugarh University Regulations)
(a) To be eligible in the MA (Applied Psychology) Examination, a student must have atleast 75% of the lectures delivered during the academic session.

(b) A candidate shall be entitled to a maximum of 3 chances to clear the M.A (Applied Psychology) Programme including the first examination.

(c) There shall be 8 (eight) courses in the second-year M.A(Applied Psychology) module including a project work 100 marks of 7 (seven) courses will be compulsory and 1(one) course will be optional. In each course 30% of marks shall be earmarked for internal assessment/ group discussion/ practical/ presentation of project report and remaining 70% for the end term examination.

(d) A student failing in not more than 2 (two) courses shall be allowed to clear these courses in the next subsequent regular examination.

(e) A candidate shall have to pass in all the papers separately. The maximum pass marks for each course shall be 40% but in aggregate, provided should not be less than 45%.

(f) Examination of the programmes shall be conducted as per the Dibrugarh University Examination Ordinance, 1972 (As amended).


1. The marks allotted for Internal Assessment ( 25%) in each course shall be based on the following:
a. Sessional Examination-I (Written)-10% of the marks allotted for internal assessment.
b. Sessional Examination-II(Written)- 10% of the marks allotted for internal assessment.

c. Seminar/ Home Assignment- 5% of the marks allotted for internal assessment.
Each sessional examination shall be conducted by the concerned teacher (s) of the course. The setting of question paper, invigilation duty, evaluation of answer scripts for each paper shall be done by the concerned teacher (s) as a part of his/her/their normal duty. The teacher concerned shall fix the date of the sessional examination of each course complying with the Academic Calendar of the University.

The student shall have to write the answers in the scripts provided and duly authenticated by the college/institute concerned.

2. After evaluation, the answer scripts should be shown to the students and corrections should be made if necessary. After this, the answer scripts should be collected back from the students.

3. There shall be no provision for repeat/betterment in the sessional examination. If a student misses any sessional examination for unavoidable reasons, the concerned teacher may allow the student too appear in a separate examination at his/her own discretion.

4. The marks of internal assessment secured by a candidate shall be carried over to next legitimate chances.

5. If a course is taught by more than one teacher then the concerned teachers shall combinely conduct the process of internal assessment.

6. If any student fails to appear in internal assessment, he/she shall not be eligible to appear in the end semester examinations of the course(s) concerned. The colleges/institutes shall notify the same prior to filling up forms for examination.

7. At the end of the semester (before the end-semester examination begin) the concerned Colleges shall submit the internal assessment marks in proper mark sheets to the University. The University may call the answer scripts from the colleges/institutes at any time during the academic sessions.



(a) Declaration of result: A candidate who has duly passed the MA (Applied Psychology) examination shall be declared to have qualified for the award of relevant degree.
(b) Each candidate successful in all the four semesters of the programme shall be awarded the Degree of Master of Applied Psychology (MA in Applied Psychology) with grade/ marks secured.
(c) The gradation/marks for the degree of MA (Applied Psychology) respectively shall be as below:

Range of total marks obtained out of total marks 1600

Range of Marks Secured Grade
1440 and Above O (Outstanding)
1200-1439 A (Very good)
960-1199 B (Good)
720-959 C (Average)
Below 720 F (Failed)


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