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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, a prestigious institution in India renowned for its academic excellence, offers a comprehensive Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology. Designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and ethical understanding required to embark on a career in counselling psychology, this program stands as a beacon for those passionate about helping individuals navigate life’s challenges.

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Program Overview

The Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology at Amrita University is a rigorous and holistic program that delves into various facets of human behavior, mental health, and therapeutic techniques. The curriculum is meticulously crafted to provide students with a strong foundation in psychological theory, research methodologies, and practical counselling skills.

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  • Must have completed: UG Degree (any degree)
  • Special preference: Psychology, Social work, Medical and Paramedical students.

The admission to the programme will be as per the ordinances and regulations of the University.

The intake to each School will be decided by the University from time to time.

Last Date of Application

30 th June 2024


Semester I
Course Code Course Title L T P Credits
24CPS101 Fundamentals of Psychology 3 1 0 4
24CPS102 Developmental Psychology 3 1 0 4
24CPS103 Psychopathology & Health Psychology in Counselling 4 1 0 5
24CPS104 Essential Counselling Skills 4 1 0 5
24CPS181 Assessments in Counselling (Practical) 1 0 3 4
Total 22
Semester II
Course Code Course Title L T P Credits
24CPS111 Theory & Practice of Counselling 3 1 0 4
24CPS112 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 3 1 0 4
24CPS113 Special Areas in Counselling 3 1 0 4
24CPS199 Institutional Training 0 0 8 8
Total 20




  1. Candidates who have qualified with a Bachelors’ Degree are eligible to apply for admission to the PG Diploma programme. However, the eligibility criterion is subject to modification as per the directives of competent authorities.
  2. Procedure for admission will be decided from time to time by theUniversity in accordance with the guidelines from competentauthorities.
  3. The duration of the Programme will normally be two semesters, spread over one academic year.
  4. The award of the PG Diploma will be recommended by the Academic Council and approved by the Board of Management in accordance with the regulations of the University.
  5. Notwithstanding anything stated above, the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham reserves the right to modify any of the ordinances, as deemed fit, from time to time.

Maximum Duration of the Programme

A student is expected to complete the PG Diploma programme in two semesters.

However, a student may complete the programme at a slow pace within four semesters, with the prior permission of his/her Class Advisor, Chairperson of the Department and Head of the School.

A student may be permitted by the concerned Head of the School to withdraw from the programme for a semester or a longer period for reasons of ill health or on other valid grounds. However, the programme should be completed within a total span of four semesters.


Attendance of the students will be marked by the concerned teacher during every hour of the course. A student is required to put in 100% of attendance, in each of the regular or remedial courses, he/she has registered.

Marks will be awarded for attendance as follows, for each course (theory or lab.)

Putting in Marks awarded

  • 96-100% attendance 5 marks
  • 91-95% attendance 4 marks
  • 86-90% attendance 3 marks
  • 80-85% attendance 2 marks
  • <80% attendance 0 marks

Assessment Procedure

The academic performance of each student in each course will be assessed on the basis of Internal Assessment (including Continuous Assessment) and an end-semester examination.

Normally, the teachers offering the course will evaluate the performance of the students at regular intervals and in the end semester examination.

In theory courses (that are taught primarily in the lecture mode), the weight for the Internal Assessment and End-semester examination will be 50:50. The Internal assessment in theory courses shall consist of at least two periodical tests, weekly quizzes, assignments, tutorials, viva-voce etc. The weight for these components, for theory-based

courses shall be 20 marks for the Continuous assessment, comprising of Quizzes, assignments, tutorials, viva-voce, etc. and 15 marks each for both the Periodical Tests.

At the end of the semester, there will be an end-semester examination of three hours duration, with a weight of 50 marks, in each lecture based subject.

In the case of laboratory courses and practical, the relative weight for Internal assessment and End-semester examination will be 80:20. The weight for the components of Internal assessment will be decided by the course committee/class committee at the beginning of the course.

Evaluation pattern for course having both Theory and Lab. components:

Courses having only one hour per week for lecture/tutorial, be treated as a Lab. course, for evaluation purposes; and evaluation pattern will be 80 marks for continuous assessment of lab. work and 20 marks for end-semester lab. examination.

Program Objectives
  • To broaden the awareness of developmental issues and challenges and integrating this knowledge into the Counselling.
  • To produce graduates with a well-developed professional identity as counsellors and can appreciate individual differences
  • To demonstrate techniques of Counselling in promoting individual’s wellbeing.
  • To integrate their knowledge and philosophy of Counselling psychology with the expectations associated with the professional counsellor’s role
  • To develop the relevant competencies and Standards to Practice as Professional counsellors.
Program Outcomes

PO1: To expand the awareness of cultural, racial, and social diversity as individuals in professional and research contexts.

PO2: To develop legally and ethically sound professional competencies in both clinical and research settings.

PO3: To establish community and professional connections that will improve their network of professional contacts.

PO4: Ability to demonstrate a fundamental and systematic understanding of the academic as well as applicable skills and techniques

PO5: Acquire the ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context

PO6: Recognizing different value systems including one’s own, understanding the moral dimensions of one’s decisions, and accepting responsibility for them.

PO7Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary

Program Specific Outcomes

PSO1: Demonstrate the ability to apply psychological assessment methods and principles to assess mental health in relevant settings.

PSO2: understand the importance of creativity in handling the clients during the Counselling process

PSO3: To provide an opportunity and to extend the knowledge to the world of practice with a goal to promote a mentally healthy society.

Comprehensive Curriculum

The program covers a wide range of topics including psychopathology, counseling theories, human development, group dynamics, family therapy, and multicultural counseling, ensuring students acquire a well-rounded understanding of the field.

Practical Experience

Students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through supervised practicum placements in counselling centers, hospitals, schools, or other relevant settings. This practical training enables them to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios and develop essential clinical skills.

Expert Faculty

The faculty members are accomplished professionals with expertise in various areas of counselling psychology. They provide mentorship, guidance, and support to students throughout their academic journey, fostering an enriching learning environment.

Research Opportunities

Students are encouraged to engage in research projects and scholarly activities to deepen their understanding of counselling psychology and contribute to the advancement of the field.

Career Development

The program equips graduates with the skills and qualifications necessary to pursue diverse career opportunities in counselling centers, mental health clinics, schools, rehabilitation facilities, NGOs, corporate settings, and private practice.

Amrita Advantage
  • Inter Disciplinary Projects
  • Field Work Practicum
  • Placement/ Career Development Training
  • Internship in highly reputed organisations
  • International Collaborations
  • Certificate course and Workshops

Fee Structure

2024 Admission Tuition Fee Structure in Rs.
Category Period Amount
Tuition Fee Per Semester 20,000
Caution Deposit One Time 5,000
Hostel and Mess Fee in Rs.
Category Period 2024 -25*
Hostel fees Annual 40,000
Mess fees Annual 40,000
* Hostel & Mess fee for the year 2025-26 and upcoming years will be notified in beginning of the semester.

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