Department of Psychology

The Rajagiri Centre for Behavioural Sciences and Research (RCBSR) started in September 2016, with the vision to “Be a Center for Mental Health Services and Training Mental Health Professionals.”  It has three wings - Academics, Research and Practice- to execute its mission “to train mental health professionals, to carry out researches relevant for the growth of discipline and to serve mental health needs of the community.”

  • Academics- RCBSR currently offers two academic programmes – M.Sc. Psychology (with a clinical leaning) and B.Sc. Psychology.  The department currently follows the 2017 revised MG University syllabus for B.Sc. Apart from the syllabus, the curriculum include research projects every year, additional internships, field trips and new method of teaching theory and test. 
  • Research - Special Emphasis is given to developing research skills by ensuring students of every batch of UG and PG programs do a yearly research under the guidance of the faculty.  Under-graduate and post graduate students conduct at least two research study during their program duration.
  • Practice- From 2018, RCBSR also runs a Psychiatric clinic with a fulltime psychiatrist and a Psychological Clinic with a fulltime Clinical Psychologist that caters to the psychological requirement of the community around. 

Vision: Be a center for mental health services and training mental health professionals.

Mission : Our mission is to train mental health professionals, to carry out researches relevant for growth of discipline and to serve mental health needs of the community.    

The Department has psychologists and academicians striving to its continuous success. The students are trained in such a way that they are well equipped with the knowledge and methods that will place them at the forefront of progress in the various psychological disciplines, within the country and abroad.