Details on M.Phil in Clinical Psychology


M.Phil in Clinical Psychology is a two year course that deal with advanced study of abnormal mental states, mental processes and mental behaviour. Post graduation in any of the Psychology related subjects with 55 % marks in aggregate is the minimum required educational qualification for admission to this course. The course covers theoretical and practical studies in topics such as Psychiatry and Neuropsychology etc. Admission to the course is made on the basis of composite scores obtained in entrance exam as well as personal interview. Rehabilitation Council of India, New Delhi and National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences are some of the reputed institutes that offer M.Phil in Clinical Psychology.

Eligibility Criterion for M.Phil in Clinical Psychology

Candidates who have completed two years full time programmes such as M A or M. Sc in Psychology/ Counselling Psychology/ Psychological Counselling/ Applied Psychology/Clinical Psychology from any University recognized by UGC are eligible to apply for this course. They should secure a minimum of 55 % of aggregate marks in qualifying degree. Candidates who have specialization in Clinical Psychology in their graduation are preferred. Candidates belonging to reserved category are required to secure 50 % marks in aggregate as per the norms of Government of India. Apart from this, most of the institutes consider a minimum of 2 years practical experience in counselling services as eligibility.

Course Curriculum of M.Phil in Clinical Psychology

The duration of the course is two years. The course covers topics such as Psycho diagnostic assessment, Counselling and psychotherapy, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Neuropsychology. Year wise course curriculum prescribed by the Rehabilitation Council of India is mentioned below.

First Year

  • Psychosocial Foundation of Behaviour and Psychopathology
  • Psychiatry
  • Biological Foundations of Behaviour
  • Practical
  • Psychological Assessments including Viva Voce

Second Year

  • Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Behavioural Medicine
  • Statistics and Research Methodology
  • Practical
  • Psychological Therapies including Viva Voce
  • Dissertation

Colleges offering M.Phil in Clinical Psychology

Some of the reputed institutes offering M.Phil in Clinical Psychology are listed below.

  • Rehabilitation Council of India, New Delhi
  • Amity Institute of Behavioural Health and Applied Science
  • Andhra University
  • Gujarat Forensic Sciences University
  • Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, New Delhi
  • Mewar University, Rajasthan
  • Central Institute of Psychiatry Jharkand
  • National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences ( NIMHANS ) Bangalore

Admission Procedure for M.Phil in Clinical Psychology

Reputed institutes conduct all India level entrance examination for candidates seeking admission to this course. Institutes such as National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences conducts online entrance exam for admission process. There will be hundred questions which has to be answered in 90 minutes. Rehabilitation Council of India, New Delhi conducts its own entrance exam for admission.  Questions asked in entrance exam will be from topics studied during post graduation. Candidates who clear the entrance test have to clear the interview round in order to get selection.



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    lalita bhilala:

    date for entrenc test of m phil in clinical psychology?