Understanding human behavior is more messier and complex than any one of us would think of. From Wilhelm Wundt to Sigmund Freud, there has been a lot to determining the aspects to comprehend human behavior.
Perhaps that is what Psychology does and if you are aspiring to delve into careers of Psychology for eg, counseling, therapy, organizational psychology, criminal psychology, clinical psychology, etc, the first degree you ought to have is a Bachelor’s Of Arts in Psychology and choosing your specialization later in the semesters.
So, here are the Top 5 colleges in India for you to acquire a degree of Bachelor’s Of Arts In Psychology:
1. The Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU), Baroda, Gujarat
MSU is a university hence, its college- Faculty of Education and Psychology, deals with all psychology courses. MSU has been long known for its HR courses but it is a good withhold for BA in psychology too. The eligibility is 10+2 HSC with one of the main subjects as English and has a total of at least 50% percentage in the boards. BA Psychology here is done on a merit basis only but if you are taking MA psychology at MSU you will have to give an entrance test. The full course for BA psychology asks in three years.
2. St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad & St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata
Another premier college to do a BA in psychology. It is comparatively easy to get into and has a great discipline instilled. For admissions, you aim for good scores in the 12th standard. St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata is the one you should initially strive for if you are looking for outstation colleges, as St. Xavier’s University at Kolkata is the first one to be established. Other branches to look for can be Ahmedabad wherein they are also providing Career Oriented Programme (COP) in counseling which is a 20 credit course as per the UGC.
3. Mount Carmel College, Karnataka
Mt. Carmel College is an only women’s college and is known for its BBA and BCA degrees, although doing a BA in psychology from here is worthy enough! And did you know that the NIMHANS recent director of the Psychology Department, Dr. Pratima Murthy, has also gotten her psychology degree from here itself? The admission initial process is the same that is based on your 12th mark but after that, an interview round is taken. On these two evaluations, the student is admission!
4. IGNOU, Delhi
Indira Gandhi National Open University is a preeminent choice for any course because of its practicality and implementation! Well, here too for BA in Psychology, there will be no entrance exams- admission will be done based on 10+2 marks and hence a merit system. The year fees are almost 5,200 and extend for 3 years!
5. The Christ University, Banglore
Here, there is no entrance exam for BA psychology at least and hence admission is based on Skill Assessment, Academic performance, and Personal Interview. In The Christ University, it’s a three-year course for BA psychology, and the fees per year darts to around 30,000. They start taking applications from December itself!
So here are the top 5 colleges you should list for getting your BA degree in psychology. You can also apply to Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts (don’t get confused- Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts comes under Symbiosis International University whereas Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce is under Savitribai Phule Pune University, and you try applying in the former!) but there the fees are a little high. But for the rest of the decisions, you will take, good luck!