MA (Psychology)

Master of Arts- Psychology

2 Years – 4 Semesters – Full Time

Dive deep into the realms of Mind and Behaviour


The MA in Psychology will provide students the knowledge which would help them to design, conduct, analyze, and interpret data for a psychological research study & demonstrate the ethical principles of research in psychology.  

Exposing students to high-level applied, active learning experiences in psychology involving research and clinical practice is an integral part of MA Psychology. Taught by a faculty with strong research orientation and field experience, the psychology course at Vishwakarma University offers a perfect balance of academic development and clinical training.

The program aims at exposing the students with both theoretical and practical knowledge of Clinical, Counseling, and Industrial with hands-on experience in the field through varied internships.

The program also provides research-oriented knowledge and guidance allowing the student to design, conduct, analyze and interpret data for a psychological research study. We encourage our students to publish at national and international conferences. 

At Vishwakarma University, Pune, we provide the students with a holistic approach to learning and professional development.

Outcome On successful completion of MA Psychology programme at VU the student will be able to :
1 Acquire in-depth knowledge about the core principles and theories of Clinical, Counselling, and Industrial psychology.
2 Utilize knowledge of different therapies and demonstrate skills such as active listening, unconditional positive regard, and empathy.
3 Demonstrate abilities to apply knowledge through specialization-specific research projects and rigorous internships.
4 Demonstrate relevant communication and empathetic skills relevant to the field of psychology.
5 Understand the processes and methodologies of psychological research.
6 Develop an interdisciplinary research mindset by working with several departments of the University.
7 Demonstrate the relevant skills for psychological testing.
8 Analyse critically various theories related to psychology and detect gaps to formulate research problems with practice approaches.
9 Modify psychological interventions to suit diverse groups.



Course Type Course Name Credits
GC Psychology of Cognitive Processes 4
GC Psychological Testing 4
GC Statistical Methods in Psychology 4
GC Psychology Practical Tests 4
GE Cross-Cultural Psychology 4
Community Psychology


Course Type Course Name Credits
GC Learning and Memory 4
GC Applied Psychometry 4
GC Research Methodology 4
GC Psychology Practical: Experiments 4
GE Indian Psychology 4
Peace Psychology


Course Type Course Name Credits
GC Theories of Personality 4
Specialization: Clinical Psychology 
SC Maladaptive Behavior 4
SC Psycho-diagnostics 4
SC Project 4
 Specialization: Counselling Psychology
SC Counselling Process 4
SC Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy 4
SC Project 4
Specialization: Industrial Psychology 
SC Personnel Psychology 4
SC Organizational Behavior 4
SC Project 4
SE Consumer Psychology 4
Sports Psychology


Course Type Course Name Credits
GC Motivation and Emotion 4
Specialization: Clinical Psychology 
SC Psychopathology 4
SC Psychotherapies 4
SC Practicum 4
 Specialization: Counselling Psychology
SC Counselling Disciplines 4
SC Foundations of Professional Counselling 4
SC Practicum 4
Specialization: Industrial Psychology 
SC Human Resource Management 4
SC Organizational Development 4
SC Practicum 4
SE Forensic Psychology 4
Guidance & Career Counselling

  • One of the most sought after and popular Master’s degree programme with several electives, skill, and ability enhancement courses for the overall development of students 

  • The academic structure supports capability building and skill enhancement

  • Adaptive to changing technological, social, cultural, and economic environment

  • Learning through diverse pedagogical approaches

  • Option to choose university level and department level minor elective and open electives

  • Option of pursuing Specialization.

    • Clinical Psychology

    • Counselling Psychology

    • Industrial Psychology

Dr. Bhupender Singh
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Dr. Bhupender Singh
Assistant Professor
Dr. Vidya Bhate
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Dr. Vidya Bhate
Assistant Professor
Dr. Vrushali Raut
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Dr. Vrushali Raut
Assistant Professor
Ms. Dolly Rawat
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Ms. Dolly Rawat
Assistant Professor
Ms. Alisha Nagraj
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Ms. Alisha Nagraj
Assistant Professor
Ms. Sakshi Mathurawala
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Ms. Sakshi Mathurawala
Assistant Professor
Ms. Tanmayi Desai
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Ms. Tanmayi Desai
Assistant Professor


  • Deal with mental disorders and its management as a Clinical Psychologist in Hospitals, Rehabilitation centres, De-addiction centres in close coordination with Psychiatrists, Counsellors and Social workers

  • Specialise in a distinguished treatment option to become a Psychotherapist with expertise in Cognitive, Psychoanalytical, Humanistic, Behavioural therapies

  • Pursue the field of Psychometry to become a master of assessments and testing in the areas of Intelligence, Personality, and Neuropsychology etc.

  • Work as a counsellor in diverse settings like a school, hospitals, and rehabilitation centres, NGOs etc. -

  • Work in Industries and Corporates as a Consultant, Industrial Psychologists, and Behaviour Analyst to ensure productivity and work satisfaction

  • Explore interdisciplinary career options as Legal psychology, Life Coaching, Psychology of travel and Tourism, Environmental Psychology etc.

  • Establish yourself as an independent Psychology practitioner with your own set up/clinic/ firm etc.

  • Associate with Research organisations and Universities to conduct researches and participate in the process of knowledge creation

  • Seek diverse work setting options including health setups, industries, Educational institutions, NGOs, Research organizations as Experts in Human Behaviour and Mental Processes


“Vishwakarma University is an excellent institution for learning – not only because of excellent academic framework, but also a holistic learning environment. The programme is extremely student inclusive and engaging allowing us to be very involved in our learning process. I feel like one of the best aspects of VU is its teaching staff and faculty. The faculty is so helpful and efficient in solving any of our problems or queries. Our professors are extremely resourceful and knowledgeable about their subject matter, which helps us grasp concepts quickly and thoroughly. They’re also very patient and approachable. The employability focus and innovative approach of the programme allows us to build many important real-world skills, with the mentoring systems giving us necessary guidance on various aspects.”

Parul Prasad, Student



"For someone who aims to become a future psychologist but lacks the knowledge of the field, VU provides a well-designed B.A. honours program that helps the learner gain a perspective and present a direction for their career path. The curriculum not only includes field specific knowledge but it also focuses on the overall personality development of the learner, including social skills like business communication, entrepreneurship development and languages. The department of psychology runs on a well-established process of communication for an effective learning experience. The department celebrates a Psychology Week every October. This yearly union provides us with the opportunity to reach out to people, spread awareness about crucial topics that need to be addressed and an overall get together. It's like a little festival where we have fun and spread positivity. Occasional workshops are also conducted for us to explore the horizon and gain new knowledge. The campus experience is amazing as there is a clear system of how things work which makes it easy for the learner to take complete advantage of what the course has to offer. Overall, the offline campus experience is incredible."

Anjushree Mate, Student



"It will be 2 years with Vishwakarma University. Started my journey with this college in August 2019. Currently in my 4th Semester in MA Psychology. I did not have a Psychology background, yet the University gave me an opportunity to do my Masters in Psychology. Especially being from the Merchant Navy background, going to college was a beautiful experience even though it lasted just for a year and the lockdown happened. Having some wonderful lecturers who have been patient and understanding with us all, to explain each and every topic so well and effectively. We have gained immense knowledge and developed our skills under their guidance. A big thank you to our lecturers, faculty members and Vishwakarma University."

Ananya Mithal, Student



"If you have aspirations to fly, Vishwakarma University gives you the wings for it. It focuses on holistic development, rather than just academic growth. With an immensely supporting, understanding and friendly faculty members things become much easier. In specific w.r.t the Counselling Specialization, the course structure is pretty much well designed in a manner that gives knowledge about almost every aspect of the field. A heartfelt gratitude to the entire faculty, especially our HOD and placement cell to help me get a step closer towards achieving my dreams."

Sanjana.R, Student

  • As per Times Higher Education Global Impact Rankings 2021, Vishwakarma University, Pune is featured in the top institutions amongst 1200 universities from 98 countries/regions. These rankings assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Vishwakarma University is conferred with the Emerging University of the Year award in Western India by ASSOCHAM in its 13th Higher Education Conclave 2020.

  • Vishwakarma University Pune has been declared Winner for Excellence in Design Education Award at the World Education Award, 2021(Higher Education) held on March 6, 2021 for the project “ Industry on Campus and Industry Connect”.

  • Achievements of Faculty Members Dr. Vidya Bhate.

    1. Awarded Fellowship for M.Phil from IIE- 2004

    2. Won the Ramanathan award at NSI Annual meeting for best oral presentation-Calcutta, November 2006

    3. Awarded Sponsorship for presenting a paper at DOHaD International conference- Australia, November 2007

    4. Won the Haveliram Pasricha award for the best poster presentation at NSI Annual meeting-Chennai, November 2008 

    5. Granted Travel Grant Award (Fellowship) by the DOHaD society to present a paper at the international conference- CHILE, November 2009.

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Option 2 – Online 

Note: Vishwakarma University (VU), Pune charges application form fee.

  • Basic Qualification Required : 3 year degree in B.A Psychology
  • Minimum % of marks at Qualifying Exam for Open Category: 45%
  • Minimum marks at Qualifying Exam for Reserve Category: 40%

Intake: 60.

Programme Commencement Date: 16th August 2021.

As applicable for UG / PG Programme

For Reserved Category Students – Caste Certificate, Caste Validity, Non-Creamy Layer Certificate, are additionally required (over and above listed documents).

Last date of submitting all / pending documents: 30th September 2021.

  • Rs. 65,000/- Per academic year (annual fees). The fees will remain the same for the 2nd year.·
  • Hostel fees (if applicable) and Examination Form Fee will be charged separately.

Click Here to know the applicable Annual Fees and Amount to be paid in instalments.

Note: Postdated cheques (PDCs) are to be submitted for Installment II and III at the time of provisional admission along with payment of Installment I.


Option I – Visit Accounts Section, Vishwakarma University Office, Pune, and deposit only DD or Cheque of requisite amount. No Cash Payment. DD / Cheque should not be deposited directly into the bank. It is to be deposited to University’s Accounts Section (Monday – Saturday, 10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.). DD or Cheque is to be drawn in the name of “Vishwakarma University” Payable at Pune.

Option II – EDC Machine (Card Swipe Machine). Use Debit or Credit Card to swipe for payment of requisite fees at Accounts Counter, Vishwakarma University, Admissions Office, Pune.

Option III – RTGS / NEFT / IMPS (Immediate Payment Service - Interbank Electronic Fund Transfer)

Institute Name Vishwakarma University
State Maharashtra
District / City Pune
Bank HDFC Bank Limited
Branch Kondhwe, Khurd, Pune 411 048.
Type of Account Current
Account Number 50200027418843
IFSC Code HDFC0000029 (Fifth to Ninth character is “Zero”)

After completion of the transaction, inform the accounts section at the earliest on email ( or visit the accounts section with the following details.

  1. Student’s Full Name
  2. Programme & Year
  3. Date of Transaction
  4. Amount of Transaction
  5. Bank Name
  6. UTR No. and / or Transaction Id

After receipt of said information, the accounts section will issue a payment receipt.

Separate accommodation and food facility for Boys and Girls on a first come first serve basis.

  • Boys Hostel (Grade A & B) with capacity more than 140 Beds
  • Girls Hostel with capacity more than 70 Beds.
  • Food (Compulsory) – Vegetarian
  • Booking Amount : Rs. 10 Thousand
  • Refundable Deposit : Rs. 5 Thousand
  • Laundry Charges : Charged separately
  • Transport : Hostel to VU (To and Fro) Rs. 1 Thousand - (bi-monthly) subject to minimum number of seats.

Note : Refer photo gallery for Hostel facilities.

Counselling & Admission Officers :

Mr. Ganesh Thite / Mr. Vinayak Shinde

Vishwakarma University, Main Building, Room No. 1006, Survey No. 2, 3, 4 Laxmi Nagar,

Kondhwa (Bk.) Pune - 411048.

Maharashtra, India.

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