Centre for Studies in Behavioural Sciences

In the year 2010-11, Dibrugarh University introduced Applied Psychology Programme at the Post Graduate Diploma level within its campus, in the Centre for Studies in Behavioural Sciences (CSBS), DU, in collaboration with Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh. Due permission for the Applied Psychology programme under Dibrugarh University, was accorded by the State Government of Assam from that very academic session. 

The Applied Psychology Programme is designed in modular form where the first two semesters (1st and 2nd) are to be considered for the PGDAP and the remaining two (3rd and 4th) semesters, cumulatively with the first two semesters, are considered for the Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology. There is also a provision of lateral entry into the Master’s level in the Applied Psychology Programme (M.A.) for the candidates who have a background in any branch of Psychology either at Master's level or PG diploma level.  In such a case, the candidate shall have to take admission in the third semester.  

Four batches of students of MA in Applied Psychology have already passed out since the inception of the Centre. More than 80% of these students have already got absorbed in different fields of Psychology.  Students have also been selected for pursuing the M.Phil Programme in Clinical Psychology at the national level, which is recognized by Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), and are also pursuing Ph.D at different Central universities of the country.  Many others have already got appointed as Clinical psychologists /Counsellors in different district Civil Hospitals in Assam as well as in the Kendra Vidyalayas (K.V.s), in IIT-G. and other places located in Assam.


Programme(s) Offered:

  • PG Diploma in Applied Psychology
  • MA in Applied Psychology 

Duration of the Programme(s) :

  • PG Diploma in Applied Psychology (PGDAP) -  (1 year – 2 Semesters)
  • M.A. in Applied Psychology - (2 years – 4 Semesters)


Intake Capacity :  35 +04(Endowment Seats)=39 Seats

Eligibility Criteria for Admission:

Candidates having Bachelor degree (Excluding Fine Art), including a Medical degree, and other Technical Graduates from Dibrugarh University or any other University recognized by the UGC with at least 45% marks in Major or 50% marks in aggregate will be eligible for admission to the Diploma (PGDAP) Programme. There will be a relaxation of 5% marks for candidates from the SC/ST/OBC categories.

Programme Objective :

The programme is designed to:

  1. Equip the students with the requite skill in indentifying, classifying and diagnosing psychological maladjustments and disorders.
  2. Provide hands-on training to the students in managing actual Clinical/rehabilitation/organisational/educational cases through compulsory field work.   
  3. Enable the students to design and implement effectively, intervention programme and strategies for management and treatment of psychological maladjustments and disorders.
  4. Enable the students to and acquire a thorough understanding of preventive and control measures to maintain or promote well being in self and act as instruments of positive mental health in community.
  5. Infuse the students with a research orientation so as to enhance existing knowledge in the field of Psychology.

Course Contents :

The Programme consists of a variety of courses, some of which are mentioned below:
Introduction to Psychology, Life Span Development Psychology, Personality and its Assessment, Social Psychology/Social Influence, Research Methodology and Statistics, Psychopathology, Guidance, Counselling and Psychotherapies, Psychological Assessment and Testing, Statistical Methods, Psychological Intervention and Clinical Application, Health Psychology, Contemporary trends in Psychology, Project Work, Field Studies.

Course Structure of M. A. in Applied Psychology Programme

Additional Services


In our day to day life, all of us face different situations in our lives which may be hard to deal with on our own at times. This is especially true for young students who enter into a new phase of life when they enroll themselves in a university in order to pursue various Courses and Programmes at an advanced level. Often, along with the new academic challenges in a new environment, they also face various sorts of crises like making all sorts of adjustments in a new setting, difficulties in the emerging and past relationships, health issues, financial or personal difficulties, academic and social stress owing to the change in educational and social environments – any, or all of which, may hamper their overall psychological well being. The severe competition, pressure, criticism from others, low esteem and lack of self confidence, inadequate recreation and relaxation opportunities and end-hour hurried learning for various in-semester and end-semester assessments often push some students over the brink, leading to increased stress levels among these young students.

Mental health and well being of students are integral to measure the health and success of a learning campus in today’s world, as both are major components of overall holistic health of youth. Seeking these two goals in one’s life is not something to be afraid of and there should be no shame, stigma or blame attached to it. Thus, in order to be learner-friendly and to ensure healthy and holistic development of all its students as also the University members on its campus, the Dibrugarh University seeks to provide a comprehensive strategy to ensure mental health and well-being of everyone on its campus.

The Center for Studies in Behavioral Sciences (CSBS), DU, which offers the academic programme MA in Applied Psychology, would like to extend a helping hand on this front, and offer the skill and expertise of its faculty members, for Extension services and support in the form of Counselling services to all the students who feel lonely and insecure, confused and in need of a helping hand and support at times in their lives during their stay within the Campus. Our mission and goal is to promote an enabling environment in the University campus so as to promote positive and all-round development of all within this campus, so that their stay in this campus becomes full of positivity and growth for all learners – both personally and professionally.

The teachers of the CSBS, DU, are available in the Center on all working days of the week from 9.30 AM - 5.30 PM. We also offer regular and voluntary Counselling Services in the Counseling Cell, of the Dibrugarh university Health center, on all these days from 3.00 PM to 5.00 PM.

In case anyone feels hesitant to come and meet us personally, we can also be reached at the email id csbsappliedpsychology[email protected]. Problems may be mailed to us at this email id, and we shall try to solve issues highlighted in this manner. WE ASSURE STRICT CONFIDENTIALITY OF ALL INDIVIDUAL CASES WHO DESIRE TO CONTACT US.


Prof. Neeta Kalita Baruah (Chairperson)

Ms. Aroonmalini Baruah                                             Ms. Binny Borkha Baruah

Mr. Ritu Raj Gogoi                                                           Ms. Shabnam Yesmin


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