Introduction: Psychological Counselling is aimed at developing counselling professionals which is gaining greater importance in the recent years from social, educational, health, and corporate perspectives. This field is becoming one of the most respectable and rewarding professions in India. By developing the requisite knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills in the area of counselling this unique programme of study would help to train professionals in the field, equipping them to take up counsellor jobs in corporate industries, hospitals, NGOs, and academic institutions like schools, colleges and universities, or to start their own counselling practice.
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling is a full-time Post-Graduate Diploma course of 1 year. In this course, students learn how to demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of professional and theoretical knowledge, counselling skills, and ethical reasoning principles. This course will help to develop understanding and competencies required in counselling working professionals, distressed individuals and families, students, and facilitating parents and teachers with knowledge and skills to work with students. Further, it will make students and working professionals to explore and develop their interests, abilities, and overall personality and adjustments to succeed in academics and life.
Candidates who have completed Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education or other allied disciplines from a recognized university are eligible for this course.
HR professionals, nurses, chaplains, in-service teachers, teacher educators, school administrators and untrained guidance personnel.
After completion of this course, graduates may get opportunities to work as counsellors in settings like corporate industries, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, NGOs, educational institutes, or independent counselling practices. These graduates may work in positions like HR Counsellors, School/College Counsellor, Health Counsellor, Marriage and Family Counsellor, Career Guidance Counsellor, etc.
A unique feature of this program of study:+
This programme is uniquely designed with the Indian context in mind for the overall growth of the trainees and their respective clients. While it will equip the future counsellor with high professional skills required of any counselling position, it will also present these skills from the perspective of the Indic Knowledge Traditions. This unique programme, being rooted in the knowledge and values that have been documented in ancient Indic philosophical traditions, aims to apply this knowledge in solving problems that are relevant today, facilitating holistic growth of the students of this course and in turn their future clients. This programme also contains a practical component in the form of an intensive internship and supervised training in various educational institutions
Theory Courses + Internship
- Classical Indian Approaches to Counselling I
- Classical Indian Approaches to Counselling II
- Classical Indian Approaches to Counselling and Self Development
- Psychological Assessment and Evaluation
- Counselling in Practice
Specialisation Courses (Choice of one)
- Positive Psychology
- Psychology for Health and Well-being
- Stress Management
- INR 1,65,000 per annum for Residential students
- INR 75,000 per annum for Day-Scholars.
Semester 1 Credits Semester 2 Credits
Classical Indian Approaches to Counselling I
Psychological Assessment and Evaluation
Classical Indian Approaches to Counselling II
Counselling in Practice
Classical Indian Approaches to Self Development
3 Specialization: By choice 3
Principles and Theories in Counselling
3 Internship 1: Educational Institution Internship 3
Yoga & Meditation
2 Internship 2: HR/NGO 3
Introduction to Seva
1 Total Credits 30