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Colleges that offer Psychology in Distance Learning mode

Generally, Psychology refers to the study of different aspects of human character and behavior. Otherwise, it is the understanding of the mind and its solution.


Nowadays, the psychology field is getting attracted to youngsters. And some students who completed a degree in other fields also prefer psychology as a second degree in their own interest. On the other hand, if you are an employee in an organization and you are intending to pursue further studies, psychology is definitely a great option. So many colleges in India are offering correspondence courses in psychology.


The main objective of psychology study is about people thinking, feeling, and acting in different situations. One who is striving to know about the study of the human mind and behavior can go ahead for a bachelor’s degree in Psychology followed by a master’s degree and Ph.D. As said above, many colleges offer distance education in psychology.



psychology course in distance mode


The complete details about distance learning and a list of colleges are available here.

Sl. No

College/ University Name

Place

1

Indian Institute of School Psychology, School Counselling and Guidance

Secunderabad

2

Mahatma Gandhi University School of Distance Education

Kottayam

3

Sri Venkateswara Directorate of Distance Education

Tirupati

4

International Non-Olympic University

Lucknow

5

Centre for Youth Development and Activities (CYDA)

Pune

6

Acharya Nagarjuna University Centre for Distance Education

Andhra Pradesh

7

Alagappa University Centre for Distance Education

Karaikudi

8

Annamalai University Directorate of Distance Education

Annamalai Nagar

9

Barkatullah University Institute of Open and Distance Education

Bhopal

10

Bharathiar University School of Distance Education

Coimbatore

11

Mother Teresa Women's University

Kodaikanal

12

Nalanda Open University

Patna

13

Osmania University PGRR Centre for Distance Education

Hyderabad

14

University of Calicut School of Distance Education

Kozhikode

15

University of Madras Institute of Distance Education

Chennai

16

Bangalore University

Bangalore

17

University of Mumbai

Mumbai

18

Kuvembu University

Shimoga

19

Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation

Salem

20

Karnataka State Open University

Mysore

21

Dr.Ambedkar Open University

Hyderabad

22

Tamilnadu Open University (TNOU)

Chennai

23

Kalinga University

Raipur

24

Jaipur National University

Jaipur

25

MATS University

Raipur

26

Himalayan University

Itanagar

27

Subharti University

Meerut

28

NIMS University

Jaipur


29

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

New Delhi

30

MKUDDE (Madurai Kamaraj University Directorate of Distance Education)

Madurai

10 Best Psychology Universities/ Colleges in Detail:


1. IGNOU: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is the top open university in the world. It has a total admission of 4 million students, located in New Delhi.


2. Madurai Kamaraj University Directorate of Distance Education: MMK DDE was established in the year 1971. It is affiliated with Madurai Kamaraj University and recognized by NAAC.


3. Himalayan University: It is a state-private University founded by the Jean foundation in 2013. All the major courses are available such as B.Sc., M.Sc., BCA, MCA, BBA, MBA, BA, MA, B. Com, M. Com, etc. It is located in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.


4. Swami Vivekanand Subharti University: In all subjects like Medical, Paramedical, Pharmacy, Management, Law, Journalism, Education, Arts and Science you can enrol and continue your higher education. This University is approved by AICTE, UGC and DEC.


5. Kalinga University: It was founded in 2013 and it is ranked between 101 -150 in NIRF rankings 2022 among 50 universities established after 2000. It has crossed the enrollment of 8000 students with more than 500 international students from many countries. Since it invites both national and international students.


6. Jaipur National University: It is a private University located in the pink city called Jaipur. It selects candidates either through an entrance test or merit basis. This university provides multiple specializations in Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Research Level Courses.


7. NIMS University Jaipur: According to ASSOCHAM India, it is one of the “Best Private Universities of the year 2018. ASSOCHAM announces the title “Best Private University for Skill Development”.


8. AIIMS Delhi: All India Institute of Medical Science was established in 1956. In the medical area, AIIMS Delhi has achieved rank one, and in the research category, it is ranked eighth. The faculty strength at All India Institute of Medical Sciences Delhi is 661 whereas the total student enrolment is 2841.


9. Annamalai University: It is a state University established in 1929. The institute has secured 166th rank in the engineering category in NIRF 2021 ranking.


10.Osmania University: Osmania University was founded by Nawab Osman Ali Khan in the year 1918. It is a state university accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a grade of A+.



Psychology distance learning


Distance Education Psychology Eligibility Criteria


Distance Education in Psychology is a 3-year correspondence graduate degree program. This course is suitable for candidates who are unable to pursue a full-time B.Sc. Psychology course. This open university course is recognized by UGC/ AICTE and worldwide. The minimum educational qualification required to enrol on the B.Sc. Psychology is 12th pass with 50-60% or passed in equivalent examinations.

Fees of Psychology in Indian Colleges:


Approximately, INR 10,000 to INR 40,000 is required to pay for Psychology correspondence admission. However, it will differ based on the University/ College.

Open University Psychology Course and Subject Details:


As said above, admission will be carried out based on merit score and not on the basis of any other experience. From this course, you will be opened to teaching skills, leadership skills and research or development skills. Moreover, there is no doubt about recognition if you are choosing a regular psychology course. But in the case of distance education, you must choose a reputed university to enhance your career opportunities. The following subjects are available in the distance learning Psychology course.

  • Clinical Psychology

  • Forensic Psychology

  • Criminal Psychology

  • Business Psychology

  • Applied Psychology

  • Counselling Psychology

  • Educational Psychology

  • Child Psychology

  • Occupational Psychology

  • Experimental Psychology

  • Social Psychology

In addition to this, few colleges offer a dual degree in Psychology. It is an integrated course in the Bachelor of Science. In this combined program B.Sc. degree is offered in 3 subjects which are,

  • Computer Science

  • Information Technology

  • Visual Communication

Job Opportunities in Psychology:


As a certified psychologist from reputed colleges/universities, you will be hired in some of the preferred institutions. Already if you are a working professional and doing the course simultaneously, the distance education course will be an added advantage for your job profile. Particularly NGOs, Hospitals, Educational Institutions, Corporate Institutions etc, are always welcoming phycologists to start their career. Approximately, you can earn from INR 1 LPA to 4 LPA.

  • Social Worker – INR 2 to 4 LPA

  • Advertising Agents – INR 1 to 3 LPA

  • Recruiter (Hiring Resource) – INR 1 to 3 LPA

  • Teacher (with B.Ed. Degree) – INR 2 to 4 LPA

Regular VS Correspondence course:


Let's have a look on the comparative study between a regular and correspondence course:


Sl.no

Pros/ cons

Regular

correspondence

1

Saves time

You can only carry on with the studies

Manage both job and studies

2

Better Time Management

There is no option to reschedule the classes

Option to reschedule the classes

3

Doubt Clarification

You can clarify your doubts about your classes

There is no option for doubt clarification.

4

Recognition

Will be recognized more

Less recognition from the employers

5

Disciplinary Training

You must follow all the discipline rules in your college

There is no discipline

6

Duration

3 years

3 years or more depends on the college

7

Assessments and exams

Strict and tight schedule will be followed

It is flexible

8

Salary

INR 10,000 to 1 lakhs

INR 10,000 to 50,000

9

Admission

Both merit & entrance exam

Merit-based

10

Placements

Placements in top institutes

Fewer opportunities

11

Exposure

High exposure to market trends

Less exposure to market trends

12

Interaction

Daily interactions with your teachers and friends

There is no interaction

13

Low Cost

Cost is high

Cost is low

14

Tech-friendly

Everything will be in offline

Option for online notes, online classes etc.


Roles & Responsibilities of Psychology:

  • Basically, psychologists use different methods in examining people such as experiments, interviews, observations and asking questions.

  • Also, they use quantitative methods and statistics.

  • Psychology helps to understand both current situations and the historical field.

  • Psychologists must look at and understand many different aspects of the human mind and behaviour. It adds new knowledge to our understanding of how people think as well as develops practical applications that have an important impact on everyday human lives.

  • They will assist and benefit the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences.

  • It is the basic responsibility of every psychologist to keep patients during their working time.

  • They Estimate common sense knowledge about how people function in a situation.


The overall details about the eligibility criteria, college details, job opportunities and course details of psychology in distance learning is explained above.

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