The Department of Psychology was established by the Vice Chancellor Prof. JAMUNA DUVVURU in the academic year 2020-2021 at Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (Women’s University), Tirupati as a Post graduate Department. The Department offers Post-graduate (M.Sc.) courses viz., Clinical Psychology and Counselling Psychology with an objective to acquire knowledge in human behaviour and train the students with a special focus on handling pathological or abnormal behaviour and mental health issues. The two year M.Sc. Programme covers Bio, Psycho-Physiological & Social foundations of Behaviour, Personality, Research Methodology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Counselling Psychology as applied course with intense practicum & internship. The Department also conduct extension activities to cater to the needs of women in crisis, extends Couple and family counselling. The department also established Toll free covid19 Distress counselling Helpline in 2020, and is being continued for online counselling & guidance services. The 2years course includes site/field visits and internship in Psychiatric Departments along with the laboratory practicum. The students are placed in the Centre for Women Safety and Wellness Centre of SPMVV during their course work.

Vision: To be among the premier Departments of Clinical /Counselling Psychology through commitment and innovation in teaching, research and community services for promoting positive mental health and wellness.

Mission: To promote creative and vibrant scientific inquiry among students on human behaviour through stimulating learning context for fostering well being at the individual level and in the society at large.

Programme Name Duration Regular Seats Payment Seats
M.Sc. Clinical Psychology
2 Years
(4 Semesters)
30 05

Eligibility : B.A. Psychology / B.Sc. Psychology /B.Sc. Home science/ Social work (BSW)/ Physiotherapy (BPT)/ B.Sc. Nursing /B.Ed. with Psychology as one subject on average of 50% marks.

Admission : Through SPMVV CET

Core Subjects :

Introduction to Psychology, Psychological Research, Statistical Methods for Psychological Research, Understanding and Dealing with Psychological Disorders, Social Physiology, Counselling Psychology, Psychology of Individual Differences, Applied Social Psychology.

Human Behaviour, Human Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Psychological Disorders.

Foundation courses in Psychology, social Psychology, cognitive psychology, psychopathology, foundation courses for Clinical Psychology, Lifespan developmental psychology, theoretical and therapeutic approaches to Psychology, statistics in Research, different statistical designs are involved in the Course.

Case studies, case history, Analysis of psychological disorders, Internship are added to the students career.