Sonipat, September 20, 2021: OP Jindal Global University (JGU) is pleased to announce the launch of its first postgraduate degree in Psychology: MA / M.Sc. in applied psychology. The new program is offered by the Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences (JIBS) in collaboration with the Jindal School of Psychology & Counseling (JSPC). As the world in general, and India in particular, increasingly recognizes the need for skilled and trained mental health professionals, this program addresses an urgent need in the higher education space. The next MA / M.Sc. The Degree in Applied Psychology is poised to train a new generation of thought leaders and practitioners in the field of psychology. This two-year program will begin in August 2022, hosted by leading academic and industry experts and informed by a diverse group of world-class research faculty members. The first year of teaching will consist of fundamental psychology courses to ensure the competence and understanding of students from different undergraduate backgrounds. At the end of the first year of study, students choose one of the following three areas of specialization: community psychology, forensic and investigative psychology, or industrial and organizational psychology. In this way, the second year provides specialized education and training based on the students’ long-term professional goals. Students will be exposed to hands-on and experiential learning through access to well-equipped laboratories, various internships and international exchange opportunities with eminent institutions. Depending on their interest and aptitude, students graduating from this program will be equipped to pursue various career paths including research, education, health, social work sector and industry-focused opportunities, to name a few. JGU is a global non-profit university recognized by the University Grants Commission in India. It is ranked as the first private university in India, according to the QS 2021 World University Rankings. It is also the only private university in India to be ranked among the top 150 institutes in the world in the 2021 QS Young University Rankings. It is important to note that JGU is recognized by the Indian Ministry of Education as an “institute of eminence” (IoE), freeing the university from government regulations to exercise full autonomy. JGU emphasizes the value of internationalization and has created many meaningful partnerships with leading universities around the world including Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, University of the Hong Kong City, Oxford University, Cambridge University, Queen Mary University of London, Australia National University, Tsinghua University and Peking University, to name a few. Collaborative efforts include student exchange opportunities, dual degree programs, immersion programs, joint seminars and conferences, short-term study programs, and joint research and publications for faculty. .


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