A good and unique career choice. Psychology is the study of behavior, mind and the state of conscious and unconscious. You will treat patients with emotional difficulties, psychological and behavioral problems. You need to do BA or BS Psychology and also you can proceed to masters. Often post graduation is required to pursue a career in psychology.
Presently in India, the scenario for jobs in psychiatry is high in demand. Previously many people were shy to approach a psychiatrist but now this has changed and as a psychiatrist, you will have a great career ahead. There are different jobs within psychology which you can choose based on your interest. Some of them are:
1. Clinical Psychology
You will treat patients who come to you with psychological problems. You will treat their personal problems> These people come to you with their personal or familial problems looking for a solution from you.
2. Criminal Psychology
This is one of the challenging and also high demanding course in India. You need to assess the behavioral and mental attitude of people who commit crimes and are in prison. These patients are either extremely violent or you have done most harsh crimes.
3. Counseling Psychology
You will counsel a wide range of people such as students, wife and husbands, lovers, teenagers with respect to the problems they are facing in their professional or personal life.
4. Organisational Psychology
You deal with the patients who are suffering from emotional problems such as depression or anxiety at their workspace.
5. Child Psychology
You deal with infants or children and assess the developmental stages of their life such as association with family and society, locomotive and cognitive skills.
6. Forensic Psychology
Another high demanding course in India. You deal with the judiciary system i.e, law and justice and particularly in the prospect of the witness.
The best college for a graduate course in Delhi area is:
University of Delhi
University Road, Delhi 110 007
Phone South Campus: 011-24119832
Phone North Campus: 011-2766709, 27667011, 27667190
Other Institutes which are also very popular in India are:
Indian Institute of Psychology & Research (IIPR), Bangalore
IIPR office: 080 41307111
Office of Admission: +91 7022619130
Jamia Millia University
Jamia Nagar, New Delhi
Tel: 26984650, 26985180
Dr. V. Shashikanth