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COURSE CONTENTS (Effective from the Academic Year 2011-2012 onwards) B.A. (HONOURS) PSYCHOLOGY
B.A. (HONOURS) APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY
(Three Year Full Time Programme)
COURSE CONTENTS
(Effective from the Academic Year 2011-2012 onwards)
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF DELHI
DELHI - 110007
University of Delhi
Course: B.A. (Hons.) Applied Psychology
Semester I
Paper 1: Psychology & its applications –I
Paper 2: Research Methodology & Statistics-I
Paper 3: Practicum based on papers 1& 2
Paper 4: Concurrent – Qualifying Language
Semester II
Paper 5: Psychology & its applications- II
Paper 6: Research Methodology & Statistics-II
Paper 7: Practicum based on paper 4
Paper 8: Concurrent – Credit Language
Paper 9: Applied Social Psychology-I
Semester III
Paper 10: Practicum based on paper 7
Paper 11: Concurrent – Interdisciplinary
Semester IV
Paper 12: Applied Social Psychology –II
Paper 13: Communication Skills
Paper 14: Practicum based on paper 10
Paper 15: Concurrent – Discipline Centered I
Semester V
Paper 16: Councelling Psychology
Paper 17: Clinical Psychology –I
Paper 18: Practicum based on paper 12
Semester VI
Paper 19: Optional (a – f)
Paper 20: Project / Internship
Paper 21: Concurrent – Discipline Centered II
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SEMESTER BASED UNDER-GRADUATE HONOURS COURSES
Distribution of Marks & Teaching Hours
The Semester-wise distribution of papers for the B.A. (Honours),
B.Com. (Honours), B. Com., B.Sc. (Honours) Statistics and B.Sc. (Honours)
Computer Science will be as follows:
Type of Paper
Max.
Marks
Theory
Exam.
I.A.
Teaching per
week
Main Papers
100
75
25
5 Lectures
1 Tutorial
Concurrent
Courses
100
75
25
4 Lectures
1 Tutorial
Credit Courses for
B.Sc.(Hons.)
Mathematics
100
75
25
4 Lectures
1 Tutorial

Size of the Tutorial Group will be in accordance with the existing
norms.

The existing syllabi of all Concurrent/Credit Courses shall remain
unchanged.

The existing criteria for opting for the Concurrent /Credit Courses shall
also remain unchanged.
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COURSE DETAILS
SEMESTER –I
Paper 1: Psychology and its Applications-I
UNIT I:
(a) Nature of Psychology - Definition
(b) Scientific Method, Historical Development and Current Status, Psychology in
India. Biological Basis – Neuron, Structure and Function of Nervous System,
Application
UNIT II: Attention & Perception - Nature, Selective and Divided Attention,
Recognition, Perceptual Constancies, Application
UNIT III: Learning & Memory - Definition, Conditioning, Cognitive Learning,
Observation learning. Memory - Models, Stages, STM, LTM, Improving memory,
Applications
UNIT IV: Motivation &Emotion - Approaches to Understanding, Types of Motives,
Elements of Emotions; Bodily changes and Emotions; Gender, Culture & emotions;
Applications
Reading List:
Atkinson, R. L., Atkinson, R. C., Smith, E. E., Bem, D. J. & Hilgard, E. R. (1990).
Introduction to Psychology. New York: H. B. J. Inc.
Ciccarelli,S. K., Meyer, G. E. & Misra, G. (2010). Psychology: South Asian Edition.
New Delhi: Pearson Education.
Sternberg, R. J. (2010). Cognitive Psychology. New York: Cengage Learning
Passer, M.W. & Smith, R.E. (2010). Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour.
New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill
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Paper 2: Research Methodology & Statistics- I
Questions will not be asked based on specific formula Use of calculators allowed
UNIT I:
 Tools of data collection: experimental method, survey method (questionnaire
& structured interview), observation method, case study method, Ex-post facto
studies.
UNIT II:
 Test standardization: item analysis, reliability, validity, norms.
UNIT III:
Levels of measurement
 Measures of central tendency
 Measures of dispersion
 Derived scores (only theoretical inputs)
 Normal distribution: nature & properties, finding areas when the score is
known, finding the scores when the area is known
UNIT IV:
 Correlation: a matter of direction, a matter of degree, formulas for Pearson’s
coefficient correlation, factors effecting correlation coefficient.
Reading List:
Aron, A., Aron, E.N., & Coups, E.J. (2007).Statistics for Psychology. (4thEd.) India:
Pearson Education, Prentice Hall.
King, B.M. & Minium, E.W. (2007).Statistical Reasoning in the Behavioral Sciences.
(5th Ed.) USA: John Wiley.
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Paper 3: Practicum based on Papers 1 and 2
Practicum based on Paper 1
a) Application of Psychology in everyday life:
Interactive and experiential activities with the use of videos, films, personal
narration in the following:Experiencing positive/negative emotions
Experiencing relevance of motivation referring to personal goals
b) Understanding and Conduction of Experimental Designs. One experiment to be
done from the following:
Attention and Perception
Learning and Memory
Practicum based on Paper 2
Analyzing data- following exercise
Explanation of levels of measurement, types of data, measures of
central tendencies, measures of dispersion through help of research
data.
Making inferences of results
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Paper 4
Concurrent - Qualifying Language
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SEMESTER-II
Paper 5: Psychology & its Application – II
UNIT I: Cognition – Thinking, Concepts and Categorization, Problem Solving,
Application
UNIT II: Intelligence – Nature, Theories, Application
UNIT III: Personality – Nature, Theories, Application
UNIT IV: Assessment of cognition, intelligence, personality and their application
Reading List:
Atkinson, R. L., Atkinson, R. C., Smith, E. E., Bem, D. J. & Hilgard, E. R. (1990).
Introduction to Psychology. New York: H. B. J. Inc.
Ciccarelli,S. K., Meyer, G. E. & Misra, G. (2010). Psychology: South Asian Edition.
New Delhi: Pearson Education.
Sternberg, R. J. (2010). Cognitive Psychology. New York: Cengage Learning
Passer, M.W. & Smith, R.E. (2010). Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour.
New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill
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Paper 6: Research Methodology & Statistics- II
UNIT
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I:
Sampling
Probability: simple random, stratified & cluster
Non- probability: accidental, quota, purposive
UNIT II:
 Qualitative research: define, differentiate from quantitative research
 Scale construction: Likert, Thurstone, Guttman & semantic differential.
UNIT III:
 Hypothesis testing: single & double (dependent & independent) means Z and
student’s t.
 Type I & II errors, power of a test
UNIT IV:
 Hypothesis testing for more than two means: one way ANOVA
 Introduction to non parametrics: Chi square.
Reading List:
Aron, A., Aron, E.N., & Coups, E.J. (2007).Statistics for Psychology. (4thEd.) India:
Pearson Education, Prentice Hall.
King, B.M. & Minium, E.W. (2007).Statistical Reasoning in the Behavioral Sciences.
(5th Ed.) USA: John Wiley.
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Paper 7: Practicum based on Paper 4
One from each of the following:
i)
ii)
iii)
Intelligence – using a test battery
Personality – Any one test (16 PF, MBTI, MMPI etc.)
Critical Thinking / Problem solving & reasoning using any test.
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Paper 8
Concurrent – Credit Language
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SEMESTER –III
Paper 9: Applied Social Psychology – I
UNIT I: Introduction to the field of Social Psychology & Applied Social Psychology
 Definitions, historical roots, theories, Indian scenario.
UNIT II: Social Cognition
 Self in a social world.
 Attribution, biases, impression formation and impression management.
UNIT III: Behaviour and attitudes.
UNIT IV: Application of Social Psychology to Social Problems
 Social Problems : Concept and approaches.
 Aggression & Violence.
 Poverty.
Reading List:
Aronson, E., Wilson, T.D. and Akert, R.M. (2010). Social Psychology (7th ed.).
Boston: Prentice Hall.
Baron, R.A., Branscombe, N.R., Byne, D. and Bhardwaj, G.(2010). Social
Psychology (12th Edition). Delhi, Pearson.
Misra, G. (2009). Psychology in India: Social and Organisational Processes. Delhi.
Pearson.
Myers, D.G. (2005). Social Psychology (8th ed.). New Delhi : Tata McGraw Hill Pub.
Co. Ltd.
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Paper 10: Practicum based on Paper 7
Three practicum based in laboratory to be done, one from each unit:
Unit I: One experiment to be conducted based on the classic study of any social processes.
Unit II: Simulated exercises/assessment - Any one of the following:
1. Impression formation and attribution
2. Attitude
Unit III: Understanding of social problem in India – using case studies & audio usual
aids- (any one)
‐ Problem of violence in India
‐ Poverty
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Paper 11
Concurrent - Interdisciplinary
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SEMESTER-IV
Paper 12: Applied Social Psychology – II
UNIT I: Social Influence
 Group processes.
UNIT II: Social Relations
 Interpersonal attraction.
 Prosocial behaviour.
UNIT III: Intergroup Relations
 Prejudice, conflict and peace-making.
UNIT IV: Applying Social Psychology
 Social Psychology and environmental problems.
 Social Psychology at the work-place.
(Work related attitudes, organizational citizenship behaviour, leadership).
Reading List:
Aronson, E., Wilson, T.D. and Akert, R.M. (2010). Social Psychology (7th ed.).
Boston: Prentice Hall.
Baron, R.A., Branscombe, N.R., Byne, D. and Bhardwaj, G.(2010). Social
Psychology (12th Edition). Delhi, Pearson.
Misra, G. (2009). Psychology in India: Social and Organisational Processes. Delhi.
Pearson.
Myers, D.G. (2005). Social Psychology (8th ed.). New Delhi : Tata McGraw Hill Pub.
Co. Ltd.
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Paper 13: Communication Skills
UNIT I: Introduction to CommunicationDefinition of Interpersonal Communication, General Characteristics; Process- linear
view, Transactional view, Concept of Communicative Competence and skill &
Functions
UNIT II: Effective Interpersonal CommunicationCharacteristics of Effective Communicator; Types of Interpersonal Communication
Skills:- Verbal skills and non-Verbal Communication Skills – General Characteristics,
Functions and Improvement.
UNIT III: Barriers to Effective CommunicationPsychological Barriers- Defensiveness, Motivational Distortion, Self preoccupation,
game play: Cultural & Gender Barriers, Overcoming
Communication Barriers.
UNIT IV: Significance of Communication Skills in Interpersonal
Relationships, Group Performance, Media, Health Promotion
Reading List:
Adler, R.B & Rooman, G. (2006). Understanding Human Communication, 9th
Ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Corcoran, N. (Ed) (2007). Communicating Health-Strategic for Health Promotion.
New Delhi: Sage.
Fisher, D. (2006). Communication in Organizations. New Delhi: Jaico Publishing
House.
Trenholm, S. & Jensen, A. (2008). Interpersonal Communication, 6th Ed. New York:
Oxford University Press.
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Paper14: Practicum based on Paper 10
Three practicals to be done in all, two from I and one from II.
I-
Skill training – simulated exercises
a) Self awareness
b) Non verbal Skills
c) Verbal Skills
II-
One detailed practicum in the field from Unit 4 of Communication Skills that
is, Significance of Communication Skills in the areas of interpersonal
relationship, group performance, media and health promotion.
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Paper 15
Concurrent – Discipline Centred I
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SEMESTER-V
Paper 16: Counselling Psychology
UNIT I:
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Introduction to counselling psychology: Historical development
Definitions and goals
Counselling and psychotherapies (similarities and differences)
Ethical considerations
Future trends
UNIT II: Techniques of counselling psychology-I
 Person cantered approach
 Psychodynamic approach
UNIT III: Techniques of counselling psychology-II
 Behavioural counselling
 Cognitive behavioural approach: CBT
UNIT IV:
Applications of counselling: School, Career.
Reading List:
Belkin, G. S. (1988). Introduction to Counselling. W. C.: Brown Publishers.
Nelson, J. (1982). Theory and Practice of Counselling Psychology. New York: Holt
Rinehart & Winston.
Udupa, K. N. (1985). Stress and its Management by Yoga. Delhi: Motilal Banarsi
Das.
Windy, D. (Ed.) (1988). Counselling in Action. New York: Sage.
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Paper 17: Clinical Psychology-I
UNIT I: Understanding Abnormal Behavior
a) Concept of Normalcy & Abnormal
b) Dia thesis Stress Model
UNIT II: Classification of Disorders
a) Classification : DSM IV – TR: ICD 10
b) Introduction to various groups of Disorders on Axis I and Axis II
(only general characteristics)
c) Overview of Treatment: Biological, Psychological
UNIT III: Anxiety Disorders
a) Overview of Anxiety disorders and their commonalities
b) GAD – Clinical picture, Causal factors.
c) OCD – Clinical picture, Causal factors.
UNIT IV: Schizophrenia
Clinical Picture, Subtypes, Causal factors
Reading List:
Alloy, L.B., Riskino, J.H. and Manos, M.I. (2006). Abnormal Psychology; Current
Perspectives. New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill
Barlow, D.H. & Durand, V.M. (2010). Textbook of Abnormal Psychology. New
Delhi: Cengage Learning India Pvt. Ltd.
Carson, R.C., Butcher, J.N., Mineka, S & Hooly, J. M. (2007). Abnormal Psychology,
13th Ed. New Delhi: Pearson.
Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2010). Abnormal Psychology. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill.
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Paper 18: Practicum based on Paper 12
Participatory exercises/ case studies/ audio-visuals for understanding counselling
process acquisition and training of basic social skills applied in different field contexts
as follows:
a)
b)
c)
Understanding of Counselling process and it's application in interpersonal
relations, developmental context
Training for counselling skills at relating stage and problem identification
Externships in reference to different counselling contexts
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SEMESTER VI
Paper 19: Optional Papers
a) Clinical Psychology -II
UNIT I:
Anxiety Disorders: Clinical Picture, Causal factors
a) Specific Phobia
b) Social Phobia
c) Panic disorder with and without Agoraphobia
UNIT II:
Mood Disorder – Clinical picture, Types, Causal Factors
UNIT III:
Clinical picture and Causal Factors of
a) Conversion Disorder
b) Anti social Personality
UNIT IV:
Sexual Disorders – Clinical picture and Causal factors of
a) Paraphilia
b) Gender Identity Disorder
Reading List:
Alloy, L.B., Riskino, J.H. and Manos, M.I. (2006). Abnormal Psychology; Current
Perspectives. New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill
Barlow, D.H. & Durand, V.M. (2010). Textbook of Abnormal Psychology. New
Delhi: Cengage Learning India Pvt. Ltd.
Carson, R.C., Butcher, J.N., Mineka, S & Hooly, J. M. (2007). Abnormal
Psychology, 13th Ed. New Delhi: Pearson.
Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2010). Abnormal Psychology. New Delhi: Tata McGrawHill.
b) Organizational behaviour
UNIT I: Understanding Organization Behaviour
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Defining Organizational Behaviour(OB)
Culture and its impact on OB
OB Model
The Organizational structure
Common Organizational Designs
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New Design Options
UNIT II: Individuals’ Attitudes
 Job Satisfaction; Global Implications
 Organizational Commitment and Organizational Citizenship behaviour
 Organizational Context for positive Attitudes
 Two work Attitudes relevant to India-Karma Yoga & Work Dedication
 Shaping the characteristics of jobs; the redesigning of jobs
UNIT III: Basic Approaches to Leadership
 Defining Leadership
 Trait Theories
 Behavioural Theories
 Contingency Theories
 Leader-Member Exchange Theory
 Inspirational Approaches to Leadership
 Authentic Leadership
 Contemporary Approach
 Challenges to Leadership
UNIT IV: Introduction to Human Resource Management
 HRM at work
 The changing Environment of HRM
 The changing Role of HRM
 The HR Manager’s Proficiencies
 Labour Legislation in India
Reading List:
Aamodt, M. G. (2001) Industrial Organizational Psychology. India: Cengage
Learning
Greenberg, J. & Baron, R.A. (2007). Behaviour in Organizations (9th Ed.). India:
Dorling Kindersley.
Luthans, F. (2009). Organizational behavior. New Delhi: McGraw Hill.
Muchinsky, P.(2006). Psychology applied to work: An introduction to industrial and
organizational psychology. NC: Hypergraphic Press.
Pareek, U.(2010). Understanding organizational behaviour. Oxford: Oxford
University Press.
Prakash, A. (2011). Organizational behaviour in India: An indigenous perspective. In
G. Misra (Ed.), Handbook of Psychology. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
Singh, K. (2010). Organizational Behaviour: Texts & Cases. India: Dorling
Kindersley.
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c) Applying Developmental Themes to Human Life Span
UNIT I: Nature of development- The life-span perspective, theories of development,
research in life-span development
UNIT II: Physical development (growth and maturation) and Cognitive development
(Piaget and Vygotsky) across the life-span; Language development
UNIT III: Emotional and social development across the life-span: Development of
emotions, temperament, attachment, peer relations, Moral development
UNIT IV: Applications in life-span development: Promoting self-esteem in children,
strategies for reducing risk-taking behaviour in adolescence, understanding factors
that determine successful aging
Reading List:
Berk, L. E. (2010). Child Development (8th Ed.). New Delhi: Prentice Hall.
Mitchell, P. and Ziegler, F. (2007). Fundamentals of development: The Psychology of
Childhood. New York: Psychology Press.
Misra, G. (2009). Psychology in India, Vol 1: Basic Psychological Processes and
Human Development. India: Pearson.
Papalia, D. E., Olds, S.W. & Feldman, R.D. (2006). Human development (9th Ed.).
New Delhi: McGraw Hill.
Santrock, J. W. (2008). Child Development (11th Ed.). New Delhi: McGraw Hill.
Santrock, J.W. (2006). Adolescence. New Delhi: McGraw Hill.
Saraswathi, T.S. (2003). Cross-cultural perspectives in Human Development: Theory,
Research and Applications. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
Srivastava, A.K. (1997). Child Development: An Indian Perspective. New Delhi:
NCERT.
d) Psychology of Advertising
UNIT I: Marketing communications-I
Developing effective communications (identifying the target audience,
communication objectives, designing the message, communication channels,
communication budget)
UNIT II: Marketing communications-II
Communication mix (promotional tools, factors in setting the marketing
communications mix, measuring communications’ results)
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UNIT III: Introduction to advertising: definition, types
UNIT IV: Advertising as a communication tool
Designing an advertising program (Objectives, budget, message, media and
measuring effectiveness)
Reading List:
Berko, Wolvin and Wolvin (2000). Communicating: A social and career focus. New
York: Houghton Miffin Company.
Kotler (2008). Marketing management. New Delhi: Pearson Education.
Wells, Burnett and Moriarty (2010). Advertising: Principles and practice. New Delhi:
Pearson Education.
e) Health and Well-Being
UNIT I: Health Psychology:
Definition, Field, Biopsysocial model in Health Psychology
UNIT II: Health and Behavior:
Role of Behavioral factors in Disease and Disorder, what are health behaviors,
Practicing and Changing Health behavior, Barriers to modifying Poor Health
Behavior.
UNIT III: Health Enhancing Behavior:
Exercise, Accident Prevention, Pain(Meaning, Measurement and Management),
cancer related health behavior, HIV, Death across lifespan.
UNIT IV: Happiness, Life Satisfaction, Wellbeing, Optimism and Hope.
Reading List:
Taylor, S. E. (2006). Health Psychology, Sixth edition. New Delhi: Tata-McGraw
Hills.
Snyder, C R., Lopez, S. J. & Pedrotti, J. T. (2010). Positive Psychology: The scientific
and Practical Explorations of Human. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Brannon, L. & Feist, J. (2009). Health Psychology An Introduction to Behavior and
Health, Seventh edition. London: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
f) Applied Psychology in Contemporary Social Context
UNIT I: Psycho-Social and Cognitive effect of Media:
(a) Media use across childhood: Access, Time and content
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(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
Gender media use and effect
Prosocial, para social and unsocial effects of media exposure on the family.
Media symbol systems and cognitive processes.
Learning from educational media.
UNIT II: Psychology of Terrorism and Naxalism:
(a) Psychological issues in understanding terrorism and the response to terrorism.
(b) The Psychological issues of us and them in naxalism.
(c) Unresolved trauma-fuel the cycle of violence and naxalism.
(d) From terror to triumph-the path of resilience.
UNIT III: Moral Psychology:
(a) Psychological issues for understanding morals and conduct of passions.
(b) Understanding Psycho-Social dynamics of corruption.
(c) Persons, situations and virtue ethics.
UNIT IV: Other Psychological issues relevant in Indian context.
(a) Understanding honor killings with reference to love marriage dynamics.
(b) Psychological issues in doctor patient communication
(c) Intergenerational gap and challenges of parenting.
(d) Psychology and urbanization with understanding of issues like road-rage, weak
neighborhood and cases of homicide suicide due to economic adversity.
Reading List:
Thomas, N, Nohmias, E & Nichalos, S. (2010). Moral Psychology. New York: WileyBlack Well.
Stout, C. E. (2010). Psychology of Terrorism: Coping with Continuing Threat.
Pentagon Press.
Calvert, S. L. & Wilson, B.J. (2008). The Handbook of Children Media, and
Development. New York: Wiley-Black Well.
Bornstein, M. H. & Lamb, M. E. (2011). Developmental Science. Boston:
Psychology Press.
Wilmmer, R. D. & Dominick, J. R. (2003). Mass Media Research. New York:
Thomson Woodsworth.
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Paper 20: Project/Internship
Project
o American Psychological Association (APA) – Publication Manual 2006 to be
followed for project writing
o Format and Distribution of marks.
Marks
 Abstract – 150 words including problem, method & results.
 Introduction – Theoretical consideration, review, present study, objectives
and hypotheses.
 Method – Design, Sample, Measures, Procedure
 Results
 Quantitative analysis of group data
(Raw data should not be attached in Appendix)
 Graphical representation of data wherever required.
 Qualitative analysis wherever done should indicate the method of
qualitative analysis.
 Discussion
 References (APA Style) & Appendix
o Project should be in Soft binding. It should be typed in 1.5 spacing on both
sides of the paper. Total text should not exceed 50 pages (References &
Appendices extra).
o Date of submission of projects to be announced towards the end of semester
o Project should be prepared in the form of research paper to be published in a
reputed scientific journal.
o Four copies of the project along with one CD should be submitted to the
College.
Evaluation Scheme
Viva
Project Report
*Viva for any paper should be conducted jointly by one internal and one external examiner.
Internship
Extensive training program (minimum 8 visits) a field set up—relevant to any area of
Paper15 and to submit a visit-wise report along with a comprehensive report
Report
Viva
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Paper 21
Concurrent – Discipline Centred II
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