Careers after class 12: Counselling & Psychology

Industry: Psychology/Medical 

What is Counselling & Psychology?

Psychology is the study of the human behaviour and mental processes. It is a multifaceted discipline and includes many sub-fields of study areas such as human development, sports, health, clinical, social behaviour and cognitive processes. Counselling is the practice of consultation, mutual interchange of opinion and deliberating together. It implies the application of the personal resources of the school or other institutions the Counsellor is affiliated with to the solution of the problems that individuals have.

Job Description

  • Observe, interview, and survey individuals and conduct scientific studies of behaviour and brain function
  • Research and identify psychological, emotional, behavioural or organizational issues and diagnose disorders
  • Discuss the treatment of problems with clients
  • Write articles, research papers, and reports to share findings and educate others

Eligibility and Courses
Class 12

Any stream (Humanities/Science/Commerce) preferably with psychology as one of the subjects. 

Under Graduate Courses

  • B.A. (Hons.) in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology
  • B.Sc. in Psychology

Career Profiles

Career Profiles Counselling & Psychology

Top Institutes for Counselling & Psychology courses

1. Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi

Value for Money- 5/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A. (Hons.) in Psychology

Tenure- 3 years


2. Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi

Value for Money- 4.6/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A. (Hons.) in Psychology

Tenure- 3 years


3. Gargi College, New Delhi

Value for Money- 4.5/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A. (Hons.) in Applied Psychology

Tenure- 3 years


4. Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce, Pune

Value for Money- 4.4/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A. (Hons.) in Psychology

Tenure- 3 years


5. Christ University, Bangalore

Value for Money- 4.2/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. Psychology

Tenure- 3 years


Career Progression

Career Progression Counselling & Psychology


Pay Counselling & Psychology

Expert View

Albert Bandura“Psychology cannot tell people how they ought to live their lives. It can however, provide them with the means for effecting personal and social change.”

— Albert Bandura,
Canadian-American psychologist, Professor Emeritus of
Social Science in Psychology at Stanford University 


Martin Seligman“Psychology is much bigger than just medicine, or fixing unhealthy things. It’s about education, work, marriage – it’s even about sports. What I want to do is see psychologists working to help people build strengths in all these domains.”

— Martin Seligman,
American psychologist, educator, and author of self-help books

Also read: Interdisciplinary Psychology Education in India: Opportunities and Challenges

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