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Introduction to Psychology

Psychology is “the study of the mind and behavior" and the aim of the course is to familiarize Students with a wide range of theories and research investigating human behavior. The course examines both theoretical and practical aspects of psychology. Core areas of study introduce you to the scientific bases of psychology including social and developmental psychology, research methods, physiology, perception and cognition. The course has been developed to be as interesting and challenging as possible. The objective is to explore how psychology has contributed to an understanding of individual, social and cultural diversity.

Organizational Behaviour

Organization Development (OD) focuses on planned change in a total system. That system can range from a work unit through a company division up to an entire organization. Starting with an initial historical perspective of the field, the course explores the core organizational model of entry/contracting, diagnosis, feedback, implementation and evaluation. Working from this core model, students examine the range of OD interventions used in the past and present.

Organization Development is both a science and an art. Effective OD is achieved through a system focus and approach. Yet both the choice and the success of OD implementations are also strongly influenced by organizational needs, organizational politics, market forces and fad. Thus, in examining and discussing OD interventions, students will learns to maintain a focus on the business problem/issue that is the target of the implementation.

Competency Mapping

A recent study suggests that more than 65% of the Fortune 500 companies and (since the beginning of the last decade) many Indian companies including several MNCs in India have designed or re-designed their HR practices based on competency modeling.

Competency Mapping is a process of identifying key competences in an organization, and then using it for job evaluation, recruitment, training and development, performance and talent management, succession planning etc. There is a need for Human Resources and other professionals to understand the distinct approach and the detailed methodologies involved in building Competency Model, Competency Mapping and Measurement tools to be used during the process so that they effectively integrate and implement the contemporary HR policies and practices in their organizations. This course is intended to make professionals understand design, plan and implement the assessment and development centers. The major objective of this course is to obtain knowledge about various psychometric testing and other management techniques and tools, particularly observational skills. It also helps to understand the organizational interventions on the basis of the assessment results to optimize the growth process.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation and Benefits Management is an important human resource (HR) tools that organizations use to manage their employee. For an organization to receive its money’s worth and motivate & retain skilled employees, it needs to ensure that its compensation system is not an island by itself. Therefore, one of the most important purposes of imparting this course is that it is most significant for an organization to link compensation to its overall goals and strategies. Compensation and Benefits Management helps in establishing an internally equitable and externally competitive philosophy and practice for paying employees.

Smart, successful organizations do regular planning and evaluating of their compensation and performance appraisal systems. Because compensation is visible and important to employees, it is critical to consistently communicate a clear message regarding how pay decisions are made. In short, a solid compensation strategy requires that employee pay matches the organizational requirements.

Business Etiquettes and Communication

The way we communicate in a business setting have changed dramatically in the past several years and are constantly evolving. Today, we communicate faster, more often and across several different channels, each moment of every day. It is therefore imperative that management of incoming/outgoing information and responses receive undivided attention, in order to maintain optimal efficiency and effectiveness. The course ‘Business etiquette and communication’ aims to train students by transferring practical and theoretical knowledge to imbibe good business etiquettes, that will help them to advance their career and give them hands- on training in professional skills. It covers, but is not limited to ‘etiquettes and skills’ used in various settings: restaurants, fine dining, diners, pubs and cafes. It also includes etiquettes required for formal and informal correspondence, personal appearance, manners at home, mealtime manners, electronic etiquettes, and conversational skills. The course stresses on the importance of proper body language, tone, words, and introducing yourself and others in business and informal occasions.

Broadly, the course primarily focus on how a business interacts with both external and internal stakeholders. Being aware of this is now becoming an essential skill for a business employee and this course introduces business expectations that are to be expected in the modern business environment. Business etiquette, when practiced in an appropriate manner, can open communication channels, which can lead to building successful relationships, as well as your own personal success.

Juvenile Delinquency and Victim Psychology

This course will provide an experiential and insightful understanding of the theoretical approaches to juvenile and victim behaviours. The course provides a contextual understanding of concepts such as personality, motivation, attachment and their role in the formation of behaviours. Students will gather knowledge about moral reasoning, developmental milestones, and risk factors associated with behaviour: - self-victimization, prosocial, violence, aggression, criminal and bystander behaviours.

The student will gather knowledge about factors associated with development such as context, familial support, emotional, social background, personality, individual and behavioural attributes and their lasting emotional, societal and interactional effects on the individual and their surroundings.

Criminal Psychology

Psychology, as we all know is the scientific study of human behavior. For the community at large, it is important to recognize that criminal science is larger than criminal law. As a one semester elective course, this module focuses on understanding the criminal behavior and what causes such behavior from a psychological perspective. Starting with an introduction to basic theoretical concepts in psychology, the course moves on exploring various mental and psychological conditions and their relationship with the propensity to commit crime. We critically examine ideas and theories and build an inclusive understanding towards the complex nature of criminal behavior.

This course also looks at psychology in the courtroom, police psychology, and in prevention and rehabilitation. This course imparts an understanding of what makes an individual a ‘criminal’ and the methods used to identify offenders through psychological profiling, detection of deceit and eye witness testimony. More contemporary topics like white collar crime, technology and crime, terrorism and others are also discussed. The idea is to look derive at certain indicators for crime causation, and recommendations for the protection of witnesses and victims and rehabilitation of offenders through discussions, debates and directed thinking.

Forensic Sciences

The course is intended to familiarize students with the close and necessary relationship between forensic science and criminal litigation. With the constant evolution of forensic science, the handling of evidence in court proceedings has also changed in the recent years.

The course is designed to teach the students about various branches of forensic sciences such as DNA testing, fingerprinting, ballistics, crime scene investigation, forensic pathology etc. and to give them an understanding of the subject in a manner which will further assist them in fully grasping the importance and implication of the forensic evidence and enable them to challenge such evidence.

Students who take this course can expect to emerge with a sound theoretical knowledge of scientific examination and functional knowledge of expert testimony and its scrutiny. This would enable them to examine the effect of scientific evidence on judgment and help in achieving fair and just results. Students will also find that they can draw upon the knowledge obtained in this elective in any of the other aspects of law – criminal, civil, art and cultural heritage, sports etc.


The course intends to make students understand the concept of leadership and how it is applied at all levels of organizational management.

Introduction to Psychology JGLS, JGBS, JSLH
Organizational Behaviour JGBS
Competency Mapping JGLS, JGBS, JSIA, JSLH, JSGP
Compensation and Benefits JGLS, JGBS, JSIA, JSLH, JSGP
Business Etiquettes & Communication JGLS, JGBS, JSIA, JSLH, JSGP
Juvenile Delinquency and Victim Psychology JGLS, JGBS, JSIA, JSLH, JSGP
Criminal Psychology JGLS, JGBS, JSIA, JSLH, JSGP
Forensic Sciences JGLS, JGBS, JSIA, JSLH, JSGP