CHRIST (Deemed to University), Bangalore

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

School of Social Sciences

Syllabus for
Bachelor of Science (Psychology Honours)
Academic Year  (2023)

 
3 Semester - 2022 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
BBF311 BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS Skill Enhancement Courses 2 2 50
BBF331 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Core Courses 4 4 100
BBF332 ENTREPRENEURSHIP Core Courses 4 4 100
BBF333 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Core Courses 4 4 100
BBF334 AUDITING Core Courses 4 4 100
BBF335 DIGITAL MARKETING Core Courses 4 4 100
BBF361 COMMERCE AND INDIAN SOCIETY - I Generic Elective Courses 3 3 100
BPSY331 THEORIES OF PERSONALITY Core Courses 5 5 100
BPSY332 PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY Core Courses 5 5 100
BPSY333 STATISTICS FOR BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES Core Courses 5 5 100
BPSY334 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Core Courses 5 5 100
BPSY361 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND NEURAL NETWORKS Generic Elective Courses 4 4 100
BPSY381 INTERNSHIP Skill Enhancement Courses 2 2 50
SDPS312 KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION SKILLS Skill Enhancement Courses 2 0 50
4 Semester - 2022 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
BBF414 INTERNSHIP - 2 2 50
BBF431 TAXATION - 4 4 100
BBF432 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY - 4 4 100
BBF433 FINANCIAL REPORTING - 4 4 100
BBF434 ADVANCED FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT - 4 4 100
BBF435 PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT - 4 4 100
BBF461 COMMERCE AND INDIAN SOCIETY - II - 3 3 100
BPSY431 CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY - 5 5 100
BPSY432 COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY - 5 5 100
BPSY433 PSYCHOPATHOLOGY - 5 5 100
BPSY434 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY - 5 5 100
BPSY451 RESEARCH METHODS LAB-I - 2 2 50
BPSY461 GENETICS & BIO-INFORMATICS - 4 4 100
SDPS412 KNOWLEDGE APPLICATION SKILLS - 2 0 50
5 Semester - 2021 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
BPSY531 COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY Core Courses 5 5 100
BPSY532 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR Core Courses 5 5 100
BPSY533 INDIAN AND TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY Core Courses 5 5 100
BPSY541A HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY Discipline Specific Elective Courses 5 5 100
BPSY541B AVIATION PSYCHOLOGY Discipline Specific Elective Courses 5 5 100
BPSY542A NEUROPSYCHOLOGY Discipline Specific Elective Courses 5 5 100
BPSY542B SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY Discipline Specific Elective Courses 5 5 100
BPSY551 RESEARCH METHODS LAB-II Skill Enhancement Courses 2 2 50
BPSY581 DISSERTATION - 2 0 0
BPSY582 INTERNSHIP Skill Enhancement Courses 0 2 50
SDPS512 CAREER ORIENTED SKILLS Skill Enhancement Courses 2 0 50
6 Semester - 2021 - Batch
Course Code
Course
Type
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
BPSY631 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN PSYCHOLOGY - 5 5 100
BPSY632 CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY - 5 5 100
BPSY633 POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY - 5 5 100
BPSY641A COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY - 5 5 100
BPSY641B SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY - 5 5 100
BPSY642A FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY - 5 5 100
BPSY642B HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - 5 5 100
BPSY642C ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY - 5 5 100
BPSY681 DISSERTATION - 2 5 100
SDPS612 SELF ENHANCEMENT SKILLS - 2 0 50

BBF311 - BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course introduces students to broad ethical and professional values which underpin all the other professional skills and behaviour. It teaches how to maintain professional competence and pursue life-long learning. The course is designed to encourage open mindedness and innovative thinking. It also discusses personal and professional skepticism, commercial awareness, patterns and channels of communication and ethical and security issues around data analytics.

Course Outcome

CO1: Apply ethical and professional skills effectively in the workplace.

CO2: Evaluate maximization of the quantity and quality of work output to make the most of scarce resources.

CO3: Create imaginative solution to gain competitive advantage within the context of suitability, feasibility and acceptability.

CO4: Analyze the business environment, externally and internally, to evaluate available data and information from a variety of sources.

CO5: Apply communications and analysing data effectively with others in a business environment and also understand the inclusivity and diversity.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:4
Ethics and Professionalism
 

Ethics, Thinking about ethical Decisions, Rules v/s principles, ethical dilemma, Further considerations, personal ethics

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:5
Personal Effectiveness
 

Personal effectiveness, Prioritizing, organizing and managing time effectively, using technology effectively, organizing meetings, using spreadsheets effectively, Big data analytics, Maintaining professional competence and lifelong learning

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:4
Innovation and Skepticism
 

Innovation and skepticism, linear v lateral thinking, the four P’s of Innovation, Innovation and competitive advantage, promoting creativity in the Workplace, Professional skepticism and how to demonstrate it.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:5
Commercial Awareness
 

Commercial awareness and business acumen, planning ahead and future Proofing, Professional self-awareness, Introduction to cyber security fundamentals at the hardware and software levels, mechanisms available to prevent cybercrimes etc., Data analysis and manipulation.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:3
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
 

The communication process, Effective communication, communicating in the workplace, Meetings, Emails, Report Writing, Presentations, Interpersonal skills, Networking

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:6
Data Analytics
 

Introduction, The CRISP framework, Big Data and data analytics, Sources of data, Types of analytics, Data analytics methodologies, Mainstream tools and key applications for data analytics, Data visualization and communication, Skepticism in data analytics, Ethical considerations in the use of data.

Unit-7
Teaching Hours:3
Inclusivity and Diversity
 

Introduction, Gender – LGBTQIA+, Region (Regionalism) and Language, Religion, Social class and Caste, Disabilities.

Text Books And Reference Books:

1. Professional Communication Skills – A. M. Jain, Pravin Bhatia

2. Communication skills and Soft Skills, An Integrated Approach – E Suresh Kumar, P Srihari, J Savitri

3. Communication Skills for Professionals – Konar N

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1. Ethics and Professional Skills Module, ACCA

2. Soft Skill Business and Professional Communication – Sutapa Bannerjee

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated for each course on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. This paper carries maximum of 50 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)

50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)

25%

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA - 1 & 3)

20%

Attendance  

05%

Total

100%

 

· Written Examinations consists of:

§ Mid Semester Exam – 50 marks   (2 hours duration)

§ End Semester Exam – 50 marks (2 hours duration)

· A student should have secured minimum 40% marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

· In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 marks out of 100 (20 marks out of 50) must be secured to pass in that paper. 

BBF331 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course is designed to highlight the importance of HRM in organizations and familiarize students with the process & mechanism of managing human resources students with the concepts & application of human resource practices followed in organizations

Course Outcome

CO1: To have an understanding of the basic concepts, functions, and processes of human resource management

CO2: To evaluate and Design various organizational structure and understand how they are related to organizational success

CO3: Discuss the nature of job analysis, including what it is and how it?s used

CO4: To be aware of the role, functions and functioning of human resource department of the organizations.

CO5: Understand the challenges and the recent development in human resources.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Perspectives in Human Resource management
 

Meaning and definition of HRM – Purpose and Role of HRM – HR policies- traditional role of HR.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Meeting Human Resource requirements
 

Job Analysis, Job Description, Human Resource Planning, Recruitment, Sources of Recruitment, selection Process, Methods – Interview, placement and Induction separation

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Training and developing Employees
 

Training needs assessment, methods of training, types of training, development, performance appraisal, and various types of performance appraisal, career development.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Motivation and leadership
 

Motivation-moral-theories of motivation-Leadership-theories of Leadership-promotion-transfer Deviant workplace behaviour-Attrition.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
Labour Relations
 

Overview of Industrial Relation- Industrial disputes- Negotiation-Discipline-Dispute settlement.

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:10
Recent Challenges in HR
 

Recent developments in HR-Strategic Human Resource Management- Global trend & their influence on Practices.

Text Books And Reference Books:

1. Edwin Flippo  Personal management, 4th edition, Mei Ya publications

2. C.B Gupta Human Resource Management

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1. V.S.P Rao Human Resource Management., Konark Publishers Pvt, New Delhi

2. Gray Dessler, Human Resource Management,12th edition2011, Dorling Kinderlsely, New Delhi

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated for each course on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)

50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)

25%

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA - 1 & 3)

20%

Attendance 

05%

Total

100%

 

·       Written Examinations consists of:

§  Mid Semester Exam – 50 marks   (2 hours duration)

§  End Semester Exam – 100 marks (3 hours duration)

·       A student should have secured minimum 40% marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

 

·       In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper. 

BBF332 - ENTREPRENEURSHIP (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The course aims to provide conceptual and experiential understanding of Entrepreneurship.  The course is designed as a broad overview of entrepreneurship, including identifying a winning business opportunity, gathering funding for and launching a business, growing the organization and harvesting the rewards.

Course Outcome

CO1: Analyse the market characteristics and the nature of competition in such markets

CO2: Create market ideas by enhancing presentation with communication skills

CO3: Evaluate business plan for a prospective business venture

CO4: Create plan for sources of funds, considering the relative merits and demerits each Source

CO5: Create growth strategy for startups and actions for controlling growth of established venture and intake entrepreneurial strategies

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:8
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
 

Meaning and concept of entrepreneurship, the history of entrepreneurship development, role of entrepreneurship in economic development, agencies in entrepreneurship management and future of entrepreneurship

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
The Entrepreneur
 

Meaning of entrepreneur, the skills required to be an entrepreneur, the entrepreneurial decision process, and role models, mentors and support system

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:8
Business Opportunity Identification
 

Business ideas, methods of generating ideas, and opportunity recognition

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:8
Preparing a Business Plan
 

Meaning and significance of a business plan, components of a business plan, and feasibility study

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:8
Financing the New Venture
 

Importance of new venture financing, types of ownership securities, venture capital, types of debt securities, determining ideal debt-equity mix, and financial institutions and banks

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:8
Launching the New Venture
 

Choosing the legal form of new venture, protection of intellectual property, and marketing the new venture

Unit-7
Teaching Hours:6
Managing Growth in New Venture
 

Characteristics of high growth new ventures, strategies for growth, and building the new venture capital

Unit-8
Teaching Hours:6
Harvesting Rewards
 

Exit Strategies for Entrepreneurs, bankruptcy and succession and harvest- Strategies

Text Books And Reference Books:

1. Laverty & Littel, (2019). Entrepreneurship. OpenStax, 2019

2.     Ashton, R. (2008). Entrepreneurs book of checklists: 1000 tips to help you start and grow your business. New Delhi: Pearson

3. Bagchi, S. (2006). High performance entrepreneur: golden rules for success in today`s world. London: Penguin Books.

4. Charnantimath, P. (2006). Entrepreneurship development and small business enterprises. New Delhi: Pearson Education

5. Khanka, S. S. (2000). Entrepreneurial Development. New Delhi: S Chand

 

 

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1.     Faltin, Gunter. (2019). Entrepreneurship for Everyone: Lean, Smart, Simple. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing. 

2.     Khanna, T. (2017). Billions of entrepreneurs: how China and India are reshaping their futures and yours. Boston: Harvard Business School 

3.  Kuratko, D. and Hodgetts, R. (2017). Entrepreneurship in the new millennium. New Delhi: Cengage Learning

4. Hisrich, R. D. (2014). Entrepreneurship (9th ed.). New Delhi: McGraw Hill Education.

 

 

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated for each course on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)

50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)

25%

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA - 1 & 3)

20%

Attendance 

05%

Total

100%

 

·       Written Examinations consists of:

§  Mid Semester Exam – 50 marks   (2 hours duration)

§  End Semester Exam – 100 marks (3 hours duration)

·       A student should have secured minimum 40% marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

 

·       In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper. 

BBF333 - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The objective of the course is to make the students familiar with the various techniques of Financial Management and digital aspects which are being applied in the industry.

Course Outcome

CO1: Apply essential principles of Financial Management in creation and maximising shareholders? wealth

CO2: Evaluate alternate investment proposals by applying techniques of capital budgeting and select the most profitable proposal

CO3: Analyse firms financial needs and design optimum capital structure considering the effect of cost of capital and leverages

CO4: Formulate strategies to manage working capital and analyse the impact of dividend policies on the value of the firm

CO5: Develop insights into the drivers and barriers to digital transformation, using some of the key skills related to business analysis and design thinking, and understand adoption of technologies.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:4
Introduction to Financial Management
 

Meaning and Significance of Financial Management, Functions of Financial Management, Objectives of Financial Management - Profit Maximization and Wealth Maximization, Interface of Financial Management with other functional areas, Decisions of Finance, Organization of the Finance Function, Emerging Role of the Financial Manager in India, Overview of Indian Financial System.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:16
Capital Budgeting
 

Concept of Time value of Money, Concepts of capital budgeting, Basic principles in estimating costs and benefits of investments, Appraisal criteria for capital budgeting decisions - Payback period, Average rate of return, Net present value, Profitability Index, and Internal rate of return, Conflicts in appraisal. Computation of Present value, future value and Net Present Value using MS Excel, Practical application of Present value techniques

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:16
Cost of Capital, Capital Structure and Leverages
 

Cost of equity and retained earnings, cost of debt, cost of preferred stock, weighted average cost of capital, Factors affecting cost of capital

Introduction, Factors affecting capital structure, Features of an optimal capital structure, EBIT -EPS Analysis, Introduction to Capital structure theories, Concept of Business and Financial Risk, Operating Leverage, Financial Leverage, Combined Leverage-suitability of Leverages for different business situations, Concept of Trading on Equity.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:8
Working Capital Management
 

Concept of Working Capital, Types of Working Capital, Operating Cycle, Importance of Working Capital, Dangers of Inadequate and Excessive Working Capital, Management of Working Capital, Factors determining Working capital, Estimation of Working Capital Requirements.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:6
Dividend Policy
 

 

Dividend Policy: Introduction, Dividend decisions and valuation of firms, Determinants of dividend policy, Bonus issues, stock split, Buy back of shares, Legal, Procedural and Tax aspect of dividend.

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:10
Digital Transformation in Finance
 

Core Technology- Foundation Study in Machine Learning, Data Analysis & Visualization, Adoption of Technology in Business Use Cases - Advent of Financial Technology (FINTECH),   Digital Transformation.

Text Books And Reference Books:

1. Prasanna Chandra: Financial Management 2020 -Tata McGraw-Hill publishing company

2. M.Y. Khan &P. K Jain: Financial Management 2019 -Tata McGraw-Hill publishing company

3. James C. van Horne: Fundamentals of Financial Management, Prentice- Hall India.

4. Ravi.M.Kishore: Financial Management2011-Taxman Publications

5. Parag Y Arjunwadkar: FinTech: The Technology Driving Disruption in the Financial Services Industry 2018,  Auerbach Publications.

6. Sanjay Phadke, “Fintech Future: The Digital DNA of Finance”, Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd, February 2020

7. Susanne Chishti and Janos Barberis, “The FINTECH Book: The Financial Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries”, Wiley Publication, ISBN: 978-1-119-21887-6, May 2016

 

 

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1. Financial Management: Theory & Practice Eugene Brigham, Michael Ehrhardt Cengage Learning.

2. Financial Management Carlos Correia, David K. Flynn, Enrico Uliana Michael Wormald Juta and Company Ltd.

3. Financial Management M. Y. Khan Tata McGraw-Hill Education.

4. Volker Liermann, Claus Stegmann, “The Impact of Digital Transformation and FinTech on the Finance Professional”, First Edition, Palgrave Macmillan Publisher, ISBN-13: 978-3030237189, 2019

5. Clayton M. Christensen, “The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change)”, Illustrated edition, Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press, December 2015

6. Eric Jorgenson, “The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness”, ISBN-10: ‎ 1544514220;  ISBN-13: 978-1544514222, Publisher: ‎Magrathea Publishing, August 2020

 

 

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated for each course on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)

50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)

25%

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA - 1 & 3)

20%

Attendance 

05%

Total

100%

 

·       Written Examinations consists of:

§  Mid Semester Exam – 50 marks   (2 hours duration)

§  End Semester Exam – 100 marks (3 hours duration)

·       A student should have secured minimum 40% marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·       In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper.

 

 

BBF334 - AUDITING (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The course is designed to cover various facets of an audit assignment.  It covers various legal requirements under the extant corporate laws and other techniques to gain understanding of the subject.

Course Outcome

CO1: Understand the concept of auditing.

CO2: Gain working knowledge of general audit procedures

CO3: Apply the concepts of internal control

CO4: Understand the concepts of Audit sampling and other means of testing

CO5: Apply the reviewing of Audit Reports in the workplace

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:16
Audit Framework and Regulation
 

The concept of audit and assurance engagements – concepts of accountability, stewardship and agency – elements of assurance agreement – statutory audits – Corporate Governance – Audit Committees – Professional Ethics and Quality Control Procedures – Internal Audit – Differences between the external audit and the internal audit function.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:16
Planning and Risk Assessment
 

Assessing the risks of material misstatement – understanding the entity and its environment – materiality, fraud, laws and regulations – Test of Control – Substantive Testing – Audit Strategy – Audit Plan – Audit Documentation.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:6
Internal Control
 

Internal control systems, Internal control and management, The use and evaluation of internal control system by auditors, Test of control and communication on internal control.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:16
Audit Evidence
 

The use of assertions by auditors – audit procedures – the audit of specific items – receivables, inventory, payables, accruals, provisions and contingencies, bank and cash, tangible NCA, share capital, reserves and directors’ emoluments – audit sampling and other means of testing – computer assisted audit techniques – not-for-profit organization - Audit sampling and other means of testing

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:6
Review and Reporting
 

Subsequent events – going concern – written representations –audit finalization and the final review. Audit reports – reports to management – internal audit reports, reports to shareholders, type of audit reports, CARO 2003 report.

Text Books And Reference Books:

1. Fundamentals of Auditing by Kamal Gupta, Ashok Arora published by Tata McGraw Hill

2. Auditing by B N Tandon published by S Chandra & Co. Ltd, Delhi

3. Auditing and Assurance by Aruna Jha Published by Taxmann Publications Pvt. Ltd

4. Principles and Practice of Auditing – Dinkar Pagare Published by Sultan Chand and Sons

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1. Auditing Principles and Practices – V. Gurumoorthi, R. Jolly Rasalind Silva, R. Swarnalakshmi

2. A Handbook of Practical Auditing – Dr. B.N. Tandon, Dr. S. Sudharsanam, S. Sundharabahu

3. Auditing – Dr. T.R. Sharma, Sahitya Bhawan Publications

4. Auditing – K. Geetha

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated for each course on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)

50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)

25%

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA - 1 & 3)

20%

Attendance 

05%

Total

100%

 

·       Written Examinations consists of:

§  Mid Semester Exam – 50 marks   (2 hours duration)

§  End Semester Exam – 100 marks (3 hours duration)

·       A student should have secured minimum 40% marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·       In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper.

 

 

BBF335 - DIGITAL MARKETING (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Designed to familiarize students with basic concepts of marketing and the need & techniques of marketing, insights into digital marketing content and marketing analytics.

Course Outcome

CO1: Understand the marketing concepts, marketing mix, and marketing strategy.

CO2: Describe the components of the Product, Price, Place, and Promotion.

CO3: Develop an insight into consumer behaviour, loyalty, and retention strategies and maintain the relationship.

CO4: Understand the different types of Digital Marketing.

CO5: Develop a basic understanding and application of marketing analytics.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:12
Introduction
 

 

Nature and scope of marketing, Genesis & evolution of Marketing concepts, 7 Ps of marketing, Concept of market segmentation and its Importance, Bases for market segmentation. Target marketing and positioning, Types of positioning, Digital Marketing Vs Traditional Marketing, POEM framework.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:16
Product, price and place mix
 

Concept of product, New product planning and development, Packaging, role and functions, Brand name and Trademark, Product Life Cycle concept, Product differentiation. Pricing Strategies, Factors affecting the price of a product/service. Distribution Channels, Concept and role, Types, Factors affecting the choice of a distribution channel, Retail Marketing, Types.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:12
Promotion Mix and Consumerism
 

Promotion: Methods of promotion, Advertising, Meaning, Importance, Advertising media, Ethics of good advertising. Publicity, Meaning, Types and Techniques, Consumer Vs Customer,  Consumer Behaviour, Factors affecting Consumer behavior, customer loyalty and Retention,  Basics of CRM

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
Types of Digital Marketing
 

Types of Digital Marketing, Inbound Vs Outbound Marketing, Mobile Marketing, SMS Marketing, Viral Marketing, Social Media Marketing, PPC, Video Marketing, Email Marketing, Affiliate Marketing and AdSense, Content Marketing and Influencer Marketing, Blog Marketing, Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO),  Best practices in SEO, Keyword Research.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:8
MIS, Marketing Research & Analytics.
 

Marketing Information System (MIS), Need, Importance, Elements and Components of MIS.

 

Marketing Research, Steps and Areas involved in marketing research.

 

Marketing Analytics, Market Basket Analysis, RFM Analysis, Customer Life Time Value, Big Data Analytics, Text Mining and Sentiment Analytics, Multi-Dimensional Scaling for Brand Positioning (MDS).

Text Books And Reference Books:

1. Philip Kotler: Marketing Management (14th Edition), Prentice Hall of India Ltd, New Delhi.

2. C B Gupta & N Rajan Nair: Marketing Management (14th Edition), Sultan Chand & Sons, New Delhi

3. Puneet Singh Bhatia : Fundamentals of Digital Marketing, Pearson Education, Second Edition, 2019

4. Moutusy Maity &  Pavankumar Gurazada : Marketing Analytics for Strategic Decision Making, Oxford University Press, First Edition, 2021

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1. Marchannd & B. Vardharajan: An introduction to Marketing, Vikas Publishing House, New Delhi.

2. Maurice & Mondell & Larry Rosenberg - Marketing Prentice Hall of India Ltd. New Delhi.

3. J Andrew Petersen and Frank Germann and Robert W Palmatier: Marketing Analytics Based on First Principles, Bloomsbury India, 2022.

4. Kailash Chandra Upadhyay: Digital Marketing: Complete Digital Marketing Tutorial, 2021

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated for each course on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)

50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)

25%

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA - 1 & 3)

20%

Attendance 

05%

Total

100%

 

·       Written Examinations consists of:

§  Mid Semester Exam – 50 marks   (2 hours duration)

§  End Semester Exam – 100 marks (3 hours duration)

·       A student should have secured minimum 40% marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

 

·       In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper. 

BBF361 - COMMERCE AND INDIAN SOCIETY - I (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course is the first of the two-part inter-disciplinary course in economics, sociology, and the Indian constitution, grounded in intersecting debates of contemporary significance.  The course is designed to broaden learners’ awareness and critical engagement with the political economy of India as a function of its sociological and ideological underpinnings.

Course Outcome

CO1: Explain the basic critical vocabulary to engage with economic issues from a socio-political perspective

CO2: Compare the structural, inter-sectional and caste based nature of socio-economic disparities in India vis-à-vis the ideals of the Indian constitution and outline the rationale for caste-based reservations with a historical outlook

CO3: Relate to various forms of gender discrimination and harassment at the workplace, and assess their social and legal implications

CO4: Discern the ecological cost of prevalent consumption patterns, and discuss possible measures of redressal

CO5: Critique the predominant discourse of economic development and market fundamentalism with a brief introduction to alternate economic models and counter-narratives.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:8
Introduction to critical terminology
 

Social identity, otherness, discourse, human agency - Karl Marx: Base and superstructure, surplus value, alienation, false consciousness - Louis Althusser: Ideology, repressive/ ideological state apparatuses - Antonio Gramsci: Cultural hegemony, subaltern - Guy Debord: Society of the Spectacle (in brief)

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
Structural socio-economic disparities in India
 

Imagining India: Preamble to the Constitution; fundamental rights; constitutional democracy, federalism, and majoritarianism. Social stratification and social mobility: endogamy, sanskritisation and westernisation, caste and class in Indian society. Crisis of wealth and income inequality in India. Structural inequality and intersectionality: various systemic and overlapping forms of socio-economic inequality, psychological costs of marginalisation. 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:6
Commerce and Caste
 

Untouchability, physical violence, and Prevention of Atrocities Act - Other forms of exclusion: access to occupations/ jobs, education, justice, public spaces/ utilities, worship, media, culture, sport. Historical perspectives on caste: Ambedkar vs. Gandhi. Caste-based reservations: need for affirmative action, ‘meritocracy’ vs. privilege, social backwardness vs. economic backwardness, Mandal commission, ‘creamy layer’, private sector participation. Recent debates and movements based on caste identity

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Commerce and gender
 

Gendered workplaces: participation of women and sexual minorities - Forms of discrimination: pink-collar jobs, pay gap, sticky floor/ glass ceiling/ glass escalator, pregnancy discrimination, boys’ club culture - Benevolent sexism and unpaid work: domestic labour, child care, etc. Maternity and menstrual leave: legal position and key debates. Sexual harassment at the workplace: nature of consent, key provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, #MeToo movement. Visual text: Philadelphia (1993); homophobia, relevant provisions of the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Act

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:8
Commerce and ecology
 

Consumerism/ conspicuous consumption and the role of advertising - Environmental crises in India: air/ water/ soil contamination, urban planning and encroachment, depletion of green cover and biodiversity. Visual text: Erin Brockovich (2000). Case studies: Coca Cola in Palakkad, Sterlite Copper in Thoothukudi, endosulfan poisoning, Chennai floods, killing of tigress Avni, illegal mining. Anthropocentrism and cruelty: animal testing, dairy industry. Eco-industrial development/ sustainability: green tax, green banking, carbon credits, green bonds; waste disposal and urban minimalism

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:5
Counter-narratives: exploring alternate economic models
 

Beyond GDP and stock markets: indices of social development, Gross National Happiness Index. Criticisms of free market economics/ market fundamentalism - Forms of state interventionism: socialism and communism in India - Social entrepreneurship and cooperative societies in India - Globalisation vs. internationalism: excerpts from K Satchidanandan’s Future of Our Past: Towards a Critique of Globalisation and Culture Industry - Visual text: Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009)

Text Books And Reference Books:

The students are provided with a coursepack which is a compilation of edited excerpts from various publicly available essays/ materials assembled from online sources (with citations) for the limited purpose of academic engagement/ classroom discussions. Students are recommended to supplement these readings with other relevant materials on the topics covered.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1. The Hindu (thehindu.com)

2. The Wire (thewire.in)

3. The Caravan (caravanmagazine.in)

4. Scroll.in

5. NewsClick (newsclick.in)

6. The Quint (thequint.com)

7. Article 14 (article-14.com)

8. The Leaflet (theleaflet.in)

9. Indian Constitutional Law and Philosophy (indconlawphil.wordpress.com)

10. The Telegraph (telegraphindia.com)

Evaluation Pattern

Department of Professional Studies follows a rigorous system of continuous evaluation, and the assessment events include quizzes, tests, assignments, mid-

term and end-term exams, individual/group project work, presentations etc.   This paper carries maximum of 100 marks. It is a submission and non-semester

paper and is evaluated as follows:

 

CIA 1 – Group presentations 20 marks

CIA 2 - Individual Presentation 25 marks

CIA Project Submission + viva 50 marks

Attendance 5 marks

Total 100 marks

 

In CIA 3, the project will be evaluated for 30 marks and viva will be evaluated for 20 marks.

BPSY331 - THEORIES OF PERSONALITY (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:5

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description:      This course introduces students to the prominent theories of personality in psychology. Students will review various theoretical models, the historical context in which they were developed, how these theories have informed empirical research, and methodologies for assessing personality. The course also introduces students to indigenous understandings of personality, and aims to establish an understanding of why people behave the way they do.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

CO1: Compare and contrast the biological, psychodynamic, trait, humanistic, behavioural, and cognitive approaches to personality.

CO2Analyze a person's behaviour, thought processes, and emotional responses using theories of personality.

CO3: Critically examine the scholarly literature and popular discourse around theories of personality.

CO4: Apply theories of personality to the analysis of behaviour across situations in the personal and professional domains.

Course Outcome

CO1: Compare and contrast the biological, psychodynamic, trait, humanistic, behavioural, and cognitive approaches to personality.

CO2: Analyze a person's behaviour, thought processes, and emotional responses using theories of personality.

CO3: Critically examine the scholarly literature and popular discourse around theories of personality.

CO4: Apply theories of personality to the analysis of behaviour across situations in the personal and professional domains.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:18
Unit I: Introduction to Personality Psychology
 

Introduction to personality; Definition and concepts;

Early theories- Hippocrates, Sheldon,

Factors influencing personality- Nature-nurture debate;

Assessment and methods of research in personality.

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:17
Unit II: Psychodynamic Theories
 

Classical psychoanalysis: Freud;

Neo-Freudians: Jung, Adler, Erickson and Horney

Practicum: Neo - Five Factor Inventory

Practicum: HEXACO

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:17
Unit III: Behavioral and Trait Theories
 

 Behaviorism: Skinner;

Social Learning: Bandura

Trait theories:Allport and Cattell;

Practicum: 16 personality Factor

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:22
Unit IV: Humanistic, Existential and mini theories
 

Humanistic theories: Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers;

Existential theories: Rollo May and Victor Frankl.

Rotter: Locus of Control;

Seligman: Learned helplessness, explanatory style;

Zukerman: Sensation-seeking

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Funder D. C. (2019). The personality puzzle (Eighth). W. W. Norton & Company.

Schultz, D.P. & Schultz, S.E. (2013). Theories of Personality (10 Ed.). New Delhi: Cengage Learning.

Hall, C.S., Lindzey, G. & Camobell, J.B. (2002). Theory of personality(4th ed.).New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Cornelissen, R. M. M., Misra, G & Varma, S (2014). Foundations and Applications of Indian Psychology. New Delhi: Dorling Kindersley Pvt Ltd. India.

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Carpara, G., & Cereone, D. (2000). Determinants, dynamics and potentials. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Friedman, H., & Schustack, M. (2004). Personality (2nd ed.). New Delhi: Pearson Education Pvt. Ltd.

Hergenhann, B. &. (1999). An Introduction to Theories of Personality (5th ed.). New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

Evaluation Pattern

 

CIA 1

CIA 2

(MSE)

CIA 3

Attd

ESE

20

50

20

05

50

 

CIA 1: Individual Assignments (Reflective essays, Scrapbooks, Report Writings, etc.)

 

CIA 2: Mid-Semester Examination (Written Examination)

Pattern:     Section A    5 x 02 = 10 marks (out of 6)

                Section B    4 x 05 = 20 marks (out of 5)

                Section C   1 x 10 = 10 marks (out of 2)

                Section D   1 x 10 = 10 marks (Compulsory) 

CIA 3: Group Assignments (Research proposals, Surveys, Field Studies, Interventions, Exhibitions, etc.)

 

ESE: End Semester Examination (Written Examination)

Pattern:     Section A    5 x 02 = 10 marks (out of 6)

                Section B    4 x 05 = 20 marks (out of 5)

                Section C   1 x 10 = 10 marks (out of 2)

                Section D   1 x 10 = 10 marks (Compulsory)

 

BPSY332 - PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:5

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Physiological psychology is the scientific study of the structure and function of the nervous system, the deve1opment and evo1ution of neura1 and behaviora1 systems, and interactions among behavior, environment, physiology. Inthis coursestudentswillunderstandthebiologicalunderpinningsofbehavior andexplorewhatiscurrentlyknownaboutthebiologicalbasisofvariouspsychologicaland cognitive functions.

Course Outcome

CO1: Understand the general principles and tools of physiological psychology.

CO2: Identify the major anatomical structures of the nervous system by their function and relative position.

CO3: Understand comprehensively the structure of neurons, types of neurotransmitters and their function.

CO4: Understand the neural basis of sensory and motor systems.

CO5: Comprehensively understand the brain-body interface and homeostasis of internal body states.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Introduction to Physiological Psychology
 

Definition and Nature; Biological Explanations of Human Behaviour. The mind-brain Relationship. Relation with other branches: Biopsychology, Psychopharmacology, Neuropsychology, Psychophysiology and Comparative psychology. Ethical Issues in Physiological Psychology research.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
The Nervous system
 

Subdivisions of the Vertebrate Nervous System - hindbrain, midbrain, forebrain, ventricles; The cerebral cortex - occipital lobe, parietal lobe, temporal lobe, frontal lobe; Development of the brain.

 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
The Nervous System
 

Cells of the nervous system; the blood-brain barrier; the nerve impulse - resting potential, action potential; Propagation of nerve impluse, synaptic transmission,Types of neurotransmitters and their receptors. Drugs and behaviour.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Sensory and Motor Systems
 

Neural basis of visual perception; physiology of audition; the mechanical senses; taste and olfaction; Physiology of muscle movements and the neural control.

 

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:15
Hormone and Internal Body States
 

Hormones and Behaviour- mechanism of action; Sex hormones: organizing and activating effects; Puberty. Temperature regulation; Physiological mechanisms of thirst, types of thirst; Physiological mechanisms of hunger and satiety.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Carlson, N.R. (2016). Foundations of Physiological Behaviour. Boston: Cengage Learning.


Kalat, J. (2014). Biological Psychology. Boston: Cengage Learning.

Pinel, J.P. (2019). Biopsychology. New Delhi: Pearson India.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Kandel, E. R., Schwartz, J.H., Jessel, T.M (2000). Principles of Neural Science (4th Edition) McGraw-Hill.

Evaluation Pattern

 

CIA 1

CIA 2

CIA 3

Attd

ESE

20

25

20

05

30

CIA 1: Individual Assignments (Reflective essays, Scrap books, Report Writings, etc.)

 

CIA 2: Mid-Semester Examination(Written Examination)

Pattern:  Section A    5 x 02 = 10 marks (out of 6)

              Section B    4 x 05 = 20 marks (out of 5)

              Section C   1 x 10 = 10 marks (out of 2)

              Section D   1 x 10 = 10 marks (Compulsory)

 

CIA 3: Group Assignments (Research proposals,Surveys, Field Studies, Interventions,Exhibitions, etc.)

 

ESE: End Semester Examination (Written Examination)

Pattern:  Section A    5 x 02 = 10 marks (out of 6)

              Section B    4 x 05 = 20 marks (out of 5)

              Section C   1 x 10 = 10 marks (out of 2)

              Section D   1 x 10 = 10 marks (Compulsory)

BPSY333 - STATISTICS FOR BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:5

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to statistics in psychology. Statistics are essential in allowing us to assess whether or not an observed phenomenon might have occurred by chance alone. Additionally, we will read psychological journal articles that utilize the statistics we are learning so that we can see how psychologists use and write about statistics. Students will learn how to manually calculate, interpret and present data.

Course Outcome

CO1: Understand and explain basic concepts of statistics such as variables, levels of measurement, normal probability curve, population, and sampling.

CO2: Describe the nature, purposes, and limitations of descriptive statistical techniques and manually calculate/draw and interpret frequency distributions, graphical representations, measures of central tendency, and measures of variability.

CO3: Explain the concepts of inferences, hypothesis testing, and measures of statistical significance and manually calculate and interpret data using inferential statistics.

CO4: Describe the nature, purposes, and limitations of correlational and regression techniques and manually calculate and interpret correlational techniques.

CO5: Explain the nature, purposes, and limitations of various nonparametric statistical techniques and manually calculate and interpret various non-parametric statistical techniques.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Introduction to Statistics
 

Statistics: definition, functions, and uses in research; Basic concepts: variables; levels of measurement, hypotheses; The Normal Curve: characteristics, applications, Skewness, Kurtosis; population, and sampling.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:20
Descriptive Statistics
 

Frequency distributions; Graphical representation – Bar graph, Pie chart, Line graphs, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Frequency curve, Ogive; Measures of Central Tendency: mean, median, mode – calculation, interpretation, uses; Measures of Variability: Range, Quartile Deviation, Average Deviation, Variance, Standard Deviation - calculation, interpretation, use.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Inferential Statistics
 

Hypothesis/Significance Testing; Errors in Significance Testing; Measuring Statistical Significance: Variance, Standard Deviation, Standard Error, Z-scores; t-test – One-sample t-test, Independent samples t-test, Paired samples t-test; One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA).

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Correlation and Regression Statistics
 

Correlation and correlation coefficient; Scatter plot; Correlation methods: Pearson’s correlation, and Spearman’s rank correlation – Assumptions and Calculation; Overview of Regression analysis: Simple Linear Regression – calculation, interpretation, uses, Multiple Linear Regression, Logistic Regression.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:15
Non-parametric Statistics
 

Difference between parametric and non-parametric statistics; Assumptions for non-parametric techniques; Types of Non-parametric tests: Chi-square test, Mann-Whitney U test, Wilcoxon Signed Rank test, Kruskal-Wallis test, Friedman’s test.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Gravetter, F. J., & Wallnau, L. B. (2014). Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (8th ed.). Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

 

Aron, A., Coups, E. J., & Aron, E. N. (2014). Statistics for Psychology (6th ed.). Pearson.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Howell, D. C. (2013). Statistics Methods for Psychology (8th ed.). Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1

CIA 2

CIA 3

Attendance

ESE

20

25

20

05

30

 

BPSY334 - QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:5

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course provides an introduction to quantitative research methods and its application in psychology. It gives a comprehensive overview of the sampling techniques, methods of data collection, and different types of research designs. The process of quantitative research with special emphasis on experimental designs and developmental research designs will be covered in this course.

Course Outcome

CO1: Understand and describe basic concepts in research

CO2: Define and explain basic concepts of quantitative research methods

CO3: Identify and describe experimental and developmental research designs and design a psychological study

CO4: Evaluate and report psychological research in relation to the APA Ethical Code in the conduct of human and animal research

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Foundations of Quantitative Research
 

Definition of scientific research; Research Questions – types; Methods of Inquiry; Sources of research ideas; Philosophical roots of research; Ontology and epistemology; Research types: Fundamental, Action, Experimental, Exploratory, and Descriptive research.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:20
Process of Quantitative Research
 

Causality and experimentation; Definition and nature of variables; Operationally defining variables; Independent variables; Dependent variables; Extraneous variables; Formulation of research problems and hypothesis ; Different types of hypothesis: null and directional; Experimental manipulation and control of variables; Steps in quantitative research; Sampling techniques: probability and non-probability sampling; Methods of data collection: observational methods, surveys, questionnaires, and psychometric tests.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:20
Experimental and Developmental Research Designs
 

Experimental research designs; Types of experimental design based on subjects and factors; Within subjects, between subjects, single subject, single factor, and factorial design; Sources of error variance and its management in the various types of experimental designs; Quasi-experimental design; Mixed design; Case-control design; Developmental research designs; How to write a research proposal.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:20
Ethical Issues in Quantitative Research
 

Reliability and validity of psychological measurements: Types and threats; Ethical issues in psychological research: evolution; human participants; animal research; APA guidelines. Institutional Human and Animal Ethical Committees and the process of review; Report writing. 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Bordens, K.S., & Abbott, B.B. (2006). Research and design methods: A process approach (6th ed.). New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill.

Singh, A.K. (2019). Test, measurements and research methods in behavioural sciences. Patna: Bharathi Bhavan Publishers and Distributors.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Gravetter, F. J., & Forzana, L. A. B. (2009). Research methods for behavioral sciences. Wordsworth Cengage learning.

 

Kerlinger, N. (1996). Foundations of behavioural research. India: Prentice Hall

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1

CIA 2

CIA 3

Attendance

ESE

20

25

20

05

30

 

BPSY361 - ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND NEURAL NETWORKS (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course explores the knowledge representation, learning and problem solving of intelligent agents viz human and artificial intelligence. Students will appreciate the difference between human and machine cognition and acquire the skills to process psychological data using Machine learning techniques.    

Course Outcome

CO1: Understand the relationship between human and machine cognition

CO2: Analyze the methods by which intelligent agents represent and acquire knowledge and solve problems.

CO3: Examine various machine learning techniques.

CO4: Apply machine learning techniques in psychological research.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Introduction to AI
 

Basic concepts; Intelligent Agents: Agents and environments, Good behavior, nature of environments; Structure of agents; Problem solving: problem solving agents, example of problems

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Knowledge Representation
 

Knowledge representation & manipulation: types; formats: matrices, diagrams, concept formation

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Reasoning and Problem Solving
 

Logic & reasoning: syllogistic, conditional, probabilistic/Bayesian; logic – syntax and semantics for first order logic, using first order logic, inference, propositional logic, searching techniques

Problem-solving in human agents and artificial agents

 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Machine Learning
 

Introduction to machine learning, types of learning – supervised and unsupervised, decision trees, ensemble learning, reinforcement learning

 

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
Application of ML in Psychology
 

Application in Mental Health, Psychotherapy, Modelling; Tool-Python

Text Books And Reference Books:

Russell, S. & Norvig, P. (2014). Artificial Intelligence – A Modern Approach. 3rd Ed, India: Pearson  Education.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Levitin, D. J. (2002). Foundations of cognitive psychology: core readings. MIT press.

 

Dalmaijer, E. (2016). Python for experimental psychologists. Routledge.

Evaluation Pattern

 

Components of assessment

Components

CIA I

CIA II

CIA III

Attd

Marks/Percentage

25

50

15

5

 

BPSY381 - INTERNSHIP (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Students have to undertake internship in any of their interested sectors during the fourth semester vacation of the course. Students will be attached to various agencies where they will be trained and supervised in acquiring skills competencies. They will be mentored by a supervisor at the department also. Students have to periodically meet their supervisors and submit a report at the end of their practicum period. The format of the report and the type of cases to be presented will be decided by the Department Council.

Course Outcome

CO1: Appreciate and respect the ethical guidelines of organizations with which they work

CO2: Demonstrate amicable relationship with their colleagues and co-workers

CO3: Effectively conceptualize the client?s concerns, demonstrate and apply psychological skills and write reports.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:30
Summer Internship
 

Working in various organizational setups for a period of 30 days (one month)

Text Books And Reference Books:

NA

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

NA

Evaluation Pattern

Internship Journal & Report

Viva

40

10

 

SDPS312 - KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION SKILLS (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:50
Credits:0

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description: The course aims at equipping the students to acquire knowledge acquisition skills by focusing on inculcating data interpretation, critical thinking, continuous learning and social awareness that are aligned with graduate attributes and echo our university motto (excellence and service).

Course Objectives:

  • The course provides scope to improve knowledge acquisition skills in students.

  • It equips the students with skills to critically think about an idea or information

  • It helps the students understand the need to continuous learning

  • It equips the students with skills to be socially aware

Course Outcome

CO1: Explore their knowledge acquisition skills

CO2: Encourage themselves to critically think about every phenomenon

CO3: Act as individuals who know about continuous learning and be socially aware

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:8
Data Interpretation
 

Quantitative & Qualitative Data, Analytical Packages: Excel, SPSS

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
Critical Thinking
 

Critical Thinking

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:7
Continuous Learning
 

As a continuation of Self-learning, beyond curriculum

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:7
Social Awareness
 

News Paper Reading, Field Observations, Domain Specific Current Affairs.

Text Books And Reference Books:

News papers, Research articles and materials shared during sessions.



Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Relevant topics covered in Text books prescribed for core subjects.

 

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment outline: Reflective writing on each module assigned by the facilitators 

Evaluation rubric/s:

Evaluation  Criteria 

1 mark

2 marks

3 marks

4 marks

5 marks

Class involvement

 

Poor

 

 

Satisfactory  

 

Good 

 

Active involvement

Active involvement and engaging the class

Demonstration of skill

 

Poor

 

Satisfactory  

 

Adequate

 

Good 

Excellent demonstration

 

BBF414 - INTERNSHIP (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Internship provides students an opportunity to apply the theoretical concepts in practical work environments. The internship is to enable students to gain work experience in relevant domain of Accountancy, Public Accounting, Financial Services, and areas relevant to the BBA FA Programme.

The Internship would help students enhance the softer aspects of work requirements namely teamwork, camaraderie, cooperation, and collaboration in the work environment. The internship will enable students get prepared for the industry and ventures they would take up post completion of BBA FA Programme.

Course Outcome

CO1: Gain a better appreciation of the ground realities in work environment.

CO2: Understand the choices of domains available to choose from Auditing, Accounting, Taxation, Merchant Banking, Financial Analysis etc.

CO3: Apply the concepts and experience the practical application of theorotical knowledge.

CO4: Gain competence and skills in work related domains.

CO5: Develop a research bent of mind to further analyse and gain a better understanding of concepts

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:0
Internship
 

Submit internship report based on the internship experience

Text Books And Reference Books:

NA

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

NA

Evaluation Pattern

Students of BBA (Finance and Accountancy) have to take up an internship for a period of 6 months in the areas relevant to the program (namely Taxation, Financial Analysis, Accountancy, Auditing, Financial Services)

The internship would be during the 4th semester and should be approved by Programme Coordinator and Head of Department.

Students would need to submit a report and make a presentation on the internship assignments undertaken.

Students are required to initially provide a proposal document stating the following:

      I.         Organisation

    II.         Area of work

  III.         Timings , Start date and Finish Date.

  IV.         Point of Contact details (Supervisor / HR Manager)

    V.         Weekly report of internship programs duly attested by Supervisor / Manager clearly stating the work done details.

Basis the above proposal, HoD and Program Coordinator would approve the assignment.

Department would assign Faculty mentors to students, who would provide a weekly report on the progression at interning organisation.

At the end of the internship, student would make a presentation. The presentation would be to a panel of judges comprising of members not restricted to faculty members but may also include industry experts, alumni and parents.

The evaluation panel will evaluate student’s performance based on rubrics such as

(i)             nature of work / assignment

(ii)           Supervisors feedback

(iii)         Weekly report

(iv)          Presentation

(v)           Viva

Note: the onus on finding internships is wholly on the students themselves. Department’s role would be to assist and encourage. 

BBF431 - TAXATION (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The course provides framework on Indian Direct and Indirect Taxation system. The course is designed to provide understanding on the structure of Income Tax law and Goods and Service Tax Law to acquire knowledge for computations.     

Course Outcome

CO1: Analyse taxation provisions, taxability, sources, and computation of income as per the Income Tax Act.

CO2: Understand the concepts of taxation and scope of taxability based on residential status

CO3: Apply the concepts and computation of corporation tax liability

CO4: Understand the scope of inheritance tax, clubbing, deductions and tax liability

CO5: Understand GST tax regime and its applicability with determining place of supply

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:6
The tax system
 

Function and purpose of taxation in a modern economy – types of taxes – principal sources of revenue law and practice – tax avoidance and tax evasion. Residential status and scope of taxability based on Residential status.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:12
Income tax liabilities
 

Scope of income tax – income from employment – income form self-employment- property and investment income – computation of taxable income and income tax liability – exemptions and reliefs

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:8
Corporation tax liabilities
 

Scope of corporation tax – taxable total profits – the comprehensive computation of corporation tax liability – effect of a group corporate structure for corporation tax purposes – use of exemptions and reliefs in deferring and minimizing income tax liabilities

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:9
Chargeable gains
 

Scope of taxation of capital gains – computation of gains and losses – gains and losses on disposal of movable property, immovable property, shares and securities – use of exemptions and reliefs in deferring and minimizing tax liabilities arising on disposal of capital assets.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:8
Inheritance tax
 

Scope of inheritance tax – basic principle of computing transfers of value – liabilities arising on chargeable lifetime transfers and on the death of an individual – use of exemptions in deferring and minimizing inheritance tax liabilities.

Clubbing, Deductions and Tax Liabilities Scope of other person’s income to be clubbed, Deductions – basic deductions applicable to Individuals, Tax liabilities – General rates & special rates, Tax Payments – Advance tax and Self-Assessment Tax, Returns filing.

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:4
National Insurance Contributions
 

Scope of NIC – Class 1 and Class 1A contributions for employed persons – Class 2 and Class 4 contributions for self-employed persons, Social Security Contributions Scope of Basics of Provident Fund Contributions and Employee. State Insurance Schemes – Applicability, Rate of contributions, Employer and employee Contributions, Benefits.

Unit-7
Teaching Hours:6
Goods and Services Tax
 

Scope of GST, Types of GST, Basics of - Valuation, Time of supply, Input Tax with restrictions, Computing GST Liability.

Unit-8
Teaching Hours:7
Obligations of taxpayers
 

Systems for self-assessment and the making of returns – time limits for submission of information, claims, and payment of tax – procedures relating to enquiries, appeals, and disputes, and penalties for non-compliance.

Text Books And Reference Books:

1. Students guide to Income Tax – Vinod k Singhania, Taxmann Publications

2. Students hand book on Income Tax – T N Manoharan, Snowwhite Application

3. Principles of Income Tax Law and Practice – Naveen Mittal

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1. Principles of Taxation – Dr. Gaurishanker

2. Income Tax – Dr. Girish Ahuja, Dr. Ravi Gupta

3. Income Tax Law and Practice – V.P Gaur, Puja Gaur, D.B Narang and Rajeev Puri

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated for each course on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)

50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)

25%

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA - 1 & 3)

20%

Attendance 

05%

Total

100%

 

·       Written Examinations consists of:

§  Mid Semester Exam – 50 marks   (2 hours duration)

§  End Semester Exam – 100 marks (3 hours duration)

·       A student should have secured minimum 40% marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

 

·       In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper. 

BBF432 - RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Research provides direction for solving business, government, and social problems. Business research helps replace intuitive business decisions with more logical and scientific ones. The course intends to provide comprehensive knowledge & skills about the research methods employed to investigate business problems.

Course Outcome

CO1: Understand the overall process of designing a research study from its inception.

CO2: Analyze the different types of research

CO3: Ability to distinguish between statement of the problem, research question, research objectives and research hypothesis

CO4: Develop data analytics skills and meaningful interpretation to the data sets to solve the business problem.

CO5: Develop a comprehensive research methodology for a research question and understand the process of report writing.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Introduction to Research
 

Overview: Meaning, Objectives, Types of research, significance of research, research process, criteria of good research, Ethics in research. Research Problem: Identification, selection and Defining research problem. Review of Literature; Research Hypothesis; Research Variables

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:12
Research Design
 

Research Design Meaning, need for research design, features of a good design, Different Research Designs.

Sampling Design: Census and sample survey, steps in sampling design, criteria of selecting a sampling procedure, characteristics of a good sample design, different types of sampling designs- Probability and Non-Probability Sampling Design, Sampling v/s Non-Sampling Error; Determination of Sample Size.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Data Collection, measurement and scaling
 

Data Collection: Sources of data collection, quantitative vs qualitative data collection, qualitative methods of data collection

Measurement and Scales: Meaning, types of measurement, classification of scales, measurement errors, criteria for good measurement,

Questionnaire: Meaning, questionnaire design procedure 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:20
Data Processing and Analysis
 

Steps in data processing; univariate, bivariate and multivariate analysis of data; Descriptive analysis- Measures of central tendency, dispersion, shapes, and relationship; Inferential analysis- stages in hypothesis testing, type I and type II error, Parametric and non-parametric tests; Data analysis using SPSS.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:8
Research Report Writing
 

Types of research report; Report structure, Citation, bibliography and referencing; Guidelines for effective report writing. 

Text Books And Reference Books:

1. Kothari C.K. (2004), Research Methodology – Methods and Techniques (New Age International, New Delhi)

2. Krishnswamy, K.N., Shivkumar, Appa Iyer and Mathiranjan M. (2006) Management Research Methodology; Integration of Principles, Methods and Techniques (Pearson Education, New Delhi)

3. Krishnaswami, O. R., Rangantham, M., & Harikumar, P. N. (2019). Research Methodology. Mumbai: Himalaya Publishing

4. Sinha S. C., & Dhiman, A. K. (2002). Research Methodology. New Delhi: Ess Ess Publications

5. Kothari C R Garg, G. (2014). Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques (3rd ed.). New Delhi: New Age International(P)Ltd Publisher.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1. Research Methodology Concepts and Cases, Deepak Chawla, Neena Sondhi, Vikas Publishing

2. Business Research Methods, William Zikmund, Barry Babin, Jon Carr, Mitch Griffin, Cengage

3. Business Research Methods, Naval Bajpai, Pearson Education

4. Donald R Cooper and Pamela S Schindler, Business Research Methods, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Ltd

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated for each course on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)

50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)

25%

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA - 1 & 3)

20%

Attendance 

05%

Total

100%

 

·       Written Examinations consists of:

§  Mid Semester Exam – 50 marks   (2 hours duration)

§  End Semester Exam – 100 marks (3 hours duration)

·       A student should have secured minimum 40% marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

·       In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper.

 

 

BBF433 - FINANCIAL REPORTING (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

To introduce students to concepts and principles underlining the preparation of Financial Information. The course is designed to provide framework on accounting policies, principles and accounting standards in financial reporting. The course provides guidelines for preparation, analysis and interpretation of financial statements.

Course Outcome

CO1: To familiarize the student with the conceptual framework of financial reporting.

CO2: To understand the regulatory framework of financial reporting.

CO3: Discuss generally accepted accounting principles, accounting standards to be adopted in preparation of financial statements.

CO4: To appraise accounting system and regulatory requirements used in financial reporting.

CO5: Proficiency in interpreting and analysis of financial position by employing accounting ratios.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:8
A Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting
 

The need for a conceptual framework – Understandability, relevance, reliability and comparability – recognition and measurement – legal versus the commercial view of accounting – alternative models and practices – the concept of faithful representation

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:6
A Regulatory Framework for Financial Reporting
 

Reasons for the existence of a regulatory framework – the standard setting process – specialized, not-for-profit, and public sector entities

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:20
Accounting Standards
 

IAS 1, IAS 2, IAS 7, IAS 8, IAS 10, IAS 12, IAS 16, IAS 20, IAS 23, IAS 36, IAS 37, IAS 38, IAS 40, IAS 41, IFRS 3 (Goodwill), IFRS 15 (Basics of revenue recognition, 5 step model), IFRS 16 (Lessee accounting only)

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Financial Statements
 

Statement of cash flows – Accounting for inventory – Financial assets and financial liabilities – Leases – Provisions – contingent assets and contingent liabilities – statement of changes in equity - Basics of preparing financial statements & group accounting. IAS 33 EPS.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:6
Reporting Financial Performance
 

Regulatory requirements relating to the preparation of financial statements – taxation - structure and contents of financial statements presented under IFRS –identifying and reporting the results of discontinued operations – Earnings per share.

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:10
Analysing and Interpreting Financial Statements
 

Limitations of financial statements – Computation of financial ratios – analysis and interpretation of an entity’s financial statements – limitations of interpretation techniques – specialized, not-for-profit and public sector entities.

Text Books And Reference Books:

1. Financial Accounting and Reporting Collins.B and Mckeith.J

2. Financial Reporting and Analysis (3rd edition) Daniel.W. Collins, W.Bruce Johnson

3. Tulsian,P.C. (2013). Tulsians Financial reporting. New Delhi: S Chand & Company Ltd.

4. Hussey, R., & Ong, Audra. (2017). Corporate Financial Reporting. United Kingdom: Macmillan Education Palgrave.

5. Miriyala, R. K. (2018). Accounting Standards: Made Easy for CA Final Inter (8th Edt.). New Delhi: Bharat Law House Pvt.Ltd

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1. Study material by BPP learning

2. Study material by Kaplan learning

3. Arora R. K. (2017). Financial Accounting: Fundamentals, Analysis and Reporting. New Delhi: Wiley.

4. Vijay Kumar, M.P. (2017). Financial reporting (8th ed.). Mumbai: Snow white publication pvt ltd.

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated for each course on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)

50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)

25%

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA - 1 & 3)

20%

Attendance 

05%

Total

100%

 

·       Written Examinations consists of:

§  Mid Semester Exam – 50 marks   (2 hours duration)

§  End Semester Exam – 100 marks (3 hours duration)

·       A student should have secured minimum 40% marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

 

·       In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper. 

BBF434 - ADVANCED FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The course is designed to gain understanding on various aspects of advanced concepts like advanced investment appraisal techniques and mergers/acquisition tools.    The course provides comprehensive analysis of financial management by introducing concepts short-term and long-term financing, mergers, business failures, and reorganizations. To apply the learning at a senior financial executive or advisor level relating to the financial management of an organization.

Course Outcome

CO1: Application of relevant knowledge, skills and exercise professional judgments to evaluate the role and responsibility of the senior financial executive or advisor in meeting conflicting needs of stakeholders.

CO2: Manage international trade and finance for multinational organizations

CO3: To evaluate potential investment decisions and assessing their financial and strategic consequences

CO4: Analyze valuation of Mergers and Acquisition and able to interpret pre and post mergers and acquisition

CO5: Gain knowledge about the current trends in finance and financial management

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Role and responsibility towards stakeholders
 

The role and responsibility of senior financial executive/advisor, financial strategy formulation, Conflicting stakeholder interests, Ethical issues in financial management, Environmental issues and integrated reporting

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Economic environment for multinational organizations
 

Management of international trade and finance, Strategic business and financial planning for multinational organizations

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Advanced investment appraisal
 

Discounted cash flow techniques, Application of option pricing theory in investment decisions; Impact of financing on investment decisions and adjusted present values, Valuation and the use of free cash flows, International investment and financing decisions.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:8
Acquisitions and Mergers
 

Acquisitions and mergers versus other growth strategies, Valuation for acquisitions and mergers, Regulatory framework and processes, Financing acquisitions and mergers.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:6
Corporate reconstruction and re-organization
 

Financial reconstruction, Business re-organization

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:10
Treasury and advanced risk management techniques
 

The role of the treasury function in multinationals, the use of financial derivatives to hedge against forex risk, the use of financial derivatives to hedge against interest rate risk, Dividend policy in multinationals and transfer pricing.

Unit-7
Teaching Hours:6
Emerging issues in finance and financial management.
 

Developments in world financial markets, Developments in international trade and finance, Developments in Islamic financing.

Text Books And Reference Books:

1. Prasanna Chandra: Financial Management 2011-Tata McGraw-Hill publishing company

2. M.Y. Khan &P.K Jain: Financial Management 2012-Tata McGraw-Hill publishing company

3. James C.Van Horne: Fundamentals of Financial Management2001, Prentice- Hall   India.

4. Ravi.M.Kishore: Financial Management2011-Taxman Publications

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1. James C.Van Horne: Fundamentals of Financial Management 2001, Prentice- Hall   India

2. Satyaprasad, B. G., & Raghu, G. H. (2009). Advanced Financial Management. Bangalore: Himalaya Publishing Houses

3. Acharya Shruthi. (2016). Advanced Financial Management. Chamrajpet: Skyward Publishers

4. ICAI. (2020). Financial Management. The Institute of Chartered accountants of India, ICAI Bhavan, Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated for each course on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)

50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)

25%

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA - 1 & 3)

20%

Attendance 

05%

Total

100%

 

·       Written Examinations consists of:

§  Mid Semester Exam – 50 marks   (2 hours duration)

§  End Semester Exam – 100 marks (3 hours duration)

·       A student should have secured minimum 40% marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

 

·       In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper. 

BBF435 - PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The course is designed to provide understanding on application of various strategic cost management methods and performance management tools for making students familiar with modern costing technique adopted in industry. 

Course Outcome

CO1: Articulate the benefits of using a performance development plan and the consequences of not having one in place.

CO2: Distinguish the elements of an effective, integrated performance development system.

CO3: To develop skills of analyzing cost management decision-making techniques by performing variance analysis.

CO4: Identify best practices for handling challenging situations in performance management

CO5: Understand the performance measurement and control procedures.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:13
Specialist Cost and Management Accounting Techniques
 

Activity Based Costing (ABC) – ABC vs traditional methods of overhead absorption –target costing – life cycle costing in manufacturing and service industries – throughput accounting – throughput accounting ratio (TPAR) – environmental accounting. 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:13
Decision Making Techniques
 

Relevant cost analysis – concept of opportunity costs – Cost Volume Profit (CVP) analysis – breakeven point – margin of safety – contribution to sales ratio – limiting factors – pricing decisions -price strategies – make or buy and other short-term decisions –dealing with risk and uncertainty in decision making – simulation, expected values and sensitivity

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Budgeting
 

Objectives – budgetary systems – types of budgets – Quantitative analysis in budgeting – behavioural aspects of budgeting 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
Standard Costing and Variances Analysis
 

Budgeting and standard costing – flexed budgeting – basic variances and operating statements – material mix and yield variances – sales mix and quantity variances – planning and operational variances - behavioural aspects of standard costing

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:12
Performance Measurement and Control
 

The scope of performance measurement – divisional performance and transfer pricing – Return on Investment (ROI) and Residual Income (RI) - Performance analysis in not for profit organizations and the public sector – external considerations and behavioural aspects

Text Books And Reference Books:

1. Performance Management, Herman Aguinis

2. Performance Management: Concepts, Skills and Exercises (Second Edition), Robert L Cardy, Brian Leonard

3. Eldenburg, L. G., & Blocher, E. (2005). Cost management: Measuring, Monitoring and Motivating Performance. New Delhi: Wiley India Pvt. Ltd.

4. Adkins, T. C., & Adkins, T. (2006). Case studies in performance management: A guide from the experts. Hoboken, N.J.: J. Wiley.

5. Program evaluation and Performance Measurement, James. C. David, Laura.R.C. Hawthron

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1. Performance Management: Concepts, Skills and Exercises (Second Edition), Robert L Cardy, Brian Leonard

2. Hope, J., & Player, S. (2012). Beyond Performance Management: Why, When, and How to Use 40 Tools and Best Practices for Superior Business Performance. Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business Review Press

3. Jenkins, D. 1. F. 2. (2012). Measuring Performance: A Toolkit of Traditional and Alternative Methods. Farnham, Surrey [England]: Gower Pub.

4. ICAI. Strategic Cost Management and Performance Evaluation. The Institute of Chartered accountants of India, ICAI Bhavan, Indraprasth Marg, New Delhi

Evaluation Pattern

Students are evaluated for each course on the basis of written examination and continuous internal assessment. Each paper carries maximum of 100 marks and is evaluated as follows:

End Semester Examination (ESE)

50%

Mid Semester Examination (CIA-2)

25%

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA - 1 & 3)

20%

Attendance 

05%

Total

100%

 

·       Written Examinations consists of:

§  Mid Semester Exam – 50 marks   (2 hours duration)

§  End Semester Exam – 100 marks (3 hours duration)

·       A student should have secured minimum 40% marks in the ESE to pass in that paper.

 

·       In aggregate for each paper, for internal and end semester put together, at least 40 marks out of 100 must be secured to pass in that paper. 

BBF461 - COMMERCE AND INDIAN SOCIETY - II (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course is the second of the two-part inter-disciplinary course in economics, sociology, and the Indian constitution, grounded in intersecting debates of contemporary significance.  The course is designed to broaden learners’ awareness and critical engagement with the political economy of India as a function of its sociological and ideological underpinnings.

Course Outcome

CO1: Discuss the agrarian crisis and the politics of ownership of forest/ agricultural lands in India

CO2: Identify forms of evasion of labour rights, and the human cost of careerism and automation

CO3: Discern the threats to press freedom in India, including corporatisation of the media and gauge the need for net neutrality, data security, and curbing disinformation in the digital age

CO4: Discuss significant unethical business practices, including public corruption, and key electoral/ direct tax reforms to address socio-economic disparities in India

CO5: Critique the underlying economic interests of war and conflict, and the impact of violence perpetuated by state and non-state actors and also recognize the value of diversity and dissent in sustaining Indian democracy.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:8
Land, agriculture, and traditional knowledge
 

Rationale for land reforms in India, redistribution in Kerala/ Bengal - Land Acquisition Act: rehabilitation and resettlement - Case study: Narmada Bachao Andolan - Agrarian distress: Swaminathan Commission, minimum support price, crop insurance, right to work, debate on farm loan waivers. Visual text: Nero’s Guests (2009). Forest lands and tribal rights: constitutional protection, Naxalbari movement, Forest Rights Act. Biopiracy and protection of traditional knowledge

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:6
Labour and human dignity
 

Constitutional labour rights, framework of labour laws in India. Politics of migrant labourers, debates on universal/ minimum basic income, gig economy and circumvention of labour laws. Case studies: cab aggregators, e-commerce ‘delivery boys’, collective bargaining in the software industry. Critiquing careerism and performative workaholism; right to disconnect; corporate India’s mental health epidemic. Artificial intelligence, automation, and the future of work.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:6
Corporate media and press freedom
 

Democratic function of the fourth estate; speaking truth to power. Corporatisation, new media, and evolving funding models. Noam Chomsky: Manufacturing consent (in brief). Press freedom in India: paid news, criminal defamation/ SLAPP, hate campaigns, political intimidation, state propaganda, killings (examples). P Sainath’s lecture: Freedom of the Press/ Purse: How corporatisation of the media harms Indian democracy (2018)

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:6
Data and the digital age
 

Internet penetration, data discrimination, and net neutrality. Case study:  India’s rejection of Facebook Free Basics. Evolution of Aadhaar: right to privacy; concerns of identity theft, data security, surveillance, and profiling; exclusions under welfare schemes. Personal data: commercial exploitation, need for protection laws. Big data and the dangers of algorithmic bias

Misinformation/ falsehoods on social media: virality, social costs

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:8
Political nexus and direct tax reforms
 

Lobbying, cronyism, public corruption; Introduction to Josy Joseph’s A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India. Visual text: Thank You for Smoking (2005). Case study: Public sector banking frauds. Political funding: electoral bonds and transparency, recommendations of the Election Commission of India. Black money ecosystem (in brief): gold, benami properties, offshore bank accounts, participatory notes, round-tripping, over-invoicing. International tax reforms: tax havens, treaty shopping, transfer pricing. Domestic direct tax reforms: progressive rates; wealth tax; taxing gifts/ transfers to relatives, inheritances, agricultural income of rich farmers

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:6
Politics and commerce of conflict
 

Security vs. fear psychosis: arms race and military exhibitionism. Military-industrial complex, procurement scams, conflict profiteering. India as a nuclear power and imposition of economic sanctions. Pacifism and disarmament; Arundhati Roy’s The End of Imagination. State terrorism vs. fundamentalism/ self-determination/ insurgencies. Violence and local economies: ghettoisation, displacement, migration

Unit-7
Teaching Hours:5
Nationalism, diversity, and dissent
 

Benedict Anderson: Imagined communities (in brief). Nation, state, and nation-state; patriotism, nationalism, and jingoism. Diversity: India as a land of immigrants; politics of ethnic, cultural, and linguistic nationalism; role of corporate India. Case studies: select advertising campaigns. Democracy and dissent: people’s movements and forms of protest, ‘reasonable’ restrictions on free speech, sedition, McCarthyism. 

Text Books And Reference Books:

The students are provided with a coursepack which is a compilation of edited excerpts from various publicly available essays/ materials assembled from online sources (with citations) for the limited purpose of academic engagement/ classroom discussions. Students are recommended to supplement these readings with other relevant materials on the topics covered.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1. The Hindu (thehindu.com)

2. The Wire (thewire.in)

3. The Caravan (caravanmagazine.in)

4. Scroll.in

5. NewsClick (newsclick.in)

6. The Quint (thequint.com)

7. Article 14 (article-14.com)

8. The Leaflet (theleaflet.in)

9. Indian Constitutional Law and Philosophy (indconlawphil.wordpress.com)

10. The Telegraph (telegraphindia.com)

Evaluation Pattern

Department of Professional Studies follows a rigorous system of continuous evaluation, and the assessment events include quizzes, tests, assignments, mid-

term and end-term exams, individual/group project work, presentations etc.   This paper carries maximum of 100 marks. It is a submission and non-semester

paper and is evaluated as follows:

 

CIA 1 – Group presentations 20 marks

CIA 2 - Individual Presentation 25 marks

CIA Project Submission + viva 50 marks

Attendance 5 marks

Total 100 marks

 

In CIA 3, the project will be evaluated for 30 marks and viva will be evaluated for 20 marks.

BPSY431 - CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:5

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course is an introduction to the field of Clinical Psychology. The course will provide students an understanding of the nature and scope of the field and assist students in getting a clear idea about the different mental health professions. The course will include an overview of assessment, psycho-diagnosis and research in clinical settings and would also enable students to become sensitive towards ethical, legal and socio-cultural issues in the practice of Clinical Psychology.

Course Outcome

CO1: Demonstrate understanding of the nature of work done by clinical psychologists and other mental health professionals.

CO2: Analyse clinical cases by using multidimensional models.

CO3: Administer various assessment and psycho-diagnostic methods such as MSE, risk assessment and diagnostic formulation.

CO4: Critically evaluate various practice-oriented issues related to the scientific, ethical, legal, and cultural aspects of Clinical Psychology

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Foundations of Clinical Psychology
 

Mental health law in India: Historical & Philosophical background; Nature of discipline: Theory and research; Towards a Clinical Identity: Education & training, professional activities and employment settings, differences/similarities with other mental health professions; Diagnosis and Classification: evolution of classification systems: Overview to DSM and ICD, classification issues; Statistical versus clinical significance.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:20
Models of Psychopathology
 

One dimensional versus multidimensional models: Biological: genetic contributions and neuroscience; Psychological: psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive and humanistic approaches; cultural, social and interpersonal factors; lifespan development. The role of an integrative approach. 4P model & Bio-psycho-social models of diagnostic formulation.

 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:20
Clinical diagnosis and research
 

Assessing psychological disorders: key concepts in assessment, severity assessment, risk assessment, clinical interview: case history taking, mental status examination; behavioural assessment, psychological testing, physical examination, neuropsychological testing, neuroimaging, psychophysiological assessment.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:20
Critical Issues in Clinical Psychology
 

Professional Regulation and Ethics-legal issues, Cultural issues, Current scenario and future prospect: Problems and promise.

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Hecker, J. E., & Thorpe,G.L. (2005). Introduction to clinical psychology: Science, practice, and ethics. New Delhi: Pearson Education.

Pomerantz, A.M. (2008). Clinical Psychology: Science, practice, and culture. New Delhi: Sage Publications.

Trull,T.J., & Phares,E.J. (2001). Clinical psychology: Concepts, methods, and profession

(6th ed.). Belmont,CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.

Barlow, D. H. & Durand, V. M. (2015). Abnormal Psychology: An Integrated Approach (7th ed.). Stanford, CT: Cengage Learning. 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Aiken, L.R. (2000). Psychological testing and assessment (10thed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Anastasi, A., & Urbina, S.(1997). Psychological Testing. (7thed.). Delhi: Pearson Education.

Fernandes-Ballesteros, R. (ed.). (2003). Encyclopedia of psychological assessment. Vol. I & II. New Delhi: Sage.

Freeman,F.S.(1965).Theory and practice in psychological testing. (3rded.). New Delhi:  Oxford and IBH.

Gregory, R.J. (2000). Psychological testing: History, principles, and applications. (3rd    Ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Hersen, M., Kazdin, A.E., &Bellack, A.S. (eds.). (1991). The clinical psychology handbook (2nd ed.). New York: Pergamon Press.

Holt, R.R. (ed.). (1984). Diagnostic psychological testing. New York: International Universities Press.

Kaplan, R.M., Saccuzzo, D.P. (2001). Psychological testing: Principles, applications, and issues (5thed.). New Delhi: Asian Books Pvt. Ltd. 

World Health Organization. (1993). The ICD-10 classification of mental and behavioural disorders: diagnostic criteria for research (Vol. 2). World Health Organization.

Evaluation Pattern

 

CIA 1

CIA 2

CIA 3

Attd

ESE

20

25

20

05

30

 

CIA 1: Individual Assignments (Reflective essays, Scrap books, Report Writings, etc.)

 

CIA 2: Mid-Semester Examination(Written Examination)

Pattern:  Section A    5 x 02 = 10 marks (out of 6)

                Section B    4 x 05 = 20 marks (out of 5)

                Section C   1 x 10 = 10 marks (out of 2)

                Section D   1 x 10 = 10 marks (Compulsory)

 

CIA 3: Group Assignments (Research proposals,Surveys, Field Studies, Interventions,Exhibitions, etc.)

 

ESE: End Semester Examination (Written Examination)

Pattern:  Section A    5 x 02 = 10 marks (out of 6)

                Section B    4 x 05 = 20 marks (out of 5)

                Section C   1 x 10 = 10 marks (out of 2)

                Section D   1 x 10 = 10 marks (Compulsory)

BPSY432 - COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:5

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description: This course is an introduction to basic concepts of cognitive psychology. Course will cover basic concepts and major theories of Cognitive Psychology. The course will also provide a good understanding of research done on various cognitive variables. By studying this course, students will be encouraged to appreciate diverse approaches and models in the field of cognitive psychology. Relevant experiments will also be discussed.

 Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

CO1: Demonstrate theoretical understanding of various cognitive processes

CO2: Understand cognitive theories, models, and perspectives

CO3: Understand cognitive phenomena in day-to-day life from a research perspective

CO4: Analyse the design and importance of experimental studies in cognitive psychology

Course Outcome

CO1: Demonstrate theoretical understanding of various cognitive processes

CO2: Understand cognitive phenomena in day-to-day life from a research perspective

CO3: Analyse the design and importance of experimental studies in cognitive psychology

CO4: Understand cognitive theories, models, and perspectives

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
 

Philosophical concepts: nature vs. nurture; free will vs. determinism; mind-brain-body; idealism and materialism; dualism and monism. History of cognitive psychology – Emergence, school of thought (emergentism vs. reductionism; types of behaviourism; embodied and situated cognition;) and current issues. Consciousness 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Attention and Perception
 

Attention (kind of attention processes, neuroscience research on attention) Perceptual processes: Visual and auditory recognition (object recognition, processing and object recognition, face perception, speech perception). 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Memory
 

Processes of memory; Models of Memory; Working Memory; Long term memory, Semantic and episodic memory, Autobiographical memory, Flashbulb memory, Eyewitness Testimony; Memory Enhancing Strategies

 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Mental Imagery and Cognitive Maps
 

Mental Imagery (characteristic of mental image, imagery debate; research on visual imagery); Cognitive Maps (Background information on CM, Cognitive map in relation to Distance, Shape and relative position) 

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:15
Language
 

Introduction to Language; Language Comprehension (reading processes, understanding discourse); Language Production (speaking and writing); Bilingualism

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Galotti, K.M. (2001). Cognitive Psychology in and out of the Laboratory. New Delhi: SAGE Publications.

Matlin, M.W. (2003). Cognition. London: Wiley Publication.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Benjafield, J. G. (2007). Cognition. Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Goldstein B.E. (2008). Cognitive Psychology. London: Wadsworth.

Sternberg R. J. & Sternberg, K. (2012). Cognitive Psychology.Belmont, California: Cengage Learning.

Evaluation Pattern

 

CIA 1

CIA 2

CIA 3

Attd

ESE

20

25

20

05

30

 

CIA 1: Individual Assignments (Reflective essays, Scrap books, Report Writings, etc.)

 

CIA 2: Mid-Semester Examination(Written Examination)

Pattern:  Section A    5 x 02 = 10 marks (out of 6)

                Section B    4 x 05 = 20 marks (out of 5)

                Section C   1 x 10 = 10 marks (out of 2)

                Section D   1 x 10 = 10 marks (Compulsory)

 

CIA 3: Group Assignments (Research proposals,Surveys, Field Studies, Interventions,Exhibitions, etc.)

 

ESE: End Semester Examination (Written Examination)

Pattern:  Section A    5 x 02 = 10 marks (out of 6)

                Section B    4 x 05 = 20 marks (out of 5)

                Section C   1 x 10 = 10 marks (out of 2)

                Section D   1 x 10 = 10 marks (Compulsory)

BPSY433 - PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:5

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

 

This course aims to introduce basic concepts and historical perspectives on psychological disorders. It will provide an overview of major psychological disorders, etiology, and clinical descriptions of various disorders.

Course Outcome

CO1: Understand the historical perspective of abnormal behaviours and the development of modern-day classification of psychological disorders.

CO2: Differentiate between the manifestations of psychopathology of anxiety and stress related disorders, somatic symptom disorders and dissociative disorders.

CO3: Identify the criteria to diagnose various disorders related to mood and psychotic symptoms.

CO4: Identify and understand the development of various eating and substance related and impulse-control disorders.

CO5: Demonstrate the understanding of the manifestation of various personality disorders and sexual dysfunctions.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Introduction to Psychopathology
 

Introduction to psychopathology; Historical Perspectives on Abnormal Behavior: the supernatural tradition, biological tradition, psychological tradition

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:20
Anxiety, Stress-Related Disorders, Somatic symptom and related disorders and dissociative disorders
 

Anxiety Disorders: specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder. Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders: obsessive-compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, hoarding disorder, trichotillomania. Somatic symptom and related disorders: somatic symptom disorder, illness anxiety disorders, conversion disorder. Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders; adjustment disorder, acute stress disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder. Dissociative disorders: depersonalization- derealization disorder, dissociative amnesia, dissociative identity disorder.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, Bipolar and related disorders and Depressive disorders
 

Overview of mania and depression: depressive disorders, bipolar disorders, and other depressive disorders; schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.

 

 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Eating and Feeding disorders, Substance-related and Addictive disorders and Impulse-control disorders
 

Major types of eating disorders: bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, obesity; Substance-related, addictive, and impulse control disorders: Depressants, stimulants, opioids, cannabis-related disorders, hallucinogen-related disorders, other drugs of abuse, gambling disorder, impulse control disorders

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:25
Personality disorders and Sexual dysfunctions and related disorders
 

Cluster A, B, C personality disorders; Overview of sexual variants, abuse, and dysfunctions: paraphilic disorder; Gender dysphoria; Sexual abuse; and Sexual dysfunctions.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Barlow, D. H. & Durand, V. M. (2015). Abnormal Psychology: An Integrated Approach (7thEd.). Stanford, CT: Cengage Learning.

Butcher, J. N., Mineka, S., & Hooley, J. M. (2017). Abnormal psychology. Pearson Education India.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

American Psychiatric Association. (2022). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed., text rev.).

Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2022). Kaplan and Sadock's synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (12th ed).

Evaluation Pattern

 

CIA 1

CIA 2

CIA 3

Attd

ESE

20

25

20

05

30

 

CIA 1: Individual Assignments (Reflective essays, Scrap books, Report Writings, etc.)

 

CIA 2: Mid-Semester Examination(Written Examination)

Pattern:  Section A    5 x 02 = 10 marks (out of 6)

                Section B    4 x 05 = 20 marks (out of 5)

                Section C   1 x 10 = 10 marks (out of 2)

                Section D   1 x 10 = 10 marks (Compulsory)

 

CIA 3: Group Assignments (Research proposals,Surveys, Field Studies, Interventions,Exhibitions, etc.)

 

ESE: End Semester Examination (Written Examination)

Pattern:  Section A    5 x 02 = 10 marks (out of 6)

                Section B    4 x 05 = 20 marks (out of 5)

                Section C   1 x 10 = 10 marks (out of 2)

                Section D   1 x 10 = 10 marks (Compulsory)

BPSY434 - QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:5

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course aims to introduce the traditions of qualitative research to the students of psychology highlighting the approaches, pragmatics, analyses, and validation strategies. This would enable the student to appreciate the significance of qualitative methods for psychological research.

Course Outcome

CO1: Understand the history, philosophical roots, and design issues of qualitative research.

CO2: Discern various core approaches to qualitative research.

CO3: Choose appropriate methods of sampling and data collection.

CO4: Apply relevant analysis, validation, and reporting of qualitative data.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:25
Foundations of Qualitative Research
 

Defining qualitative research; Historical development of qualitative research: interpretivism, post-modernism, feminism, critical theory; Key philosophical and design issues in qualitative research: ontological and epistemological stances, developing research questions, time framing, participatory action research; Research Paradigms; Combining methods

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:20
Approaches to Qualitative Research
 

Different traditions of qualitative research: Grounded theory, Phenomenological approach, Narrative approach, Discourse analysis, and Ethnography 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:20
Qualitative Research Design
 

Designing samples: Theoretical sampling, Purposive Sampling, Types, Creating Sample frame, Sample matrix; Various methods of collecting qualitative data: participant observation, interviewing, focus groups, life history and oral history, documents, diaries, photographs, films and videos, conversation, texts and case studies.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Analyzing and Reporting Qualitative Data
 

Different models of qualitative data analysis: Data Analysis Spiral, Thematic analysis, Narrative analysis, Discourse analysis, Content analysis; Issues of Credibility and trustworthiness: validation strategies; Reporting Qualitative data

Text Books And Reference Books:

Ritchie, J., Lewis, J., Nicholls, C. M., & Ormston, R. (Eds.). (2013). Qualitative research practice: A guide for social science students and researchers. Sage.

Creswell, J.W. (2007). Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five approaches. Sage.

Frost, N. (2011). Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology: Combining core approaches. McGrawHill.

Hesse-Biber, S. N., & Leavy, P. (2010). The practice of qualitative research. Sage.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Bryman, A. (Ed.) (2007) Sage Benchmarks in social science research methods Vol. I, Vol. II, Vol. III, and, Vol. IV. New Delhi. Sage Publications.

Willig, C. (2013). Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology. McGrawHill.

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1

CIA 2

CIA 3

Attd

ESE

20

25

20

05

30

BPSY451 - RESEARCH METHODS LAB-I (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This lab is designed to offer students an opportunity to develop an academic and professional ‘toolbox’. To accomplish this objective, the students will be given insights, experiences, and challenges to cultivate their research prowess in quantitative research methods.

Course Outcome

CO1: Demonstrate skills in data management and choosing appropriate statistical techniques

CO2: Demonstration of data analysis skills using a real-time data and statistical analysis package (JAMOVI/JASP or R).

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Data Collection and Preliminary Analysis
 

Preparing the data file; Creating a data file and entering data; Screening and cleaning the data. Tests of Normality

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
 

Descriptive statistics; Correlation, Partial correlation,Regression; t-tests, independent, paired; ANOVA, one way, two way, Factorial ANOVA; Non-parametric statistics. (JAMOVI or R Studio).

Text Books And Reference Books:

Gravetter, F. J., & Wallnau, L. B. (2014). Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (8th ed.). Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

 

Aron, A., Coups, E. J., & Aron, E. N. (2014). Statistics for Psychology (6th ed.). Pearson.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Howell, D. C. (2013). Statistics Methods for Psychology (8th ed.). Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

Evaluation Pattern

Assignment Worksheets /Lab Reports

Case study/ Exhibition/ Activity

Presentation /Quiz/ Objective Tests/ Worksheets

15

15

20

 

BPSY461 - GENETICS & BIO-INFORMATICS (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course is about the science of inheritance of traits, the disorder and alteration pertaining to it, thus helping in genetic counselling. Bioinformatics uses the techniques from biology and information technology and mathematical modelling for understanding.

Course Outcome

CO1: Understand about the flow of inherited characters from one generation to the next

CO2: Gain the knowledge of the variation of characters and features between the siblings and also, will get a detailed account on the basis of genetic disorders

CO3: Gain the knowledge of a few molecular biological techniques to give an idea about how to study the genetic materials and its use in diagnosis of diseases or disorders

CO4: Familiarize the generation, maintenance and use of large biological data

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:12
Genes and cellular genetics
 

Nucleus and chromosomes; Structure and functions of nuclear membrane, nuclear pore complex, Chromosomal organization, cell cycle- An overview of cell cycle; Components of cell cycle control system, haploid, diploid, mitosis, meiosis (stages). Genetic material-DNA and RNA (types) Central Dogma-Replication, transcription, translation and modification., Introduction to the concept of Epigenetics. Demonstration of mitosis / Meiosis / related experiments in lab.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:12
Introductory Genetics, Mendelian Concepts and Deviations
 

Mendel’s work on transmission of traits - Genetic Variation - Molecular basis of Genetic Information. Principles of Inheritance, Chromosome theory of inheritance, Laws of Probability, Pedigree analysis - Inheritance patterns of traits: autosomal recessive, autosomal dominant, X-linked recessive, X-linked dominant and Y-linked. Allelic interaction - Incomplete dominance, Codominance and Multiple allelism. 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:12
Genetic Alterations and Genetic disorders
 

Genetic Alterations - Deletion, Duplication, Inversion and Translocation. Aneuploidy and Polyploidy. Genetic Disorders - Down Syndrome, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Fragile X Syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Turner Syndrome, Phenylketonuria, Cri du chat, Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), Progeria, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Hemophilia

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:12
Identification of genetic disorders and Genetic Counseling
 

Molecular Biology techniques for identification of genetic disorders: Agarose gel electrophoresis and PAGE electrophoresis, PCR, ELISA, FingerprintingChromosomal tests - Karyotyping, FISH, Genetic tests with reference to newborn screening, diagnostic testing, Carrier testing, prenatal testing, Pre-implantation testing etc. Genetic Counseling - significance and procedure.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:12
Onco-genetics and bio-informatics
 

DNA repair mechanisms, DNA repair defects and their relationship to cancer. Cell cycle control and check points of cell cycle control. Apoptosis and Necrosis. p53 tumor suppressor, angiogenesis, Cellular senescence, Telomeres, cellular immortalization, and tumorigenesis. RAS signalling in cancer. What is bioinformatics? Relation with molecular biology. Biological Database and its types. General Introduction of Biological Databases - Nucleic acid databases; Protein databases Structure databases.

Text Books And Reference Books:

P. S. Verma and V.K. Agarwal. (2010). Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution and Ecology.New Delhi, India: S. Chand and Co. Pvt. Ltd

E. J. Gardner, M. J. Simmons and D. P. Snustad. (2006). Principles of Genetics: 8th edn, USA:Wiley and sons Inc.

K. Wilson and J. Walker. (2010). Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 7 Ed. Cambridge University Press.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

S. B. Primrose and R. Twyman R. (2010). Principles of Gene Manipulation and Genomics. John Wiley and Sons.

E.L. Winnacker (2003). From Genes to Clones Introduction to Gene Technology. New Delhi, India: Panima Publishing Corporation.

B. A. Pierce (2012). Genetics: a conceptual approach. Macmillan

Evaluation Pattern

 

CIA I

CIA II

CIA III

Attendance

25

45

25

5

 

 

SDPS412 - KNOWLEDGE APPLICATION SKILLS (2022 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:50
Credits:0

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description:

The course aims at equipping the students to acquire knowledge application skills by focusing on inculcating Problem Solving Creative Thinking and Action Research Innovativeness that are aligned with graduate attributes and echo our university motto (excellence and service)

Course Objectives

  • The course provides scope to improve knowledge application skills in students.

  • It equips the students with skills to Solve problems

  • It helps the students understand the need to think creatively

  • It equips the students with skills to engage in action research

Course Outcome

CO1: To know the importance of youtube in the technology era

CO2: To acquire the knowledge of designing logs

CO3: To get to know the promotion techniques

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:8
Problem Solving
 

Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Basic Mathematics, Graphical Representation

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
Creative Thinking
 

Brainstorming, Case Analysis, Traffic Light DM Model.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:7
Action Research
 

Finding Solutions to Real-time Issues, Domain Specific applications

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:7
Innovativeness
 

Coming up with novel solutions, Simulation exercises

Text Books And Reference Books:

News papers, Research articles and materials shared during sessions.

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

 

 

Relevant topics covered in Text books prescribed for core subjects.

 

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment outline: Reflective writing on each module assigned by the facilitators 

Evaluation rubric/s:

Evaluation  Criteria 

1 mark

2 marks

3 marks

4 marks

5 marks

Class involvement

 

Poor

 

Satisfactory  

 

 

Good 

 

Active involvement

Active involvement and engaging the class

Demonstration of skills

 

Poor

 

Satisfactory  

 

Adequate

 

Good 

Excellent demonstration

 

BPSY531 - COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:5

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

 

Course Description: This course examines the basic tenets and therapeutic processes that characterize various theoretical approaches to counselling/psychotherapy. The models are clustered according to the four major forces in psychology: Psychodynamic (Psychoanalytic, Adlerian); Behavioural and Cognitive-Behavioural (Behavioural, Cognitive-Behavioural, Reality); Humanistic (Existential, Person-Centred, Gestalt); and Contextual/Systemic (Feminist, Family Systems, Multicultural). Emphasis is placed on critical analysis of the various approaches as well as self-reflection in relation to values, beliefs, assumptions about human nature, and worldview.

Course Outcome

CO1: Describe the various approaches to counselling.

CO2: Demonstrate knowledge of the dynamics of counselling relationships and engagement in the counselling process.

CO3: Discuss the significance of developing good counselling skills and choosing a suitable therapeutic approach for clients.

CO4: Demonstrate understanding of major counselling strategies and psychotherapeutic techniques.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Introduction to Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Counselling Process
 

Meaning, goals, the importance of counselling and guiding, levels of helping, qualities of an effective counsellor, Assessment, ethics, Building, working, and terminating counselling relationship

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:20
Psychodynamic and Relationship-oriented Approaches
 

Psychoanalytic therapy; Jungian Psychotherapy;  Adlerian Psychotherapy

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:20
Humanistic Therapies and Behavioural Therapies
 

Existential Therapy; Rogerian Person-centered Therapy; Gestalt Therapy. Behaviour Therapy; CBT; REBT; Reality Therapy. 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:20
Introduction to Systems and Postmodern Approaches
 

Family therapy, Solution focused therapy, Narrative therapy and Feminist therapy

Text Books And Reference Books:

Gladding, S.T. (2018). Counselling: A Comprehensive Profession: New Delhi: Pearson Education

 

Corey, G. (2015). Theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy (10th ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Thomson-Brooks/Cole.

 

Sharf, R.S. (2011). Theories of psychotherapy and counselling: Concepts and cases (5th Ed.).

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Brems, C. (2001). Basic skills in psychotherapy and counseling. Singapore: Brooks/Cole.

Ivey, A.E., Ivey, M.B., & Simek-Morgan, L. (2006). Counseling and psychotherapy: A multi-cultural perspective (6th ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Miltenberger,R.G.(2015). Behavior modification: Principles and procedures (6th Ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.

Evaluation Pattern

  

CIA 1

CIA 2

CIA 3

Attd

ESE

20

25

20

05

30

 

 

CIA 1: Individual Assignments (Reflective essays, Scrap books, Report Writings, etc.)

 

CIA 2: Mid-Semester Examination(Written Examination)

Pattern:  Section A    5 x 02 = 10 marks (out of 6)

                Section B    4 x 05 = 20 marks (out of 5)

                Section C   1 x 10 = 10 marks (out of 2)

                Section D   1 x 10 = 10 marks (Compulsory)

 

CIA 3: Group Assignments (Research proposals,Surveys, Field Studies, Interventions,Exhibitions, etc.)

 

ESE: End Semester Examination (Written Examination)

Pattern:  Section A    5 x 02 = 10 marks (out of 6)

                Section B    4 x 05 = 20 marks (out of 5)

                Section C   1 x 10 = 10 marks (out of 2)

                Section D   1 x 10 = 10 marks (Compulsory)

BPSY532 - ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:5

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course is an introduction to organizational behavior.  Course mainly covers the behavior of people in the organizational setting and develops the understanding from individual to group to organizational level factors with the help of the case studies. Course covers theories and researches done in the area of organizational behavior. For this course, in addition to readings from the textbook, students will read journals related to the topics dealt and discuss the findings in the class.

 

Course Outcome

CO1: Develop an understanding of behavior at work settings

CO2: Relate with the individual and group dimensions and its implications in organizations

CO3: Interpret why employees behave the way they do, and also thereby predict how they are going to behave in the future

CO4: Communicate in a rational manner by giving scientific explanations about the behavior of the employees and present an understanding that enhances a productive environment in the workplace

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Foundation for Organizational Behavior
 

Course outcomes mapped to Unit 1: CO1

Defining organizations and organizational behavior; A historical background for modern organizational behavior; Challenges and oppurtunities for OB. Organizational Culture; Diversity in Organisation

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Social Cognitive Processes of Organizational Behavior
 

Course outcomes mapped to Unit 2: CO2

Social perception and attribution, managerial implications of social perception; Impression formation and its management; Process of stereotype formation and managerial challenges and recommendations of stereotypes at the workplace; Attitude- Definition, work attitudes, changing attitudes; Values- Organizational values and work values; Job satisfaction- Influences, outcomes and consequences; Organizational citizenship behavior; Organizational commitment- Outcomes

Practicum- Organizational commitment scale, Organizational effectiveness scale

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:20
Individual at Workplace: Learning, Personality and Motivation
 

Course outcomes mapped to Unit 3: CO3

Learning: Theories and its organizational applications- Reward systems (Pay, Recognition & Feedback) and Behavioural Performance Management/OBM; Personality: Personality determinants, type and trait theories (“Big Five” personality traits & MBTI), Personality- Job fit theory, personal effectiveness; Motivation concepts and applications: Content, Process and Contemporary theories of work motivation. Managing work motivation;

 Practicum- Workers Personality Scale, Work motivation scale.

 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Group and Social Processes
 

Course outcomes mapped to Unit 4: CO4

Foundations of Group behavior- Nature of groups; Dynamics of informal groups, dysfunctions of groups and teams; Understanding teams and teamwork: Types of teams, team building, effectiveness and cohesiveness; Individual and Group Decision making: Models and styles of decision making, decision making biases, Group DM techniques, Creative DM techniques.

 

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:15
Leadership
 

Course outcomes mapped to Unit 4: CO3 and CO4

Theories and styles of leadership; Modern theoretical processes in leadership.

Practicum- Leadership Preference Scale.

Text Books And Reference Books:
 

Robbins, S.P., Judge, T.A. & Vohra, N. (2019). Organizational Behavior. Pearson India Education Services Pvt. Ltd

Luthans, F. (2017). Organizational Behavior: An Evidence-Based Approach. Mc-Graw Hill

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
 

Jex, S.M., & Britt, T.W. (2014). Organizational psychology: A scientist-practitioner approach. John Wiley & Sons

Crisp, R.J., & Turner, R.N. (2020). Essential social psychology. Sage. Leadership

Evaluation Pattern
Evaluation Pattern
 

CIA 1 

CIA 2 

CIA3 

Attd 

ESE 

20 

25 

20 

05 

30 

BPSY533 - INDIAN AND TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:5

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course provides an understanding to the Indian and transpersonal psychological concepts. Transpersonal psychology is a field of psychology that integrates the spiritual and transcendental aspects of the human experience with the framework of modern psychology. Indian psychology is an approach to psychology that is based on ideas and practices that developed over thousands of years within the Indian subcontinent. Better understanding of the concepts in these two fields enables the students to diversify their professional psychological practice through eclectic approach.

 

Course Outcome

CO1: Understand the history, scope, and theories of transpersonal psychology.

CO2: Discern various transpersonal experiences across different religious traditions.

CO3: Understand the traditions, scope, and relevance of Indian Psychology.

CO4: Apply the knowledge of Indian Psychology for contemporary psychology.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Introduction to Transpersonal Psychology
 

Transpersonal Psychology: definition and scope, trends, way forward; Contributions of other disciplines and theories: Parapsychology, Anomalistic Psychology, Anthropology, Psychotherapy, Neuroscience; Contribution of theorists in brief: William James, Carl Jung, Michael Washburn, Roberto Assagioli, Abraham Maslow, Ken Wilber

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Transpersonal Experiences
 

Exceptional Human Experiences (EHEs): OBE, NDE, Flow, Peak Experiences, Mystical Experiences; Altered States of Consciousness (ASCs): History, Types

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Transpersonal approaches in Religious traditions
 

Transpersonal approaches in religions: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sufism, Taoism, Judaism, Christian Mysticism, and Shamanism

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Indian Psychology
 

Indian philosophy: Astik and Nastik traditions; Scope and subject matter, Methods of study: Pramanas; Consciousness: Taxonomy, perspectives (darshanas); Mind-Body complex; Self and Personality

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:15
Applications of Indian Psychology
 

Cognition: jnana yoga, cognitive deconstruction; Emotion: bakthi yoga, rasa, applications; Volition: karma yoga, applications

Text Books And Reference Books:

Friedman, H. L. & Hartelius, G. (Eds.). (2013). The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Rao, K. R. & Paranjpe, A. C. (2016). Psychology in the Indian Tradition. New Delhi, India: Springer.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Cornelissen M, Misra, & Varma, S. (2010). Foundations of Indian Psychology: Theories and Concepts. New Delhi: Pearson India.

Mann, R.D. (1984). The Light of Consciousness: Explorations in Transpersonal Psychology. New York: Sunny Press.

Ferrer, J. N. (2002). Revisioning Transpersonal Theory: A Participatory Vision of Human Spirituality. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press.

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1

CIA 2

CIA 3

Attd

ESE

20

25

20

05

30

BPSY541A - HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:5

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description:

Health psychology is the study of psychological and behavioral processes in health, illness, and healthcare. It is concerned with understanding how psychological, behavioral, and cultural factors contribute to physical health and illness. 

 

Course Objectives: The course aims to help students to:

      To familiarize the concepts of psychological aspects of health.

      To identify the complex interactions of biological, psychological, social, and spiritual factors of human health and disease.

      To comprehend human development as progressing through different stages.

Course Outcome

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

      Explain the theoretical perspectives towards various health related concerns.

      Integrate different domains such as biological, psychological, social, and spiritual factors of human health and disease.

     Apply the understanding of human developmental stages in real life settings.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Health Psychology - Introduction
 

Define health psychology; Need for health psychology; Biopsychosocial model in health Psychology; Concept of Health Literacy, health behavior; factors influencing health behaviours, modification of health behavior, changing health beliefs; cognitive- behavioural approaches, health enhancing behaviours.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Stress and Coping
 

 Stress: what is stress? theories of stress – (Cannon, Selye, Lazarus), subjective correlates of stress; coping with stress: nature of coping, coping strategies, measuring coping, social support; modification – changing health habits, cognitive-behavioural approaches to health behaviour changes; health enhancing behaviour – exercise, maintaining a healthy diet, food habits, weight control.

 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Addictive Behaviour and Lifestyle Disorders
 

Addiction,factors involved in learning addictive behaviour; Stages of substance abuse;  Interventions to promote cessation; Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) – Nature of CHD; Women and CHD; Cardiovascular reactivity, hostility and CHD, Depression and CHD; Hypertension – An overview – Stress and Hypertension; Personality and Hypertension.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Pain Management Techniques
 

 

Nature of pain; Early pain theories - including psychology in theories of pain; the gate control theory of pain; The role of psychosocial factors in pain perception; subjective –affective – cognitive processes; The role of psychology in pain treatment;  Psychological intervention to manage pain; Pain control techniques – pharmacological, surgical and sensory; Managing pain – biofeedback, relaxation techniques, hypnosis, acupuncture, distraction, guided imagery.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:15
Psychoneuroimmunology, Chronic and Terminal Illness
 

The  immune system- immunocompetence/ immunocompromise; Coping resources as moderators of the stress; Immune functioning relationship; psychological issues in chronic illness; Chronic and terminal illness: Myocardial infarction, Cancer, Diabetes, Spinal cord injuries, Management of chronic and terminal illness.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Marks, D. F., Murray, M., Evans, B., & Estacio, E.V. (2006). Health Psychology. India: Sage Publications.

Sarafino, E. P. (1999). Health Psychology. John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Shelley, E. T.  (1986). Health Psychology. New York: Random House.

Ogden, J. (2012). Health Psychology. McGraw hill Foundation.

Morrison, V., & Bennett, P. (2009). Introduction to Health Psychology (2nd Ed), Pearson Education Limited, New York.

Evaluation Pattern

 

CIA 1

CIA 2

CIA 3

Attd

ESE

20

25

20

05

30

 

 

CIA 1: Individual Assignments (Reflective essays, Scrap books, Report Writings, etc.)

 

CIA 2: Mid-Semester Examination(Written Examination)

Pattern:  Section A    5 x 02 = 10 marks (out of 6)

                Section B    4 x 05 = 20 marks (out of 5)

                Section C   1 x 10 = 10 marks (out of 2)

                Section D   1 x 10 = 10 marks (Compulsory)

 

CIA 3: Group Assignments (Research proposals,Surveys, Field Studies, Interventions,Exhibitions, etc.)

 

ESE: End Semester Examination (Written Examination)

Pattern:  Section A    5 x 02 = 10 marks (out of 6)

                Section B    4 x 05 = 20 marks (out of 5)

                Section C   1 x 10 = 10 marks (out of 2)

                Section D   1 x 10 = 10 marks (Compulsory)

BPSY541B - AVIATION PSYCHOLOGY (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:5

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

 

Course Description: This course introduces the field of aviation psychology, by providing an overview of human factors in aviation safety. Students will be exposed to a range of specialized topics like CRM, aviation medicine, cognitive ergonomics, and will be exposed to a broad array of psychological issues faced in the aviation context, which helps to improve safety in the industry. 

Course Objectives: This course aims to 

  • Describe the relevance of aviation psychology and apply the principles to current problems in aviation safety.

  • Know the physical and mental health issues in the aviation industry.

  • Understand how psychological process plays a role in a variety of aviation contexts and how it interferes with performance and compromises safety.

Course Outcome

By the end of the course the learner should be able to: 

  • Identify and analyze human factors which are key to aviation safety.

  • Illustrate the various safety models to mitigate the risks in the industry.

  • Scientifically analyze accidents and incidents in the industry.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Introduction to Aviation Psychology
 

Meaning and scope of aviation psychology; Role of an aviation psychologist; Current issues and relevance; Crew resource management: Communication, Workload Management, Decision-making, Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Team Management, Stress Management; Models on human factor; Professional bodies and safety enforcing agencies.

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Aviation Medicine
 

Occupational Health and Human Physiology, Health and Pathology in Aviation Environment.

 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Human factors and Cognitive Ergonomics
 

Human factors; Human Information Processing; Situation Awareness; Mental Workload and Stress; Teamwork and Sense-making; Pilot checklists.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Aviation Mental Health
 

Psychological issues of aviation employees: Psychological stress, Post traumatic stress reactions following aircraft disasters, psychiatric disorders and syndrome among pilots; Emotions at the workplace, psychological assessments and reporting of crew mental health.

 

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:15
Capstone Group Project
 

Student-led planning, designing and management of projects, applying knowledge on the course.

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Bor, R., & Hubbard, T. (Eds.). (2006). Aviation mental health: Psychological implications for air transportation. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Martinussen, M. & Hunter, D. R. (2017). Aviation Psychology and Human Factors. CRC Press.

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Harris, D. (2011). Human Performance on the Flight Deck. CRC Press.

 

 

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1

CIA 2

CIA 3

Attd

ESE

20

25

20

05

30

 

 

CIA 1: Individual Assignments (Reflective essays, Scrap books, Report Writings, etc.)

 

CIA 2: Mid-Semester Examination(Written Examination)

Pattern:  Section A    5 x 02 = 10 marks (out of 6)

                Section B    4 x 05 = 20 marks (out of 5)

                Section C   1 x 10 = 10 marks (out of 2)

                Section D   1 x 10 = 10 marks (Compulsory)

 

CIA 3: Group Assignments (Research proposals,Surveys, Field Studies, Interventions,Exhibitions, etc.)

 

ESE: End Semester Examination (Written Examination)

Pattern:  Section A    5 x 02 = 10 marks (out of 6)

                Section B    4 x 05 = 20 marks (out of 5)

                Section C   1 x 10 = 10 marks (out of 2)

                Section D   1 x 10 = 10 marks (Compulsory)

BPSY542A - NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:5

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Objectives: This course aims to

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of neuropsychology.
  • Gain knowledge about the organization of the nervous system.
  • Familiarize about the structure of brain systems and associated cognitive functions.
  • Integrate all principles towards the understanding of brain disorders

Course Outcomes: By the end of the course the learner should be able to: 

  • Understand the basic terminology and clinical neuropsychological concepts.
  • Outline the organization of the nervous system through systematic review of research carried out.
  • Understand the relationship of the structure of brain systems and associated cognitive functions.
  • Integrate principles towards the understanding of brain disorders through reviewing disease models.

 

 

Course Outcome

By the end of the course the learner should be able to: 

  • Understand the basic terminology and clinical neuropsychological concepts.
  • Outline the organization of the nervous system through systematic review of research carried out.
  • Understand the relationship of the structure of brain systems and associated cognitive functions
  • Integrate principles towards the understanding of brain disorders through reviewing disease models.

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Introduction to Neuropsychology
 

Definition, Nature and scope of clinical neuropsychology. Functions of Neuropsychologists. History, Branches of Neuropsychology. Methods of study of research in neuropsychology-Neurohistology, Radiologic Procedures, Electrophysiologic Procedures, Imaging of Brain metabolism, Magnetic Imaging. Ethical issues in research.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Developmental Neuropsychology
 

Introduction to developmental psychology; Brain development; Neuropsychology of mental development; Neuropsychology of developmental abnormalities; Neuropsychology of remediation of children.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Cognitive Neuropsychology
 

Cerebral Specialization; Neuropsychology of Memory; Neuropsychology of Attention and Executive Functioning; Neuropsychology of Emotion; Neuropsychology of Language; Neuropsychology of Consciousness.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Neuropsychology of basic psychiatric conditions
 

Schizophrenia; Dementia: Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; Anxiety and mood disorders.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:15
Neuropsychological assessment
 

Practice of neuropsychological assessment; Basic concepts, Neuropsychological examination procedures; Neuropsychological assessment interpretation; important neuropsychological tests.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Kandel, E.R. Schwartz, J.H. &Jessel, T.M. (2000). Principles of neural science (4th .ed.), New York: McGraw-Hill.

Zillmer, E.A., Spiers, M.V. & Culbertson (2008). Principles of Neuropsychology (2nd ed.), Wadsworth: Cengage Learning.

Blackmore, S. (2003). Consciousness: An introduction. London: Hodder & Stoughton.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Walsh K. (2008). Neuropsychology. New Delhi: B.I. Churchill Livingstone Pvt. Ltd

Evaluation Pattern

 

CIA 1

CIA 2

CIA 3

Attd

ESE

20

25

20

05

30

 

 

CIA 1: Individual Assignments (Reflective essays, Scrap books, Report Writings, etc.)

 

CIA 2: Mid-Semester Examination(Written Examination)

Pattern:  Section A    5 x 02 = 10 marks (out of 6)

                Section B    4 x 05 = 20 marks (out of 5)

                Section C   1 x 10 = 10 marks (out of 2)

                Section D   1 x 10 = 10 marks (Compulsory)

 

CIA 3: Group Assignments (Research proposals,Surveys, Field Studies, Interventions,Exhibitions, etc.)

 

ESE: End Semester Examination (Written Examination)

Pattern:  Section A    5 x 02 = 10 marks (out of 6)

                Section B    4 x 05 = 20 marks (out of 5)

                Section C   1 x 10 = 10 marks (out of 2)

                Section D   1 x 10 = 10 marks (Compulsory)

BPSY542B - SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:5

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description: This course in sports psychology aims at apprising students about the basic concepts related to applying psychological principles in sports. This course will also help students to develop an in-depth understanding about sports person’s situations, demands, and problems and will enable them to design intervention programs for them. 

Course Objectives: This course aims to 

  • Understand the scope and perspectives of sports psychology.
  • Understand the cognitive and social psychological dimensions in sports.
  • Understand the effect of arousal, anxiety and stress on performance.
  • Create interventions for sports persons.

Course Outcome

By the end of the course the learner should be able to: 

  • Cognize the scope and perspective of sports psychology.
  • Explain the phenomena in sports from cognitive and social dimensions.
  • Demonstrate how arousal, anxiety and stress affect sports behavior.
  • Design the interventions for sports persons.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Introduction to Sports Psychology
 

History, Nature, and Scope of sports psychology; Recent perspectives - Issues of race, gender and sexual orientation in sports; Role of a sports psychologist

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Cognitive and Social Psychological Dimensions in Sports
 

Trait theories; Resilience and mental toughness; Social learning theory; Nature of Attitudes; Measures; Theories of motivation; Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation; Self-efficacy; Counterfactual thinking.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Group Dynamics
 

Groups and teams; Social facilitation; Negative effects of team leadership; Leadership; 

Aggression; Theories of aggression; Reduction of Aggression; Aggression, injury, and addictive behaviors.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Arousal, Anxiety, Stress and Sporting Performance
 

Definitions of arousal, anxiety and stress; Factors inducing anxiety and stress; Relationship between arousal and performance; Burnout, overtraining & overreaching; Retirement; Drug abuse in sport and exercise.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:15
Psychological Interventions in Sports
 

Cognitive and behavioral interventions: Relaxation, Self- talk, Hypnosis, Imagery; Psychological Skills Training; Classifying skills; Stages of skill acquisition.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Jarvis, Matt (2006) Sports psychology: A student’s handbook. Routledge.

      Horn, T. S (Ed) (1992). Advances in sports psychology. Herman Kinetics.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Lynch, J. (2001). Creative coaching. Human Kinetics.

Mohan, J. (1996) Recent Advances in sports psychology. Friends

Murphy, E. (1995) Advances in sports psychology. Human Kinetics.

Murphy, S. M. (1995) Sports psychological interventions. Herman Kinetics.

Richard H. Cox. (2007) Sport psychology. McGraw Hill.

Weinberg, R. S. & Gould, D. (2007) Foundations of sport and exercise psychology. Humans Kinetics.

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1

CIA 2

CIA 3

Attd

ESE

20

25

20

05

30

 

 

CIA 1: Individual Assignments (Reflective essays, Scrap books, Report Writings, etc.)

 

CIA 2: Mid-Semester Examination(Written Examination)

Pattern:  Section A    5 x 02 = 10 marks (out of 6)

                Section B    4 x 05 = 20 marks (out of 5)

                Section C   1 x 10 = 10 marks (out of 2)

                Section D   1 x 10 = 10 marks (Compulsory)

 

CIA 3: Group Assignments (Research proposals,Surveys, Field Studies, Interventions,Exhibitions, etc.)

 

ESE: End Semester Examination (Written Examination)

Pattern:  Section A    5 x 02 = 10 marks (out of 6)

                Section B    4 x 05 = 20 marks (out of 5)

                Section C   1 x 10 = 10 marks (out of 2)

                Section D   1 x 10 = 10 marks (Compulsory)

BPSY551 - RESEARCH METHODS LAB-II (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Qualitative research is a process of scientific inquiry that seeks an in-depth understanding of psychological phenomena within their natural setting. This course provides a practical application of qualitative research methods. Different methods of collecting qualitative data and analysing them will be discussed in this course.

Course Outcome

CO1: Conduct qualitative research with an understanding of various traditions in qualitative research.

CO2: Analyze qualitative data and present the same

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Traditions of qualitative research
 

Grounded theory, Phenomenological approach, Narrative approach, Discourse analysis, and Ethnography

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Qualitative Analysis
 

Different models of qualitative data analysis: Data Analysis Spiral, Thematic analysis, Narrative analysis, Discourse analysis, Content analysis; Issues of Credibility and trustworthiness: validation strategies; Reporting Qualitative data

Text Books And Reference Books:

Frost, N. (2011). Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology: Combining core approaches. McGraw-Hill.

Creswell, J.W. (2007). Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five approaches. Sage.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Bryman, A. (Ed.) (2007) Sage Benchmarks in social science research methods Vol. I, Vol. II, Vol. III, and, Vol. IV. New Delhi. Sage Publications.

Evaluation Pattern

Proposal

Data Collection

Data Analysis

10

15

25

BPSY581 - DISSERTATION (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:0
Credits:0

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

In this course, students are expected to design a research study on any topic in relation to psychology. A faculty would be allotted as a guide from the department. Students are required to consult their research guides twice every week and formulate their research.

Course Outcome

CO1: Identify a research question and design a study based on the requirements of the question

CO2: Draft the introduction, review of literature and methods chapters of the research report

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:30
Supervised Dissertation I
 

CO mapped to Unit 1: CO1 and CO2

Research proposal; Introduction, Review of Literature, Methods.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Martin, R. (1980). Writing and Defending a Thesis or Dissertation in Psychology and Education,  Michigan University Press.

American Psychological Association. (2019). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

American Psychological Association. (2019). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Evaluation Pattern

N/A

BPSY582 - INTERNSHIP (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:0
No of Lecture Hours/Week:0
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

 

Course Description: Students have to undertake internship in any of their interested sector during the fourth semester vacation of the course. Students will be attached to various agencies where they will be trained and supervised in acquiring skills competencies. They will be mentored by a supervisor at the department also. Students have to periodically meet their supervisors and submit a report at the end of their practicum period. The format of the report and the type of cases to be presented will be decided by the Department Council.

 

Course Objectives: This course aims to 

  • Gain hands-on experience in various subfields of psychology.

  • Witness various ethical guidelines in practice.

  • Explore areas of interest in psychology.

Course Outcome

By the end of the course the learner should be able to: 

  • Appreciate and respect the ethical guidelines of organizations with which they work

  • Demonstrate amicable relationship with their colleagues and co-workers

  • Effectively conceptualize the client’s concerns, demonstrate and apply psychological skills and write reports.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:0
Summer Internship
 

Working in various organizational setups for a period of 30 days (one month)

Text Books And Reference Books:

Students are to refer sources according to the requirements of their internship organization.

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Organizational manuals, newsletters, etc.

Evaluation Pattern

 

Internship Journal & Report

Viva

40

10

SDPS512 - CAREER ORIENTED SKILLS (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:50
Credits:0

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

 

Course Description: The course aims at equipping the students to enhance themselves and the focus is on inculcating domain expertise, knowledge of global Perspective, team building and initiative that are aligned with graduate attributes and echo our university motto (excellence and service).

Course objectives:

  • The course provides scope to improve skills of students.
  • It equips the students with skills to adapt and excel to working environment.
  • It equips the students with skills to be as individual with global perspective
  • It equips the students with skills to be taking imitative and be in charge

 

Course Outcome

CO1: Explore their strength and weaknesses and enhance them

CO2: Adapt themselves to the ever emerging social challenges at work environment

CO3: Act as individuals with personal integrity, social harmony with initiative taking ability

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:8
Domain Expertise
 

 Emphasis to apply the expertise in other disciplines, Scope Analyses

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
Global Perspective
 

 Assessing international practices and adapting best practices

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:7
Team Building
 

 Peer recognition, Group Dynamics  

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:7
Initiative
 

 Incubation Cell, Citizen Journalism

Text Books And Reference Books:

Newspapers, Research articles, and materials shared during sessions.

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Relevant topics covered in Textbooks prescribed for core subjects.

 

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment outline: Reflective writing on each module assigned by the facilitators 

Evaluation rubric/s:

Evaluation  Criteria 

1 mark

2 marks

3 marks

4 marks

5 marks

Class involvement

Poor

Satisfactory  

Good 

Active involvement

Active involvement and engaging the class

Demonstration of skill

Poor

Satisfactory  

Adequate

Good 

Excellent demonstration

 

BPSY631 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN PSYCHOLOGY (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:5

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The course examines ethical principles and professional development and help students develop ethical decision-making and behaviour to meet the appropriate standards of care in providing psychological service

 

Course Outcome

CO1: Introduce the need for professional psychology

CO2: Appreciate the need for professional health and well-being.

CO3: Develop awareness about ethical guidelines and code of conduct

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:20
Introduction of Professional Development and Ethical Issues in Psychology
 

Professional Development introduction, Philosophical issues in professional psychology, Role of professional organizations; Licensing of psychologists; Prescriptions privileges of psychologists;

Mental health law in India

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Professional Health
 

Professional Health and Well-being for Psychologists, Occupational Hazards of Psychologists, Vulnerability for stress, Potential Consequences of Ignoring Occupational Hazards, Warning Signs of Psychologist’s Occupational Stress, Protecting from the Consequences of Occupational Stress

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:20
Ethical Foundations of Psychology and APA
 

Ethical principles and code of conduct 20Hours

Importance of ethical principles, ethical theory, principle-based common morality approach to biomedical ethics, moral framework, a unified conceptual framework for professional psychology. Standard 1 to of APA ethical standards and principles.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:20
Biopsychosocial Perspective ? Treatment Planning to Outcome Assessment
 

Conceptualizing Psychological treatment from a biopsychosocial perspective, prevention of public health perspective in behavioral science, APA Assessment Standards, Therapy and counseling ethics, outcome assessment

Text Books And Reference Books:

Mental Health Care Act (2017). The Gazette of India.

Kurpad, S. S., Machado, T., Galgali, R. B., & Daniel, S. (2012). All about elephants in rooms and dogs that do not bark in the night: Boundary violations and the health professional in India. Indian journal of psychiatry, 54(1), 81- 87.

Pimenta de Devotto, R., de Freitas, C.P.P. & Wechsler, S.M. Basic Psychological Need Satisfaction, Job Crafting, and Meaningful Work: Network Analysis. Trends in Psychol. (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s43076-022-00203-5

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Herlihy, B., & Corey, G. (2014). Boundary Issues in Counseling: Multiple Roles and Responsibilities. John Wiley & Sons.

Wilmar B. Schaufeli, Applying the Job Demands-Resources model: A ‘how to’ guide to measuring and tackling work engagement and burnout, Organizational Dynamics, Volume 46, Issue 2,2017, 120-132, ISSN 0090-261 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgdyn.2017.04.008.

Prevalence and Cause(s) of Burnout Among Applied Psychologists: A Systematic Review. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1897

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1

CIA 2

CIA 3

Attd

ESE

20

25

20

05

30

BPSY632 - CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:5

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course explores the intersection of culture and psychology, focusing on the ways in which cultural beliefs, values, and practices shape human behavior and mental processes. Students will examine cultural diversity from a psychological perspective, exploring topics such as enculturation, acculturation, cultural identity, stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. Through a combination of lectures, readings, discussions, and experiential exercises, students will gain an understanding of the role of culture in shaping human behavior and develop cultural sensitivity and competence.

Course Outcome

CO1: Describe key concepts and overarching themes in cultural psychology and their relevance to understanding human behavior.

CO2: Analyze and describe the ways in which culture shapes human behavior of various developmental and mental processes.

CO3: Identify and evaluate the role of culture in socialization, identity formation, and interpersonal relationships.

CO4: Critically examine and apply theories and research in cultural psychology to real-world contexts.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Introduction to Culture and Psychology
 

Culture- definition- importance; Interface between psychology and culture; Cultural differences; Culture and human behavior; Etics and emics; Scope of cultural psychology.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:25
Culture, Developmental and Mental Process
 

Childhood experiences differences across culture; Culture, parenting and families; Culture and peers; Culture and temperament; Culture and attachment; Cognitive development and culture; Culture and self, self-esteem and self-enhancement; Culture and personality; Reasoning styles; Analytic and holistic thinking; Creative Thinking; Attention; Talking and thinking; Linguistic relativity; Emotion and language; Cultural variation in subjective wellbeing and happiness.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:25
Culture and Society
 

Enculturation and socialization; Sensitive periods for cultural socialization; Culture and identity; Interpersonal attraction and social relationship; Mate selection, love and marriages across cultures; Culture, language, and communication; Culture on conformity, compliance, and obedience; Culture and intergroup relations; Culture and aggression; Living in multicultural worlds.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Culture and Applied Psychology
 

The application of cultural psychology to real-world contexts: Culture and educational system; Culture and Health; Culture and Mental Health; Cultural treatments of psychological disorders; Culture and Organization behaviour.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Heine, S. J. (2015). Cultural Psychology: Third International Student Edition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

 

Matsumoto M. & Juang, L. (2016). Culture and Psychology. New York: Cengage Learning.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Kitayama, S. & Cohen, D. (2010). Handbook of Cultural Psychology. New York: Guilford Press.

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1

CIA 2

CIA 3

Attendance

ESE

20

25

20

05

30

 

BPSY633 - POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:5

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description: Positive Psychology is the science of well-being. Research demonstrates that there are many key factors that shape well-being. This course is designed to explore the concepts, techniques, and exercises that enhance well-being.  The course takes an empirical and experiential approach in helping individuals understand and to use course content to enhance their lives. This course equips students with a deep understanding of the theoretical and real-life application of positive psychology.

 

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

·       CO1: Equip students with a thorough understanding of psychology from a positive perspective.

·       CO2: Design experiments to assess and apply character strengths to enhance well-being.

·       CO3: Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of positive, emotional and cognitive states and apply positive interventions in specific settings - School, Clinics, Organizations, Hospitals, Communities.

· CO4: Integrate and apply interpersonal approaches and optimal experiences to enhance subjective wellbeing – individual and community.

Course Outcome

CO1: Equip students with a thorough understanding of psychology from a positive perspective.

CO2: Design experiments to assess and apply character strengths to enhance well-being.

CO3: Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of positive, emotional and cognitive states and apply positive interventions in specific settings - School, Clinics, Organizations, Hospitals, Communities.

CO4: Integrate and apply interpersonal approaches and optimal experiences to enhance subjective wellbeing ? individual and community.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Psychology From a Positive Perspective
 

Positive Psychology – Introduction, Scope

The Historical Roots of Positive Psychology

Basic Themes and Assumptions of Positive Psychology

Eastern and Western perspectives on Positive Psychology

  

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Character Strengths and Virtues
 

Virtues

Universal Virtues - Historical roots of virtues

Classification of Virtues: Character Strengths

Role of Culture in developing Strengths

Assessment of Character strength: VIA inventory

                                                                                                                                        

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Positive Emotional and Cognitive States
 

Positive Emotional States and Processes                            

 Positive Emotions; Happiness; Subjective well-being

Positive Cognitive States and Processes

 

Resilience, Hope, and Optimism

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Positive Approaches
 

Interpersonal Approaches: Gratitude, Forgiveness, Positive relationships, and Love

 

Optimal Experiences: Mindfulness, Flow, Spirituality

Text Books And Reference Books:

Snyder,C.R., & Lopez, S.J. (2007). Positive Psychology. New Delhi: Sage Publishing House

 

Lopez, S. J., Pedrotti, J. T., & Snyder, C. R. (2015). Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths (3rd Edn). Los Angeles: Sage Publications

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

 

Snyder, C. R. & Lopez, S. J. (Eds) (2009). Handbook of Positive Psychology. USA: Oxford University Press.

Evaluation Pattern

  

CIA 1

CIA 2

CIA 3

Attd

ESE

20

25

20

05

30

 

 

CIA 1: Individual Assignments (Reflective essays, Scrap books, Report Writings, etc.)

 

CIA 2: Mid-Semester Examination(Written Examination)

Pattern:  Section A    5 x 02 = 10 marks (out of 6)

                Section B    4 x 05 = 20 marks (out of 5)

                Section C   1 x 10 = 10 marks (out of 2)

                Section D   1 x 10 = 10 marks (Compulsory)

 

CIA 3: Group Assignments (Research proposals,Surveys, Field Studies, Interventions,Exhibitions, etc.)

 

ESE: End Semester Examination (Written Examination)

Pattern:  Section A    5 x 02 = 10 marks (out of 6)

                Section B    4 x 05 = 20 marks (out of 5)

                Section C   1 x 10 = 10 marks (out of 2)

                Section D   1 x 10 = 10 marks (Compulsory)

BPSY641A - COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY (2021 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:5

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description: This course offers a unique perspective for understanding the individuals within their environment which includes the larger social systems that affect their lives. The course will be dealing with some core values like empowerment, liberation and social justice. The course on community psychology emphasizes upon services toward the community as well as the research on social environmental processes.

 

Course Objectives: This course aims to 

  • Understand how the life of the individual gets shaped by the society.
  •  Understand how many times putting the responsibility on the individual does not solve any purpose.
  •