M.A In Child Psychology And Development

Designed for those passionate about understanding and nurturing the young minds of tomorrow, this comprehensive program blends theoretical knowledge with practical applications. Covering a range of topics, from cognitive development to socio-emotional well-being, students gain a deep understanding of the intricacies of child psychology. Engage in ground breaking research initiatives that contribute to the advancement of child psychology.
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24 Months


Graduation & above



Program Credits

80 credit points

Batch start date

October 5, 2024

Key Program Features

Learn about the multifaceted aspects of a child’s growth, encompassing physical, cognitive, social, and emotional domains, to develop a holistic understanding of their developmental journey.
Investigate the sequential milestones that mark the key developmental stages in childhood, examining the typical behaviors, abilities, and challenges children encounter at each phase, providing crucial insights for observation and intervention.
Explore the underlying factors influencing children's behaviors, including environmental, social, and biological determinants, and master a repertoire of evidence-based techniques to manage and redirect behavior positively, fostering healthy development.
Examine the complex interplay of family dynamics, parenting styles, socioeconomic factors, and cultural influences on children's development, recognizing the significant role families play in shaping children's experiences and outcomes.
Get access to a diverse toolkit of intervention strategies tailored to address various challenges commonly encountered by children, such as academic difficulties, emotional disturbances, or social adjustment issues, promoting resilience and well-being.
Cultivate excellent observational abilities to assess and interpret children's behaviors, interactions, and developmental progress accurately, employing systematic observation techniques and assessment tools to inform tailored interventions.
Engage in immersive learning experiences, including supervised internships, practical exercises, or fieldwork, to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world settings, honing practical skills and fostering professional competency.
Explore the ethical considerations and professional standards inherent in working with children and families, emphasizing confidentiality, respect for diversity, and the ethical use of assessment and intervention methods.
Stay updated about cutting-edge research and empirical findings in child psychology and development, critically evaluating research literature to inform evidence-based practices and innovative approaches to promoting children's well-being.
Prepare for diverse career pathways in fields such as education, counseling, clinical psychology, social work, or child advocacy, equipped with a solid foundation of knowledge, practical skills, and ethical principles to make meaningful contributions to children's lives and society.

Key Program Differentiation Adhering To NEP 2020 Guidelines

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On The Job Learning

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Blended Learning

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Placement Opportunity

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National Education Policy 2020

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ABC (Academic Bank Of Credit)

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UGC Recognised

The Medhavi Edge

Entry and Multiple Exit

With 30% General Education, 70% Skill Training with Skilling
and Industry Partners

Work with Industry and Apprenticeship

Opportunity to Work with Industry during education

Industry as/in Campus

For understanding/practice of Industry from Day-1

Industry and Skill Certifications

Certification from Industry & Professional body

Training by Industry Experts

to enable an environment of Industry Grade

Competency Driven Curriculum

For professional competencies and outcomes

Learning the Professional way

Meta Learning, Problem solving, Life skills, Digital comfort and communication

Learning by doing

Practical & Practice to Do-Experience-Learn

Phygital Learning Ecosystem

For smart and life-long learning in 21st century

Continuous and Outcome – based Assessment

What is done/ learnt every day, is assessed in real time

Traditional Education Vs WISE

Traditional Education

Traditional Curriculum

Theory-Experiment based

Limited Industry Linkage

Industry linkage is limited to industry visit and internship

Work Experience (only) after Education

Due to limited access to practical skills, recognition to entry to
work only possible after education

Higher Education ONLY for Degree

Student randomly opts for degrees with hope to decide

Single Mode of Delivery

Offline/ Face-to-Face


Competency Benchmarked Curriculum

Theory-Application-Practice based

Industry as Partner

In curriculum designing, practical training & certification,
Industry is a partner.

Education with Work Experience

OIT/Apprenticeship exposes to active participation in
industry's processes

Higher Education for Degree AS WELL AS Employability

Along with theory, practical and OIT distribution at
industry support the curriculum requirement for degree

Flexible Mode of Delivery

Face-to-Face Online/ On-site

Program Framework

This program covers a range of topics, from cognitive development to socio-emotional well-being, students gain a deep understanding of the intricacies of child psychology.
Foundation Core
A range of compulsory basics of multidisciplinary, professional, general nature customised to match the value and vision of MSU for a robust foundation.
  • Foundation in Digital Applications
  • Introduction to Learning and Applications for 21st Century
  • Science and World
  • Introduction to Contemporary Social Problems
  • English and Communication -Essential Skills
  • English and Communication – IELTS Practice
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Literature and Creativity
Skill Drill
A range of professional (skill) electives to opt and practice from diversified disciplines e.g.
  • Creative Writing Skills
  • Content Investigation Skills
  • Spreadsheet and Data Management Skills
  • Digital Application Skills
  • Brand Promotions and Marketing Skills
  • Preventive Healthcare Skills
  • Hospital Duty and Patient Care Skills
  • First Aid Service Skills
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Restaurant Operation Skills
  • Kitchen Operation Skills
  • Learning and Application Skills
  • English and Communication – Essential Skills
  • Tourism Services and Product (Tourism Service Skills)
An independently chosen field of study to learn and be proficient for an entry to the professional workforce.
A choice-based bucket to multiply the career opportunities and growth.
  • Data Analytics
  • Digital Media Communication
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Project Management
Industry Practice
A continuous Industry engagement plan to support the learning across the programme.
  • Industry Experience An Industry-aligned weekly activities like Expert talk from different industries, Industrial site visit.
  • Industry Transition A dedicated engagement with the industry to participate and realise the industry process.
  • Industry Immersion A work-based engagement with the industry as a trainee/apprentice.
Capstone Project
To channelize the programme attributes and outcomes for problem solving and application.

Program Curriculum

480 Sessions 2220 Hrs

Program Credits




Live Session Hours


Project Hours


OJL Hours



  • Introduction to Psychology 

  • Overview of Child Development 

  • Developmental Approaches in Children  

  • Psychology Lab-1 [Social Concept Assessment]
  • Project work 

  • Field work/OJL

  • Psychological basis of behavior 

  • Developmental Psychopathology  

  • Social psychology  

  • Psychology Lab-2[Autism Assessment]
  • Project work

  • Feld work/OJL

  • Applied Behavior Analysis  

  • Gender Psychology  

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Children  

  • Psychology Lab-3 [ Behaviour Modification Assessments]
  • Project work

  • Field work/OJL

  • Play therapy & art therapy 

  • Introduction to personality theories 

  • Trauma informed therapy 

  • Positive psychology  

  • Psychologyy Lab - 4[ Personality and Positive Psychology Assessments]
  • Project work

  • Field work/OJL

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Earn Esteemed Credentials and Recognition

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Degree Specific Certificate

Upon completing UGC-approved programs aligned with NEP 2020 at Counsel India & Medhavi Skills University, receive a prestigious certificate endorsed by the University of Sikkim, India—validating your expertise in your chosen field.

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Letter of Recommendation

This globally recognized credential showcases your expertise and commitment in your field.

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Certificate of Specialization

Earn distinction with this Certificate of Specialization. Empower your career with expertise, a prized validation in your field.

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Program Completion Certificate

This credential signifies your successful completion of our esteemed program, validating your expertise and commitment to personal and professional growth.


Industry Leading Faculty & Mentors

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Gunjan Sandhani

Clinical Psychologist

I am a Clinical psychologist with an MPhil Clinical Psychology degree from an RCI-recognized mental health establishment nbsp I am Read More

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Bivek Pradhan


Mr Pradhan s exceptional qualities as a Psychologist and Counsellor are evident through his deep-rooted passion for helping others and Read More

Proficiency Pro: On The Job Learning

  • Develop advanced skills in research, statistical analysis, and data interpretation related to organizational behavior. 

  • Understand how to align organizational strategies with human capital for improved performance. 

  • Learn strategies for building and maintaining a positive and productive organizational culture. 

  • Gain expertise in managing and facilitating organizational change. 

  • Contribute to creating and implementing HR policies that align with organizational goals. 

  • Increase your appeal to employers seeking professionals with expertise in understanding and managing human behavior in the workplace.

Mentorship: Guided by Experts

  • Counsel India has mentored over 250,000 students to achieve a remarkable 96% success rate – a testament to our commitment to your academic excellence and future success.  

  • Counsel India's mentors hold varied expertise in social sciences and management. Our mentors are adept at orchestrating engaging workshops and presenting insightful research papers at esteemed conferences, ensuring a rich and dynamic learning experience.  

  • Our exclusive personalized mentorship is tailored to meet your unique personality, attitude, and aptitude. Our approach integrates cutting-edge psychometric tools to ensure a transformative and customized experience, guiding you towards unparalleled success.  

  • Experience the lasting support that goes beyond the classroom. Counsel India offers lifetime mentorship to its students. Once an alumnus, always a member of Counsel India.

Get Your Dream Job: Career Support

  • A unique blend of business and psychology courses designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of human behavior in organizational settings.
  • Suitable credit framework and distribution of theory & practical supports the curriculum requirement for Degree, while practical & OJL at and by the industry partner assures employability.  
  • Learn and Earn model where the stipend received by the student from the industry/organization during on job training/apprenticeship becomes an additional incentive.  
  • Opportunities to engage in research projects and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in business psychology through partnerships with research institutions and industry organizations.
  • Student trainees get an opportunity for active participation in service or production related professional activities complying with the organizational culture.  
  •  Optional specialization tracks or concentrations in areas such as leadership development, consumer behavior, organizational psychology, or entrepreneurship, allowing students to tailor their education to their specific interests and career goals.

Who All Can Join This Program?


Graduates in Psychology or Related Fields


Educators and School Professionals


Healthcare and Social Work Professionals


Parents and Caregivers


Early Childhood Practitioners


Career Changers


Aspiring Researchers and Academics

Invest in Your Future

*Learn With No Cost Easy EMI Plans. EMI Options starting at Rs. 14,000

Total Program Fee - INR 262,000 (Incl. Reg. Fee, Exam Fee, Course Fee)

EMI Partners


One Time Payment Option

Payable Program Fee - INR 262,000 (Discount 10%) INR 237,000 (Incl. Reg. Fee, Exam Fee, Course Fee)

*Terms and conditions applied as per the financial partners.

Scholarship upto 35%

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Success Stories

Counsel India helped with my growth and progress. It enhanced my knowledge and also it was helpful along with my Post Graduation. I was been cherished because of the knowledge i had through the course.
Shivani Kumari


The instructors were not just teachers; they were true mentors. Their deep passion for psychology was evident in every lecture, making complex theories and concepts accessible and engrossing, so I would highly recommend this course to everyone.
Anushka Ghosh


I recently had the privilege of enrolling in this psychology Course that left me utterly impressed and profoundly enriched. This course was nothing short of exceptional, and I would like to share my glowing review to encourage others to embark on this enlightening journey.
Muskan Maan


I started helping my own kids, I understand them in better way.
Riya Raizada


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Frequently Asked Questions

This Program includes coursework and practical training in assessing and supporting children with a wide range of developmental challenges, including autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, ADHD, emotional and behavioral disorders, and trauma-related difficulties. Students learn evidence-based interventions and strategies to promote positive outcomes for children with special needs.

Ethical principles and guidelines are integrated into the curriculum to ensure that students develop a strong understanding of professional ethics and legal standards in child psychology practice. Students learn about informed consent, confidentiality, boundary issues, cultural competence, and ethical decision-making in their interactions with children and families.

Yes, our program follows a stackable system of education, allowing students to earn credits that may be transferable to other academic programs or institutions. This flexibility enables students to build upon their existing qualifications and pursue further education or specialization in Career Counselling.

M.A in Child Psychology and Development offers a specialized focus on understanding the unique psychological and developmental needs of children from infancy through adolescence. This program delves deep into topics such as cognitive, emotional, social, and behavioral development, providing comprehensive training to work effectively with children and families.

Yes, our program follows a stackable system of education, allowing students to earn credits that may be transferable to other academic programs or institutions. This flexibility enables students to build upon their existing qualifications and pursue further education or specialization in M.A in Child Psychology and Development.

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