Post Graduate Diploma in Child Psychology & Development

This exceptional PG Diploma in Child Psychology & Development program is specifically designed to equip professionals with specialized knowledge and skills in understanding and supporting the psychological and developmental aspects of children. Students learn to recognize and assess age-appropriate behaviors, facilitating early intervention strategies and support for children with diverse needs.
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12 months


Graduation & above 



Program Credits

40 credit points

Batch start date

Oct 5, 2024

Key Program Features

Developmental Theories: Coverage of major theories of child development: cognitive, social, emotional, and physical.
Early Childhood Development: Focus on prenatal development, infancy, toddlerhood, and preschool years.
Assessment and Observation: Training in developmental assessment techniques and observation methods.
Parent-Child Relationships: Examination of parent-child dynamics, attachment theory, and family systems theory.
Play Therapy: Introduction to play therapy techniques for facilitating communication and emotional expression.
Practical Experience: Opportunities for supervised placements in schools, clinics, or community centers.
Behavioral Interventions: Study of evidence-based interventions for addressing behavioral issues in children.

Key Program Differentiation Adhering To NEP 2020 Guidelines

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UGC Recognised

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Learn & Earn Opportunity

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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)

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

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

120 Sessions 1110 hours

Program Credits




Live Session Hours


Project Hours


OJL Hours



  • Introduction to Psychology

  • Overview of Child Development

  • Developmental Approaches in Children

  • Concept of Intelligence

  • Psychology Lab - 1 [ Social Concept Assessment]

  • Project Work

  • OJL

  • Physiology Of Behaviour

  • Developmental Psychopathalogy Intelligence 

  • Social Psychology

  • Cultural Competence in Child Psychology

  • Psychology Lab - 2 [ Autism Assessment]

  • Psychology Lab - 3 [ Behaviour Modification Assessment ]

  • Project Work

  • OJL
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Earn Esteemed Credentials and Recognition

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Diploma 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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I m a psychologist who is truly passionate about working with and understanding human behavior s and their differences and 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 learning/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?


Psychology Graduates


Education Professionals


Healthcare and Allied Health Professionals


Social Workers


Counselors and Therapists


Childcare Providers


Parents and Caregivers


Career Changers


Researchers and Academicians

Invest in Your Future

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

Total Program Fee - INR 117,000 (Incl. Reg. Fee, Exam Fee, Course Fee)

EMI Partners


One Time Payment Option

Payable Program Fee - INR 117,000 (Discount 10%) INR 106,000 (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


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Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding child psychology can benefit individuals in various fields such as education, healthcare, social work, parenting, and even policymaking. It provides insights into children's cognitive, emotional, and social development, which can enhance interactions and decision-making in diverse settings.

We offer various opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience and engage in research related to child psychology. This includes internships at local schools, clinics, or research labs, participation in faculty-led research projects, and independent research opportunities under faculty mentorship.

Our curriculum covers topics related to neurodiversity and developmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities, and intellectual disabilities. We explore theories, assessment methods, intervention strategies, and ethical considerations related to supporting children with diverse developmental profiles.

We are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our program. Our curriculum integrates content on cultural diversity, social justice, and anti-bias practices in child psychology. We also encourage critical reflection on privilege, power dynamics, and systemic barriers that affect children and families from marginalized backgrounds.

The collaboration between Counsel India and Medhavi Skills University brings together expertise from both academia and industry. This synergy allows us to offer a curriculum that is both academically rigorous and practically relevant, providing students with a well-rounded educational experience.

We offer career development resources, including networking opportunities, mentorship programs, job placement assistance, and connections to professional organizations in child psychology. Additionally, our faculty members are actively engaged in various professional networks and can provide guidance and support to students interested in specific career paths.

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