The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our emotional wellbeing. Moreover, it has been a catalyst for raising awareness about mental health. Challenges arise in meeting the need for mental health services due to the social stigma, insufficient number of mental health professionals (MHPs), and a disjointed health care system. This has created a dire need for trained and dynamic professionals who are passionate about psychology and health care.
There are numerous certificate courses and diploma programmes that train students only in certain aspects of mental health and psychology. However, our B.Sc in Mental Health programme has a robust and holistic curriculum which helps students of any stream imbibe skills along with in-depth knowledge of mental health. This gives them the required educational qualifications to be workforce ready.
Mental health disorders are usually viewed as an individual issue - this programme focuses on busting that myth by adopting a multi-disciplinary approach to mental health. It equips students to gain a thorough understanding of how life experiences, community, culture, law, the economic and political climate, environmental concerns, physical and mental health systems contribute to an individual's experience of mental health and mental illness across an individual's lifespan. Thereby, highlighting the need to integrate these factors in the management of mental illness.
What differentiates this degree from existing ones such as a B.A. or B.Sc. in Psychology, Psychology Honours, Applied Psychology and others is the focus on building core competencies and skills. These include empathy, communication, negotiation, collaboration with different stakeholders, psychoeducation and drafting integrated management plans. Students will also be trained in mental health advocacy, awareness, and destigmatization. This allows students to choose upon graduation, whether they would like to join the workforce in different roles or continue their study in varied specialties of mental health around the world.
4 Years Full Time
As per University norms
Based on marks in XII Std. Science / Equivalent Examination followed Entrance test shortlisting & Personal interview and written ability test.
The evaluation will have both internal & external components. The internal component will be continuous throughout the semester & the external component will be conducted by the university at the end of the semester. A student would be required to pass in each head (internal and external) independently. Students would be assessed according to the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) system. Students would be awarded the Grade Point Average where grades would be awarded based on the class average. A student would be required to perform consistently well.
The Mental Health programme will have a total of 120 credits in 3 years. Each credit is defined as 15 hours of teaching (Lecture or Lecture demonstration) or 30 hours of supervised practicals. Each credit is assessed for 25 Marks. For all external courses internal assessment will be of 40% and external assessment will be of 60%. Practicals will be 100% external. Internal courses will be evaluated 100% internally by the institute.
Global Immersion Program (GIP) / Service Learning, Liberal Arts & Inter Institute Credit transfer programme - Students of UG programmes of SIU are offered Global Immersion Program (GIP) of 12 credits OR The students can opt for Service Learning, Liberal Arts & Inter Institute Credit Transfer equivalent to 12 credits in the 4th semester
Standard of Passing:
The assessment of the student for each examination is done based on relative performance. Maximum Grade Point (GP) is 10 corresponding to O (Outstanding). For all courses, a student is required to pass both internal and external examination separately with a minimum Grade Point of 4 corresponding to Grade P. Students securing less than 40% absolute marks in each head of passing will be declared FAIL. The University awards a degree to the student who has achieved a minimum CGPA of 4 out of maximum of 10 CGPA for the program.
Passed Standard XII (10+2) from any stream or equivalent examination from any recognised Board with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% Marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribes).
This programme is open to students from all streams - Arts, Science, and Commerce
|FEE STRUCTURE-BATCH 2023-26 (INDIAN STUDENTS)||1st Year (Amount in ₹)|
|1st Instalment||2nd Instalment|
|Academic Fees (Per Annum)||1,02,500||1,02,500|
|Institute Deposit (Refundable)||20,000||-|
|Instalments pay by Date||At the time of admission||25-Nov-23|
|Career Prospects:||Educational Opportunities:|
| Global employment opportunities as: Mental Health Liaisons,
Case Managers, and Researchers in various domains -
|Healthcare sector||Geriatric mental health|
|Community health sector||Child and adolescent mental health|
| Public health sectors including the National
Mental Health Programme, NGOs
|Community mental health|
|Educational setups||Social psychology|
|Research centers.||Rehabilitation psychology|
|Educational setups||Health psychology|
Eligibility: Passed Standard XII (10+2) from any stream or equivalent examination from any recognised Board with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% Marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribes).
STEP I: Online registration for B.Sc. Mental Health programme by submitting the form on the link below and making online payment of registration charges of Rs.750/-
STEP II: Submit a Statement of Purpose (SOP) (refer below for instructions) in PDF or Word format ONLYvia email within 3 days of submitting the registration form. Mention your Student ID as listed on your registration form in the email with the subject line as " Application for BSc in Mental Health - (Student ID)". The application will be considered incomplete and will be rejected without the SOP.
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
STEP III: You will be invited for an online Personal Interview (PI) based on a preliminary screening. The schedule for the same will be intimated via email and phone call.
STEP IV: Final selection will be intimated to the candidate through email & phone call. Admission process will be completed after verification of all the submitted documents and payment of 1st installment of academic fees.
Based on marks in Standard XII (10+2), a Statement of Purpose (SOP), and Personal Interview.
Statement of purpose:A statement of purpose is a crucial element of the application process. It creates a first impression with the admission committee and helps us choose which applicants to shortlist for the interview round. Your statement of purpose should not exceed 1000 words (minimum 500 words). Please use the following prompts to guide your statement of purpose:
15 th March 2023
Last date of registration
10 th July 2023
Rolling admission process
Till 14th July 2023
Date of commencement of the programme
*These are tentative dates, subject to change. For regular updates, kindly check sihspune.org frequently.
B.Sc. (Hons.) Mental Health and 4 Years, taking into consideration the performance of the candidate in all examinations conducted throughout the three years.
This programme will create empathetic, compassionate individuals who will be able to-
Answer:The university will be assisting the students in finding career opportunities as per available openings in the field.
* Subject to change in case of exceptional circumstances as per government advisories.