B.Sc. Integral Psychology

Objective

MITSVS’ B.Sc. in Integral Psychology is designed to groom the next generation of holistic counsellors, psychotherapists and leadership coaches who are armed with the best of modern and ancient insights into human behaviour. Later, the student will have the option to convert into the 5-year integrated M.Sc. in Integral Psychology (Proposed) (i.e., 2 more years after B.Sc.). This program enables the student to become a professional in this field with the ability for independent practice as well as further research.

Value Proposition

Psychology is the emerging master science where Vedic insights are directly applicable and valuable. Hence, it is the most short-term impact area for Vedic Sciences. In addition to adding Vedic Psychology and Modern + Vedic Sociology as the other two streams, SVS has upgraded its Modern Psychology syllabus itself to introduce the latest advances in this area, such as transpersonal psychology, emergent findings in Modern Psychology and its future directions. The following career options are open for students: Counselling, Clinical practice, Educational training, HR, Organizational behaviour and Research

Overview

Admission Criteria

A short write-up called ‘Statement of Purpose’ indicating the reason for interest in Psychology and in SVS, along with career aspirations, should be submitted. This is followed by a phone interview.
Your statement of purpose should answer the following questions in a couple of paragraphs:

  • What attracted you to psychology, where did you hear about it, what do you think is its value?
  • You must have explored psychology programs at different places also. What do you find different in our program that is different / interesting?
  • What would you like to do after this program? Teaching, clinical practice, research?
  • Which other degree programs have you applied for, in addition to psychology?

Prerequisites

10+2 or equivalent in any stream

Curriculum Outline

Vedic Psychology Overview

Subject matter of Vedic Psychology / Focus areas of Vedic Psychology

B.Sc. in Integral Psychology is a modern psychology program with valuable Indic psychology inputs. Proper Vedic Psychology courses will be introduced after laying the solid foundation of modern psychology.

  1. Study of psychology – Modern and Vedic approaches:

Objective and subjective aspects of psychology – Discussion of data driven and experimental methods of modern psychology – Schools of epistemology: empirical and phenomenological

  1. Significance to svaanubhava, jnaana in Vedic Culture / world view:

Karma-jnaana dichotomy: Knowledge and actions

Psychological explanation of Paapa and Punya concepts – Their psychological impact on Indian psyche – Study of svarga and Naraka as psychological states

Upanishads: A psychological interpretation of Vedas and discussion on various Vedic psychological concepts parallel to modern concepts, viz. personality, self, identity, theories of emotions, motivation

  1. Vedic Psychology of the inner world:

Vedanta: Prasthaanatraya –  Psychological aspects: Three important texts explaining various psychological concepts – Theory of mind, definition of mind, mind as a functional organ

Concept of Antahkarana – Mind, Intellect, Ego and Chitta

Psychological concepts from Bhagavad Gita – Concept of sthitaprajna, emotions and their psychological effects

  1. Vedic Psychology of the body-mind:

Parallel approach to biopsychology – Ayurveda: Basics and psychological problems and medical solutions; psychological symptoms of physical problems; psychological solutions to physical solutions

  1. Vedic Psychology of language, art and beauty:

Vakyapadiyam: Basics and a list of psychological notions related to cognition, etc – Discussion on Chomsky’s grammar and the connection between grammar and psychology

Study of Natyashaastra – exploring emotional experiences and theories of emotions

Alankaarashaastra: Aesthetic experience: Notions such as bhaava, rasa, etc – Application of Alankaarashaastra in the modern art-based therapy or dance and movement therapy

  1. Epics and psychology:

Indian case studies describing Indian psyche and archetypes from Indian epics – This is parallel to personality profiles and personality traits and type theories.

Different ways in which epics worked and can work as sources of psychological knowledge

Indian epics and their reflection of a deep psychological understanding

  1. Yoga as a theory (‘science’) and practice (‘technology’/‘engineering’) of mind:

Study of mental processes, control of mental tendencies, concepts such as cognition, perception, attention

Fee Structure

The tuition fee for this program is INR 62,500 per annum (a total of INR 1,87,500 for three years), payable in up to two installments – INR 37,500 at the time of admission/in first term and INR 25,000 (January 1st week/second term).

We have hostel facility for students (limited seats within the campus and more available just outside the campus). They are available on a first-come-first basis. The hostel fee (including accommodation and food) is INR 1,25,000 per annum and laundry facility fee is INR 8-10,000 per annum. For booking hostel accommodation, the contact person is Mr Shrikant Kulkarni (Email: shrikant.kulkarni@mituniversity.edu.in, Phone 7447444029).

Admission procedure

Here are the steps for being a part of this unique and innovative program:

1. Online application form: Fill the MIT-ADT University’s online application form.

2. Statement of Purpose: SVS will respond by email asking for a short write-up called Statement of Purpose. Reply to that email with your write-up.

3. Provisional admission offer from SVS: You will be either interviewed over phone,or get an admission offer via email.

4. Acceptance email: Reply to the email to indicate your acceptance (or otherwise) of the admission offer sent by SVS.

5. Retainer fee (within 1 week of receiving the admission offer email): To confirm your admission, please pay the provisional admission fee of INR 15,000 via online transfer (bank details below) or through a DD. Inform the UTR number of the online transfer along with a screenshot of the bank transfer page to SVS via email.

  • Bank details for online transfer: Account Name: MIT-ADT University – MIT School of Vedic Sciences
    Bank: Bank of India, MAEER Rajbaug Branch, Pune
    Account No: 062521110000024
    IFSC: BKID0000625
  • Once the payment is received, the provisional admission of the applicant will be confirmed over email.

6. Document verification (before the 1st day of the term): You must physically visit the MIT Loni campus once with the original certificates for verification. This needs to happen before the first day of the classes. The university reserves the right to cancel admission and refund the retainer fee if verification fails.

7. First term fee (before the 1st day of the term): Pay the remainder of the first term fee, i.e. INR 37,500 – INR 15,000 = INR 22,500. You are considered formally admitted at that time and need to visit the campus for SVS orientation once for three days in the first week of the term. Classes will start in the 1st week of August.

Important Dates