Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

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The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (DECP) under the faculty of Biological Sciences has its root back in 2006 within the Department of Psychology. Officially, an independent department was created in 2011 with the aim of preparing educational and counselling psychologists in Bangladesh. Advanced knowledge and intensive skill training on applied psychological areas along with institutional orientation through DECP create the opportunity for the prospective graduates to develop expertise in the areas of Educational Psychology and Counselling Psychology.

Objective of the professional courses in Educational and Counselling Psychology is to gain knowledge and understanding of theories and principles of psychology in applying psychological assessment and intervention in the context of (a) educational situation for helping the learner to attain his or her best and (b) diverse community to foster the capacity of self-help and personal responsibility to have a meaningful satisfying life.

This post graduate professional training programme offers M.S. and M. Phil degrees. Aim is to develop practicing Educational Psychologists and Counselling Psychologists and psychological services. Educational and Counselling Psychology graduates are successfully serving in educational institutions, hospitals, human rights organizations and mental health clinics.

The Department has active collaboration with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Brisbane, Australia. The University of Dhaka has a signed Memorandum of Understanding with the Queensland University of Technology.

Admission & Eligibility

Application for admission in master level is usually call within November each year. Admission is subject to satisfactory performance on written and oral test. The specific eligibility criteria are-

·         Graduate with honors (4 years) in Psychology from any reputed university/college with 50% marks or (B-) grade or

·         Graduate (3 years) and Master’s in Psychology from any reputed university/college with 50% marks or (B-) grade

·         Candidates with previous counseling experience or teaching experience will get preference will get preference

Language of instruction is English; therefore, good command over English Language is mandatory