National Institute of Psychology offers a four years BS in Psychology. The BS degree program focuses on the holistic development of learners and endorses a well-rounded curriculum. National institute of Psychology is considered among the top institutes for its BS degree program in Psychology. Following are the details of the undergraduate degree program offered at NIP.
- The admissions to BS 4-years programme are invited from all over Pakistan and are made on the basis of regional quota (Regular) and on Self-Finance as well. The admissions are announced once a year (normally in Fall Semester).
- The maximum age limit for admission to the BS programme is 22 years. Any one beyond the age of 22 years shall not be admitted unless the relaxation is granted by the Vice-Chancellor under special circumstances on the recommendation of the Chairperson/ Director of Department/ School/ Institute/ Centre concerned.
- The requirements for admission into the program include:
- An individual holding a Higher Secondary School Certificate from a Pakistani Board or an equivalent certificate from any other recognized institution, with at least a second division or its equivalent grade is eligible for admission to the Bachelor’s programme of study
- Intermediate or equivalent (12 years) qualification with minimum (50 %) marks
- In case of O level, A Level, American High School Diploma or any other equivalent foreign qualification (50%) marks or grades etc.
- Any other requirement as specified by the HEC/ UMT/ ICP or regulatory body
- For a lateral entry, the candidate should have already completed at least 50% of the credit hours.
- The merit shall be calculated as per criteria mentioned here under:
FSc (Pre-Medical) / Equivalent 70%
Merit = MOM/TM x 30 + (MOF)/(TM) x70
MOM Marks obtained in Matric or equivalent
MOF Marks obtained in FSc or equivalent
TM Total Marks in the relevant Examination
The Undergraduate or BS program in Psychology offered by National Institute of Psychology can be accessed through two routes. One is the simple route and other is through lateral entry. At present no entry test is admissible to take admission in the program; however in future the Institute may initiate an entrance test to get enrolled in the program check current information from the institute. The process for admission is:
- To apply for the bachelor admission, the aspirants are needed to collect the admission forms from the admission offices of Quaid-i-Azam University.
- Submit the duly filled admission forms along with the required documents at the same place from where they collect the admission forms within the given date.
- After the completion of all formalities and given deadline the Institute will display a merit list for the selected students. The institutes normally display three merit lists with the gap of few days.
- Then, the selected students are required to submit their fee as soon as possible.
The University admits academically sound individuals on the basis of merit determined by the pre-university academic record. Being a federal institution it provides admission to all regions of the country as per approved quota and also welcomes admission to foreign students.
Admissions are made in December/January and July/August every year on regional quota basis as well as on self-finance education scheme basis. Bachelor’s programmes are announced once a year whereas admissions to PhD, MPhil and Master’s programmes are announced every semester coupled with Computer/IT short certificates/diploma courses.
|Punjab including Federal Area of Islamabad||50%|
|Sindh including Karachi (Rural 60% and Urban 40% of 19%)||19%|
|Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa||11.50%|
|Gilgit Baltistan / Federally Administered Tribal Areas||4%|
LAYOUT OF COURSES
In BS Psychology (4 years), student is required to study 137 credit hours in total that will be spread over the period of 8 semesters (4 years). Students who have passed HSCC (or equivalent IBCC) with minimum 50% score are eligible to apply for this program. Compulsory and General Courses will be offered in first four semesters only, while any course under domain of Discipline Specific Foundation, Major, and Elective can be offered in any semester depending upon availability of respective faculty. Minimum 14-18 credit hours will be taught in a semester.
|Course Type||Number||Credit Hours||Semester||Status|
|General||7||21||1-4||To be offered out of the list|
|Discipline Specific Foundation||12||31||All||Mandatory|
|Core Compulsory (Major)||13||43||All||Mandatory|
|Elective||4||12||6-8||To be offered out of the list|
Semester-Wise Split-Up of Courses Offered at NIP
|Semester||Name of Course||Credit Hours|
|EN-101||English I: Reading and Writing Skills||3|
|General Education Course-I||3|
|General Education Course-II||3|
|PY-301||Introduction to Psychology (F)||3|
|EN-102||English II: Composition Writing||3|
|1S-100||Islamic Studies / PY 105 Ethics||3|
|PY-108||Introduction to Computers||3|
|PY-110||Introduction to Statistics||3|
|PY-303||Applied Areas of Psychology (F))||2|
|PY-302||Practical/Lab Experiments in Psychology (F)||1|
|General Education Course-III||3|
|EN-201||English III: Communication and Presentation Skills||3|
|PY-412||Cognitive Psychology (Maj)||3|
|General Education Course-IV||3|
|General Education Course -V||3|
|PY-413||Environmental Psychology (Maj)||3|
|PY-109||Language (any UN language)||3|
|General Education Course -VI||3|
|General Education Course -VII||3|
|PY-410||Cross Cultural Psychology (Maj)||3|
|PY-311||Ethical Issues in Psychology (F)||3|
|PY-407||Gender Issues in Psychology (Maj)||3|
|PY-304||Schools and Perspectives in Psychology(F)||2|
|PY-406||Developmental Psychology (Maj)||3|
|PY-310||Psychological Assessment (F)||3|
|//||Psychological Assessment Practical (F)||1|
|PY-401||Research Methods – I (Maj)||3|
|PY-404||Statistics in Psychology (Maj)||3|
|PY-402||Research Methods-II (Maj)||3|
|PY-403||Group Research (Maj)||1|
|PY-305||Theories of Personality (F)||2|
|PY-309||Biological Basis of Behavior (F)||3|
|PY-405||Data Analysis Through Software (Maj)||3|
|PY-307||Social Psychology (F)||3|
|PY-411||Health Psychology (Maj)||3|
|PY-306||Experimental Psychology (F)||3|
|PY-313||Lab Experiments (F)||2|
|PY-408||Positive Psychology (Maj)||3|
|PY-312||Active Citizenship/Voluntary work/ Community work (F),||Mandatory|
|PY – 499||*Research Thesis (Maj)||6*|
|PY-409||Peace Psychology (Maj)||3|
|PY-466||Elective-IV (Practicum / Case Reports/Internship)||3|
|PY-499||Research Thesis (Maj)||6|
- Semester 7 equals to more than 14 credit hours for having one mandatory non-credit course.
- *Research Thesis supervision will be allocated to students in Semester 7 and will be carried over to 8th semester. However, it will be registered in 8th semester. It will involve viva-voce examination fully evaluated by external examiner as per Quaid-i-Azam University’s policy.
Promotion and Probation
- In first semester, if student has CGPA less than 1.0, he/she will be dropped from University roll. Otherwise, having CGPA 2.0 is must to take BS degree. If a student has CGPA less than 2.0, he/she will be placed in Probation period. A student can avail maximum 3 probations. A student failing to achieve CGPA 2.0 on fourth probation, shall cease to be the student of the University. However, such a student can apply for BA Degree (2 years) if eligible as per rules.
- It is a 4-year degree program to be completed in 8 semesters. In case, a student fails some courses he/she can avail Max 12 semesters (6 years) to pass courses to get BS-Psychology degree.
Freezing of a Semester
- In case, student fails to register within 45 days of semester commencement, he/she can get only two frozen semesters. Total time period of BS would include frozen semester.
Award of Degree
- If a student does not want to continue his/her studies in BS-Psychology Program because of some unavoidable circumstances, he/she can seek option to obtain BA Pass degree only after successful completion of 62 credit hours course work.
Re-entry in BS-Psychology (4 years)
- Students who have obtained BA degree with minimum CGPA 2.0 can join BS-Psychology (4 years) in fifth semester if he/she meets eligibility criteria as defined by the university.