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Frequently Asked Questions

To help you through the application process of BNU, we've assembled some of the more commonly asked questions here. The questions have been categorized into general admissions related queries and school specific queries. If your question isn't listed here, you are welcome to contact the Admission Office at info@bnu.edu.pk. You can also contact our Admission Office at following number:

  • 042-38100156 (Ext. 777, 488, and 493)

  • *Our timings are 10 am to 4 pm (Monday to Friday).

Admissions at BNU

  • When are admissions open at BNU?

    Fall admissions are open in the month of July. Spring admissions open in December and admissions for summer courses are open in June every year.

  • Does BNU offer admissions on a rolling basis?

    Yes, we take rolling admissions in special cases and make a special section for students of rolling admissions.

  • I am currently attending another college/university and want to transfer to BNU. What is the process for that?

    You have to submit your transfer application along with your existing transcript and other relevant documents. After evaluating your application, the admissions office will intimate you about the credits being accepted or not.

  • Does BNU offer any scholarships or financial aid?

    Yes, we offer both merit and need-based scholarships to the deserving students.

  • I am interested in pursuing Business Administration; do you offer any degree related to Business?

    Yes, we are offering BBA (Hons) with specialization in two distinct areas: IT and Banking & Finance. For more details, click here.

  • Can I apply to more than one program at BNU? If yes, do I need to submit separate applications?

    Yes, you can apply for more than one programs and for that you need to submit a separate application for each program. After your selection, you can choose which program you want to get enrolled in.

  • I have done FA as a private candidate. Will my application be considered differently than regular candidates?

    Your application will not be evaluated differently. BNU is an equal opportunity institute and we welcome both private and regular candidates who meet our merit.

  • What standardized tests should I require in order to apply to BNU?

    For admission in MS, M. Phil and PhD programs, you need to take GAT/GRE. However, for all other programs, admission tests are organized by the respective departments of BNU.


Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD)

  • What is the marking criteria for the admission test?

    The applicants will be marked on the basis of their Booklet, Drawing test, 3D construction test and Interview. The marking panel will first see a student's observation skills, his/her aptitude towards art and design education, and his/her interest/know-how about the discipline applied for. The marking panel will also examine student's behavior with materials and concept of space. In the interview, the applicants will be judged on their confidence, eloquence or any talent that they want to share.

  • How do I select major/post-Foundation studies? Can I change my decision afterwards?

    Yes, students can change their major after foundation year but it is advisable to select a major at the time of the admission test. A panel will sit to review the student’s aptitude for a particular discipline. Entire year’s Portfolio will be seen to come to a decision. Interview/discussion will follow to guide what is best-suited area/major for the student.

  • What is the difference between courses of Textile department and Fashion department?

    Textile design courses focus more on fabric development, such as weaving on loom/off loom, screen printing, tie and dye etc. Designing for the industry e.g. Lawn prints and interior fabrics. In addition, textile courses also allow students to focus on craft revival projects and students are given the liberty to work as fibre artists. On the other hand, Fashion courses focus more on the fashion market. Students are taught to make patterns, cuts, and sew and finish a garment to eventually develop a fashion collection.

  • What makes BNU different from other art universities?

    BNU offers a platform where students’ strengths are nurtured. BNU gives the students an opportunity to discover their inner potentials. It is an institution where dreams can be pursued and ideas can be transformed. BNU does not dictate but brings out the best in each and every individual to pursue a creative career.

  • Is the decision of need-based scholarship independent from merit based scholarship? Can a student apply for both?

    Yes, a student can only apply for both need-based and merit-based scholarship at the time of admission. For further information, visit Fee and Scholarship section on the website.

  • I won’t be in Pakistan/Lahore at the time of test/interview. Can I appear in the test/interview later on?

    There will be a second round of admission test scheduled towards the end of August for those applicants whose results are pending. If a student is out of country, he/she can sit for the test in the second round of admissions.


Razia Hassan School of Architecture (RHSA)

  • What are the essential requirements for getting into B.Arch Program at Razia Hassan School of Architecture, BNU, Lahore?

    1.1 All the academic requirements and pre-requisites as stated in the BNU Prospectus or on BNU website:

    • FA/FSc with at least 2nd Division (min 495 marks) or O Levels in at least 8 subjects and 3 A levels. Advanced subsidiaries ( AS) will not be considered.
    • High School Diploma or International Baccalaureate (IB) result with at least 2.5 CGPA and Equivalence Certificate from IBCC
    • Matriculation ( O Level) and Intermediate ( A Level) equivalence of marks and letter grades is Grades in given in BNU Prospectus 2015

      • 1.2 A strong desire to pursue architectural studies based on a clear sense of purpose
        1.3 Academically established ability to apply oneself, to do hard work, to sustain commitment to achieving targets and goals to the level of excellence
        1.4 Having realistic attitudes towards the affordability of education at a private sector university like BNU

         

  • Are there any cut off points for marks in FA/FSc or O/A Levels?

    No, there is no pre-set cut off point other than the minimum requirements for being considered as a candidate eligible to apply (as mentioned above).

  • What is the nature of the Admission Test we will be given?

    Through our specially designed multiple choice questions (MCQ’s) we aim to gauge:

    • Your awareness of the world you live in, and your position about the issues that we face from global to national to local levels.
    • Your understanding of the scope of architecture especially its professional, socio-cultural and economic challenges and potentials.
    • The breadth and depth of your knowledge about history in general and history of architecture in particular
    • The role of mathematics, geometry, physical sciences, life and environmental sciences, social sciences, technology in its myriad manifestations, literature, arts, film, philosophy, and comparative religious studies….as catalysts for architecture
    • The extent to which architecture can or should be influenced by politics, economics, bye-laws, trends and fashions, and the rights of clients/patrons’ wishes against the professional judgment of the architect
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  • What kind of Portfolio is required?

    As a matter of policy we do not require a portfolio. However, if you do wish to bring some visual (including audio-visual) evidence of your commitment to the study of architecture at Razia Hassan School of Architecture, as long as it does not require any equipment set-up during interview, the Interview Committee may consider it as additional factor in their recommendations.

  • What kind previous and demonstrable skills are required in a candidate?

    Beyond the acceptance of academic eligibility and passing the examination we depend on individual interview by a faculty committee. Through interview we try to gauge the candidate’s observation, recall and expressive skills. We pay special attention to the acuity in recalling the significant dimensions of a personal experience, constructing an engaging narrative and communicating it with clarity and imaginative extensions through word pictures. For example, how would a poet, a journalist or an architect recall a road side accident in their respective frames of thought and emotion? Special attention is paid to how attentively the candidate listens to the questions posed during the interview, and how intelligently, honestly and convincingly does he/she construct the answers.

  • Is a letter of Letter of Reference required from the previous head of the school/institution?

    A letter of reference is not required but if the candidate brings such a letter, the Interview Committee will read it in the light of Entrance Examination results, the interview performance, and the professional/academic credibility of the Referee.

  • Is the decision of need based scholarship independent from merit based scholarship? Can one get both?

    Yes, a student can only apply for both need-based and merit-based scholarship at the time of admission. For further information, visit Fee and Scholarship section on the website.

  • I won’t be in Pakistan/Lahore on the test/interview dates. Can i give the test/interview later?

    There will be a 2nd round of admission test scheduled towards end of August for those applicants whose results are pending. If a student is out of the country he/she can sit for the test in round 2.

  • What makes RHSA-BNU different from other Architecture Programs?

    Please read the Mission Statement of RHSA/ Dean’s Message on BNU website


School of Media and Mass Communication (SMC) - Department of Journalism

  • Are your degrees recognized by HEC and other foreign universities?

    Our degrees are recognized by HEC and foreign universities.

  • How many Major courses will be offered in BA (Hons.) in Social Sciences with Major in Media Studies?

    Major courses will be offered as per the rules of HEC (82 Credits for now).

  • Will there be any elective courses offered in the BA ( Hons) in Social Sciences with Major in Media Studies?

    Yes, electives from TFT and Social Sciences will be offered to the students of BA(Hons) in Social Sciences with Major in Media Studies.

  • Which degree is required for admission in MS and M.Phil?

    Degrees from the relevant disciplines of Social Sciences will be accepted; however, preference shall be given to the degrees holders in Media and Mass Communication.

  • Is thesis compulsory for students?

    Thesis is compulsory for MS and M.Phil and optional for BA (Hons.) and MA Mass Communication.

  • Is GAT compulsory for MS and M.Phil?

    GAT is compulsory for MS and M.Phil programs and minimum requirement of marks is 60.

  • Can I switch to Media Studies after doing F.Sc (Pre Medical+ Engineering)?

    Yes, students with Medical & Engineering background can apply for BA (Hons.) in Social Sciences with Major in Media Studies.

  • Are your students working in professional organizations?

    Many former students are employed in print, electronic, public relations, advertising, new media, film and research-related organizations. This field is very dynamic, hence offering diverse range of opportunities.

  • Is there any collaboration with media organizations?

    Yes, students are given opportunities to work in media and other relevant organizations.

  • After completing degree from BNU, do students get foreign scholarships?

    Students get national and foreign scholarships, including Fulbright, Chevening, Eramus & other scholarships .

  • Do you offer hands-on training?

    Yes, many course are based on hands-on training including TV Production, Film Making, Radio and Gazette Production.

  • What are the career paths of this field?

    After completing your degree in Media Studies you can work in print, electronic and online media. You can also be a part of any advertising or public relations company.

  • Is Journalism different from Media Studies?

    No, Journalism is not different from Media Studies. Media Studies is a broader degree which covers all areas of Journalism like reporting, editing, feature writing, copy writing, news writing, pre & post TV production, development Journalism and magazine production.


School of Media and Mass Communication (SMC) - Department of Theatre, Film & Television

  • What are the objectives of the TFT programs?

    The Theater, Film, and Television Department aims at producing outstanding humanistic storytellers, industry leaders and scholars who can inspire change for a better world.

  • Are your degrees recognized by HEC?

    Yes, our degrees are recognized by HEC and International Universities.

  • Why should I attend TFT program?

    The BA (Hons.) in Social Sciences with Major in TFT is an unparalleled program where you can have electives from Media Studies and Social Sciences to help you broaden your horizons.

  • What are Major courses in the TFT?

    Major courses are as required by the HEC.

  • I have no TV, Film or Theatre experience. Is this degree program for me?

    Yes, the program is designed to introduce individuals with little or no film-making experience to the medium.

  • How hands-on is the training at TFT?

    All classes at TFT are designed to be of immediate and practical use. Students shoot in camera with lighting. The production, acting and screenwriting classes are practical based.

  • Do students edit their projects on digital editing systems?

    Students learn and edit on Windows Adobe Creative Suite and Apple Final Cut Pro workstations.

  • How much access will I have to equipment?

    TFT maintains the best ratio of equipment to students. They have access to the equipment. The editing lab is open during the working hours.

  • Do I own the creative work I make at the TFT (films, dramas, scripts, animation etc)?

    Students are the sole owners of all the projects they create during their studies at TFT. However, TFT reserves the right to use copies of student work for promotional purposes.

  • What is the average class day like?

    Students should expect to be busy five days a week in class. Classes are not limited to 9:30 am and 5:00 pm. Hours spent outside of the classroom may include pre-production and production tasks.

  • Is there any scope of Theatre in Pakistan?

    Theatre is the oldest performing art form and is the backbone of all other performing arts. In recent years, theatre activity has strengthened in three directions, namely the popular theatre of the masses, theatre of social relevance, and the elitist theatre which is mostly in the English language. Hence theatre has scope in Pakistan.

  • Can I get a job in the fields of Film, TV and Theatre?

    Yes, and many do very well. Some of our students have started their own businesses and others work for established companies.

  • Are there opportunities for internships?

    Yes, we have a very active cooperative education program where you can receive credit by working in the industry.


School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS) - Department of Liberal Studies

  • What will I do after pursuing a BA (Hons.) in Liberal Studies degree?

    A fairly large number of career paths will immediately open up for you after pursing this degree. Our graduates normally tend to enter professions in the realm of civil services, marketing, advertising, human resource management, journalism, film-making, and entertainment media. This degree will also offer you an excellent first-degree option that will enable you to find your moorings in higher-level education in the domains of law, journalism, sociology, comparative literature, economics or business studies. It has been internationally ascertained through credible research that after having done their first degrees in liberal studies, students tend to become far more productive, creative and socially responsible in their chosen fields of further education as well as professional endeavors. A broader vision enables you to scale greater heights.

  • To what extent is this degree different from the social sciences or humanities degrees offered by other institutions?

    This degree offers by far the single most grounded and comprehensive liberal arts education in Pakistan. It is a pioneering initiative that is unparalleled in both scope and depth.

  • What is this degree all about? And what shall we study in this academic program?

    This academic program is fundamentally anchored in the broad principles of liberal education that seeks to foster a cohesive world-view through multi-disciplinary education, enabling students to critically understand a large number of questions that define, shape or afflict contemporary sociology, culture, economy and politics. There are five broad-based characteristics of the BNU Liberal Studies degree offered by the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

    • It is a fundamentally multi-disciplinary agenda and students are required to establish academic grounding in the basic debates and issues that define the disciplines of Sociology/Anthropology, History, Philosophy, Political Studies, Cultural Studies and Literature. After two years of basic education, students are encouraged to begin to narrow down their focus in the subjects of their interest and choice. You can in the third and fourth year choose to major in any of the above mentioned disciplines. You can also major in one discipline and minor in another. For instance, you can choose to major in Political Studies with a minor in Sociology. Similarly, you can choose to major in Literature with a minor in History or any other combination that you find interesting in your academic endeavors. We trust our students and expect them to make rational and responsible decisions.
    • This degree will enable you to inculcate the habit and discipline of critical thought and you will learn to think outside the box, thereby learning to challenge a large number of ideas, prejudices, inclinations and attitudes that characterize social, cultural and political fictions or untruths of the time we live in. We proactively encourage our students to adopt an unconventional and radical stance, in order to be able to think anew and to act anew.
    • We do not believe in blind mimicry or uncritical imitation. While we have a tremendous regard for knowledge that is produced and distributed globally, we are at the same time exceptionally mindful of the need to recover and reclaim our own local knowledge produced in the Indian subcontinent as well as in the broader Muslim world. In other words, we strive to offer courses that seek to synthesize the local and the global by initiating a productive dialogue between modern knowledge and traditional sensibilities.
    • We make a concerted attempt to bridge the domain of abstract ideas and the world of concrete and material world of social and political conflicts. For instance, while grappling with the abstract thought of Nietzsche, Marx or Weber, you will also be carrying out anthropological/sociological research in the walled city of Lahore. While learning to read the poetry of Baudelaire, Rilke and Bulleh Shah, you will also be engaged in writing a paper on the impact of colonialism on Indian institutions or political and economic crises in the urban slums of Lahore and Karachi.
    • Since we strongly believe in the significance of broad-based multi-disciplinary education, we encourage our students to pursue elective courses that are offered by other BNU schools. This provision enables them to enhance their skills. For instance, you can also take courses in journalism/media studies, film/television studies, visual communication, design studies and psychology.

Economics - Seeta Majeed School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS)

  • What is offered in the Economics program?

    BSc (Hons.) in Social Sciences with major in Economics provides thorough training in Social Sciences with focus on Economics. The detailed structure of the program, list of courses etc. are available here.

  • Who can apply for this program?

    Students with A-levels background with minimum ‘C’ grade in three subjects can apply. Students with Intermediate (FA/F.Sc./ICS/ICom.) background with minimum 45 percent score can apply.

  • What is the scope of the program?

    The program has a wide scope and equips students to be hired by public and private institutions alike including State Bank of Pakistan, Ministry of Finance, Pakistan Planning Commission, various development institutes, international donor agencies, public policy institutes, sector think tanks, research institutes, financial institutions, economic and financial journals etc. In addition, the students with majors in Economics can easily pursue higher degrees in Economics, Finance, Public Policy, Business Administration, Economic Sociology, Quantitative Economics, and Islamic Finance in universities around the world.

  • What is the study mode of the program?

    BSc (Hons.) in Social Science with Major in Economics is a full-time program and students are expected to complete the program in 4 years (8 semesters).

  • Are any classes held at City Campus?

    No, all the classes are held at Tarogil Campus.

  • Is the option of weekend classes also available?

    No, there is no option of pursuing this degree through weekend classes.

  • Are evening classes also offered for this program?

    No, there is no option of evening classes.

  • Can I complete the program on a part-time basis?

    No, there is no option for completing the program on a part-time basis. However, a student can opt to freeze a semester if s/he is too busy to attend classes in a semester.

  • Will there be any accommodation arrangement for offered applicants?

    Accommodation is available in the University hostel on a first-come first-serve basis. Successful candidates offered admission to the program can apply for hostel accommodation for which a decision will be made later. Your admission offer does not entitle you to avail hostel facility.


School of Computer and IT (SCIT)

  • What is the admission Criteria for BSc (Hons) programs of SCIT?

    Applicant should have at least 50% marks in Intermediate, A Level or an Equivalent Examination. For Software Engineering program applicants must have passed Mathematics or Computer Science at Intermediate level.

  • How is Equivalence determined for applicants having A Levels?

    A-level applicants have to provide Equivalence Certificate from Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC).

  • What is weight age of Intermediate marks and Admission Test?

    Admission Test is a qualifier. Only those who pass the Admission Test are further considered on the basis of their Intermediate/ A level results and Interview marks.

  • What is the pattern of SCIT Admission Test?

    It has three sections: IQ/General Knowledge, Maths and English. The Test is objective type requiring short answers. There are only a few multiple choice answers. Sample of Admission Test is available here.

  • What happens if an applicant passes the Admission Test, but does not have the required result in Intermediate/A levels?

    The student is asked to discontinue his/her studies and improve his/her Intermediate/A level marks. After these marks are improved, the student is allowed to re-join the program.

  • Is Transfer of Credits from other institutions allowed?

    Yes, with the provision that matching courses with a 'C' and above grades are allowed for credit transfer. Further, the applicant's previous program must have accreditation from HEC.

  • What is scope of Software Engineering program?

    It leads to good career prospects in the software industry. There is continuing demand for developers in the industry, especially in field of outsourced applications.

  • Is Software Engineering program accredited by NCEAC?

    Yes, it has been accredited by HEC as well as NCEAC.

  • How is Software Engineering different from Computer Science?

    The fundamentals of both disciplines are the same. However, Software Engineering is concentrated on developing software applications while computer science covers the theory of all areas of computing.

  • Are credits of SCIT programs accepted by foreign universities?

    As the programs of SCIT are accredited by HEC, these programs are automatically recognized by foreign universities. However, the decision to transfer credits in Bachelor program or grant admission to Master program is taken by foreign universities on case-to-case basis.

  • What are the criteria for award of degree?

    Students must complete prescribed credits hours of the program with a CGPA of 2.00 or higher.

  • What are the passing marks in a course?

    The passing points are 1.00 which translates to 50 percent aggregate marks. This is calculated based on semester work and final examination.

  • What happens if a student fails a course?

    The student has to repeat the course when it is offered the next time.

  • Are there any academic warnings? What is the consequence of a warning?

    A student is placed on Warning Status if his/her CPGA falls below 2.00. The first time this happens the student is issued First Warning. If it happens again in consecutive semester, student is issued 2nd Warning. In the first year, the student’s admission is closed after award of 2nd Warning. In subsequent years, termination is issued on 3rd consecutive warning.

  • Can a terminated student rejoin SCIT or any other School of BNU?

    The terminated student is not allowed to rejoin SCIT. However, he/she may be admitted to any other School of BNU subject to fulfilling the Admission requirements of that School.


School of Education (SE)

  • Are your degrees recognized by HEC and foreign universities?

    Yes, our degree programs are fully recognized by HEC and foreign universities.

  • Are your professional degrees recognized by NACTE (National Accreditation Council for Teacher Education)?

    Yes, the degrees of M.Phil in Educational Leadership and Management (ELM) and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) which are professional degrees, are accredited by NACTE.

  • Which degree is required for admission in M.Phil?

    16 years of education are required for admission in M. Phil which means that candidates having 4-year B.A/BSc degree or two-year M.A/MSc after 2-year B.A/BSc degree are eligible for M. Phil.

  • Is GAT compulsory for M. Phil?

    Yes, GAT is compulsory. However, you may take the examination after taking admission in our M. Phil program.

  • Is the tuition fee at School of Education half of what other students pay in BNU?

    Yes. A scholarship of 50 percent is offered to all students of SE in tuition fee only.

  • How many credit hours does one require to complete an M. Phil degree?

    Thirty-three credit hours are required for the completion of M. Phil degree.

  • Is a research thesis compulsory for students?

    Yes. A research thesis is compulsory.

  • I have no experience of teaching. Is this TESL degree program suitable for me?

    Yes. A TESL degree enables one to teach, do research and offer expert advice to NGO’s, think tanks etc.

  • What kinds of employment opportunities are available after completing degree in Linguistics?

    Graduates of our Linguistics program can grab a job in academia (universities/colleges/schools), language survey institutions, language development programs, NGO’s, think tanks and colleges.

  • Is it possible to study in the evening as I work in the morning?

    Yes. All our programs at School of Education are evening programs.

  • Are your students working in professional organizations?

    Yes. They are working in academic, research, NGO’s, administrative and other institutions.

  • After completing their degrees from SE, do students get foreign scholarships?

    Yes. They stand good chances of getting the Fulbright, Commonwealth, Erasmus, Overseas Development Institute and other scholarships.


Institute of Psychology (IP)

  • What will I learn at Graduate level?

    Psychology is a broad discipline spanning the science of the mind, brain and behavior, and is intricately linked to other social sciences including sociology and anthropology, as well as the natural and physical sciences. Individuals interested in answering questions about the brain and behavior pursue graduate study in psychology to engage in research that advances the discipline. During graduate school these individuals will learn core scientific principles of psychology, often including statistics and experimental procedures. This training often results in a research doctorate (PhD) or a master’s (MS) degree. Some individuals with MS degrees work as professionals like Clinical Psychologist, Counselors or organizational Psychologist. These individuals usually continue a career in academic or basic research, often as a professor at a college or university (usually with a PhD).

  • What kind of employment opportunities are available after completing degree in Psychology?

    Graduate study in psychology prepares individuals for many career paths. Many individuals pursue graduate study in order to provide psychological services to patients and clients. These individuals often find employment as business and human resource consultants or as licensed therapists. Individuals who wish to work as therapists must complete their MS in Clinical Psychology.

  • What are the Career Paths for students of IP?

    The Institute of Psychology takes pride in the strong vocational links it has established with hospitals, schools, business, industry and other professions. These partnerships help students understand and experience the realities of the modern working world, combining both theory and hands on training. This close relationship with hospitals, schools, business and the professions is reinforced through applied research and consultancy, which many of our faculty undertakes. Thus bringing together the latest developments in academic disciplines with contemporary problems and issues arising from practice. After post-graduation, students can work in almost all related areas: hospitals, private clinics, educational institutions, armed forces (educational and medical core) , counseling and guidance centers, selection boards, research organizations, civil services, business enterprises, advertising and marketing agencies, industries, social welfare agencies, reformatories, NGOs and institutions for individuals with special needs.

  • Should I apply for BS (Hons) or M.Sc.?

    B.Sc. Hons. is a 4 years degree program which involves learning in core areas of psychology. To be eligible for admission to the undergraduate programs, a candidate must have an intermediate certificate [FA/F.Sc.] from a recognized institute of higher education in Pakistan with a minimum placement in the 2nd division [50% marks] or three A-Levels with an average grade of C from either a foreign or local recognized education system. A written English test followed by an interview will be taken in case of short listed candidates. Whereas MSc is a 2 years degree program comprising of 4 semester and it is intended for these students who have completed their 2 years Bachelor with psychology as major subjects. To be eligible for admission to the M.Sc. in School Psychology, a candidate must have good academic record with minimum 2nd division in B.A / B.Sc. in Psychology or Applied Psychology from a well-established and respectable university. A written English test followed by an interview will be taken in case of short listed candidates.

  • Should I apply for MS or M.Phil program in Psychology?

    Both program require a B.Sc. (Hons.) 4 year degree in psychology or MA/M.Sc. (2 year degree). The MS program provides intensive professional training to facilitate students to become good clinical professionals. Whereas M.Phil. program provides intensive research training to facilitate student in applied areas of research. After completing M.Phil., students can join different fields of psychology.

  • I have not studied psychology at A level/Intermediate level, can I still apply for undergraduate program in Psychology?

    Yes, you can apply for undergraduate program and you will have to pass a written test to qualify for program.

  • Would I practice as a Psychologist or a Psychiatrist after completing the degree at Institute of Psychology?

    After the degree programs at Institute of Psychology, you will be called a psychologist. The two professions and the services provided by each profession differ in terms of content and scope. Psychologists usually have a graduate or doctoral degree in Psychology while psychiatrists are physicians with a degree in medicine such as MBBS who have specialized in the field of Psychiatry. Psychologists deal with the way the mind works and can specialize in a number of areas, such as mental health and educational and occupational psychology while psychiatrists only deal with mental disorders and their diagnosis, management and prevention.