M.Phil In Clinical Psychology Program

About the Program Program-Icon

Clinical psychology as one of the core disciplines in the area of mental health/illness has grown significantly in the last two decades. Today, the clinical psychology training is being offered at more than ten recognized centers across the country with utmost efficiency. Consequently, the number of clinical psychologists available in service sectors has increased significantly. Though there is an upward trend, number of professionals currently available at various levels is no match to the number specified to face the ever growing demands in the field. In this context the ICFAI University, Tripura offers 2 year, full-time M.Phil in Clinical Psychology.


The aim of this program is to prepare the trainee to function as a qualified professional Clinical Psychologist in the areas of mental and physical health by offering Diagnostic, Therapeutic, Rehabilitative, Administrative services, and to work towards promoting the well-being and quality-of-life of individuals.


  • The program is developed as a rigorous two-year program with extensive theoretical inputs and widespread clinical experience to acquire the necessary skills in the area of Clinical Psychology.
  • On completion of the program, the trainee is expected to perform the following functions: Diagnose mental health problems.
  • Conceptualize specific adult and child mental health problems within a psychological framework, giving due consideration to psychosocial/ contextual factors, and carry out relevant treatment / management.
  • Apply psychological principles and techniques in rehabilitating persons with mental health problems and disabilities. Work with the psychosocial dimensions of physical diseases, formulate and undertake focused/targeted psychosocial interventions.
  • Work with community to promote health, quality-of-life and psycho-logical well-being. Undertake research in the areas of clinical psychology such as, mental health/illness, physical health/diseases and relevant societal issues viz. misconception, stigma, discrimination, social tension, gender construction, life style etc.
  • Undertake responsibilities connected with teaching and training in core and allied areas of Clinical Psychology. Undertake administrative and supervisory/decision-making responsibilities in mental health area. Provide expert testimony in the court of law assuming different roles.

Duration of the Course

This is a full-time clinical training program providing opportunities for appropriate practicum and apprenticeship experiences for 2 academic years, divided as Part - I and II.

Eligibility Program-Icon

Pass in MA/M.Sc. in Psychology from a University recognized by UGC with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate, preferably with special paper in Clinical Psychology. For ST/SC category, minimum of 50% marks in aggregate is required.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction will be English.

Program Pattern:

The program will be offered through semester or any other pattern as directed by RCI from time to time.

Certification as Registered Personnel:

It is mandatory for every rehabilitation professional / personnel to obtain a “Registered Personnel / Professional Certificate” from the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) to work in the field of special education in India. As continuous professional growth is necessary for the renewal of the certificate, the rehabilitation professional / personnel should undergo in-service program periodically to update their professional knowledge.

Job opportunities:

Govt. Jobs, Clinical setup, General School /Special schools /integrated \ Inclusive setup / Itinerant programers /CBSC School/ Navoday Vidyalaya etc.



Year - I

Group A

  1. Paper I : Psychosocial Foundation of Behavior and Psychopathology
  2. Paper II : Statistics and Research Methodology
  3. Paper III : Psychiatry
  4. Practical : Psychological Assessments including Viva Voce

Group B

  1. Submission: Five full-length Psychodiagnostic Records, out of which one record each should be related to, child and neuropsychological assessment. The records should include a summary of the clinical history organized under relevant headings, and a discussion on a) rationale for testing, b) areas to be investigated, c) tests administered and their rationale, d) test findings and e) impression

Year - II

Group A

  1. Paper I: Biological Foundations of Behavior
  2. Paper II: Psychotherapy and Counseling
  3. Paper III: Behavioral Medicine
  4. Practical : Psychological Therapies including Viva Voce

Group B

  1. Submission: Five fully worked-out Psychotherapy Records, out of which one should be child therapy record. The records should include a summary of the clinical history organized under relevant headings, and a discussion on a) reasons for intervention(s), b) areas to be focused including short- and long-term objectives, c) type and technique of intervention employed and rationale d) therapy processes, e) changes in therapy or objectives, if any, and the reasons for the same, f) outcome,

g) prevention strategies, f) future plans

Group C

  1. Dissertation: Under the guidance of a Clinical Psychology faculty member with Ph.D. or minimum 2-yr experience (post-qualification) in clinical teaching or clinical research. If the research work is of interdisciplinary nature requiring input/ supervision from another specialist, co-guide(s) from the related discipline may be appointed as deem necessary.

Note: The program structure may change marginally. The specific details will be given in the Student Handbook.

Admission Modalities

The Admission Modalities are with reference to the full-time B.Ed, B.Ed Spl. Ed. (ID), D.Ed.Spl Ed. (ID), B.P.Ed, M.Ed, MA (Education), M.Phil in Clinical Psychology, M.Ed.Spl Ed.(ID), D.P.Ed, PGDY, BPES, BPES (Lateral Entry) and MPES programs offered by the ICFAI University, Tripura. The medium of instruction is English.

Eligibility Criteria

    • Pass in MA / M.Sc. in Psychology from a UGC recognized University, with minimum of 55% marks (50% in case of ST/SC category) in aggregate, preferably with special paper in Clinical Psychology.
    • Final year students in respective qualifying examinations awaiting results can also apply.
    • Final year students who have not received the original certificates from the Universities/Boards by July 29, 2022 will be admitted provisionally. Their admission will be confirm subject to their passing the qualifying examination and obtaining minimum required marks mentioned above. The registration of the applicants not meeting the eligibility criteria by October 31, 2022 will be cancelled. In such cases, admission fee will be forfeited and only 50% of the semester fee will be refunded after notifying the cancellation of the seat by the University.

    The selection of applicants for all programs is on the basis of merit through application and interview. While evaluating applicants for admission, due weightage is given to academic distinction, awards in sports/cultural events, debates, quizzes and other extra cocurricular activities.

    • The applicants will have to go through a personal interview at the campus. This is to determine the applicants’ attitude and motivation to pursue the program.
    • Original certificates and Domicile certificate should be produced for verification at the time of interview. The original certificates will be returned after verification.
    • The admission decision will be communicated after the interview process. All the selected applicants will be required to pay the admission fee after selection.

    • A selection committee that includes Head of the Department of Clinical Psychology shall make admission on the basis of an entrance examination, (consisting of a written test) and interview.

    • There shall be a special provision for admission of applicants belonging to the State of Tripura in any course of ICFAI University, Tripura or in a constituent college, affiliated college, regional centre or study centre within the State of Tripura, which shall not be less than 25 (twenty-five) per cent of seats in each course/discipline subject to the applicants meeting the minimum qualifying requirements referred to above.
    • Seats remaining unfilled under special reservation may be filled up by allotting the same to applicants belonging to Open Category.

    The applicants are advised to read the guidelines carefully before completing the Application form for admission.

    Application Form

    • Please make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria before filling up the form.
    • Fill the Application Form in CAPITAL LETTERS.
    • Provide all available information under appropriate sections.
    • Make sure to sign the Application Form.
    • Retain a photocopy of the completed Application Form.
    • Students can buy the prospectus by remitting ₹ 500 through online or by cash.

    Applicants have to enclose self attested copies of the following certificates

    • Date of Birth Certificate /Class X Certificate
    • Mark sheets/Grade Sheets of all qualifying examinations
    • Non-submission of mark sheets/ grade sheets of all examinations may lead to rejection of application form.
    • Domicile Certificate
    • Any other certificates pertaining to academic and other activities

    The completed Application Form for Admissions may be submitted or sent to the University at:

    The Admissions Officer, The ICFAI University Tripura,

    University Campus, Agartala-Simna Road, P.O. Kamalghat, Mohanpur, Agartala-799 210, Tripura (West),

    Phone: 0381-2865752/62, Fax: 0381-2865754,

    Toll-free: 1 800 345 3673

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Fee Schedule

Fee comprises of Admission Fee, Program Fee, Caution Deposit (Refundable), Hostel Fee and Hostel Deposit (Refundable) as per the details mentioned below:

Admission Fee

All candidates have to pay an Admission Fee of Rs 10,000 for PGDY and Rs 20,000 for M.Phil in Clinical Psychology, MA Education, M.Ed, M.Ed Spl.Ed(ID), M.P.E.S, B.Ed, B.Ed Spl.Ed(ID), D.Ed Spl. Ed(ID), B.P.Ed, B.P.E.S, BPES(Lateral) and D.P.Ed, towards the confirmation of admission.

Program Fee:

Students should pay the fee mentioned in the table below at the beginning of each semester as per the due dates indicated in the student Handbook.

Particulars M.Phil in Clinical Psychology
Program Fee (Per Semester) (Rs.) 72,000
Total Program Fee (Rs.) 2,88,000
Domicile: Students belonging to the North-East States@;
Non-Domicile: Students from States other than North-East States.
@ (North East States: (North East States: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura

All students are required to pay a caution deposit of Rs. 10,000 along with the first semester fee. The caution deposit will be refunded without interest and after adjusting for dues, if any, to the students on completion of the program.

Transportation facility is provided from city to campus on payment basis.

Hostel facility is available within the campus. Students will be required to pay the hostel fee as mentioned in the following table:

Hostel Accommodation per semester  Rs. 15,000 per semester for 1st year. Subsequent years fee will be communicated before the commencement of the academic year.
Hostel Deposit (Refundable)  Rs. 10,000
Mess Charges Actual cost will be work out in consultation with Mess Committee.

All payments can be made by using Credit/Debit card or by Internet Banking. Students can also pay by way of Bank Demand Draft drawn on Scheduled Bank in favor of “The ICFAI University, Tripura - Fee Collection A/c” payable at Agartala, Tripura.

Admission Calendar

M.Phil In Clinical Psychology Programs
Last Date for submission of completed application forms 27 July, 2022
Last date of Admission 29 July, 2022
Registration 1- 6 August, 2022
Commencement of regular classes 8 August, 2022