St. Xavier's College

Re-accredited by NAAC (4th cycle) with A grade and CGPA 3.12 
Awarded the status of 'College with Potential for Excellence' by UGC
Awarded the DBT Star College Scheme
India Today Rankings (2022) : B.Sc.-88, B.C.A.-96, B.Com.-112, B.A.-119, B.B.A.-176

M.A. - St. Xavier's College

The Abbé Faria Post Graduate Department of Psychology

The Abbé Faria Post Graduate Department of Psychology, was established in 2001 with a vision of promoting an understanding of psychology, and since then, it has been enthusiastically involved in creating efficient individuals in society who are competent to help people, thus, ushering in a new society. The department is affiliated to the Goa University.

In 2006, the department was named after Abbé José Custódio de Faria, (30 May 1746 -20 September 1819), a Goan Catholic priest, who was one of the pioneers of the scientific study of hypnotism, and who is also adjudged to be the Father of Hypnotism.

The Department has a wide collection of books, journals and psychological tests of international as well as national publications. Annually, the department purchases newer editions of books and testing instruments along with renewed journal subscriptions. Besides having a well furnished laboratory to ensure smooth conduct of its practicum classes, all the M.A class rooms have LCD projectors to facilitate in teaching-learning. The department also provides computer and internet facility to its students.

The M.A. Programme in Psychology offers two categories of courses: Core and optional. The M.A. Programme has three specializations:
        i) Clinical Psychology
       ii) Counselling Psychology
      iii) Human Resourse Management

Psychology in India is gaining importance, and its demand is on the rise. After post graduation, students get an opportunity to work in different areas as Counsellors, Clinical Psychologists, Organizational Psychologists,etc. Besides this, students may also pursue a Ph.D if they have a passion for research.



  Dr. Vijay Viegas (Course Co-ordinator)
  Assistant Professor

  Dr. Kshipra Vora
  Assistant Professor

  Ms. Andrea D’souza
  Assistant Professor


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