B.Sc. Psychology


B.Sc. Psychology is an undergraduate degree programme designed to expose students to advanced concepts, developments, and techniques in the realm of psychology. The program’s curriculum has more of application-oriented learning, learner centric pedagogy, research driven curriculum which mainly focus on the mastery of basic principles, advanced concepts, developments, and techniques in the domain of psychology.

The curriculum is outcome based and it imbibes required theoretical concepts and practical skills in the domain. By undergoing this programme, students develop application-oriented learning skills, critical, analytical thinking, and problem-solving abilities for a smooth transition from academic to real-life work environment.

Students are trained in communication skills and interdisciplinary topics to enhance their scope. In addition, the students also can enrol into one-year Ramaiah Advanced Post Graduate Diploma which will give them a leading edged and make the students more versatile, generating wide range of opportunities including registering for master’s and Ph.D. programme in a chosen subject area, if one wishes to be considering teaching in a university.

Features like advanced teaching and learning resources, applied learning, research-based teaching, and experience of the faculty members with their strong connections with industry and business organizations makes this programme unique. 


  • The programme goal is to produce graduates with application-oriented learners, critical, analytical, and problem-solving skills, and ability to think independently, to pursue a career in psychology 
  • To impart knowledge, understanding and cognitive abilities in psychology, research, practice, and interdisciplinary courses 
  • To develop competencies and practical skills required for effective problem solving and right decision making in different activities relevant to psychology and behavioural sciences
  • The programme also embeds courses to train students on personal development and interactive skills with a feel for society



    Six foundational courses are offered as part of the programme to provide interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives for the students


    Core courses are offered as part of the programme to impart contemporary trends, theoretical understanding in the domain of psychology.


    General electives are courses chosen generally from an unrelated discipline/​subject, with an intention to provide exposure to contemporary developments and learnings across other disciplines. 


    Courses related to the discipline of psychology that are interdisciplinary in nature are offered


    SEC courses are value-based and skill-based that aims at providing hands-on-training, and competencies. These courses may be chosen from a pool of courses designed to provide value-based and/​or skill-based knowledge.


    AECC are the courses based upon the content that leads to Knowledge enhancement (Environmental Science and English/​MIL Communication.). These courses are mandatory for all disciplines.


    Individual students are expected on project dissertations during the Sixth semester of the program. Students are expected to undertake thesis work in a chosen relevant topic. The topic needs to be approved by a committee constituted by a HOD. The project dissertation carries a specified number of credits and expected hours of works across the semester. Later, students need to convert their thesis into a technical paper and publication to publish in reputed conferences or journals.

  • The campus is in the neighbourhood of premier institutions like ISRO, IISc, RRI, CIPR, NIAS and so on, which provides students with ample opportunities to engage in academic and non-academic programs of these institutions
  • Hostel accommodations for students at a reasonable price
  • Enriched academic eco-system provides inter-disciplinary perspectives and opportunities to engage for students of social sciences
  • Highly ranked for its innovation by QS IGUAGE, NIRF & KSURF
  • The campus is in the neighbourhood of premier institutions like ISRO, IISc, RRI, CIPR, NIAS and so on, which provides students with ample opportunities to engage in academic and non-academic programs of these institutions
  • Collaborations with foreign universities for exchange programs (University of Illinois System, USA, International Medical School)
  • The campus is located in the heart of the city (it is a boon to students keen on attending seminars, conferences, and cultural events in Bengaluru)

  • Our emphasis on applied brilliance translates into a campus that is buzzing with activity, whether in the form of guest lectures, seminars, workshops and industry events or student-organised activities and competitions.
  • With 9 faculties from different areas of study, multidisciplinary thinking is a way of life at RUAS.
  • From a host of eateries and cafes to convenience stores and coffee vending machines, our campus has been designed and developed to ensure that the needs of every student are met.
  • With access to RUAS’s numerous facilities, students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular sports and cultural events.
  • The University offers a range of on-campus accommodation options. Third-party, off-campus hostels are also available.


Study Domains

  • FC

    Foundation Courses

  • CC

    Core Courses

  • GE

    General Electives

  • DSE

    Discipline Specific Electives

  • SEC

    Skill Enhancement Courses

  • AECC

    Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses


Members of the Board of Studies (External)

  1. Dr Lilavati Krishnan, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  2. Dr Swaha Bhattacharya, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata
  3. Dr Anand Prakash, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Delhi, New Delhi.
  4. Dr Kirti Sharda, Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  5. Dr H S Ashok, Professor, Department of Psychology, Bangalore University, Bengaluru


Fees & Scholarships

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Fees & Scholarships

NRI/ Foreign Students:

  • USD 2000 + Other fee Rs.38,550 per annum