M.Phil. Clinical Psychology program admissions are currently open in Gwalior Mansik Arogyashala, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. It is an RCI-approved program with affiliation to Jiwaji University, Gwalior. The tuition fees are estimated to be around Rs 1,50,00/- with not much information about scholarship opportunities provided by the institute. This program also offers a stipend of Rs 2,500 per month to its M.Phil. Clinical Psychology students.
About the Institute
Gwalior Mansik Arogyashala is an autonomous institute under the Department of Medical Education in Madhya Pradesh. This institute is also a mental hospital and a major psychiatric centre of the state. Initially built with the purpose to function as a Mental Asulym in 1935. Since then, it has undergone a substantial adjustment because of improvements in medical science, along with the honorable Supreme Court’s intervention in 1994, and NHRC’s oversight since 1997.
Numerous public interest lawsuits were brought before the honorable Supreme Court because of the inhumane living conditions and subpar treatment facilities found in mental hospitals all around the nation. The MP State Govt. Was told to upgrade the living arrangements and medical facilities at the Mental Hospital in Gwalior in response to this PIL, and to turn the facility into a teaching facility.
Since 1997, NHRC has played a key role in keeping track of Gwalior Mansik Arogyshala’s development on behalf of the Supreme Court. The hospital now contains various facilities including halfway homes, psychiatric wards (open and closed), modified ECT, OPD, and a drug de-addiction center.
Entry Requirements and Procedure
On the month of June, the director of Gwalior Mansik Arogyashala sent an admission notification inviting potential applications for the M.Phil. Clinical Psychology program. This is a two years hospital-based program that is full-time from the year 2023-25. This program holds eight seats in total which are liable to change.
The potential candidates are requested to fulfill the following criteria:
• Possess M. A/M.Sc. in Psychology/Applied Psychology from a recognized university or Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU)
• Should have an overall GPA of 55% for UR candidates and 50% for ST/SC candidates
The potential candidates applying are required to attempt an entrance examination. On 9th July 2023, the entrance examination will take place at 9 am as per institute guidelines. The examination fees are Rs 1000/- for UR and OBC, and Rs 500/- for ST/SC candidates of Madhya Pradesh. These fees are non-refundable.
This examination will cover all the subjects of PG level Psychology course. The medium of the examination and program is English. The interview of potential candidates will take place based on the merit criteria set by the examination.
Remember to note that if you are currently in the last semester of PG or appearing for PG final examination. You need to submit proof of your passing the counselling session conducted after the entrance exam. The date of this counselling session is on 10th July 2023 and the date of joining the program is 24th July 2023.
The last date of submitting the required documents and application (downloadable from the hospital website) is 20th June 2023 by 5 pm at the Director’s office in the institute.