Program: B.Sc. Developmental Counselling
Developmental Counselling is a program offered by the Department of Human Development.This specialization has a preventive counselling approach based on life span development. Duration: 3 years Eligibility: HSC in Home Science / Science / Arts / Commerce
Objectives of the Program:
To sensitize the students to the “developmental problems” at different stages across
the life span.
To develop skills in helping children with normal developmental problems and learning
To enhance skills of planning and implementation of developmental programs for
This program may be the right choice for those who
Have interest in human behaviour and like to work with children and families.
Find it interesting to observe and understand the psychology behind human behaviour.
Are good listeners and find it satisfying to help children and families to deal with their problems.
Enjoy being creative and innovative in preparing teaching materials for children.
Want to help individuals to make a positive change in their lives.
Life skill coaches in schools.
Organize life skill workshops for children and youth.
Conduct Personality Development camps and workshops for children.
Conducting therapeutic recreational activities for children.
Conduct parenting workshops.
Assistant Remedial Educator in schools and remedial centers.
Entrepreneur in preparing remedial material / educational teaching aids for children.
Opportunities for further education:
MSc. in Human Development.
MSc. in Counselling Psychology.
BEd/MEd in Special Education.
PG Diploma in School Counselling.
MSW in Social Work.
Masters in Educational Technology
SIR VITHALDAS THACKERSEY COLLEGE OF HOME SCIENCE (AUTONOMOUS)
Program: B.Sc. in Developmental Counselling – Honors / Regular
Communicative English (4 + 0)
Environmental Studies (4 + 0)
Digital Photography (4+0) OR Voice Culture and Modulation (0+4)
Fashion Craft(0 + 4) OR Fundamentals of Fashion(4 +0)
Development and Guidance During Early Years (4 +0)
Consumer Education and Financial Literacy (4+0) OR Travel Arrangements and Formalities (4+0)
Nutrition for Health Promotion (4+0) OR Fundamentals of Bakery (0+4)
Functional English OR Advanced English (4+ 0) OR Science for Life (4 + 0)
Development and Guidance During School Years (4 +0)
Parenting During Childhood Years (0 +2)
Methods and Materials for Teaching Children (0+2)
Gender Studies (2+0)
Foreign Language (0+2) OR Media and Information Literacy (0+2)
Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood (4+ 0)
Children with Special Needs (4+2)
Developmental Assessment through Life Span (4+2)
Psychology of Teaching and Learning (4 +0 )*Only for Honors
Marriage and Family Relations (4+0)
Remedial Education (4+2)
Management of Child Development Programs (0+2)
Computer Applications for Learning Aids (0+2)
Research Methods In Human Development (4+0) *Only for Honors
Youth Development (4+2) OR Child and Family Welfare (4+2)
Working in Child Guidance Clinics (0+8)
Guidance and Counselling (4+2)
Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation( 0+2)
6 credits for Regular
Only for Honors
Preschool Education (4+2)
Law and Advocacy for Children and Families((4+0)
Theories of Human Development (4+0 )
Research and Trends in Human Development (0+2)
Counselling Children and Families (4+2)
Life Skill Training for Children and Adolescents ( 0+4) *Only for Honors