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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

School of Behavioural Sciences

Mahatma Gandhi University, Priyadarsini Hills P O,
Kottayam-686560.Tl:04812731034, e-mail:

International Workshops on Qualitative Research Methods 25th & 26th September 2017 and Autism on 27th September 2017

Vacancies for MSc Disability Studies and Rehabilitation Science programme (Spot admission 17.08.2017, 10.30 am)

Applications are invited for the course of PG Diploma in Indian Sign Langugage (Notification and Application form) retygfuyhhr4

National Seminar on Locomotor Disability at School of Behavioural Sciences on 28 & 29 March 2017

One day Seminar on Down Syndrome:Intervention and Management on 21.03.2017 <Brochure>

International Conference on Inclusion Beyond Borders (ICI-2017), February 23rd to 25, 2017.<Registration Form-ICI 2017>

Spot Admission for M.Sc. Disability Studies and Rehabilitation Sciences (2016) in School of Bahavioural Sciences on 25.07.2016 at 10.30 a.m.

School of Behavioural Sciences established in 1988 is the only University department in South India that conducts higher education programmes and research on disability and rehabilitation. The School develops rehabilitation professionals and researchers in different areas namely Rehabilitation Psychology, Special Education, Behavioural Medicine, Rehabilitation Nursing and Guidance Counselling. The School conducts community extension programmes at three levels- school (regular and special schools), college and community. The School has a Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for the adult mentally retarded persons.


• To impart advanced training in all areas of disability

• To develop comprehensive management programmes for various disabilities

• To empower the parents of the disabled

• To rehabilitate the disabled

Academic Programmes

• PhD (Doctoral and Post-doctoral programmes in Special Education, Psychology, Behavioural Medicine,Rehabilitation Nursing)

•MPhil in Rehabilitation Psychology

• MPhil in Special Education and Rehabilitation Sciences

• MPhil in Behavioural Medicine and Rehabilitation (full time and Part time)

• MPhil in Behavioural Sciences and Rehabilitation Nursing

• MSc Psychology

• MSc Disability Studies and Rehabilitation Sciences

• PG Diploma in Indian Sign Language

Extension Programmes

• Child Guidance Clinic and Family Counselling Centre

• Adolescent Guidance programmes in schools

• Youth programmes in colleges

• Disability rehabilitation programmes in the community including prevention and management

• Community development projects in Socio-Culturally Backward Communities

• Awareness generation programmes related to women’s needs.

Faculty Specializations

• Special Education (Mental Retardation)

• Special Education (Auditory Handicapped)

• Special Education (Visual Impairment)

• Special Education (Learning Disability)

• Behavioural Medicine

• Rehabilitation Nursing

• Psychology

• Research Methodology and Statistics

• Health and Behavioural Sciences and Disability Studies.

Application for Admission to PG Diploma in Indian Sign Language

Notification & Application Form


School of Behavioural Sciences

Academic Programmes

Sl No Title of the Programme Eligibility Intake Duration (Yrs)
1 M.Sc Disability Studies andRehabilitation Sciences Degree in Arts with not less than 45% marks or any science degree with minimum of 50% marks 12 2 (4  sem)
2 M.Sc. Psychology B.A. or BSc Psychology with not less than 50% marks 10 2 (4  sem)
3 M.Phil Special Education and Rehabilitation Sciences PG in special education / M.Ed. degree with not less than 55% marks 4 1 (2  sem)
4 M.Phil Rehabilitation  Psychology Masters degree in Psychology with not less than 55% marks 4 1 (2  sem)
5 M.Phil Behavioural Medicine and Rehabilitation (Full time) MBBS with not less than 55% marks. Preference to PG holders in medicine 4 1 (2  sem)
6 M.Phil Behavioural Medicine and Rehabilitation (Part time) MBBS with not less than 55% marks. Preference to PG holders in medicine 4 2 (2  sem)
7 M.Phil Behavioural Science and Rehabilitation Nursing MSc Nursing with not less than 55% marks.   1 (2  sem)
8 Ph.D: (1). Special Education, (2). Psychology, (3). Behavioural Medicine and (4). Rehabilitation Nursing.

Faculty Specializations:

  • Special Education (Mental Retardation)
  • Special Education (Auditory Handicap)
  • Special Education (Visual Impairment)
  • Special Education (Learning Disabilities)
  • Special Education (Research Methodology)
  • Behavioural Medicine
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Health and Behavioural Sciences


Teaching Faculty

Professor & H.O.D.

Dr.P.S Sukumaran, Tel:  9495684883, 0481 2596661 (R)  email:

Associate professor

Dr.Rajeev Kumar .N., Tel: 99950 41288    

Assistant Professors

  1. Dr.Baburaj P T., Tel: 9495213248.(senior)
  2. Dr. Muhamad Mustaffa K., Tel: 0481- 2732952
  3. Sri. Rajesh E,Tel: 9895474642
  4. Smt. Rincymol  Mathew  Tel:9447348520
  5. Sri. James M.X. (on leave).

Special Teachers

Ms. Sophia Joseph ,Ms. Mary Nedunilath


School of Behavioural Sciences
Research Areas
SL NO Reseach Areas
1. Auditory Handicappedness
2. Visual Impairment
3 Mental Retardation
4 Learning Disabilities
5 Disability Studies
6 Disability Rahabilitation
7 Special Education
8 Drug Addiction
9 Stress Management
10 Guidance & Counselling
11 Clinical Psychology
12 Health Education
13 Behavioural Problems
14 Scholastic Backwardness
15 Vocational Rehabilitation


School of Behavioural Sciences

Community Extension Activities

  • A mental health clinic, which caters to the emotional and behavioural problems of both regular and special children, is yet another feature in the cap of the school
  •  Conducts camps on life skill education for adolescent students
  • ‘Drug Surveillance Units in 42 colleges under Mahatma Gandhi University
  • Provides expertise to various organizations, voluntary agencies, and health centres etc. for the management of mental health problems.
  • Faculty members provide services to various parent-teacher associations by delivering talks on various subjects like effective parenting, communication skill, stress management, time management etc.
  • Seminars and workshops on various aspects of child development are conducted for professionals working with children
  • Home-based training services are extended to severely retarded children by the field workers of the school.

Other Extension activities

a)  Swanthanam Clinic

Instituted a clinic for the services of the disabled children on 6th November 1991. The children identified with various disabilities from schools and other community areas are given counselling and practical guidance for rehabilitation. The clinic serves as the practical laboratory for the M.Phil and M.Sc. students. The clinic extends its services to hundreds of children with behavioural problems, leaning problems and other disabilities.         .

b)  Vocational rehabilitation unit

A rehabilitation unit for adult mentally retarded individuals has been established.   Office files made by the mentally   challenged   are   supplied to   the   university office and other institutions.

c) Vending Machines

            As the part of income generating programme to person with mental retardation, the school provides 3 units of vending machines. These machines are operated in the campus by the trainees of the vocational rehabilitation unit.

d) Photostat Machine

            A Photostat machine is installed under the vocational rehabilitation unit which provides employment to person with mental retardation to serve the campus students

e) Services to the public by the faculty 

– Assessment and counselling of disabled children
– Counselling service to parents and siblings of disabled children
– Assessment of addict’s alcoholics and providing services
– Training to NSS volunteers, teachers, health professionals, industrial workers etc.

f)   Behavioural Science Association

            Departmental students researchers and teaching & non-teaching staff are its members.  This forum discusses various academic matters, matters related to research and job placement.

g)   Alumni Association

            A Vibrant Alumni is associated with the school. Meetings of alumni association are held at least once in every year. This forum helps students to find job placement and to provide additional facilities to the students.

h)   Publication of books

Books related to disability   rehabilitation, mental health, counselling etc. are periodically published by the faculty.

(l). Lahariyodu Vida, (2). Vykalyangale 4 Ariyuka Athijeevikkuka, (3). Epilepsy, (4). Mental Disorders, (5). Child Psychology, (6). Social work. Why? How? (7). Psychology for Health professionals, (8). Parental involvement in the education of mentally handicapped children.

i)   Collaboration with other institutions

– Collaboration with NSS in conducting various community based rehabilitation programmes.
– Organizes seminars/workshops and training programmes in collaboration with department of Adult and continuing education.
– Have undertaken several research programmes in inter disciplinary areas collaborating with other department and universities.
– Have established liaison with NGOs functioning in health related areas
– Faculty members are working as consultants for several agencies and industries like KITCO, LIC, FACT, Railway etc.
– Active participations in planning forums. Panchayat and other community development forums.
– School has been selected as centre of excellence in counselling by National AIDS Control Society and is providing training for AIDS counsellors.

j) Student Counselling

The Teachers spend two hours per day with students to find out their problems, academic and otherwise. Students are given extra help and guidance in all the areas where they need help. Student counselling has become part and parcel of the academic programme of the school.


School of Behavioural Sciences

Special Facilities

  • Clinical unit
  • Psychology lab
  • Assessment unit
  • Audiology lab
  • Individual computer system for research scholars
  • Internet facilities to all students

Financial aid to the students

Sc/ST/OEC students are given fee concessions and stipend throughout the period of their studies, Merit scholarship are given to two students from each course of study that holds the first and second position in their qualifying degrees. Research students are providing with monthly stipend at the rate of Rs. 4500 for the first two years and Rs5000 for the following years.