The Department of Psychology at the M. S. University of Baroda is one of the oldest and strongest departments in Western India. Since its inception the department has grown tremendously both in the sphere of teaching as well as research. This department is offering specialization in four areas – i.e. Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Educational Psychology and Industrial Psychology at under graduate and post graduate level. Post graduate students are provided with placement in different corporate and service sector organizations, community guidance centers, mental hospitals, general hospitals, schools, clinics and counseling centers for on-the-job experience to facilitate the practical utility of their theoretical knowledge and give them professional training along with the academic input and training in the department.
The department is associated with number of community outreach programs, such as in the university counseling centre – MARG meant for counseling of students. From time to time the department organizes workshops and seminars. The department has undertaken various functions of teaching as well as research and guidance. A separate guidance and counseling centre catering to the needs of student as well community is attached with the department. The department offers three part time post graduate diplomas namely (1) Human Resource Development (H.R.D.) and, (2) Clinical and Community Psychology (C.C.P.), Applied Hypnosis (C.A.H.). These courses were first of their kinds in the country at the time of launching.