Academic Wing

BSc in Mental Health

The academic wing has recently developed a 3-year undergraduate degree programme, Bachelors of Science (BSc) in Mental Health which is being offered at the Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS). The programme is designed bearing in mind the existing gap in our mental health care systems, which are disjointed and overpowered by the demanding mental health needs of the population. It is the first of its kind programme and focuses on building core skills and competencies with ethics in mental health care. Students will be trained in identifying mental illnesses at early stages and can take part in modalities of collaborative case management, managing crisis, suicide prevention, and engaging in mental health advocacy. We share a goal of strengthening the community approach to mental health promotion, thus reducing the stigma attached. The aim is to create a new cadre of professionals which are currently lacking in the Indian system of mental health sector.

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Value Added Courses (VAC)

Education is a key tool in eradicating the stigma attached to mental health. We offer short-duration value-added courses (VACs) in various topics that equip the university population with the right knowledge, skills and attitudes around mental health and emotional wellbeing.

The courses include:

  • Emotional Competency through EQ
    It focuses on building emotional competencies, enhancing interpersonal relationships, and cultivating resilience. At the end of the course, the learners would be empowered to better regulate their emotions and mental wellbeing, flourish and contribute in their professional field as well as the larger society.

  • Emotional Intelligence
    In the words of Dr. Durlofsky, “A high emotional quotient helps individuals to communicate better, reduce their anxiety and stress, defuse conflicts, improve relationships, empathize with others, and effectively overcome life’s challenges. Our emotional intelligence affects the quality of our lives”. Through this course, learners will be able to build emotional intelligence skills and apply them to improve the quality of their life and their academic/professional outputs.

  • Building job readiness
    In today’s increasingly competitive environment, it is vital to build personal and professional characteristics for success. This course prepares the budding professionals to effectively tackle challenges, adapt on the job and thrive in their roles, while also understanding themselves and their career path better.

Courses can also be customized based on the institute’s requirements. For more information, please email us at




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