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Pursuing a Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology




Rehabilitation psychology is all about helping those with any disabilities using psychological virtues. To become a rehabilitation psychologist, one is required to acquire an RCI recognized Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology even if you have a bachelor’s or masters in psychology. 

RCI is the Rehabilitation Council of India and according to the RCI act of 1992, anyone who practices in India needs to register with RCI. To know more about how to get this diploma in India, read this article till the end!


What is a Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology?



Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology is a one-year program designed by the Rehabilitation Council of India. The main objective of this program is to prepare trained professionals who can cater to people with disabilities. Anyone who aspires to work in the domain of Rehabilitation Psychology or wishes to work for the disabled should possess this diploma.


Related Post: M.Phil in Rehabilitation Psychology in India

Eligibility Criteria

  • All graduates and postgraduates in psychology will be eligible for direct enrollment in either of the streams (face to face or distance learning)
  • Candidates from other fields can also apply, however, at least one complete paper on psychology and at least one year of work experience in rehabilitation-related departments. Note: such students can only apply for distance learning mode.

Course Duration

In total, the duration of this course is 12 months. It consists of two semesters (six months each). The medium of instruction has to be in English as per RCI guidelines.


Examination and Evaluation Processes



The evaluation process consists of six theory papers of 100 marks each divided evenly in both semesters. It is also supplemented with three practicals of 100 marks each and apart from this, one project is to be done with a value of 100 marks. The total will be out of 1000 marks!

The minimum marks required to pass this course will be 50% separately in each paper, project, and practical.


Some Top Institutes Offering this Course 

Name of the Institution 

Official Website 


B.M. Institute of Mental Health

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Adarsh Rehabilitation Centre for Mentally and Physically Handicapped children

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S. S. College

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National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disabilities (Divyangjan),


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Vision institute for Applied Studies

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Jai Narain Vyas University

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State Institute for Rehabilitation Training & Research (SIRTAR)

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Related Post: How to Become a Rehabilitation Counselor in India?


While dealing with the disabled, one is required to help them become independent and realize their self-worth, making them live a more comfortable and satisfactory life. If you think you have a zeal to cater to the persons with disabilities and help them live a better life, then you should definitely opt for this Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology!



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