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Pursuing an M.Phil in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from AUD

By Aishwarya Kalra, Abhija Chatterjee


Do you want to master the art of exploration of unconscious thoughts and feelings of the individual? Do you wish to help people traverse the journey from their unconscious to the conscious mind and help resolve repressed emotional conflicts? Then an MPhil in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy ought to be the right next step up the career ladder. In this blog, you'll get everything you need to know about this program offered by one of the best universities in the country- Ambedkar University Delhi.

Before going into the brass tacks, let’s see what exactly that Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy entails. 


What is Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy? 

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is a subtype of in-depth talk therapy aiming at the exploration of repressed thoughts and emotions from the unconscious to the conscious domain to help individuals become conscious of their thought-action patterns which might be contributing to the issues they face in life. 

About AUD

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University Delhi was established in 2007 by the Government of National Capital Territory (NCT), Delhi through an act of the Delhi legislature. As the official website states, it is a ‘multi-campus unitary university’ functioning from Kashmere Gate, Karampura, and Lodhi Road campus respectively. 

There are 13 schools across the three campuses; MPhil in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is part of the School of Human Studies. 

To know more about this school, read this.

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About the Programme

MPhil in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at AUD is the first and the only one of its kind in India and perhaps, in the entire South Asia. The course is taught within a “life historical lens” in that it takes into account the role of intergenerational trauma and the embeddedness within socio-cultural, historical, and economic settings and the effect these systemic structures have on individual mental health.


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Admission Process 


To be eligible for this program, one must have a Masters with 55% in Psychology and allied disciplines. 

Total Number of Seats: 20

Duration of Course: 3 years 

Entrance Examination: 

Notification on Application for entrance (batch 2021-23) for MPhil is not out as yet, it’s advisable to keep checking the official website regularly.

The entrance examination, however, carries a weightage of only 50 percent. Below is a table marking the criteria and weightage for being accepted to the MPhil Programme. 



Entrance examination (written) 


Personal Interview


Research Proposal



Fee Structure 

Application Fee:  

INR 650/- for Unreserved Category; INR 320/- for SC & ST categories. 

Course Fee: 

INR 56,000/- (approx); INR 18,740/- (Year 1 fee) 

For a broad overview of the course, click here and scroll down to the “Course” subsection. 


College Facilities 

Apart from library services, AUD provides several other facilities including “Ehsaas”- Psychotherapy and Counseling Clinic, Disability services, training, and placement cell. Read in detail about each of these provided services HERE.

This was all about one of the most unique programs, M.Phil in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy offered by AUD. We sincerely hope to have provided you some insights and made your work a little easier. If we have, do let us know. Your feedback is all that keeps us striving for more!



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