I want to know about a career in Neuropsychology.

I am preparing for NEET and as a backup I want to know about a career in Neuropsychology. Which colleges in India offer this course and what is the salary in this area?

Neuropsychlogy is not something you can graduate in. It is a medical specialty within thee discipline of clinical psychology. A neuropsychologist is a specialist in clinical psychology that tests for injury to the brain as a result of disease, disorder, injury etc. A majority of them engage in research, studying the human brain and how its physiological state affects human cognition and behaviour.

A career in neuroscience requires long hours of study. Only those with patience can thrive in this field. Go for a degree in Psychology with Biology; after which you should go for masters, followed by a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, then specialize in neuropsychology as post-doctorate. So it’s not a shorter or easier way in your career in neuropsychology.

Some of the institutes are: Centre for Neuroscience, India Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore; School of Studies in Neuroscience, Jiwaji University, Gwalior; National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore.


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