Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Admission Notification - BA (Honors) Psychology

 Greetings from Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Bengaluru Campus. 

It gives me immense pleasure to share with you that MAHE now has an off campus at Bengaluru. We, at the Department of Liberal Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (DLHS), are offering BA(Honors) in Psychology.

Admissions are Open. Kindly share it with interested candidates

For further details and queries please contact



Contact Details: 080 2449 4100/ 7411747070

Mindfulness Teacher Training Program (1-year) - India - 2022 Intake

 Mindfulness Teacher Training Program (1-year) - India

This is a globally recognised Mindfulness Teacher Certification Course for India. It is accredited by International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA) and is led by International Faculty.

Time & Location

Aug 16, 5:00 PM GMT+5:30

Live Online via Zoom

If you are interested, please do read on the pre-requisites and connect with Ms Nikhila Sharma to discuss further. Her email is and you can WhatsApp her at ‭+65 9358 0712‬. 

Here is the link to the details of the programme:  

About the Program:

The Mindfulness Teacher Training program is a 1-year long program. This is the 2nd intake for India and the 7th international intake of the Mindfulness Teacher Training Programme. This certification programme is accredited by International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA). Graduates of this course will be eligible to receive a personal credential as a Certified Mindfulness Teacher - Professional Level (CMT-P). This credential will serve graduates for employment purposes and is the standard in the field. 

The program is conducted by International Faculty form Singapore, US and UK. More details about the programme can be found in the course prospectus. 

Online Weekday Class Dates (5:00pm to 7:30pm):

These classes will be done online along with the international participants.

August 2022: 16, 23, 30

September 2022: 6, 13, 20, 27

October 2022: 4, 11, 18, 25

November 2022: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Online Weekend Class Dates (6:30am to 2:30pm):

August 2022: 20

September 2022: 3, 17

October 2022: 1, 15, 29

November 2022: 12, 26

Online Monthly Class Dates (6:00am to 10:30am) :

December 2022: 17

January 2023: 28

February 2023: 25

March 2023: 25

April 2023: 29

May 2023: 27

1. Pre-requisites:

Mindfulness is not a soft skill or a technical skill. It is more of a foundational life skill. These pre-requisites help the trainee teacher be aware of the experience of mindfulness before she embarks on the journey of learning to teach it.

- A minimum of 2 years regular mindfulness meditation practice 

- Attended an 8 Week Mindfulness Based Course like the MBWE, MBSR, MBCT etc which should include the Day of Mindfulness/Silent retreat 

- Attended a 5-day or longer mindfulness meditation retreat with a qualified instructor, during or before the completion of this Course 

- Proficiency in the English language

2. Course Fee (in Indian Rupees): 

Normal fee for the program is total INR 4,90,000 (USD 6500). 

The special Promotional Fee  for this program in India for 2022 is as follows :

Phase 1 - INR 2,22,600 (Early bird offer extended till 30th July 2022) and INR 2,69,600 (Standard rate)

Phase 2 - INR 67,400 payable one month before commencing Phase 2 after successful completion of Phase 1

*plus taxes as applicable

The fee for Phase 1 is split into four instalments. The first instalment is payable upon application approval. Second instalment is payable 1 week before the session starts and the remaining instalments are payable monthly thereafter.

3. Application Process: 

Submit the non-refundable application fee of INR 999 via this EVENT page and submit the following documents via email to

Application fee payment receipt

Updated resume

Certificate of Completion or a verification letter as an evidence of completion of an 8 week mindfulness live/onsite class and the Retreat

a 100 to 200 word personal statement about your intentions to join this teacher training programme

After the approval of your application, you will be sent the Phase 1 payment details.

Terms: Please note that we may cancel this course if we do not have sufficient sign ups. In such a case, you will receive a full refund.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022


Experimental Research Design

Research Design- Introduction



 According to William Zikmund, “Research design is defined as a master plan specifying the methods and procedures for collection and analyzing the needed information.”

 According to Kerlinger, “Research design is the plan, structure, and strategy of investigation conceived so as to obtain answer to research questions and to control variance.”



 It reduces inaccuracy.

 Helps to get maximum efficiency and reliability.

 Eliminates bias and marginal errors.

 Minimizes wastage of time.

 Helpful for collecting research materials.

 Gives an idea regarding the type of resources required in terms of money, manpower, time, and efforts.

 Guides the research in the right direction

A research design may be regarded as the blueprint of those procedures which are adapted by the researcher for testing the relationship between the dependent variable and the independent variable. There are several kinds of experimental designs and the selection of any one is based upon the purpose of the research, types of variables to be controlled and manipulated as well as upon the conditions under which the experiment is to be conducted. The main purpose of experimental design is to help the researcher in manipulating the independent variables freely and to provide maximum control of the extraneous variables so that it may be said with all certainty that the experimental change is due to only the manipulation of the experimental variable. The main function of a research design is to explain how you will find answers to your research questions. The research design sets out the logic of your inquiry. It includes the study design and the logistical arrangements that you propose to undertake as well as the measurement procedures. It includes also the sampling strategy, the frame of analysis and the time frame. For any investigation the selection of an appropriate research design is crucial to enable the researcher to arrive at valid findings, comparisons and conclusions. 

According to Thyer (1993) a traditional research design is a blueprint or detailed plan for how to conduct a research study and how to complete the same. Planning such a research design involves, (i) operationalising variables so that they can be measured, (ii) selecting a sample of interest to study, (iii) collecting data to be used as a basis for testing hypothesis, and (iv) analysing the results.

According to Matheson (1970) a research design is a basic plan for research, including the assignment of subjects to the levels of the independent variable and the manipulation of the independent variable.

According to Kerlinger (1986) research design is the plan, structure, and strategy of investigation conceived so as to obtain answers to research questions and to control variance.

The definition of Kerlinger reveals three important components, which are (i) research design is a plan (ii) research design is the structure (iii) research design is the strategy. Let us see what these are:

i) Research Design is the Plan: The plan is the overall scheme or program of the research. It includes an outline of what the investigator will do from writing the hypotheses and their operational implications to the final analysis of data.

ii) Research Design is the Structure: The structure of the research is more specific. It is the outline, the scheme, the paradigm, of the operation of the variables. When we draw diagrams that outline the variables and their relation and juxtaposition, we build structural schemes for accomplishing operational research purposes.

iii) Research Design is the Strategy: Strategy as used here is also more specific than plan. It includes the methods to be used to gather and analyse the data. In other words strategy implies how the research objectives will be reached and how the problems encountered in the research will be tackled.