Psychology department to be established in IUM

October 20, 2019: Senior officials of Islamic University speaking at the Parliamentary Committee on National Development And Heritage. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Vice-Chancellor of the Islamic University of Maldives has announced that work is underway to establish the psychology department at the university.

Dr. Ibrahim Zakariyya said to the “Sun” that the department will be commenced when the proposal is prepared and submitted to the invoice committee, which will approve it.

The Vice-Chancellor also stated that he expected the department to be opened by next year’s second semester. This was due to the fact that curriculums needed to be prepared for the subjects to be taught by the department, according to the Vice-Chancellor.

The Vice-Chancellor also informed that one way of forming the curriculum was through the university and that the other way was to collaborate with a foreign university.

The University was also considering to teach from Diploma to Ph.D. level from the department. The focus will be on Islamic psychology and students will be taught subjects such as Islamic Rugya.