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Master of Social Work
Duration:2 years full time, four semesters (including project & Block placement)
Intake:Only One intake per year, every year in the month of May/June
Entry Requirements:A Pass in any UG Degree
  • Course Overview
    The Department offers three specialization papers. The students have to select one specialization at the end of the semester I. Once it is decided no further request for changing specialization will be entertained. The three Specializations offered are as below:
    Specialization I – Personnel Management and Industrial Relations
    Specialization II – Medical and Psychiatric Social Work
    Specialization III – Community Development
  • Course Breakup
    I Year:
    In the first two semesters, Generic Social Work, Social Case Work, Social Group Work, Human Growth and Personality Development and Community Organisation are taught, which inculcate a humane approach in the students. Students learn the basic papers in social work which helps them to understand the interdependence between individuals and their social environment. Students gain a broad knowledge about individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities and the ways in which each supports or inhibits optimal functioning. In the first semester, students get exposed to the various agencies that are working for/in the society which include Governmental and Non – Governmental Organizations, Hospitals and Industries. They also enhance their knowledge in the different methodologies of Social Work.
    In the second semester, students are placed in the Non-Governmental Organizations and get their training in Community Organization. They also have a Rural/ Tribal camp with a duration of 7 - 10 days which provides opportunities for them to experience rural life, analyze rural dynamics, and observe the functioning of local- self government and voluntary organisations. This experience aids in peer participation in planning activities for team work and to conduct community organisation programmes with local people. It also helps develop their skills to carry out, evaluate, and document such programmes. The basic specialization paper is introduced in this semester.
    Summer Placement:
    Students can opt for two weeks of summer placement after the completion of the First year. These placements aim at improving the level of confidence in students by enhancing their competence to working with people, broaden their knowledge and develop critical perspectives of Social Work practice.
    II Year:
    During the third and fourth semesters’, the students are allocated to different agencies, according to their specializations namely, Personnel Management and Industrial Relation, Medical Psychiatry and Community Development for their field work. The basic papers are limited and more specialization papers are introduced.
    Block Placement:
    Block placement is mandatory after the fourth semester for a minimum period of 30 days. The purpose of Block Placement is to provide students with pre-employment experience. It helps broaden the students' perspective and also enables them to assume professional responsibilities after completing the MSW Programme.
  • Career Opportunities
    Our graduates enter the industry equipped with high skills.
    Public Relation Officers
    CSR Executives
    Community Organizers
    Liaison Officers
    Project Officers/Co-ordinators
    Medical Social Workers
    Psychiatric Social Workers
    Rehabilitation Officers in prisons/Juvenile Homes
    School Social Workers
    Counsellors
    Labour Welfare Officers
    HR Managers
    Consultants
    Personnel Managers
    Administrative Officers
    Academic Pathways
    Students can specialize in their area of interest by pursuing Doctoral Research Programmes. They can also take up research projects funded by various agencies and universities.

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