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P-3. MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK (MSW)

P-3. MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK (MSW)

It is a four semester programme spread over two academic years. A normal semester will have 16 weeks of which 8 weeks will be classroom instructions followed by 2 weeks of evaluation, which includes study leave, examination and assignment preparation and submission. As per the University Grants Commission (UGC) norm, the programme will follow credit system. Each credit is 15 instructional hours. Normally a course has 2 credits involving 30 instructional hours. At the end of the evaluation of theory courses, the student is required to undergo an internship of 6 weeks for each semester for the first 3 semesters. Each week of internship is 1 credit.

So, the student is required to earn 6 credits from internship for each semester for the first 3 semesters. The student is expected to complete all the theory courses by the end of the third semester. In the fourth semester the student will undergo internship of 8 weeks and earn 8 credits. In addition, the student will complete his/her research project by the end of fourth semester, which will carry 10 credits. The student will also spend time on job placement activities in the final semester.

P-3. MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK (MSW)

  • Course-1: History and Perspective of Social Work (2 credits)
  • Course-2: Working with Individuals and Families (Social Casework) (2credits)
  • Course-3: Working with Groups (Social Group Work) (2 credits)
  • Course-4: Social Work Research and Statistics (2 credits)
  • Course-5: Social Welfare Administration (2 credits)
  • Course-6: Human Growth and Development (2 credits)
  • Course-7: Introduction to Social Sciences (2 credits)
  • Course-8: Working with Communities: Community Organization and Social Action (2 credits)
  • Course-9: Decentralized Governance (2 credits)
  • Course-10: Social Marketing (2 credits)
  • Course-11: Working with Families (3 credits)
  • Course-12: Medical and Psychiatric Social Work (3 credits)
  • Course-13: Urban, Rural and Tribal Community Development (3 credits)
  • Course-14: Management Principles and Practices (3 credits)
  • Course-15: Social policy and Planning (2 credits)
  • Course-16: Corporate Social Responsibility (2 credits)
  • Course-17: Gender and Development (2 credits)
  • Course-18: Population Dynamics and Development
Evaluation of Theory Courses

P-3. MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK (MSW)

For theory courses, the class teacher has the freedom to decide on the type of evaluation with certain common guidelines. A theory course has 60% classroom examination and the remaining 40% may be evaluated through assignment, seminar and class room discussion. For classroom examination, the faculty member is expected hold a classroom examination of one hour per credit. For example, if the course has 2 credits, the duration of the examination would be 2 hours.

Field Work/Internship: Field work is an important component of the social work education programme. This programme has 6 weeks field work for each semester for the first three semesters. Last semester has 8 weeks of field work.

Research Project By the end of the first semester, the students will start identifying a research topic and will be assigned a guide. The student will submit the final research report approved by the guide at the end of the final semester.

Dissertation is to be completed over fourth semesters and total 10 credits are also distributed over all four semesters as follows:

1st and 2nd Semester: 2 credits for selection of a topic, review of literature and selecting the research design.
3rd Semester: 2 credits for planning and implementation of the research project including data collection.
4th Semester: 6 credits for data processing and analysis of the results, and presentation of the work as a written dissertation.

Credit Distribution:

Minimum Qualification for P-3. MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK (MSW)

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline


"Those who have appeared for the final examination and awaiting for the results are also eligible to apply for the programme."