Masters of Social Work (MSW)

Stream Social Studies
Course Type Master
Duration 2 Years

The Master of Social Work (MSW) is a master's degree in the field of social work. It is a professional degree with specializations compared to Bachelor of Social Work (BSW). MSW promotes macro-, meso- and micro-aspects of professional social work practice, whereas the BSW focuses more on direct social work practices in community, hospitals (outpatient and inpatient services) and other fields of social services.

Program Objectives:
• To foster scientific knowledge about the dynamics of problems and issues in our society.
• To cultivate the ability to analyze the ideologies that lead to systematic domination and marginalization of vulnerable groups.
• To promote necessary skills of awareness, skills aiming at empowerment of people and skills in culture-sensitive methods of social change.
• To provide training in applying skills in social work practice and social work research in different fields for achieving desirable changes and development.
• To enhance people’s capacity for social functioning and promote social justice.
• To foster attitudes and values necessary for working with people and organizations, both governmental and non-governmental for achieving the goals of social work profession namely.

Program Outcome:

It will provide multiple perspectives to analyse and engage with social issues.

The programme will enable students to locate the role of a social worker as a professional specialisation within this context.

The programme will also enable students to understand and engage with disadvantaged communities and develop new strategies to serve their interests.

It will help students to understand local contexts and work with local communities.

It will help the youth to involve in the process of implementation of different socio-economic development projects of central and state governments.

Eligibility Criteria:

Graduate in any Discipline or its equivalent from recognised university / Institute with at least 55% of marks and 60% in class 10 and 10+2 level from any recognised board/university.Those who are appearing their final exam may also apply subject to fulfilling the minimum marks requirement.

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