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Overview

OVERVIEW - The Master of Social Work (MSW) Program is offered by the Prasanna School of Public Health. The MSW Program includes theoretical classes, concurrent social work practice, skill building workshops, action research, co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Project work, community camp, study tour are part of the interactive syllabus.

The main strengths of the course are:

- Competency driven curriculum.

- Unique theory & field work integrated program.

- Collaborations with national and international institution.

- Community services and developing human interaction.

- Combination of professional and humane touch towards social development

 

SPECIALIZATIONS - The Course offers specializations in the following streams:

  • Community Development
  • Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations
  • Medical & Psychiatric Social Work

The curriculum includes

  • Workshops, educational tours and training programs.
  • Concurrent Field work practice and industry based internships for integrating theory and practice.
  • Rural camp and study tours for field immersion and active learning opportunities
  • Seminars/workshops/ conferences.
  • Case studies, debates and group discussions in theory as well as practical applications of key aspects of social work
  • Video presentation, documentaries and film presentations.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Medical & Psychiatric Social Work - ·         

  •     Hospital setting: Working in the areas of disabilities, varied dimensions of health, mental health, de-addiction, specific research programs and targeted public health concerns. Social workers are also in demand in various departments (oncology, renal health, neurology etc) and also work as counsellors in the psychiatric and palliative care departments and as organ transplant co-ordinators for the hospitals
  • Community setting: Social workers are in demand as project planners, community organizers, liasion officers and community mobilizers in fields such as gerontology, anti-poverty interventions, child rights groups and working for the health of women and other vulnerable groups
  • NGO: Demands in NGOs for social workers to fulfill roles ranging from community mobilizers, project managers, documentation experts, specialists in specific skills such as livelihood generations, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation to advocacy and social activist based roles.
  • Government setting: Researcher and program developer in departments such as the Home ministry, Child and Women Welfare Departments and the Department of Social Justice. There are roles in the justice system as direct case workers, policy analysts and as Panchayat development officers 
  • Education setting: Researchers and lecturers.
  • Entrepreneur: Therapists and providing individual consultancies

Human Resource Management

  • Industries and Service: HR executives leading to career opportunities as HR managers and beyond. Based on interest, one can select from a wide range from roles in recruitment, pay role, compliance service, industrial relations, social welfare, worker monitoring and training, performance appraisal, corporate social responsibilities and other business partner roles.
  • NGO settings: Business developer and HR with programme coordinator, Manager, freelance recruiter roles.
  • Government setting: Panchayat offices, Banking sectors and associated agencies such as NABARD, specific roles in the labour department, PF office, ESI offices.
  • Education setting: Researcher and lecturer.
  • Self-Employment: HR consultancy firms and individual consultancies

Community Development

  •     NGO: Community organizer, field worker and project coordinator working in the areas of training, capacity building, project management in livelihoods, sustainability and environment protection, human rights, anti-poverty, child welfare and with vulnerable groups in various settings.
  •     Government setting: Panchayat Development Officers, Women and Children Welfare Department specialists, prison setting, community workers and other government social welfare and education based interventions.
  •     Opportunities to work with UNICEF, UNDP, Red cross, Amnesty international, NABARD and many such organizations.

ASSESSMENT

One university exam for each subject at the end of each semester

  • Two internal exams for each subject during the semester
  • Written exam
  • Presentations and assignments
  • Minimum marks: 25 in the internals on 50 and 25 in the University exams on 50 to pass a semester total credits vary between
  • A minimum of 75% attendance required to appear in the exam and move to next semester.

Outline - Master of social work

 

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

30

Sat May 30 2020

May ' 20

Last date to Apply

15

Jul ' 20

Course Commencement Date

Facilties

Healthcare
Access to hospital facilities gives student hands-on training
 

Innovation Centre
State-of-the-art Innovation Centre facilitates multi-disciplinary research

Labs
Laboratories give students the opportunity for practical experience

Sports & Fitness
Marena has world-class facilities with courts for badminton, tennis, soccer & squash, as well as a well-equipped gymnasium

Libraries
Libraries give students access to study resources, digital and print

Student Housing
Student hostels are their homes away from homes