The four-semester postgraduate programme in Social Work leading to the degree of Master of Social Work (MSW) aims at training students to plan and execute an extensive range of social services and social welfare activities. An innovative blend of theory, fieldwork and research is designed to provide the students with a variety of skills to enable them to be active social workers, to set up and manage social work organizations of their own or to find employment with various national and international agencies.

The MSW programme is a residential programme located at the Azara Campus of Assam Don Bosco University

Number of Seats

  • 60 seats are available for the programme

Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduation in any stream with 50% in the aggregate.
  • Entrance Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.


Semester I
History, Ideologies and Fields of Social Work
Human Growth and Development
Social Work Practice with Groups
Social Work Practice with Communities
Concurrent Field Work & Rural Practicum
Elective Group I
Educational Technology
Society and Social Problems
Introduction to Social Psychology
Elective Group II
Introduction to Journalism
Leadership and Social Responsibility
Introduction to Indian society, polity and economics
Semester II
Social Work Practice with individuals and Families
Social Analysis and Strategies for Social Change
Social Work Research Methodology and Statistics
Social Welfare Administration and Development Services
Computer Applications for Social Work (Lab)
Concurrent Field Work
Elective Group I
Education Technology
Personality Development
Media Studies: Global Issues
Elective Group II
Eastern Approaches to Psychology and Counselling
Society and Social Problems
Peace Education and Conflict Management
Semester III
Social Justice and Social Legislations
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Conflict Management and Peace Building
Continuous Field Work
Research Project Phase I
Community Development
  • Community Development: Rural and Urban
  • Governance and Community Development
Family and Child Welfare
  • Family Centred Social Work Practice
  • Social Work Practice with Children
Medical and Psychiatric Social Work
  • Medical Social Work
  • Mental Health and Social Work
NGO Management
  • Development Concepts and their Applications for NGOs
  • Legislations and Formation of NGOs
Child Rights and Development
  • Human Rights of Children’
  • Child Psychology
Semester IV
Introduction to School Social Work
Research Project Phase II
Continuous Field Work
Study Tour
Block Placement (4 weeks)
Management of Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)
Community Development
  • Community Health and Population Management
  • Community Development Practice with Disempowered Communities
Family and Child Welfare
  • Development Concerns and Empowerment of Women
  • Families With Special Needs
Medical and Psychiatric Social Work
  • Psychiatric Social Work
  • Community Health and Population Management
NGO Management
  • Principles and Practices of NGO Management
  • Project Management and Resource Mobilisation
Child Rights and Development
  • Children in India - Realities and Issues
  • Child and Adolescent Counselling and Guidance

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