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The two year Post Graduate programme in Social Work, approved under section 2f of the UGC Act (Ref. F. No. 8-13/2009[CPP-I] dated 13 November 2009), 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 in the field.

Number of Seats

  • 90 seats are available for the programme

Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduation in any stream with 50% of the aggregate. Those who have a background in Social Work / Psychology / Education / Sociology / Home Science / Human Resource Management will have an advantage.
  • Provisional Admission:Applicants who have not yet obtained their Bachelor’s Degree also may apply for admission. Such candidates would be offered provisional admission until they furnish evidence of fulfilling the eligibility criterion stated in (1) above within 3 months of the commencement of the programme.


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Semester I
History, Ideologies and Fields of Social Work
Human Growth and Development
Introduction to Indian Society, Polity and Economics
Social Work with Communities and Social Action
Elective I (One course to be opted)
Eastern Approaches to Psychology and Counselling
Educational Technology
Environment and Disaster Management
Elective II (One course to be opted)
Media in Northeast India
Leadership and Social Responsibility
Gender Studies
English Language Teaching
Concurrent Field Work & Rural Practicum
Semester II
Social Work Practice with individuals and Families
Social Work Practice with Groups
Social Work Research and Statistics
Social Welfare Administration
Elective I (One course to be opted)
Introduction to Disability Studies
Personality Development
Rural Communication
Elective II (One course to be opted)
Introduction to Social Psychology
Peace Education and Conflict Management
Environment and Disaster Management
North-East Indian Literature in English
Concurrent Field Work II
Semester III
Social Justice, Human Rights & Para-legal Education
Emerging Social Work Perspectives and Integrated Approach
Computer Applications for Social Sciences (Lab)
Specialization Courses (One area to be opted)
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
Management of Development Organisations
  • Organisational Structure, Behaviour and Development
  • Policies For Development Organisations- Urban, Rural and Tribal Communities
Child Centred Social Work Practice
  • Introduction to Child Psychology and Development
  • Rights of the Child – Legal Framework, National and International Instruments
Continuous Field Work I
Semester IV
Social Development and Social Policy
Project cycle Management and Resource Mobilisation
Specialization Courses (One area to be opted)
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 Services
Management of Development Organisations
  • Human Resource Management: Social Work Perspective
  • Corporate Social Responsibilities - Concepts & Ideologies
Child Centred Social Work Practice
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Child centred Social Work Practice
Continuous Fieldwork II

Programme Outcome

Programme Outcome of MSW


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