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Department of Social Work


Prepare young challenging future social work professionals to Improve social, environmental, and economic justice, social inclusion, promote equity and human rights and enhance human health and well-being among the diverse communities, establishing dynamic partnerships through academic excellence.


Provides social work education, applied research, disseminating knowledge, partnerships and collaboration with social work and human services providers and enhance quality of life of individuals and communities.

About the Department

The Department was established in the year 2020. Master in Social Work is a two-year (comprising 4 semesters) postgraduate programme, consisting of professional social work practices in different fields of social services and enable the students to bring about change in the overall quality of life of individuals and communities. The course is more focused on fieldwork training which has direct application to the different sections of society, apart from classroom training.

The Department conducts different activities for the exposure of the students in the field situations. The Department makes opportunity to students to visits to various developmental and welfare agencies. The department arranges rural/tribal camps in the nearby villages/tribal areas to offer awareness amongst the rural/tribal people regarding prevailing social problems and developmental issues. Students actively participate and organize workshops and seminars etc in different titles.

The Programme

The MSW Program is a quality oriented social work education through a progressive and people centred pedagogy and practice, research and field interventions. It encompasses of classroom and fieldwork components spread across four semesters. The MSW program provides the students solid theoretical base, opportunities for skill development and a value-based education.

The contemporary society are suffering from different types of the problem in daily life, they need its solution through skill-based education and the Department prepares students for professional employment to contribute their skill-based knowledge to solve these problems. The academic program is enabling the students to develop an appropriate attitude, knowledge and in search of improve the quality of life of the needy and downtrodden.

Programme Structure

MSW is a two years programme in four semesters. The academic work is a package of 14 common theory papers, 4 specialization papers, 4 concurrent supervised fieldwork internships, one rural live-in camp, specialisation specific live-in experiences, a PRA Camp, a Street Theatre Workshop, attending conferences/seminars/workshops and paper presentations in conferences, a viva voce at the end of the first, second and third semesters to evaluate fieldwork and comprehension, two block field work internships spanning 15 days during the second and third semesters, one dissertation/project work and a comprehensive viva-voce.

The MSW Programme offers two specialisations:

Stream A: Medical and Psychiatric Social Work

Stream B: Community Development

Admission Procedure

The University notification of dates of application, Entrance Exam, Group Discussion (GD) and Interview in its website and leading dailies. Based on the notification, using /specifying College name can apply online mode through the University website.

The Entrance Test, GD and Interview are conducted on the dates prescribed by the university. The Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by the University assesses candidates for objective / descriptive components. Group Discussion is conducted in the college with the participation of subject experts appointed by the University and the nominees from the respective domains. All the candidates are interviewed by an interview panel consisting of the Principal, a University nominee and the Head of the Department concerned.

A rank list is generated by the University giving weightage to the four components i.e., Marks obtained in qualifying exam marks , CAT (Common Admission Test) marks, Group Discussion marks, Personal Interview marks.

Eligibility: shall be required to have passed an appropriate Degree Examination of Kerala University as specified or any other examination of any recognized University or authority accepted by Kerala University as equivalent thereto.

50% of the seats are filled by management from the Rank List. So, all the candidates have to appear for entrance examination, GD and Interview prescribed by the by Kerala University. Total 25% Seats are reserved for BSW candidates.

Career Opportunities

Hospital setting: Working in the areas of disabilities, mental health, de-addiction and targeted public health concerns. Medical Social workers provide services in various departments (oncology, neurology etc) and also work as counsellors in the psychiatric and palliative care.

Community setting: working as Project coordinators, project planners, community organizers, liaison officers and community mobilizers in fields such as gerontology, child rights and working for the health of women and other vulnerable groups.

Government setting: Welfare officers, Probation officers, Researcher and program developer in departments such as the Home ministry, Child and Women Welfare Departments and the Department of Social Justice.

NGO: Working as community mobilizers, project managers, documentation experts, specialists in specific skills such as livelihood generations, capacity building, Community organizer, field worker and project coordinator.

Education setting: Researchers, lecturers, School Counsellors etc.

Opportunities to work with UNICEF, UNDP, Red cross, Amnesty international, NABARD NHM, KSACS and many such organizations

Other Employment Areas- Disaster Management Department, MNCs, Natural Resources Management Companies, Old Age Homes, Prisons etc.

Started for 2022- 2023