Master of Social Work

Vidyasagar School of Social Work conducts 2 year full time Masters degree in Social Work (MSW) under the Vidyasagar University. Additionally the course is also recognized under Section 2(f) of UGC Act. Over the years, the MSW course of VSSW has emerged as a much sought after course in the field of professional social work. The placement record of the Institute has been excellent and every year all the students are absorbed in various Government departments, reputed NGOs, funding organizations, micro-finance institutions and other organizations. The placement cell of the Institute actively monitors the placement of the subsequent job opportunities even after passing out of the Institution.

The programme of the MSW fourteen theoretical papers, field work, viva voce and and project report. The entire curriculum has been designed in a way to promote integration of theory and practice in the field of social welfare and social policy.

The following students are allowed to satisfy the eligibility for applying to the MSW course: P.G. or Hons. Graduate (full time course) in Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Anthropology, Commerce & Human Development or any Hons. Graduate with any one of the above subjects as Pass subject or passed BSW, or LLB.

One third of the total seats are reserved for the students of Vidyasagar University. 15% of the seats are booked for SC and 7.5% of the seats are booked for ST candidates provided they fulfill the eligibility and selection requirements. 5 seats are reserved for candidates sponsored by various state departments. However the seats may be filled up by General Candidates if the reserved quota remains unfulfilled.

Application for admission must be made in prescribed format along with the necessary documents.

MSW SEMESTER SYSTEM-
First Semester-
Sl.No. Course Code Subject Marks
1 MSW 101 History Of Social Work 50
2 MSW 102 Philosophy of Social Work 50
3 MSW 103 Conceptual Case Work 50
4 MSW 104 Practical Case Work 50
5 MSW 105 Conceptual Group Work 50
6 MSW 106 Practical Group Work 50
7 MSW 107 Human Growth & Behaviour I 50
8 MSW 108 Human Growth & Behaviour II 50
9 MSW 109 Field Work 100
Second Semester-
1 MSW 201 Sociology for Social Worker 50
2 MSW 202 Economics for Social Worker 50
3 MSW 203 Conceptual Community Organisation 50
4 MSW 204 Practical Community Organisation 50
5 MSW 205 Health and Hygiene 50
6 MSW 206 Psychiatric Social Work 50
7 MSW 207 Social Work Research 50
8 MSW 208 Statistics for Social Work 50
9 MSW 209 Field Work 100
Third Semester-
1 MSW 301 Indian Social Problem I 50
2 MSW 302 Indian Social Problem II 50
3 MSW 303 Social Welfare Administration I 50
4 MSW 304 Social Welfare Administration II 50
5 MSW 305 Social Legislation 50
6 MSW 306 Social Security 50
7 MSW 307 Rural Community Development 50
8 MSW 308 Urban Community Development 50
9 MSW 309 Field Work 100
Fourth Semester-
1 MSW 401 Theories of Crime 50
2 MSW 402 Correctional Administration 50
Special Papers-
I.Women’s Welfare & Development
3 MSW 403 Basic Concepts of Women’s Welfare & Development 50
4 MSW 404 Women’s Welfare and Development: Problems and Intervention 50
5 MSW 405 Women and Law 50
6 MSW 406 Women’s Welfare and Development: Policies and Programmes 50
Special Papers-
II.Mental Health & Counselling
3 MSW 403 Basics Concepts of Mental Health 50
4 MSW 404 Mental Illness and Intervention 50
5 MSW 405 Fundamentals of Counselling 50
6 MSW 406 Approaches to Counselling 50
III. Labour Welfare, Industrial Relations & Personnel Management
3 MSW 403 Labour Welfare and Industrial Relation 50
4 MSW 404 Labour Welfare Legislations 50
5 MSW 405 Principles and Practices of Labour 50
6 MSW 406 Personnel Management 50
7 MSW 407 Dissertation 100
8 MSW 408 Field Work 100
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