Department of Masters in Social Work

Established in 2001

Department of P.G. Studies and Research in Social Work, S.D.M College, Ujire was established in the year 2001 with the vision plan “ACADEMIC UPGRADATION OF FACULTY AND IMPROVING THE EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS OF STUDENTS WITH HUMAN TOUCH”. The department works with the objective of Projecting students around quality based education and imparting professional Social Work education with participative approach for the betterment of the Society.

The department is set with quality oriented activities which could possibly enhance the performance of the students both in academics and field activities. The learning ambience with experienced staff and directed field work allotments ensures optimum knowledge and skills to the students. The department has alliance with various industries, hospitals and NGOs in and around Mangalore in order to enforce maximum practical input through field works.

Special activities conducted by the department include Yearly Mega event SAMBHRAMA which is a national level conference on contemporary issues, Study tour, Social Work rural/tribal/urban camps, summer and winter internships, Focused Group Discussions, article reviews, seminars, role plays, book reviews, movie reviews and other need based activities.

Association and Activities

Students impart managerial skills through student run forum Human Resource Development Cell which conducts various issue based programmes for student benefits. The association arranges activities like Guest lectures, Workshops, Special talks during National and International days, extension activities and any other contemporary issues which will be relevant to students’ carrier and social development.

Scheme and Syllabus

The department offers 2 years (Four semesters) Masters Degree programme in Social work (M.S.W) with 3 different specializations. Namely,
• Community Development
• Medical & Psychiatric Social work
• Human Resource Management & Human Resource Development

New CBCS Scheme of papers – Social Work (MSW)

Sem Hard core Soft core Open electives Project Total
I 4 4 16 1 4 4 20
II 4 4 16 1 4 4 1 3 3   23
III 2 4 08 3 4 12 1 3 3 4 23
IV 1 4 04 3 4 12       4 20
Total 44 32     6   86
  51.16% 37.20%     7% 4.65% 100%

I Semester M.S.W:

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Type Title of the paper Max. Marks Total Marks Hours per week Credits
IA Sem Exam
1 Hard core SWS 401: Social Work Profession – History, Philosophy & Ideologies 30 70 100 4 4
2 Hard core SWS 402: Social Case Work 30 70 100 4 4
3 Hard core SWS 403: Social Group Work 30 70 100 4 4
4 Soft core SWS 404 A : Dynamics of Human Behavior

OR

SWS 404-B: : Communication skills for Social Work Practice

30 70 100 4

4

5 Hard core SWS 405: :  Social work practicum 1 ( Orientation Visits and Concurrent Field Work) 30 70 100 16 Field Work hours 4
Total 150 350 500 32 20

II Semester M.S.W:

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Type Title of the paper Max. Marks Total Marks Hours per week Credits
IA Sem Exam
1 Hard core SWS 451: Community Organization and Practice 30 70 100 4 4
2 Hard core SWS 452: Social Welfare Administration and Social Action 30 70 100 4 4
3 Hard core SWS 453: Social Work Research and Statistics 30 70 100 4 4
4 Soft core SWS 454 -A : Social Work in Various settings

OR

SWS 454-B: Human Rights

30 70 100 4

4

5 Open Elective SWS455-A: Social Science Perspectives for Social Work Practice.

OR

SWS 455-B: Social policy and Planning.

30 70 100 4 3
6 Hard core SWS 456: Social  Work Practicum  II ( Concurrent Field Work and Social Work  Camp) 30 70 100 16 Field Work  hours 4
Total 180 420 600 36 23

III Semester M.S.W:

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Type Title of the paper Max. Marks Total Marks Hours per week Credits
IA Sem Exam
1 Hard core SWS 501: Project Planning and Management 30 70 100 4 4
2 Soft  core Specialization I

( Community Development)

SWS 502: Citizen Participation, Good Governance and Local  Self Governance

Specialization II

(Medical and Psychiatric Social Work)

SWS 503: Psychiatric Social Work

Specialization III

(Human Resource Management and Human Resource Development)

SWS 504: Human Resource  Management and Human Resource Development

30 70 100 4 4
3 Soft core Specialization I

( Community Development)

SWS 505: Tribal and Rural Community Development

Specialization II

(Medical and Psychiatric Social Work)

SWS 506: Medical Social Work

Specialization III

(Human Resource Management)

SWS 507: Labour Legislations (Part –I)

30 70 100 4 4
4 Soft core SWS 508- A : Family and Child  Welfare

OR

SWS 508 –B:Management Concepts

30 70 100 4

4

5 Open Elective SWS 509 A : Management of Non Government Organizations

OR

SWS 509-B: Disaster Management

30 70 100 4 3
6 Hard core SWS 510: Social  Work Practicum  III ( Concurrent Field Work  and Study Tour) 30 70 100 16 Field Work  hours 4
Total 180 420 600 36 23

IV Semester M.S.W:

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Type Title of the paper Max. Marks Total Marks Hours per week Credits
IA Sem Exam
1 Soft core Specialization I

( Community Development)

SWS 551: Urban                            Community Development

 

Specialization II

(Medical and Psychiatric Social Work)

 

SWS 552: Geriatric Social Work

Specialization III

(Human Resource Management)

SWS 553: Labour Legislations (Part II )

30 70 100 4 4
2 Soft  core Specialization I

( Community Development)

SWS 554: Sustainable  Development  and Social Entrepreneurship

Specialization II

(Medical and Psychiatric Social Work)

SWS 555: Therapeutic Counselling

Specialization III

(Human Resource Management)

SWS 556: Labour Welfare and Industrial Relations

30 70 100 4 4
3 Soft core  

SWS 557-A : Rehabilitation and After Care Services

OR

SWS 557-B:  Organizational Behaviour and Organizational Development

30 70 100 4 4
4 Project Work SWS 558  : Research Project 30 70 100 4 4
5 Hard core SWS 559 : Social Work Practicum IV ( Concurrent Field Work  and Block Placement ) 30 70 100 4 4
Total 150 350 500 32 20