Department of Social Work


Courses offered: M.S.W - Master of Social Work


The Department of Social Work at Jai Bharath Arts & Science College offers a two-year full time programme leading to the degree of Master of Social Work (MSW) of Mahatma Gandhi University. The programme commences in July every year. Social Work is a professional service, based on scientific knowledge and Skill in human relations, which assists individuals, alone or in groups, to obtain social and personal satisfaction and independence. The future employment outlook is strong for social workers. Social workers practice in schools, businesses, hospitals, Industrial counseling, Psychiatric Social Work. Family Counseling, Child Welfare and Admission of NGOs, public welfare, and criminal justice agencies-with a host of emerging employment settings likely to develop in the coming years.
MSW program aims to build committed and dynamic youth in imparting participatory development at the community level, Government level, Non- Governmental level, policy level, law and in the overall progress of the country. MSW program will provide training in the practice of professional social work in broad areas followed by theoretical knowledge and skills in specialized fields of practice. The program provides students with a choice of engaging with various areas including rural and urban community development; mental health; disability; children and youth; criminology and correctional social work; social justice and government. Along with classroom teaching, all students will undertake fieldwork throughout the two years of study; as well as a rural practicum and a study tour. Students will also have to take a research project towards the final semester of the program.

Importance of social work in the current scenario

  • Promoting the values of human dignity, human rights, democratic participation of people, peaceful, and collaborative social relationships.
  • Challenging the unequal relationships and marginalization of people due to sex, age, ethnicity, caste, and creed.
  • Democratizing the socio-economic and political systems by empowering people and building their capacity to bargain for basic rights and essential resources.
  • Training students in culturally sensitive practice in relation to problem-solving skills, research, advocacy, disaster management, conflict resolution, policy formulation, and organizational management

The Master of Social Work program conducted by the Jai Bharath School of Social work offers the following three specializations:

Medical & Psychiatric
Social Work
Family &
Child Welfare
Rural & Urban
Community Development

Eligibility: Candidates seeking admission for MSW course shall be required to possess either a Bachelor's Degree from Mahatma Gandhi University or a Degree recognized as equivalent thereto with 50% marks in aggregate for Part l, ll & lll. 5C/5T candidates need only a pass in the qualifying examination. Candidates appearing for final year degree examinations in March/April are also eligible to apply for admission to the course, provided they should produce the proof of qualification on the date of counseling.