MASTERS IN SOCIAL WORK (MSW)
Established in 1964, the Department of Social Work was the pioneering professional department under the University of Kerala to offer a Masters Degree in Social Work. The department has been consistently ranked at the 5th position in various surveys of professional colleges in India. The department has two specializations; Medical and Psychiatric Social Work and Community Development with the objective ofmoulding professionals in the diverse fields of social work.
- Activity Based Learning; testing theory
- Blends Personal and Professional Development
- Focus on Creativity
- Puts the Trainee in Touch with Ground Realities
- Focuses on Developing Human Relation Skills
- Comprehensive Practicum
The Post Graduate course leading to the award of the Master Degree of Social Work by the University of Kerala is spread over four semesters of duration of five months each. The academic work is a package of fourteen common theory papers, four specialization papers, four concurrent fieldwork internships, one rural camp, a viva voce during each semester to evaluate fieldwork and comprehension, one block placement internship spanning 30 days during the summer holidays of the first year and one study tour, one dissertation/project work and a comprehensive viva-voce. The program will have a total of 2746 hours (743 hrs in the First and Third Semesters and 630 hours during the Second and Fourth Semesters) of instruction, which include class room lectures, guided reading sessions, assignment writings, seminars, group discussions, tutorial, role-play, case studies, field trips, field works and computer classes.
During semesters I and II there are five common papers each, two concurrent fieldwork internships and one rural camp. During semester III and IV, there will be two common papers and two specialization papers based on the field of specialization. During the III and IV semisters, there will be two concurrent or block field work internships and one study tour. The terminal semester/ Semester IV, also requires the learner to submit a Dissertation/Project work and attend a comprehensive viva-voce.
All admissions are governed by the regulations, orders and rules of the University of Kerala.
The eligibility for admission to MSW & MAHRM Degree courses under the University of Kerala is a pass with 50 % marks in aggregate in the degree examination (including B Tech, MBBS, BAMS, BHMS and LLB) declared by the University of Kerala as equivalent thereto with 50% in Part III in the case of BA, BSc, and BCom. The MSW & MAHRM Degree programme applicants will be assigned 40 percent proportionate weightage for the marks secured in the qualifying examination (approximated weightage of 40% subject to a maximum of 30 marks) and a valid score (30%) from the University Entrance Examination or 30% of a valid XAT/CMAT/MAT score (in the case of MAHRM) and 30% for Group Discussion and Interview (approximated to 15% and 15%=30%) to be completed for being eligible for admission.
Relaxation in Marks in the Qualifying exam
1.For SC/ST candidates: the minimum marks 35%.
2.SEBC category: a relaxation of 2% marks from the prescribed minimum is allowed.
3.Persons with Disability: a relaxation of 5% marks from the prescribed minimum is allowed.
Claim for Reservation
1.Reservation under community quota (Catholic) will have to produce community certificate from the concerned Revenue Authority.
2.Reservation under SC/ST should obtain Caste/Community Certificate from Thahalsidar. If the seats reserved for SC/ST candidates are not filled by them after an opportunity is given by notifying the vacancies through media, those seats may be filled up by candidates belonging to OEC and in their absence candidates belonging to SEBC.
The seats that still remain unavailed will go to the open Merit Quota
After the admission procedures, if admitted, the student is required to enrol himself/herself in the college on the same day itself, by producing the required certificates and paying the tuition fee and the special fees in full.
The certificates to be produced in original are: Transfer and Conduct certificates, Degree/Provisional Certificate and mark list of graduation, migration and eligibility certificates, (if the candidate is from another university) and income certificate (fee concession candidates only).
Those who are employed must, besides those above, produce a sanction of leave and relieving certificate from the employer.
As only regular, full time students are admitted to the above courses, no student is permitted to register for any other examination or course of studies, even part – time, until the course is completed.
Only those who are eligible need to apply