Post Graduate Department of
Social Work

MSW is two years and four semesters Master Degree Program. It imparts intensive theoretical and practical training for students to work as professionally trained social worker in the specialized areas of:

  • Medical & Psychiatric Social work
  • Community Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Correctional administration. 
  • General Health Setting
  • Institutional services & Rehabilitation Centers.

The course has an inbuilt facility for providing practical training along with theory classes. Students have to attend theory classes for four days a week and they are placed in various agencies both government, non government, industries, hospital settings for practical trainings as Concurrent field work during the remaining two days of that week.

  • Concurrent field visit two days in a week is applicable to all the four semesters. Concurrent field visit helps students for ongoing learning of practice and develop intervention and interpersonal skills in reality situations.
  • Students are taken for orientation visits to NGOs during I semester and Industries during III semester which gives them an idea about the functioning of the agencies.  Also, students will get exposed to understand the services provided in response to society’s needs.

MSW-I Semester

MSW-I Semester Compulsory additional papers for non-BSW students
Sl No Paper title
1 Social Science Perspectives for Social Work Practice
2 Term Project
Core papers for odd Semesters - Honor’s level
Sl No Paper title
1 Social Work – History and Ideologies
2 Work with Individuals and Families
3 Work with Groups
4 Work with Communities
5 Human Growth and Development
6 Social Work Practicum – I

MSW-II Semester

Core papers for even semesters - Honor’s level
Sl No Paper title
 1 Management of Developmental and Welfare Services
 2 Social Work Research and Statistics
 3 Social Work Practicum – II (Social Work   Camp and Summer Placement)
 4 Social Work Practicum – III (Concurrent Field Work)
 5 Communication and Counseling / or Gandhian Approach to Welfare and
 6 Personal and Professional Growth /population and Environment

Term Project: Term Project is a small piece of research work a student is expected to do in the I semester. This gives an idea and creates interest in Social Work Research.

Social Work Rural camp: This provides opportunities to experience rural life style , analyze rural dynamics and observe the functioning of local self government and voluntary organizations.  It also helps to develop skill to carry out and evaluate and report the experience.

Summer Placement: An exclusive exposure to the practical field for 21 days continuously at the end of the second semester.

Open elective – II & III semester, students may opt for a choice based paper which includes variety of paper from other Departments like Department of Commerce, Communication & Journalism, computer Science within the campus.

MSW-III Semester

(Odd semester) Masters level
Sl No Paper title
1 Human Resource Management
2 Social Work Practicum - IV
3 Social Work with Tribal and Rural Communities/Organisational Behavior and Organisational Development
4 Preventive and Social Medicine and Medical Social Work/ or Rehabilitation and Aftercare Services
5 Social Policy, Planning and Development / or Legal System In India

MSW-IV Semester

Master’s level - even Semester
Sl No Paper title
1 Employee Relations and Legislation
2 Mental Health and Psychiatric Social Work
3 Major Project
4 Social Work Practicum – V
5 Social Work Practicum – VI (Block Placement
6 Human Resource Development and Employee Wellness / or Case studies

Dissertation/Major Project: Students required to carry out research on various social issues of the society in practical fulfillment of course.

Block Placement: An exclusive exposure to the practical field 100 km away from Mysore for six weeks at the end of the Fourth Semester is another unique feature.

Agencies for field work Government Organization:

  1. Family Planning Association of India
  2. Tribal Development Corporation
  3. Govt. palliative care Project
  4. Juvenile Home for Boys and Girls
  5. Central Prison

Hospital settings

  1. Mission Hospital
  2. K.R. Hospital

Non Government organization:

  1. Shaktidhama
  2. V–Lead
  3. Child Fund India
  4. All India women’s Conference
  5. Victoria Terminal
  7. JSS- Jana Shikshana Sansthan
  8. GUARD
  9. Mahila Samakhya


  1. Rane Madras
  2. Boruka Alluminium Ltd.
  3. Met Life
  4. Mypol
  5. Jusco  Water Works
  6. Shahi Exports
  7. Triveni Gears
  8. JK Tyres
  9. Robotics
  10. ADM
  11. K M F (MYMUL)
  12. Hindusthan Global Solution
  13. Automotive Axel
  14. AT &S
  15. L & T

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