School: School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus
a) Programme require completion of Bachelor's Degree of minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent ( under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a recognised university, in any discipline.
b) At the time of applying candidates studying in 3 year degree progremme should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4 year degree progrmmes should have passed in all the subjects for 1st to 6th semester.
c) Only those Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations by Saturday, June 10, 2017 are eligible to apply to all the programme.
Till the time the candidate submit results of the final year degree examination, admission to any of the Master's Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional. The results of the final examination have to be submitted before September 30, 2017. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands cancelled.
Communities are at critical crossroads across the Global South. In a technology and market-driven process of development, the expanse of the marginalised and deprived sections of communities has increased. Those who have been historically disadvantaged, who lack land, appropriate skills, higher education and/or other resources, are not able to benefit from the fruits of this so called progress and development. With pro-poor, pro-marginalised perspectives, the concern is with the most ‘invisible’ groups in society. It is necessary to mobilise them as a first step in order for them to utilise spaces that may exist for them to seek their entitlements and rights. Unless the marginalised are organised and become aware of their rights, sustainable development is not possible.
Today, development practitioners, whether at the starting level or already in the field, require multiple perspectives to analyse and engage with present day complex realities. This necessitates capacity enhancement and development of newer strategies to serve the interests of the disadvantaged populations. Further, understanding local situations and working with communities to address key concerns is as critical today as being able to see national and international connections of these very concerns in the globalising world.
These concerns would be addressed through the Master of Arts in Social Work (Community Organisation and Development Practice). This programme envisages preparation of a cadre of development practitioners and activists who could effectively respond to the contemporary concerns of marginalised communities. For this purpose, they would be equipped to integrate critical thinking and practical field experience so as to contribute to the process of social transformation.
The programme comprises classroom as well as field work, both of which are core and connected components of the curriculum across the four semesters. Students with a background in CODP find meaning in work with a range of rural and urban settings — voluntary organisations, people’s organisations and movements, trade unions, government and corporate social responsibility projects, as well as in themselves initiating work in new areas or on issues that require innovative approaches. Across these organisations, they are engaged in practice, comprising field as well as research-based work from grassroots to policy and advocacy levels.
Distribution of Credit Hours:
Philosophy of Research
Core Social Work Courses (8 Courses)
Programme Specific Courses (4 Courses)
Programme Specific Courses (9 Courses)
Social Case Work
Social Group Work
History and perspective of Social Work
Research Methods I
Rural Development and Governance
Critical Perspectives on Social Work: Introduction to Social Theories
Social Welfare Administration
Research Methods II
Theoretical Perspectives for Community Practice
Sustainable Development and Livelihood
State, Social Protection and Development Programmes
Socio-Legal Dimensions in Development Practice
Urbanisation, Governance and Informal Work
Social Action, Advocacy and Movements
Disaster and Development
Business Plan Development for Social Sector
Programme Planning and Management
Disasters and Development
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