School: School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus
Centre: Centre for Disability Studies and Action
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 canceled.
The focus among professionals in the field of disability rehabilitation today is on rights of persons with disability, equalisation of opportunities and their integration into mainstream society. It has been formally recognised that people with disabilities are people who have the economic, emotional, physical, intellectual, spiritual, social and political needs that other people have. Though we have come a long way, we still have far to go in ensuring an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based society for persons with disabilities. In India, disabled persons are still oppressed and marginalised, and denied the opportunity for full citizenship and participa- tion and from living a reasonable quality of life because of society’s persistent stereotypical and prejudiced per- ception of them as inferior, incapable and inadequate, a drain on family resources, and costly for society to maintain.
The Master of Arts in Social Work (Disability Studies and Action) enables students to understand and conceptualise disability as socially constructed and finds explanations for disablement within the context of a person’s life, rather than within individuals themselves. Rehabilitation conducted within a comprehensive social framework is not only about the removal of barriers at the individual lev- el, it is also about the removal of physical and attitudinal barriers in society at large. Rehabilitation, therefore, includes not only engaging with persons with disability, but also emphasises the need for engaging with the community and other systems of society for creating more enabling environments so that their complete in- tegration into mainstream society is possible.
The Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), an autonomous central organisation under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, has mandated that all social workers who are working in the field of disability rehabilitation undergo certification in Rehabilitation Social Work or acquire a credited degree in Disability Rehabilitation Social Work. RCI recognises Rehabilitation Social Workers as professionals in the field of disability rehabilitation. Given this mandate, the M.A. Social Work in Disability Studies and Action is being offered to create a cadre of professional social workers, with competency in empowering people with disability and all other stakeholders in this issue.
Distribution of Credit Hours:
Philosophy of Research
Core Social Work Courses
Choice Based Credit Courses
Social Case Work
Social Group Work
History and Perspectives of Social Work
Research Methods I
Theoretical Perspectives and their Application to Disability Rehabilitation Social Work
Social Welfare Administration
Critical Perspectives on Social Work: Introduction to Social Theories
Research Methods II
Social Policy and Planning
Persons with Disability and their Rehabilitation Contexts
The Gender Dimensions of Disability
Management of Disability Related Programmes
Building Disability Awareness for Action
Community Interventions in the Rural Context
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