School: School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus
Centre: Centre for Livelihoods and Social Innovation
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 poor and marginalised groups and communities face several struggles while interfacing with diverse ac- tors for scarce and competitive resources. Further, with the advent of globalisation and more powerful market forces acting on them, they are at risk of being pushed further to the margins. Mainstream development ap- proaches aimed at enhancing livelihoods or eradicat- ing poverty often fails to recognise the daily struggles of poor people or the structural determinants of their deprivation. There is thus a tremendous need to work through social and political structures in developing al- ternative livelihood approaches.
The Master of Arts in Social Work (Livelihoods and Social Entre-preneurship) aims at strengthening theoretical under- standing of the complexities and dynamics of poor peoples’ life worlds and livelihoods and innovate practices and institutions in enabling the poor and marginalised sections of the population to access im- proved livelihood opportunities and resources. Apart from critically examining present-day livelihood ap- proaches, the programme strives towards innovating and incubating alternative models of livelihood pro- motion, ensuring resource access and resource justice for the poor and marginalised, social equity, empow- erment and social value creation. A key strategy for the same is to equip students to work with vulnerable groups and marginalised communities to develop and strengthen their livelihoods through meaningful so- cial enterprises, collectives etc. The vision and mission of the Centre for Livelihoods and Social Innovation (CLSI) ofering the said M.A programme is grounded on the understanding that livelihood promotion, so- cial innovation and social entrepreneurship develop- ment takes place in the institutional context of co- production, which implies that social workers not only interface with volunteers, individuals and community groups, but also with policy makers, civil servants and corporates.
The programme aims to impart adequate knowledge, de- velop competent skills and provide students an exposure to appropriate attitudinal perspectives so as to prepare them to occupy positions in Government programmes like the National Rural Livelihood Missions, NGOs, social
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
Introduction to Human Economy
Critical Perspectives on Social Work: Introduction to Social Theories
Research Methods II
Social Welfare Administration
Development, Marginalities and Sustainable Livelihoods
Livelihood Uncertainties, Vulnerability and Adaptation
Total credits in first year & second year
Business Plan Development for Social Sector
Livelihoods Innovation Lab - I
Social Action and Livelihoods Transformation
Micro-level Planning and People's Development Initiatives
Livelihood Impact Assessment and Evaluation
Livelihoods Innovation Lab - II
Total credits in second year
Total credits in the programme
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