M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts in Social Work (Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship)

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus

Centre: Centre for Livelihoods and Social Innovation


Intake: 30

Eligibility

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.

Description

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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:

Year

Detail

Credits

 

 

 

First

Foundation Courses

6

Philosophy of Research

1

Core Social Work Courses

16

Programme Courses

4/6*

Fieldwork

12

 

 

Second

Programme Courses

16/18*

Research Project

6

Choice Based Credit Courses

8

Fieldwork

12

Total Credits

83

 

*The number of credits over the year may vary across programmes due to difference in placement of programme specific courses.

 

Semesterwise Courses:

Semester

Course Code

Course

Credits

I

FC

Foundation Course

6

Philosophy of Research

1

SW 1

Social Case Work

2

SW 2

Social Group Work

2

SW 4

History and Perspectives of Social Work

2

SW 7

Research Methods I

3

LSE 1

Introduction to Human Economy

2

II

SW 3

Community Organisation

2

SW 6

Critical Perspectives on Social Work: Introduction to Social Theories

2

SW 8

Research Methods II

2

SW 5

Social Welfare Administration

2

LSE 2

Development, Marginalities and Sustainable Livelihoods

2

LSE 3

Livelihood Uncertainties, Vulnerability and Adaptation

2

FW

Field Work

12

Total credits in first year & second year

42

III

SW 09 Social Policy and Planning

2

LSE 5

Business Plan Development for Social Sector

2

LSE 6

Livelihoods Innovation Lab - I

2

LSE 7

Social Action and Livelihoods Transformation

2

LSE 8

Micro-level Planning and People's Development Initiatives

2

LSE 11

Financial Management

2

FW2.1

Field Work

6

IV

 

 

 

 

 

 

LSE 9

Livelihood Impact Assessment and Evaluation

2

LSE 10

Livelihoods Innovation Lab - II

2

Research Project

6

FW2.2

Field Work

6

Total credits in second year

34

Total credits in the programme

76

Fee Structure:

Components LE
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
1 Tuition 12000 12000 12000 12000
2 Examination 800 800 800 800
3 Field Work Coordination Fee (Not Reimbursable) 5000 5000 5000 5000
4 Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
5 Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
6 ID Card 300 0 0 0
7 Medical Insurance Premium Charges 1500 0 1500 0
8 Students' Union 500 500 500 500
9 Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 0 0
10 Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
11 Rural Practicum / Study Tour ( Refundable ) 6000 0 0 0
12 Caution Deposits ( Refundable at the time of leaving the programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10000 0 0 0
1. Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 45200 27300 20800 21300
13 Hostel & Electricity Charges Rs.10000 & Rs.5000 15000 15000 15000 15000
14 Dining Hall Charges (Advance) 16000 16000 16000 16000
2. Total Fees for Hostellers 76200 58300 51800 52300

 

*Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.

 

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