M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts in Social Work (Public Health)

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus

Centre: Centre for Public Health

Intake: 20


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 08, 2019 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, 2019. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands canceled.




The Master of Arts in Social Work (Public Health) aims to address the multifaceted dimensions of health in a changing socio-economic context. It looks to develop skills in social work professionals to analyse health issues in micro, meso and macro contexts, as well as to work towards protecting health as a human right. This programme is a response to redress the limited institutional capacity in India for strengthening training, research and policy development in the area of health social work. Health social workers in this scenario are uniquely positioned to help make interventions both at the individual and community levels. At an individual level, the objective of health social workers is to offer psycho-social support to individuals and their families in dealing with communicable and non-communicable diseases. These professionals provide counselling to patients and give advice to family caregivers. At the community level, given their professional skill set, social workers are best placed to design, implement and manage those aspects of community health which require, on the one hand, involvement with the community and groups and, on the other hand, engagement with the health system, particularly in its interface with people/users. Social workers with a specialised knowledge of community health are also well placed to design, implement and manage larger and more complex interventions, which form a significant component of social change, as this community-based health advocacy needs to be evidence-based, context-specific and resource-sensitive.

This programme will prepare health professionals to work in socially, culturally and economically diverse populations by being attentive to the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. It will work towards imparting qualities of leadership among health social work professionals and effectively use communication skills for health advocacy. This programme equips its students to work in different capacities in diverse settings — government institutions, non-government organisations, hospitals and research-based organisations. They also can work in sectors like HIV/AIDS, disaster, courts and counselling centres.

Distribution of Credit Hours:








Foundation Courses


Philosophy of Research


Core Social Work Courses


Programme Courses







Programme Courses


Research Project


Choice Based Credit Courses




Total Credits



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

Semesterwise Courses:

SemesterCourse CodeCourse TitleCredits
I FC Foundation Course 6
Philosophy of Research 1
SW 01 History and Perspective of Social Work 2
SW 02 Social Case Work 2
SW 03  Social Group Work 2
SW 05 Research Methods i 2
HMH01 Introduction to Health and Mental Health 2
II EF Elective Foundation Course (CBCS) 2
OE Open Elective Course (CBCS) 2
SW 04 Community Organisation 2
SW 06 Social Welfare Administration 2
SW 07 Critical Perspectives on Social Work: Introduction to Social Theories 2
SW 08 Research Methods II 2
HMH02 Social Sciences and Health 2
PH 01 Community Health Processes and Practice 2
FW01 Field Work 2
III SW09 Social Policy and Planning 2
HMH04 Social Action Networking and Advocacy 2
HMH03 Health and Development 2
PH 02 Health Policy ,Programmes and Legislations 2
PH 03 Health Communication 2
HMH05 Intoduction to Epidemiology 2
DE1 Disciplinary Elective Course(CBCS) 2
IV PH04 Comparative Studies of Health System 2
PH 9 Health Management and Planning 2
 RP Research Project 6
FW02 Field Work 6
DE2 Disciplinry Elective Course(CBCS) 2



Note: The semester-wise courses and their listing is provisional, and may undergo some changes.

Fee Structure:


Components PH
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
FEE Tuition Fee 12000 12000 12000 12000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800
Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0

Field Work Charges 5000 5000 5000 5000
Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
ID Card Charges 300 0 0 0
FUNDS Students' Competency Fund 0 0 0  
Internship Fund 0 0 0 0
Lab Charges / Studio Fund 0 0 0 0
Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 0 0
Students' Union Fund 500 500 500 500
Medical Insurance Fund 1500 0 1500 0
DEPOSITS & ADVANCES A)  Caution Deposits (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10000 0 0 0
B)  *Practicum / Study Tour Charges (Rural Field Work / Urban Field Work) (Refundable) 0 0 0 0
Dining Hall (Advance) Charges 16000 16000 16000 16000
OTHER CHARGES Hostel & Electricity Charges Rs.10000 & Rs.5000 15000 15000 15000 15000
Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 39200 27300 20800 21300
Total Fees for Hostellers 70200 58300 51800 52300
*Details under School
* "Practicum / Study tour charges / Rural Field Work / Urban Field Work charges are not part of the fee structure.  However, expenses will have to be met by the students at the time of study tour."


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