M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts in Social Work (Mental Health)

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus

Centre: Centre for Health and Mental Health


Intake: 20

Description

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Mental health problems are amongst the most important contributors to the global burden of disease and disability. The “Global Burden of Disease” due to mental health concerns is greater than that expected by tuberculosis, cancer or heart disease. Mental and behavioural disorders affect more than 25% of people at any given point of time. This means 450 million people worldwide are affected by mental, neurological or behavioural problems at any given point of time. In India, about 20 to 30 million people appear to be in need of mental health care. The gap between mental health needs and availability of services including trained professionals is enormous and the M.A. Social Work in Mental Health seeks to address this by creating a cadre of professionals grounded in social work perspectives with thorough understanding of mental health issues and skills.

With rapid social change and urbanisation, there are several vulnerable groups whose mental health concerns need urgent attention. Some examples include urban poor living on the streets and slums, women and children exposed to domestic violence, populations displaced by mega development projects as well as natural and man-made disasters, single women, sexual minorities, people living with HIV/AIDS, and so on. In order to be able to comprehend the mental health concerns of these groups, it is vital to move beyond our thinking in the mental health sector and conceptualise training programmes as well as service models that integrate the biological, psychological and interpersonal with the social and the cultural. Thus, a programme that combines ideas of social justice and empowerment along with the knowledge and skills to understand individual and interpersonal distress and problems, is a need of the hour. This post-graduate programme with a foundation in social work and an incremental training in perspectives and skills in mental health, aims to fill this gap.

Graduates of this programme have opportunities to integrate mental health work through a multi-sectoral approach. The programme equips students to work in varied settings and systems such as health and mental health, education, government / district mental health programmes, regional mental hospitals, non-governmental organisations and research and advocacy organisations.
This M.A. Social Work programme in Mental Health is offered from two locations: TISS Mumbai, and TISS- BALM Chennai.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

 

Detail

Credits

Foundation Courses

4

Core Social Work Courses

18

Thematic Courses

18

Elective Foundation Course (CBCS)

2

Open Elective Courses (CBCS)

2

Disciplinary Elective Course (CBCS)

4

Research Project

6

Field Work

24

Total Credits

78

 

Note: The total number of credits, list of CBCS courses and semester-wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes.

Semesterwise Courses:

 

Semester

Course Code

Course

Credits

I

FC

Foundation Course

4

SW 01

History and Perspectives of Social Work

2

SW 02

Social Work Practice with Individuals

2

SW 03

Social Work Practice with Groups

2

SW 05

Research Methods I

2

HMH 01

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

MH 02

Seminar in Clinical Social Work

2

MH 03

Community Mental Health

2

FW 01

Fieldwork

12

III

SW 09

Social Policy and Planning

2

HMH 03 Health and Development 2

HMH 05

Introduction to Epidemiology

2

MH 01

Mental Health, Marginalisation and Human Rights

2

MH 04

Mental Health Policy, Programmes and Legislations

2

MH 06

Counselling and Therapeutic Interventions

2

IV

   

MH 06

Counselling and Therapeutic Interventions

2

RP

Research Project

6

FW 02

Fieldwork

12

DE 01 Disciplinary Elective Course (CBCS)

2

DE 02

Disciplinary Elective Course (CBCS)

2

Total Credits

78

 

Note: The total number of credits, list of CBCS courses, and semester-wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes.

 

Due to the current pandemic situation courses may be shifted or taught across semesters.

Fee Structure:

 

Components CF
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
FEE Tuition Fee 12000 12000 12000 12000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800
Health Centre Charges 100 0 0 0
CHARGES



Field Work Charges 5000 5000 5000 5000
IT Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
Other Academic Charges 0 0 0 0
ID Card Charges 300 0 0 0
FUNDS Students' Competency Fund 0 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 0 500 500 500
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) 5000 0 5000 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 33700 27300 25800 21300
Total Fees for Hostellers 64700 58300 56800 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.

 

 

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