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M.S.W. | Master of Social Work

Dual Specialization – Medical Psychiatry, Human Resources, and Community Development

Programme Overview

  • Social Work is an academic discipline that centres on individuals, families and communities. Social work applies social sciences such as Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Law and Community Development to bring about a social change.
  • The MSW programme familiarises the students with social work practices and social welfare services. Upon completion of the programme, students have the opportunity to work in various national and international organisations such as NGOs, hospitals, corporates and many more.
  • Students can choose any two specializations from amongst Medical Psychiatry, Human Resources, and Community Development respectively.

Career Opportunities

  • Social worker, Documentation and Communication Officer.
  • Humanitarian Values and PMER Officer.
  • Community Development officer, Juvenile Court Liaison.
  • Project Coordinator. Human resource coordinator.

Programme USPs

  • The programme, at CMR University, ensures that the students learn to work with different groups in order to identify different social issues and learn to apply an action-driven solution to these issues.
  • Students also study concepts and theories related to human behaviour at an individual and group/community level.
 

Programme Educational Objectives

  • The programme specializes in social work practice and social welfare services.
  • Students learn to work with different groups in identifying common social issues and applying an action-driven solution for solving these issues.
 

Programme Outcomes

  • The programme aims to provide a strong foundation of theory and practice in specific fields that will enable students to utilize their experience at the university in their field of work.
  • Special emphasis is laid on the development of critical thinking, analytical ability, written and oral presentation skills. This is a vibrant and dynamic undergraduate programme, supported by ongoing research at the School of Social Sciences & Humanities.
 

Programme Duration

2 Years (4 Semesters)

Programme Type

Full-time

Eligibility Criteria

Candidate who has passed any degree examination from a recognised university with a minimum of 50% marks is eligible for admission to the programme (45% in case of SC/ST/PH students).

 

Programme Structure

I Semester

II Semester

 

Electives - II Semester

Elective Course 1

Elective Course 2

Elective Course 3

Elective Course 4

Elective Course 5

Elective Course 6

III Semester

Electives - III Semester

Elective Course 1

Elective Course 2

Elective Course 3

Elective Course 4

Elective Course 5

Elective Course 6

IV SEMESTER

Electives - IV Semester

Elective Course 1

Elective Course 2

Elective Course 3

Assessment and Evaluation

The University follows Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), which provides choice for students to select from the prescribed set of courses and earn credits. Students are awarded grades based on their performance for each courses in a semester and Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA), which is a measure of academic performance of a student in a semester. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is used as a measure of overall cumulative performance of a student over all semesters. However, the CGPA is invariably calculated from second semester onwards to facilitate students to know their academic progress.

Every Programme has a prescribed Curriculum or the Scheme of Teaching and Evaluation. It prescribes all the courses/ laboratory/ other requirements for the degree and sets out the nominal sequence semester wise. Curriculum also includes SWAYAM and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), offered by premier institutions. A student desirous of additional exposure to a course, without the rigors of obtaining a good grade, ‘audits’ a course that helps him to have an edge over others in placements.

The evaluation system to assess the student is comprehensive and continuous during the entire period of Semester, by the faculty who is teaching the course. Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIE) and Semester End Examination (SEE) constitute the major evaluations prescribed for each course, with only those students maintaining a minimum standard in CIE are permitted to appear in SEE of the course. CIE and SEE to carry 50% weightage each, to enable the course to be evaluated for a total of 100 marks, irrespective of its credits.

Before the start of the Academic session of each semester, a faculty may choose for his course Internal Assessment Test and a minimum of two of the following assessment methods with suitable weightage for each: Assignments (Individual and/or Group), Seminars, Quizzes, Group Discussions, Case studies/Case lets, Practical orientation on Design Thinking, Creativity & Innovation, Participatory & Industry-integrated learning, Practical activities / problem solving exercises, Class presentations, Analysis of Industry/Technical/Business Reports, Reports on Guest Lectures / Webinars / Industrial Visits, Industrial / Social / Rural projects, Participation in Seminars/ Academic Events/Symposia, etc. or any other academic activity.

The Semester End Examination for all the courses for which students registered during the semester shall be conducted at the end of each semester. Some of the courses, where the student performance is evaluated through CIE, may not have SEE.

The makeup examination facility shall be available to those students who have appeared and failed in the SEE in one or more courses in a semester.

 
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