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M.A in Social Work (School-level Programme)

The M.A in Social Work (2 years) programme is a school level programme and had begun in the year 2017. It aims to train students to constructively engage with the policy makers and public so as to evolve innovative strategies through field action projects and practice based research. The broader objective of this course emanates from the much-felt need of having a social work perspective to the various public policies that are generally framed and implemented by governments for citizens' welfare.

The uniqueness of this programme is its integration of social work skills and practices embedded in social sciences with the objective of rational understanding of policy formulation, monitoring and analysis in the larger governance framework. The social work perspective to public policy and governance could deliver better services to its beneficiaries, provided the methods of social work is integrated well with the policies and the larger governance framework. The course would cover the principles, skills, values and knowledge base of social work along with cutting edge knowledge for public policy and governance, embedded in social sciences.

The students graduating in the MA in Social Work would become change agents who connect the policy makers, implementation agencies and the end users of the policies. The course is prepared to produce critical human resource for the government, policy framers, grassroots NGOs engaged in the social development sectors.

The broader objective of this course emanates from the much-felt need of having a 'social work perspective' with strong skill sets of methods in social work, to the various public policies that are generally framed and implemented by governments for citizens' welfare. The uniqueness of this programme is its integration of social work skills and practices through embedding in social sciences with the objective of rational understanding of policy formulation, monitoring and analysis in the larger governance framework. The social work perspective to public policy and governance could deliver better services to its beneficiaries, provided the methods of social work is integrated well with the policies and the larger governance framework.

This course thus becomes innovative in the sense that it targets to deepen the horizon of the theories and practices of social work through amalgamating the discourses of public policy and governance through embedding in social sciences, with the skills sets and methods of social work for effective social service delivery outcomes for communities. The course hence is prepared to produce young minds with a holistic vision of public policy and governance, thereby being a change agent, specifically with the social work intervention skill sets.

The two years M.A in Social Work programme would be of four semesters with 20 credits, including concurrent field work, block field work and research dissertation, with a total of 80 credits across four semesters. In addition to the 80 credits (20 credits of 4 semesters), there would be a compulsory social work camp (6-10 days) and a social work tour (8-10 days) with 02 credits each.

Intake of Students:

M.A. in Social Work- 33 seats.

  • Dr. Sony Kunjappan
  • (+91) 9408481011
  • sony@cug.ac.in