Master of Social Work (MSW)

The course prepares for the post graduation for a career in social works. The career opportunities are in the areas like rural and the urban community development, hospitals, family counseling, school social work, child welfare and administration of NGOs.

Programme Structure

The MSW course is of two years duration, organized in four semesters with specialization in




Each semester comprises of theory and fieldwork activities. There are six papers in the first and second semesters along with concurrent fieldwork. There are two electives and four compulsory papers in the 3rd semester along with fieldwork. There are two compulsory papers and two elective papers apart from a project in the fourth semester. Also there will be summer placements & semester end placements. The MSW course is affiliated to the University of Calicut.

No of seats- The annual intake permitted is 20.

Career Opportunities

MSW’s are the most wanted skilled persons; especially in professionally managed Non Governmental Organizations (NGO), training institutions, counselling centres, autonomous bodies, Panchayath institutions etc, and in implementation of projects- UNESCO, UNICEF, WORLD BANK, WHO etc. Abundant job opportunities exist for the holders of MSW in the country and abroad.

Course Curriculum



History and Fields of social work

History and Fields of social work

Man and Society

Social Economics

Development Psychology

Social Case Work

Field Work

Viva-voice Examination


Social Group Work

Community Organization

Social Work Research

Social Psychology

Theory and Practice of Counselling

Abnormal Psychology

Field Work

Viva-voice Examination


Social Legislation

Social Work Administration

Participatory Project Planning and Implementation

Quantitative methods in Social Research

Specialization papers

Field Work

Viva-voice Examination


Human Resource Development in Human Organization

Specialization Papers

Project report

Field Work

Viva-voice Examination

Field Work

Rural camps, Mini research programs, Surveys, Agency Placements, Observation visits, Community visits, and projects.


Admission is based on the total marks secured in the qualifying examination, entrance test, group discussion and personal interview.

Entrance Test No of questions Marks

1 Verbal ability/skill 40 40

2 Logical reasoning (maths questions) directions and logical reasoning 40 40

3 General Awareness (questions on current social issues, Aptitude etc) 20 20

Total 100 100

Final Selection

Maximum Marks

1 Marks of entrance test in 20 (convert from 100 to 20) 20

2 Group discussion 15

3 Personal interview 15

4 Graduate Marks (convert 100 marks to 50) 50

Total 100

Field lab for practising social work methods

The MSW students of the college have the unique opportunity of having a number of field programmes and projects of the parent organization viz., AWH. They are

CBR projects at Parappanangadi ( Seshy), Mankada (CAPART) and Perinthalmanna

About 23 special education schools for hearing impaired, blind, mentally handicapped.

Medical intervention Programmes for rural poor and aged

Welfare programmes for Street Children like ‘Free Birds’, ‘Dreams’ and ‘Child line’.

Family Counseling Centers, Short stay home, De addiction center.

AWH Education and Resource Center and several other awareness and publicity programmes.

Guidance and placement cell

A career guidance and placement cell is functioning under the Department.


Graduates from any university recognized by the UGC, with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks are eligible for admission. Total marks obtained for Part 1 (English) plus Part III (Main and subsidiary) will constitute the aggregate marks.
The SC/ST candidates need to have only a pass mark at the graduate level examination

How to Apply

Application for admission shall be made in prescribed formats available with the prospectus.The cost of one set of prospectus and application form is RS.300/- in cash / in person. Those who decide to have it by post shall send a DD for RS. 400/- in favor of "Association for Welfare of the Handicapped" payable at Calicut.The last date for issue of Prospectus and Application form is declared from time to time. The filled in application forms with enclosures should reach the principal of the college latest by the last date.Candidates whose applications are found acceptable shall be called for an interview.

The following documents shall be brought at the time of interview.

Interview Card

Qualifying certificates

T.C and conduct certificates from the institutions last attended

2 copies of passport size and 1 stamp size photo

S.S.L.C Book

SC,ST,OEC, candidates should produce community certificate

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