School: School of Rural Development
Students should have passed 12th Class or Intermediate in any subject stream from a Recognised Board. St udents who have studied International Baccalaureate Diploma and will be completing 12th class with clear results declared by June 2019 are eligible to apply.
Candidates who have appeared for their 12th class or Intermediate final exams and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply. Final pass result should be produced at the t ime of joining the programme, if selected.
Age LimitCandidat e should be less than 23 years of age at the t ime of appearing for the Bachelors Admission Test, as on April 24, 2020. Applications from candidates over this age will not be entertained.
Gener al InformationThe B.A. (Hons.) in Social Work, with Specialisat ion in Rural Development, Programme aims at creating committed and competent professionals. The programme attempts to build skills in facilitating change and transformation in rural areas at the level of individuals, groups and communities. It also endeavours to strengthen the capacities of the students to develop appropriate skills and talents to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate rural development programmes independently and in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.A student who successfully completes the credited and non-credited requirements of the three-year ( six semesters) programme will be awarded a BA (Hons.) in Social Work with specialisaton in Rural Development degree.Those students desiring to pursue a Masters degree at Tuljapur or other campuses after Bachelors degree will have to appear for the TISS NET.
TISS believes in the principle of learning by doing as a crucial part of the teaching–learning praxis across all programmes. Our teaching methods involve classroom teaching, lectures, seminars, workshops, group discussions, social work laboratory sessions, role-plays, field practicum, and fieldwork exposure.a. Focus on the Individual: Studying at the TISS Tuljapur Campus is learning as much about the social work profession as getting to know oneself. As a growing Campus with a focus on Rural Development, we aspire to create an environment of team spirit and professional integrity. Our efforts are on to develop leadership in this field. Hence, throughout the programme, we provide opportunities that will help the students to expand their understanding of self and society.
b. Learning by Doing: Field practicum constitutes an integral part of social work education and training at TISS Tuljapur Campus. It is designed to provide opportunities for developing confidence building and team spirit while working with people at various levels.
c. Group Discussions: Group Discussions are a unique experience that students get at TISS Tuljapur Campus. It attempts to facilitate thought/ knowledge sharing among students and faculty members, and offers students opportunities to undergo a wide range of experiences in a formal, structured and controlled si tuation of discussion. Students learn to communicate effectively and work in group situations.
d. Exposure to Field Realities: Students are provided with a range of opportunities to work in various community settings, non-governmental organisations and with government organisations.
The duration of this Bachelor's Degree Programme is six semesters.Medium of Instruction
The medium of instruction is English. The students are required to write their assignments, reports and examination in English language.
Distribution of Credit Hours:
Note: Distribution of Credit Hours of course may undergo change.
Cour se Name
Sociological and Anthropological concepts
History: Its nature and purpose
Communication and Analytical Skills
Cr edits: Sub Total
Conceptual Groundings in Economics
Human Behavior: Biophysical Perspectives
Political Science and Its Concerns
History & Phil osophy of Soci al Work
Field Lab -1
Field Work 1: Experiential Learning
Working With Individuals and Families
Working with Groups
Social Welfare Administration and Management of Human Service Organizations
Community Organisation and Development Practice
Integrated Social Work Practice
Marathi Language– II
Water and Sanitation-Issues Policies and Programmes
Field work 2: Rural Development Skill ( Agriculture and WASH)
Field Lab -2
Cr edits Sub Total
Agriculture and Allied Activities
Non-Farm Sector and Rural Poor
Health: Policies and Programmes
Education : Policies and Programmes
Introducti on to Qualitative Research
Political Economy of Rural Development
Local Sel f Governance and Social Accountability
Field work 3: Rural Development Skill (Health and Education)
Fi eld Lab -3
Human Rights, Law and Social Work
Social Action, Movements and Campaigns
Research Methods (Quantitative)
Social Work Theories and Integrated Practice
Field Lab – 4
Field Work: Social Work Methods
Credits Sub Total
Field Work Seminar
Total Course Credits
Note: Semester wise listing of course may undergo change.
Fees for Indian Students ( in Rs.)*
Total Fees for Non- Hostellers
Hostel & Dining Hall Expenses
Total Fees for Hostellers
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