M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts in Social Work (Community Organisation & Development Practice)

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus


Intake: 30

Description

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Communities are at critical crossroads across the Global South. In a technology and market-driven process of development, the expanse of the marginalised and deprived sections of communities has increased. Those who have been historically disadvantaged, who lack land, appropriate skills, higher education and/or other resources, are not able to benefit from the fruits of this so called progress and development. With pro-poor, pro-marginalised perspectives, the concern is with the most ‘invisible’ groups in society. It is necessary to mobilise them as a first step in order for them to utilise spaces that may exist for them to seek their entitlements and rights. Unless the marginalised are organised and become aware of their rights, sustainable development is not possible.

Today, development practitioners, whether at the starting level or already in the field, require multiple perspectives to analyse and engage with present day complex realities. This necessitates capacity enhancement and development of newer strategies to serve the interests of the disadvantaged populations. Further, understanding local situations and working with communities to address key concerns is as critical today as being able to see national and international connections of these very concerns in the globalising world.

These concerns would be addressed through the Master of Arts in Social Work (Community Organisation and Development Practice). This programme envisages preparation of a cadre of development practitioners and activists who could effectively respond to the contemporary concerns of marginalised communities. For this purpose, they would be equipped to integrate critical thinking and practical field experience so as to contribute to the process of social transformation.

The programme comprises classroom as well as field work, both of which are core and connected components of the curriculum across the four semesters. Students with a background in CODP find meaning in work with a range of rural and urban settings — voluntary organisations, people’s organisations and movements, trade unions, government and corporate social responsibility projects, as well as in themselves initiating work in new areas or on issues that require innovative approaches. Across these organisations, they are engaged in practice, comprising field as well as research-based work from grassroots to policy and advocacy levels.

 

Distribution of Credit Hours:

 

Year

Detail

Credits

I

Foundation Courses

6

Philosophy of Research

1

Elective Foundation Course (CBCS) 2

Open Elective Courses (CBCS)

2

Core Social Work Courses

16

Programme Courses

4

Field Work

12

II

 

 

 

Disciplinary Elective Course 4
Programme Courses

18

Research Project

6

Field Work

12

Total Credits

83

Semesterwise Courses:

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

I

FC

Foundation Course

6

Philosophy of Research

1

SW01 History and Perspective of Social Work

2

SW 02

Social Case Work

2

SW 03

Social Group Work

2

SW 05

Research Methods I

2

CODP 02

Theoretical Perspectives for Community Practice

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 :Intoduction to Social Theories

2

SW 08

Research Methods II

2

CODP 01

Rural Development and Governance       2

CODP 04

Sustainable Livelihood and Gender

 2

FW 01

Field Work

12

III

SW09 Social Policy and Planning

2

CODP 06

Socio Legal Dimensions in Development Practice

2

CODP 07

Urbanisation, Governance and Informal Work

2

CODP 08

Social Action, Advocacy and Movements

2

CODP 09 Disasters and Development 2
C0DP10

Programme Planning and Management

2

LSE 05

Business Plan Development for Social Sector

2

DE 01 Disciplinary Elective Course (CBCS)       2

IV

CODP 05

State, Social Protection and Development Programmes

2

RP

Research Project

6

FW 02

Field Work

12

DE 02

Disciplinary Elective Course (CBCS)

2

 

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

Fee Structure:

 

Components M.A. Social Work in
( CF, CODP, CJ, DTSA, DSA, LSE, MH, PH, WCP )
Semester
I II III IV
FEE Tuition Fee 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800
Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
CHARGES Field Work Charges 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Computer Charges 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2,000
ID Card Charges 300 0 0 0
FUNDS Students' Competency Fund 0 0 0 0
Internship Fund 0 0 0 0
Lab/Studio Fund 0 0 0 0
Development Fund 8,000 8,000 0 0
Students' Union Fund 500 500 500 500
Medical Insurance Fund 1,500 0 1,500 0
DEPOSITS Caution Deposit (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10,000 0 0 0
  Total Course Fee 39,200 27,300 20,800 21,300
  Hostel and Dining Hall Charges:      
OTHER
CHARGES
Dining Hall (Advance) Charges 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000
Hostel & Electricity Charges 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
  Total Charges 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000
*Details under School        
Institute reserves the right to revise the Fee Structure of programmes if necessary.
Some Schools will organise Practicum / Study tour / Rural field work / Urban field work/Winter Institute, expenses for these are not shown in the above table. These expenses will have to be met by the students themselves at the time of the activity.

 

*Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.

 

 

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