M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts in Social Work (Disability Studies & Action)

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus

Centre: Centre for Disability Studies and Action


Intake: 28

Description

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The focus among professionals in the field of disability rehabilitation today is on the rights of persons with disability, equalisation of opportunities and their integration into mainstream society. It has been formally recognised that people with disabilities are people who have the same economic, emotional, physical, intellectual, spiritual, social and political needs that other people have. Though we have come a long way, we still have far to go in ensuring an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based society for persons with disabilities. In India, persons with disability are still oppressed and marginalised, and denied the opportunity to lead a reasonable quality of life because of society’s persistent stereotypical and prejudiced perceptions of them as inferior, incapable and inadequate; a drain on family resources; and costly for society to maintain.

The M.A. Social Work in Disability Studies and Action enables students to understand and conceptualise disability as socially constructed and find explanations for disablement within the context of a person’s life, rather than within the individuals themselves. Rehabilitation conducted within a comprehensive social framework is not only about the removal of barriers at the individual level, but also, about the removal of physical and attitudinal barriers in society at large. It includes not only engaging with persons with disability, but also engaging with the community and other systems of society for creating more enabling and inclusive environments so that their complete integration into mainstream society is possible.

The M.A. Social Work in Disability Studies and Action is being offered to create a cadre of professional social workers, with competency in empowering people with disability and all other stakeholders with regard to this issue. At the end of this programme students will be trained to work as rehabilitation social workers with persons with disability in varied contexts.

The programme provides immense wide-ranging career opportunities for students with diverse interests. Students can choose to work in government sectors, National government programmes, and flagship schemes like NREGA, NRHM, and ICDS. This programme also equips students to work in different capacities in diverse settings including government institutions, non-government organisations, hospitals and research-based organisations.

 

Distribution of Credit Hours:

 

Year

Detail

Credits

I

Foundation Courses

4

Core Social Work Courses

16

Programme Courses

6

Elective Foundation Course (CBCS)

2

Open Elective Courses (CBCS)

2

Disciplinary Elective Course (CBCS)

2

Fieldwork

12

II

 

 

Core Social Work Courses

2

Programme Courses

12

Disciplinary Elective Course (CBCS)

2

Research Project

6

Field Work

12

Total Credits

78

 

 

Semesterwise Courses:

 

Semester

Course Code

Course

Credits

I

FC

Foundation Course

4

SW 01

History and Perspectives of Social Work

2

SW 02

Social Work Practice with Individuals

2

SW 03

Social Work Practice with Groups

2

SW 05

Research Methods I

2

DSA 01

Theoretical Perspectives and their Application to Disbility Rehabilitation Social Work

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: Introduction to Social Theories

2

SW 08

Research Methods II

2

DSA 02

Persons with Disability and their Rehabilitation Contexts

2

FW 01

Fieldwork

12

III

SW 09

Social Policy and Planning

2

DSA03 Human Rights, Social Policies and Law 2

DSA 04

Counselling in Disability Context: Individuals, Groups and Families

4

DSA 05

The Gender Dimensions of Disability

2

DSA 08

Community Interventions in the Rural Context

2

IV

   

DSA 07

Building Disability Awareness for Action

2

RP

Research Project

6

FW 02

Fieldwork

12

DE 01 Disciplinary Elective Course (CBCS)

2

DE 02

Disciplinary Elective Course (CBCS)

2

Total Credits

78

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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