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: 26

Description

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The focus among professionals in the field of disability rehabilitation today is on 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 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, disabled persons are still oppressed and marginalised, and denied the opportunity for full citizenship and participa- tion and from living a reasonable quality of life because of society’s persistent stereotypical and prejudiced per- ception of them as inferior, incapable and inadequate, a drain on family resources, and costly for society to maintain.

The Master of Arts in Social Work (Disability Studies and Action) enables students to understand and conceptualise disability as socially constructed and finds explanations for disablement within the context of a person’s life, rather than within individuals themselves. Rehabilitation conducted within a comprehensive social framework is not only about the removal of barriers at the individual lev- el, it is also about the removal of physical and attitudinal barriers in society at large. Rehabilitation, therefore, includes not only engaging with persons with disability, but also emphasises the need for engaging with the community and other systems of society for creating more enabling environments so that their complete in- tegration into mainstream society is possible.

The Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), an autonomous central organisation under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, has mandated that all social workers who are working in the field of disability rehabilitation undergo certification  in Rehabilitation Social Work or acquire a credited degree in Disability Rehabilitation Social Work. RCI recognises Rehabilitation Social Workers as professionals in the field of disability rehabilitation. Given this mandate, 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 in this issue.

( RCI Certification renewal is awaited )

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

Fieldwork

12

 

 

II

Disciplinary Elective Course

4

Programme Courses

18

Research Project

6

Fieldwork

12

Total Credits

83

 

 

Semesterwise Courses:

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

I

FC

Foundation Course

6

Philosophy of Research

1

SW 01

 History and Perspectives of Social Case Work

2

SW 02

Social Case Work

2

SW 03

Social Group Work

2

SW 05

Research Methods I

2

DSA 01

Theoretical Perspectives and their Application to Disability Rehabilitation Social Work

2

II

EF Elective Foundation Course (CBCS)

2

OE

Open Elective Course (CBCS)

2

SW 04

Community Organistaion

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

4

FW 01

Field Work

12

III

SW 09

Social Policy and Planning

2

DSA 03 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

DE 01   Disciplinary Elective Course ( CBCS)

2

IV

DSA 06

Management of Disability Related  Programmes

2

DSA 07

Building Disability Awareness for Action

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 DSA
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
FEE Tuition Fee 12000 12000 12000 12000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800
Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
CHARGES



Field Work Charges 5000 5000 5000 5000
Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
ID Card Charges 300 0 0 0
FUNDS Students' Competency Fund 0 0 0  
Internship Fund 0 0 0 0
Lab Charges / Studio Fund 0 0 0 0
Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 0 0
Students' Union Fund 500 500 500 500
Medical Insurance Fund 1500 0 1500 0
DEPOSITS & ADVANCES A)  Caution Deposits (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10000 0 0 0
B)  *Practicum / Study Tour Charges (Rural Field Work / Urban Field Work) (Refundable) 0 0 0 0
Dining Hall (Advance) Charges 16000 16000 16000 16000
OTHER CHARGES Hostel & Electricity Charges Rs.10000 & Rs.5000 15000 15000 15000 15000
Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 39200 27300 20800 21300
Total Fees for Hostellers 70200 58300 51800 52300
*Details under School
* "Practicum / Study tour charges / Rural Field Work / Urban Field Work charges are not part of the fee structure.  However, expenses will have to be met by the students at the time of study tour."

 

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

 

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