M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts in Social Work (Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship)

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus

Centre: Centre for Livelihoods and Social Innovation


Intake: 23

Description

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The poor and marginalised groups and communities face several struggles while interfacing with diverse actors for scarce and competitive resources. Further, with the advent of globalisation and more powerful market forces acting on them, they are at risk of being pushed further to the margins. Mainstream development approaches aimed at enhancing livelihoods or eradicating poverty often fails to recognise the daily struggles of poor people or the structural determinants of their deprivation. There is, thus, a tremendous need to work through social and political structures in developing alternative livelihood approaches.

The M.A Social Work in Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship programme aims at strengthening theoretical understanding of the complexities and dynamics of poor people’s life worlds and livelihoods, and to innovate practices and institutions in enabling the poor and marginalised sections of the population to access improved livelihood opportunities and resources. Apart from critically examining present-day livelihood approaches, the programme strives towards innovating and incubating alternative models of livelihood promotion, ensuring resource access and resource justice for the poor and marginalised, social equity, empowerment and social value creation. A key strategy for the same is to equip students to work with vulnerable groups and marginalised communities to develop and strengthen their livelihoods through meaningful social enterprises, collectives, etc. The vision and mission of the Centre for Livelihoods and Social Innovation which offers this M.A programme is grounded in the understanding that livelihood promotion, social innovation and social entrepreneurship development takes place in the institutional context of co-production. This implies that social workers not only interface with volunteers, individuals and community groups, but also with policy makers, civil servants and corporates.

The programme aims to impart adequate knowledge, develop competent skills and provide students an exposure to appropriate attitudinal perspectives so as to prepare them to occupy positions in government programmes like the National Rural Livelihood Missions, NGOs, social enterprises, co-operatives, funding agencies, etc.

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

 

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

 

Semesterwise Courses:

 

Semester

Course Code

Course

Credits

I

FC 1

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

LSE 01

Introduction to Human Economy

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

LSE 02

Development, Marginalities and Sustainable Livelihoods

2

LSE 03

Livelihood Uncertainties, Vulnerability and Adaptation

2

FW 01

Fieldwork

12

III

SW 09

Social Policy and Planning

2

LSE 05 Business Plan Development for Social Sector 2

LSE 06

Livelihood Innovation Lab – I

2

LSE 11

Project Planning Tools for Livelihoods Promotion

2

LSE 08

Participatory Livelihoods Assessment and Planning (PLAP): Methodologies and Tools for People Centred Innovation

2

IV

   

LSE 09

Livelihood Impact Assessment and Evaluation

2

LSE 10

Inclusive Design Thinking Lab (IDTL): Innovations for Social Change

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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