M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts in Social Work (Children & Families)

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus


Intake: 20

Description

Children as central to the development discourse and as individuals having rights as citizens is at the core of this thematic area. This approach emanates from an understanding that children have been losing their childhood and spaces for holistic and creative learning and within the current development scenario and they are increasingly being viewed and treated as adults, be it as child labor, sex workers or as adult learners in mainstream education. With increasing marginalisation of specific communities like dalits, adivasis, minorities and the poor, children and families of these communties face greater vulnerabilities and deprivation. It is the children of these communities who live on the edge, struggling to find ways to survive, protect and educate themselves. They are also the major victims of community violence, development led displacement and disasters.

Within this context civil society organisations and state led interventions have often tried to address these issues. While on the one hand efforts through activism and advocacy have brought to the fore the children's agendas in policy making processes, the state has also likewise responded to develop newer interventions strategies to address specific sectoral issues of education, health, protection and development of children. The Master of Arts in Social Work (Children and Families) will enable the development of a critical perspective on the social construction of childhoods, intersectionalities and interrogate families as an evolving institution for engagement with and change for democratisation. The courses will also emphasise understanding of State, Policy and Law and their interaction and dynamics and how these can be engaged with for ensuring the rights of children and families.

Students will be equipped with a strong theoretical foundation on childhoods, family, dynamics of state, policy and law and research. They will also develop skills for praxis, direct work with children and families in diverse locales from institutional settings to community based settings as well as skills for advocacy, activism, research and systemic change within formal institutions of the state and interventions through state programmes

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

Field Work

12

Total Credits

83

Semesterwise Courses:

Semester

Course Code

Course

Credits

I

FC

 

Foundation Course

6

Philosophy of Research

1

SW 01

History and Perspectives of Social Work

2

SW 02

Social Case Work

2

SW 03

Social Group Work

2

SW 05

Research Methods I

2

CF 01

Child and Childhood In India-Theories, Demographics and Perspectives

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

CF 02

Family in India

2

FW 01

Fieldwork

12

III

SW 09

Social Policy and Planning

2

CF 03 Child and Family Laws in India 2

CF 04

Development Practice, Policies and Programmes for Children and Families

4

CF 05

Vulnerable and Marginalised Children: Perspectives and Issues

2

CF 06

Issues and Concerns of Children and Families in Rural Areas

2

CF 07

Working with Children: Interventions and Skills

2

CF 08

Working with Families: Interventions and Skills

2

DE 01

Disciplinary Elective Course (CBCS)

2

IV

CF 09

Advocacy and Action for Children and Families

2

RP

Research Project

6

FW 02

Fieldwork

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 CF
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.