School: School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus
a) Programme require completion of Bachelor's Degree of minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent ( under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a recognised university, in any discipline.
b) At the time of applying candidates studying in 3 year degree progremme should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4 year degree progrmmes should have passed in all the subjects for 1st to 6th semester.
c) Only those Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations by Saturday, June 10, 2017 are eligible to apply to all the programme.
Till the time the candidate submit results of the final year degree examination, admission to any of the Master's Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional. The results of the final examination have to be submitted before September 30, 2017. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands canceled.
Master of Arts in Social Work (Dalit and Tribal Studies and Action) is an intensive and theoretically engaging field with the academic programme premised within a Dalit and Tribal Episteme. It is located within Anti Oppressive Social Work and articulates bottom up, indigenous perspectives under the rubric of Dalit and Tribal Social Work. The programme follows a meta-discipline approach to knowledge acquisition and brings within its theoretical ambit, subjects such as Ontology, Epistemology, Ethics and Aes- thetics, Social and Political Philosophy and Dalit and Tribal Knowledge systems. Students are exposed to the latest theoretical debates from a meta-discipline approach pertaining to Adivasi peoples, the Dalit reality, Indian State and global geopolitics.The programme uses critical pedagogy (CCE Model) led by faculty who are renowned for their ability to facilitate the process. Academically oriented students dedicated to the empowerment of Dalits and Tribes and students interested in understanding Indian structural realities from the lived experiences of Dalits and Tribes would greatly beneit from the programme. Those who have a degree in History, Human Geography, Anthropology, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Peace and Conlict Studies, Political Science and any Humanities subject would find the programme both challenging and fufilling. Students of Bachelors in Social Work with interest in Dalits and Tribes would be greatly enriched by the theoretical depth that the programme offers. Activists with any academic back- ground having few years of experience with people’s movements would ind the programme extremely in- sightful and engaging. The programme is the first of its kind in the world, providing students with wide theoretical exposure to international politico historical and political economic discourses situated within the lived and shared experiences of Dalits in South Asia and Adivasis from India and other regions of the world.
Distribution of Credit Hours:
Philosophy of Research
Core Social Work Courses
Choice Based Credit Courses
History and Perspectives of Social Work
Social Case Work
Social Group Work
Research Methods I
Dalit and Tribal Social Work : Perspectives and Concepts
Elective Foundation Course (CBCS)
Open Elective Course (CBCS)
Social Welfare Administration
Introduction to Social Theories
Political Theory for Critical Social Work
Advanced Dalit and Tribal Social Work Practice skills.
Social Policy and Planning
Term Paper on Dalit and Tribal Studies
Political Economy ,Development and Dalits
Law ,Justice and Democratic Rights
Disciplinary Elective Course (CBCS)
International Social Work and Indigenous Peoples
Social Entrepreneurship among Dalits and Tribes
Adivasi and Dalit Movements :Theory and Practice
Note: The semester-wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes.
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