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

Eligibility

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.

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.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

Year

Detail

Credits

 

 

 

First

Foundation Courses

6

Philosophy of Research

1

Core Social Work Courses

16

Programme Courses

4/6*

Fieldwork

12

 

 

Second

Programme Courses

16/18*

Research Project

6

Choice Based Credit Courses

8

Fieldwork

12

Total Credits

83

 

*The number of credits over the year may vary across programmes due to difference in placement of programme specific courses.

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 1

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

     SW06 Social Welfare Administration

2

SW07

 Critical Perspectives on Social Work: Introduction to social Theories

     2

SW08

Research MethodsII

     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

     DE1   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

FW02

Field Work

12

DE2

Disciplinary Elective Course

2

*Note: The 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
1 Tuition 12000 12000 12000 12000
2 Examination 800 800 800 800
3 Field Work Coordination Fee (Not Reimbursable) 5000 5000 5000 5000
4 Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
5 Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
6 ID Card 300 0 0 0
7 Medical Insurance Premium Charges 1500 0 1500 0
8 Students' Union 500 500 500 500
9 Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 0 0
10 Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
11 Rural Practicum / Study Tour ( Refundable ) 6000 0 0 0
12 Caution Deposits ( Refundable at the time of leaving the programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10000 0 0 0
1. Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 45200 27300 20800 21300
13 Hostel & Electricity Charges Rs.10000 & Rs.5000 15000 15000 15000 15000
14 Dining Hall Charges (Advance) 16000 16000 16000 16000
2. Total Fees for Hostellers 76200 58300 51800 52300

 

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

 

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