School: School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus
Centre: Women Centred Social Work
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.
Women as a category of analysis have increasingly been studied to evolve an understanding of their condition, position and status and their relationship with men, resources and power in society. With the evolution of gender studies and a critical understanding of women’s position, a large body of knowledge is now increasingly available to understand the issues, as well as for developing effective interventions at different levels. Women continue to remain marginalised and have to be studied and addressed as a separate vulnerable group. Within social work epistemology and praxis, there is, thus, an imperative to include the realities of women—in particular women-centred social work. This would mean an understanding of feminist theorisations, praxis models, praxis trajectories in the global and indigenous contexts and developing appropriate skills for intervention at multiple levels. The Master of Arts in Social Work (Women-Centred Practice) endeavours to engage learners to critically understand and examine women’s position in society from diverse feminist theoretical frameworks, so as to develop judicious skills of intervention and to develop women’s agency and citizenship. The programme aims to prepare and equip its graduates to directly work with people — women in particular — in their communities, movements and campaigns; in organisations initiated by civil society and the state; with issues and concerns of oppressive social structures, development and state at the local, national and international level; within systems and institutions of governance and the state. The programme envisages its graduates performing the multiple roles of social worker, activist, design and implement programmes, coordinator, researcher and educator.
Distribution of Credit Hours:
Philosophy of Research
Core Social Work Courses
Choice Based Credit Courses
History and Perspectives in Social Work
Social Case Work
Social Group Work
Research Methods I
Women, History and Society; Feminist Theories and Perspectives 1
Elective Foundation Course (CBCS)
Open Elective Course (CBCS)
Social Welfare Administration
Critical Perspectives on Social Work: Introduction to Social Theories
Research Methods II
Women History & Society : Feminist Theory & Perspectives II
Engendering Rural Realities Rural Practicum
Social Policy and Planning
Seminar on Gendered Body Sexuality and Violence
Work with Women -1 Women Centred Social Work Practice
Work with Women II Women, Development Practice and Politics
Engendering Law & Justice in India
Women and Work
Disciplinary Elective Course ( CBCS)
Adivasi and Dalit Movements:Theory and Practice
Disciplinay Elective Course (CBCS)
*Students may select any one of the courses i.e. either CODP 8 or DTSA 3
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