M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts in Social Work (Children & Families)

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus


Intake: 30

Eligibility

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Only those Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations by Saturday, June 2, 2018 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 29, 2018 Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands canceled.

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 Course

6

Philosophy of Research

1

Core Social Work Courses (8 Courses)

16

Programme Specific Courses (2 Courses)

4

Field Work

12

II

 

 

Programme Specific Courses (8 Courses)

20

Research Project

6

Field Work

12

Total Credits

77

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

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 2

Family in India

2

FW 01

Field Work

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

IV

CF 09

Advocacy and Action for Children and Families

2

RP

Research Project

6

FW 02

Field Work

12

 

Note: The 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
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.