Master of Social Work (MSW)
The objective of this course is to prepare students for a career in Social Work through a two year Post Graduate programme. The course consists of four semesters. During the first year, the students undergo a generic programme on the primary and secondary methods of Social Work with limited inputs from allied subjects such as Sociology, and Psychology. In the second year the students branch out to the following specializations.
Being a professional course, it demands concurrent field work on two days a week. Field work training aims at giving the student a real life situation in which he can apply theory to practice. In the first year a student is placed in social welfare agencies where he is able to practice Social Work with individuals, groups and communities. In the second year, depending on the field of specialization, a student is placed in a community setting, industrial setting and youth development setting.
After the first year programme, a student will go through block placement in summer with a view to understand his specialization better before stepping into second year programme which involves specializations. Similarly, at the end of second year programme, the student will go through one more block placement in summer preferably in the fields where they want to work in the future.
The final year students have to do a research project which is an exercise in research methodology on social work themes preferably with reference to their specialization.
Candidate should have a Bachelorâ€™s Degree from Tiruvalluvar University or from any other University accepted as equivalent by Tiruvalluvar University. Students should have obtained their Under Graduation degree through 10+2+3 system.
Admission will be based on merit taking into account marks secured in degree course, entrance test and interview. Community quota allotments (50%) will be as per TN Government Rules. A student may opt for any one of the fields of specialization. No change in the field of specialization will be permitted after admission.
Total number of seats sanctioned for MSW is 40 for a batch.
Application form, including a copy of prospectus, for MSW programme can be obtained either from the College office or from the College website (http://www.shctpt.edu) in the beginning of May. Last date for receipt of completed application forms will be given in the Application form.To Reach the Unreachable Star
Supervised fieldwork is an integral part of the training in Social Work. A minimum of 15 hours of supervised fieldwork per week, throughout the course, is required of each candidate.
Classroom instruction and fieldwork training are on a concurrent basis for first year students. During second year, students undergo one month of field work training considering the fact that most agencies and companies prefer block field work training.
Both the first year and second year students do one month block field work in Summer which is mandatory, in addition to the regular field work training.
The II year MSW students specializing in Community Development & Youth Development are placed in Government & Non-governmental organizations situated in Tamil Nadu and other parts of India. Here is the list of such organizations:
The II year MSW students specializing in Human Resource Management are placed in Industries situated in Chennai, Hosur, Ranipet and Pondicherry. Here is the list of industries where our students are trained:
In the first year, the students stay in a rural, tribal setting for around 7 days and experience the life and issues of common people. They learn how to respond to such issues and undertake various activities like sports, awareness programmes and street plays.
In the second year, the students go on an Educational Tour for 7 days mostly to North India (Delhi and Agra). It is a mandatory requirement of the course. The tour includes visits to various industries, educational institutions and national and international social welfare agencies and places of cultural importance. The study tour is entirely organized by students.
Second year students do research project in III & IV semester. It is obligatory. Students are trained in Research methods and Statistics in the II semester and in SPSS and NVivos and Computer Applications in the III semester. They put to use their knowledge and skill in doing the research project.
During first year students undergo skill laboratory sessions on all the primary and secondary methods of Social Work. With the use of audio-visual equipment, simulation games and role plays the students practice and sharpen their skills.
First year students undergo 5 days training in street play, communication, folk dance awareness songs and equip themselves with skills and techniques to communicate with rural and urban people without inhibition or hesitation.
This programme is organized by the department to make the students well versed with Spoken English. Good number of students come from marginalized sections of the society and from government colleges and they gain confidence to communicate with others in English