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Overview

A new Five Year Integrated B/MSW Degree in social work is now offered at the Amritapuri Campus of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. This Integrated BSW and MSW program provides a rich pathway in the field of social work.

Students can opt to graduate after three years with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, or continue for five years and get a full fledged Master’s degree in Social Work from a top-ranked university

Curriculum

Semester I
Course Title L T P Cr
Foundations of Social Work Practice 4 0 0 4
Introduction to Psychology – Human Behaviour and development 4 0 0 4
Social Science Concepts and Social Work 4 0 0 4
Communicative English 3 0 0 3
Language 1 3 0 0 3
Introduction to Computing 3 0 0 3
Cultural Education I 3 0 0 1
TOTAL 22
Semester Il
Course Title L T P Cr
Working with Individuals and Groups 4 0 0 4
Management for Social Work Practice 4 0 0 4
Foundations of Sustainable Development 4 0 0 4
Contemporary Social Problems & concerns 4 0 0 4
Professional Communication 4 0 0 3
Language 2 3 0 0 3
Cultural education II 2 0 0 2
TOTAL 24
Semester Ill
Course Title L T P Cr
Community Organization and Social Action 4 0 0 4
Philosophy of research 4 0 0 4
Social policy, Planning and Development 4 0 0 4
Introduction to Family Welfare  and Child Protection 4 0 0 4
Fieldwork I 6
Amrita Value Program I 1 0 0 1
Life Skills I (CIR) 2 0 0 2
TOTAL 25
Semester IV
Course Title L T P Cr
Qualitative and Quantitative Research in Social Work 4 0 0 4
Fundamentals of Project Management 4 0 0 4
Human Rights & Social Justice 4 0 0 4
Introduction to Disaster Management 4 0 0 4
Fieldwork II 6
Amrita Value Program II 1 0 0 1
Life Skills II (CIR) 2 0 0 2
TOTAL 25
Semester V
Course Title L T P Cr
Social Work Practice in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 3 0 0 3
Social legislation in India 3 0 0 3
Areas of Social Work Practice – I (Sustainable Community development) 3 0 0 3
Social Welfare Administration 3 0 0 3
Public Health & Global Health issues 3 0 0 3
Fieldwork III 6
Rural camp 2
Mentor Program 1 2 0 0 2
Life Skills III (CIR) 2 0 0 2
TOTAL 27
Semester Vl
Course Title L T P Cr
Areas of Social Work Practice – II (Sustainable Community development) 4 0 0 4
Foundations of Academic Writing and Research ethics and values 1 2 0 0 2
Human Behaviour and Environmental Sustainability 4 0 0 4
Field work IV 6
Final project 4
Mentor program 2 Application 2 0 0 2
Career Competency course (CIR) 2 0 0 2
TOTAL 24
Semester Vll
Course Title L T P Cr
Foundation of Physical health& Mental health, Child rights and child protection and community development 4 0 0 4
Data Analysis and Interpretation 3 0 0 3
Society, Change and Development 3 0 0 3
Academic Paper Writing and Research project 1 4 0 0 4
Field work 3
Cultural education (Pass/Fail)* 1 0 0 1
Career Competency course I (CIR) 2 0 0 2
TOTAL 20
Semester Vlll
Course Title L T P Cr
Social Welfare Policy and Administration 3 0 0 3
Psychosocial perspectives and counselling 3 0 0 3
Specialization 1 3 0 0 3
Research project 2 3
Fieldwork 3
Rural Camp 2
Amrita value program * 1 0 0 1
Career Competency course II (CIR) 2 0 0 2
TOTAL 20
Semester IX
Course Title L T P Cr
Social Legalization for vulnerable groups 3 0 0 3
Project Formulation and Management 3 0 0 3
Introduction to Disaster Management and vulnerability reduction 3 0 0 3
Specialization 2 3 0 0 3
Research project 3 3
Tutorial Program 1 – student teaching 2 0 0 2
Field work 3
Career Competency course III (CIR) 2 0 0 2
TOTAL 22
Total credits
  Cr
Total credits upto 6th semester 147
Total credits for Integrated MSW 231
Total credits for MSW only (Only for lateral entry) 96
 
Only for lateral entry
Semester 7 L T P Cr
Foundations of social work practice* 4 0 0 4
Foundations of social work methods and fields-II Community development and social action 4 0 0 4
Semester 8
Foundations of social work methods and fields- I Social case work and Social group work) 4 0 0 4
Electives

Sustainable Community Development

Course Title L T P Cr
Rural and Tribal Community Development 3 0 0 3
Urban Community Development and Good Governance 3 0 0 3
Climate Change and Sustainable Development 3 0 0 3
Technological Interventions for Community Development 3 0 0 3

Environmental Sciences and Disaster Management

Course Title L T P Cr
Environmental Decision Making 3 0 0 3
Standard approaches and Technologies for Disaster Relief and Recovery 3 0 0 3
Natural Resource Management & Computational Social sciences 3 0 0 3
Climate Change and Sustainable Development 3 0 0 3

 

Sustainable Public Health

Course Title L T P Cr
Social Work Practice in Mental Health 3 0 0 3
Community Care in Physical and Mental Health 3 0 0 3
Social Work Practice in Physical Health 3 0 0 3
Public Health Management 3 0 0 3

Social Innovation for Sustainability

Course Title L T P Cr
Public Health Management 3 0 0 3
Natural Resource Management & Computational Social sciences 3 0 0 3
Standard approaches and Technologies for Disaster Relief and Recovery 3 0 0 3
Technological Interventions for Community Development 3 0 0 3

 

Child Right and Child Protection

Course Title L T P Cr
Understanding Children as Vulnerable Groups 3 0 0 3
Care and Support Services for Children 3 0 0 3
Intervention for Child Rights and Child Protection 3 0 0 3
Interventions for Children in Humanitarian Crisis 3 0 0 3

NOTE: L- Lecture hours/week | T- Tutorial hours/week | P- Practical hours/week

Eligibility

Admission

Eligibility

12th or equivalent with an aggregate minimum of 50% marks from CBSE /State Board/ICSE.

Duration

5 Years (Exit option after 3 years for BSW)

Program Overview

Introduction

The Integrated MSW programme offered by the Department of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is oriented to develop value-oriented, ethically conscious, socially responsive and skilled humanitarian professionals who will be capable of addressing a wide range of crucial problems faced by the vulnerable sections of the society, both at the national and global levels. It is also anticipated that our students of social work will be proficient with knowledge, perspective and skills to approach different challenges and problems faced by our society from a rights-based, and vulnerability reduction oriented perspective. Nurturing sensitivity to gender issues, environmental challenges and disasters, accessible and affordable health care and support services, protection of child rights, plight of indigenous population and other marginalised communities is a core of the course. This programme is thus structured and oriented in the background of the experiences, expertise, and need of eminent, reliable organisations working in different social work settings in India and rest of the world. Spread over ten semesters, the Integrated MSW programme consists of Foundation, Core and Specialisation (Concentration) Courses. The Core Courses build the foundation in an interdisciplinary manner while the concentration courses cater to the need for specialisation within the field of social work.

At a Glance

  • International student exchange opportunities
  • Multi-disciplinary field action projects
  • International Ph.D. fellowships and internship opportunities
  • Placement and training in social work related projects and programs of the MA Math
  • International Faculties
  • Exit option after 3 years with Bachelor Degree

We are happy to announce that 2021 Admissions have begun for our world-class Five Year Integrated Degree in Social Work program at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India’s Number 1 Private University. This program is offered at the Amritapuri (Kerala)campus.

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About

Program Mission

“To prepare the students for specialized, advance level, evidence based and autonomous practice among the oppressed, at risk, vulnerable and general populations. The programme provides rigorous intellectual base, an opportunity for skill development and an educational perspective”

Program Outcomes (PO)

  • PO1: To develop skills of working with individuals, groups and communities on social issues.
  • PO2: To understand the scope of social worker practice with in a developmental and human rights perspective.
  • PO3: To develop skills to work in different fields through strategic, planning, goverence, advocacy, activism, and research in a variety of institutional and non-institutional settings, in various context.
  • PO4: To develop ability to work with other human sciences with inter disciplinary approach.
  • PO5: To develop sensitivity to various ethical issues and practices in various fields of social work of and engage actively in various regulatory bodies overseeing health ethics and human rights.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSO)

  • PO1: To develop the knowledge of working with different populations and the ability to solve the problem through value based educational practice and field experience.
  • PO2: To identify social problems using cutting edge research tools and executes innovative solutions in social work practice.
  • PO3: To develop the sensitivity to ethical issues and rights-based perspective in the fields of social work.
  • PO4: To develop skills to work at micro, mezzo and macro levels through strategic planning, governance, advocacy, activism, and research is a variety of institutional and non-institutional settings, and context including disasters and conflicts.
Specializations and Collaborations
  • Global Health and Development
  • Gender based violence
  • Child rights and child protection
  • Physical & Mental Health
  • Enviornmental Health
  • Community Development
World-Class Education

Amrita is India’s only UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality and Women’s empowerment. The Amrita MSW (Two years) and Integrated MSW program (5 Years)  is a full-time residential program that offers world-class opportunities in the field of Social Work, and the gender equality topic is only one of many strengths in our program. Our social workers are prepared for multiple career possibilities, from working in hospitals, NGOs, government positions, working with communities and individuals, or working at national and international levels. Our program prepares students to take a prominent role in the significant and urgent real-life current challenges facing our world community, from environmental and other disasters, to understanding mental and physical distress of children and adults from the individual to the community, national, and global levels, to being able to critically evaluate and devise innovative solutions for the challenge at hand.

The Amrita Social Work Education Advantage

  • Among the 3 categories of Deemed Universities in the country, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is placed in Category-1 by the MHRD, GOI
  • Qualified and experienced full-time faculty, including international faculty
  • Nationally and internationally recognized experts as visiting faculty offering workshops and seminars
  • Wide and diversified settings for concurrent fieldwork, unmatched learning experience through closely supervised fieldwork
  • A strong emphasis on exciting research activities to prepare students to publish their own high-quality research papers in peer-reviewed international journals
  • Dedicated mentorship and close supervision by experienced research guides on student research projects
  • Block placements and internships in nationally & internationally reputed voluntary (NGOs/ INGOs) and corporate organizations, government departments, as well as at the development projects of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math
  • Credit-based curriculum and continuous evaluation under semester pattern
  • A dedicated in-house ‘Training & Placement Directorate’
  • Diverse student body including international students and students from all over India.
  • International alliances and excellent facilities and infrastructure
  • Unparalleled benefits of living and studying in a large campus
UNESCO Chair

The UNESCO Chair seeks to impact the individual, community and greater society through research, implementation and education.

In its fourth year, Amrita’s UNESCO Chair strives to promote international, inter-university cooperation and networking to enhance institutional capacities and collaborative work. It was in the fall of 2016 that Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (University) and UNESCO inaugurated India’s first-ever Chair on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

Focus areas of UNESCO Chair:

  • Designing tools and methods for effective interventional strategies towards the empowerment of women and strengthening gender equality with community’s active and inclusive participation.
  • Focusing on six holistic dimensions of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals defined as: safety and security, economic vitality, education, political, social and cultural environment,  environmental quality and health.
  • Understanding and mapping the vulnerabilities in communities to finally support India’s progress towards achieving the UN’s 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Center for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: where research meets action

The Center for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a research-focused academic center for promoting gender equality and fostering women’s empowerment with a special focus on technology and other innovative methods. This center offers diverse courses on key focus areas, pilot radical ideas, and collaborate with leading universities and institutions to advance the initiatives. The center acts as a major resource center for the implementation of various development projects undertaken by Amrita University and its parent organization, MA Math.

The CWEGE mission is built upon the three pillars of education, implementation, and action research.

The CWEGE research agenda continues with a system’s thinking-based approach to mapping women’s vulnerabilities throughout rural India. The approach remains focused through the lens of six dimensions ((i) safety and security, (ii) economic vitality, (iii) education, (iv) political, social and cultural environment, (v) environmental quality and (vi) health), and how they intersect with the different context levels of women’s lives. Our primary focus over the last six months has been improving and refining our data collection strategies, engaging with subject matter experts in the areas outlined above in order to ensure quality of research, and planning an expansion of our original pilot field venture.

Selection

Based on interview marks & plus two marks.

How to Apply

Registration for ASAS 2021 is fully online. Candidates are required to have their recent photograph, online payment credentials, etc. to be ready to complete the online application process.
Application Fee of Rs. 750/-

The NRI applicants please email to nriadmission@amrita.edu and not to be applied through the website.

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Fees Structure

Will be updated soon

Program Fees for the year 2019-2021
Campus Tuition Fees
per sem
Tuition Fees
Total
Hostel & Mess
Per Year
Amritapuri * * *

Why Amrita

601-800th

World University Rankings 2020

141

BRICS Rankings 2020

801–1000th

World University Rankings 2020

168th

BRICS University Rankings 2020

5th

India University Rankings 2020

12th

Overall Rankings 2020
ranking
5th Best
University in India
ranking
Amrita Ranked No.1 in India Top 100 in The World
ranking
Topmost
‘A++’ Grade

Contact

The Admission Coordinator,
Amrita School of Arts & Sciences,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
Amritapuri Campus,
Clappana (P.O.),
Kollam– 690525

Admission Coordinator
Phone: ‎+91 9995144543
ibmsw@am.amrita.edu

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