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Courses offered at the following campus


  • 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

We are happy to announce that 2021 Admissions have begun for our world-class Master of Social Work program at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India’s Number 1 Private University. The MSW program is offered at both the Amritapuri (Kerala) and Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) campuses.


Semester I
Course Code Course Title
17SWK501 Foundations of Social Work Practice
17SWK502 Psychosocial Perspectives and Counselling
17SWK503 Society, Change and Development
17SWK504 Working with Individuals
17SWK505 Working with Groups
17SWK591 Concurrent Fieldwork I
17SWK592 Rural, Urban or Tribal Camp
15CUL501 Cultural Education
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title
17SWK511  Working with Communities
17SWK512 Introduction to Child Rights and Child Protection
17SWK513 Introduction to Disaster Management
17SWK514  Introduction to Physical and Mental Health
17SWK515  Social Work Research
17SWK596 Concurrent Fieldwork II & Winter Internship$
15AVP501 Amrita Values Program
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title
17SWK601 Social Legislation for Vulnerable Groups
17SWK602 Project Formulation and Management
17SWK603 Social Welfare Policy and Administration
* Elective Paper I
* Elective Paper II
17SWK691 Concurrent Fieldwork III/ Internship I & Summer Internship#
15SWK690 Live-in-Lab.@/ Open Elective*
17SWK698 Research Project – Part 1
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title
17SWK611 Corporate Social Responsibility
* Elective Paper III
* Elective Paper IV
17SWK696 Concurrent Fieldwork IV/ Internship II
17SWK697 Block Field Placement – June
17SWK699 Research Project – Part 2
Electives – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Specialization


Course Code Course Title
17SWK631 Rural and Tribal Community Development
17SWK632 Urban Community Development and Good Governance
17SWK633 Climate Change and Sustainable Development
17SWK634 Technological Interventions for Community Development
Electives – PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH Specialization
Course Code Course Title
17SWK641 Social Work Practice in Mental Health
17SWK642 Community Care in Mental Health
17SWK643 Social Work Practice in Physical Health
17SWK644 Community Care in Physical Health

Student can opt any one Specialization




Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university. Candidates appearing for the degree exam can also apply.


Selection is based on academic performance in the qualifying examination and interview.

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.eduand not to be applied through the website.

Program Overview

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.

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

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.

About the Program

The Amrita MSW is a Two-year/ Five year Integrated full-time residential program that offers the combination of dynamic, innovative, and pioneering practical experiences with academic excellence. We address local and global real-world issues that correspond to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In line with Social Work principles and ideology, our aim is to influence positive change where it is most needed with an attitude of compassion and selflessness. In this light, our students have responded with immediacy to disasters and crises, such as the Kerala floods and COVID-19.They have volunteered on Helplines, with collection and distribution of supplies for relief camps, and with conducting surveys after the Kerala floods, comparing the psychological wellbeing of those in more damaged versus less damaged areas and making referral for treatment when needed. We also have a strong commitment to working with the most impoverished, marginalized communities who experience immense ongoing life challenges, and our MSW students actively participate in this work. For example, our diverse and exciting fieldwork and research activities have afforded students unique opportunities to work with marginalized groups on such topics as:

  • Working with rural villagers to address serious water issues such as contamination and its impact on health
  • The impact of legal literacy on coping methods of rural women who are subjected to domestic violence
  • How lifetime illiteracy has shaped the attitudes and quality of life or impoverished women
  • Understanding alcohol use among youth and young adults and its impact on mental wellbeing
  • Helping to conduct and participate in medical camps in both hospitals and rural areas
  • How natural disasters have influenced stress and agitation among children in child care institutions versus those living in families
  • Helping impoverished village communities establish Self-Help Groups
  • Community organizing and PRA activities (Participatory Rural Appraisal) in rural village communities to learn about their life challenges and strengths
  • Engaging with communities in performing arts activities to explore unique capacities and challenging needs
  • Playing sports (football) with rural youth who excel in many skills but avoid academic education because of discrimination
  • The influence of pro-social and spiritual values on rates of depression and anxiety among older adults living in care homes vs living in isolation
  • The impact of early trauma on the psychological status of vulnerable children in childcare homes, and whether the practice and belief in higher values mitigate depression and anxiety
  • Helping forest-dwelling tribal adolescents of school-going age become aware of and using government educational supports available to them

The Amrita social work Program is a credit-based system that allows for flexibility in matters of course design, curricula, time frame, teaching and learning methodologies, and evaluation procedures. The program focuses on improving the higher-order thinking skills of students, such as abstract thinking and problem-solving abilities. These abilities then guide and help students to excel in field work and academic activities. In the Amrita social work Program students will become equipped with enhanced confidence, knowledge, and the skills to address real-world social problems and to think critically about what is going on around them. The aim of this program is to transform dependent learners into independent, life-long learners and compassion-oriented givers. Our students are prepared to embrace the important and dynamic role of social work in the field of global development. Students are required to be skilled and proficient in spoken and written English.

Specializations offered at Amritapuri Campus and Ettimadai (Coimbatore)

Specializations and Collaborations:

  1. Physical & mental health
  2. Community development
  3. Child rights and child protection
  4. Global health and development *
  5. Gender based violence *
  6. Environmental health *

* These specialisations are offered in collaboration with the University of Arizona, leading to a Masters in Social Work and a Graduate Online Certificate from the University of Arizona. (A highly subsidised, exclusive opportunity at Amrita)

Fee Structure

To be Updated



Program Fees for the year 2019-2021
Campus Tuition Fees
per sem
Tuition Fees
Hostel & Mess
Per Year
  Updating Soon * #

Why Amrita


World University Rankings 2020


BRICS Rankings 2020


World University Rankings 2020


BRICS University Rankings 2020


India University Rankings 2020


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

Contact Us


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

For expedited inquiries regarding admissions please contact:
Admission Coordinator
WhatsApp & Phone :


The Admission Coordinator,
Department of Social Work,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
Ettimadai (P.O.), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
PIN – 641 112

0422 268 5850
0422 268 5851
(9am-5pm) sends e-mail)
Please contact:
Admission Coordinator, Coimbatore Campus
+91 9566643196
+91 7708992270

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