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Social Work is studied in order to enhance social functioning and overall well-being. Social Work is an academic discipline which focuses on individuals, families, groups and communities who are in need of help. Social Work practice includes helping and assisting people by providing them with a better life. The study of Social Work is based on various subjects under social sciences such as Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Public Health, Community Development, Law and Economics. The main objective of Social Work is to bring a social change to the society we live in.

Social Work started off with voluntary philanthropy, however, social work requires professionals to cater to the needs of millions who are starving and homeless. The effects of the industrial revolution and the Great Depression in the 1930s made social work a defined discipline.

Similar Subjects to Social Work

Sociology

Communication Studies

Economics

Geography

History

Languages

Philosophy

Political Science

Psychology

Religious Studies

Skills Required for Social Work

Compassionate

Understanding

Enthusiasm

Passionate

Avid Reader

Analytical

Dedicated

Hard Working

Well Organised

Logical

Investigative

Systematic

Methodical

Meticulous

Diligent

Helper

Duties of a Social Worker

  • One should always be ready to help others in need.
  • One has to help their others overcome their problems in difficult times.
  • One has to be ready to stand up and take on challenging situations.
  • Provide Psychotherapy services.
  • Must put others needs before ours.
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Courses Offered in Social Work

Course

Duration

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

3-Years

The candidate needs to have done their Class 12 from a recognised board in any stream and should have secured a minimum of 45% in aggregate marks.

Master of Social Work (MSW)

2-Years

The candidate should have done their BA Programme in any discipline or BA (Hons) or BSW from a recognised university and should have secured a minimum of 50%.

MPhil in Social Work

2-Years

The candidate should have done their MSW in from a recognised board and should have secured a minimum of 55% to be eligible for the course.

Social Work Admission Process

Chose University/College: The first step is to search for colleges or universities which are offering programmes and courses in Social Work. Check the fees, the seats offered, eligibility criteria which is set for the course.

Apply for Course: Proceed to apply for admission at the university offering the programme. Fill up the details as required and pay the application fee. The application forms are available for a limited period of time so the candidate is advised to know the details way in advance.

Mode of Admission: Universities and Colleges will either conduct entrance exams for admission or offer admission through merit. For postgraduate courses and above, the candidate will have to appear for an entrance exam.

Results: Selected and qualified candidates make the merit list. The student has to get the desired rank and percentage, to be eligible for admission.

Counselling: The candidate will have to appear for the counselling session conducted at the university to book their seat, submit their documents and pay the fees to seal admission.

Top Colleges Offering Social Work Courses

IGNOU

Madras School of Social Work

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Pondicherry University

Jamia Millia Islamia

Jaipur National University

NSOU

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Popular Social Work Colleges in India

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Popular Private Social Work Colleges in India

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Popular Social Work UG Courses in India

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Popular Social Work PG Courses in India

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Popular Social Work Specializations in India

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Comments

I want to know about the fee structure at Purushottam Thote College of Social Work for Master of Social Work (MSW).

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Pankaj

Contributor-Level 9

3 days ago

Please visit this website for more information related to your query
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I want to know about the fee structure at Visva Bharati University for Master of Social Work.

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I want to know about the fee structure at Mar Elias College for Bachelor of Social Work (BSW).

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 14

6 days ago

Hello,
The fee structure at Mar Elias College for Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is Rs 9,000 (tuition fee). The fee structure is also available on the website of Mar Elias College.
Hope this helps.

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for the Bachelor of Social Work at NEF College of Management & Technology.

Reply to Preeti saikia

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at SPU Gujarat.

Reply to Rehen Reji

We have a NGO for disabled people. We want to hire an MSW (Masters in Social Work) so that we can take the NGO to new heights.

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Yashwani Rathore

Beginner-Level 2

a week ago

Hello! Great initiative. There are many people who have done MSW and are unemployed. Contact them through a newspaper ad. Spread it on your social media accounts. Your peer groups would be a great help. Also, try contacting other developed NGOs, they will help you contact people.

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for Master of Social Work (MSW) at AIMS Bangalore.

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 14

2 weeks ago

Hello!
Kindly visit this link for information related to your query.
https://www.shiksha.com/college/aims-institutes-peenya-bangalore-3698/cutoff

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for the Bachelor of Social Work at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences.

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ZIAUL HASAN

Contributor-Level 10

3 weeks ago

Please go through this dedicated link of Rajagiri College of Social Sciences and check out the details of the Bachelor of Social Work course
https://www.shiksha.com/college/rajagiri-college-of-social-sciences-rcss-kochi-48605/courses/bsw-bc

I want to know about the fee structure at Sri Krishna Arts and Science College for Master of Social Work.

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Manisha Jethwani

Beginner-Level 3

3 weeks ago

The annual fee for Master of Social Work in this college is INR 8,000. Please refer to this link for more information: https://www.shiksha.com/college/sri-krishna-arts-and-science-college-coimbatore-28336/courses

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for the Master of Social Work at Visva Bharati University.

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 14

3 weeks ago

Hello!
Kindly visit this link for information related to your query.
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I want to know about the fee structure at the Anand Institute of Social Work for the Bachelor of Social Work.

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I want to know about the fee structure at Loyola College of Social Sciences for Master of Social Work (M.S.W.).

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Pankaj

Contributor-Level 9

3 weeks ago

The fees for M.S.W is around INR 30000 to 50000.

I want to know about the fee structure at White Memorial College of Arts and Science for Women for Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.).

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I want to know about the fee structure at Karnataka State Open University, Lucknow for Master in Social Work.

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rekha

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

Karnataka State Open University, Lucknow offers 72 Courses across 10 Streams, you can refer to the link below for this course.
https://www.shiksha.com/college/karnataka-state-open-university-lucknow-36021

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Mallika Ahuja

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

I want to know about the fee structure at Anand Institute of Social Work for Bachelor of Social Work.

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rekha

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

Placements are not after bachelor's, but we get it after masters. This time, the package of students is around Rs. 10,000 per month.
refer link: https://www.shiksha.com/college/anand-institute-of-social-work-gujarat-other-26439

I want to know about the fee structure at Social Sciences Centre (M.S.W.) for Master of Social Work (MSW).

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rekha

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

The total fee of the course is INR 32,400, which has to be paid at the rate, 16,200 per year.

I want to know about the fee structure at Arth Prakash Institute for MSW (Master of Social Work).

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rekha

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

Find Fee Structure, Course Duration, Reviews, Cutoff, Eligibility & Exams.at Arth Prakash Institute, Chandigarh for 2022 by referring to the link given below-
https://www.shiksha.com/college/arth-prakash-institute-chandigarh-36615/courses/msw-bc

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for Master of Social Work (MSW) at PU Chandigarh.

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I want to know about the latest cutoff information for Master of Social Work (MSW) at Christ College, Irinjalakuda.

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Divya vani

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

MSW Courses & Fees at Christ College, Irinjalakuda, Thrissur for 2022. Find Fee Structure, Course Duration, Reviews, Cutoff, Eligibility & Exams.
Please visit link: https://www.shiksha.com/college/christ-college-irinjalakuda-thrissur-71227/courses/msw-bc
Thank you

I want to know about the fee structure at SJC Bangalore for Master of Social Work.

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Divya vani

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

B.Sc Rs. 32,200 - Rs. 71,300
BA Rs. 26.900 - Rs. 92,050
B.Voc Rs. 65,350 - Rs. 68,300
BSW Rs. 52,900

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for Master of Social Work (MSW) at SHUATS (Allahabad University).

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I want to know about the fee structure at St. Joseph's College, Irinjalakkuda for Master of Social Work (MSW).

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Riya Bhagat

Contributor-Level 6

a month ago

It is 75000 INR for 2 years.

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for M.A. in Social Work at Tezpur University - TEZU.

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Arpit Sood

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2 months ago

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