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Master of Social Work (M.S.W)

Phone - 020 - 24403049
Email - msw@tmv.edu.in

Admission Procedure

• The candidate can collect the prospectus either from the Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune or from the Vidyapeeth's Premises / Administrative Offices / at the authorized Centers of the Vidyapeeth by paying the prescribed fee.
• Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, under the Faculty of Distance Education, has established a network of admission centers at different places. Enrollment can be made at the Head Quarters / at any of the Premises / at a center. Students have to pay the entire programme fee at the time of taking admission.
• Before taking admission the candidate have to undergo a Written Test
Written Test  

Paper Pattern (Objective)

General Knowledge 20 Marks
Social Work Aptitude 40 Marks
General Aptitude 20 Marks
English Grammar 20 Marks
Total Marks 100 Marks

Minimum Passing


Course Pattern

Four Semesters (2 Years)


• To sensitizing students about social issues and problems as well as Human Rights. In present scenario of each section of the society, particularly those who are vulnerable, weaker and excluded sections of the society.
• To develop understanding about the value of human being and the importance of democratic and humanities approach to problems.
• To impart social work values and skills to operationalise them in social life.
• To provide necessary understanding about the social legislations.

Structure of Programme
First Year

CP 1.1 Social Work Profession and Ideology
CP 1.2 Working with Individuals and Families
CP 1.3 Working with Groups
CP 1.4 Social Sciences and Indian Social Problems
CP 1.5 Human Growth and Behavior
CP 1.6 Field Work, including Viva-Voce
CP 2.1 Community Organisation and Social Action
CP 2.2 Social Work Research and Statistics
CP 2.3 Community Health and Healthcare System
Specialization Papers(FCW)
FC 2.1 Family Sociology and Working with Families
FC 2.2 Socialization of the Child and Child Welfare
Specialization Papers (URCD)
CD 2.1 Urban, Rural and Tribal Social Systems
CD 2.2 Development Communication and Media
CP 2.6 Field Work, including Viva-Voce

Second Year

CP 3.1 Counseling : Theory and Practice
CP 3.2 Social Legislation and Legal System in India
Specialization Papers (FCW)
FC 3.1 Women Issues, Development and Empowerment
FC 3.2 Family Life Education and Population Education
FC 3.3 Youth Development
Specialization Papers (URCD)
CD 3.1 Governance and Community Development
CD 3.2 Economics in Urban and Rural Context
CD 3.3 Environmental Issues and Disaster Management
CP 3.6 Field Work, including Viva-Voce
CP 4.1 Social Welfare Administration and Management
CP 4.2 Social Policy, Planning and Practices
Specialization Papers (FCW)
FC 4.1 Working with Special Groups
FC 4.2 Emerging Trends in Family and Child Welfare
FC 4.3 Gerontology
Specialization Papers (URCD)
CD 4.1 Development and Welfare of Weaker Section
CD 4.2 Community Project - Planning and Management
CD 4.3 Government and Voluntary Efforts for Urban, Rural and Tribal Development
CP 4.6 Field Work, including Viva-Voce
CP 4.7 Research Project, including Viva-Voce

Passing Criteria

Assessment Marks
External (Semester End Examination) 60
Internal 40

One academic year will be divided into two semesters. Examination will be held at the end of each semester. The course structure mentioned in this prospectus is indicative and may be changed / updated at the discretion of the Vidyapeeth. It may include co-curricular activities and extra - curricular activities as well.

Duration of the Syllabus
In case of any change in partial or full syllabus of the course, the examination of the previous syllabus will be conducted, only for the next 3 consecutive times and the repeaters should clear their backlog of the previous syllabus within those 3 examinations.

Internal Assessment

Internal Assessment will be assesed by home assignment per subject each subject carries 40 marks. The pattern of home assignment is as follows:
Sr No Pattern of Question Marks
1. 2 Long Question(15 marks per question) 30
2. 2 Short Notes(5 Marks per short note) 10
3. Total 40

External Assessment : Schedule of Examination:
• At the end of every semester there will be a semester end exam. Passing norms based on External Evaluation of MSW Course:
• The examination evaluation pattern will be based on 50% external Assessment of a student.
• There will be a separate passing in External and Internal examination with criteria of minimum 50 % in each subject.
• A student will be allowed to keep the term backlog for semester I provided he / she clears minimum three of the five compulsory subjects.
• A student will be allowed to keep the term (backlog of 2nd semester maximum of two subjects), and can be enrolled for the semester III. Only upon clearing of all the backlogs of semester I.

Vidyapeeth Examination

Vidyapeeth examinations are conducted according to the examination time-table notified by the Vidyapeeth by the end of each semester. Students are required to appear for written as well as viva examinations as per the course syllabus.
Results of the Vidyapeeth examination, i. e. semester end examinations will be declared within 45 days after the end of the examination.
Revaluation & Rechecking / Verification of Marks :
Students may apply for revaluation or rechecking of marks by paying the Revaluation fee (Rs. 10/- form + Rs. 250/- per subject) or rechecking fees (Rs. 10/- form + Rs. 100/- per subject). Student should submit the rechecking / revaluation form within 15 days after the declaration of result.

Concurrent Field Work

Field work practicum constitutes an essential component of their studies for which the students are given placements in various organizations to learn new aspects of field, using a scientific and yet ethical approach on the basis of varied theoretical perspectives provided in lecture session. At the outset of their professional studies, that the students are given placement in organizational set-ups, or in the field specific issues, to understand the context, setting and approach; in gaining a fair knowedge about the projects, programmes, schemes, policies, laws and efforts being carried out as part of the developmental work.

Research Project

The Students in their 4th Semester of 2nd year are expected to take up a Research Project, in order to practically experience the theoretical inputs on Research Methodology in Social Work imparted in the 2nd Semester of 1st year. The students are expected to identify the theme and finalize the topic under the guidance of Faculty members of the department. This individual effort involves preparation of tools for data collection, actual data collection, analysis and interpretations, by the students. At the end of the academic year, a bound report in the given format is supposed to be submitted. VIVA-VOCE is held for evaluation.

Fee Structure  (In Rupees)
(Fees applicable for current academic year.)
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Opportunities At Exit Point
• The course plyas significant role for those who desire to be active in various public life such as grass root worker, social activists, police personnel, administrators, ICDS workers, Governmental Department Personnel like Social Welfare Department, Women and Child Development Department, Tribal Development Department etc. and also Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Personnel.
• Research and Documentation.
• Corporate Social Responsibilities.
• NGOs and GOs.
• Consultants.
• Environment issues.
• M.Phil, PhD.

Academic Plan
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Course Highlights

Curriculum: Social Work Curriculum includes theory papers on social work practicum which are useful to present social scenario.
Field Work: Practical component provides to the students hands on training which enables the students to proper intervention in social problems.
Issue Base Field Work: The students enrolling in the distance education programme of social work are provided with the exposure to work on broader field based issues.
Research Project: The Students in their forth semester as a partial fulfillment to the requirement of this course are required to prepare a Research Project under the guidance of a faculty of the vidyapeeth.
Assignments: Assignments for each paper, separately of each semester are required to complete by students during the course. Assignments carry 40% weight age in each paper.
Workshops: Workshop is intended to develop capacities among the students in a holistic manner. The workshop gives students an opportunity to expose their acquired skills of knowledge in the art of practical thinking, critical thinking and analyzing the social situations. The workshop gives an realities of current social phenomena for further intervention and makes students well prepared as a social worker.
Study Material: Vidyapeeth provides study material of each subject of each semester to student.
• Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth had designed this course in a way to benefit all persons engaged in social and development fields, both in private and public sectors.

Important :

1) Specialization :
The student will undergo a screening interview whereby evaluation will be made on the basis of Academic Performance of I Semester of the MSW - 1st year as well as the Rationale(s) and Objective(s) for opting for a particular specialization.
2) Field Work :
The compulsory field-work placement will be based on the respective specialization.