Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers a wide range of open learning courses in all the streams like arts, science, technology, management, commerce, etc. IGNOU School of Social Work offers MSW (Masters in Social Work). Registration for the program has been closed for January 2020 session. Next, Registration will start in the month of June for June 2020 IGNOU Admissions.
Masters in Social Work(MSW) is a postgraduate course that uses social sciences, sociology, psychology, political science, public health, community development, law, and economics to solve problems at individual and community levels. It encompasses 14 subjects for which there are annual exams.
|Minimum Duration||2 years|
|Maximum Duration||5 years|
|Eligibility||Any Bachelor Degree from any recognized university|
|Course Fee||INR 32,400|
|Minimum Age||No Bar|
|Maximum Age||No Bar|
Note: Course Fee: INR 32,400 for the full program to be paid year wise @ INR 16,200 per year (Subject to change from time to time as per University norms)
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IGNOU offers admission to MSW courses on basis of percentage scored in bachelor degree. The application procedure is online and one can get admission through online mode only.
Note: After verifying all the details, and documents, your application will be finally accepted by the authorities and your admission will be confirmed.
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The University follows the credit system for its Master’s Degree Programme. Each credit amounts to 30 hours of study comprising all learning activities. Thus, a 4 credit course involves 120 study hours, a 6 credit course involves 180 study hours and 10 credit course involves 300 study hours. To successfully complete the MSW program, you will have to earn 66 credits over a period of 2 to 5 years depending on your convenience.
The Master’s Degree Programme in MSW has three major components: 1. Compulsory Papers 38 Credits 2. Optional Papers 8 Credits 3. Field Work 20 Credits Total 66 Credits
The students have to earn 38 credits in Compulsory papers. The list of compulsory courses is given below.
|Course Code||Course Title||Credit|
|MSW-001||Origin and Development of Social Work (Theory)||4|
|MSW-002||Professional Social Work: Indian Perspectives (Theory)||4|
|MSW-003||Basic Social Science Concepts||4|
|MSW-004||Social Work and Social Development (Theory)||4|
|MSW-005||Social Work Practicum and Supervision (Theory)||4|
|MSW-006||Social Work Research (Theory)||6|
|MSW-007||Case Work and Counselling: Working with individuals||4|
|MSW-008||Social Group Work: Working with groups||4|
|MSW-009||Community Organization Management for Community Development||4|
These courses are opted in second year of the MSW program.
|Course Code||Course Title||Credit|
|MSWE-001||HIV/AIDS: Stigma, Discrimination, and Prevention||4|
|MSWE-002||Women and Child Development||4|
|MSW-010||Introduction to Philanthropic Social Work||4|
|MSWP-001||Dissertation (Project Work)||6|
Course Code Course Title Credit MSWE-001 HIV/AIDS: Stigma, Discrimination, and Prevention 4 MSWE-002 Women and Child Development 4 MSWE-002 Disaster Management 4 MSW-010 Introduction to Philanthropic Social Work 4 MSWP-001 Dissertation (Project Work) 6 Course Code Course Title Credit MSWE-001 HIV/AIDS: Stigma, Discrimination, and Prevention 4 MSWE-002 Women and Child Development 4 MSWE-002 Disaster Management 4 MSW-010 Introduction to Philanthropic Social Work 4 MSWP-001 Dissertation (Project Work) 6
Additional optional courses will be offered at a later stage.
The third component of the MSW program is the Field Work Practicum. The University has prepared two Field Work Journals for the 1st and 2nd year separately. Each year you are expected to successfully complete 10 credits of Field Work Practicum under the guidance of a professionally qualified Social Worker.
Therefore ensure from the coordinator at the study center that your supervisor has formal qualifications in social work at the post-graduation level. Completion of Field Work in MSW Ist year is mandatory for starting the social work practicum of the second year.
List of Field Work Components
|MSWL-001||1st year||Social Work Practicum-I (Practical)||10|
|MSWL-002||2nd year||Social Work Practicum-II (Practical)||10|
“In case a student wants to have assignments, he/she can obtain a copy of the same from the Study Centre or Regional Centre or may download it from the IGNOU website.
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Study material are dispatched prior to the assignment submit date. One can choose to opt for online or offline study material. One can study from online sources till the time offline material is dispatched. But if you are opting for offline study material, you need to pay at the time of admission fee.
Note: If you do not get material in time write to Registrar, MPDD, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi - 110068.
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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College