The Department of Social Work, SFS was established in the year 1999. The Social Work Programme is very unique as the students are exposed to Experiential Learning giving them edge over other programs.
The Masters in Social Work (MSW) is a benchmark program for Social Work Education, as it prepares students for a career in Social Work with special reference to Human Resource Management through interactive and participative process of Training, Workshops, Field Work and Project Work. The program is designed to equip the students to meet the advancing Industry standards.
The Bachelors in Social Work (BSW) started in 2005. The program through the curriculum and the activities produces students who are responsible Social Workers who are sensitive to the needs of the community.
The M.Phil in Social Work started in 2012 and Ph.D in Social Work started in 2014 gives students a strong knowledge base into areas of Research and Higher Education.
Programmes Offered: BSW, MSW (HRM), M.Phil, Ph.D
- To foster scientific knowledge about the dynamics of problems and issues in our society.
- To cultivate an ability to analyze the ideologies that lead to systematic domination and marginalization of vulnerable groups.
- To promote necessary skills of awareness, skills aiming at empowerment of people and skills in culture-sensitive methods of social change.
- To provide training in applying skills in social work practice and social work research in different fields for achieving desirable changes and development.
- To foster attitudes and values necessary for working with people and organisations, both governmental and non-governmental for achieving the goals of social work profession namely
i) to enhance people’s capacity for social functioning
ii) to improve the quality of life for everyone
iii) to promote social justice,
iv) provide opportunities for people to develop their capacities to become participating and contributing citizens.
Programmes Offered: BSW, MSW (HRM), M.Phil
Bachelor Of Social Work (BSW)
The Department of Social Work (Self-financed Stream) started offering the undergraduate programme (BSW) in the year 2005 as there was a great demand for the course. The Course Helps in personality enrichment and mould students to mature into responsible citizens. The Job opportunities are also very high after completion of the Course.
BSW Programme Curriculum
A. Major: Papers directly concern with Social Work. The credits given are Five.
B. Allied: Directly focus to enhance the knowledge and skills - 6 credits.
C. General Elective: Enhance the knowledge base to improve skills, based on the choice of the students - 4 credits.
D. Foundation Course : Languages, Value Education, Personality Development and Computer Education
E. Field Work Practice: The students undergo Field Work Practicum consisting of:
- Observation Visits
- Concurrent Field Work
- Skill Development Workshop
- Rural Camp and Study tour
- Field Work Conference
Masters Of Social Work (MSW)
The Department of Social Work, offering specialization in Human Resource Management was established in the year 1999. The uniqueness of this programme is that the students are exposed to experiential learning and this gives an edge over other similar master’s programme. The MSW – HRM syllabus is a benchmark syllabus for Social Work Education. The Unique papers like Introduction to Business Management, Concepts and Current Trends in HR and Training Laboratory for Emerging HR Professionals equips students to meet the advancing industry standards and gain Placements during Campus Interview.
MSW (HRM) Programme Curriculum
A. Main: Papers directly concern with Social Work. The credits given are three.
B. Supportive: Directly focus to enhance the knowledge and skills - 3 credits.
C. Elective: Enhance the knowledge base to improve skills, based on the choice of the students - 2 credits.
D. Field Work Practice: The students undergo Field Work Practicum consisting of:
- Observation Visits
- Concurrent Field Work (all four semesters)
- Skill Development Workshop
- Rural Camp and Industrial tour
- Summer Placement (at the end of the first year)
- Field Work Conference
- Block placement (required for course completion)
E. Project –Research Project
M.PHIL In Social Work (Full Time)
The M.Phil in Social Work was started in 2012 and helps in gaining strong understanding into Social Work Research. The Social Work Practicum paper encourages the students to do an Intervention based research.
A. Major: Main Papers that directly concern with Social Work.
B. Practicum: Intervention based Research.
C. Dissertation: Research Project
BSW- CURRICULUM WITH CREDIT DISTRIBUTION AND SYLLABUS
Sem Course No. Course code Nature Title of the Course HRS CR CA ES I I Foundation Course Language –I 4 3 50 50 II English –I 4 3 50 50 III Value Education –I 2 1 50 50 IV BSWGC01 General Course Contemporary Indian Society 4 2 50 50 V BSWA01 Allied Basics of Sociology 6 5 50 50 VI BSWM01 Major Introduction to Social Work 5 5 50 50 VII BSWM02 Major Human Rights 5 5 50 50 Total 30 24 II VIII Foundation Course Language –II 4 3 50 50 IX English – II 4 3 50 50 X Value Education –II 2 1 50 50 XI BSWGC01 General Course Contemporary Indian Society 4 2 50 50 XII BSWA02 Allied Political and Economic Systems in India 6 5 50 50 XIII BSWM03 Major Human Growth and Behavior 5 5 50 50 XIV BSWM04 Major-Practical Sensitization to Social Issues 5 5 100 -- Total 30 24 III XV Foundation Course Language – III 4 3 50 50 XVI English –III 4 3 50 50 XVII Personality Development 2 - 50 50 XVIII BSWA03 Allied Social Responsibility and Good Governance 6 5 50 50 XIX BSWM05 Major Social Work with Communities 5 5 50 50 XX BSWM06 Major Practical Community Sensitization 5 5 75 25 XXI Electives Environmental Studies 4 2 50 50 Total 30 23 IV XXII Foundation Course Language – IV 4 3 50 50 XXIII English – IV 4 3 50 50 XXIV Personality Development 2 3 50 50 XXV BSWA04 Allied Conflict Resolution and Peace Building 6 5 50 50 XXVI BSWM07 Major NGO management 5 5 50 50 XXVII BSWM08 Major-Practical Field Work –I (OB visits &Rural Camp) 5 5 75 25 XXVIII BSWID01 Interdisciplinary Marriage and Family Life 4 3 50 50 Total 30 27 V XXIX BSWM09 Major Social case work 4 4 50 50 XXX BSWM10 Major Social group work 3 4 50 50 XXXI BSWM11 Major Social Legislation 4 4 50 50 XXXII BSWM12 Major Social Work with Differently abled 3 3 50 50 XXXIII BSWM13 Major-Practical Field Work –II (Concurrent Field Work) 10 5 75 25 XXXIV BSWGE01 General Elective Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation 4 3 50 50 XXXV Computer Training 2 3 Total 30 26 VI XXXVI BSWM14 Major Social Work and Health Services 5 5 50 50 XXXVII BSWM15 Major Social Work with Families 5 5 50 50 XXXVIII BSWM16 Major Human Resource Management and Labour in India 5 5 50 50 XXXIX BSWM17 Major Social Work Research 5 5 50 50 XXXX BSWM18 Major Field Work –III (Study Tour, Internship and Project ) 10 5 75 25 Extension activities 1 Total 30 26 Grand Total 150 Sem -Semester, H - Hours per Week, CR - Credit, CA- Continuous Assessment, SE - Semester Exams, T - Type, W- Written, R -Research Project, P - Practical, 75* - Internal Assessment, 25**- External Viva Voce, 100***- Internal Assessment
MSW - CURRICULUM WITH CREDIT DISTRIBUTION AND SYLLABUS
Sem Course No. Sub. Code Title of the Course H CR CA SE T I I MSW01 Social Work Profession 3 3 50 50 W II MSW02 Social Work with Individuals 3 3 50 50 W III MSW03 Social Work with Groups 3 3 50 50 W IV MSW04 Community Organisation and Social Action 3 3 50 50 W V MSW05 Introduction to Sociology 4 5 50 50 W VI MSW06 Field Work Practicum - I 10+2 5 75* 25** P II VII MSW07 Social Welfare Administration 3 3 50 50 W VIII MSW08 Social Work Research and Statistics 3 3 50 50 W IX MSW09 Essentials of Psychology 4 3 50 50 W X MSW10 Human Resource Management 3 3 50 50 W XI MSW11 Business Management I 5 5 50 50 W XII MSW12 Field Work Practicum - II 10 5 75* 25** P III XIII MSW13 Labour Legislation and Case Laws 4 3 50 50 W XIV MSW14 Organisational Behaviour 4 3 50 50 W XV MSW15 Industrial Relations and Labour Welfare 4 3 50 50 W XVI MSW16 Strategic Management and Strategic HRM 6 5 50 50 W XVII MSW17 Field Work Practicum - III 10 5 75* 25** P IV XVIII MSW18 Concepts and Current Trends in HR 4 3 50 50 W XIX MSW19 Organisational Development 4 3 50 50 W XX MSW20 Training Laboratory for Emerging HR Professionals 4 5 100*** 0 P XXI MSW21 Corporate Social Responsibility 6 5 50 50 W XXII MSW22 Field Work – IV & Block Placement 10 5 75* 25** P XXIII MSW23 Project Work 2 6 50 50 R PD Internship 2 PD Soft Skill ( 2hrs allocated in the I,II and III Semester) 8 Total Credits 100 Sem -Semester, H - Hours per Week, CR - Credit, CA- Continuous Assessment, SE - Semester Exams, T - Type, W- Written, R -Research Project, P - Practical, 75* - Internal Assessment, 25**- External Viva Voce, 100***- Internal Assessment The Degree of Master of Social Work is awarded to a candidate who obtains a minimum of 100 Credits.
M.Phil - CURRICULUM AND SYLLABUS
Sl.No Course Code Title of the Course H CA ESE T 1 PSW 001 Contemporary Social Work and Social Work Theories 90 50 50 W 2 PSW 002 Advanced Research Methodology and Statistics 90 50 50 W 3 PSW 003 Field Work Practicum 200 100 - P 4 PSW 004 Dissertation 45* 10* R 30 ** 15**
H – Hours per semester, CA – Continuous Assessment, ESE – End Semester Examination, T- Type of Paper, W- Written, P- Practical, R- Research.
Field Work and Internship
Field Work is an integral part of the total programme of training in Social Work. It consists of practicing social work methods under the guidance of Professional Social Workers in the selected field. Such placements provide an opportunity to the students to apply theory to practice and gain hands on experience.
“The rational of Concurrent Field Work is to provide the student immediate situation to apply class room learning in the field and to develop skills over a period of the academic year, as well as recognize the realities of practice in the real world and finally to provide a feed back for discussion and problem solving in the class room. The integrative element between class and field is provided by the faculty in regularly scheduled periodical field conferences utilizing the students’ field record.” [II UGC Review Committee Report]
List of NGO’s that Train the BSW and I MSW students on generic Social Work Concepts
Thozhamai. MCCSS, ICCW, ICWO, Udhavum Karangal, CMCT, Arunodhaya, Aruvwe, Aruvwye (Auxilium Centre),World Vision, Nesakaram, Udavi, Vidhya Sagar, Gremaltes, Banyan, DKS Learning Centre, SHARE Foundation, Forward, Spirit of Freedom, YWCA, Cancer Institute, SOS, YRG Care, DMI Foundation, Chengalpet Rural Development Society, Good Life Centre, MCC Community College, Arunodaya, Chennai River Restoration Trust, World Vision, Chess etc.
List of Industries those Train II MSW students on Specialization based Human Resource Management Concepts
Accurate Steel, Accurate Products, Coke, Bonfigiloli Transmissions, Mando Automobiles, , Mas Leniea Fashions, Big Bazaar, Shoppers Stop, ITC, Savera Hotel, Abu Sarovar Hotel, Vikatan Publishing, Sundaram Auto Component, Cavin Care, TCS- BPS, Simens, Valeo, People Solutions Consultants, Kone Elevators, Gavs Technology, Fangs –VIVO, etc.
Internships for II MSW students
Titan Industries - Hosur, Oberoi - Mumbai, Taj Mumbai, Rane Industries - Delhi, Simens - Mumbai, ONGC- Kerala, Future Group – Kerala, Sundaram Auto Component – Hosur, etc
Events Of Department Of Social Work (SFS)
- Annual Conference -DAY 1- UDAYAM and DAY 2 -SUNERGEO – a two-day Conference
- Rural Camp during which the students experience the rural realities and help the villagers in their efforts towards empowerment.
- Study tour for a Cross Cultural experience.
- Observation Visits to the NGO’s and Industries
- Guest Lectures – sharing of expertise by professionals
- Workshops on Self and Professional Development
- Field Work Agency Supervisors’ Meet – recognizing the mentoring efforts of Field Work organisations and fostering network of NGOs, Industries and the Department.
- Department Alumni Meet
- Campus Placements
- Celebration of Special Days
- Club Activities – Prayer, Community Outreach Environment, Safety, Quiz and Debate Clubs
- Faculty Development Workshops
- Sensitization Programmes
- Parents teachers Meet
- Movie Screaming
- Fresher’s and farewell Celebration
- Department prayer Cell and Retreat