Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
Introduction of the Programme
The three year Bachelors program in social work is an intensive course with theory and field practice. The uniqueness of this program is the students are exposed to intensive experimental learning and this gives an edge over other under-graduate courses. The transition from a student to a professional is carefully MONITORED by a group of qualified and experienced faculty. The main objective of the course is to impart education and training in professional social work and enhance the understanding of social issues through interdisciplinary perspective.
Eligibility for Admission:
Candidate for admission to the first year of the degree of Bachelor of Social Work shall be required to have passed the higher Secondary Examination conducted by the Government of Tamil Nadu (or) an examination accepted as equivalent thereof by the syndicate, University of Madras.
Pattern of the Course
The course content has core subjects and allied subjects, which includes basic concepts of social work, Methods of social work, Sociology, Psychology, Human Growth and Development, Economics and Political system, Social Development and Social Work, Communication, Social Work Research, Health Care, Care of Elderly, Legal systems in India, Human Rights, Management of organization, women development issues and concerns. Field practicum is an integral part of the course which consists of lab sessions, observation visits, group projects, rural camp and concurrent field work, that enable the students to understand the theory learnt and the reality of the society. Project report is another important feature of this programme. Each student is expected to do one simple research based on his/her interested area, with a supervision and guidance of the experienced faculty. The course covers soft skills also. Thus the entire course moulds the overall personality of the students.
Scope of the Course
The knowledge and practical experience gained through the theory papers and allied papers will enable the graduates to move easily into other post graduate courses like MSW, Public Administration, NGO management, Human resources, Economics, Politics and Journalism and also help them to prepare for all competitive exams . Employable opportunities are at great demand in welfare and corporate settings for this course.