Master of Social Work
Course Duration
2 Years - 4 Semesters
  1. A candidate who has passed Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (BSW) OR Bachelors of Arts (BA) with 50% in aggregate of all subjects (45% for SC/ST and category I candidates), of Bangalore University or any other university from India, considered as equivalent thereto are eligible to MSW course.
  2. BSW graduates are preferred over BA graduates.
  3. All other guidelines for admissions issued by the Bangalore University shall be followed.
Semester Wise Syllabus


  • Introduction to Social Work and contemporary ideolog for social work profession
  • Social Science Perspectives for Social Work Practice
  • Methods of Working with people-I Social Case work
  • Methods of Working with people-II Group work
  • Methods of Working with people-III Community Organization
  • Personal and Professional Growth
  • Social Work Concurrent Field Practicum-I :Orientation Visits


  • Social Policy and Social Legislation
  • Research in Social work and application of Computers and Statistics
  • Counseling Theory and Practice
  • Social Work Practice with Vulnerable / Marginalized Sections of the Society
  • Communication for Social Work Practice
  • Social Work Field Practicum-II Concurrent field Work
  • Social Work Field Practicum-III: Social work Camp


  • Human Resource Development and Management
  • Organization Behavior and Organization Development
  • Social work Intervention in Health Care
  • Rural, Urban and Tribal Community Development
  • Social Movements and Social Action
  • Social Work Field Practicum- V :Visit to Innovative Projects/Initiatives
  • Social Work Field Practicum-IV: concurrent field work
Note :
  • OEP-NSS: Open Elective Paper for Non Social work Students.
  • OEP to be offered by the other departments for social work students.


  • Industrial Relations and Labor Legislation
  • Medical and Psychiatric Social Work
  • Social Welfare and Development Administration
  • Rehabilitation and After Care Services
  • Project Formulation & Management
  • Social Work Field Practicum-VI: concurrent field work
  • Social Work Field Practicum-VII :Block Placement