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  • International student exchange opportunities
  • Multi-disciplinary field action projects
  • International Ph.D. fellowships and internship opportunities
  • Placement and training in social work related projects and programs of the MA Math
  • International Faculties

We are happy to announce that 2023 Admissions have begun for our world-class Master of Social Work program at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India’s Number 1 Private University. The MSW program is offered at both the Amritapuri (Kerala) and Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) campuses.

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Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university. Candidates appearing for the degree exam can also apply.


Selection is based on academic performance in the qualifying examination and interview.

How To Apply

Registration for admission 2023 is fully online. Candidates are required to have their recent photograph, online payment credentials, etc. to be ready to complete the online application process.
Application fee of Rs. 750/-

The NRI applicants please email to and not be applied through the website.

Management Quota option in Amrita Online Application Portal (AOAP)
‘Candidates can also submit the option in Step 2 of the application process, in case if they wish to be considered under management quota.’

Terms and Conditions for Award and Renewal of Scholarship Fees

Scholarship Fees, i.e. Slabs 1 to 3 is allotted for the Academic Year 2023-2024 ONLY. Renewal of Scholarship Fees for subsequent years is subject to meeting the following conditions:

  1. Consistent Academic performance by securing a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 
    1. 8.0 and above in the case of Scholarship Slab 1 at the end of each academic year
    2. 7.5 and above in the case of Scholarship Slab 2 at the end of each academic year
    3. 7.0 and above in the case of Scholarship Slab 3 at the end of each academic year
  2. No disciplinary action during the period of study in the University.
  3. Clearing each semester without any arrear

Failing to meet the aforesaid conditions 1,2 and 3, the candidate will be required to pay higher fees in the subsequent years. 

Program Overview

World-Class Education

Amrita is India’s only UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality and Women’s empowerment. The Amrita MSW (Two years) and Integrated MSW program (5 Years)  is a full-time residential program that offers world-class opportunities in the field of Social Work, and the gender equality topic is only one of many strengths in our program. Our social workers are prepared for multiple career possibilities, from working in hospitals, NGOs, government positions, working with communities and individuals, or working at national and international levels. Our program prepares students to take a prominent role in the significant and urgent real-life current challenges facing our world community, from environmental and other disasters, to understanding mental and physical distress of children and adults from the individual to the community, national, and global levels, to being able to critically evaluate and devise innovative solutions for the challenge at hand.

Amrita Social Work Education Advantage
  • Among the 3 categories of Deemed Universities in the country, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is placed in Category-1 by the MHRD, GOI
  • Qualified and experienced full-time faculty, including international faculty
  • Nationally and internationally recognized experts as visiting faculty offering workshops and seminars
  • Wide and diversified settings for concurrent fieldwork, unmatched learning experience through closely supervised fieldwork
  • A strong emphasis on exciting research activities to prepare students to publish their own high-quality research papers in peer-reviewed international journals
  • Dedicated mentorship and close supervision by experienced research guides on student research projects
  • Block placements and internships in nationally & internationally reputed voluntary (NGOs/ INGOs) and corporate organizations, government departments, as well as at the development projects of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math
  • Credit-based curriculum and continuous evaluation under semester pattern
  • A dedicated in-house ‘Training & Placement Directorate’
  • Diverse student body including international students and students from all over India.
  • International alliances and excellent facilities and infrastructure
  • Unparalleled benefits of living and studying in a large campus

The UNESCO Chair seeks to impact the individual, community and greater society through research, implementation and education.

In its fourth year, Amrita’s UNESCO Chair strives to promote international, inter-university cooperation and networking to enhance institutional capacities and collaborative work. It was in the fall of 2016 that Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (University) and UNESCO inaugurated India’s first-ever Chair on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

Focus areas of UNESCO Chair:

  • Designing tools and methods for effective interventional strategies towards the empowerment of women and strengthening gender equality with community’s active and inclusive participation.
  • Focusing on six holistic dimensions of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals defined as: safety and security, economic vitality, education, political, social and cultural environment,  environmental quality and health.
  • Understanding and mapping the vulnerabilities in communities to finally support India’s progress towards achieving the UN’s 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Center for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: where research meets action

The Center for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a research-focused academic center for promoting gender equality and fostering women’s empowerment with a special focus on technology and other innovative methods. This center offers diverse courses on key focus areas, pilot radical ideas, and collaborate with leading universities and institutions to advance the initiatives. The center acts as a major resource center for the implementation of various development projects undertaken by Amrita University and its parent organization, MA Math.

The CWEGE mission is built upon the three pillars of education, implementation, and action research.

The CWEGE research agenda continues with a system’s thinking-based approach to mapping women’s vulnerabilities throughout rural India. The approach remains focused through the lens of six dimensions ((i) safety and security, (ii) economic vitality, (iii) education, (iv) political, social and cultural environment, (v) environmental quality and (vi) health), and how they intersect with the different context levels of women’s lives. Our primary focus over the last six months has been improving and refining our data collection strategies, engaging with subject matter experts in the areas outlined above in order to ensure quality of research, and planning an expansion of our original pilot field venture.

About the Program

The Amrita MSW is a Two-year/ Five year Integrated full-time residential program that offers the combination of dynamic, innovative, and pioneering practical experiences with academic excellence. We address local and global real-world issues that correspond to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In line with Social Work principles and ideology, our aim is to influence positive change where it is most needed with an attitude of compassion and selflessness. In this light, our students have responded with immediacy to disasters and crises, such as the Kerala floods and COVID-19.They have volunteered on Helplines, with collection and distribution of supplies for relief camps, and with conducting surveys after the Kerala floods, comparing the psychological wellbeing of those in more damaged versus less damaged areas and making referral for treatment when needed. We also have a strong commitment to working with the most impoverished, marginalized communities who experience immense ongoing life challenges, and our MSW students actively participate in this work. For example, our diverse and exciting fieldwork and research activities have afforded students unique opportunities to work with marginalized groups on such topics as:

  • Working with rural villagers to address serious water issues such as contamination and its impact on health
  • The impact of legal literacy on coping methods of rural women who are subjected to domestic violence
  • How lifetime illiteracy has shaped the attitudes and quality of life or impoverished women
  • Understanding alcohol use among youth and young adults and its impact on mental wellbeing
  • Helping to conduct and participate in medical camps in both hospitals and rural areas
  • How natural disasters have influenced stress and agitation among children in child care institutions versus those living in families
  • Helping impoverished village communities establish Self-Help Groups
  • Community organizing and PRA activities (Participatory Rural Appraisal) in rural village communities to learn about their life challenges and strengths
  • Engaging with communities in performing arts activities to explore unique capacities and challenging needs
  • Playing sports (football) with rural youth who excel in many skills but avoid academic education because of discrimination
  • The influence of pro-social and spiritual values on rates of depression and anxiety among older adults living in care homes vs living in isolation
  • The impact of early trauma on the psychological status of vulnerable children in childcare homes, and whether the practice and belief in higher values mitigate depression and anxiety
  • Helping forest-dwelling tribal adolescents of school-going age become aware of and using government educational supports available to them

The Amrita social work Program is a credit-based system that allows for flexibility in matters of course design, curricula, time frame, teaching and learning methodologies, and evaluation procedures. The program focuses on improving the higher-order thinking skills of students, such as abstract thinking and problem-solving abilities. These abilities then guide and help students to excel in field work and academic activities. In the Amrita social work Program students will become equipped with enhanced confidence, knowledge, and the skills to address real-world social problems and to think critically about what is going on around them. The aim of this program is to transform dependent learners into independent, life-long learners and compassion-oriented givers. Our students are prepared to embrace the important and dynamic role of social work in the field of global development. Students are required to be skilled and proficient in spoken and written English.

Specializations offered at Amritapuri Campus and Ettimadai (Coimbatore)

Specializations and Collaborations:

  1. Physical & mental health
  2. Community development
  3. Child rights and child protection
  4. Human Rights*
  5. Communication and Behavioural Change (UNICEF curriculum)

* *This specialisation offers a dual degree option in Human Rights from the University of Arizona in US.


Semester I
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
17SWK501 Foundations of Social Work Practice 3 0 0 3 A
17SWK502 Psychosocial Perspectives and Counseling 3 0 0 3 B
17SWK503 Society, Change and Development 2 0 0 2 C
17SWK504 Working with Individuals 3 0 0 3 D
17SWK505 Working with Groups 3 0 0 3 E
17SWK591 Concurrent Fieldwork – I       3 P1
17SWK592 Rural, Urban or Tribal Camp 0 0 2 2 P2
22ADM501 Glimpses of Indian Culture 2 0 0  P/F F
  Total       19  
Semester II
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
22SWK511 Working with Communities 3 0 0 3 A
22SWK512 Introduction to Child Rights and Child Protection 2 0 0 2 B
22SWK513 Introduction to Disaster Management 2 0 0 2 C
22SWK514  Introduction to Physical and Mental Health 2 0 0 2 D
22SWK515 Introduction to Gender and Social Work 2 0 0 2 E
22SWK516 Introduction to Communication for social and behavioural Change 2 0 0 2 F
22SWK517 Introduction to Human Rights 3 0 0 3 G
22SWK518 Social Work Research 3 0 0 3 H
22ADM502 Vedanta in day-to-day life 1 0 0 1  
22SWK596 Concurrent Fieldwork II & Winter Internship       3 P1
22AVP103 Mastery Over Mind (MA OM) 1 0 1 2  
  Total       25  
Semester III
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
22SWK601 Social Legislation for Vulnerable Groups 3 0 0 3 A
22SWK602 Project Formulation and Management 3 0 0 3 B
22SWK603 Social Welfare Policy and Administration 3 0 0 3 C
  Elective Paper I 3 0 0 3 D
  Elective Paper II 3 0 0 3 E
22SWK691 Concurrent Fieldwork III/ Internship I & Summer Internship#       3 P1
22SWK690/21OEL Live-in-Lab.@/ Open Elective/ 2 0 0 2 J
22SWK698 Research Project – Part I 0 0 2 2 P
  Total       22  
Semester IV
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
22SWK611 Corporate Social Responsibility  2 0 0 2 A
  Elective Paper III 3 0 0 3 D
  Elective Paper IV 3 0 0 3 E
22SWK696 Concurrent Fieldwork IV/ Internship II       3 P1
22SWK697 Block Field Placement       1 P2
22SWK699 Research Project – Part II 0 0 2 2 P
  Total       14  
  Total Credits       80  
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
I Community Development     
22SWK631 Rural and Tribal Community Development 3 0 0 3 D
22SWK632 Urban Community Development and Good Governance 3 0 0 3 E
22SWK633 Climate Change and Sustainable Development 3 0 0 3 D
22SWK634 Technological Interventions for Community Development 3 0 0 3 E
II Medical and Psychiatric Social Work
22SWK641 Social Work Practice in Mental Health I 3 0 0 3 D
22SWK642 Social Work Practice in Mental Health II 3 0 0 3 E
22SWK643 Social Work Practice in Health and medical Settings 3 0 0 3 D
22SWK644 Community Care in Physical Health 3 0 0 3 E
III Child Rights and Child Protection     
22SWK651 Understanding Children as Vulnerable Groups 3 0 0 3 D
22SWK652 Care and Support Services for Children 3 0 0 3 E
22SWK653 Interventions for Child Rights and Child Protection 3 0 0 3 D
22SWK654 Interventions for Children in Humanitarian Crisis 3 0 0 3 E
IV Disaster Management
22SWK661 Hazards, Risk and Disasters 3 0 0 3 D
22SWK662 Standards and Approaches in Disaster Relief and Recovery 3 0 0 3 E
22SWK663 Mental Health Services in Disaster Management 3 0 0 3 D
22SWK664 Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change 3 0 0 3 E
V Gender and Social Work
22SWK671 Introduction to Gender Theory 3 0 0 3 D
22SWK672 Gender and Social Norms in India 3 0 0 3 E
22SWK673 Gender Sustainable Development 3 0 0 3 D
22SWK674 Gender Sensitization: Master Trainer 3 0 0 3 E
VI Communication for Social and Behaviour Change
22SWK681 Development, History and Concepts 3 0 0 3 D
22SWK682 Communication for Development – The Indian Context and global experiences 3 0 0 3 E
22SWK683 Medial and Communication for Development in India 3 0 0 3 D
22SWK684 Strategy Design: Planning Models, Processes and Levels of Interventions 3 0 0 3 E
 VII Human Rights (TheArizona University courses – Dual Degree – in online mode)
HRTS 500 Advancing Human Rights 3 0 0 3  
HRTS 501 Advancing Human Rights Organizations 3 0 0 3  
HRTS 510 Advancing Human Rights Law 3 0 0 3  
HRTS 909 Capstone Project in HR 3 0 0 3  
HRTS 502 Advancing Human Rights Organizations II 3 0 0 3  
HRTS 505 Human Rights Voices 3 0 0 3  
HRTS 511 Advancing Human Rights through Strategic Litigation 3 0 0 3  
HRTS 520 Community-Based Participatory Action Research for Human Rights 3 0 0 3  
HRTS 521 Community-Based Participatory Action Research for Gender Based Violence 3 0 0 3  
HRTS 530 Understanding Gender Violence 3 0 0 3  
HRTS 531 Femicide /Feminicide 3 0 0 3  
HRTS 541 Advancing Human Rights through Documentary Media 3 0 0 3  
HRTS 542 Advancing Human Rights through the Arts 3 0 0 3  
HRTS 543 Advancing Human Rights with Technology 3 0 0 3  
HRTS 595A Human Rights Across Contexts – Cultural Heritage protection 3 0 0 3  
HRTS 596A Human Rights Crises and Trauma 3 0 0 3  
HRTS 596B Cutting-Edge Advances in Human Rights Practice 3 0 0 3  
HRTS 597A Exploring Human Rights through Virtual Field Trips 3 0 0 3  
HRTS 599 Independent study 3 0 0  
FTV 544 Documentary Production 3 0 0 3  
HRTS 598A Certificate Project in HRTS and Technology 3 0 0 3  
HRTS 598B Certificate Project in Gender Based Violence 3 0 0 3  
HRTS 598C Certificate Project in Human Rights and Doc Media 3 0 0 3  

Fee Structure (Semester Wise)

Fee Type Slab Fees
Scholarship Fees 1 13750
Scholarship Fees 2 27500
Scholarship Fees 3 41250
Non – Scholarship Fees 4 55000
College Caution Deposit – 3000

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Hostel & Mess Fee for the year 2022-23
CAMPUS Caution Deposit 
Coimbatore  10,000   52,000   56,000


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The Admission Coordinator,
Amrita School of Arts & Sciences,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
Amritapuri Campus,
Clappana (P.O.),
Kollam– 690525

For expedited inquiries regarding admissions please contact:
Admission Coordinator
Phone : +91 9995144543
Toll-free Number: 18004258324


The Admission Coordinator,
Department of Social Work,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
Ettimadai (P.O.), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
PIN – 641 112

0422 268 5850
0422 268 5851
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Please contact:
Admission Coordinator, Coimbatore Campus
+91 9566643196
+91 7708992270

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