The Department of Social Work is actively involved in providing evidence-based, quality oriented social work education through most advanced and emerging domains of practice, research and field interventions. It has also engaged itself in strengthening social work practice, research and field projects. The core values of love, honesty, and sacrifice for the welfare of all living beings in this earth permeate all aspects of learning, knowledge building and interventions. The MSW courses offered at Amrita , enable students to appreciate the dynamics, variations and interfaces that pervade the Indian Sub-Continent through the culturally significant patterns ... Read more»
The Amrita MSW is a two-year full-time residential program which requires high levels of concentration, long hours of work and sustained commitment from students. Its credit-based system allows tremendous flexibility in matters of course design, curricula, timeframe, teaching and learning methodologies, and evaluation procedures. The curriculum is on par with that of the best international institutions in the field of Social Work, while taking into account the specific requirements of the Social Work profession in the Indian context.The MSW program maintains a healthy balance between classroom sessions and field practice... Read more»
The Department of Social Work offering Master of Social Work (MSW) program was started in two campuses in the academic year 2007-2008. The Department is actively involved in providing evidence-based, quality oriented social work education through most advanced and emerging domains of practice, research and field interventions. The curriculum is also crafted in such a way that it provides a meaningful account of certain core processes that influence the day to day functioning of the larger society such as social justice, human rights, development. The MSW program maintains a healthy balance between classroom sessions & field practice.Read more»
The Department engages in research on the interplay between vulnerabilities, development and human rights that feed into knowledge enhancement, direct action and policy building. Research initiatives address diverse levels of human problems, guided by need, capacity, and rights-based approaches. The Department engages in research on the interplay between vulnerabilities, development and human rights that feed into knowledge enhancement, direct action and policy building. Research initiatives address diverse levels of human problems, guided by need, capacity and rights-based approaches. Read more»
The Amrita MSW program has an excellent team of committed faculty who inculcate social work skills and values to students in a systematic manner. They are committed to the students' development in all aspects of their being: intellectual, emotional, spiritual, physical, creativity, service and community-orientation. All of the faculty have advanced degrees and national experience. Many of them have international experience. The Amrita faculty synthesize the best of what the West has to offer from Social Work with the timeless values of Indian spirituality and culture. Read more»
The MSW Department frequently displays wall posters on current social issues, problems and needs to inform and educate students and the public.The MSW Student Associations have conducted seminars and workshops on Drugs and Alcohol Abuse, Suicide Prevention and Crisis Management. MSW students are active in institution wide cultural and spiritual activities.Students have provided counseling service for local people with psycho/social/emotional problems. Students have developed several grant proposals.Read more»
Amritapuri Campus (Kollam)
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
Kollam, Kerala - 690525, India
Coimbatore Campus (Ettimadai)
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
Fax. : +91(422)26862740 422 268
Field education is the signature pedagogy for social work. Consistent with the mission of Amrita University, the students are bestowed with an opportunity to transcend theoretical knowledge by engaging in educational endeavors... »»
The corporate world has widely appreciated the fact that Amrita's Alumni have the sense of responsibilty which made the employers confident in delegating new changes to them. In order to stay connected, Amritians... »»
Workshops and Seminars
The Department organizes workshops, seminars and invited talks for creative exchange on trends, innovations and problems relevant to social work education and practice... »»
The Department has established relationships with collaborating social service organizations across south and central India where students can do their internships, projects and other experiential learning... »»
Social Work as a Profession
The MSW degree gives professional skills to those interested in serving the community as a vocation. The program is most suitable for those who would like to build a career in Social Work and gives them an opportunity to derive great joy by extending a helping hand to those in need, including the under-privileged populations in the society.
Social work graduates are widely recruited by public and private human service agencies to work with individuals, families, groups and communities to resolve social and emotional problems. Opportunities abound for Social Work professionals in Non-Government Organizations (NGO) and in the health care sector.
MSW graduates are employed in diverse fields, including Human Resource Management, Community Development, Child Welfare, Juvenile and Criminal Justice Administration, Correctional Institutions, Mental Health Centers, Addiction Treatment, Family and Guidance Counseling, Social Policy Advocacy, and Public Welfare.
VISION: The vision of the Department of Social Work is LOVING to SERVE and SERVING to LOVE.
MISSION: To prepare the students for specialized, evidence and rights-based practice among the oppressed, at risk, vulnerable and general
populations. The MSW program provides rigorous intellectual base, opportunities for skill development and a value-based educational experience.