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»

amrita department social work academics 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»

Department of Social Work
Amritapuri Campus (Kollam)

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
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Amritapuri, Clappana P.O. ,
Kollam, Kerala - 690525, India
Phone: 0476 - 289 6318 / 6328
E-mail: msw@amritapuri.amrita.edu
Department of Social Work
Coimbatore Campus (Ettimadai)

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
,
Amritanagar,Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu - 641112, India
Phone: 0 422 2685000 Extn: 0 422 2685851
Fax. : +91(422)26862740 422 268
E-mail: msw@amrita.edu

Our Chancellor

Amrita University was started by the world-renowned humanitarian leader, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Amma.»»

Field Education 

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... »»

Alumni Speaks

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... »»

Placements

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... »»

August 31, 2016
Application for grace mark, for the Cultural/ Technical/ Arts/ Sports/ Seva Activities conducted during July 2016- December 2016 are invited. Details like criteria for grace marks/maximum grace marks, etc, are given below. Students are requested to submit the filled application with recommendations from the co-ordinator, to academic cell on or before November 30, 2016. Applications received after November 30, 2016 will not be entertained. Relaxation in the date will be given upto December 31, 2016 for events conducted during the month of December. Application Form for Grace Marks »» Criterion for Grace Marks »»
August 23, 2016
Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri, Vice-Chairman, Mata Amritanandamayi Math and President, Board of Management, Amrita University, recently addressed faculty, staff and students at the 13th convocation ceremony held at Coimbatore campus on August 21, 2016. Included below are excerpts from his talk. We live in a ‘Result Oriented Society.’ Our parents, teachers, society and people around us have conditioned our minds in such a way that we don’t want to do anything unless we are paid, unless we get something in return. WIIFM… What Is In It For Me…? This goes on within our minds almost like a mantra. It is high time that we seriously think to bring about a change both in our focus and attitude. Parents, teachers and leaders should encourage our students to change their focus from, ‘Result to Action.’ Action is more important. When focus on action becomes 100 percent, when dedication in action arises, productivity increases automatically.
August 23, 2016
Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India, addressed graduands at the 13thConvocation of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham at Coimbatore campus on 21st August, 2016. Reproduced below, is the complete text of his speech. Respected President Sampujya Swamiji Amritaswarupananda Puri; Pro-Chancellor Brahmachari Abhayamrita Chaitanya, Vice-Chancellor Dr. Venkat Rangan, Medical Director Dr. Prem Nair; Registrar, Deans, Directors, Chairpersons, faculty and graduands of Amrita University and parents. A very good morning to all of you.
August 23, 2016
Students from all disciplines across five campuses received degrees, including 36 PhD’s and 100 medal winners Amrita University, ranked No. 1 private university in India by global ranking agencies, awarded degrees to a total of 4,477 students, including 2,212 women, at its 13th convocation held at Coimbatore campus on August 21, 2016. As many as 19 out of 36 Ph.D. degrees were bagged by women. In addition, one hundred students across all the five university campuses received gold and silver medals for academic excellence. The faces of thousands of Amrita students beamed with pride and joy as they waited to receive their degree certificates and clicked pictures at the grand annual ceremony. The largest contingent of students receiving degrees belonged to the B.Tech. stream (1,896), followed by M.Tech.​ (473), MCA (196), MBA (191), BCA (188), B.Com (162), B.Sc. (131), MBBS (95), and others. All disciplines of study such as engineering, business, medicine, biotechnology, nanotechnology, arts & sciences, dentistry, nursing, ayurveda, pharmacy, social work, mass communication and teacher education were represented among the students.
August 11, 2016
The 13th Convocation of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham will be held on August 21, 2016 (10:00 AM) at Amrita University’s Coimbatore campus. The President, the Pro-Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor, Members of the Board of Management and Faculty of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham cordially invites all the graduands and their parents to the convocation ceremony.  Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Ph.D.(SUNY Buffalo) -  Secretary, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, shall deliver the Convocation address. Invitation »» All graduands are expected to register online for the Convocation. Had problem accessing the registration site? Please click on this link to access the mirror site.  
July 11, 2016
Instructions for New Hostellers who are Joining UG & PG Programs (2016) in Amritapuri Campus First year classes for PG & UG (BCA, BBA, B.Com., Int. Physics & Maths, Int. Chemistry, Int. M.A. English, M.Sc. Physics , M.Sc. Chemistry, M.A. English, M. Com., MSW and MCA)  will commence on 27.7.2016. and M.Tech. will commence on 3.8.2016. Those who have taken hostel admissions for BCA, BBA, B.Com, Int. Physics & Maths, Int. Chemistry, Int. MA English, M.Sc. Physics, M.Sc. Chemistry, M.A. English, M.Com, MSW and MCA are requested to report on 26.7.2016 and M.Tech on 2.8.2016 between 8.30 AM and 5.30 PM at specified locations given below. Boys who join BCA, BBA, B.Com, Int. Physics & Maths, Int. Chemistry, Int. M.A. English are requested to go to the Ashram side and contact the warden, Sahyadri hostel (Near Amrita Hospital) in Mata Amritanandamayi Math. Boys who join M.Sc. Physics, M.Sc. Chemistry, M.A. English, MCA, M.Com., MSW and M.Tech. are requested to go to the college side and contact the warden, Ashokam hostel.
Jun
14
2016
Women and children in women-headed families are often the victims of poverty, crime and violence. Experts call for...
Mar
31
2016
Amrita University, Coimbatore campus, organized the Amritotsavam 2016 Cultural Fest which concluded on April 1, 2016. The...
Oct
27
2015
The Department of Social Work, Coimbatore campus, conducted a seminar on “Evidence-based Practice in Care Setting” on 27th ...
Apr
16
2015
The Department of Social Work, Amrita University organized a two day training program on “Anti-Human Trafficking...
Aug
30
2014
The 11th convocation of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham was held on August 30, 2014 at the University Headquarters at Coimbatore...
Feb
24
2016
Anokha the annual technical fest of Amrita University, Coimbatore campus began on Thursday 18th February, 2016. More than 15,000 students from more than 300 technical institutes and universities across the country and abroad are taking part in over 100 events to be organized as part of this tech-fest. Apart from student contestants and participants from top institutions in the country such as IITs, NITs, IIITs and BITS Pilani, the festival has attracted participants from United States of America, Indonesia, Cameroon, Morocco and Egypt.
Feb
22
2016
Anokha the annual technical fest of Amrita University, Coimbatore campus began on Thursday 18th February, 2016. More than 15,000 students from more than 300 technical institutes and universities across the country and abroad are taking part in over 100 events to be organized as part of this tech-fest. Apart from student contestants and participants from top institutions in the country such as IITs, NITs, IIITs and BITS Pilani, the festival has attracted participants from United States of America, Indonesia, Cameroon, Morocco and Egypt.
Feb
21
2016
Anokha the annual technical fest of Amrita University, Coimbatore campus began on Thursday 18th February, 2016. More than 15,000 students from more than 300 technical institutes and universities across the country and abroad are taking part in over 100 events to be organized as part of this tech-fest. Apart from student contestants and participants from top institutions in the country such as IITs, NITs, IIITs and BITS Pilani, the festival has attracted participants from United States of America, Indonesia, Cameroon, Morocco and Egypt.
Feb
21
2016
Anokha the annual technical fest of Amrita University, Coimbatore campus began on Thursday 18th February, 2016. More than 15,000 students from more than 300 technical institutes and universities across the country and abroad are taking part in over 100 events to be organized as part of this tech-fest. Apart from student contestants and participants from top institutions in the country such as IITs, NITs, IIITs and BITS Pilani, the festival has attracted participants from United States of America, Indonesia, Cameroon, Morocco and Egypt.
Feb
20
2016
Anokha the annual technical fest of Amrita University, Coimbatore campus began on Thursday 18th February, 2016. More than 15,000 students from top-ranking engineering institutions not merely from India but from universities in the US, Indonesia, Cameroon, Morocco and Egypt have thronged Amrita School of Engineering to take part in the technical challenge.
Feb
20
2016
Anokha the annual technical fest of Amrita University, Coimbatore campus began on Thursday 18th February, 2016. More than 15,000 students from more than 300 technical institutes and universities across the country and abroad are taking part in over 100 events to be organized as part of this tech-fest. Apart from student contestants and participants from top institutions in the country such as IITs, NITs, IIITs and BITS Pilani, the festival has attracted participants from United States of America, Indonesia, Cameroon, Morocco and Egypt.

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.