IGNOU COURSES

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Updated on 20 Mar, 2018


Master of Social Work (MSW)

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 5 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 27,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:

Graduation.

Note: The University will keep changing the fee from time to time and one will have to find out the details from the Study Centre/Regional Centre.

Medium of Instructions: English and Hindi

The Programme offered by the School of Social Work, IGNOU, is unique and innovative in many respects. The salient features of this programme are:

  • Indigenously-prepared self-instructional print materials are provided to students.
  • Print materials are supported with audio ad video programmes.
  • Multi-media programme package is made available.
  • Every student of MSW is placed under the supervision of a professionally- qualified social worker for fieldwork supervision.
  • There is a course on history of social work in India titled ‘Professional Social Work: Indian perspectives’.
  • For the first time a theory paper on ‘Social Work Practicum’ has been introduced as a compulsory paper.

 

For Querries mail to : [email protected]

 

First Year

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 MSW-001  Origin and Development of Social Work  4
 MSW-002  Professional Social Work: Indian Perspectives  4
 MSW-003  Basic Social Science Concepts  4
 MSW -004  Social Work and Social Development  4
 MSW-005  Social Work Practicum and Supervision  4
 MSW-006  Social Work Research  6

Second Year

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 MSW-007  Case Work and Counselling : Working with individuals  4
 MSW-008  Social Group Work : Working with Groups  4
 MSW-009  Community Organization Management for community Development  4
 MSWE-001  HIV/AIDS : Stigma, Discrimination and Prevention  4
 MSWP-001  Project Work  4
 MSWE-002  Women And Child Development  4
 MSWE-003  Disaster Management  4

 

Teleconferencing

Teleconferencing is a one-way video and two-way audio facility. Teleconferencing will be held every month. During teleconferencing session, you will get an opportunity to interact by phone in facility or fax with the resource persons/experts who participate in teleconferencing session and clear your doubts immediately.

The teleconferencing facility will be available at the Regional Centre and Selected Study Centres. The teleconferencing schedule will be sent to the Programme In-charge and Regional Director who would inform the students. Teleconferencing is done through Gyan Darshan Channel. Students must regularly attend these sessions. These will help them clarify doubts and interact with other learners all over the country.

Radio Counselling

Radio counselling will be held through FM and students can ask questions free of cost with phone in facilities right from their homes. A toll free telephone number 110012345 has been provided for this purpose.

Telecast

The programme will also be telecast through DD Metro channel and schedule will be informed to students in advance.

Audio-video Programme

Audio and video programmes for each course have been prepared to support learning for the students. These Audio-video programmes in the form of cassettes are available at all Programme Study Centres. These Audio and video cassettes will be provided for viewing and listening. They can also hire the cassettes for viewing and listening.

Attendance

Students will be required to complete seventy-five percent attendance in theory counselling to become eligible for appearing in Term-end Examination. Similarly, they will be required to complete ninety percent attendance in practical contact sessions to become eligible for appearing in practical examination.

Continuous Evaluation of Theory Component

Assignments

Assignment is a means of continuing assessment of theory and practical. Assignments will help you to recapitulate the theory and go back to the text again in case students are unable to answer a particular question. Thus assignments also help to reinforce learning in distance learning system of education. These assignments consist of a set of questions and activities that you will answer at your own place by referring your blocks.

The assignments will cover all types of questions (long answer type, short answer type, objective type, multiple choice questions and case studies). The assignments will carry thirty percent weightage. Students will be required to obtain fifty percent marks as pass percentage in each assignment separately. Each assignment will carry 100 marks. In the final result assignments will carry thirty percent weightage.

Term-end Examination

As stated earlier, term-end examination is the major component of the evaluation system and if carries seventy percent weightage in the Final result. The University conducts term-end examination twice a year i.e., in June and December. They can take the examination only after completion of the course, failing which students can take the same in December or June of subsequent years years within the total span of the programme.

In case any student fail to get a pass score in the Tern-end Examination, the person will be eligible to reappear at the next Term-end Examination for that course as and when if is held, within the total span of the Programme.

Regional Centres: