Social Work Courses

Social work has successfully moved ahead from being something that was just the prerogative of a chosen few who wished to bring about a change in the society. But nowadays this field demands professionals who have the required expertise with the proper qualifications and training.

The students who usually opt for this particular career path need to be sympathetic towards the needy and the underprivileged. There are a number of institutes in India that offer social work courses. The students who are interested to take up courses in social work should be extremely hard-working and must be prepared to work in adverse conditions.

The students who have enrolled themselves into social work courses can specialize under the following subjects:

  • Urban and Rural Community Development
  • Medical and Psychiatric Social Work
  • Family and Child Welfare
  • Personnel Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Criminology and Correctional Administration
  • Rural and Urban Community Development and Schools Social Work
  • Industrial Relations & Labor Welfare

Take a look at the list below to know more about the institutes in India that offer courses in Social Work:

Name of the Institute Contact Details
Tata Institute of Social Sciences P.O.8313, Sion-Trombay Road, Deonar, Mumbai 400088
Jamia Millia Islamia Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110025
Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management Calcutta University
Guru Nanak Khalsa College Yamuna Nagar, Department of Social Work, Kurukshetra 132119
University of Delhi Delhi 110007
Institute of Social Sciences Agra
Karve Institute of Social Science Poona University, Pune
Palli Sangthan Vibhag (Rural Reconstructions College) Vishwa Bharati University, Shantiniketan 731235
Madras School of Social Work Egmore, Chennai
Courses in Social Work can be pursued at the undergraduate as well as the post graduate level. As far as the Bachelors degree is concerned, it is a 3 year course. Masters in Social Work requires the students to have a Bachelors degree in any subject from a recognized university. However graduates in Social Sciences or Sociology will be given preference.

Finding suitable employment after getting a degree in Social Work is not difficult at all. The recruitment depends upon the area of specialization; for instance; medical aid specialists can find work in clinics, hospitals, old age homes and mental hospitals. On the other hand, people who have specialized in Labor Welfare will be recruited in the Human Resources department of various organizations.