In order to accomplish the mission of the MSW course at BCM College, we are committed to pursue the following objectives:
Quality education for the masters level practitioners and researchers in social work who will provide services to all the people in need.
Improve student’s knowledge and understanding of human needs and social problems.
Extend social work knowledge and expertise in service to the global community.
Increase opportunities for professional social work education among the underrepresented groups and minorities.
Facilitate dynamic interaction among social workers, social service organizations and other professionals in the field.
Contribute to the development of knowledge in social work practice, social policy and will undertake research initiatives relevant to important policy and practice issues.
Provide an enriched preparation for the students to be world-class professionals in the field of social work.
Develop socially conscious and responsible citizens who have an intelligent grasp of social issues and social delivery systems.
The scheme for MSW from the Academic year 2012-2013 onwards is under the Mahatma Gandhi University Regulations (2011) governing Post Graduate Programmes under the Credit Semester System (MGU-CSS-PG).
Duration of Programme
The duration of the MSW shall be of 4 semesters. Each semester consisting of a minimum of 90 working days, inclusive of examination, distributed over a minimum of 18 weeks of 5 working days each.
Candidates for admission to the MSW programme through CSS shall be required to have passed an appropriate Degree Examination of Mahatma Gandhi University as specified or any other examination of any recognized University or authority accepted by the Academic council of Mahatma Gandhi University as equivalent thereto.Cancellation of registration is applicable only when the request is made within two weeks from the time of admission.50% of the seats are filled directly by management by conducting written test, group discussion and interview. All the candidates have to appear for entrance examination conducted by MG university.
The MSW programme shall include: MSW is a two years programme in four semesters. A total of 19 papers and one dissertation paper are included in the course.
Program Elective (PE) Courses – There shall be 3 Elective courses for the MSW programme – Community Development (CD), Family and Child Welfare (FC), Medical & Psychiatric Social Work (MP), for the choice of students, subject to the availability of facility and infrastructure in the institution. The selected elective courses shall be the subject of specialization of the MSW programme. The elective course selected by a student at the beginning of the third semester will continue for the fourth semester. Choice of courses from other electives is not permitted.
Students are expected to submit regular periodical reports of the activities undertaken, dissertations and evaluation during fieldwork to their respective staff supervisors. Based on the report, discussions with students and interaction with agency staff by the concerned faculty supervisor, the students are guided and necessary suggestions are made through periodic fieldwork conferences. The students are expected to meet with their faculty supervisors for fieldwork conference at regular intervals.
The objective of fieldwork recording besides enabling effective supervision is to provide an opportunity to the students to organize and present information, observation, reflections and actions in a systematic manner. Field work conferences between students and faculty supervisor facilitates student performance evaluation and gives an opportunity to students for clarification and discussion regarding application of theory to practice and to eventually fine tune their skills in Social work intervention.