Department of
Social Work

Programs Offered

  • M.S.W
  • Ph.D. - Social Work
  • PEO1 Graduates will successfully able to integrate the knowledge, values and skills of the social work profession for competent practice in settings with individuals, families, groups, organizations, institutions, and communities.
  • PEO2 Graduates will prepare to practice ethically with diverse populations and systems of all sizes, to alleviate poverty and oppression and to provide social and economic justice for all citizens.
  • PEO3 Graduates will be enriched with different techniques, skills, approaches and models of Social Work practices leading to various professional employment opportunities and establishing their own concerns as Social entrepreneurs.
  • PEO4 Graduates will prepared to recognize and apply Social Justice principle in practice situation calling for social change
  • Ability to apply and transfer social work knowledge, values and ethics across different fields of Social Work practices.
  • Potentials to develop relationship and interaction with local, national and global communities, committed and accountable agents of social good through their roles as professionals and members of the community.
  • Think latterly and originally, conceptualize with the help of social work knowledge, theories, principles, concepts and practice - as to study, assess the needs and support to solve the problems of individuals, groups and communities in diverse settings, client groups and different geographic locations.
  • Applying research knowledge and skills to understand, evaluate, to develop, execute and disseminate research to explore complex and sensitive social issues and problems to achieve socially just outcomes.
  • Create, select, learn and apply appropriate techniques, resources, understand the structure of society and transfer to them the knowledge on modern social work tools, and its usages.
  • Active involvements in environment and society with the ability to critically analyze the structure of society with specific attention to dimensions of power, disadvantages and influence of class, gender, age, intellectual and physical ability, sexuality, race and ethnicity to enrich the environmental sustainability.
  • Acquire professional and intellectual integrity, professional code of conduct, ethics of professional practices and an understanding of responsibility to contribute to the society towards sustainable development.
  • Practice social work intervention with effective communication and interpersonal skills by demonstrating advocacy, negotiation and mediation at micro and macro levels of practice by presenting clear and coherent exportion of knowledge and ideas to variety of audience in both oral and written form.
  • The ability to use knowledge of supervision to achieve highly skilled professional work, accountability and understanding of group dynamics, recognize opportunities and contribute positively to collaborative – multidisciplinary teamwork, decision-making with the ability to perform effectively as a leader as well as a member of a team.
  • Understanding of the community, structure, resources and demonstrating skills to analyze the perceptions of community regarding their problems, needs and issues that creates the ability to plan and execute projects manage efficiently considering economical and financial factors.
  • Integrate Knowledge and practice contributing to further knowledge development, engagement as an active participant in learning advance knowledge, skills of Social work practice demonstrating commitment to lifelong learning
  • Graduates will be able to utilize social work practice, theories and methods with individuals, families, groups and communities
  • Graduates will be progressing with specialized knowledge and skills needed to engaged in empirically supported and culturally competent social work practices
The MSW Programme at Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology (PMIST) prepares students for entry into Professional Social Work Practice to the Society. Our curriculum emphasizes to develop a critical analysis, understanding and commitment to advanced Social Work methods and practice. The MSW earned by completing the sequences of courses in accordance with the standards of UGC’s outcome based education, the accrediting body. The last requirement, field based education is the most distinguishing feature of advanced Master Degree in Social Work. All MSW students are required to apply their academic training within a professional setting. The PMIST, MSW students complete a combined total of 82 credits, of which 48 credits come from coursework and electives and 24 credits (almost half) from field based education. In addition one Non Major common elective course with 2 credits and Research project with 8 credits
Admission 2024-25
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