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Social Worker  

 


INTRODUCTION
Social and Welfare work means to help the people to tackle their day to day problems. These problems may be physical or mental, age old problem, due to unemployment, destitution etc. These workers try to alleviate such social problems.

NATURE OF WORK
Social Workers can work individually or in a group or may undertake community work. They generally do the work undertaken by the agencies /NGO, they are associated to.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
Aspiring social workers must like people. They should have a concern to work for their welfare. They should respect people and their feelings and should be eager to work with them to improve their social conditions.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Career opportunities exist in the specific area of specialization which is generally offered at P.G. level. People trained in social work may find jobs with the Voluntary Organisations , NGOs , several government departments or they may work on their own.

REMUNERATION
Salaries offered at initial level are low, but it increases with experience. A person can expect to start with Rs 3500 working with a reputed organization , while in a smaller organization person can get anything between Rs1800-Rs2000.

COURSES OFFERED
a) A 3 year Bachelors Degree course in Social work.
b) A 2 year Masters course in social work.
Specialisations available
o Community Social work.
2) Medical and Psychiatric Social Work.
3) Criminology and Correctional Administration.
4) Labour Welfare and Industrial Relations.
5)
Child Care and Family Services.
c) Various Diploma / certificate courses of 1 / 2 year duration.

ELIGIBILITY
1. For B.S.W. / B.A. course: Students who has passed +2 examination of any Board are eligible, but students with Psychology, social science background gets preference.
2. For M.S.W.: Graduate students of any stream, but premier institutes prefer B.S.W. background.

MODE OF ENTRY
Generally an All India level test is conducted by Universities followed by Interview, though some Institutes offer admissions on the basis of marks obtained in last qualified exam.

INSTITUTES/COLLEGES

 

UNIVERSITIES/COLLEGES

COURSESOFFERED/DURATION

ELIGIBILITY

 

UNIVERSITY OF DELHI

B.A.(Hons)/3YRS

10+2 with reqd %

JAMIA MILIA ISLAMIA

 

B.A.(Hons)/3YRS

10+2 with 50%

KURUKSHETRAUNIVERSITY

B.A.(Hons),B.A./3YRS

10+2

NAGPUR UNIVERSITY

B.S.W./3YRS

B.A. (Rural Services)/3YRS

10+2

SARDAR PATELUNIVERSITY

B.A./3YRS

10+2

UNIVERSITY OF BOMBAY

B.S.W./3YRS

B.A./3YRS

10+2

UNIVERSITY OF POONA

B.A.(GEN)/3YRS

B.A.(SPEC.)/3YRS

10+2

OSMANIA UNIVERSITY

 

B.S.W./3YRS

10+2 with 40%

 

MADURAIKAMRAJUNIVERSITY

B.A./3YRS

10+2

VISHWA BHARTI,SHANTI NIKETAN

B.A./3YRS

10+2

TATA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, MUMBAI offers a specialized course in social work at master's level. Selection is through an All India Entrance Examination followed by Interview.

XAVIER INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE, RANCHI also offers specialized course in Social Work at masters level.