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.
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.
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
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.
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.
a) A 3 year Bachelors Degree course in Social work.
b) A 2 year Masters course in social work.
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
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.
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.