Dr. M.V. Shetty College of Social Work


Dr. M.V. Shetty College of Social Work


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Admission 2018-19

Master of Social Work

Dr. M.V.Shetty College of Social Work established in the year 1999 is affiliated to Mangalore University. It is the second college of social work to be started under the Mangalore University offering a professional course, Masters in Social Work (MSW), which is a two year Masters Degree programme.

The masters course in Social Work conducted by Dr. M.V. Shetty College of Social work is based on the need for social action to help people especially the disadvantaged, to function as best as they can in their environment. The social work profession has its own body of knowledge, code of ethics and practice standards. The aim of the course is to produce resourceful post graduates who can:

  • promote self sufficiency in individuals and in communities, strengthening family relationships and restoring individuals, families and groups to successful social functioning.
  • act as instruments for recruitment, training, and nurturing capabilities in H.R.D. programmes.
  • facilitate health care provision and take communication initiatives to bring about patient environment adjustment in medical and psychiatric settings.
    act as advocates for social causes involving awareness building, social activism and follow up measures.

Master of Social Work:

Eligibility for Admission

The eligibility for admission to the first semester (First Year) of the MSW degree programme is open to all the candidates who have passed Bachelors Degree examinations in Arts, Science, Commerce, BBM, Law, HRD or any other Course conducted by the Mangalore University or its equivalent thereto approved by the Mangalore University with a minimum of 45% marks in optionals and 40% marks in the case of SC/ST candidates.

Selection Procedure:

All eligible candidates who have applied for admission will have to appear for an admission test. The admission Test comprises objective type of questions on English Language, problem solving, logical reasoning, aptitude and general awareness.

Selection of the candidates shall be on merit-cum-reservation on the basis of 50:50 weightage for marks in the entrance and qualified examinations.

Duration of Programme:

The duration of the MSW course consists of Four Semesters ( Two Years).


The annual intake for the MSW course is 50 students.

Details of Course

Course Description:

MSW being a professional course, the curriculum consists of theory classes, field work/practical training, rural camps, study tours, seminars, dissertation, block placement etc. (The students will have to meet the expenses of their field work, rural camp, study tours etc.).

There are four theory courses and one field work practicum for each semester. All the students have to compulsorily undertake the study of all the courses offered in each semester
The students have to opt for one of the following three specializations when they seek admission to the M.S.W
Community Development (CD)
Medical and Psychiatric Social Work (MPSW)
Human Resource Management (HRM)
Note: Though the College is at present offering the above three specializations, it is at the discretion of the College to make any change in the course content especially the specializations on the basis of various practical considerations, with the approval of the University

There are four courses each in the first and second semester. In the third semester there is two specialization course,one choice based paper and two compulsory courses. In the fourth semester there are two specialization courses, one compulsory course and Term Paper: elective/project work (we offer only project work). The concurrent fieldwork is an integral part of all the semesters. The students also undergo summer placement for three weeks and block placement for four weeks in their respective specializations.

Scheme of Examination and Evaluation:

Each theory course shall carry a maximum of 100 marks out of which 30 marks shall be for internal assessment. The remaining 70 marks shall be for University examinations, university examination shall be conducted as per the rules and regulations prescribed by the university.

Question paper for the University examination is of three hours duration shall be set as per the model given below:
It will consist of ten questions from all five units. The questions from all five units should be answered by selecting one question from each unit. (14*5 question = 70 marks)

Internal Assessment (Theory):

The internal assessment of 30 marks shall be based on two compulsory tests. Test papers shall be set and evaluated by the concerned teachers and shall carry 20 marks. Assignment will be conducted by the concerned teacher for 10 marks.

Social Work Practicum:

A distinctive feature of instructional programme in Social Work is the emphasis laid on Social Work Practicum. A student shall be placed in a community/organization to gain experience of working with people at individual, intra-group, community and organizational levels during the first two semesters and in a setting appropriate to their specialization during the last two semesters.

The practicum consists of concurrent field work of 16 hours per week. The students are placed in welfare agencies or in communities and work under the guidance of a field instructor, to help people cope with their problems and to participate in programmes of development and change.

The broad aim of the practicum is to provide a variety of experience to learners to:
Develop professional values and attitudes.
Develop ability to observe and analyse social realities.
Develop understanding of the social systems and their dynamics.
Develop skills of working with people at the individual, group, community level
The practicum of II semester will include a rural camp and summer placement while the practicum of the IV semester will include a study tour and a period of block practicum of four weeks duration to be done at the end of the course.

Absence from Practicum:

If due to illness or some emergency, attendance at field work practicum is not possible, the student should immediately notify the faculty and agency supervisors either by phone or letter sent by hand delivery, the reason for absence. If an absence is anticipated, then prior permission should be obtained from the field instructor and agency instructor.

Social Work Practicum- Evaluation:

At the end of each term the students performance in the practicum will be evaluated during an evaluation conference after the student has written a self-evaluation on his/her performance in the field.

Assessment of Social Work Practicum:

The performance of the students in field work practicum shall be assessed in two ways. The internal faculty supervisor will assess the student out of 30 marks for field work. The viva voce examination during every semester shall carry 70 marks each. It shall be conducted by a team of two examiners approved by the University. The viva voce examination will ordinarily be conducted in the University Department. The viva voce would cover Social Work Practicum and the social work theory during respective the semesters.

Research Project:

Research skills are very important for the practice of professional social work in addition to the theoretical input, this helps the students to acquire research skills by doing the work as part of their academic activity.

1. The research project offers students an opportunity to plan a study, prepare research tools, collect data in the field, analyse the data, write up the project under the guidance of the faculty.

2. A student shall select the research topic in the second semester itself in consultation with the faculty in charge of each specialization and report the same to the head of the institution in writing. The tools of data collection should be finalized and data collection shall be completed during the summer holidays at the end of the I M.S.W.

3. Two bound copies of the research project, duly signed by the research guide should be submitted to the college on or before the last working day of the IV semester.

Research Reports submitted after the last date will not be approved and students will not be allowed to appear for the University Examination.

Assessment of Research Project:

Research Project will be assessed by the internal guide (30 marks) and by the external (70 marks) during IV semester.

Block Placement (Internship):

The Block Placement (Internship) aims to provide an opportunity to experience day-to-day work in a social work setting. The learner gets involved with direct practice with the client system and with the ongoing management operations of the setting. It also enables learners to integrate learning and generate newer learning by participating in the intervention processes over a period of 4 weeks (one month) continuously, in a specific agency. Bock fieldwork is provided at the end of the two-year programme, after the end of the theory and practical examinations of the fourth semester. There is 10 marks set aside for in Concurrent field work practicum. After completion of the Block Placement, each student shall be required to submit a detailed report along with the attendance certificate issued by the agency to their concerned college/Department Head, before the commencement of Social work Practicum IV (Concurrent field work and Block placement viva-voce Examination)


1. Each semester shall be taken as a unit for the purpose of calculating attendance. A student should have not less than 75% attendance in each subject including seminars. He should also have 75% attendance in field work practicum to be eligible to attend to the University examination.

2. The candidate who does not satisfy the requirement of attendance even in one subject/field practice shall not be eligible to take whole examination of the concerned semester.

3. A candidate who fails to satisfy the attendance requirement of a semester shall repeat the semester concerned when next offered. He need not repeat field work practicum if he has required attendance in field work practicum.

Minimum criteria for passing:

No candidate shall be declared to have passed semester examination unless he/she obtains not less than 40% marks in the University Examination in each unit such as theory Papers/Practicals, and 50% marks including internal assessment separately in each unit. In case of project work /dissertation/viva-voce a candidate has to secure a minimum of 50% marks for pass.

There shall be no minimum in respect of internal assessment.

A candidate who fails in any of the unit/project work/Project Report/dissertation/viva-voce shall reappear in the unit/project work/Project Report/dissertation/viva-voce and pass the examination subsequently.

Carry over provision:

Candidates who fail in a lower semester examinations may go to the higher semester and take the examinations

Percentage of marks for declaring class:
1. First class with distinction 70% and above
2. First Class 60% and above but less than 70%
3. High Second Class 55% and above but less than 60%
4. Second Class 50% and above but less than 55%

Rejection of Results:

1. A candidate who fails in one or more papers of a semester may be permitted to reject the result of the whole examination of that semester. Rejection of result paperwise shall not be permitted. A candidate who rejects the results shall appear for the examination of that semester in the subsequent examination.

2. Rejection shall be exercised only once in each semester and the rejection once exercised cannot be revoked.

3. Application for rejection along with payment of the prescribed fee shall be submitted to the registrar (Evaluation) through the department/college together with the original statement of marks within 30 days from the date of publication of the result.

4. A candidate who rejects the result is eligible for only class and not for ranking.

Improvement of Results:

1. A candidate who has passed in all the papers of a semester may be permitted to improve the result by reappearing for the whole examination of that semester.

2. The reappearance could be permitted twice during double the period without restricting it to the subsequent examination only.

3. The student could be permitted to apply for the improvement examination 45 days in advance of the pertinent semester examination whenever held.

4. If the candidate passes in all the subjects in the reappearance, higher of the two aggregate marks secured by the candidate shall be awarded to the candidate for that semester. In case the candidate fails in the reappearance, candidate shall retain the first appearance result.

5. A candidate who has appeared for improvement is eligible for class only and not for ranking.

Internal assessment marks shall be shown separately in the marks card. A candidate who has rejected the result or who, having failed, takes the examination again or who has appeared for improvement shall retain the internal assessment marks already obtained.

A candidate who fails in any of the semester examinations may be permitted to take the examinations again at a subsequent appearance as per the syllabus and scheme of examination in vogue at the time the candidate took the examination for the first time. This facility shall be limited to the following two years and this provision may also be extended to a candidate who reject or improve the results.

Admission Procedure:

Candidates seeking admission to the Master of Social Work – M.S.W., course should fill up the application form in a format given below and send it to -The Secretary, Dr. M.V. Shetty Memorial Trust, A.B. Shetty Circle, Mangalore -575 001, along with a demand draft for Rs. 200/- being the registration fee and Rs. 300/- towards the cost of the application which may be downloaded and filled in. Altogether a demand draft of Rs. 500/- (Rs. 200 as registration fee and Rs.300/- as application fee) drawn in favour of Dr. M.V. Shetty Memorial Trust, Mangalore , payable at Mangalore may be sent along with the filled in application form.

Attested copies of the following certificates should be sent along with the application form.

  • S.S.L.C. Certificate (10th)
  • Marks cards of the qualifying examination (degree)
  • Provisional Pass certificate issued by the university
  • Transfer certificate issued by the College/School
  • Conduct certificate issued by the Principal
  • Date of birth in Indian Almanac (A.D.)

Following Original Certificates should be submitted at the time of Admission with one set of attested copy.

  • S.S.L.C. (10th)
  • Marks cards of the qualifying exam
  • Provisional Pass Certificate.
  • Transfer certificate issued by the college
  • Migration certificate issued by the University for students other than Mangalore University
  • Character/conduct certificate issued by the College/School last studied
  • Physical fitness certificate issued by the Government Medical Officer
  • Pass port size photograph
  • For students from Nepal: Nepalese citizenship certificate and date of birth in Indian Almanac (A.D.)
  • For students from other country: Pass port and student visa and date of birth in Indian Almanac.
  • Eligibility certificate: Students who have completed their qualifying examinations outside Karnataka should apply for an eligibility certificate to the Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri, Mangalore in a prescribed format which is given below. The filled in application form along with the specified amount should be sent to the University for obtaining the eligibility certificate.
  • Migration Certificate: Candidates who have passed qualifying examinations outside the University, to which the course now applied for is affiliated, should obtain and produce the Migration certificate from the University/Board under which the qualifying examination was passed.
  • Transfer Certificate: Candidates who have passed the qualifying examination should produce the transfer certificate obtained from the School/College last studied.

Rules of the Management:

  • If any student, after admission, leaves the College/Course under any circumstances he/she shall pay the college fees for the remaining period of the course (Whole course)
  • All disputes arising with respect to the affairs of the College/Trust/Management shall be within the jurisdiction of Mangalore Court.
  • It is the duty of the candidates to obtain and submit the Eligibility Certificate but however, the Management will render all assistance to get the certificates.
  • Any amount once paid to the College/Management/Trust shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
  • All admissions made are provisional and subject to approval by the University. If the University for any reason does not approve the admission at later stage, the Management is not responsible.


Affiliation Details

1. Name of College:Dr. M.V. Shetty College of Social Work

2. Address: Vidyanagar, Panjimogaru, Kulur
Mangalore – 575 013
3. Location : District Headquarter
4. Affiliating University:Mangalore University
5. Year of Establishment:1999
6. Year of Affiliation: From Mangalore University for the year: 1998-1999
7. Year of Recognition: U/S 2(f) 2015 U/S 12(b)____________
8. Year of last accreditation___________Rating______________
9. Type: Unaided Self financing Institution
10. Category: Affiliated to Mangalore University

Contact Us:

For Admission Contact:
Dr. Suma S. Rai
Dr.M.V.Shetty Group of Colleges
Vidyanagar, Mangalore – 575013



Dr.M.V.Shetty Group of Colleges
Vidyanagar,Panjimogaru Post
Mangalore – 575013
Tel: 91 824 2481048,2481096
Fax: 91 824 2485353


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