Dr. M.V. Shetty College of Social Work
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:
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.
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
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
There are four courses each in the first and second semester. In the third semester there is one 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 wok). 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:
Internal Assessment (Theory):
It shall be based on two compulsory tests. Test papers shall be set and evaluated by the concerned teachers and shall carry 30 marks.
With regard to the assessment of seminar, the assessment will be done by conducting presentations of topics related to theory papers concerning that semester which carries 25 marks in each semester.
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:
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 student’s 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 100 marks for field work along with internal viva voce. The viva voce during every semester shall carry 100 marks each. It shall be conducted by a team of two examiners- one internal from the same college and one external from among the internal panel of examiners approved by the university. The viva voce would cover social work practicum and the social work theory during all the four semesters.
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.
Working with Individuals and Families:
Note: Each semester has 25 credits. The entire course will have 100 credits. Each paper will have 30 marks for internal assessment and 70 marks semester exams.
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:
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.
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.
Following Original Certificates should be submitted at the time of Admission with one set of attested copy.
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1. Name of College:Dr. M.V. Shetty College of Social Work
2. Address: Vidyanagar, Panjimogaru, Kulur
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