Master of Social Work (Counselling) (MSWC) | School of Social Work (SOSW)

Masters in Social Work (Counselling) programme is aimed to accommodate counsellors serving in a extensive range of organizational and community circumstances as well as individuals in a family. With the fast-changing social situation, the difficulties being faced by people across the board are numerous. Unlike in the western world, Counselling services are very low in India. There is an increasing market for counsellors in schools, corporate sector, health care setting, social and welfare sectors, correctional settings etc. However, schools/universities where Counselling course/ programme are taught in India are very few. There is a good potential for employment in government as well as NGO sectors. There is an urgent need for specially trained counselors to handle the stress of employees working with call centres, corporate sectors, families, family courts, correctional settings, school, universities and educational institutions, rehabilitation centres, refugee camps, institutions for the differently-abled, aged, childcare and adoption centres, family planning, voluntary Counselling and testing centres, rural sectors especially where farmers are driven to commit suicide, de-addiction centres etc.
MSW(C) Programme would be offered originally through one or two study centres under each Regional Centre. The programme can be taken only through activated study centres or special study centres through each Regional Centre. This Programme is being offered only in English. For Field Work in the MSW (Counselling) programme, much focus is given on specialization in Counselling and 40 per cent weightage is given for the practicum.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in  both January  & July  cycle  of  admissions. Fee Structure: Rs. 36,000/- for full programme to be paid year  wise  @Rs.  18,000/-  per  year

Programme Details:

Course Code Title of the Course Credits
I Year
MSW 1Origin & Development
of Social Work
MSW 2 Professional Social
Work: Indian
MSW 5 Social Work
Practicum and
MSW 8 Social Group Work:
Working with Groups
MSW 9 Community
Management for
MSWL 46 Social Work
MSWL 47 Block Placement8
II Year
MSW 12 Introduction to Life
Characteristics and
MSW 13 Introduction to
Psychological Basis of
MSW 14 Relevance of Social
Case Work in
MSW 15 Basics of Counselling4
MSW 16 Fields of Counselling4
MSWL 48 Social Work
MSWL 49 Internship8
Total Credits 72

Special Instruction, if any

Students of MSW are urged to opt for Associate Studentship Scheme of IGNOU. One of the important and useful courses would be  MSW 6 : Social  Work research. This course  may  be taken along with any of the  suggested 4 credit  courses which will be  of great help to  those  intending to  go  for research leading to M.Phil./Ph.D in Social Work.

List of Courses in Social Work Discipline for Associate Studentship

Course Code Title of the Course Credits
MSW 6 Social Work Research 6
MSWE 1 HIV/AIDS : Stigma,
Discrimination and
MSW 10 Introduction to
Philanthropic Social
MSW 11 Working Among the
Poorest of the Poor
MSWE 3 Disaster Management 4

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Comment (1)

  1. S Praharaj
    August 5, 2022 Reply

    MSWL 46 block 1 is a necessary booklet. it must be avaialable for download

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