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About the Department


Social work profession involves the application of social theory and research methods to study and improve the lives of people, groups, and societies. It is committed to the pursuit of social justice, to the enhancement of the quality of life, and to the development of the full potential of each individual, group and community in the society. We train social workers who will provide life-enhancing services, just as we develop leaders who will create a more just and humane world.

13th of August 2010 will go down in the history of the Social Work Department as the official inaugural of the department in the Hindustan College of Arts & Science. The Department of Social Work activities are guided by the vision statement of our Founder, “Make Every Man A Success, No Man A Failure”.

The Department of Social Work started a new course; Bachelor of Social Work in the academic year 2018-19. The formal inauguration was held on 4th July 2018.

The department offers both Undergraduate and Post graduate programme in social work. It has fully qualified faculty. The objective of the department is to transform the students into professional Social Workers committed to the values of Social Work by maximizing opportunities for every individual to realize his or her highest potential. The students undergo rigorous training in theory as well as practical work. The department has networked and worked with several International Non-Governmental Organization and Non Governmental Organization. The students are undergoing field internship in these organizations. The department strives to give state level exposure and also international exposure to students in Social Work Practice. The alumni of the department are well placed in several companies and Non-Governmental organizations.

The department offers specializations in post graduation such as:

  • Human Resource Management.
  • Medical and Psychiatric Social Work
  • Community Development.

The syllabus is framed by the University of Madras.

The Department takes a lot of initiatives for the professional growth of the students and encourages the students always to be responsible individuals and exhibit professionalism at its best. Wide range of avenues, exposure, networks and activities are given to the students.

  • Network with several Non Governmental Organization, International Non- Governmental Organizations, and Companies in IT, Service and Manufacturing sector for field work.
  • Faculty serves as external resource for teaching and evaluation.
  • Collaboration with the rural communities, such as the Thiruporur block for student to do their field work practicum in those communities and provide professional services to the people.
  • Organizes various workshops and conferences as an annual event of the department. The participants consist of post graduate students, research scholars and social work practitioners from various part of the country.
  • The students are encouraged to present paper in various conferences and workshop at other social work colleges and universities.
  • Students are trained and motivated to secure University Ranks.
  • Organizes guest lectures on the various aspects related to social work profession.
  • Commemorates important UN days in the college.

Courses Offered


  • Transform the students into professional Social Workers committed to the values of Social Work by maximizing opportunities for every individual to realize his or her highest potential.
  • Advance practice of knowledge, values and skills consistent with the highest ideals of the profession.
  • Promote respect, awareness, and appreciation for culture and social justice at every level of society.
  • Empower the vulnerable, oppressed and disadvantaged populations through the field activities.

Scope of the Course

The scope for the course is very wide. The scope has been enlisted based on the specializations. The students specializing in Human Resource Management can take up their career as:

  • Human Resource Personnel
  • CSR Executive
  • Industrial Relation Personnel
  • Social Welfare Officer
  • Labour Officer in Govt. Sector
  • HR Consultant
  • Research Associate

The students specializing in Medical & Psychiatric can take up the career as:

  • Medical Social Worker
  • Psychiatric Social Worker
  • School Counselor
  • Family Counselor
  • Industrial Counselor
  • Counselor in correctional Settings
  • Project Coordinator
  • Teaching

The students specializing in Community Development can take up the career as:

  • Community development Coordinator
  • Project Coordinators
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Executive in Corporate Sector


M.S.W. Social Work

I Year II Year
Semester - I Semester - III
Social Work Profession Labour Legislation/ Urban Community Development/ Medical social work
Work with Individuals Human resource management/ Rural community development/ Mental health & social work
Work with Groups Field Work Practicum – III
Field Work Practicum – I Elective: Counseling / Social Work Intervention for environmental protection
Inter Disciplinary : Social and Psychological Foundations for Social Work Extra Disciplinary: Social Policy and Social Legislation / Human Rights
Soft Skill – I Soft Skill - III
Semester - II Semester - IV
Community Organization Organization Behavior & Organization Development/ Community Health/ Development Planning
Social Work Research and Statistics Industrial Relations & Labour Welfare / Psychiatric Social Work Practice / Entrepreneurship Development
Field Work Practicum – II Field Work: Practicum – IV
Elective: Disaster Management / Working with People Living with HIV/AIDS Project Report
Extra Disciplinary : Women and Development / Management of Organizations Soft Skills-4
Soft Skills-II Block Placement / Internship

University of Madras Rank Holders


Britto Joseph(2016-2018)
Coordinator cum Counsellor PAADHAI - Society for Underprivileged , Valasaravakkam
Medical Coordination MIOT hospital Ramapuram
Mr. Rahul Gandhi(2016-2018)
HR Executive Vee Technologies Pvt LTD
K. Karthik(2014-2017)
Asst. Officer - HR & IR J K Tyre & Industries Ltd, Chennai
M. Shylaja(2014-2017)
Consultant in Journal Publications NIEPMD, Chennai
Abhijeet Kumar(2014-2016)
District MLE Officer CARE India, Bihar.
Kaushik Kumar Halder(2014-2016)
Counsellor District TB Center Port Blair (Government Hospital)
Mr. Jugal Raval(2012-2014)
Senior HR Executive Microsoft, Chennai
Mugunthan Ganesh(2012-2014)
HR Assistant Gulf Spic General Trading & Contracting Company W.L.L, Kuwait
Mr. Delphin Sundar(2010-2012)
Senior Associate Chrysalis

Frequently Asked Questions

Social work is a personally rewarding career for those who have an interest in working with people, and in addressing social and community issues and problems. The social work profession has its own body of knowledge, code of ethics, practice standards, credentials, and a nationwide system of accredited education programs.

Bachelor of Social Work
     Bachelor of Social Work is a professional undergraduate degree course which aims at providing quality education in the area of social work. It is a three-year course consisting of six semesters.
Master of Social Work
     MSW means Master of Social Work is a postgraduate Social Work Programme, the duration of master in social work is 2 years, comprising 4 semesters.

For BSW,
· Students should have passed the Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary or equivalent examination, in any group with working knowledge of Tamil.
· Candidates from Boards other than Tamil Nadu State Board, CBSE, ISCE, Private study and Open Schooling must produce an Eligibility Certificate from the University of Madras.
For MSW,
· The eligibility for pursuing a Master degree is graduation in any discipline, but the candidates having a bachelor's degree in Social work (B.S.W. / B.A) or Psychology, Social science, Sociology or any other related field get preference for Master degree in social work.
· Candidates can opt for specialization in Masters of Social Work like,
· Medical & Psychiatric Social Work
· Human Resource Management
· Community Development

Refer Syllabus copy

Hindustan offers a wide range of exposure to the students. Our Hallmark is the International Study Trip and MOU’s with various foreign universities offering International student and faculty exchange.

· Medical / Clinical social worker
· Psychiatric social worker
· Therapist
· Counsellor of family / child / student / prisoner
· School social worker
· HR manager / Recruiter
· Welfare Service provider
· Fund raiser
· Researcher
· Professor / Teacher
· Policy maker
· Administrators of school / college/ hospital
· CSR coordinator
· Project coordinator
· Social activist

Yes. The degree is affiliated to University of Madras which is recognized internationally.