Master of Social Work


This is a regular Master’s Programme of the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. We offer the specializations Medical and Psychiatric Social Work, Community Development and Family and Child Welfare. MSW has numerous career opportunities in the country and abroad.

Duration of the course

The course is extended over a period of two academic years consisting of four semesters.


The prime objective of the course is to give the students a sound background in philosophy, sociology, psychology, counseling, health and hospital information system, community health management and to create in them deep social awareness.


The teaching methodology includes classroom lectures, guided instruction, assignments, fieldwork, seminars, group discussions, tutorial, role-play, audio-visual programmes, skill training and practices, project work, block placement etc.

Live labs

Santhigiri College has a rich background of social work. We have a hostel for the children with disabilities and we are implementing rehabilitation programmes for the persons with disabilities in 20 Panchayaths. We have several Self Help Groups, Barrier-free housing, Income Generation Programmes, Mini industries, Employment Exchange, Marriage Bureau, Help Line and the like. All these will serve as Live Labs for the MSW students.


Any graduate from Mahatma Gandhi University or any other Universities recognized by Mahatma Gandhi University with an aggregate of 50% for Part I, II & III put together.

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