M.A. in Social Work


The two year post graduate degree course leading to the Master of Arts in Social Work (MSW) of Utkal University shall be spread over a period of two academic years. Each academic year comprises of two semesters namely the Odd and Even Semester.

Admission Criteria: Any person who has passed the Under-graduate Degree in any subject with a minimum of 50% marks (General candidates) and 45% marks (SC/ST/OBC candidates) from an examination conducted by a recognized University is eligible to be admitted to the First Semester of this course. Students from SC/ST/OBC background have to apply with valid caste certificate.

Course: Each course is well designed under lectures/field-work/seminars/assignments/report writing/dissertation so that it achieves the goals of effective teaching and learning needs of the students.



SWFC – 01 Foundations of Social Work: History, Philosophy, Ethics, and Theories in Social Work

SWFC – 02 Social Science Concepts I: Social Structure, Social Institutions and Social Change

SWFC – 03 Social Science Concepts II: Political Judicial and Economic System

SWFC – 04 Social Science Concepts III: Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion

SWFC – 05 Social Science Concepts IV: Psychological Concepts, Human Behavior and Relationships

SWFC – 06 Orientation Visit/ Group Lab /Concurrent Field Work


SWCP – 01 Working with Individuals

SWCP – 02 Working with Groups

SWCP – 03 Working with Communities

SWCP – 04 A Human Rights Approach to Social Work Practice

SWCP – 05 Social Work Research and Statistics

SWCP – 06 Concurrent Field Work + Rural Camp


SWCP – 07 Child Protection and Child Rights

SWCP – 08 Social Work with Women: Issues of Gender and Development

SWCP – 09 Social Work Practice with SC, ST and OBC

SWCP – 10 Rights of Persons with Disabilities and their Rehabilitation.

SWCP – 11 Community Health and Social Medicine

SWCP – 12 Social Management

SWCP – 13 Concurrent Field Work

SWEP – 01 School Social Work

SWEP – 02 Working with Persons with Addictions

SWEP – 03 Correctional Social Work

SWEP – 04 Counselling in Social Work

SWEP – 05 Social Work with the Elderly

(Any One)


SWCP – 14 Development Theories and Strategies: Issues Challenges and Responses

SWCP – 15 Social Work Practice in Rural Areas

SWCP – 16 Social Work Practice in Urban Areas

SWCP – 17 NGO Management

SWCP – 18 Development Communication

SWCP – 19 Agrarian Social Work

SWCP – 20 Dissertation: Research Project

SWCP – 21 Concurrent Field Work + Block Placement

SWEP – 06 Entrepreneurship Development

SWEP – 07 NGO Management

SWEP – 08 Project Management

SWEP – 09 Disaster Management

SWEP – 10 People Centered Advocacy.


Lalit Soreng

Assistant Professor – Department of Social Work

Email: lalitchristopher@gmail.com

Phone: +91 9938104803