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Acharya Institute of Technology

Master of Social Work


The Department of Social Work has a vision of grooming the youth, at national and international level as social work professionals. We offer program from the level of graduation ie., Bachelors of Social Work to post Graduation ie., the Masters of Social Work, further affording the eligible and motivated youth to conduct research in the social work field, for fighting the social evils and providing the professional support to those in need to overcome the inherent or acquired disabilities thus positively contributing to the development of healthy and happy society.



Under Graduate

Master of Social Work

Duration  : 2 Years

Eligibility : A candidate who has passed Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BSW) or Bachelors of Arts (BA) with 50% in aggregate of all subjects (45% for SC/ST and Category I candidates), of Bangalore University or any other university from India, considered as equivalent thereto are eligible to admission to MSW Course.

Career Scope

The program has tremendous scope for employment as well as for being a social entrepreneur as it provides all round theoretical and practical knowledge and develop professionals: • The course grooms the students to imbibe the skills that are required by all the major organizations in the present scenario. • This course helps students to get practical aspects of different functional areas of business. • This course act as a platform for further Post graduate Course. • This course gives a chance to students to specialize in their chosen field in the final semester.


“Acharya Institutes, committed to the cause of value-based education in all disciplines, envisions itself as fountainhead of innovative human enterprise, with inspiration initiatives for academic excellence.”


"To provide all the theoretical inputs and practical field experience of social work activities for creating an “Academic excellence and leadership in university based management education in India through high quality teaching, research, case development, innovative practices and pedagogy of learning.”
The department of Social Work has set out the following objectives,
• To impart knowledge to students in functional areas of business so that they may pursue careers in management and excel in different fields of management. • To incorporate extensively – along with theoretical knowledge sharing – various skills (viz., Presentations, rapid reading, geo political awareness, time management) needed for managerial effectiveness • To promote knowledge through research – both applied and conceptual relevant to management. • To enhance the decision – making skills and administrative competence of students • To motivate students to apply management techniques to new and innovative areas of management.

Advisory Board


Prof. Gurunath Rao Vaidya
Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies.



Dr. Madhukar N Kulkarni
Head & Convenor,



Dr. Kodandarama
Founder & Managing Trust,
Manav Charities, Bangalore.


Dr Gururaj Urs
Acharya Institute of Management.

Mrs. Lizzie Pratheep
Founder and Managing Trustee,
Kitty Welfare Foundation, Bengaluru.

Sri. Saju Mannarath
Trustee, Nemmadi, and Director,
Action on Hunger and Poverty Foundation, Bengaluru.

Our Professors

Acharya institute of graduate studies is known for its best education, and the AIGS faculty is composed of young and experience. Faculty members are passionate and curious individuals who continue their own research while teaching at AIGS. They come from across the country, bringing with them a diverse wealth of knowledge.



Course Catalog

Master of Social Work

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Social Work & Contemporary Ideology for Social Work Profession
  • Social Science Perspectives for Social Work Practice
  • Methods of Working with People - Social Case Work, Group Work & Community Organization
  • Personal and Professional Growth
  • Social Work Concurrent Field Practicum, Orientation Visits

Semester 2

  • Social Policy & Social Legislation
  • Research in Social Work & Application of Computers and Statistics
  • Counseling Theory & Practice
  • Social Work Practice with Vulnerable / Marginalized Sections of Society
  • Communication of Social Work Practice
  • Social Work Field Practicum - Concurrent Field Work, Social Work Camp

Semester 3

  • Human Resource Development & Management
  • Organization Behavior & Organization Development
  • Social Work Intervention in Health Care
  • Rural, Urban & Tribal Community Development
  • Social Movements & Social Action
  • Social Work Field Practicum - Innovative Projects / Initiatives, Concurrent Field Work

Semester 4

  • Industrial Relations & Labour Legislation
  • Medical & Psychiatric Social Work
  • Social Welfare & Development Administration
  • Rehabilitation & After Care Services
  • Project Formulation & Management
  • Social Work Field Practicum - Concurrent Field Work, Block Placement

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