24 months
594 USD/year
594 USD/year
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Just like the discipline of Natural Sciences, the Social Work at the Panjab University too have been compelled to move from pure theoretical accumulation of knowledge towards its application, especially with an aim to minimize human misery and to promote the project of human development by developing appropriate strategies at the grass root level. 


Social Work is one such discipline that has evolved out of such a realization within the realm of social sciences that caters to the socially marginalized, poor, deprived and the disadvantaged groups through the experts trained for the purpose. Imparting training in Social Work has also been necessitated by the growing need for partnerships between the State, Civil society and the Non- governmental & private actors, in an effort to bring all sections of society under the ambit of development.

The Panjab University has started Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree programme that combines education, practice, and community service for preparing the postgraduates to work with individuals, families, groups, and communities in a variety of human service settings. The M.S.W. programme intends to instill in its students a commitment to improve social conditions and address social problems. The .mission. is that our students shall be the job creators and not only the job seekers.


  • The course at the Panjab University will offer ample choice of employment opportunities for the postgraduates and can fetch them bright career prospects in government and non- government sectors apart from the international and other private organizations working towards social welfare. The curriculum of this course has been developed in the light of emerging social scenario in the wake of globalization and its impact upon the job market in India and abroad.
  • They can work as project officers, programme coordinators, development consultants, field officers, counsellors, instructors, lecturers, social workers in the areas of medical & public health, education, family welfare, advocacy & human rights, development, funding and research etc.

Programme Structure

In order to accomplish this goal, the Department of social work is committed to the following objectives:
  • To acculturate students to the social work profession including its history, purpose, values, code of ethics, and commitment to social service.
  • To help students understand the context of social work practice including agency and organizational dynamics, policy development, and the impact of these on clients and workers.
  • To increase awareness of and sensitivity to oppression and oppressed populations.
  • To develop students. understanding of discrimination and its impact and to encourage them to make /interventions for equality.
  • To provide a practice model for working with client systems that uses a process of problem identification, assessment, data collection, goal setting, contracting, intervention, termination and evaluation, and focus on the strengths of clients to solve problems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Candidate having completed a Bachelor's Degree of the 3 years duration from the PU or any other recognized university with 50% Marks.
  • The candidate have to qualify PU-CET (PG) Exam for the admission.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    594 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 297 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    594 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 297 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • GEN: Rs. 21890/- per semester + other University charges 


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