About MSW Course

The department of Social Work affiliated to Mysore University started functioning from the academic year 2007-2008. The intake is 40. The course is a four semester full time course.

Special Features of the Course

MSW course is unique and highly challenging as it combines practice based theory. The field work practicum trains the students to work in a variety of welfare service organizations exposing them to practical training in social work. The Department organizes a number of Co-curricular and Extracurricular activities to build confident trainee social workers. There is special focus on soft skills training, spoken English, and personality development activities.The Department conducts Guest Lectures inviting subject experts from various fields of expertise to broaden the knowledge base of the students.

Projects Undertaken

Sl.No. Principal Investigator Project title Type of the project Year of sanction Funding agency Total grants sanctioned Ongoing / Completed
1 Dr. Suman K Murthy A Study on the Impact of Environmental Awareness Module among Graduate Students Minor Research Project 2012 Karnataka Knowledge Commission, Bangalore 1,26,750/- Completed
2 Dr. Suman K Murthy A Study on the Perceived Hurdles and Providing Awareness to Mothers with regard to the Right to Education Act in Mysore Minor Research Project 2013-14 University Grants Commission 80,000/- Completed
3 Dr. Laxmi Baseline Compliance Report on Sec. 4, 5,6,7,8 & 9 of COTPA (The Cigarette and Other Tobacco Product Act)-2003 in Mandya Minor Research Project 2013-14 The International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, New Delhi and State Anti Tobacco Cell, Directorate of Health & Family Welfare, Bangalore 50,000/- Completed
4 Dr. Laxmi A Study on Sanitation and Hygiene Awareness among SHG Women Members Minor Research Project 2014-15 University Grants Commission 1,00,000/- Completed

Rank Holders

SL. No Name Course Rank Year
1 Ms. Apoorva M S MSW 1st Rank – 2 Gold Medals & 1 Endowment Prize 2016
2 Ms. Anusha Jain H D MSW 4th Rank 2016
3 Mr. Jagadeesh M M MSW 1st Rank – 2 Gold Medals & 1 Endowment Prize 2015
4 Ms. Rashmi MSW 7th Rank 2015
5 Ms. Kalpitha MSW 3rd Rank 2014
6 Ms. GodadeviSrinivasa MSW 7th Rank 2014
7 Ms. PreethuNanaiah A N MSW 2nd rank- 1 Gold Medal 2011
8 Ms. Manushree G P MSW 7th Rank 2011

Faculty Achievements

  • Premajyothi D awarded as Best Social Worker by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Government of Karnataka in the Year 2008.
  • Ms. Premajyothi D is recognized as Best Social Activist by International Minority Rights Group, London, United Kingdom in the Year 2011.


Sl. No Activities Date
1.  A half-a-day workshop on payroll, wage and salary administration for II MSW students was organized by the department where our alumni Mr. Manjunath from Triveni gears was the resource person 9.3.2019
2. Students of II MSW participated in bulk interview process in RISHI FIBC company, Thandya Industrial area. 20.3.2019-21.3.2019
3.  The department of Social Work organized “Legal Awareness-support programme” as part of world water-day and International Women’s day, in collaboration with District legal service authority and district BAR association, Mysore. Nearly 180 students from different departments of the pg centre participated in the programme 22.3.2019
4.  Ms Premajyothi gave valedictory remarks in the National seminar on Higher education: challenges, issues and transformation, organized by Government FGC, Hanagoodu. 22.3.2019
5.    Dr. Suman K Murthy and Ms Premajyothi along with 5 teams of studenst participated in IDEATHON 2019 Organized by NAIN, at PBMMEC Campus. 5 projects were presented by our students 28.3.2019
6.  The department of Social Work organized a half-a-day workshop for both I and II year MSW students on Communication and Interview skills. The resource person was Mr. Manjunath from Shine Social welfare and Health care charitable trust, Bangalore. 29.3.2019
7. All the faculty members and students from the department of Social Work participated in World Social work day organized by the department of studies in Social Work, Manasa Gangotri, University of Mysore. The students participated in skit, poster presentation and elocution competitions. 30.3.2019
1. Ms Premajyothi and Mrs. Bhavana along with 4 students of 2nd semester visited the tribal areas of Hunsur where Social Work camp would be, for a pilot study 2.02.2019
2. The evaluation for Shuchi Sambhrama project was held at the department 4.02.2019
3. Ms. Premajyothi, Mr. Indushekar and Ms Bhavana visited Mahajana FGC to address final year students about MSW course and also conducted a programme on gender sensitization for BA students 6.02.2019
4. All faculty members along with both I and II MSW students went for an orientation visit to Kumbara Koppalu zero waste management plant 7.02.2019
5. A guest lecture was organized by the department where the assistant environment officer and her team addressed the students on pollution, roles and responsibilities of the Board and some major Acts related to environment. 15.02.2019
6. Board of studies meeting was held in the department 18.02.2019
7. Dr Suman K Murthy, Mr Indushekar and Ms Premajyothi visited Kiranguru gramapanchayat for cam site visit 19.02.2019
8. Ms Premajyothi along with II Semester students attended World Social Justice Day celebration organized by Sharadha Mahila Samaja in co-ordination with District Public Legal Authority Cell, Mysore. 20.02.2019
9. Social Work camp for II Semester students is organized by the department from 25.02.2019 to 6.03.2019 25.02.2019
1 Commencement  of the semester 3.01.2019
2. Ms Premajyothi D along with two students participated and presented paper at the National Conference organized by Indian Society for Professional Social Workers held at NIMHANS Bangalore 3.01.2019-5.01.2019
3. All the faculty members along with second semester students visited Thandavapura Gram Panchayath to meet the PDO regarding field placements for the upcoming semester and visited 4 villages under the panchayath. 9.01.2018
4. Mrs. Bhavana V participated in a state level workshop on ‘Technical writing and publications, grant proposals funding agencies and soft skills in scientific research’ organized by the centre for the study of Social exclusion and inclusive policy, University of Mysore 10.01.2019-11.01.2019
5. A guest lecture was organized by the department for both I and II semester students. The resource persons were a team of WOW programme by ITC who presented about waste management initiatives by ITC in Mysore 24.01.2018
6. People from MCC addressed students about swachatha app and created awareness about voting for swachh Mysore 31.01.2019
36 All faculty members attended faculty development programme on “Nuances in Autonomy and Accreditation” organized by the PG centre 1.12.2018
37. Ms Premajyothi D participated and presented paper at the International academic practitioners conference on positive Social Work, Positive thought and positive impact held at Katmandu Nepal and also worked as a organizing committee member 8.12.2018-15.12.2018
32 All the faculties attended Kannada Rajyotsava programme at Mahajana FGC 1.11.2018
33 All the faculty members attended a Lecture and interaction on “Social Entrepreneurship and the Asian Century” jointly organized by SBRR Mahajana FGC and PBMM Education Centre 20.11.2018
34 Orientation visit for both I and II MSW students to Bharath cancer hospital and L&T 23.11.2018
35 All faculty members attended felicitation programme for the Vice Chancellor, University of Mysore organized by the PG Centre 30.11.2018
25 The department of Social work and the department of Economics jointly organized a seminar on “Relevance on Gandhian Thought on Economic Ideas and Social Work in Today’s Contemporary world”. 04.10.2018
26 A talk on “Mental health Awareness” was organized by the department for all the faculties of PBMMEC, in association with Prerana hospital, Kuvempunagar, Mysore, on part of WHO International mental Health Week 13.10.2018
27 Students of the Department participated in 5-min presentations competition organized by the department of Computer Science, where 9 of our students participated 15.10.2018
28 Two Students of I MSW attended a two-day National conference on “Combat Depression”, organized by the department of pharmacology and psychiatry, JSS Medical college and Hospital, Mysore in association with Indian Psychiatric society combat depression task force, IPS-KC   23.10.2018 and 24.10.2018
29 All faculties of the department attended faculty development programme on “Institutional excellence through accreditation and autonomy”, organized by the department of business administration, PBMMEC. 27.10.2018
30 The department of social work in collaboration with ABVP Karnataka organized a self-defense training programme “SAAHASI” for the female students of various departments of the PG centre. 27.10.2018 to 29.10.2018
31 Dr Suman K Murthy and Ms Premajyothi conducted a workshop on Gender sensitization for the students of the department of Commerce, PBMMEC, where, Mr Indushekar and Ms Bhavana Facilitated the workshop 31.10.2018
18 I & III semester students attended one hour talk by Krishik Sarvodaya Foundation, Vijayanagar, Mysuru about Banking Service Exams. 03.09.2018
19 Welcome party was organized for I MSW students. 08.09.2018
20 I & III semester students attended 1hour 30 minutes talk on how to prepare for competitive exams organized by E-ten Career Launcher, Mysuru 15.09.2018
21 A half a day Workshop on “World Suicide Prevention Day” was organized by the Department in collaboration with the District Health Department, Mysore. Dr Narendra was the resource person and 114 students from different departments participated. 17.09.2018
22 Students of MSW attended a One-day workshop on “The Scope of Social Work Practice with Senior Citizens in India” organized by the Department of Social Work, Government first grade college K.R Nagara 20.09.2018
Dr.Shanthi from Samrudhi Foundation conducted a workshop on Logical framework Analysis for II MSW students 27.09.2018
23 Student forum elections were held in the department where student representatives were elected as President, Secretary, Treasurer from III semester and 2 Joint secretaries from I semester. 27.09.2018
24 The department had organized Staging of Drama-Stage Chemistry – Neuro Psychiatric Disorders on stage, performed by Dr. Poornima and team. Students from different departments attended the programme. 28.09.2018
10. Mr Indushekar and Ms Premajyothi visited Karnataka slum development board and visitd Siddappaji cross for a transect walk 02.08.2018
11. An orientation about Social work course was conducted by Ms Premajyothi D 7.08.2018
12. Two students of II MSW participated in the quiz competition conducted by NIPM Mysore chapter 8.08.2018
13. Orientation visit for I MSW students  to Vimala terminal care centre and Rudset Training centre 13.08.2018
14 Orientation visit for I MSW students to Ashakirana Hospital and Rural Literacy and Health Programme 14.08.2018
15 Orientation visit for I MSW students to Sneha Kirana Spastic Society and  The All India Institute of Speech and Hearing 16.08.2018
16 Orientation visit for I MSW students to  Shakti Dhaama 18.08.2018
17 Orientation visit for I MSW students to Nirashrithara parihara Kendra and  Children’s home for girls 20.08.2018
7. Mr Indushekar and Ms PremaJyothi attended a workshop on “IUHWASH” organized by NIE College
8. All faculties attended FDP on J-Gate, organized by the Department Of Tourism And Hospitality Management 06.07.2018 and 12.07.2018
9. Ms Premajyothi visited Karnataka slum development board to meet the authority and discuss about slum visit 27.07.2018
4. Ms Premajyothi presented a paper on impact of digital India on post graduate students, in a conference on global innovative research dimensions organized by Sheshadri FGC Bangalore. 22.06.2018
5. All Faculties attended International Yoga Day programme, organized by the Department Of Tourism And Hospitality Management 26.06.2018
6. Mr Indushekar and Ms Premajyothi visited Karnataka slum development board 21.06.2018 and 27.06.2018
1. Ethnic Day 2.05.2018
2. Send-off party for II MSW students 5.05.2018
3. Ms Prema Jyothi delivered a speech on Contribution of Dr. B.R Ambedkar for the upliftment of women in education, organized by the department of social welfare, Bangalore 17.05.2018




Social Work is a relatively young discipline among Social Sciences. It is a help rendering Profession. Social Work teaches the art and science of rendering help to people in need of such help. Its philosophical premise is that Every Individual is worthy and capable. This profession is most suited for all those who are interested in bringing a difference among the people, society and the world around them.

The MSW programme offered by the SBRR Mahajana First Grade College PG Wing aims to train young graduates in the art and science of Social Work discipline. The two years, four semester course is a combination of theory and field work components. The department of Social Work, through its professional training in field work and application of theory into practice facilitates its students to become competent professional social workers who can be readily absorbed by the job market. The student can also pursue M. Phil and Doctoral programme after the completion of the MSW programme. The opening for the trained social workers are in varied fields such as Industries, Hospitals, Communities, Correctional settings, Governmental welfare sectors, Schools,  Family and Child welfare, non- governmental sector and many more.

Eligibility Criteria:

B.SW./B.A. with social work as an optional/B.A./B.Sc./B.Com./B.B.M./L.L.B. of the university recognized as equivalent are eligible for admission to M.S.W. with minimum of 45% (40% in case of SC/ST and Cat 1) of aggregate marks in all the year so qualifying examination.

Note: The order of preference shall be as follows:

  • Those who have passed B.S.W.
  • Those who have passed a degree with social work as one of the optional subjects.
  • Those who have passed B.A./B.Sc./B.Com./B.B.M./L.L.B./Degree.


Papers Offered
MSW – I Semester
Core Papers for Odd Semester – Honors Level

SWHC–1 Social Work – History and Ideologies 2 1 0 3
SWHC–2 Society and Dynamics of Human Behavior 2 1 0 3
SWHC–3 Work with Individuals and Families 2 1 0 3
SWHC–4 Work with Groups 2 1 0 3
SWHC–5 Work with Communities 2 1 0 3
SWHC–6 Social Work Practicum – I 0 0 3 3

MSW – II Semester
Core Papers for Even Semester – Honors Level

SWHC–7 Management of Developmental and Welfare Services 2 1 0 3
SWHC–8 Social Work Research and Statistics 2 1 0 3
SWHC–9 Social Work Practicum – II (Social Work Camp & Summer Placement) 0 0 3 3
SWHC–10 Social Work Practicum – III 0 0 3 3
SWSC–1 Communication Counselling / Gandhian Approach to Welfare & Development 2 1 0 3
SWSC–2 Personal & Professional Growth / Population & Environment 2 1 0 3
SWOE–1 Social Work Practice with Children / Science of Crime, Penology & Social Work Practice 3 1 0 4

MSW – III Semester
Core Papers for Odd Semester – Masters Level

SWHC–11 Human Resource Management 2 1 0 3
SWHC–12 Social Work Practicum – IV 0 0 3 3
SWSC–3 Social Work with Tribal & Rural Communities / Organisational Behaviour & Organisational Development 2 1 0 3
SWSC–4 Preventive & Social Medicine & Medical Social Work / Rehabilitation & Aftercare Services 0 0 3 3
SWSC–5 Social Policy, Planning & Development / Legal System in India 2 1 0 3
SWOE–2 Gerontological Social Work / Management of Non Governmental Organisations 3 1 0 4

MSW – IV Semester
Core Papers for Even Semester – Masters Level

SWHC–13 Employee Relations & Legislations 2 1 0 3
SWHC–14 Mental Health & Psychiatric Social Work 2 1 0 3
SWHC–15 Major Project 0 0 4 4
SWHC–16 Social Work Practicum – V 0 0 3 3
SWHC–17 Social Work Practicum – VI (Block Placement) 0 0 3 3
SWSC–6 Human Resource Development & Employee Wellness / Case Studies 2









SWOE–3 Disaster Management / Correctional Administration & Services 3 1 0 4

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SocialWork_Dr. Patricia Namitha Maria Viego

Dr. Patricia Namitha Maria Viego

Assistant Professor & HoD

Mrs. Bhavana V


Ms. Premajyothi.D

hindu shekara

Mr. Indushekara G.V.

dr sumana k murthy

Dr. Suman K. Murthy

Associate Professor