Master of Social Work Department of University of Mumbai

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The Master of Social Work (MSW) Programme started in the academic year 2016-17 to set a milestone in the history of Social Work education in the University of Mumbai. It was a response to the crucial need for professional Social Work intervention in the state and in the country. We are proud that our students, trained in the highest values of the profession will be contributing toward fulfilling that need.
The MSW program addresses the traditional areas of Social Work and also includes the new advances from the field into the curriculum. The pedagogy is a fine balance of theory and field-based practice with an underlying emphasis on inclusivity in social and economic justice. The focus is on nurturing creativity while encouraging diversity.
We have always sought to offer an academically enriching environment for students who share our commitment to serve the most marginalized and the underprivileged.


Department of Social Work
Rajiv Gandhi Centre,
Near Sanskrit Bhawan, Kalina Campus
Vidyanagari, Santakruz (E) 400098.
Phone: 022-26532048


The Nature of the Course

The university provides a generic course of studies at the MSW level. The Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) is followed.  The curriculum is carefully designed to ensure that the student has a broad base of the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to function in diverse field of Social Work settings. Despite being generic, the course also encourages the students to deepen their interest in certain specific areas through the type of fieldwork selected, research study undertaken, term paper topic chosen and optional subjects selected as electives. Full time and visiting faculties will teach courses (papers) according to their specialisations.  The curriculum consists of relevant aspects of both theory and field work to help students enhance their practical understanding of social work practice. Theoretical perspectives provided in the programmes hope to achieve the following objectives:

  • Acquire knowledge of the functioning of individuals and groups in social systems, the interrelationships between them and the manner in which they promote or impede a healthy social functioning,
  • Obtain knowledge from other disciplines which contribute to the understanding of persons in the bio-psycho-social matrix,
  • Develop professional capacity for identification of issues and problems violating the human rights of groups and communities and design effective responses for affecting a meaningful change in their situation,
  • Attain the capacity to select and order priorities, to plan, to make realistic goals, and select appropriate strategies to fulfil the goals,
  • Develop skills in the utilization of social work intervention methods and adopt ethical practices using the principles of the profession while working with individuals and families, groups and communities.


The course is full time and requires rigorous field work. The total number of credits earned by the learner on successful completion of the MSW course is 96 credits. It is offered under the Faculty of Arts.


Field Work

Field Work is an integral part of the programme of training in social work. It comprises learning professional social work practice under the guidance of trained field instructors in selected Government and Non- Government organizations. It enables the student to see the applicability of theoretical knowledge taught in the classroom to actual situations requiring social work intervention. It is both goal-oriented to solve a particular problem to which the student addresses his / her activities and learner-centred in relation to his / her particular interest areas and aptitudes. Field work has the dual purpose of promoting the student’s own learning while contributing to the development of the people with whom he / she works, especially the disadvantaged sections of our society. Currently the department is associated with more than 35 Government and Non-Governmental Organizations.

Practical experience in fieldwork aims at the following objectives:

  • Provide opportunity for the integration of classroom learning and field practice and vice-versa (feedback mechanism for both class and field),
  • Develop skills through learning how to utilize the knowledge learnt in the classroom for analysis of problems affecting the target groups and selection of the appropriate means for problem-solving,
  • Cultivate attitudes, values and commitments of the profession relevant to working with the most disadvantaged sections of society,
  • Develop awareness of self and the way in which student’s behaviour is affected by past experiences and cultural factors, and the way in which these affect the perceptions of their response to others.

Students will be required to maintain regular recordings of the fieldwork done during the course of their study. All students are required to dress appropriately, giving due respect to the socio-cultural practices of the people whom they work with while at fieldwork.

For the field work students will be placed at various Agencies in urban, rural and tribal areas. A few Tribal, Nomadic Tribal and Urban Slums will be selected for field action project by the Programme where student have to regularly contribute for the development of the Communities.


Fee Structure

A. University Prescribed MSW Ist Year MSW IInd Year
Admission Form 100 100
Admission Processing 200 200
Tuition Fees * 30,000 30,000
Exam Fees  600  600
Mark sheet 50 50
Gymkhana Fees 200 200
Library Fees 1000 1000
Eligibility Fees 250 0
Enrolment Fees 220 0
Development Fees 500 500
Dissertation Fees/Project Fee 0 1000
Convocation Fees 0 250
Registration Fees 1025 0
Field Agency Visit/Rural Camp/ Internship* 5000 5000
Other  Fees 250 250
E-Suvida   50     50
E-Charges 20 20
Computer Internet 500 500
Student Welfare Fund   50    50
ID Card   50     50
Group Insurance 40 40
University of Mumbai

Sports & Cultural Activity

30                         30
Caution Money 150 150
Disaster Relief Fund    30    30
Library Deposit 250 250
Vice Chancellor Fund 20 20
Magazine fees 100 100
Utility Fees 250 250
Document Verification 400 0
Total Rs. 41,335 40,690


Semester Course Code Core Course No of credits
      I  C1 History, Philosophy and Practice of  Social Work 4


  C2 Work with Individuals and Families 4


  C3 Social Welfare Administration 4


  C4 Community Organisation 4


  C5 Introduction to Social Sciences -1 4


Core course practical-I Fieldwork (practical component related to core subjects) 4


Total Credits for Semester-I 24


     II     C6 Research Methodology 4
    C7 Contemporary Social Movements 4
    C8 Work with Groups 4
    C9 Social Policy and Planning 4


C10 Introduction to Social Sciences -2 4
Core course practical-II Fieldwork (practical component related to core subjects) 4



Total Credits for Semester-II 24








Elective basket-1

Credit -4


(choose any one)

Elective basket- II


( choose any one )


Basket III


( choose any one )

Elective Basket –IV


( Skill workshop component)

( choose any one )

Elective Basket –V

Field work Practicum


Internal evaluation( choose any one )

i)  Gender


i) Health


i) Mental


i) Therapeutic



i) Institutional



ii) Teaching,

Training and





Social Exclusion and Inclusion

ii) Informal





ii) Rural and




ii) Community


iii) Child rights






iv) Gerontology and geriatric


iii) Development Communication Skills iii) Issue based


Total Credits 24



Project based course-1


Project based course-1I



Optional Choices 



( Skill workshop component)

Choose any one

Optional Choice Basket –II

Inter disciplinary







Research project with dissertation





Field work  based Project




Skills  in Management of Non-Profit Organisation


Gender, sexuality and relationships

ii)  Sustainable development and environment ii) Disaster Management
Total credits 24 .




  • National Conference on “Contemporary Indian Society and Social Work Practice” on 20th – 21st February 2020.
  • Two Days Interdisciplinary Workshop Research Methodology for Social Sciences 07th & 08th September 2018.
  • State Level Seminar on ‘Social Movements in India and its Contemporary Relevance’ in 2017

The Job Placement Cell proactively seek to identify jobs for graduating students by inviting representatives from the Governmental, Non-Governmental and Private Sectors at the local, national and international levels to conduct Campus Recruitment at the end of the academic year.

Faculty Profile

Dr. Rita Malache:  M.A. (University of Pune) and Ph. D (University of Mumbai) taught in the Department of Sociology at the University of Mumbai from 2009. She has 15 years teaching experience at postgraduate level (MA)

She has taught Sociology as a Lecturer in Sociology, Department of Sociology Shivaji University Vidyanagar, Kolhapur July 1, 2008 to February 4, 2009, Lecturer in Sociology SNDT College of Arts and SCB  College of Commerce and Science for Women Mumbai November 26, 2007 to  June 30, 2008,  Lecturer in Sociology HV  Desai College of Arts and Science Pune  (CHB Post)  July 2,  2007 to  September 21,  2007, and Teaching Associate in the Department of Sociology, University of Pune  September 22,  2007 to  November 25, 2007 before joining Mumbai University’s Sociology Department.

Her main areas of interest and work are tribes in India, tribal sociology, tribal society and tribal women, NT–DNT and  forest dependent communities, sociology of marginalized groups in India, globalization and social movements, human rights of the weaker sections, gender issues on which she has written extensively.

Dr Malache is a guide for MPhil and PhD students.  Four students have registered for  PhD  under her guidance and supervision.

She is a life member of Councils and Official Bodies such as All Indian Sociological Society, Samajshashriya Parishad and Mumbai University Employees Gymkhana.  She has been a Member and Editor of the  quarterly published Adivasi journal Godhan Published by New Age Printing Press. She has been awarded FIP (study leave for two years) by UGC from 2014 to 2016.  She awarded the Occasion of International Flute Player late. Pandit Niranjan Prasad Memories Honored as “National Smajratna Award” by Niranjaan Dhara Institute Lakhnow and Shivshahi Foundation, Bharat, on Dec. 2021.On the memorable Day of Mahatma Jotiba Phule she awarded by “Fatima Shaik National Best Teacher” award by Mukta Foundation Maharashtra on 28th Nov 2022. She has been co-opted and Elected as an Executive Member of UMASA.

Dr. Malache is engaged in various professional activities and organizations under the University of Mumbai. She has been working on various Department level Committees.She has served as a VC nominee in the University as Subject Expert in Sociology on the Screening Committee for the Career Advancement Scheme for Stage 2 to 3 of Assistant Professor. She has been appointed as Chairperson in Sociology of Semester II, III and IDOL Exam held by the University of Mumbai.

She has been working on major and minor research projects financed by the UGC  New Delhi. She successfully completed Major and Minor research projects sponsored by- UGC-SAP Phase-III, Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai.

She has organized a national seminar on‘‘Tribes in Transition: Issues and Challenges in the Era of Globalization’’ on January 19 – 20, 2017. She has Coordinated the Orientation Programme conducted by UGC Human Resource Development Centre, University of Mumbai, Duration February 1 to February 28, 2019 at the University of Mumbai. She has coordinated the Gender Training Workshop on “Women, Marginalities and Representation” on Friday, August 26, 2016 and organised the second Prof. Irawati Karve Memorial Lecture on Thursday,  January 16, 2020,

Dr. Malache has presented a number of papers at national and international conferences focusing  on tribal communities and their issues.

She has published research articles in reputed national and international journals with a strong focus on social issues.

Dr.  B. N. Waghmare
Assistant Professor
Educational Qualification:
M.A, (Sociology), Dr. BAMU, Aurangabad
MSW, Dr. BAMU, Aurangabad
M.Phil. JNU, New Delhi
Ph.D. JNU, New Delhi.
SET, NET.Teaching Experience: 8 Years at PG levelSpecialization and Areas of Interest:
Social Movement, Social Change
Social Welfare Administration
Social Exclusion, Rural Development
Social Legislations and Human Rights
Marginal Sections, Law and Society Interface
Mr. Mahendra Dhore,
Assistant Professor Educational Qualification
MSW, Karve Institute of Social Services, Pune (June 2013)
M.Phil., Indian Institute of technology, Mumbai (May 2015)
NET (2016).Teaching Experience:2 Years at PG levelSpecialization and Areas of Interest:
Development of Youth
Philosophy of Education
Marginalised Communities and LivelihoodsResearch Projects: Two Minor Research Project at Academic Level.

Life Member

Committee Member of Community Development Forum (Karve Institute of Social Services)