Vimala College (Autonomous), Thrissur

Department of Social Work


Academic Programmes

Master of Social Work (MSW): The Department offers Masters Degree in Social Work with specializations in  Rural & Urban Community Development and Medical & Psychiatric Social Work

Admission to Social Work Programme:  Based on  Common Entrance Test, Group Discussion and Personal interview.

Basic Qualification–50% aggregate marks for Graduate programme 

Curriculum: The Department periodically updates Social Work curriculum in order to keep pace with the changing trends and local and global demands. The course design has a balanced blend of class room teaching, field practicum and research.  The Department advocates strong rights based and strengths based approach in the curriculum.

 Programme Specific Outcome (PSO)

  • Understand and incorporate core values of social work  practice
  • Analyse social realities and social problems
  • Provide social work interventions to individuals, groups and communities

MSW Syllabus 2016

MSW Syllabus 2018

MSW Syllabus 2019

MSW Syllabus 2020

PhD in Social Work: The Department is a recognized research centre for Social Work  under the University of Calicut. Dr Minimol K Jose and Dr Jaya Cherian  are the  approved research guides of the centre. Six Scholars have been registred in the centre for PhD Programme in Social Work. The rules and regulations of the  University of Calicut are followed by the research centre.

The Department provides an active learning environment with unique features such as:

  • Skills embedded curriculum
  • Strong theoretical foundation
  • Interdisciplinary approach
  • Guided Experiential Learning
  • Problem-based learning approach
  • Reflective Learning/practice
  • Learner-centered teaching
  • ICT enabled teaching and learning
  • Evidence based practice

Academic Linkages

The Department has been collaborating with local, state and national  level voluntary and non voluntary organizations for training, research and field practicum.These organisations provide field work opportunities to the students for applying what they learned in the classrooms and for work with real life situations and  act as learning laboratories, giving students valuable exposure to the  role and functions, responsibilities, challenges and opportunities of professional social workers in the contemporary society.


Ramavarmapuram Road
Thrissur 09
Kerala, India

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