Department of Social Work

About Department

The Department of  Social Work was established in 2012-13. Initially postgraduate programme in MSW was started. MSW course or Master of Social Work is a post-graduation course majoring in the field of social work. MSW course is imparted with a two-year duration, which is typically divided into four semesters. Aspirants can pursue MSW courses after completing a Bachelor degree in the relevant field. A career in social work is all about giving and helping others in need. From various NGOs (non-government organizations) across the nation to social development, a Master of Social Work (MSW) course provides comprehensive knowledge about the work put into the development of humanity and social welfare.  The Department of Social Work is actively involved in providing evidence-based, quality oriented social work education through most advanced and emerging domains of practice, research and field interventions. It has also engaged itself in strengthening social work practice, research and field projects. 


Guided by an authentic commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Indiana University School of Social Work is nationally and internationally recognized for educating leaders of tomorrow through community-engaged practice, research, and partnerships to positively impact individuals and society.  We prepare skilled and caring social work professionals to be critical thinkers and agents of positive change, through innovative social work education, impactful research and community collaborations. In all our work, we are committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, Indigeneity and anti-racism to achieve a more just and inclusive province and world. 

Social Work engages in teaching, research, community initiatives and other scholarly activity to promote social justice. To this end, we educate students and collaborate with others to advance change within the social work profession, social institutions, and the broader society.  


Connecting people, improving lives and creating social change for a just and inclusive province and world, through integrated and transformative social work education, research and community engagement Social Work is committed to building a socially just society, defined as one that upholds and validates the values of equality, diversity, inclusiveness, democracy, and concern for human welfare.  We manifest and advance curricula, scholarship, and culture that are congruent with these values. Social work is built upon a strong foundation of social justice advocacy, activism and a commitment to the worth and dignity of all. The mission of the Social Work program is to proudly contribute to the profession as leaders in our work for equity, justice and inclusion.

  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Indigenization and Anti-Racism
  • Advocacy & Social Justice
  • Collaboration & Community Engagement
  • Shared Commitment
  • Responsibility & Accountability
  • Respect, Trust and Compassion
  • Curiosity, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Innovation & Research


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Future Goals:

  • Create an inclusive learning and work environment that promotes diversity and excellence in research, teaching, and the training of social work professionals.
  • Partner with community service providers, advocates, and professionals across all disciplines to promote effective practices, programs, and policies that center and protect the dignity of individuals and their human rights.
  • Uphold ethical standards of competence, service, and integrity as applied locally, nationally, and globally.

 Job Profile For MSW 

After completing MSW course, aspirants can either pursue higher studies in the field of social work or can also opt for a job in the field of social work. Some popular job profiles that candidates can join after successfully completing their MSW course are listed below: 

Social Worker: A social worker provides appropriate resources, advice and support to individuals who are facing difficulties or problems in their personal/professional life. In other words, a social worker helps individuals cope with their monetary, emotional or social needs. 

Project Coordinator: A Project Coordinator help in planning, budgeting and monitoring process of a project undertaken by an NGO. Apart from this, a Project Coordinator also needs to ensure that the project undertaken is being conducted within the framework established and all documentation work is complete. A project coordinator also gets in touch with volunteers and ensures that the project is being completed as per timelines fixed for it. 

Professor/Assistant Professor: Candidates can also become educationists in the field of social work.


Program offered


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Duration semester/year



4 Semester