Social Work

Social Work



Social service is the government services provided for the benefit of the community, such as education, medical care, and housing.
Social services are a range of public services provided by government, private, and non-profit organizations. These public services aim to create more effective organizations, build stronger communities, and promote equality and opportunity.
Social services include the benefits and facilities such as education, food subsidies, health care, police, fire service, job training and subsidized housing, adoption, community management, policy research, and lobbying.




  • Hard Work
  • Empathetic
  • Flexible outlook
  • Emotional Stability
  • Fairly down to earth
  • Judgmental approach
  • Patience & Dedication
  • Sensitivity & Objectivity
  • Good Listener & supportive
  • Compassion for the underprivileged
  • Good Inter personal communication
  • Objectivity regarding ‘right’ and ‘wrong’




  • 10+2 any stream
  • The minimum requirement for a professional position in this field is- Bachelor's degree in Social work (B.S.W. / B.A) - 3 year course.
  • A graduate in any discipline can join for the Masters Degree course in Social work (M.S.W. / M.A) which is of 2 year duration.




Professionally, Social workers may be classified as three types-


  • Macro-: Deal with Social work nationally and internationally, by making policies and sponsorships
  • Mesco-: They handle social work with small organizations
  • Micro-: They work with individuals and families.


Some of the work areas of Social workers may include:


  • Clinical Social Work
  • School Social Work
  • Psychiatric Social Work
  • Criminology and Correctional Social Work
  • Medical Social Work
  • Community Organization
  • Research
  • Industrial Social Work


Opportunities Abroad


They may choose to join international NGOs like Amnesty International, Oxfam and Green Peace etc. In many countries like UK, Northern Island, Scotland one should register with their governing body (GSCC in UK) to take up the career of a social worker.




Cluster Innovation Centre, University of Delhi


  • Course: B.A. (Honors) Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility: 10+2 any stream
  • Selection Process: Entrance.


Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)- Tuljapur Campus


  • Course: B.A. (hons) in Social Science with specialization in Rural Development
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility: 10+2 any stream
  • Selection Process : TISS BAT Entrance Exam 




-will be a 60 minute test with multiple choice questions on current affairs, social awareness and logical and analytical reasoning, carrying 60 marks.




-will be a written test with a set of descriptive questions in English. Candidate is expected to write two short answers in 30 minutes carrying 40 marks. It is compulsory for the candidates to attempt both the parts and make sure that they qualify in both the modes.


IIT, Madras


  • Course: Integrated M.A. in Development Studies
  • Duration: 5 Years
  • Selection Process : HSEE (The Humanities and Social Sciences) Entrance Exam


Exam Pattern


HSEE-2019 has two parts: Part I and Part II.


Syllabus for Part I consists of English (25% marks of Part I), Analytical and Quantitative Ability (25% marks of Part I), and General Studies (in four sub-parts; 50% marks of Part I).
Part II involves essay writing.


Jamia Millia Islamia: Faculty of Social Sciences, New Delhi 


  • Course: B.A. (Hons) Social Work
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with more than 50% marks
  • Selection Process  Entrance Test


University of Delhi, Delhi


  • Course: B.A (Hons) Social Work
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility: 10+2
  • Selection Process: Admission will be done on Merit basis.


Some Colleges under Delhi University


  • Aditi Mahavidyalaya (W)
  • Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College


Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh


  • Course: B.S.W.
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility: 10+2
  • Selection Process : Written test + group Discussion + Interview 


National Institute of Social Work and Social Sciences (NISWASS), Bhubaneswar


  • Course: B.S.W.
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility: 12th Passed
  • Selection Process: Admission will be done on Merit basis.


College of Social Work, Mumbai


  • Course- B.S.W.
  • Duration: 3 Year
  • Eligibility: 10+2
  • Selection Process: Admission will be done on Merit basis.


Madras School of Social Work, Madras


  • Course: B.S.W.
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility: 12th Passed with any stream
  • Selection Process: Admission will be done on Merit basis.



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