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శ్రీ పద్మావతి మహిళా విశ్వవిద్యాలయం
(Women's University, Tirupati-517502)
Andhra Pradesh, India
Accredited with 'A' Grade by NAAC


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    Social work is a human service and practice profession, which relates to a wide and complex range of human situations, calling for a versatile practice perspective and skill-based competencies. The social work profession broadly works for equity. Social justice, harmony and peace, mainly directing its activities to support the quest of the marginalized groups to meet their needs. In the current expanding scenario of poverty, globalization and liberalization, the curriculum of social work is basically humanistic, reconstructionist, and academic.
     Master of Social Work post graduates have ample opportunities of job potentialities in human service professions and in Social welfare and development sectors. Such jobs include in the areas of Health and Mental health, women and child welfare, correctional institutions, welfare of the disabled, poverty alleviation projects, in rural and urban sectors, family counselling, HIV/AIDS control projects, child labour and street childr en projects, Personnel and labor welfare officers in industries, and in other national and international funded organizations viz., CSWB, APMAS, DFID, Care, ALLIANCE, UNICEF, CRY, USAID, ACTION AID, CASA, PLAN, WORLD BANK, CCF and SCF etc.
Course Name
Regular Seats
Payment Seats
Master's Course  in social Work (MSW)
2 Years
(4 Semesters)
Eligibility               :  Any Graduate – graduates with 45% aggregate in group for Arts and 50%  aggregate group for Science graduates. In a given class, among the  applicants, preference will be given to Social Work graduates
Courses Content  :   Foundation Course: Psycho-Social Bases for Social Work Practice.
Core Courses  :
  • History, Ideologies and Profession of Social Work.
  • Generalist Social Work Practice-Individuals and Groups.
  • Generalist Social Work Practice -Families-1 & II
  • Social Work Research and Statistics -1& 2
  • Social Work Practicum- A theoretical orientation 1 & 2.
  • Generalist Social Work practice-Communities.
  • Social Action & Social Legislation for Social Work Practice.
  • Social Policy, Planning and Social Welfare Administration.
      Specialization Courses:
  • Social Work with Families.
  • Rural, Urban and Tribal Community Development and Empowerment 1& 2
  • Social Work Practice in the Field of Health.
  • Social Work Practice with Children.
  • Social Work in the Field of Mental Health.
  • Institutional Building, Micro Finance and Livelihoods.
  • Management of Organizations and Projects
  • Dissertation.
       Optional Courses:
  • Disaster Management.
  • HIV/AIDS and Social Work Intervention.
  • Counselling Perspectives in Social Work Practice.
  • Gerentological Social Work.
Field Work Practicum
  • Observational Visits, Concurrent Field Work, Study Tour, Rural Camp, Field Work Seminars, Field Work Labs, Block Field Work.
Course Name
Regular Seats
Payment Seats
P.G. Diploma in Family Health and HIV/AIDS Couselling
( Self Financing, Full-time Course )
1 Year
(Full Time - Self Finance)
Eligibility                 :    Any Degree
Courses Content  :  The Course content includes Principles and Practice of Counseling; Family centered counseling, Health counseling and HIV/AIDS Counseling.
Practicals                :   Field work placements, submission of records and Viva- Voce.
    Certificate Course in Micro Finance aims at equipping students with the theoretical base and skills required to assess the credit needs of the poor and to analyze the formal and informal sources of credit and also the vital role played by microfinance institutions in poverty alleviation. There is wide scope in World Bank funded Micro finance projects at the state level and in non-governmental organizations working in the field of Social Welfare, Social development, Disaster Management, Help line projects etc.
Course Name
Regular Seats
Payment Seats
Certificate Course in Micro Finance
( Self Finance evening course )
3 Months
( Evening Course )
Eligibility                 :    Any Degree with 40% of Marks
Practicum               :    Micro Finance Practice Learning, Seminar, Project Report.
Courses Content   :    The Course content includes Principles and policies of Micro Finance; Practice Base for Micro Finance.
External Electives :
1) Disaster Management
2) HIV / AIDS & Social Work intervention
3)Counseling  perspectives in Social Work Practice
4) Gerontological Social Work

Research Programmes
The Department is actively involved in the Research Programmes on  various thrust areas. The following Research Programmes are being  offered by the Department on Full-time and Part-time basis by following  the UGC guidelines.
Research Programmes
Areas of Research
M.Phil and Ph.D.
Key Areas of Research
    • Child Mental Health
    • Women empowerment
    • Urban, Rural and Tribal Development,
    • Elderly
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Child Labour
    • Institution Building and Micro
    • Finance
    • Urban & Rural Poverty
    • Counselling
    • Family Dynamics
    • Social Problems
    • Health and Mental Health.  
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