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Dr M.V. Shetty College of Social work

Dr. M.V. Shetty College of Social Work was established in the year 1999. It is the second college to start Social Work education under Mangalore University. The college offers Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW).



To ensure excellence in social work education , training, research and to emerge as an unique centre for service to the society


  • To foster an atmosphere of intellectual discipline that facilitates teaching and learning process contributing towards improving the skills and knowledge base of the profession

  • To provide an environment for the holistic development of students through academic , co-curricular and outreach programmes  .

  • To prepare competent social work professionals who can meet the demands of the multicultural diverse population and support individuals capacity to address their own needs


Duration of the Programme & Eligibility:

The duration of the course is of Two Years (Four Semesters).

The eligibility for admission to the first semester (First Year) of the MSW degree programme is open to all candidates, who have passed Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, Science, Commerce, BBM, Law, HRD or any other Course conducted by the Mangalore University or its equivalent there to approved by Mangalore University with a minimum of 45% marks in optionals and 40% marks in the case of SC/ST candidates.



The annual intake for the course is 50 students, while selection of the candidates shall be on merit-cum-reservation on the basis of 50:50 weightage for marks in the entrance and qualifying examinations.


Structure & Course Content:

MSW being a professional course, the curriculum consists of theory classes, filed work/ practical training, rural camps, study tours, seminars, dissertation, block placement/ Internship etc.



There will be four theory papers in the I semester, five theory papers in the II & III semester and three theory papers in the IV semester.Each theory Paper shall carry a maximum of 100 marks out of which 30 marks shall be for internal assessment. The remaining 70 marks shall be for University examinations, which shall be conducted as per the rules and regulations prescribed by the university. The internal assessment of 30 marks shall be based on two compulsory tests. Test papers shall be set and evaluated by the concerned teachers and shall carry 20 marks. Assignment will be conducted by the concerned teacher for 10 marks.



The practicum consists of concurrent field work of 16 hours per week. A student shall be placed in community/organization to gain experience of working with people at individual, intra-group, community and organizational levels during the first two semesters and in a setting appropriate to their specialization during the last two semesters. The students work under the guidance of a faculty and agency supervisor.

The practicum of I & III semester includes orientation visits, II semester will have a rural camp of seven days, while the practicum of the IV Semester will include a study tour of seven days. At the end of the IV semester, the students will have to undergo block placement / Internship of four weeks.




The College offers three specializations. The students have to opt for anyone of the following three specializations.

  • Community Development (CD)

  • Medical and Psychiatric Social Work (MPSW)

  • Human Resource Management (HRM)


Research Project:

The research project is a compulsory paper which offers students an opportunity to plan a study, prepare research tools, collect data in the field, analyse the data, write up the project under the guidance of the faculty. A student shall select the research topic in the second semester itself in consultation with the faculty in charge of each specialization and report the same to the head of the institution in writing. Research Project will be assessed by the internal guide (30 marks) and by the external (70 marks) during IV semester.


A student must have 75% attendance in each subject and field work practicum to be eligible to attend to the University examination. The candidate, who does not satisfy the requirement of attendance, shall not be eligible to take the whole examination of the concerned semester.

Documents required for Admission

Following Original Certificates should be submitted at the time of Admission with one set of attested copy.

  • S.S.L.C. (10th)

  • Marks cards of the qualifying exam

  • Transfer certificate issued by the college

  • Character/conduct certificate issued by the College/School last studied

  • Provisional Pass Certificate.

  • Migration certificate issued by the University for students other than Mangalore University

  • Eligibility certificate from mangalore Uinversity for students who have completed their qualifying examinations outside Karnataka

  • Physical fitness certificate issued by the Government Medical Officer

  • Pass port size photograph

  • For students from Nepal: Nepalese citizenship certificate and date of birth in Indian Almanac (A.D.)

  • For students from other country: Pass port and student visa and date of birth in Indian Almanac.

Rules of the Management:

  • All admissions made are provisional and subject to approval by the University. If the University for any reason does not approve the admission at later stage, the Management is not responsible.

  • Any amount once paid to the College/Management/Trust shall not be refunded under any circumstances.

  • It is the duty of the candidates to obtain and submit the Eligibility Certificate but however, the college will render all assistance to get the certificates.

  • If any student, after admission, leaves the College/Course under any circumstances he/she shall pay the college fees for the remaining period of the course (Whole course)

  • All disputes arising with respect to the affairs of the College/Trust/Management shall be within the jurisdiction of Mangalore Court.

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