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Dr. M.G.R.
Educational And Research Institute
(Deemed to be University with Graded Autonomy Status)
Accredited by NAAC with 'A' Grade (CGPA 3.31 for 4 point scale)
(An ISO Certified Institution)
Maduravoyal Chennai - 600095. Tamilnadu, India.


Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W)

Department of social work

About the course

The Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W) course at Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institution is an undergraduate program designed for young minds with a social concern, who seek knowledge and train themselves to make a social change, after completing 12th standard. The three-year course is an intensive course with components of both theoretical & classroom knowledge and field practice. The course at Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institution is designed in a way that students are equally exposed to practical knowledge and field level exposure along with theoretical knowledge. Upon the end of the course, the students will be motivated and transitioned into a professional social worker.

Scope after the course:

Employment in civil society organizations, NGOs, Social workers, Medical and Psychiatric social workers, Welfare officers, Research Assistants, Community organizers, Fundraisers, Welfare workers, teachers etc.

Higher Studies:
The students who complete the course will be eligible and qualified to pursue their higher studies in Masters in Social Work, Public Administration, Development studies, Political Science, Law, Journalism, etc.

  • Candidates with a 55% aggregate in their qualifying exam, i.e 10+2 exam which they should have done from a recognized board are eligible.
  • 3 Years / 6 Semesters

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Education in the Field

Field study is an integral and essential component of the BSW curriculum. Students gain at least 300 hours of supervised social work practice in a professional curriculam in order to apply classroom learning in the field.

Major core Subjects

Paving the way for change

Skills required for a social worker

Areas of work


BSW at Dr. M.G.R

  • Challenging and empowering learning atmosphere
  • Professional training in Folk arts
  • Competitive skill developments
  • Self reflective assignments
  • Creative and critical seminar presentation
  • Imbibe universal human values and values of professional social work.
  • Inculcate an attitude of social responsibilities.
  • Orientation towards social work research and social action.

Benefits of studying Social Work

  • It's a Growing Field
  • You have a variety of opportunities
  • You can apply your core values to your work