The Master in Social work programme was introduced in 2014 affiliated to the Goa University. The four semester post graduate programme in Social Work leading to the degree of Master of Social Work (MSW) aims at training students to plan and execute an extensive range of social services and social welfare activities.

An innovative blend of theory, fieldwork and research is designed to provide the students with a variety of skills to enable them to be active social workers in the field themselves, to set up and manage social work organizations of their own, or to find employment with various national and international agencies.

In pursuance of these goals, great emphasis is placed on exposing the students to the philosophy and methodology of social work, its sociological and psychological underpinnings, and practical experience in scientific research in this field.

For this course students should mandatorily attend a 10 day rural camp and should perform 15 hours of field work per week.

Number of seats: 30 seats.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduation in any stream with 50% in aggregate
  • Provisional Admission: Applicants who have not yet obtained their Bachelor’s Degree also may apply for admission. Such admission will be offered on provisional admission until they furnish evidence for fulfilling the eligibility criterion.
  • Candidates must appear for a group discussion and personal interview.

Number of students for academic year 2016-17

FY MSW- 19
SY MSW- 15

 Master of Social Work First Year Field Work Placement July 2016- March 2017

Sr.No. Field Work Agency Number of Students Placed
1. Disha Special School under Disha Charitable trust,Panaji 02
2. VHAG 02
3. Hamara School 02
4. Divya Gyan, Cancona 01
5. Traffic Cell 01
6. Lokvishwas Special School,Ponda 02
7. Sanjay Special School- Porvorim 02
8. Konkan Development society 04
9. Life Line Foundation,Panaji 01
10. Sahas 01
11. PHC Sanquelim 01
                                  Total Students                        19   

 Master of Social Work Second Year Field Work Placement July- November 2016

Specialization: Children Family and Youth

Sr.No. Field Work Agency Number of Students Placed
01 MMBS 01
02 Sanjay Special School,Porvorim 01
03 District Hospital Mapusa 01
04 Central Jail Colvale 01
05 Sahas 01
06 Stepping Stones 01
07 Life Line- Panaji 01
                                    Total Students 07

 Master of Social Work Second Year Field Work Placement July- November 2016      

Specialization: Health and Development

Sr.No. Field Work Agency Number of the Students Placed
01 Cooj,Bastora 01
02 Central Jail Colval 01
03 VHAG 01
04 PHC Dharbandora 01
05 PHC,Bicholim 02
06 PHC Bali 01
07 PHC Ponda 01
                                 Total Students 08


23/7/2016 Workshop on waste management
2/8/2016 National seminar on women and children’s Right
13/08/2016 Talk on basic first aid
3/10/2016 Peoples BRICS Summit
14/10/2016 Visit to central Jail
1st December Participated  in World’s  Aids day Organized by GSACS
19th Jan  Training on PRA
23rd Jan Awareness of traffic rules- Road Safety


8/8/2016 Talk on prisoners rights By  Lida Jaoa
9/8/2016 On talk on “ Sexual harassment of women at work place  ” By placement cel conducted by Ms. Vasudha Sawaiker
13/8/2016 Basic First Aid Jovito Lopes
29/10/2016 Superstitions By ANNIS-Pune
19/1/2017  Training on PRA GPART
23/1/2017 Awareness of traffic rules- Road Safety By Traffic Cell Panjim


A one day field visit was organized by the department for all the students to Kudal- Maharashtra on 24th September 2016. The Students visited Bhagirat Prashtan & KONBAC


Department of Social Work has placed students within the Goa and Maharashtra state for Block Field Work as a part of curriculum. According to specialization Students were placed in following organization for the same for 30 days w.e.f 25th January to 24th February, 2017.

Sr.No. Name of the Organization Number of students
1.        Amhi Amachya Arogasathi Dist-Gadchiroli 3
2.        Ashish Gram Rachna Trust Institute of Health Management – Aurangabad 2
3.        Khoj-Achalpur,Dist-  Amravati 2
4.        SEARCH -Gadchiroli 2
5.        Forbes Marshall (Social Initiative Department) Pune,Maharashtra 1
6.        SOS Village Pune ,Maharashtra 1
7.        Medical Mission Secular Institute –Sawantwadi,Maharashtra 1
8.        VHAG-Panaji,Goa 3


The rural camp is an annual feature of the Department and is an essential part of the Social Work curriculum and helps students to understand and analyze rural reality in India. 19 First year MSW students attended a 10 day Rural Practicum at Nagargao (Bramhakarmali) Sattari Taluka of Goa from 8th February to 17th February 2017