School of Social Work

UG ProgrammesNo.of semestersTotal seats
Bachelor of Social Work (Aided)624
Bachelor of Social Work (Self Financing)640
Research & PG ProgrammesNo.of semestersTotal seats
Master of Social Work (MSW)430
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) - Social Work210
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Social Work--
Bachelor of Social Work

The School of Social Work at Marian was started in 2002 and within a short span of time, has emerged as one of the leading schools of social work in India. School of Social Work is offering a full time BSW (Bachelor of Social Work) course with six semesters from the academic year 2013-2014. The programme is offered under the Choice Based Course Credit Semester System and Grading of MG University Kottayam. Besides the core courses the programme includes field work and complementary courses in all semesters. Language courses and choice based courses are offered during the first year and final year respectively.

Beyond an academic degree, BSW provides opportunity for the students to develop interpersonal skills, self-esteem and human values and mould them as responsible citizens. The programme aims to mould socially committed and professionally competent young social workers. Social Workers are highly demanded in different settings including non-governmental organizations, hospitals and special clinics, counselling centres, schools, research organizations and industries. Completion of this programme will enable students to grab opportunities in India as well as in foreign countries like Australia, Canada, UK, New Zealand and USA. School of Social Work at Marian College offers adjunct programmes and competency trainings such as online courses of foreign universities, international placements and short term courses in social work competencies at the end of the third year.

Master of Social Work

School of Social Work at Marian College Kuttikkanam offers a full time MSW (Master of Social Work) course with four semesters. The programme offers the following specializations in the second year (third and fourth semesters).

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) - Social Work

The M.Phil. Program in Social Work aims to develop the candidate's qualifications in Social Work Practice that requires an advanced degree of scientific expertise. The programme prepares students to acquire advanced knowledge in the profession and relevant experience in the field/settings with client populations. The most important element of the programme is a small scale independent piece of research achieving a sufficient scientific standard. Students acquire substantive knowledge and skills that inform effective social work practice and advance scholarship in social welfare for the promotion of social and economic justice.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Social Work

The School of Social Work has academic tie-ups with research universities like University of Utah, USA and University of Texas, Arlington, USA. The Ph.D program was started in the year 2009. The Syndicate of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam recognized the School Of Social Work, Marian College Kuttikanam as its Research Centre in Social Work with the intake capacity of 15 students.

The program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy in Social Sciences (Social Work) is designed primarily for those preparing for leadership positions in teaching, research, administration and planning, policy analysis, and clinical practice in the social work field. The scholars can take up either full time or part time Ph.D.

    BSW
    Eligibility for BSW Admission
      • Candidates shall be required to have passed Plus Two or equivalent examination or an examination recognised by this University as equivalent thereto.
    Procedure for BSW Admission
      • Total marks obtained in the qualifying examination less handicap marks plus the marks obtained for optional concerned at the qualifying examination plus a subject weightage of 50 marks in the case of those who have taken the subject for Sociology/ Social Work/Gandhian Studies at the qualifying examination plus bonus marks if any.
    MSW
    Eligibility for MSW Admission
      • Graduation with not less than CGPA of 1.8 out of 4 in the Core Group (Core + Open + Complementary).
      • OR
      • Graduation with not less than CCPA of 4.5 out of 10.00 in the Core Group (Core + Open + Complementary).
      • OR
      • Graduation with not less than 45% marks in the Part III subjects (Main/Core + Subsidiaries/Complementaries).
    Procedure for MSW Admission
    1. Selection of the students is made on the basis of merit list prepared and published. The merit mark will be the cumulative score of the following.
      • Entrance Examination: The candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria will be called for entrance examination conducted by the College consisting of objective type questions on Verbal Ability, Reasoning Ability, Vocabulary and language proficiency in English and General Knowledge. Maximum marks allotted to the objective type test are 50 marks.
      • Group Discussion and Interview: The candidates who clear the Entrance Examination will be called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Maximum marks allotted to Group Discussion are 50 marks and for Personal Interview 50 marks.
      • Final Selection: Selection for the course will be on the basis of the marks scored in Entrance Examination, Group Discussion and Personal interview.
    2. The final rank list will be prepared out of 150.
    M.Phil
    Eligibility for M.Phil Admission
      • Postgraduate Degree in Social Work from Mahatma Gandhi University or any other Universities recognized by Mahatma Gandhi University with an aggregate of 55% (or CGPA of 2.5) SEBC and OEC candidates will be given a relaxation of 3% and 5 % respectively in the prescribed minimum marks.
    Procedure for M.Phil Admission
    1. Entrance Examination: The candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria will be called for entrance examination conducted by the College consisting of objective type questions on Verbal Ability, Reasoning Ability, Vocabulary and language proficiency in English and General Knowledge. Maximum marks allotted to the objective type test are 50 marks.
    2. Group Discussion and Interview: The candidates who clear the Entrance Examination will be called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Maximum marks allotted to Group Discussion are 50 marks and for Personal Interview 50 marks.
    3. Final Selection: Selection for the course will be on the basis of the marks scored in Entrance Examination, Group Discussion and Personal interview. The final rank list will be prepared out of 150.

    Instructions
    • Only online applications will be accepted. Application fee should be remitted online.
    • Students who have already submitted the enquiry form must also fill the online application.
    • Application fee is Rs 400/- (Rs 200/- for SC/ST candidates).
    • Single application is sufficient for all UG programmes.
    • Single application is sufficient for any 3 PG programmes.
    • Application fee once remitted shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
    • Admission to management seats will be made by the Management. Interested students can apply. Rs 500 extra.
    • Candidates applying under management/community quota have to download an additional form after registration. The form has to be filled and submitted to the college office.
    • Age proof (10th Matriculation Certificate), Proof of eligibility certificates for bonus marks must be uploaded.
    • Candidates awaiting results of the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply. However, admission process can be completed only after the submission of result of the qualifying examination.
  • NSS State Award - 1
  • University Award for Best Female NSS Volunteer - 1
  • Best Social Worker Award by ICSW - 2
  • NET/JRF Qualified - 5
  • International Placements -40
  • MSW Student Placements -2011-2016 - 100%
  1. Academic Qualifications
    • PhD holders : 4
    • PhD pursuing : 3
    • M Phil qualified : 2
    • NET qualified : 7
    • IJRF Holders : 3
  2. Fulbright Resident Scholar -1 (12 January 2016-31 May 2016)

  3. International Visiting Faculty-2011-2016 - 5

  4. Doctoral Research Centre
    • Approved Guides - 3
    • PhD Scholars registered - 9 (JRF Holders -2)
    • Pre-PhD Program (M Phil) - 8+3=11 students
  5. Field Action Projects- Social Labs
    • DARE - De-addiction
    • Childline-Idukki - Child Care and Protection Services
    • Campus Community Partnership (CCP) - Strengthening Local Governance & Development
    • CREST – Services in the field of Disability
  6. Publications- 2011-2016
    • Journals/books - 52
    • Paper Presentations - 47
  7. Research/Consultancy Projects - 2011-2016
    • Completed - 5
    • Ongoing - 4
  8. Conferences/Seminars/Workshops organized - 2011-2016
    • International - 1
    • National - 5
  9. Networking/Collaborations- (MoU signed)
    • International - 4
    • National/State - 5
Social Work PhD Scholars Details
Sl. No. Name Enrolled Date Topic Supervisor
1 Ajesh P. Joseph 15-07-2013 Land Alienation and Displacement of Tribes in Western Ghats Dr Cherian P. Kurien
2 Princy T. Sebastian 15-07-2013 Marital Quality and Family Functioning among young Couples in Idukki: Implications for Social Work Intervention Dr Cherian P. Kurien
3 Anju Kunjunju 20-12-2013 To the Challenges of Families of Migrant Labourers in Ernakulam District Dr Cherian P. Kurien
4 Alex J. Vellappally 20-12-2013 Determinants of Sobriety and Quality of Life: A critical reading in to the life stories of persons recovered from alcohol use disorder Dr Cherian P. Kurien
5 Rashmi Nair 20-12-2013 Social Work Practice in Working Against Child Abuse Dr Cherian P. Kurien
6 Renjini Jose 28-11-2014 Women Construction Workers and Rights Dr Cherian P. Kurien
7 Sobha Jose 03-12-2015 Coastal regulatory Zone (CRZ) Act and its Impact on the Sustainable Development of Coastal Communities of Kerala Dr Cherian P. Kurien
8 Mayamol T.R 15-06-2011 Social Etiology, Manifestations, Consequences And Management Of Emerging Infectious Diseases(A Study With Reference To North Kerala) Dr Jose Antony
9 Seena Abraham 15-06-2011 Social work intervention for Quality of Life ? A Pre- Post Analysis with Psoriasis Patients in Central Kerala Dr Jose Antony
BSW
Fr Robin Pendanath, 9961303053
Office: 04869-232203, 232654, +919447083311, admission@mariancollege.org
MSW
Fr Robin Pendanath, 9961303053
Office: 04869-232203, 232654, +919447083311, admission@mariancollege.org
M.Phil. & Ph.D
Dr Cherian P Kurien, 94468 60733
Office: 04869-232203, 232654, +919447083311, admission@mariancollege.org