MADRAS SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK, established in 1952, located in Chennai, South India, is an Autonomous Institution, NAAC accredited and affiliated to University of Madras.
Madras School of Social Work was founded by Mary Clubwala Jadhav under the auspices of Madras State Branch of the Indian Conference of Social Work (renamed the Indian Council of Social Welfare) and the Guild of Service (central).
The school is run under the aegis of the Society for Social Education and Research (SSER).
Madras School of Social Work is a member of the Association of Schools of Social Work in India and the Asia – Pacific Association of Social Work Education. The School is also affiliated to the International Association of Schools of Social Work.
The School is rated 3rd Best Social Work College in India and First in South India.
Vision and Mission
To be a global leader in education, research and intervention in social work and allied disciplines towards transforming the human potential into socially sensitive change agents for sustainable development.
MSSW will create outstanding professionals, who will provide transformational leadership in the community and workplace, through:
- An experiential transformative process of education and practice oriented pedagogy involving multi-disciplinary social sciences research.
- Implementing community outreach in our core competency areas, need and evidence based community practice interventions and delivering training and consultancy services to Corporate, Government and Civil Society Organizations.
- Playing an active role in advocacy and policy formulation and access to contemporary knowledge resources.
The College has a well-stocked library with around 13,000 books and several journals and periodicals. The Library is fully computerized and renders bar-coded services. Implementing the Selective Dissemination of Information system, the library offers excellent support for students to prepare their assignments and project reports. The Library also offers photocopying facility.
The College has a full-fledged computer center with multimedia computers, internet, and printer facilities. Subject to the rules for each course, students can make use of the centre for e-mail, internet browsing, word processing, creating presentations and data analysis. Students are also given basic orientation in use of Computers and Internet.
The College is fully equipped with audio-visual equipment to provide multimedia learning experience. Over Head Projectors, Multi media LCD Projectors, Video Camera and Video Players are available.
Two wheelers of students are permitted to be parked inside the Campus at earmarked locations against fees payable. Four wheelers of students or visitors are not permitted inside the Campus for any reason whatsoever due to inadequate parking facilities.
Hostel accommodation is granted based on the applications available in the office of the Hostel Warden. A student seeking hostel accommodation has to provide a joint undertaking along with the parent/guardian concerned, to respect the terms and conditions governing his/her conduct in the premises of the hostel as an inmate. All facilities externally sourced are restrictively provided depending on the circumstances prevalent. Hostel accommodation is provided strictly in accordance with the rules applicable to such hostellers.
All inmates of the hostel shall be the members of the hostel mess. Only Vegetarian food shall be served. Hostel Mess operation is outsourced and monthly Mess bill as per the agreed per day rate with the Mess Contractor is to be paid on completion of a month of mess operation or part thereof before the close of the ensuing month.
The following four University Grants Commission centres (UGC) function in the college to cater the needs of students:
- NET/SET Coaching Centre
- Network Resource Centre
- Equal Opportunity Centre
- Career Guidance and Counselling Centre