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.


Born in 1908 into a rich Parsi family, Mary Clubwala Jadhav was raised strictly in the traditional way by her mother who taught her the values of caring and sharing. In 1926, she was married to Mr. Nogi Clubwala who encouraged her to involve in social activities. In 1937, Mrs. Mary Clubwala was made as the honorary secretary of the Guild of Service. In 1942, with World War II raging Mrs. Clubwala founded the Indian Hospitality Committee and persuaded women from all communities and walks of life to join in the effort to organise mobile canteens, hospital visits, diversional therapy and entertainment programmes for the army men.The victorious 14th Army presented her a Japanese sword in appreciation of her tremendous efforts. Mrs. Mary Clubwala was called “the Darling of the Army” by General Cariappa! After the War, her focus was once again on the Guild of Service which put down roots for various projects like health centres, bakery units, an adoption centre, family assistance schemes, Meals on Wheels, rural development projects, a school for the deaf, to name just a few.

Mrs. Clubwala’s concern for destitute children was responsible for starting the Seva Samajam Boys’ Home and the Seva Samajam Girls’ Home in Adyar in 1950. In 1954, she helped get started, through the joint efforts of the Guild and the Madras Rotary Club, the Bala Vihar in Kilpauk, a school for mentally challenged children. Perhaps Mrs. Clubwala’s most significant contribution was establishing the Madras School of Social Work in 1952 as the fourth social work institution in India and the first institution in South India. She had been honoured by the International Council of Social Welfare with the “Outstanding Service Award” at Hague in 1972. She has also been awarded the “Padma Shri” by Government of India. On 6 th February 1975, she breathed her last in Bombay after a surgery to fight cancer. Condoling her death, Mrs. Indira Gandhi mentioned that India lost an eminent social worker.



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 competence areas, need and evidence based community practice interventions and delivering training & consultancy services to Corporate, Government and Civil Society Organizations.
  • Playing an active role in advocacy and policy formulation and access to contemporary knowledge resources.


  • To impart education in the fields of Professional Social Work, Human Resource and Psychology and other related social science disciplines.
  • To organize need based short-term courses and training programs for the student community field practitioners of Government and Non-Government sectors.
  • To undertake institutional and sponsored research studies on various social problems, social welfare and other issues of local, national and international concern and thereby to contribute to policy making.
  • To undertake community projects to empower the weaker sections marginalized groups in the neighborhood community and thereby to facilitate their sustainable growth, and to enhance student’s learning process.
  • To arrange lectures, seminars, conferences, symposia and discussions on problems of social interest.
  • To offer necessary consultation and guidance to the needy individuals and groups.
  • To establish a meaningful Institution Industry Community Interface and Co-ordination.
  • To encourage and bring out quality publications in the relevant fields.




PG Diploma in Human Resource Management

National Institutional Ranking - 49th Rank among college


NAAC Reaccreditation - 3rd Cycle - A Grade

iBoss Education Management System Google Classroom


Online Application / Attendance & Mark Entry


Renewed Vision Mission Statement UGC Refresher Course


Diamond Jubilee celebration

Commemorative Postal Cover Release

National Convention for Youth

Special Issue of the MSSW Journal

Release of MSSW History Vol 2

Photo Exhibition


BSW , B.Sc & M.Phil (Psychology) PG Dip in HR&IR

UGC –UOM Review Committee


M A Dev. Mgt. & M A in HR & OD Community College, UOM – MCJ Counselling Centre

NAAC Reaccreditation


Establishment of UGC Centres


MSW (Self-supported stream)






NAAC Accreditation


Golden Jubilee Year – MSSW M Sc Counselling & Guidance


International School for Management Studies


PhD in Social Work


M.Phil in Social Work NSS – TORC


PG Dip. in PMIR


M A in Social work Madras University affiliation


Diploma in Social Service Administration (DSSA)

Profile of the College

Name of the College Madras School of Social Work
Place Chennai
State Tamil Nadu
Affiliating University University of Madras
Status of the College Autonomous
Financial Category Grant-in-aid and Self-Financing
Type of College Co-Education
No. of Departments UG – 02; PG – 08; PG Diploma – 02 ; M.Phil – 02; Ph.D – 01
Year of Establishment 1952
UGC Recognition Yes
NAAC Accreditation ‘A+’ Grade
Location of the College Urban

We reach out to the unreached
Providing care and compassion
We touch the untouched
With love unmatched
We strive for excellence
In what we seek
Our lives we dedicate
To scale high peaks
So we shine
Bright like the radiant stars
Madras School of Social Work
Shine like the jewel that you are
So shine
Our Inspiration limitless
Our hearts fearless
Marching forward
With peace and hope
We strive for excellence
In what we seek
Our lives we dedicate
To scale high peaks
So we shine
Bright like the radiant stars
Madras School of Social Work
Light up the world with your fire
Bright like the radiant stars
Madras School of Social Work
Shine like the diamond you are
And shine

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The College has a well-stocked library with around 17,000 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.


Computer Centre

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 campus is fully wi-fi enabled.



The College is fully equipped with audio-visual equipment to provide multimedia learning experience. Most classrooms are equipped with LCD Projectors and Audio systems. A video conferencing facility is also available.


Vehicle Parking

Students are permitted to park their two-wheelers inside the Campus at earmarked locations. Four wheelers of students or visitors are not permitted inside the Campus for any reason whatsoever due to inadequate parking facilities.



Limited hostel facilities are available separately for men and women students. Preference will be given to students from outside Tamil Nadu. After securing admission in College, the student has to apply for Hostel separately in Application form available with the Hostel Warden. Admission in a course in college does not guarantee hostel admission. 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.


Mess / Canteen

A mess is available attached with the College Hostel. All inmates of the hostel shall be the members of the hostel mess. Only Vegetarian food is served. Day scholars can also have lunch in the mess. Apart from this a canteen is also available for the benefit of all students.




The Award is known as Mary Clubwala Jadhav Award for Humanitarian Service (MCJ Award). It comprises of a Cash Award of Rs 1,00,000/-, a Citation and a Certificate.


To encourage humanitarian service by recognizing outstanding contributions to social service by individuals or organizations. This year, the award is for humanitarian service rendered in the field of Human Trafficking in terms of rescuing and rehabilitating victims of trafficking


For Individuals:

  • He/She must be a citizen of India.
  • He/She should be above 35 years of age as on 1st January of the current year at the time of nomination.
  • He/She should have done extra-ordinary identifiable social service for the last FIVE years in the field of Human Trafficking in terms of rescuing and rehabilitating victims of trafficking.
  • The award will be conferred once in a lifetime

For Organizations:

  • Be registered under the Registration of Societies Act, 1860 or under corresponding State Act or any other appropriate Act for the last TEN years.
  • Have a properly constituted managing body with its powers and duties clearly defined in its constitution;
  • Should be a non-profit organization;
  • Should not have discriminated against any person or group of persons on the ground of sex, religion, caste or creed;
  • Have rendered extra-ordinary service in the field of Human Trafficking for the last FIVE years in terms of rescuing and rehabilitating victims of trafficking;
  • Should not have been conferred with this award earlier.


Any person can nominate an Individual or an Organization for the award. Self nominations are also welcome. The application form for MCJ Award is available on www.mssw.in. Nomination along with supporting documents must be sent on or before 20th February 2021 in the prescribed format as a hard copy to THE PRINCIPAL, MADRAS SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK, 32, CASA MAJOR ROAD, EGMORE, CHENNAI – 600008.


Selection Committee: A three member Committee headed by President – SSER will scrutinize all the nominations and make the final selection of the MCJ Award. The Selection Committee will be vested with powers to select suo-moto any candidate for being considered for the award.


Presentation of the award shall be made at a special online ceremony on 13thMarch 2021 (Saturday) during the annual MCJ Memorial Lecture. The award cheque and the citation may be collected any day from MSSW Campus after the ceremony.


Any correspondence with participants will be done through an email provided by the participant at time of filling the application form. For any queries, please send mail to the Dean, Dr. R Subashini at: rsubashini@mssw.in or call 9884045585.




All the regulations notified by UGC are followed in letter and spirit.

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