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The P.G. Department of Social Work (Disability and Empowerment) at Madras School of Social Work started in the academic year 2021, to fulfil the long-term vision of the institution to meet the needs of the society. MSSW took initiative and got approval of the syllabus from the academic council and University of Madras. After the recommendation of the commission headed by Dr Tamilarasan, (Head, Department of Social Work, University of Madras) the University of Madras has sanctioned 40 seats for the enrolment of students from any bachelor degree.
The course aims to create professional social workers who are specialized in addressing the needs of the differently-abled community in India and across the nations.

According to the estimation of WHO, globally, 1.5 percent of the population live with some form of disability, while over 80 percent of that share live in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. While India is home to over 1.36 billion residents, over 2.2 percent of this population endures some form of severe mental or physical disability which shows the huge demand in the area of Disability Social Work. Hence the department launched a two-year course with the aim of providing a strong theoretical knowledge and intense field level training that would help the students to understand the various challenges faced by the differently-abled people and equip themselves with the necessary tools and techniques to render professional support in the best manner. The department has taken initiative to affiliate the course with Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) to get more recognition for the professional Social Workers in the field of Disability.

Dr. C. Francis

Head of the Department,
P.G Department of Social Work- Disability & Empowerment

Courses Offered

The P.G. Department of Social Work (Disability and Empowerment) is established in the academic year of 2021 with the Affiliation of the University of Madras. The Commission from the University of Madras verified the facilities offered for the course and the Qualification of the Faculties and approved from the continuation of the course and sanctioned 40 admissions for each batch.

The creation of the department is an outcome of acknowledging the unique needs of the differently abled community and recognizing the growing scope of professional social workers in the area of disability and empowerment. The Course aims to equip the aspiring social workers to excel in the field and this is achieved through a perfect blend theoretical knowledge and filed exposure. MSSW is the 1st in South India and 2nd Institution in the country offering Master of Social Work in this unique specialization of Disability and Empowerment

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M.S.W. Disability & Empowerment (SF)

Dr. C. Francis

Head of the Department,
P.G Department of Social Work- Disability & Empowerment

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