Hyderabad: Maulana Azad National Urdu University is a central university where the social work department offers a two-year Master of Social Work (MSW) programme. Within the ambit of social sciences, social work is regarded as a job-oriented discipline in the university system. For years, it has been seen that by the end of the course, students get through a good few job offers in governmental and non-governmental organizations. The fast-changing sector looks for competent social workers. In this backdrop, professional courses like MSW are also in high demand.
The blended curriculum of theory and practice is what makes social work more prominent among other traditional courses. MANUU social work alumni tell us that having studied social work through the Urdu medium, they got their due positions and thrived in the different fields of social work practice and competed with the social workers from the well-known social work institutions. The course curriculum, consisting of bi-weekly fieldwork, group interactions, skill-acquisition exercises, and theory classes, enables them to harness their professional abilities to empower marginalized and needy people while in the field. The teachers in the department are always available to engage students in meaningful activities across semesters. Besides theory classes and fieldwork components, there are so many other curricular and co-curricular activities happening, by the virtue of which students develop critical lenses and abilities to think and work innovatively.
The department urges that interested applicants with 45% marks in any Bachelor’s degree/equivalent with knowledge of Urdu at 10th, 12th or graduation level may apply for MSW. General admission guidelines can be referred to at this link. The last date for online applications for MSW is September 30th, 2021.
The second and fourth-semester students of MSW were placed for internships in twenty non-governmental organizations during this summer. SAFA Society (Hyderabad), Borderless World Foundation (Kashmir), ActionAid Association (Lucknow), CHETNA (Lucknow), Ashray Adhikar Abhiyan (New Delhi), EFRAH (New Delhi), KK Charitable Trust (a CSR of Yash Pakka, Faizabad), Pratham Education Foundation (Ranchi Chapter) Mithila Gram Vikas Parishad (Darbhanga), Bihar Grameen Jagrukta Abhiyan Samiti (Begu Sarai), Rehab India Foundation (Katihar), Creation Welfare Society (Muzaffarpur), Amanat Foundation (Kolkata) and UDAAN Society (Aligarh) are some of the worth mentioning organizations.