Master of Social Work

Study Campus

Bengaluru City University, Central College Campus, Dr.BR.Ambedkar Veedhi, Bengaluru - 560001, Karnataka. Phone : (080) 2213 1385


The minimum qualification should be 10+2 with ‘pass’ result, with PUC/ISC/CBSE or an equivalent. And, a Bachelor's degree in any field.

Study Campus

Bengaluru City University Dr. Ambedkar Veedhi, Bengaluru- 560001, Karnataka. Phone : (080) 2213 1385

  • Overview
  • Faculty
  • Syllabus
  • Facilities
  • Industry Collaboration
  • Alumni

Social Work envisions creating men and women committed to promoting a Just and equal.  Society, being sensitive towards issues of gender, caste, class, religion, and weaker sections of the society by upholding basic rights of humans.

The mission of MSW program is to develop social workers whose work advances professional values, knowledge and skills through programs and policies that ensures promotion of human rights and social justice at the local, national and international level.

  • To sensitize students to the social, political, economic, and ecological environments of the society;
  • To enable students to become effective community organizers, business leaders and decision-makers to contribute to organizational effectiveness;
  • To facilitate the use of systems thinking among the students to evolve possibilities while addressing various personal and organizational challenges;

To develop a holistic perspective among students to respond to global challenges.

History of the department

Bengaluru City University since its inception has been known to lay equal emphasis on teaching and community outreach. The nature of engagement with the neighborhood included Vaccination services, Community welfare programmes. To further reiterate its commitment to community service, Department of Social work is offering Master’s program in Social Work was introduced with a view to cater to the emerging demand of Social Work professionals at the post graduate level. The Department of Social Work is actively involved in academic and field based practices, since its establishment (2018). It strives to work towards participative, inclusive and sustainable development. Dept. believes in promoting maximum human potentials, skill development, equal opportunity, justice, respect for diversity and anti-discriminatory environment within the society. The department endeavors to make: Globally competent, socially significant and locally relevant trained personnel. The function of Department covers four areas first, teaching which includes imparting academic degrees with the motto of providing education for sustainable development. The second is Practice which includes integrating the theory into practice by programmatic intervention and field laboratories. The third is research which includes students’ dissertation based on empirical work and evidence. The fourth area is extension covering field action projects.


• To be a nationally recognized Institution through quality teaching, excellence in Research, and to promote wholistic development of students in transforming society.


• To produce employable graduates of various levels with worthy moral and ethical characters with competent knowledge and skill base.
• To develop critical thinking and intellectual independence among students for enhancement of human understanding and the society.
• To encourage and support the creation and advancement of knowledge through research and development programmes.
• To let students, know the basics of research like, the technicalities of research writing, creative writing, research methodology and problem solving abilities.

Specializations offered

  • Medical and Psychiatric Social Work
  • Community Development
  • Human Resource Management

PG Programme Offered

Course Offered Duration Intake Eligibility
MSW 4 Semester (2Years) 60 Any Degree


As Department of Environment and Climate Change is the new department. Ist batch students For M.Sc (Environmental Science) admissions were done during in the academic year 2021- 22.

Sl.No Year Student Intake M.Sc (FAD) Students Admitted Results Rank Details
1 2021 30 16 100%
Name Designation Qualification Profile
Mr.ElangoStanlius Guest Faculty & Coordinator M.S.W View Profile
Dr.VenkateshaMurthy.S Guest Faculty M.S.W.,M.PhIl., Ph.D View Profile
Dr.Chandrashekhara H.R Guest Faculty M.S.W., Ph.D View Profile
Dr.NisargaPriya T S Guest Faculty M.S.W., Ph.D View Profile
Dr.Sachin BS Guest Faculty M.S.W., Ph.D View Profile
Mr.Manpj HR Guest Faculty M.S.W., JRF-NET View Profile
Dr.Mohan Kumar Guest Faculty M.S.W., Ph.D View Profile

Postgraduate Syllabus

MSW - Syllabus

Time Table


There are over a thousand books in the library, where the students can get access to a wide range of books beyond their syllabus. It also houses multiple newspapers, magazines and journals in the domain. The students also get access to reference materials for competitive exams like UGC NET, SLET etc.

Industry Visits

  • KHPT- Karnataka Health Promotion Trust
  • CRT- Child Rights Trust
  • Sama Foundation
  • Kushi Foundation
  • Makala Jagruthi
  • Care
  • Karnataka Slum Janadolana
  • Kern – LiebersTumkur
  • Mithra
  • Loyala college

Special Lectures

  • Special lecture on Right to information Act-
  • Special lecture on Human rights day
  • Special lecture on Cancer
  • Special lecture on HIV
  • Special lecture leprosy
  • Karna H R training
  • Special lecture on Tobacco
  • Vaccination drive
  • Symposium with collaboration of Yuvaka Sangha


Arrangement with industry/institutions for internship/training/educational visits. The department is actively connected with the following NGOs/Companies/Government bodies for various levels of Training.

  1. Spandana Hospital
  2. District Hospital, Chikabellapura
  3. Primary Health Care Centre, Rajaji Nagar,
  4. John’s Medical College Hospital
  5. Kushi foundation
  6. GASS, Doddabelapur
  7. HCG, Hospital (MS Ramaiah Cancer Care Centre)
  8. Sama Foundation
  9. Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled
  10. HCG, Sampangiram Nagar
  11. Association for Promoting Social Action
  12. Women’s Voice
  13. CARE, Shanthinagar
  14. Sumanahalli Society
  15. Kewaunee Labway India Pvt. Ltd
  16. Dasappa Urban Primary Health Centre
  17. Jeevasarthakathe (Transplant Authority of Karnataka)
  18. BOSCO Yuvodaya
  19. Spastic Society
  20. Victoria Hospital
  21. SumangaliSevashrama
  22. Miltec Machinery Pvt. Ltd
  23. SEG Automotive Pvt. Ltd
  24. IFB Automotive Pvt. Ltd
  25. Aquarelle India Pvt. Ltd
  26. International Justice Mission
  27. World Vision
  28. BIRDS
  29. Need Based India
  30. NirashitharaParihara Kendra (NPK)
  31. Servodaya Service Society
  32. Mobility India
  33. Child Rights Trust
  34. Indian Social Institute
  35. Kshema Foundation
  36. TREDA
  37. AWAKE
  38. Nemmadi
  39. Sparsha
  40. ShishuManditra
  41. BIAL
  42. Women and Child Development Department
  43. ICDSS
  44. Abaya Foundation(Hydarabad)
  45. Ambedkar Association of North America
  46. Youth Empowered in Action for Humanity
  47. E QUAD
  48. Karnataka Association of Professional Social Workers
  49. National Institute of Personal Managmengt
  50. Ajax Pvt. Ltd
  51. KADABAMS, Bengaluru
  53. Joseph’s Arts and Science College
  54. Kern Leber
  55. Selcomp, Kanchipuram
  56. Mtra Organization Chennai
  57. Loyala College, Nungambakkam
  58. Schizophrenia Research Center, Nungambakkam, Chennai



Workshop on “Research Methodology”.

Student projects


  • Bhagyalakshmi Makam, has qualified KSET and is now working as a Guest faculty in GFGC, Frazer town
  • Pruthvi D, has qualified UGC NET working as an Asst. Professor in Seshadripuram College
  • Srinivas R, working as a lecturer in Yadava Degree College
  • Sameera Gowda M N, working as an Office Assistant in the Rural Development & Panchayat Raj
  • Shredha Narayanan, working as a Content Writer InSnap Technologies
  • Bharath GC, has qualified UGC NET and is now working as a Guest faculty in BCU
  • Durga Prasad, Hiranmayi Educational Institution, Faculty of English
  • Nitish Krishnamurthy, National Degree College, Faculty of English
  • Ajay P R, working in Product International team at MSI Services Pvt Ltd
  • Sridevi M V, working at Seshadaripuam College, Faculty of English