Alva's College, Moodbidri

M.S.W – Master of Social Work

msw2016-17Department of Post Graduate Studies in Social Work (MSW) started in the academic year 2000- 2001. The department is focusing on social work post graduate course (MSW) to make student self reliant and to prepare them for professional practice in the field and to mould the overall personality of the student. The department of PG studies in social work seeks to develop competent specialized social work practitioners who can integrate the knowledge, values and skills of social work in order to enhance the social functioning of individuals, group and communities. This department is committed to excellence in teaching and to integrate practice to facilitate community and students as well.


  • To prepare committed social workers to work for social justice and influence peoples’ lives by imparting six core values of social work such as Service, Social Justice, Dignity and Worth of the Person, Human Relationships, Integrity and Competence.
  • Help to articulate students on suitability for social work as a career option including the delineation ofv their personal values, ideological perspectives and develop appetite to working for the needy.
  • To make students to explore the knowledge, skills, values and ethics of social work profession. To understand the students more about themselves in regard to social work practice and make them to choose specialized areas of profession.
  • To prepare students to understand the social context within which they live and work for and provide social service for social change.
  • To prepare the students to gain a basic understanding and knowledge about the nature of social work practice and work with individuals, groups, families and communities.

Course Duration: 2 Years (4 Semesters)

Specializations Offered:

  • Personnel Management and HRD
  • Medical and Psychiatric Social Work
  • Community Development

Eligibility: The Candidates shall have passed any Bachelor Degree Examination from Mangalore University or any other University considered as equivalent there to are eligible for the programme provided they have secured a minimum of 45% (40% for SC/ ST/ Category – I ) marks in optional subjects.

-: Features of the programme :-

Regular Activities

·         Pre-course Orientation

·         Exposure Visits to various settings

·         Minor Project Work

·         National Level Annual Seminar

·         Summer Placement

·         Guest Lectures & Workshops

·         Intensive field based training  programmes

·         Annual community Camp

·         Regular Fieldwork Conference

Extension Activities

·         HIV Project from1 December 2004

·         Save the Girl Child Campaign from 24  September 2005

·         Alva’s Special School from 15 August      2008

·         Hosangady Village Development    Programme from July 2008

·         Counseling Centre from August 2013


Additional Inputs

·         Coaching on NET/SLET

·         Certificate Course in Counseling

Consultation Services

·         Career Guidance

·         Counseling

Students Forum

1.       HRM Forum              2. Medical & Psychiatric Forum                 3. Community Development Forum

-: Career Ahead :-

Human Resource  Management Field

(Both in Government & Private Sectors)

 Medical and Psychiatric Field

(Both in Government & Private Sectors)

Community Development Field

(Both in Government & Private Sectors)
·         HR Executive

·         HR Assistant

·         HR Manager

·         HR/Administrative Officer

·         HR/Asst. Administrative officer

·         HR- Officer

·         HR/Executive Trainee

·         Personnel Officer

·         Project Coordinators

·         HR Consultants

·         Recruitment Officer

·         Public Relation Officers

·         HR Trainer- T&D

·         Personnel Manager

·         Job Consultants

·         Welfare Officers

·         HR Research Assistant

·         Labour Welfare Officer

·         Asst Welfare Officer

·         I R Officer

·         Lecturer/teaching faculty

·        Research Assistant

·         Public Relation Officers

·         Student Welfare Officer

·         Medical Social Worker

·         Psychiatric Social Worker

·         School Social Worker

·         Community Social Worker

·         Public Relation Officer

·         Welfare Officer in Jail

·         Probationary  Officer in correctional settings

·         Community Health Social Worker

·         Counselor in VCTC /ICTC centre

·         Training Coordinator

·         Vocational Rehabilitation

·         School Social Worker/Counselor; In Short Stay Home, Child Guidance Clinics, Family Guidance Clinics, Mental and Social Rehabilitation Centre

·         Village Health Workers

·         Support Programme Officer

·         Clinical Social Worker

·         Family Counselor

·         Lecturer/teaching faculty

·         Research Assistant

·         Project Managers/Coordinators

·         Project Directors

·         Programme Officer

·         Programme coordinators

·         Community Mobilizer/Organiser

·         Urban Planning Officer

·         Project evaluators

·         Community Development Officer

·         Panchayat Development Officer

·         PRA Trainers

·         Project Coordinators

·         Project Writers/Promoters

·         Community Social Worker

·         Research Officer

·         Social Scientist

·         Fund Raiser/Mobilzer/Consultant

·         CSR Managers

·         Human Right/Social Activist

·         Social Development Officer

·         Rural Development Officer

·         Social Welfare Officer

·         Extension Officer

·         Lecturer/teaching faculty

-: Academic Achievers :-


Name of the Students


2004-2005 Miss. Shalini K.V III
2008-2009 Miss. Early Reen Kharpuri III



Mr.  Rayan Charles Matais I
Miss.  Renita Reshma II
Mr.  Jolly E.J IV
2010-2011 Miss. Suchetha V
2011-2012 Mr. Ravindra Jain II


Miss.Sangeetha Hegde II
Miss. Rathi V
2013-2014 Mr.Mahesh Kumar I
Miss. Veena V



Miss Anupa




Alumni Association: A strong network of aluminise consisting of 637 members actively functioning in India and abroad.


Teaching Faculties:

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Name Designation Specialization Qualification


1 Dr. Kurian Principal CD M.S.W., M.Phil, Ph.D. 16 years
2 Dr. Ravichandran Nair K. Professor & Head HR M.S.W., Ph.D. 15
2 Mrs. Shirley T. Babu Professor CD M.S.W., L.L.B., M.Phil, NET,(Ph.D.) 15
3 Dr. Madhumala K. Associate Professor CD M.S.W., M.Phil., Ph.D. 14
4 Mrs. Mukambika G.S. Associate Professor MPSW M.S.W., M.B.A., M.Phil.,


5 Mr. Krishnamoorthy B. Associate Professor HR M.S.W., M.Phil. & NET 12
6 Mrs. Savitha Assistant Professor MPSW M.S.W., M.Phil., (PhD) 09


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Contact details:

PG Office: 08258-236385

Dr. Kurian (Principal): 9740668967

Dr. Ravichandran Nair (Coordinator): 9164943875

Prof. Shirley T. Babu: 9841022705

Prof. Mukambika G.S.: 9449822455

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