Certificate in Social Work

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
In Mumbai

Price on request

Important information

Typology Certificate
Location Mumbai
  • Certificate
  • Mumbai


Where and when

Starts Location
On request
TISS, P.O. Box 8313, Deonar, 400088, Maharashtra, India
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Starts On request
TISS, P.O. Box 8313, Deonar, 400088, Maharashtra, India
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

A Bachelor's Degree (under 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education), in any discipline and minimum age of 25 years. Priority would be given to those who are working in social work organisations.

Course programme

The part-time Certificate in Social Work programme is offered by the Centre for Life long Learning to those who cannot engage in full-time study in professional social work education. This course is also in response to the need for more front-line workers to work at direct service delivery levels in social welfare organisations. The daily duration of the classes will be from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m., Monday to Thursday, i .e, 4 days a week.

Course Outline:

Basic Courses (12 Credit Hours) (All Six)
- BC 1 Work with Individuals and Families
- BC 2 Work with Groups
- BC 3 Work with Communities
- BC 4 Social Development
- BC 5 Human Growth and Behaviour
- BC 6 Communication Skills for Effective Social Work Practice.

Optional Courses (4 Credit Hours) (Any Two)
- OC 1 Early Childhood Education
- OC 2 Youth and Development
- OC 3 Non-Formal Education
- OC 4 Gerontological Social Work
- OC 5 Working with Women

Field Work (6 Credit Hours)
Field work will cover a total of 180 hours at the beginning of the Second Semester as a one-month block. Students will be placed for field work in social welfare organisations and their work will be supervised, as far as possible, by the faculty of the Centre and the Institute.

Field Work Seminar
A one-week Field Work Seminar will be held during the Second Semester for orienting and exposing participants through various organisational visits to the scope, nature and implications of social work interventions being made.

There will be an examination at the end of each of the two semesters. Evaluation of students will be based on assignments, classroom participation, project work and performance in semester examinations.

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