Social Work Courses in India


The one who loves charity works and would like to opt for them as the career option, Social work courses are the best option. Apart from the enthusiasm towards charity works, one must also have theoretical as well as practical knowledge of them.

Courses offered and the eligibility criteria:

The discipline is the umbrella term for several streams. Many studies come under the social works like abolition of child labor, women and legal literacy, psychiatric social works, rural development, tribal development services etc. The courses in the stream are designed fulfilling several requirements. Few give the overall view of social works where as few other detail regarding the measures for child development. Many programs are also offered with a specific stream of the discipline.

  • Certificate course in social work: passing in class 10 or equivalent
  • Certificate course in social work and criminal justice system: passing in 10+2 or equivalent
  • Certificate course in Abolition of child labor: passing in 10+2 or equivalent
  • Certificate course in AIDS and Family Education: passing in 10+2 or equivalent
  • Certificate in youth development work: passing in 10+2 or equivalent
  • Certificate in women and legal literacy: passing in 10+2 or equivalent
  • Diploma in HIV and family education: passing in 10+2 or equivalent
  • Diploma in Management of welfare and developmental services: Graduation or equivalent
  • Diploma in youth in development work: passing in 10+2 or equivalent
  • Diploma in Community Development: passing in 10+2 or equivalent
  • Diploma in Human Rights and Value Education: passing in 10+2 or equivalent
  • Diploma in women studies: passing in 10+2 or equivalent
  • Advanced Diploma in Community Development : Diploma in Community Development is the eligibility
  • Advanced Diploma in Human Rights and Value Education: Diploma in Human Rights and Value Education is the eligibility
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Labor Studies: Graduation in any discipline or equivalent
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Social work: Graduation in any discipline or equivalent
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Social work among Tribal: Graduation in any discipline or equivalent
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Social work and Rural Development: Graduation in any discipline or equivalent
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Women’s studies: Graduation in any discipline or equivalent
  • Bachelor of Social Work: passing in 10+2 or equivalent
  • B.A. (Hons.) in Social Work: passing in 10+2 or equivalent
  • B.A. (Gandhian social Work): passing in 10+2 or equivalent
  • M.A. (Social Work): Graduation in any discipline or equivalent
  • M.A. (Gandhian Studies): Graduation in any discipline or equivalent
  • M.A. (Extension Education and Rural Development): Graduation in any discipline or equivalent
  • M.A. (Extension Education and Social Work): Graduation in any discipline or equivalent
  • M.A. (Labor and Development): Graduation in any discipline or equivalent
  • M.A. (Holistic Child Development): Graduation in any discipline or equivalent
  • Master of Social Work: Graduation in any discipline or equivalent
  • M.Phil. (Social Work): Master’s Degree in related subject
  • M.Phil. (Tribal Studies): Master’s Degree in related subject
  • Ph.D. (Social Work): Master’s Degree in related subject
  • Ph.D. (Women’s Studies): Master’s Degree in related subject

Career prospect:

The graduates of the discipline can work in any of the following

  • Social Organizations
  • Correction cells
  • Human Rights Agencies
  • Old Age Homes
  • Counseling centers
  • Hospitals

The higher degrees help to work with any of the international organizations like UNICEF, WHO and UNESO or equivalent organizations.

Teaching in the related colleges is also good options. NET in the concerned subjects is the eligibility for lectureship.

The discipline as career provides satisfaction to the soul and pocket.

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