Delhi School of Social Work, Delhi
Master of Social Work

Address: Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Delhi, 3 University Road, Delhi-110007

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About the Institute

The Department of Social Work (also known as the Delhi School of Social

Work) was established in 1946. It was then known as the National YWCA School of Social Work. In April 1961, the school was taken over by the University of Delhi, after which it has functioned as an Institute maintained by the University. In May 1979, it became a Postgraduate Department of Social Work of the Delhi University. In 1996 it completed 50 years of successful functioning. The UGC has recognised it as the Department of Special Assistance (DSA) since 1992. As a professional institution, the department aims to:
-Impart education and training in professional social work in order to develop qualified personnel in social welfare and allied fields.
-Develop knowledge, skills, attitude and values appropriate to the social work profession.
-Promote integration of theory and practice in the fields of social welfare and social policy.

-Provide interdisciplinary collaboration for better understanding of human problems, services and issues of social development.
The Department is well equipped with a library, audio-visual facilities, a Computer Laboratory and other infrastructure facilities. It has well qualified Faculty with a teacher student ratio of 1:8 that provides for greater interaction and discussion in smaller groups and study circles.

The department also runs a DSSW society. It aims at promotion of education, research, training and action in the field of social work and development. The society is running a few innovative projects like family counselling centre, daily unit, children’s library, legal literacy and AIDS awareness programmes.

A Placement cell was set up in 1994 to enable NGOs, funding agencies, industries, social service and welfare institutions, co-operatives, trusts and corporate charities, research organizations, UN agencies and others to recruit professionally trained social workers with sound theoretical base and skill based competencies.

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