Degree Program

MSW – 2 Yrs.

  • Program Duration: 2 years
  • Award: Masters in Social Welfare (MSW) by University of Calcutta

Program Objective:

The Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management was set up in the year 1953 with the vision to create professionals to manage professional business organizations with an awareness of the social responsibility of business.

The name of the Institute itself suggests that the founding fathers felt the need to blend business management with social welfare through academic excellence. The focus at IISWBM has always been to create socially conscious professional managers and the Institute is among very few Institutes offering MSW programs in India.

After completing sixty years of promoting excellence in education it would like to renew its pledge by offering a postgraduate degree program in Social Welfare to meet the growing need for trained manpower, through value-based professional education for social work in different social spheres.

The MSW program is designed to provide students with a sound theoretical knowledge about social work, social welfare, laws, policies and the fields and domains of social work. It will develop knowledge of history and development of social work in India and abroad as well as current trends of social work practices.

It aims to develop skills in students for working with people and communities at different levels and network with other groups and professionals working in similar areas. The course will also emphasize an understanding of the relation between the State, its policies and laws and how these can be usefully deployed for ensuring human rights and entitlements.

The MSW Program will be delivered through classroom sessions, presentations, seminars as well as fieldwork based internship. The faculty is experienced in teaching, research, as well as practice.

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Choice-based optional specialization

Students will be required to choose any two areas of specialization from the list below to qualify for the degree –

  • Child & Family Welfare
  • Correctional Social Work
  • Community Organisation & Development Practice
  • Labour Welfare


To create through proper, systematic education, trained social work and social welfare professionals who can be employed by various governmental, inter-governmental and non-government organizations working in micro as well as in macro levels, locally, nationally or internationally.

Salient features of the MSW Programs

  • Classes will be held on five weekdays (10.30 am - 5.00 pm)
  • Summer internship and field work
  • Four semesters
  • Dual specialization

Head of the Department

Prof. Dr. Sudeepa Banerjee


Honours candidates or equivalent course (where honours is not available) from a recognised University, Graduate in any professional course (Engineering, etc.), LL.B (5 years) of a recognised University.

Final admission will be based on the qualification being approved by the University of Calcutta, India for admission to the Master’s Degree course in Social Welfare.

Course Structure