Masters in Social Work @NCAS


India Today Survey 2019 has ranked Department of Social Work as 33th among the TOP 36 (Total Colleges 436 in India) colleges offering Social Work in India in the year 2019,

  • Do you want to help others?
  • Are you a people person?
  • Are you committed to Social Justice?
  • You want to feel alive in the work you do
  • You’re compassionate
  • Do you want to reach out to the Unreached?
  • Do you want to make a Difference?
  • Do you want to Serve your Country?

Nazareth College of Arts and Science, Department of Social Work is your Destination

Social work is both a profession and a social science. It involves the application of social theory and research methods to study and improve the lives of people, groups, and societies. It incorporates and utilizes other social sciences as a means to improve the human condition and positively change society’s response to chronic problems. Transform lives and create lasting social change learning and working Beyond Boundaries at Nazareth.

@ NCAS, you’ll learn from passionate, engaged members of management who work towards a fairer world and follow the Motto “ Truth, Love and Faith” to reach out to the people around them and transform them into a better human being.

Prepare to join a sector which might see you assisting individuals/groups/communities with their personal problems, formulating and implementing social policies, participating in social research, or managing and developing programs to assist them.

1. A Profession in Demand
The social, cultural, and economic contextual frame of India is diverse with high heterogeneity of culture, language, religion and ethnic surroundings. Globalization has its connection and effects on individuals and their families, their various aspects of life, and their various roles. An effect of globalization results in deterioration/changes of individual roles, discrimination against vulnerable groups, etc. Professional social work practice involves the logical application of its principles, values, and skills so as to bring transformation in challenging situations of society and of individuals.

The present status of the impact of the “Pandemic of Corona Virus “ also calls for social work intervention addressing the need of women, elderly, disabled, minority groups, under-privileged children, individuals in conflict with law, and the poor.

2. UGC Frame Work of Social Work Education
Social work continues to be one of the fastest-growing contemporary professions today. In the year 2012, the college started the Post-Graduation in Social Work (MSW) with three specializations Community Development, Medical & Psychiatry, and Human Resource Management. The objective of the course is to empower the student community by bridging them with society and societal problems. The course duration of MSW is 2 years and One having qualities like- social and self-awareness, critical thinker, emotional concerned with society along with good communication skills can take up this course. The students are thoroughly groomed in terms of mindset, outlook and of course, knowledge. A stoic, assertive and transparent personality is what makes a complete and efficient social worker.

3. Hands-on Experience
The field practicum is an integral part of the Social Work degree program and offers you an opportunity to apply, test, develop and integrate your accumulated knowledge and skills. Fieldwork practicum is a closely supervised educational internship in a social work setting that provides planned opportunities to apply theory taught in class-work to actual situations, which, in turn, enhances classroom learning. The students are exposed to and are provided hand-on experience in working with individuals, groups and communities through, skill lab, rural camp, observation visits, a summer placement, specialization cased internships, block placement, tribal camp, Social action projects, etc. You will have the chance to choose from a range of organizations and will work under the guidance of a placement supervisor with additional direction provided by a faculty member.

4. The Nazareth Advantage
There are many advantages that come with Nazareth Colleges location being situated in Tiruvallur District, Avadi provides many interesting possibilities for fieldwork in diverse settings.

Our students have had fieldwork placements in a variety of organizations including:

  • TI Cycles
  • Murugappa Group
  • Ambattur Garments
  • HVF
  • Hyundai
  • Udavum Karangal
  • ICWO
  • World Vision India
  • International Justice Mission
  • The Ministro Foundation
  • Tamilnadu Slum Clearance Board
  • Primary Health Centres
  • Office of Municipal Commissioner
  • Stefford Hospital
  • Railway Hospital
  • The Banyan
  • Mrytle Network
  • Madras Medical Mission
  • CRY
  • YRG
  • Arunodhaya
  • Bala Vihar
  • NIMHANS (Bangalore)
  • Raju Hospital International Justice Mission
  • Karnataka State Welfare Board
  • Tamilnadu Differently abled Department

5. Gain Transferable Skills/ Skillsets Gained @Skill Lab
Prepare to join a sector which might see you assisting individuals with their personal problems, formulating and implementing social policies, participating in social research, or managing and developing programs to assist community groups, individuals, and families. MSW will transform you into a professional with the following skillset to address social issues, face the job market and be the change you wish to see in the world.

  • Self-awareness
  • Tolerance
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Understanding of human psychology
  • Effective communication skill
  • Leadership Skills
  • A developed sense of empathy
  • Active Listening skills
  • Critical thinking Skills
  • Research Skills
  • Persuasion
  • Ability to set boundaries
  • Ability to coordinate
  • Integrity
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Organizational Management
  • Conflict Management and Problem Solving
  • Change Management
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Multitasking Skill
  • Develop, Lead & Manage Teams
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior
  • Networking
  • Computer proficiency
  • Effective presentation
  • skills

6. A Sense of Accomplishment
By working with clients to resolve serious issues in their lives, social workers can have a positive impact not only on the individuals they serve but also on the community at large. This can provide a real sense of accomplishment and pride for those who dedicate their lives to this worthy cause. According to India Today Magazine, “Social work is a professional and academic discipline that seeks to improve the quality of life and well-being of the disadvantaged sections of the community”. According to Forbes Magazine, “Social work supervisors rank seventh on the list of most meaningful occupations. Pursuing this career path can provide added job satisfaction and a sense of purpose for social workers while allowing them to do the most good for their clients and for their communities”,

India Today Survey 2019 has ranked Department of Social Work as 33th among the TOP 36 Colleges offering Social Work in India in the year 2019

7. International Social work / GoAbroad:
Social work professionals increasingly find themselves working with diverse client systems, which require advanced levels of multicultural awareness. “International field placements expose students to different cultures and allow them to consider how they may begin to practice within diverse cultures as opposed to simply reading about these cultures in a textbook.” The exposure enhances their own learning experience and helps them to understand and appreciate the culture and way of life of the host country, turning them into global citizens. Nazareth College follows the “International Placement Partnership Model- IPPM” for Global Exposure.

The Social Work department has signed MoU with the following International Universities mentioned below for IPPM:

  • KDU University College, Malaysia
  • University of Malaysia, Sabah
  • Coburg Institute of Applied Sciences, Coburg, Germany
  • University of Bengkulu, Indonesia

8. Out Bound Training:

Outbound Training is a training intervention method for enhancing individual, team and organizational performance through the facilitation of adventure, outdoor and experiential learning activities.

The participants are engaged into outbound training activities that include outdoor, adventure and group development activities to create an immersive learning experience and to bring out the desired learning outcomes and behaviors. Achievement, performance and behaviors during outbound training games are reviewed through a process of discussion called debriefing, to identify behaviors that enhance performance or lead to failure or decreased performance.

9. Community Tool Box:
Community Tool Box is a group of social initiatives of Nazareth Institution started to inculcate Social Responsibility among the students of Nazareth and more so to increase continuous field exposure to students from the department. The students learn about community assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, advocacy, and other aspects of community practice. All the students enroll in the department are permanent volunteers of the community toolbox.

The Tool Box functions on these Pillars:

  • Advocating for Change
  • Learning a Skill
  • Assessing Community Needs
  • Social Action Projects
  • Promoting Social Innovation
  • Promoting Social Research
  • Creating Partnership

Community Tool Box Institutions:

10. Placements:
The department of social work has 100 % placement opportunity at Nazareth. All the students enrolled into the course are placed by the end of the semester in their respective specializations. A few students also find a place in our Community Box.

11. A Variety of Job Choices:
For this year and upcoming year, there is a huge number of jobs for MSW passed Candidates in Various Government as well as Private sectors like Banking, Railway, Defense, Marketing, Retail, Insurance, Media, Journalism, Finance, Advertising, Manufacturing, Construction and more.

Nazareth Divides social work jobs into three primary categories based on Specialization Offered:

Community Development Specialization:

  • Programme Associate
  • Business Development Manager
  • Education Counsellor
  • Telle Caller
  • Operations Co-Ordinator-Clinic, Hospitals, Nursing Homes
  • Programme Co-ordinator
  • Dispatch Manager
  • Assistant Director
  • District Consultant
  • Documentation and Communication Officer
  • Humanitarian Values and PMER Officer
  • Junior Research Fellow
  • National Secretary of Community Development Professor
  • Program Coordinator
  • Project Coordinator
  • Sub Regional Training Coordinator
  • Social worker in
    • Disaster Management Department
    • Gender Issues Associations or Groups
    • Human Rights Agencies
    • Natural Resources Management Companies

Medical & Psychiatric Social Work Specialization:

  • Grief Counsellor
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Clinics
  • Correction Cells
  • Counseling Centers
  • Education Sector
  • Health Industry
  • Hospitals
  • Mental Hospitals
  • Old Age Homes
  • Prisons

Human Resource Management Specialization:

  • Business Development Manager
  • Recruitment Executive
  • HR Recruiter
  • HR Assistant
  • Trainee HR
  • Assistant Manager- HR & Admin
  • Executive HR & ADMIN
  • HR Officer
  • Labour Welfare Officer
  • Regional Manager-HR
  • Executive HR-Talent management

Teaching Profession in Government Sector After MSW

Students can get employment with different universities such as:

  • University of Madras
  • Bharathidasan University
  • Mother Theresa University
  • TNOU University
  • Annamalai University
  • Delhi University
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Kerala University
  • Mahatma Gandhi University etc

If one desires to join any of the educational institutions as lecturers, he must have a postgraduate degree in Social Work along with a SET or NET qualification. Once they get the job, they can write departmental level tests and get promoted to senior designations.


  • Doctorate in Social Work

The world needs social workers

There will always be people in need, so there will always be a demand for those who are educated in the subject area, meaning jobs shouldn’t be too difficult to find!

Join Nazareth College of Arts & Science, Department of Social Work to Make Life Meaningful


Dr.Mary Angeline | Principal, Nazareth College of Arts & Science, Chennai.