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Madras School of Social Work

Tamil Nadu
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Madras School of Social Work is situated at Madras School of Social Work 32, CASA Major Rd, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600008, India in Chennai.

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Bachelor of Social Work
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Social Work-B.S.W.
  • Languages / Arts / Literature
B.Sc. in Psychology
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Science-B.Sc.
  • Languages / Arts / Literature

Madras School of Social Work - MSSW

A woman with an inborn instinct and insatiable thirst for service to humanity Mrs. Mary Clubwala Jadhav, founded the Madras of School of Social Work in 1952. Born in 1908 into a rich Parsi family, she was raised strictly in the traditional way by her mother who taught her the values of caring and sharing. She became totally involved in social work with sincerity and commitment. In 1937, Mrs. Mary Clubwala was made the honorary secretary of the Guild of Service. At that time there were only three schools of social work in India and all of them were located in the northern region. In order to facilitate easy access and appropriate practical learning for students interested in social work in the southern region she decided to start the Madras school of social work. She had to face many hurdles and there was delay, but the will to start the school was not lost. With no initiation of action from the government, Mrs. Mary Clubwala took it on herself the task of starting the School of social work. She visited various schools of social work in USA to know about their functioning and finally her dream came true in 1952. The vision of the institute is to emerge as the Centre for excellence in Education and Research in Social Work, Social Sciences and Management to meet the demands of the Global Society and build human resource for inclusive development. The mission of the institute is to will strive to provide high quality education based on a strong value foundation, promote research driven by global societal needs and implement unique interventions form inclusive development and in the process create professionals who make a difference in the society.

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The College has excellent infrastructure.



11 Type Courses Available

  • 2 UG Courses
  • 7 PG Courses
  • 2 phd Courses

Madras School of Social Work Placements

 All these courses are two-year full time programs with varied fieldwork components in every semester. The students are provided with Skill development labs in every semester which helps them hone their professional skills. The college offers immense growth opportunities for the students and encourages them to organize seminars and workshops and participate in various intra and inter-collegiate academic and co-curricular competitions.  We believe that this two-year training enables our students to develop their leadership skills and their concern for people in the organization and will motivate them to exhibit their mettle in any challenging situation.


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The College has a well-stocked library with around 13,000 books and several journals and periodicals. The Library is fully computerized and renders bar-coded services. Implementing the Selective Dissemination of Information system, the library offers excellent support for students to prepare their assignments and project reports. The Library also offers photocopying facility. The College has a full-fledged computer center with multimedia computers, internet, and printer facilities. Subject to the rules for each course, students can make use of the Centre for e-mail, internet browsing, word processing, creating presentations and data analysis. Students are also given basic orientation in use of Computers and Internet. The College is fully equipped with audio-visual equipment to provide multimedia learning experience. Over Head Projectors, Multi media LCD Projectors, Video Camera and Video Players are available. Two wheelers of students are permitted to be parked inside the Campus at earmarked locations against fees payable. Four wheelers of students or visitors are not permitted inside the Campus for any reason whatsoever due to inadequate parking facilities.


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