Department of Social Work

About Department

Consistently expanding its new educational programmes, Pondicherry University established the Department of Social Work in October 2007. The Department offers Master of Social Work (MSW) and Ph.D. (Social work) programmes. It aims to develop competent social work professionals who combine a strong theoretical foundation with a unique and sound practical experience. Students from different parts of the country are admitted in MSW and Ph.D. programmes.

Entrance Examination

Admission to the MSW and Ph.D. programmes is based on all India entrance examination conducted by the University. The entrance paper for MSW shall consist of objective type questions for 100 marks in the areas of Social Work – undergraduate level (20 questions), General knowledge (20 questions), Reasoning ability (15 questions), High school arithmetic (15 questions), English language vocabulary (20 questions) and English language comprehension (10 questions). The entrance paper for Ph.D. also consists of objective type questions for 100 marks drawn from various fields of social work


Professional social workers have wide scope in Government Organizations, Public Sector Undertakings, Industries, MNCs, National and International Voluntary Organizations, schools and Hospitals. They are recruited as HR Executives, Labour Welfare Officers, CSR Executives, Project Officers, Programme Managers, Programme Officers, Counsellors, Probation Officers, Rehabilitation Officers, Medical and Psychiatric Social Workers etc.

Programmes Offered

Master of Social Work (MSW)
Ph.D. (Social Work): Full time and part-time both internal and external



Infrastructure Facilities

Computer Laboratory with internet facilities
Modern teaching aids and equipments


Professor & H.O.D
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor

Contact Us

Dr. R. Nalini, Professor & H.O.D, Department of Social Work, School of Social Sciences and International Studies, Pondicherry University, Puducherry - 605 014.
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