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IGNOU Master of Social Work (MSW) Admission, Eligibility, Fee, Syllabus

Master of Social Work IGNOU Admission
Written by Sumit Sharma

Master of Social Work IGNOU Admission 2018

Master of Social Work IGNOU Admission July 2018 has been started.The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers admission to its Master of Social Work (MSW) programme in both January and July academic cycles. The discipline has been developed by the School of Social Work (SOSW), IGNOU. Students can apply for IGNOU Master of Social work online admission at university online admission portal.

Programme Objective

The main objective of the university is to provide higher education for the students from all over the country and abroad in field of professional social work.

Apart from the core courses which are related to information and knowledge about social work across the world, the programme also includes the courses which includes the globalization; migration, history of social work in India, theory paper on social work practicum and a course on HIV/ AIDS.

The practical courses in the curriculum has been prepared in such a way that it provides the hands on training to the learner which enables the candidates to find suitable jobs within and outside the country.

To know more about the MEG discipline, please visit the official website at

IGNOU Master of Social Work Programme Details

The more details about the Master of Social Work(MSW) programme are mentioned below :

Medium of Instruction

English & Hindi

Admission Eligibility

The student seeking admission to this discipline should be having Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Fee Structure

The students need to pay Rs. 32,400/- for complete programme which has to be paid year wise @Rs. 16,200/- per year.

Duration of Programme

The university provides a minimum time duration of 2 years and maximum duration of 5 years to complete this master degree programme. If not completed on time, the students has to take re-admission and submit the fees again.

Programme Coordinator

Master of Social Work IGNOU Admission Procedure

We request the students to visit their nearest IGNOU Regional Centres for obtaining the IGNOU MSW admission prospectus. The admission notification is published by university for both July and January academic cycles on its official website or in the local news papers.

The university offers IGNOU MSW Online admission which can be done through the official website at : The university offers admission to its Master of Social Work programme twice in a year i.e for January and July session as per the academic calendar.

The admission related advertisement is published by university in the local daily newspapers, through regional media and  also on the IGNOU official website :- The admission form and latest IGNOU prospectus can be obtained from your nearest IGNOU Regional Centres by paying a small amount of fee. We have provided below the link to check out the latest IGNOU admission notification.

IGNOU MSW Syllabus & Courses

The 2-tier system approach has been followed by university for studying this programme.The learner need to complete 66 credits to obtain the master degree.

We have mentioned below the Course Code and Course Names for Master of Social Work discipline offered in first and second year. The detail about the courses or syllabus is mentioned below:

IGNOU MSW First Year Courses

Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
MSW-001Origin and Development of Social Work4
MSW-002Professional Social Work: Indian Perspectives4
MSW-003Basic Social Science Concepts4
MSW -004Social Work and Social Development4
MSW-005Social Work Practicum and Supervision4
MSW-006Social Work Research6
MSWL-001Social Work Practicum-1 (Practical)10

IGNOU MSW Second Year Courses


Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
MSW-007Case Work and Counselling : Working with individuals4
MSW-008Social Group Work : Working with Groups4
MSW-009Community Organization Management for community Development4
MSWL-002Social Work Practicum-II (Practical)10

Elective Courses (Choose any two)

MSWE-001HIV/AIDS : Stigma, Discrimination and Prevention4
MSWE-002Women & Child Development4
MSWE-003Disaster Management4
MSW-10Introduction to Philanthropic Social Work4
MSWP 1Dissertation (Project work)4
Total Credits66

IGNOU MSW Term-end Examination

The IGNOU Master of Social Work Term End Examinations are conducted twice in a year i.e in June and December. The student who will take admission to master degree programme in English for July cycle can appear in next year June term end examination whereas the students who will take admission in January academic cycle can appear in December examinations for the same year.

If the student who will appear in June MEG examinations fail to pass in any course, can fill the examination form for that particular course in next December examination. Same is the Case for December examination as well. The TEE constitutes the major part of evaluation system as it carries 70% weightage in the Final result.

IGNOU MSW Assignments

It is mandatory to submit the IGNOU MSW Solved Assignments for all the courses before filling up the examination form for that particular courses. The IGNOU MSW Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA) are the way of continuing assessment of theory and practical.

Solving the assignment question papers can help students in reading out the IGNOU Study Material at least once which will be a great advantage for the students in the Term End Examinations. The students can take the help from reference books in solving the assignments.

The assignments carries the 30% weightage in the final result. The students has to obtain at least 50% marks to pass the assignments.

About the author

Sumit Sharma

Sumit Sharma is the owner of has decent knowledge about studies in Indira Gandhi National Open University. So, he prefers to writes on various topics related to IGNOU distance learning. Also, he is Web Designer by profession.


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