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Going social with your career

Do you feel a sense of responsibility towards the society? If yes, then BA (Honours) in Social Work can be an excellent career option for you.

delhi Updated: Jun 20, 2009 23:40 IST

Dr Beena Antony Reji
Reader, Aditi Mahavidyalaya

Do you feel a sense of responsibility towards the society? If yes, then BA (Honours) in Social Work can be an excellent career option for you.

The social work course will develop professional social workers that have a passion for equality, social justice, universalism, commitment to communal harmony and national integration. The course develops personnel for effective professional social work practice, teaching and research. The social worker works for freedom from all forms of oppression and exploitation.

The B.A (Honours) Social Work students come in with diverse academic and personal backgrounds. What is most important in the students joining the social work course is that he/she must have a conviction to change the society for its betterment and work for the underprivileged sections of the society.

Admission Eligibility
The admission eligibility is kept very simple so the students with genuine interest to the course must only apply. Candidates with just 45% in Class 12 can apply.

Selection Criteria
The candidates will be short listed on merit. Forty per cent weightage is given to Class 12 marks, 50% to entrance test and 10% to the interview.

Course Content
The course content for B.A(Hons) social work is a combination of sociology and psychology and various methods, skills and techniques of social work. The curriculum helps students understand the social systems, the need and consequence of social change and empowerment as an intervention strategy to bring in an egalitarian society. Field work is an important component of social work where students are sent to different Government and Non-Government organisations to practice social work.

After the course the students have various employment opportunities in governmental and non-government organisations at national and international levels. Students can opt for further education — MA, M.Phil, PhD — or teaching or research.

The Social work department in Aditi Mahavidyalaya has a young and vibrant faculty, actively involved with national and international projects. Aditi Mahavidyalaya is involved with Global Fund an international reputed organisation to fight against HIV/AIDS.