Admission to Masters of Social Work (MSW) Program

The National Institute of Technology Durgapur (NIT Durgapur) was established by an Act of Parliament in 1960 as one of the eight such colleges aimed to function as a pace setter for engineering education in the country and to foster national integration. It is a fully-funded premier Institute of National Importance under MHRD, Government of India and is administered by an autonomous Board of Governors. The Institute is a University which awards UG, PG and Doctorate Degrees. The Institute is going to offer the following new course under the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences from the next academic year 2017-18.

The globalized era has transformed the present society into more dynamic and complex one which demand more attention towards social responsibility and involvement of youth in terms of integration of peoples empowerment for sustainable development through the functioning of Self Help Group, Corporate Social Responsibility, Non-Governmental Organization and interactive and participative process of training workshops, field work practicum and project work.

 Program Objectives:
To foster scientific knowledge about the dynamics of problems and issues in our society.
• To cultivate the ability to analyze the ideologies that lead to systematic domination and marginalization of vulnerable groups.
• To promote necessary skills of awareness, skills aiming at empowerment of people and skills in culture-sensitive methods of social change.
• To provide training in applying skills in social work practice and social work research in different fields for achieving desirable changes and development.
• To enhance people’s capacity for social functioning and promote social justice.
• To foster attitudes and values necessary for working with people and organizations, both governmental and non-governmental for achieving the goals of social work profession namely .

Existing Courses Offered by the Department:

·              Ph.D. in Economics / English / Management

·              M.Tech. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Jointly with DMS and DCS)

·              B.Tech. Engineering Economics and Accountancy (Compulsory Paper for All)

·              B.Tech. International Economics and Financial Management (Open Elective Paper in 6th Semester)

·              B.Tech. Entrepreneurship Management (Open Elective Paper in 8th Semester)

·              B.Tech. English (Compulsory Paper for all)

·              B.Tech. Professional Communication (Compulsory Paper for all)

Program Outcome:

  • It will provide multiple perspectives to analyse and engage with social issues.

  • The programme will enable students to locate the role of a social worker as a professional specialisation within this context.

  • The programme will also enable students to understand and engage with disadvantaged communities and develop new strategies to serve their interests.

  • It will help students to understand local contexts and work with local communities.

  • It will help the youth to involve in the process of implementation of different socio-economic development projects of central and state governments.

HSS_MSW_Brochure (Download):

  • Date of Admission Notification: 15th March 2017 (For Details Log On:

  • Last Date of Submission of Application : 31st May 2017

  • Date of Publication of List of Selected Candidates to Appear in Admission Test and Interview: 5th June 2017

  • Date of Entrance Test and Personal Interview: 19th June 2017

  • Date of Publication of List of Selected Candidates for Admission: 26th June 2017

  • Seat Acceptance with Fees Submission by the Candidates: 10th July 2017

  • Date of Declaration of Waitlisted Candidates: 15th July 2017

  • Dates of Final Admission: 24-26 July 2017

  • Date of Commencement of Class: 27th July 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

Graduate in any Discipline or its equivalent from recognized university / Institute with at least 55% of marks and 60% in class 10 and 10+2 level from any recognized board/university.Those who are appearing their final exam may also apply subject to fulfilling the minimum marks requirement.

Recruiters of MSW Course:

Besides State and Central Government agencies or bodies, various reputed organizations regularly recruit like Pradhan, Pratham, Rastrya Grameen Vikash Nidhi, Teach for India, World Wild Life Fund, National Rural Livelihood Mission, Kavalya Education Foundation, Azim Premzi Foundation, Uddayan Care, Save the Children, UNDP, UNESCO, Redcross Society etc. Average Salary Package offered by those Recruiters is 4.8 Lakhs.

Admission Procedures:

Written Test (70) followed by Personal Interview (30), Total of 100 Marks.

Components of Written Test (70 Marks):
• Essay Writing on Contemporary Issues (30 Marks)
• Test of Reasoning (MCQ Type, 20 Marks)
• General Awareness on Society, Economics and Political Issues (MCQ Type, 20 Marks)

How to Apply:

Application Form for admission to Master of Social Work (MSW) program can be downloaded from the link given below. Application in prescribed format must reach the undersigned on or before 31st May 2017. The envelope containing application with supporting documents should be superscripted by “APPLICATION FOR MSW PROGRAM 2017-18”. Application reaching after the due date shall not be accepted. The Application must be addressed to:

The Head, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology Durgapur, M. G. Avenue, Durgapur 713209, West Bengal, India, Contact No. +91-9434788045, E-mail: &


MSW-Application Form   Download

Placement Assistance : To be provided

Tuition Fee: 30,000/-INR (Total Tuition fee); for details; Visit website (

Intake Capacity: 15          Reservation: As per GoI Norms.