School of Social Work

De Paul School of Social Work was started in the year 2004 with a vision of imparting high quality education in professional Social Work to meet the growing needs of welfare professionals around the globe. The School offers a four semester Post Graduate Program in Social Work (MSW). Social Work, being a budding profession in India has high altitudes to move up and foreseeing this, the Department has designed its programmes with unique specialties like, International Students and Faculty exchange programmes, IT enabled training, training on software, participatory research models, latest reflective practices for student enrichment, etc. Student led projects, Student's own association, job oriented placements /field work practicum and International faculties, are some of the learning familiarities of our students. International student exchange programmes with James Cook University Australia and De Paul University Chicago, International placements, language training, Research and development team, Publications, International Conference etc are some of our achievements. International Conference and Student's Meet, De Novo, organizing every year is also a unique experience for our students to learn by doing. We also have an ‘earn while learn programme’ for students in our next priority.

The following are some of the aspects which make our approach a distinguishing one:

  1. Integrated patterns of Classroom and Fieldwork Training
  2. Student and Faculty Exchange Programs in association with James Cook University, Australia
  3. Envious Placement Records
  4. Highly efficient and supportive faculty

Courses Offered

MSW - Master of Social Work (4 Semesters)

School of Social Work offers MSW course of two years duration organized in to four semesters. There are six courses in the first and second semester along with concurrent field work. In the third semester there are two electives and four compulsory courses. The concurrent field work and block placement is an integral part of the third semester too. In the fourth semester there are two compulsory courses and two electives apart from a project work. Also the students undergo a block placement for duration of not less than four weeks. The specialisations offered under this programme are;

Job Opportunities

We have cent percentage placement rate and students receive opportunities to ensure their placements in their third and fourth semesters. Additional courses to prepare all our students are part of the placement cell, which is constituted only for looking after student's placements. The students are also provided with various add on courses to equip their professionalism in par with international standards. Our students are placed in various International and National level NGOs, MNCs, Welfare organizations, Universities, Industries, etc. We also have a good number of alumni working in the countries like, Australia, US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Middle East, etc.

Admission Procedure

  1. MSW

    Any graduates from Mahatma Gandhi University or any other Universities recognized by Mahatma Gandhi University with an aggregate of 50% for part I, II and III put together.

    Admission Process
    Out of a total of 30 seats, admission for 50% of seats will be done through MG University PG Centralized Allotment Process (PGCAP) and the other 50% will be through Management Allotment. Admission to Management Quota is selective and is based on the merit and interview ranking. Application forms can be acquired from the college office or can be downloaded from the web site.


The School designs and implements activities/projects which help students engage themselves with various stakeholders in the arena of social work. Thus the students become highly skilled professional social workers on completion of their program. Some of those best practices which lead our students to this transformation are listed below:


Students’ Association of Depaul School of Social work

De Novo

International/National Social Work Students’ Meet

Jingle Bells

Special Students’ Meet

De Addiction Social Work Practice Projects

In association with NIMHANS, Bangalore

Haritha Maithri

Project for Environmental Protection

Model Anganawadi Project

In association with Parakkadavu Panchayathu

Training Programs

for Adolescent, Youth and Children


National Association of Professional Social Workers in India (NAPSWI), Indian Council of Social Workers (ICSW), Association of Schools of Social Work in Kerala (ASSK)

About Us

De Paul Institute of Science and Technology (DiST), Angamaly, is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified professional college run by De Paul Education Trust and owned by Marymatha Province of Vincentian Congregation. Education is one of the most important areas of its activities. The Vincentians hold aloft the sublime values of justice, peace and love and aims at creating a new generation with a difference. The students must prove not only their academic excellence but also show a deep commitment to the society they live in. The college is situated in an eco-friendly and academic-friendly atmosphere amidst a fast developing industrial and business town and sylvan surroundings. Info park Kochi, Cochin International Airport and Smart City are all a stone's throw away.

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Ernakulam, Kerala, India

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