Responding to the existing gap in educational services and aware of the advancements made in the field of communication technology, the College launched its Distance Education Unit, in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in 2008 - 2009. The College also has a web based student teacher interface that allows an exchange of dialogue and information online, which was added with an aim to broaden the reach of the courses to students, social workers, activists and welfare officers around the country. (Refer IGNOU Syllabus)

The Programme provides self learning materials, strongly supported by multimedia learning packages and internet based pedagogy which are strengths of IGNOU and at the same time, regular contact sessions, workshops, Guest Lectures, Online Learning Portals, guidance by course counselor through direct interaction, telephone and email are unique features of the Distance Education Unit of the College of Social Work.

The Distance Education Unit of the College announces admission to the (mentioned) part time, value added programs via distance learning commencing July 2012. The application forms are available at Extension Center, Goregaon on payment of Rs. 100/- The last date of admission for batch June 2012 is 25th June 2012

The teaching learning methodology is mainly based upon the components of distance education as,

  • Self Learning Materials
  • Strongly supported multimedia learning packages
  • Internet based pedagogy

The Learning Process is enriched through,

  • Regular counselling sessions
  • Workshops
  • Guest Lectures
  • Field Visits
  • Online Learning Portals
  • Guidance by Course Coordinator through meetings, telephone, email and chat rooms on online portal

Other facilities available for the students,

  • Library Access
  • Access to computer center
  • Delivery of study materials by post

Contact Sessions:

Contact sessions will be conducted for approximately 9 hours per week (alternate Sundays for full day or half days on all Saturdays)

Program & Fee Structure:

Name of the Programmes Duration Programme Fee Eligibility
M.A. in Rural Development (MARD) 2 Years I Year - Rs. 3,700
II Year - Rs. 3,600
Graduate in any discipline
Master of Science in Counseling
and Family Therapy
M.Sc. (CFT)
2 Years I Year - Rs. 11,500
II Year - Rs. 13,500
Bachelor’s degree with
specialization in subjects
like Human Development,
Family Studies, Home
Science, Psychology,
Social Work, Medicine
Post Graduate Diploma in Counseling
and family Therapy (PGDCFT)
1 Year I Year Rs. 11,500 Bachelor’s degree with
specialization in subjects
like Human
Development, Family
Studies, Home Science,
Psychology, Social
Work, Medicine
Post Graduate Diploma in Rural
Development (PGDRD)
1 Year Rs. 1,800 Graduate in any discipline
Diploma in Women's Empowerment
and Development (DWED)
1 Year Rs. 2,500 10+2 or Non 10+2 with 3
years working experience as a
development worker
Certificate in NGO Management
6 months Rs. 1,200 10+2 or matriculate with
at least 3 years of work
experience in the NGO
Certificate in Human Rights (CHR) 6 months Rs. 1,600 10+2 or equivalent
Certificate in Environmental Studies
6 months Rs. 1,700 10+2 or its equivalent or
Certificate in HIV and Family
Education (CAFÉ)
6 months Rs. 1,200 10+2 or its equivalent or
SSC with higher
qualification recognized
by Central/State Govt.

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