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Hi CiteHR Members,
I have done PGD-HRM from distance learning from NMIMS and working as recruiter since last two and half years. It looks like my PG course is not so benifited to give me better job. I am looking to do MSW as I saw so many people having MSW are at good place in HR field.
Can someone please suggest me wheter doing MSW will help me our (preferebly in distance learning as I am working fulltime).
Also, can someone please sugget me the university offers MSW though distance learning mode.
Looking for your suggestions please,

From India, Vadodara
I am posting same thing which I posted on the other thread about Postgraduation and Doctorate thru Distance Learning.

Distance Learning Dilutes Education and Learning

There is a crazy rush to get degrees every where. Everybody wants to add degrees after degrees. Masters and now Doctorate is also available thru distance learning. One needs to introspect and satisfy oneself as to did he / she acquire real knowledge or only added one more degree to his/her name. Moreover what is the use of adding such degrees? No wise employer is going to give any recognition or weightage to such degrees.

Thanks to Mr. Prabhakar Tripathi for sharing very good and important news and UGC Directive on the subject.

As it is quality of education, quality of faculty and quality of evaluation even in case of many full time programs is suspect and deplorable. It is further more diluted in distance learning.

Everybody should strive to get quality education and not merely a degree. One should check and recheck the credentials of institute/university and program before enrolling.

Thanks & Regards

From India, Pune
MSW is genric course offering oppurtunities in various field like hr , legal , social services etc.
If you want to make your carieer in HR with generalist profile i would reccm. u to go for NSW.
Sardar patel university - Department of Social Work ,VV Nagar , Gujarat.
MS Univeristy - Faculty of Social Work , Baroda ,
Gujarat University , Ahmedabad.
These are some univeristies offering Full time MSW. Part time MSW is Not Prefferable atleast I would not reccom. it to u.
I am also an MSW and currently working with an MNC at Daman.
So just go 4 it , MSW is a good course in comparisions to MBA or Any post graduation Diploam courses bcz it provides a wide range of knowledge.

From India, Ahmadabad
From India, Pune
Master's in Social Work distant learning course is available at Indira Gandhi Open University. U can visit the website i.e. ::IGNOU WEBSITE::
The enrollment process takes place twice in an year.

From India, Lucknow
Dear All!
Glad to know that MSW has received the well merited attention it deserves!
MSW is really the best of the courses available when it comes to understanding the HR function strongly. The Field works on 2 days a week and the internships and Block Placements provides the students the optimum exposure.
I did my MSW specializing in HRM from Madras Christian College (Chennai) afflicted to Madras University. This is one of the premier institute....
The main pioneering school is Madras School of Social Work.
The edge is the faculty, MSW is hardcore experiential study involving Rural Camp.
The real advantage would be to do this full time college like MCC, to get equipped to face the industry. MSW also gives an unique perspective in counselling, case work, group work and FGD.
After 2 years you'll discover a real and better you.
For more details contact me.
Social Worker and Human Resourcer,
Ivan Antony John

From India, Madras
Hello Ronak,

I have done MSW, from Punjab. I suggest you to go by regular one because the exposure that you get in, will not be in distance learning. Yes it is a good degree, but it will be more good if you do it from some renowned university and what do you think about MBA. In MSW there are very interesting subjects HR, CO, medical social work, psychology etc..... and they all will help. All the best. I you have any query, feel easy to contact.

Satnam Singh

From India, New Delhi
Really MSW is better than any other equivalent course?then why MBA is so famous for HR professionals.What courses may i join (with my job in HR) after completing full time MSW from reputed university.

From India, Delhi
Dear Swati,

MBA has just been marketed well. I find i t rather hyped by every other college in the neighborhood calling themselves a management institute and offering a MBA.

But for those who have committed themselves in obtaining MSW like Satnam and I know it's true value.

We really learn tangible management concepts from an MSW like a specialization in Human Resource Management. Social Work views Business and it related activities under it's domain and this is how it should be!

Business now view Social Work as a mere Corporate Social Responsibility and a way to promote it's so called Brand Value and satisfy their's and the Share holders consciousness.
Now, this preposition brought out a crises like the current economic downturn.

The attitude of gabbing and consuming and making more profits is the absolute aim of most MBA's. But recognizing the community and people around us makes a great visible and most powerful invisible differences.

Being a MSW, I understand the other functions of Business like Finance, Logistics and Operations in a realistic manner as I have been to field work(Twice an 5 day working week ), Summer Placement(between 1st and 2nd year) and Block Placement(After the 2nd year final exams). Listed below is my detailed list during the course itself:

- Human Resource and Social Work Internship with World Vision for 1st and 2nd Semester. [June, 2007 - November, 2007 & December, 2007 - April, 2008]

- Human Resource Summer Internship with SIEMENS information processing services. [May, 2008]

- Human Resource Internship with Pantaloon Retail (India) Limited-Future Group.
[July - October, 2008]

- Human Resource Internship with Trans Evolve Training and Development.
[November, 2008 - March, 2009]

- Block Placement as HR with People Star HR Consultancy and Mind Miners Pvt. Ltd. [April - May, 2009]

Now, you can be the Judge =)


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From India, Madras

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Neither MBA nor MSW or for that matter any degree is bad, provided you study from reputed institute / college. All the institutes print glossy brochures with lot of imaginary content. When it comes to delivering they are big zero. They do not have infrastructure, good faculty and industry interface to give students right exposure.

Obtaining degree should not be the aim but to obtain real knowledge and practical exposure. Choose only such institute with good standing to pursue your studies. Mind you, you will have to come really good to get admission in reputed institutes and will have to compete with brilliant students to get admission and to complete the studies.

I agree with Mr. Ivan Antony John that, MBA course is hyped up and it is being offered by every institute and college round the corner like any ordinary degree and that is why it is diluted and lost its value.MSW is also offered by many institutes and there is also a big variation in quality standards. Mr. Ivan Antony John has done his MSW from a very reputed institution like Madras Christian College (Chennai), that’s why he got such a good exposure and knowledge but unfortunately majority institutes are selling only cheap, substandard degrees at a very high price.

Thanks & Regards

From India, Pune

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