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5.1 Discipline

Students admitted to the Institute will observe all the rules and maintain decorum in their behaviour in the premises of the Institutes’ campuses and during fieldwork, study tour, relief work, block field work, etc. Misbehaviour and violation of the rules will attract disciplinary action of fine, suspension/discontinuation from the hostel and the dining hall, or suspension/cancellation of registration as a student of the Institute.

5.2 Grant of Term/ Eligibility to appear for examination in any course

  1. A student should maintain a minimum of 75 per cent of class attendance in the course to become eligible to appear for the examination or be assessed through assignment in any course. A student failing to maintain 75 per cent of attendance in a course will be required to repeat it. However, if and when a student is deputed by the Institute to participate in a seminar, study tour, relief work or any other programme, approved by the Institute, such an absence will not be counted for computing the minimum required attendance. The students are required to submit the leave application in the prescribed form to the Course Coordinator.
  2. Leave up to 7 consecutive days in a semester will be considered by the Programme Coordinator. Leave beyond 7 days will be considered by the Director on the recommendations of the Course Coordinator, provided that the total absence of the student concerned in the courses of the semester will be within 25 percent.
  3. Late joining in the first semester will be permitted up to one week only on payment of full fees and deposits before the due date. Absence due to late joining will be treated as leave of absence.

5.3 Special Cases

In very exceptional cases arising from illness or other emergencies, the Director, CSRD-ISWR, in consultation with the programme Coordinator, may consider condonation of the absence exceeding 25 percent.

5.4 Rules of ATKT (As per SPPU circular)

  1. A student must pass in 3 theory courses in each semester out of 5 courses to avail the benefit of ATKT for the next semester and he/she must clear the backlog in the next semester examination. Their internal assessment marks will not change.
  2. A student shall be allowed to keep term of Semester III (MSW II), if he/she has no backlog and clears all the heads of passing of Semester I.
  1. Likewise, a student shall be allowed to keep term of Semester IV (MSW II), if he/she has no backlog and clears all the heads of passing of Semester II.
  2. A student failing in Field Work at any Semester shall not get the benefit of ATKT including theory    papers and will have to repeat the entire semester.
  3. In any case, for whatsoever reasons, if a student does not appear or fails in any semester examination, will have to repeat the entire semester.


5.5 Re-admission

Re-admission in Semester means completion of the requirements of attendance, course work, field work and such other academic work as may be assigned to any fresh student all over again.

5.6 Withdrawal of Admission and Refund of Fees  (As per SPPU’s circular)

For the candidates who cancel their admissions before starting the course for the relevant academic year, the entire fee after deduction of processing fee of not more than Rs. 1000/- shall be refunded to the student by the Institute. If a student cancels his admission after the course is started, following scheme will be adopted for refund of total fees:

Sr. No     Time of Cancellation                                                             Amount to be Deducted

1               From 1st day to 10 days (First Day is inclusive) from

the date of commencement of the course.                             20% of the total fees

2               From 11th to 30 days (First Day is inclusive) from

the  date of commencement of the course.                            40% of the total fees

3               After 30 days (First day is inclusive).                                            100% of the total fees

5.7 Field Work

Field Work shall be of 150 marks each semester. The total field work marks of four semesters together shall be 600.

  1. Field work is conducted during two days a week for 15(fifteen) clock hours a week carrying 150    marks each semester
  2. Field work shall be conducted at a Social work agency recognized by the training Institution. Every student shall be supervised by a professional social worker from the agency and a Faculty member from the Institute during the two field work days.
  3. A student failing in Field Work at any Semester shall not get the benefit of ATKT including theory papers.
  4. Field work attendance is compulsory. The student is expected to co-relate the knowledge and skills obtained from theory to field work practice.
  5. A weekly individual conference of at least 30 minutes related to field work of every student shall be conducted by the field work supervisor. Field work shall be evaluated internally by the assigned Field Work Supervisor.

5.8 Absence from Field Work

Absence in fieldwork is not permissible, however, a student who is absent from field work for more than two days in a semester, for any reason, will have to compensate for the absence in accordance with the instruction of the supervisor concerned, in consultation with the Field Work Coordinator. For field work, students shall observe the working days/holidays of their respective field work agency and not those of the Institute. If the number of holidays of the field work agency exceeds that of the Institute, the student will be assigned alternative work by the supervisor.

5.9 Viva Voce Examination: (100 marks @ 50 marks each at the end of Semester II and IV)

  1. Viva Voce Examination is conducted at the end of 2nd and 4th Semesters based on theory knowledge, research and field work practicum. MSW I year Viva Voce is for 50 marks conducted before the second semester examination by the Institute on behalf of the University. The minimum marks required for passing the Viva Voce are 25 at each Viva Voce examination.
  2. MSW II Year i.e. fourth Semester Viva Voce examination of 50 marks shall be conducted externally  bythe University.
  3. A student failing in Viva Voce shall be called again for the Viva Voce within one month of the date of declaration of the I Year MSW examination results. However, a student failing in the Second Semester Viva Voce examination shall be eligible for admission to the MSW Third Semester.  The Viva Voce shall be based on theory, field work, research, professional development and related area of specialization.

5.10 Research Dissertation (100 marks)

  1. Every MSW student is required to select an appropriate topic for his/her research dissertation during the second semester and complete the dissertation and submit it to the Institute. Completion and submission of the Research Dissertation is a pre-condition for appearing at Semester IV examination.
  2. There shall be only one Dissertation of 100 marks during the MSW Course and it shall be submitted to the University through the Head of the Institution, recommended for submission after Certification  and approval of the concerned Research Guide.
  3. The research dissertation will be recommended for submission by the Faculty Guide and evaluated externally by the University Board of Examination for 100 marks.
  4. A candidate failing in research dissertation will have to re-write and submit the revised dissertation in the same session within a period of three months after the declaration of results.

5.11 Prescribed standard for Research Dissertation:

  1. The topic of Research must be related to the area of Social Work practice.
  2. The candidate must follow the scientific process and methods of social work research. Sampling procedure must be appropriate and properly represent the universe.
  3. Minimum 60 respondents shall be studied for collecting field data. In case of hypothesis, statistical testing is compulsory.
  4. Scientific tool of data collection is essential.
  5. Quantified data is essential. Qualitative data, if any, must be quantified procedurally.

5.12 Block placement:

  1. Every student is required to complete his/her block field work for a period of 30 working days after the fourth semester examination. The MSW result shall not be declared until a certificate of successful completion of block placement is submitted by the assigned block field work agency, duly attested by the Head of the Institution and submitted to the University. During Block field work, the student is expected to study all relevant aspects of the organization, including its administrative responsibilities. After completion of Block placement, the student must submit a detailed report of work to the Institute.
  2. The student shall bear all expenses of his block field work including travel, food and other aspects related to the organizational experience.


5.13 Rules Prohibiting Ragging:

  1. i) Ragging: Ragging in any form is strictly prohibited, within the premises of the Institute and any part of the Institute system as well as on public transport.
  2. ii) Meaning: Display of noisy, disorderly conduct, teasing, excitement by rough or rude treatment or handling, indulging in rowdy, undisciplined activities which cause or is likely to cause annoyance, undue hardship, physical or psychological harm or raise apprehension or fear in a fresher, or asking the students to do any act or perform something which such a student will not do in the ordinary course and which causes him/her shame or embarrassment or danger to his/her life. Causing, inducing, compelling or forcing a student, whether by way of a practical joke or otherwise, to do any act which detracts from human dignity or violates his/her person or exposes him/her to ridicule or forbear from doing any lawful act, by intimidating, wrongfully restraining, wrongfully confining, or injuring him/her or by using criminal force to him/her or by holding out to him/her any threat of such intimidation, wrongful restraint, wrongful confinement, injury or the use of criminal force.

iii) Punishments: The following shall be the punishments for those who are found guilty of participation in or abetment of ragging. The quantum of punishment shall, naturally, depend upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established by the Disciplinary Committee or the court of law.

i         Cancellation of admission.

ii        Suspension from attending classes.

iii       Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits.

iv       Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation process.

v        Withholding results.

vi       Debarring from representing the institution in any national or international meet, tournament,

youth festival, etc.

vii      Suspension/expulsion from the hostel.

viii     Rustication from the institute for periods varying from 1 to 4 semesters.

ix       Expulsion from the institute and consequent debarring from admission to any other                                             institution.

x        Fine up to Rs. 25,000/-.

xi       Rigorous imprisonment up to three years by a court of law.

xii      While the first 10 types of punishment can be awarded by the appropriate authority of the  Institute itself, the last punishment can be awarded only by a court of law.

Interpretation and Formulation of Rules:

The Director of the Institute will be the final authority for the interpretation and formulation of rules concerning CSRD-ISWR.