MSW - Placements

Job Placements-MSW Programme@ Rajagiri

MSW Programme in Rajagiri is having two aided batches where in 50 students graduate every year specialising in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work, Family and Child Welfare, and Community Development. During the two years of their study spanning across four semesters, a student undergo more than 1000 hours of field practicum under the guidance of faculty supervisor. Students are placed in different settings according to their specialisations such as Rural and Urban Communities, Schools, Hospitals, NGOs, Companies, Govt Projects and schemes, Social action and advocacy groups etc. As a part of the studies more than 50% students from the Programme complete International Exposure Programme every year with different Universities in USA, Australia, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Israel, Malaysia, Nepal, Middle East Countries etc.

Rajagiri College is having the presence of ‘Live Labs’, which are the extension projects of the School of Social Work in which students get exposure to do field practicum as well as volunteering opportunities to various live projects such as Govt sponsored Projects as well as CSR Projects.

The School of Social Work continuously maintain a placement percentage average of 95% for a long span of time which is spread through different settings and sectors.

Placement Process:

  1. Placement Pooling

    The prospective agencies are pooled into a data base by the placement committee selected for each year which contains student representatives under the guidance of placement cell. The placement brochure is also prepared which contains the details of the candidates

  2. Pre placement preparations

    The candidates are given pre placement preparatory sessions by eminent resource persons on communication skill, CV Preparation, GD and interview specific skills, self-grooming, subject specific inputs etc

  3. Application process

    Applications are invited from the students regarding their interests in the sectors as well as settings along with their specific experiences. The detailed CV is collected from the students or they can express third interest on specific placements to placement cell

  4. Job offer announcements

    The job details/opportunities with details (including the campus interviews) will be publicised to the prospective candidates so that they may apply directly with the concurrence as well as attend the campus interview process.

  5. Confirmations

    The placement cell will be the link between the employers well as the candidates to facilitate the process which aid in placement of the selected candidates

  6. Follow ups

    The placement cell also collect the feedback from the employers and document the timely suggestions received so that the suggestions are incorporated in curriculum design and delivery. The placement cell also get in contact with the candidates who need further placement support in their career.

Success Stories:

Name Batch details e-mail
Indu Joy MSW 2010-12 Social Worker in Children’s Services Royal Borough of Greenwich, London
Varghese Joseph MSW 2011-13 Licenced Social Worker, USA
Johns Augustine/Balu James MSW 2013-15 Project Directors, MAGICS (Self owned NGO)
Anitta Francis MSW 2013-15 Medical Social Worker, Aster Medicity, Ernakulam
Stephen K J MSW 2014-16 Executive Social Initiator Mathrubhumi SEED, Malappuram
Jinto K Mathew MSW 2014-16 Medical Social Worker Rajagiri Hospital
Jithin Xavier MSW 2014-16 Coordinator, Childline  
Jesbin James MSW 2015-17 Coordinator Kaaval project, Govt of Kerala  




Aditya E S
MSW 2015-17 Batch

Current designation: A P State Network coordinator and Entrepreneur Development Officer

Organization: Uday Foundation, TATA Chemicals

Present profile: Identify, Promote and capacitate rural Entrepreneurs and help them to establish link with private and Government sector for the promotion of safe drinking water. Generate employment for the rural youth especially women. Spearhead awareness programs on water safety and quality drinking water. Coordinate and network with NGOs, Farmer organizations, Business community and rural mass.

I have received this job through the campus placement cell of Rajagiri College. MSW course gave me a greater level of confidence to take-up the challenges. During the course I have been given opportunity to undertake field work with NGOs in other states like Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. This has helped me to develop a clear perspective towards rural scenario. I believe that this experience has helped me to get my present job and obviously the MSW course content, training and teaching methodology and guidance of teachers of Rajagiri College moulded me as a competent social worker.

Jinto K Mathew

MSW 2014-16 Batch

Current Designation: Medical social worker in Rajagiri hospital, Aluva since 2016 The experience from the Rajagiri College of Social Sciences helped me a lot to be more competitive in the field of social w

ork. It also enabled me to develop skills not only personally but also professionally. The knowledge gained from the training sessions during the curriculum can be applied in the working station and has been recognized the same in my institution. I am really grateful to my faculties, in fact their guidance and motivation influenced significantly in my life.

Varghese Joseph
MSW 2011-13 Batch

Designation and organization: Therapeutic Foster Care Social Worker (Licensed) Arc Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Rajagiri helped in giving international exposure which helped me have wider perspectives about the work we do. Rajagiri also helped me to gain basic theoretical knowledge in social work in specific to Clinical Social Work.

Jesbin James
MSW 2015-17 Batchh

Program Coordinator of the KAVAL project, Rajagiri Outreach in the district of Ernakulam. The project aims to support the children in conflict with law, so that the repeatedly falling children may be assisted.

Previously worked in Kuriakose Elias service society (KESS) Thrissur in a project for the cancer affected families, education of the children and psychological support.

Rajagiri experience helps me to be an empathizing professional and try my best to help the people who are in trouble.

Year NGO/Voluntary Sector Government Sector/Projects Private Sector including CSR International
2015 24 5 9 3
2016 10 7 21 2
2017 16 3 21 0

Rajagiri School of Social Work has an excellent record of placement in well-established social development agencies both state and national. The School has a placement cell comprising of the faculty coordinator and student representatives. The placement cell organizes regular soft skill workshops for improving aptitude, communication and interview skills. It maintains a database of prospective employers and opportunities for future communications. The cell also manages campus recruitments, where employers visit the campus, interact with the graduating students about career opportunities in their organizations and recruit them.

The placement statistics for the last five batches are as follows:

2010 89%
2011 93%
2012 88%
2013 94%


Our Employers

Lisie Hospital, Cochin

Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi

Ernakulam Medical Centre, Kochi

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Edapally

Amala Hospital, Thrissur

MES Medical College Hospital, Perinthalmanna

Viswajyothi CMI Public School, Angamaly

St. Joseph’s College, Calicut

St. Thomas College, Thrissur

Shakti, the women's wing of Swadeshi Science Movement, Ernakulam

Centre for Public Policy Research, Elamkulam

Harrisons Malayalam Ltd., Kochi

People Pro Trainers and Consultants Pvt Ltd, Kakkanad

KRIPA, Chunagamvely

Police Dept. Thripunithura

ICSW, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery

Bodhana, Thiruvalla

Chethana Integrated Development Society, Alappuzha

Reach Out, Thrissur

Ashoka Trust for Research Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)

Hewlett And Packard

Childline, Kochi

Childline, Kollam

Gramodaya Samajik Sansthan, Jaipur,

Rajasthan Society for All Round Development (SARD), New Delhi

Columbasia, Bangalore

Pradithi, Delhi

SCARF, Chennai