‘The Matru Sewa Sangh (MSS) was founded in 1921 by two child widows – Padmashree Kamalatai Hospet & Venutai Nene. MSS is an all-women organization which has been actively involved in a variety of developmental activities ranging from maternity homes, homes for elderly care, schools for mentally and physically challenged, nursing training, and social work education. Read More
The beginnings of the Matru Sewa Sangh Institute of Social Work can be traced back to the year 1921 when the Late Padmashree Kamalatai Hospet founded Matru Sewa Sangh (MSS) in the city of Nagpur.Read More
The Matru Sewa Sangh Institute of Social Work aspires to become a preeminent abode of knowledge that is robust, committed, futuristic and people centered and that addresses the complexities of human conditions.Read More
It was fun for me to recall my days in the sorority of MSSISW. The friendships forged within this institution with students and faculty, alike, truly inspired and influenced my career and lives professionally as well as personally. I believe, one can either stumble upon or make a conscious choice to be in the field of social work. For me, it was a conscious choice and this institute had facilitated learning, unlearning and relearning!I now have the opportunity to help others in one way or another and I thank my alma matter for that!
Abhilash IngleProgram Associate(CASA, Madhya Pradesh)
I was a MSW student of Matru Sewa Sangh Institute of Social Work from 1984 to 1986. A little scared in the totally new atmosphere and pursuing new course about which I had little knowledge, I was observing other silently the students who had done BSW. A teacher, Rekha Tank Madam, used a method to make me speak by calling all of us ‘Dumb’ students. The journey started from there and a student who had stage-phobia started speaking in classrooms, at field work placements, village camps and later became a regular contributor in seminars, getting invitation for guest lectures etc. I took keen interest in some subjects, which helped me address even social work and sociology teachers in their orientation courses. I was working as journalist, while pursuing MSW course and continued in the same field till my retirement in April 2020. The course and the institute helped in getting recognition in my profession. I earned awards for social journalism and appreciation for my writing on social issues. Even after retirement from The Hitavada, I was offered job by some news agencies and news portals. I am continuing to work as a service to the society. For about four years I also worked as Project Co-ordinator of Village Development Project of MSSISW, which provided great exposure to rural life.
Ajay MardikarSenior Journalist
I entered the Institute for CSW and left after completing MSW. With the support from Institute I could clear UGC NET twice and complete PhD under the Guidance of Principal Dr John Menachery. The Institute through highly experienced faculties, one-to-one relationship between faculties and students, classroom teaching, Field Practicum and research activities helped in developing Social Work Professional in me and in maintaining balance between theory and practical by providing several opportunities. All credit of my professional success goes to the MSSISW.
Dr. Amod GurjarAssistant Professor (MGIHU, Wardha)
When we get a degree, we get knowledge, skills, and experience. From that experience we also get the skills to communicate, how to solve problems, so it helps us and others. This is the work that this college has done in my life. The atmosphere of the college is friendly and always ready to welcome. As far as college Principals and Professors are concerned, a teacher is a person who imparts knowledge, values, qualities, and hence teachers play many important roles in their lives like Gurus, parents, mentors, and friends and show the way to success. The idea of education in social work. There was a question as to what exactly would be social work, but when I entered this college, from the time of admission till the end of the last year, I never thought that we would ever be new in this college. So much love, knowledge from the Teaching and non-teaching staff. I got a great example of exactly what social work is to do, a source of inspiration to see and experience in this college. In the course of social work, many social questions/problems were realized from this college. How to find a way to bring changes in the community and bring a smile on the face of the person in front of you by benefiting him by solving it and how many such social issues/problems come in the life of that person, how will he face that question/problem and help himself? I got the skill to do it from this college, and the professor which I am using in my life today. The library of our college is not a library but an ocean of knowledge. From which, we have acquired not only knowledge for exams but also knowledge of a personality, good man, humanity.
Amosh KumarFounder and Resource Development Director Nurture Now Manager Dilek EnterPrises Wheaton, IL (USA)
Matru Sewa Sangh is a great college to study in. I enjoy how the study program is structured here: lectures, tutorials and practical. The teachers are well prepared. They know what they do. My experience in this college has been fabulous. This college provides students better education and enhance their skill. Staff is so helpful. Every individual teacher helps students to reach the goal. Students can also enjoy by participating in different events and showcase their talent. My experience was great with this college.
Amrita SinghSafeguarding officer Swindon Borough Council.
I was one of the first watch of boys joined MSS (2003-05). Matru Sewa Sangh Institute of Social Work is an Excellent institute which has great faculties and resourceful library. MSSISW provides a very holistic social work approach and staff support students greatly. Training in MSSISW has given me good job opportunity in social work.
Anil JosephSenior Social Worker Cambridge, UK
The institute provides an open platform to explore your knowledge and competencies. I was very fortunate to get fieldwork placements in very good organizations during my academics. And also the institute gave opportunity to become a part of International Social Work program where students get an exposure to meet, understand and work with international students of social work. My experience was very good during two years of volunteer where I learn social work from their perspective which boost up my confidence and communication skills. Moreover the staff always there to help and motivate the students, their experience and keen knowledge in the field of social work adds more interest to study enthusiastically.
Anupama GajbhiyeApolo Pau
While living a satisfied and successful life on the family and professional end, when I think back into a past and what made me satisfied is a nostalgic experience. Telling about MSS-ISW, Nagpur, being aspirant with a dream to become a social worker & serve the community, this Institute helped me & gave me direction to achieve the right path, Institute's faculties & teachers guided us in all aspects to learn real-life social worker’s role. It was a tremendous joy to be a student of MSS-ISW, Nagpur.
Arti Chincholkar PanditCentre In-Charge, SSA, Pune
I am an alumnus of MSSISW of the 2008-2010 batch. I happened to land at MSSISW based on its historical background of social work education. I love the humbleness and friendliness attitude of the faculties in the educational curriculum and extracurricular activities. I enjoyed the facilities of classrooms and library. I felt the lack of recreational infrastructures such as canteen, games and sports. I Initially suffered due to language problem but with the help of supervisor, senior students and co-field workers, I started enjoying my field work. The most beautiful environment of the Institute was multi-culture representation as in our class there were students from about 20 states of India. I learned and experienced about the diversity of India.
Barnic R. GangmeiPhD Scholar, IIT Guwahati
I have done my Bachelors of Social Work from Matru Sewa Sangh Institute of Social Work and then pursued my post-graduation in Wildlife Conservation. The college is an excellent place to understand the dynamics of various fields. The faculty encourages and provides ample exposure to various training, workshops, and organizations. The active participation of the college in various field action projects also allows inculcating social work values and practicing these in life. Moreover, the library is a treasure trove with all kinds of books on various subjects. If you wish for a successful career, you should consider studying at MSSISW.
Dhanusha KawalkarSenior Research Biologist Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History
Words will not be enough to describe about my college. This Institute not just provides a theoretical knowledge to the students but shapes up them more as competent and confident to face real life examinations passionately and positively. Professors create a learning environment in such a way where students can easily nurture their own potential. I strongly believe that if today I can maintain the work life balance efficiently then it is only because of the attitude I got from this Institute. Today we attend so many webinars and seminars to develop a skill of teamwork, team building but this Institute taught us these concepts years before through the village camps and study tours. I got to learn from here itself that ownership towards the assigned task turns into a success. In simple words it is the factory of manufacturing professionals who never compromise with humanity, dignity and values. I would be thankful and grateful throughout my life towards this great institution of wisdom and the dedicated faculty members.
Farhat QuraishiAGM-PROCW Pvt. Ltd.