You are all aware that in other M.Phil courses exposure to various areas in the medical field, where the social worker can play a key role in lacking. In addition, many do part time course, which again constricts academic and clinical areas. Athma Education and Research Foundation always strive hard to give quality education, to students & scholars on par with National Institutes.

The core objective of the foundation is to provide services, training, and research in mental health. The institute strives to achieve maximum mental health care to the unreached population especially in rural areas through accessible,
available, and affordable services.

Athma Education and Research Foundation affiliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai, and offers full time M.Phil in Clinical Social Work to candidates who possess a degree in Master of Social Work with Medical & Psychiatric (Regular).


Those who have completed M.Phil in Clinical Social Work programme have an opportunity to work with following sectors,

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Government Sector
  • Non Governmental organization
  • Industrial Settings
  • Health Settings
  • Rural Development
  • Mental Health settings etc...


Master of Social Work with Medical & Psychiatric specialization (MSW – M&P) - (Regular) from a recognized university ( Under UGC Act)


  • Two Academic Years (Full time).
  • No Part time seats available


Based on entrance examination & personal interview scores scholars will be selected.

Candidate will have regular academic classes, presentations, discussions with medical professionals and experts and they will be encouraged to take part in paper presentation in conferences and journals, which will enhance their communication skills, self-esteem, and confidence. During the tenure the candidates will be exposed to the various specialties such as HIV / AIDS (VCTC), Non-Communicable diseases, Psychiatry, General Medicine & Surgery, Diabetes, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Oncology, Pediatrics, Cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, Nephrology, Orthopedics, Gynecology & Infertility, De-addiction centre, Special school , Daycare centre, Rehabilitation centre and so on.


The institute has adequate books on social work, psychiatry, neurology, psychology, research, spiritual, different index journal and so on.


Separate Hostel facilities are available.