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The Department of Social Work

The Department of Social Work started functioning on June 2009. The department is deep rooted in the great demand of quality and value based higher education. In the present scenario of higher education, educational institutions have significant role in contributing reformative goals for social development. The department promotes a culture that supports professional grooming, freedom to initiate, innovative and experiment, an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust and cultural enrichment.

Mission

"Train Professional Social Workers to Empower Qualities of Leadership, Potentialities and Integrating Services through the Scientific Methods and Techniques of Social Workers to reach into the World through Families".

Scope of Social Work

Professional social work has been developed in Tamil Nadu for the three years. Social work has emerged as levels discipline with professionalism in the field of community development, counseling, personal management, health care, women and child welfare, disaster management, etc. trained professional social workers are the inevitable components of human development activities promoted by the government and non government organisations.

Aim of the Course

  • To build competent, professional social workers to meet the global demand.
  • To impart value based knowledge on social Justice, Empowerment and impression regarding Democracy, Welfarism and religious Pluralism.
  • To create an atmosphere this generates social sensitivity regarding social issues and crisis.
  • To undertake social research, field action projects in the innovative fields of the profession of social work.
  • To empower the marginalised groups such as Women, Dalits, tribals, Labour class, Children, Old age, and Differently Abled.
  • To strengthen the participatory approaches in all levels of development processes.
  • To undertake activities in the protection and promotion of Human rights.
  • To perceive the total human growth ensuring physical, psychological, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
  • To undertake activities on rehabilitation of the victims of Development-Induced Displacement.

Specializations

  • Human Resource Management
  • Medical and Psychiatric Social Work
  • Urban and Rural Community Development

First Semester

  • To create an orientation about the theory, practice and different fields of social work.
  • To sensitize the students relating to social problems and crisis.
  • To promote value-based activities for the emancipation of the teaming millions from abject exploitation.
  • To train the students for the active involvement in conquering the challenges which threaten the social structure.
  • To build up professional human relations and exposure to Rural, Urban, Tribal settlements and Coastal community.
  • To have hands-on computer application.

Second Semester

  • To introduce to various social work settings.
  • Enabling in identification of community needs.
  • Enhancing the capacities of the group for establishing the overall group goal.
  • Client-centered approach in Case Work and Group Work.
  • To invite the attention in basic Social Research.
  • To impart knowledge on human psychology for analysing the dynamics of human behavior.

III Semester

  • The curricular objectives are based on respective specialisations opted by the students.
  • To impart Medical & Psychiatric information so as to identify the social aspects of physical psychiatric ailments.
  • To impart knowledge on social legislations.
  • To involve in Participatory Rural Appraisal, Participatory Poverty Analysis, and Planning Implementation and Evaluation (PIE).
  • To impart knowledge on quantitative method in social research.
  • To create and better understanding in the administration of Human Service Organisations (HSOs) and Non Government Organisations.

IV Semester

  • To introduce to the Medical and Psychiatric Social Work and to understand the Team Work in these settings.
  • To involve in the Rural and Urban Development prospects and challenges.
  • Capacitate as a practitioner in International, National and Regional agencies which undertake various Rural and Urban Community Development Programmes.
  • To equip with the methods and skills for the innovative and alternate development programmes.
  • To understand minor research programmes on social issues having more gender concerns.

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

  • Child Sponsorship: Programme for destitute children has been initiated. Currently, 3 such children are been sponsored.
  • Dropout Prevention centers: There are 30 dropout prevention centers that cater to 743 children helping them to continue their studies.
  • Self-Help Groups: There are 194 women self help groups operating in 5 Federations, catering to 2,910 families enhancing their standard of living.
  • Child Protection Services (Juvenile Homes): Child protection committees are operative in 14 of the villages we reach out. Child Line India Foundation organized an NGO consultancy meeting.
  • Noon Meal Scheme: The most deserving 75 students who come from remote villages are assisted with noon meal on all working days.
  • Canteen: The work towards construction of the canteen was started on 31st Jan 2011 with the contribution of a local donor.
  • Towards Employment: Driving license is been procured for students who like to be employed.
  • Grain Bank: For the destitute widows in the neighboring villages, food grain is collected from our students and distributed once a month.
  • Micro Credit: Through the self-help groups a sum of Rs. 40 lakhs has been distributed.
  • Career Guidance in schools: 32 schools benefiting over 14,000 students towards study methods and career advancement.
  • Career Mela: As a follow up of the school visit over 2000 students who are appearing for the public exams gathered at the Don Bosco College to synergize all the their efforts towards successful completion of their exams and receive guidance regarding their career options.
  • Cooperative Stores: Stationery and Educational materials are made available for students with the help of the Self-Help groups.