The Social Work department was started in the year 2010, and Bachelor of
Social Work was started in the year 2015. The department has well
experienced and qualified faculty members.
The primary mission of the Social Work profession is to enhance human
The department has made significant impacts by offering a
progressive, hands-on curriculum that infuses social justice values and
multicultural perspectives through education and field work practice.
The M.Phil Research Programme is introduced in the academic year 2017-2018.
The Department will excel in training social workers with values to make
a significant contribution to the society globally.
To prepare social work trainees who will empower themselves and work
towards empowerment of individuals, groups, and communities to live in
The Department of Social Work is the innate result of the ethos of the Patrician Order established in 1805 by Daniel Delany. The department had its humble beginning in the year 2010 with the MSW course offering two specializations, Human Resource Management and Medical & Psychiatric Social Work. The department initiated the BSW programme in the year 2015 and added Community Development as an additional specialization in 2018. In 2018 the University of Madras gave permission to initiate the M.Phil. Programme.
9 faculty members and 230 students work as a team to achieve the professional values of social work. The Syllabus, as prescribed by the University of Madras, is contextually relevant to this field of study. The department works with the focus of giving solid theoretical foundation which is put to test on the rough terrains of life. To put this in to practice the department networks with over 52 organizations in different settings including industrial, community, medical and psychiatric.
Our department is organizing curricular and co-curricular activities to develop aspiring students into leaders to impact the quality of lives of people and society. Our department carry out these program under “Sowers Forum ” ((Social Workers-Sowing the Seeds of Change) which is designed to call attention to create social justice, social awareness, sensitising masses, reaching the unreached and therefore to bring about a change in the society. We conduct national seminars, workshops and awarness programmes to promote social work values, beliefs and ethics through social consciousness among the social work students, and therefore build professional social workers. It is a platform which allows the students who participate to voice their opinions and open up remarkable opportunities with a good networking skills in social work profession for now and the future.
To achieve holistic development of the society through consultancy, research and training services to various sections of the society our department has initiated Patrician Research, Consultancy and Training Division (PRCTD).This wing is aimed at providing professional and technical advice and service to individuals, organizations and business undertakings to address their issues with appropriate solutions and improve performance oriented towards overall development. It focuses to extend its services for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to enhance sustainable social development. The consultancy wing will offer its services to the entities based on their needs and request. This unit organizes research workshop, conduct research seminars and paper presentations; make international research networks and collaborations .It also aimed at training people of various sections on basic, essential and advanced skills needed to create better individuals, healthy environment and a developed society at large. It focuses to achieve holistic development of people through appropriate trainings. The dedicated faculty of our department focuses to instill a sense of social conscience in the minds of students which makes the students to become agents of social change and advocates for social and economic justice.
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The program helps the learner to understand the social
workprofession and realizes the values, beliefs and ethics of
socialwork. The program emphasises on the six methods of social
workwhich are case work, group work, community organisation,
socialwork administration, social work research and social action.
Thelearner will undergo concurrent field work, rural
camporganisational visits and block placement in various social
worksettings. Through these practical field experiences the trainer
willbe enriched with the required knowledge for serving the
societyand get a hands on experience while studying his degree.
Programme Specific Outcomes
The learner understands the various methods of social work andits
implication in the field through concurrent field work. Thelearner
will be able to work in various social work settings inNGO’s and
Programme Outcomes - MSW- MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK
The program helps the learner to demonstrate ethical
andprofessional behaviour and advances human rights and
social,economic, and environmental justice. The learner engages
withindividuals, families, groups, organizations, and
communitiesthrough their field work component and practices the
methods ofsocial case work, group work, community organisation,
socialwork administration, social work research and social
action.The learner will be trained to handle clients from
variousproblematic situations or facilitate a group to bring out
adevelopment model or work with large communities to bring
about a change in the society.
The learner develops necessary skills to analyse and understand
the various techniques, skills, approaches and model of Social
Work practice which expands the employment opportunities and
also apply social work in practice and research in different fields
for achieving desirable change and development and
empowerment of people.
Programme Outcomes - MPHIL – SOCIAL WORK
The student is provided with knowledge of Social Work
ResearchMethodology and Statistics to conceptualize and execute
aresearch study relevant in the discipline of Social Work.
Thelearner is equipped with skills of utilizing technology and
withreferencing, reviewing and academic writing skills.
Programme Specific Outcomes
The leaner is equipped with necessary skills in applying
researchand statistical methods in Social Work Research and
Practice and enhances knowledge on social work pedagogy,
curriculumdevelopment and field training.
The Department takes several intiatives every year by organizing various programs for the overall development of students to provide Communication,Technical and Employablity skills to enhance the personality of the students and to face the competitive world.