About Us

Department of Social Work

“It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do:” -Moliere

Department of Social Work, in pursuit of the vision and mission of the university, offers academic programs to equip students with proficiency in interdisciplinary knowledge systems of social, economic, behavioral, environmental, law, human rights, gender, political and technology in order to promote social development.

The evidence-based, action and intervention oriented practices are established through - teaching-learning process, field-based learning and internships that guide the students to act as social change agents and social justice. The comprehensive understanding of macro system knowledge framework, along with the understanding of contextual and ground-realities, the integration of which enable the students to effectively initiate change and development at the micro level. The unique features of the Department are participatory and sustainable development practices, capacity building trainings for students, macro-micro research initiatives, transfer of technology, social innovation and social entrepreneurship, which are rightly integrated to generate a cadre of competent social workers.

The Department of Social Work was established in the year 2006. The department is one of the professional departments which give equal importance to theory and practicum. Medical and Psychiatry, Family and Child Welfare and Community Development are the three specializations offered by us.

Social Work is a practice based profession and discipline that promotes social change and development. Today, Social work is an incredibly broad and diverse field; it offers an almost limitless range of career options. Social workers work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, non-profit organizations, and mental health and counseling centre’s, schools, advocacy agencies, community organizations, corporate companies and government offices.


  • Engage in culturally sensitive generalist practice with diverse and oppressed populations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about and skills in critically analyzing theories of human behavior, including the ability to identify and assess interactions of people within their social environments.
  • Use -psycho-social- theoretical framework to understand individual development and behavior across the life span and the interactions among individuals and between individuals and families, groups, organization, and communities.
  • Develop practice techniques to help client to increase their abilities to problem solve, cope, and network. . Demonstrate the ability to link and assist clients with resources, services and opportunities.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about and the skills to critically analyze the historical evolution of social welfare and social work as a profession, including alternative models of social welfare that have evolved in different ethnic, racial, and cultural communities.
  • Evidence the ability to describe, assess, and critically analyze social policies and the impact of social welfare policy on client/consumer systems, as well as, different population groups.
  • Develop a professional commitment to and skill in advocacy to create and promote responsive and effective services and resources that promote social justice.
  • Evaluate and apply research methods, research findings and related tools to evaluate practice interventions.

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