The Department of Social Work was established in 1989 with the twin objectives of commitment to social relevance and the need to relate academic training to development. The Department offers specialization in Community Development and Medical and Psychiatric Social Work. It has been focusing on 'Towards Value and Human Rights Education' for the past few years.
From its inception, the department always strove to keep itself relevant to the national scenario. Keeping in line with the changes taking place in social work education the department introduced the Human Rights perspective into its curriculum. From 2003, it has also introduced a credit based evaluation system.
The Department offers new courses such as Human Rights, Gender Studies, Communication for Development, Project Management and Counselling. The Department has established the Centre for International Social Work and has developed various international partnerships and there is scope for international internships and exchanges for students.
Programmes Offered: Master of Social Work