Department of Social Work

Vision

"Lighted to Enlighten"

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 Kerala for the last two decades. 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.c

Aim of the Course

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

 MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK(MSW)

Specializations

The department offers two specialisations viz;
1. Medical and Psychiatric Social Work
2. Urban and rural Community Development

Sanctioned Seats : 20

Selection Procedure

Norms for Selection of Candidates for MSW

a) Graduates from any approved University. Candidates requirws 50% marks for part 111(Main and Subsidy) at the qualifying examinations for applying to MSW entarnce test.
b) SC/ST candidates need to have only a pass mark at the graduate level exam.
c) Admiddion will be based on the total marks of the Qualifying examination, Entarnace test, Group dicussion and Personal Interview.

Objectives of the Course

Semester 1

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

Semester11

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

Semester 111

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

Semester1V

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

Syllabus and Scheme

Semester 1

C.1. History , Philosophy and Fields of Social Work
C.2. Sociology and Economics for Social Work
C.3. Human Growth and Development
C.4. Social Case Work
C.5. Community Organisation and Social Action
C.6. Concurrent Field Work

Semester 11

C.1. Social Group Work
C.2. Psychology for Social Work
C.3. Theory and Practice of Counseling
C.4. Social Work Research
C.5. Social Analysis and Strategies of Social Change
C.6. Concurrent Field Work

Semester 111

C.1.Social Work Administration and Participatory Project Planning and Management
C.2. Quantitative Methods in Social Work Research
C.3. Community Health and Health Education
E1.4. Social Work in Medical and Psychiatric Settings
E1.5. Psychiatric Information fro Social Work
E2.6. Gandhian Philosophy of Community Development
E2.7. Rural and Urban community Development
E3.8. Family Welfare and Population Dynamics
E3.9. Child Welfare
10. Concurrent Field Work

Semester 1V

C.1. Human resource Management in Human sevice Organisations
C.2. Social Legislation
E1.3. Therapeutic Approaches in Medical and Psychiatric Settings
E1.4. Health Care Administration and Legislation
E2.5.Environmental Studies and Disater Management
E2.6. Developmental Economics
E3.7. Women Development
E3.8. Youth Welfare and Development
9. Concurrent Field Work
10. Dissertation
11. Viva -Voce(Theory)
Viva-Voce(Dissertation)
12. Block Field Work

FEE STRUCTURE: 18,750 Per Semester

PLACEMENT: 100%

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK(BSW)

Choice Based Credit Semester System

Syllabus and Scheme

 SEMESTER-1

SW1B01

Introduction to Social Work

SW1C01

Basic Economic Concepts for Social Work

SW1C02

Basic Sociological Concepts for Social Work

 SEMESTER-11

SW2B02

Fields of Social Work

SW2C04

Social Problems in India

SEMESTER-111

SW3B03

Social Case Work

SW3C05

Psychology for Social Work

SW3C06

Gandhian Philosophy of Social Workers

 SEMESTER-1V

SW4B05

Working with Groups and Community

SW4C05

Human Growth and Development

SW4C08

Community Health and Health Care Services

 SEMESTER-V

SW5B07

Social Work Administration

SW5B08

Rural and Urban Community Development

SW5B09

Social Work Research and Statistics

 SW5D01

Community Health and Health Education

SW5D02

Essential Legal Information

SW5D03

Gender Development

 SEMESTER-V1

SW6B11

Professional Skill Development

SW6B12

Legal Information for Social Workers

SW6B13

Family Life Education

SW6E01

Gender and Development

SW6E02

Social Movements and Social Development

SW6E03

Programmes and Services for the Elderly  

 DEPARTMENT PUBLICATIONS

1. Manuscript: SMRITHI
2. Research Journal: RADAR (RESPONSE AT DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH)

CERTIFICATE COURSES

1. PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal)
2. SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences)
3. LFA (Logical Frame Work Analysis)
4. Social Analysis
5. Social Auditing

6. Counselling  Course for UG students 

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

1. Colloboration with Pain and Palliative Care Unit-Thrissur
2. Co-Ordinating and Strengthening of Kudumbasree Units and Projects in Thrissur District.
3. Environment Protection Activities
4. CASP-Community Aided and Sponsorship Project

CONSULTANCYSERVICES (2007-ONWARDS)

1. Social Analysis through Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), Aloor Grama Panchayat, 2009.
2. Social Analysis through PRA, Nilamboor Forest Division,2009.
3. Social Analysis through PRA, Nilamboor Forest Division,2010.
4. Monitoring of Creches with the Collaboration of Peermade Development Society (Centrally Sponsored Project), 2010.
5. Social Analysis through PRA, Peechi Forest Division, 2011.

  FIELD WORK PROGRAMMES

1. Concurrent field work in social work agencies
2. Concurrent field work in communities
3. Case work
4. Group work
5. Field action projects
6. Minor research by students
7. Summer placement in Kerala(1 Month)
8. Internship in out side Kerala(1Month)

 REGULAR ANNUAL PROGRAMMES OF THE DEPARTMENT

1.'Inspire'Induction programme
2. Exposure visits
3. Mr.Krishnaraj Memmorial Lecture Series
4. Observing important days
5. Study Tour

DEPARTMENT ASSOCIATIONS

1. SAMASTHA-St.Joseph's Social Work Students Association
2. AKSSA-All Kerala Social Work Students Association

STUDENTS ADMINISTRATIVE BODY(SAB): Inception-2013

ENDOWMENTS

1. Sr.Franco Golden Jubilee Endowment to a most deserving student in MSW.
2. Mr. Krishnaraj Memorial Endowment for Best student in First and Second Semester .
3. St.Joseph's Social Work Students Association (SAMASTHA) Endowment for Best Field Work Practitioners (2Students) in Third Sem.

FUTURE PLAN OF THE DEPARTMENT

 1. P.G Diploma course in NGO Management
2. Consultancy services in Social Analysis
3. International seminar and Social Work Students Meet
4. National Seminar on" Water Cooperation-Issues and Challenges in Indian Perspective.
5. Research Centre

OUR FACULTY

Name of Faculty

Specialization

Dr. Jessy K.C(Sr. Jessin CHF), HOD

RUCD

Ms. Priya Antony

RUCD

Ms. Roal Roy

MPSW

Ms. Resmi Ramachandran

RUCD

Ms. Sindhu T.S

MPSW

  

Medical and Psychiatric Setting

 Internship Programme (2012-2014)

National  Level

State Level

National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore

Lisie Hospital, Ernakulam

JSS Hospital, Mysore

MEHAC Foundation, Ernakulam

Narayana  Hrudayalaya  Mazumdarshaw Medical Centre, Bangalore

Amala Institute of Medical Science, Thrissur

St. Johns Medical College, Bangalore

Sacred Heart Mission Hospital, Pullur

SCARF(schizophrenia Research Foundation), Chennai

Little Flower Hospital and Research Centre, Angamaly

Coimbatore Cancer Foundation (GKNM), Hospital, Coimbatore

Kusumagiri Mental Health Centre, Kakkanad

Sunderam Medical Foundation, Chennai

Elite Mission Hospital, Thrissur

Nair Hospital, Mumbai

St.Joseph’s Hospital, Anchal, Kollam

KEM Hospital, Mumbai

Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical College, Kolenchery

SION  Hospital, Mumbai

Rajah Hospital, Chavakadu

  

Internship Programme  in Non- Government Organisations(2012-2014)

National  Level

State Level

Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society( BREADS), Bangalore

Bodhna Social Service Society, Tiruvalla

Keystone Foundation , Neelagiri, Tamilnadu

Ernakulam Social Service Society

Tejas Asia, New Delhi

Malankara Social Service Society, Trivandrum(MSSS)

CARITAS India, New Delhi

Neyyattinkara Integral Development Society (NIDS)

Helpage India, New Delhi

Wayanad Social Service Society(WSSS), Manathawady

Mont Fort Community Development Society(MCDS),Chennai

Peermed Development Society(PDS), Idukki

Slum Clearance Board, Chennai

River Research  Centre, Cahalakudy

Apanalaya, Mumbai

Social Action Forum, Irinjalakuda

 

Samridhy, Moovattupuzha

 

KAIROS, Kannur

 

Shreyes, Sulthan Bathery

   

Our Linkage with Local Self Government Institutions(LSGs)

2012-2014)

Name of LSGs

Nature of Work

Kerala Institute of Local Administration(KILA)

Internship Programme

Kudumbasree Mission, Thrissur

Internship Programme, Strengthening of SHGs

Kaipamangalam Panchayath

Awareness programmes

Adatt Panchayath

1 Medical Camp

Irnuinjalakuda Municipality

Formation of Balasabhas and  group activities)

Mala Panchayath

5 Medical Camps

Aloor Panchayath

 Awareness Creation and Social work in school setting (BVMHSS,Kallettumkara)

Perinjanam Panchayat

House visits and awareness programmes

Kodakara Panchayath

Awareness programmes among adolescents

Vellangallore BlockPanchayath

Counseling

 

 Seminars & Conferences Attended by Students -(2913-2014)

                         Topics

         Level

                Date

Social Work Intervention & Stratergies

National

27/09/13

Gender Reflections In Colonial Kerala

National

24/10/13 – 25/10/13

Pioneering Empowerment: Emerging Role Of Women In Media

National

30/10/13

Challenges And Trends  In Social Work

Regional

05/11/13

International Social Work  Crossing Borders Buliding Bridges

International

05/11/13 to 08 /11/13

District Level Training On T.B Awareness

Regional

20/11/13

symposium on national  food security bill and public distribution system

Regional

28/11/13

Render Quality Health Care In Professional Social Work

National

06/02/14

Enviornment Impact Assessment(Eia)

National

21/2/2014-22/2/2014

Homo Sexuality

National

15/03/2014 -16/03/2014

Research Undertaken by the Students (2013)

1. Awareness on Sexual and Reproductive Health among Adolescent Girls.

2. A Study on the Effectiveness of Vocational Training in   Differently Abled People.

3. Effectiveness of School Health Programme under NRHM: A Study among Junior Public Health Nurses with Special Reference to Thrissur District.

4. A Study on the Health Status of Women among Tribal Communities of Chimmony Forest Division.

5. Job Satisfaction of Caregivers in the Management of Autistic Children.

6. A Study of the Effectiveness of De-Addiction Center among Alcoholic Patients with Special Reference to Sanjo Sadan De-Addiction Center, Anandhapuram.

7. The Effectiveness of Decentralization in Gram Sabha.

8. The Effectiveness of DOTS TB Control Programme .

9. Role of Eco Tourism in the Quality of Life of Local Communities at Athirappilly Grama Panchayath.

10. Role of Social Work Trainees in Community Development: With Special Reference to Thrissur District.

11. Evaluative Study on the THEERA MYTHRI Project among Women in Coastal Community.

12. Effectiveness of Institution Based Physiotherapy among the Children with CEREBRAL PALSY.

13. Social Analysis of Kadar Tribes: A Study Based on Athirappilly Grama Panchayath.

14. Political Empowerment of Women in Panchayati Raj Institutions.

   Year Plan of the Department -2014-2015

Sl. No.

Event

Tentative Date

  1

Training on SPSS

May 2014

  2

Somnio

June 2014

  3

Study Tour

October 2014

  4

Inspire

September 2014

  5

Exposure visits

September 2014

  6

Medical Camp

December 2014

  7

Nature Camp

December

  8

Tribal Camp

January 2015

  9

Training on PRA

January 2015

 10

Certificate course in  Counseling

July-December

 

 

Contact Details

Contact Person:

Dr.Jessy.K.C(Sr.Jessin CHF)

Phone:

9497656978

Address:

Department of Social Work

St.Joseph's College Irinjalakuda

Thrissur(District) Kerala Pin-680121

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