Social work originates
from humanitarian ideals and democratic philosophy and has universal application
to meet human needs arising from personal, societal interactions and to develop
human potential. Its primary mission is to enhance human well being and help
meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the
needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty.
The profession focuses on individual well being in a social context and the
well being of the society. It also devotes great attention to the environmental
forces that create, contribute to, and address problems in living.
workers are dedicated to service for the welfare and self realization of human
beings, the disciplined use of scientific knowledge regarding human and
societal behavior, to the development of resources to meet individual, group
and community needs and to the achievement of social justice.
The BSW programme aims at imparting the
knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for the practice of this profession.
The curriculum is designed so as to help the students to acquire these through
a combination of theoretical inputs and practice opportunities spreads over six
semesters. It also has an interdisciplinary content and has drawn from the
disciplines of sociology, psychology and anthropology.