DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK

About The Course

Master of Social Work (MSW) was started in the year 2014 with an objective of empowering and transforming young women as trained Social Work Professionals. This is a two years PG Programme and students from all UG backgrounds are eligible to apply.

The Well – Structured Social Work Curriculum strikes a right balance between theory and concurrent field work training. Students from varied UG Backgrounds taking up MSW enjoy the privilege of taking class room theoretical knowledge to the field and bringing back field learning experience to class room and vice versa.Two Days Field training in a week during their field work placement in a NGO enables them to relate, complement and cope with the ground realities. As a result of the interaction, the emerging professionals learn to do meaningful and right based interventions with Individuals, Groups and Communities.

MSW students are given continuous and rigorous trainingand ensured a continuous learning and evaluating environment that enables them to evolve as professionals engaging in Social Work Profession with Passion, Values and Ethics.

The Student Association is active and is encouraged to conduct seminars, workshops and social awareness programmes in the Community.

Curriculum – MSW

Theory
Social Work Methods, Social Research, Specializations, Elective and Extra- Disciplinary Papers.

Field Level Training
Rural Camp Concurrent Field Work Training (Two days in a Week) – all Four Semesters.
Summer Internship
Block Placement (Training in Alternate Media is also given)

Specializations Offered:
Community Development
Medical and Psychiatric Social Work

VISION

To empower and transform young women as trained, competent and committed Social Work Professionals.

MISSION

To educate social work students to develop interest in social work methods

To develop research aptitude to engage is social research

To develop professional skills and competencies to excel in their field of specialization

To help practice value based social work in the fields of choice

OBJECTIVE

To educate, empower and develop the competence of the students to become professional social workers and help them take up rights based approach for the emancipation of the society

Faculty


S.No. Name of the faculty with Photo Designation Qualification Date of joining Specialization
1. DHANALAKSHMI
ASST. PROF. & HEAD MSW., M.PHIL., NET JULY 1, 2019 MEDICAL AND PSYCHIATRY

Activities


SEMINAR ON TELE-PSYCHOTHERAPY

Department of Social Work organized a Seminar on “Tele – Psychotherapy” on August 30, 2019. Mr. Elayaraja, Founder – Kavithalayaa Counselling Centre, Consultant – Army Public School & Inner Sight Counselling Centre was the Resource Person.

NGO VISIT AND PARTICIPATION INLIVE COMMUNITY RADIO

The Department of Social work visited Nalamdana on August 13, 2019. MSW students along with Ms. Dhanalakshmi Rajendran, Asst. Prof & Head – Department of Social Work took part in the Live Discussion in Thendral Community Radio 91.2 Mhz.

AWARENESS ON NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH

To commemorate the National Nutrition Month – September 2019 – Department of Social Work organized a brief NUTRITION AWARENESS street theatreamongst the College Students during the break. The importance of balanced nutritious diet, intake of iron- rich and calcium rich food was reinforced among the audience.

Vegetable queen dressed up with vegetable accessories, emphasizing the importance of intake of healthy vegetables and greens. The audience were excited to interact with the vegetable queen about the health benefits of veggies.

PROGRAMME ON CHILD RIGHTS AND CHILD PROTECTION FOR ENDING ALL FORMS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN.

The Department of Social Work in association with Aid India organized a special programme on Gender Sensitization and Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse on October 23, 2019 at the Seminar Hall. Ms. Revathy Ramkumar - M. Tech, M.S – Health Care Management (UK), Programme Coordinator – Aid India was the resource person. Totally 45 students from UG and PG courses participated in the Talk. The Programme aimed at creating gender sensitization among the young women and enabled them to have better understanding about the different forms of child sexual abuse and the role of young women in preventing the abuse at the initial stages if witnessed in their neighbourhood community and public places. The poster display of MSW students on the current scenario of gender injustice and incidences of sexual abuses were very informative and eye-catching.

TALK ON GENDER SENSITIZATION AND PREVENTION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

The Department of Social Work organized a special workshop in association with UNICEF and Thozhamai. The programme was organized to mark the 30 years of CHILD RIGHTS CONVENTION. Students from different Social Work Departments, about 75 of them participated in the programme.

Mr. Devaneyan – Director, Thozhamai and Mr. Suba Thenpandian, Advocate and Child Rights Activist were the Speakers for the Day.

CERTIFICATE COURSE ON EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

The Students of Social Work Department underwent a three days certificate course on “Employability Skills Training Programme” organized by SMC Drive – Stella Maris College, Chennai from November 27 –29, 2019.

WORLD CANCER DAY

The PG Department of Social Work observed World cancer Day on February 4, 2021. Dr.Shamika Dechamma MBBS., DNB., DRM, Consultant – Fertility Specialist was the key speaker. Totally 50 faculty members attended the programme. The programme was aligned with the theme “I can – I will”. The Principal, Vice-Principal, HODs and faculty members paid tribute to late Dr. V. Shantha for her exemplary service in the field of oncology.

WEBINAR ON ROAD TO HEALTHY LIVING DURING COVID- 19 PANDEMIC

A Webinar was conducted on “Road to healthy living during Covid- 19 Pandemic” on May 20, 2021. Ms. Richa Poddar, Senior Physiotherapist – Sundaram Medical Foundation spoke on the topic – Combating Covid – 19 physiotherapy approach. Ms. Nisha Boopalan – Senior Clinical Nutritionist – LIMA Lifeline Rigid Hospital, spoke on peddling food myths during pandemic period. Totally 66 students and faculty members attended the webinar.