Admissions 2020

Department of Social Work

Dept. of Social Work

Rajagiri School of Social Work (RSOW) had its humble beginning in 1955 with a Diploma Programme in social services. Later in 1964 the school started a Masters Programme in Social Work with specialisations in Family and Child Welfare, Community development and Medical and Psychiatric Social Work. The MSW Programme of the school earned a wide acclaim in a short span of time. The School also expanded by taking up social work projects by establishing different Live Labs, and Research and Training in Social Work and related fields. The school is the first in South India to offer Doctoral Degree, Master’s Degree, Bachelor’s degree and Diploma in Social Work.

Vision:

To be a centre par excellence in Social Work education, unique in experience, value based in approach and pioneering in efforts, for enriching and fulfilling LIFE.

Mission:

To facilitate the sprouting of professionally competent and socially sensitive social workers with a global outlook to proactively respond to emerging societal concerns, capable of addressing life challenges.

LATEST NEWS

Swacch Award 2019 05 December 2019

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Club inauguration 2020 10 January 2020 to 10 January 2020

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CLUB – ACTIVITIES REPORT 20 February 2020 to 20 February 2020

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THE “STUDENT CONNECT” 14 January 2020 to 14 January 2020

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CORONA VIRUS AWARNESS PROGRAMME 13 February 2020 to 13 February 2020

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Congratulations to the students 06 March 2020 to 06 March 2020

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OYSTER- Alumni meet: Chennai Chapter 01 March 2020 to 01 March 2020

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Rajagiri Wellbeing Initiative: Support fight against COVID-19 05 April 2020 to 31 May 2020

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India’s Top-Ranked Private Autonomous Colleges 15 May 2020 to 31 May 2021

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NIRF 2020 12 June 2020 to 28 August 2021

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Yoga Skill in action 21 June 2020 to 21 June 2020

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Social Work - Webinar Series 22 July 2020 to 24 July 2020

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Certificate Course in Qualitative Research Methodology 03 March 2020 to 07 March 2020

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Three-day Workshop 15 January 2020 to 17 January 2020

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Webinar on Beyond the Pandemic 19 August 2020 to 19 August 2020

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Rajagiri E-Marathon 28 September 2020 to 09 October 2020

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  • 1955 : Inception of the Department of Social Work, offering a one-year Diploma Course in Social Service (DSS) and affiliated to the University of Madras.
  • 1960: The Diploma in Social Services (DSS) received affiliation from the University of Kerala.
  • 1961: Initiation of two year Master’s Degree Programme in Social Work (MSW), first in Kerala, affiliated to Kerala University with specialisation in Personnel Management, Industrial Relations and Labour Welfare.
  • 1968: The Post Graduate Department of Social Work shifted to Rajagiri Hill Campus at Kalamassery.
  • 1969: Introduced specialisations including Family and Child Welfare, Community Development, Medical and Psychiatric Social Work, Social Welfare Administration in the MSW programme.
  • 1970: The National Service Scheme (NSS) Training and Orientation Centre for the training of NSS Programme officers from all the universities in Kerala started.
  • 1971: The Department of Social Work hosted its first National Seminar in collaboration with Indian Council for Social Welfare titled “Spotlight on Children”.
  • 1972: Rajagiri Research Institute was established to spearhead research and dissemination in Social Sciences.
  • 1980: PG Institute of Social Work was recognized as an Independent College affiliated to the University of Kerala and the college was named as “Rajagiri College of Social Sciences”.
  • 1982:Middle Level Training Centre (MLTC) and Community Aid & Sponsorship Programme (CASP) started under the aegis of the Department of Social Work as community outreach services.
  • 1984: Personnel Management specialization was delinked from MSW programme into Post Graduate Programme titled M.A. (PM & IR).
  • 1986: The Social Work Programmes were affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
  • 1988: The Department of Social Work was recognised as a centre for Doctoral Research for Social Work, Sociology and Allied Social Sciences under Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.
  • 1990: Voluntary Co-ordinating Agency for Adoption (VCA) was set up.
  • 1997: The Department of Social Work constituted Fr. Jose Alex Award for Excellence in Social Work Profession, awarded to social work professionals/Organizations in every alternative years.
  • 1998: The first International tie-up of the Department of Social Work with School of Social work, University of Maryland, Baltimore and Western Michigan University (WMU) in United States of America were operationalized.
  • 1998: The Department launched an annual Social Work Conference titled DYUTI (Development Yearnings for a United and Transformed India), a forum for deliberation on vital issues of development from a rights perspective to be hosted nationally and internationally on alternative years respectively.
  • 1999: Rajagiri Family Counselling Centre was established under the aegis of the Department of Social Work.
  • 2001: Diploma in Social Services course was restructured as Post Graduate Diploma in Administration of Human Services (PGDAHS).
  • 2001: The Department domiciliated CHILDLINE Cochin Nodal Centre.
  • 2002: Undergraduate Programme in Social Work, Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) introduced was introduced by the Department of Social Work, the first such course in Kerala.
  • 2002: Rajagiri outREACH (Rajagiri Educational Alternatives and Community Health) Service Society was launched as the professional service wing of the Department of Social Work.
  • 2005: Golden jubilee celebration of Social work Programmes.
  • 2005: Rajagiri Journal of Social Development (ISSN 0973-3086) a peer-reviewed bi-annual journal was launched at the time of the golden jubilee celebration. It is a UGC approved journal under social sciences (Journal No.47711).
  • 2015: PGDAHS programme revised and named as Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Social Work and Counselling Practice (PGDCSW).
  • 2018: The department was entrusted with the responsibility of coordinating the activities under the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Scheme of MHRD in 5 adopted panchayats of Ernakulam district.
  • 2019: The department hosted India’s first International Summer University in Social Work on the theme “Social Care and Well-being of vulnerable populations” along with its 8 international consortium partners.
  • 2020-  India Today ranked the Department of Social Work as the  2nd  Best Social Work College in India.
  • 2019: The Department hosted 10th International Summer University on the theme “Social Care and Well-being of vulnerable populations” along with the consortium partners of Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Western Switzerland), Western Sydney University (Australia) Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), University of British Columbia (Canada), University of California (USA), Shadong University (China), and University of Ouaga (Burkina Faso).
  • 2018 & 2019: India Today ranked the Department of Social Work as the 3rd best Social Work College in India
  • 2018: The department was granted the prestigious UGC-DAAD Project-based Personnel Exchange Programme.
  • 2018: The Department hosted Annual Symposium of Building Networks and Frameworks for Global Social Work titled “Valuing Diversity in Global Social Work: Practice with People on the Move” along with the consortium partners of University of Eastern Finland, College of Social Work, University of Utah and Faculty of Social Work, Hochschule Landshut - University of Applied Science.
  • 2017 – The department was granted prestigious UGC-UKIERI Joint Research Programme.
  • 2014: The department has undertaken 2 studies of Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Department of Social Justice, Govt. of Kerala.

EVENTS

Sep 28, 2020 - Oct 09, 2020

Rajagiri E-Marathon

Time Start Your Convenience

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Oct 09, 2020 - Oct 09, 2020

Mental Health of Youth

Time Start 9.30 Am

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Testimonials

Aditya E. S. MSW 2015-17 Batch

“MSW course provided me a greater level of confidence to take-up the challenges. During the course I have been given opportunity to undertake field work with NGOs in other states like Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. This has helped me to develop a clear perspective towards rural scenario. I believe that this experience has helped me to get my present job and obviously the MSW course content, training and teaching methodology and guidance of teachers of Rajagiri College moulded me as a competent social worker.”

Jinto K Mathew MSW 2014-16 Batch

“The experience from the Rajagiri College of Social Sciences helped me a lot to be more competitive in the field of social work. It also enabled me to develop skills not only personally but also professionally. The knowledge gained from the training sessions provided during the study can be applied in the working station and has been recognized the same in my institution. I am really grateful to my faculty members, in fact their guidance and motivation influenced significantly in my life.”

Mathew T. John (BSW 2013-2016)

“I entered Rajagiri College of Social Sciences for doing my BSW, 6 years back, I was not contented with ‘profit and loss’ overview of the world and my thirst for a deeper engagement and learning about the society, led me to choose this wonderful course in Rajagiri. This was one of the major turns in my life and looking back at it, I’m truly happy. This course not only offered a textual understanding about my surrounding but I got to experience layers of explorative learning with field work in each semester. Rajagiri also offered various avenues for my personal growth too. I was the President of the students’ union named ‘SWARAJ’ which helped me work on my leadership skills under the guidance of a well experienced faculty team. All the experience I gathered those 3 years and forward, is truly helping me, as I currently work as a Social Work educator.”

Elizabeth Jacob (BSW 2016-2019)

As a human being, I believe that the core of man’s spirit comes from new experiences, and to have got the opportunity to do Bachelor of Social Work at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences has been truly fulfilling to my spirit. Even though Social Work wasn’t my interest initially, it became my passion after going through the social work training I received here. I was hesitant to join Rajagiri due to my bias that being in Kerala wouldn’t provide exposure to the larger world, but the exposure I received here with regard to organizational visits, concurrent fieldwork, summer placement, club activities, conferences and the world within library, was more than I could’ve ever hoped for. Rajagiri opened my eyes to the realities of human life I was ignorant of. Every aspect of this institute, be it academic or extra-curricular, has helped a lot in developing myself multifold. Now, as I am pursuing Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management at Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) the fire of social work still burns bright. I will always be a social worker by spirit whichever profession I take up because what I’ve learnt during my BSW journey would always remain and reflect in my actions.

Tony James (BSW 2012-2015)

"Throughout my 3 years of Bachelor of Social work at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences I had countless opportunities to develop interpersonal skills, Intrapersonal skills, leadership skills and proactive thinking through various programs and events organized by the Department of Social Work. These attributes were the key reasons because of which I was successfully placed as the coordinator of Trivandrum Don Bosco Veedu Society. Big thanks to all my faculty members and friends for this amazing journey at RCSS. I believe the field work, Rotaract club activities and mentoring provided by the college helped me to develop a good career in Social Work.