The postgraduate course in social work was started in 2003-04, under the Mother department of Sociology. The Government of Karnataka Vide letter No. ED 10 UDS 2015 dated 10-05-2016 has up gradated the M.S.W course as full pledged department of Post graduate Studies and Research in Social work. Department of Social work offers the MSW Programme offering 3 Specializations namely
- Community Development (C. D.)
- Medical and Psychiatric Social Work (M. & P. S. w.)
- Human Resource Management (HRM)
From 2010-11 Mangalore University has introduced Choice-Based Credit system under which social work student can study an interdisciplinary subject of their choice. An intensive curriculum is designed to impart the theoretical knowledge and practical training for Social Work students. Besides, the department is offering Ph. D. programme and consultancy services too.
Special Features of the Course
- Orientation programme
- Concurrent Field work practicum
- Rural Camp Exposure
- Tribal Community Visits
- Sensitivity programme
- Skill enhancement workshops
- Study tour programme
- Winter and Summer placements
- Block placements
- Finishing School at IV Semester.
A number of workshops, awareness camps, rural camps, etc, have been conducted by the students and staff in different organizations and villages.
Department had organized two National Conference sponsored by ICSSR New Delhi and a 10 Days workshop on research Methodology for Research Scholars sponsored by ICSSR New Delhi . Department also conducts on regular basis Medical camps, Awareness camps on AIDS, Domestic Violence, alcoholism, drugs, etc.
Department also arranges special lectures to commemorate the Social important Days like Social workers Day, International Women’s Day, World AIDS day etc.