Social Work

Department of Social Work


The Post Graduate 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 graded the M.S.W. course as full pledged Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research in Social Work. The Department of Social Work offers the MSW Programme offering 5 Specialization namely-

The students have to opt for one of the following five specializations:

  • CD          –Community Development
  • MPSW   – Medical and Psychiatric Social Work
  • HRM      – Human Resource Management
  • GSM      – Geriatric Social Work
  • SWAC   – Social Work in Addiction Counselling

From 2010-11 Mangalore University had introduced Choice-Based Credit System under which Social Work Students can study and 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 placement

Block Placements

Finishing School at IVth 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 workshops 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.


Activities during pandemic period

Department had organized 4 series of webinars during pandemic period under the label VISION-THE FUTURE IS NOW


Why the Department of Social Work

  • Professional Degree with hands on experience
  • Experienced faculties possessing UGC NET qualifications with doctorate degree & hands down professional experience & publication in reputed journals having H-Index are the core faculty in the department
  • The Department provides Social Work Consultancy Service to Govt. of Karnataka, Corporate clientele  & Reputed Social Work NGOs
  • Classrooms well equipped with modern infrastructure, ICT based learning, efficient Audio-Visual aids in classrooms
  • Use of new trends in teaching pedagogy- Brainstorming, Group discussion, Role Play, Case studies & debate
  • Good Ambiance for academic studies
  • FIVE specialization to choose from  fulfilling current  job requirement of society
  • Placement assistance  provided
  • Concurrent Fieldwork/Block Placement in Industries/well equipped hospitals/ NGO s & Govt.  sectors
  • Finishing School
  • Training for Street Play
  • Personality Development of the students enrolled for MSW
  • Training to improve English language proficiency
  • Foreign students from more than 7 countries & two continents are pursuing their  MSW/Ph.D Programme from the department


Faculty Profile

Dr. Mohan S. Singhe, M.S.W., M.Phi., Ph.D. - Associate Professor & Chairman
Prof. Paul G. Aquinas, M. Com., M.S.W., Ph.D. - Professor
Dr. Yashaswini Battangaya, M.S.W., Ph.D. - Assistant Professor