Department Of Social Work
TThe department of social work was established on the year 2020. The department is one of the
professional departments of Carmelgiri college, which gives equal importance to theory and
practicum. Medical and psychiatry and community development are the two specializations
offered by us. Social work is a practice based profession that promotes social change,
development , cohesion and the empowerment of people and communities. Social workers are
professionals who aim to enhance overall wellbeing and help meet basic and complex needs of
communities and people.
The MSW programme promotes the profession of social work by educating students to become
leaders for social change. We prepare them to be highly competent professionals who are skilled
at providing effective services, integrating interdisciplinary knowledge, theory and social work
values with practice to address social needs. Social workers work in a variety of settings
including non –profit organizations, mental health and counseling centers, schools, advocacy
agencies, community organizations, corporate companies and government agencies.
To acquire theoretical foundation of social work profession.
To assist with students with understanding and integration of social work theories and
To prepare students for professional social work practice in a variety of systems and
To foster the use of social work knowledge, skills , values and ethics in all aspects of
their professional activities.
To use research knowledge , and skills that advance social work practice
To apply social work practices in the context of diverse cultures.
To prepare students to recognize and apply social justice principles in practice situations
calling for social change and advocacy
To cultivate leadership for social change and in the development of social service
To Provide opportunities for students to serve in various social work settings.
To assist students with their professional as well as personal development.
To acquire knowledge in theoretical and therapeutic approaches in counseling
To get basic understanding of Indian legal system, legal procedures and human rights.
To develop administrative skills including practical experiences in human service
organization and project preparation
To gain in - depth knowledge in various models of contemporary social work.