Department of SOCIAL WORK

About us

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others" Mahatma Gandhi

 

Vision

The Department will excel in training social workers with values to make a significant contribution to the society globally.

 

Mission

To prepare social work trainees who will empower themselves and work towards empowerment of individuals, groups, and communities to live in harmony

HISTORY

The Social Work department was started in the year 2010, and Bachelor of Social Work was started in the year 2015. The department has well experienced and qualified faculty members.


The primary mission of the Social Work profession is to enhance human well-being. The department has made significant impacts by offering a progressive, hands-on curriculum that infuses social justice values and multicultural perspectives through education and field work practice.


The department is proud of the remarkable achievements with 100 percent pass percentage in three consecutive years 2012 & 2013 and 90 percent University Rank holders in the first batch 2010-2012. Mr. Balaji M received the Chief Minister J-Jayalalitha best student in Tamil Nadu award in the year 2013.


The M.Phil Research Programme is proposed to be introduced in the academic year 2017-2018.

Specializations Offered

 

  • Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (HRM & IR)
  • Medical And Psychiatric Social Work(M&PSW)

Aims


The M.S.W. Programme is well designed that it enables students to integrate social work knowledge, attitudes and skills through a process of critical inquiry. This includes student-centered class room teaching and learning, field work practicum, practice based research and self study. We uphold our educational promise to students by ensuring that they have direct and frequent access to faculty who know their name and help them achieve their goals.
Interactive classes, case discussions, experiential learning, role play, seminars, research, and intensive field work as well as internships make the MSW at Patrician College of Arts and Science a learning experience personally as well as practical. It also aims to educate students in order to develop qualified social work professionals for practice, administration, education, training and research.


Objectives

 

  • To impart training in social work to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and values appropriate to the social work profession through formal instruction, fieldwork and other means to those who elect to make social work a career.
  • To prepare students for leadership responsibilities in social work by providing them opportunities for acquiring knowledge and skills in the profession, and by helping them to develop professional attitudes and conviction and commitment to social welfare
  • To promote integration of theory and practice in the fields of social development and social policy and to provide interdisciplinary collaboration for better understanding of human problems, services and issues of social development
  • To enrich the collaboration and co-operation with the Schools of Social Work / Post Graduate Departments of Social Work in India and abroad.

Social Work As a Profession


The primary mission of the Social Work profession is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. A historic and defining feature of social work is the profession's focus on individual well-being in a social context and the well-being of society. Fundamental to social work is attention to the environmental forces that create, contribute to, and address problems in living. Social workers promote social justice and social change with and on behalf of clients. "Clients" is used inclusively to refer to individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Social workers are sensitive to cultural and ethnic diversity and strive to end discrimination, oppression, poverty, and other forms of social injustice. These activities may be in the form of direct practice, community organizing, supervision, consultation administration, advocacy, social and political action, policy development and implementation, education, and research and evaluation.


Social workers seek to enhance the capacity of people to address their own needs. They also seek to promote the responsiveness of organizations, communities, and other social institutions to individual needs and social problems. The mission of the Social Work profession is rooted in a set of core values. These core values, embraced by Social Workers throughout the profession's history, are the foundation of social work's unique purpose and perspective: Service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person importance of human relationships integrity competence. This constellation of core values reflects what is unique to the social work profession. Core values, and the principles that flow from them, must be balanced within the context and complexity of the human experience.


 Professional Teaching Methods


We believe that learning by doing is an extremely crucial aspect of teaching-learning. The methods of training are, therefore, participatory in nature and learner-centered. Our teaching methods involve classroom teaching, field work experience, group discussion, group lab sessions, case studies, role plays, and self learning assignments.
Studying at the Department is learning as much about the Social Work profession as getting to know oneself. As an institution, we aspire to create an environment of excellence, team spirit and professional integrity. Our efforts aim at developing leadership in the field of social work. We believe that every individual has the potential and leadership abilities and throughout the programme such opportunities are provided that help in expanding and understanding the self and the society. Regularity in Individual Conferences with faculty members is an important feature of the training imparted. Faculty members are accessible and available for personal consultations for specific educational needs and guidance at every stage of the programme.


BSW - Bachelor Degree  in  Social Work


The Bachelor Degree in Social Work (BSW) is meant for candidates who are interested in providing professional assistance to people in need. Persons with professional training/ degree in Social Work generally work in socially-relevant areas such as health care, community development, education, industry, counseling, family, correction, social defense, women, children, disability etc. This programme will be particularly useful to people who will gain meaningful employment in middle and lower levels with NGOs and social and developmental agencies both in government and private sector.


MSW - Masters Degree   in  Social Work


The MSW program offers students an opportunity to focus on either direct intervention of social administration and policy or to combine these areas. A Master of Social Work, or MSW, may be a good degree choice for those interested in helping others deal with a variety of life problems in a professional capacity. Individuals with this degree often go on to become social workers, who might work in settings like corporate, hospitals and clinics, private practices, state and local governments, and schools both National and International. The MSW program is designed to orient students to a career in the field of social work.


Computer Applications

01. Assistant Professor
Dr.N.G.P. IT - Kailasam Name: Mrs. K. Usha Jose
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: MSW, M.Sc(Psy), M.Phil, NET, Ph.D
Experience:  
Specialization: Psychological Counselling Training NGO network Medical counselling Health educator Training NGO network Medical counseling Health educator
Email:  
 
 
02. Assistant Professor
Dr.N.G.P. IT - Sudha Name: Mrs. J.Divya
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.A., M.Sc., NET
Experience:
Specialization: Research Counselling Planning interventions Extension Assessment Evaluation and Training
Email:
 
 
03. Head of the Department
Dr.N.G.P. IT - Radhamani Name: Mrs.Sindhu Sivan
Designation: Head, Assistant Professor
Qualification: MSW,M.Phil.,NET
Experience:  
Specialization: Training Leadership Article writing Research
Email:  
 
 
04. Assistant Professor
Dr.N.G.P. IT - kousalya Name: Ms. Reena Rachel
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: MSW., M.Phil
Experience:  
Specialization: Research, Counseling, Human Resource Management
Email:  
05. Assistant Professor
Dr.N.G.P. IT - kousalya Name: D.Shirley
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: MSW,M.Phil., SET
Experience:  
Specialization: Human Resource Management
Email:  
06. Assistant Professor
Dr.N.G.P. IT - kousalya Name: Vinola Sharo Bell.W
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: MSW (HRM)
Experience:  
Specialization: Human Resource Management
Email:  
07. Assistant Professor
Dr.N.G.P. IT - kousalya Name: Leanne Maria
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.A Social Work., NET
Experience:  
Specialization: Human Resource Management
Email:  
08. Assistant Professor
Dr.N.G.P. IT - kousalya Name: Mr. C. J. Justus Wallis
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.Sc., M.S.W., NET, SET
Experience:  
Specialization: Community Development
Email:  
 
 
     
 

 

Curriculum - B.S.W

SUBJECT NAME

CREDITS

I SEMESTER

Languages Courses
Tamil/French/Hindi -1

3

English-1

3

CORE – PAPER I 
C 1 Social Work Profession

4

CORE – PAPER II 
C 2 Field Work -I

4

ALLIED –I   Paper 1 
Sociology and its relevance for Social Work

5

1. (a) Not studied Tamil upto xii std. –  shall take Tamil Comprising of two courses  (level VI std.)  
    (b) Studied Tamil upto
xii std.   – taken Non-Tamil under Part – I  shall take advance Tamil comprising of two courses. 
(c) Others who do not comes under a & b can choose  non-major elective comprising of two courses.

Skill Based

2

II SEMESTER

Languages Courses
Tamil/French/Hindi -2

3

English-2

3

CORE – PAPER III 
C 3 Basic Intervention Processes and Techniques

4

CORE – PAPER IV 
C 4  Field Work –II

4

ALLIED -  I  Paper 2 
Human Growth and Development

5

1. (a) Not studied Tamil upto xii std. –  shall take Tamil Comprising of two courses  (level VI std.)  
    (b) Studied Tamil upto
xii std.   – taken Non-Tamil under Part – I  shall take advance Tamil comprising of two courses. 
(c) Others who do not comes under a & b can choose  non-major elective comprising of two courses.

Skill Based

2

Curriculum - M.S.W

Specialization

1. Human Resource Management

2. Medical & Psychiatric Social Work

NAME OF THE SUBJECT

SUB. CODE

I SEMESTER

SOCIAL WORK PROFESSION

HAW1A

WORK WITH INDIVIDUALS

HAW1B

WORK WITH GROUPS

HAW1C

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS SW

HAWEA

FIELD WORK PRACTICUM - 1

HAW11

SOFT SKILLS- LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION

PSSEA

II SEMESTER

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION

HAW2A

SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

HAW2B

WORKING WITH PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV / AIDS

HAWEC

WOMEN AND DEVELOPMENT

HAWED

FIELD WORK PRACTICUM - 2

HAW21

SOFT SKILLS- SPOKEN AND PRESENTATION SKILLS

PSSEB

III SEMESTER

LABOUR LEGISLATIONS

HAW3C

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

HAW3G

MEDICAL SOCIAL WORK

HAW3D

MENTAL HEALTH SOCIAL WORK

HAW3H

COUNSELLING

HAWEF

SOCIAL POLICY &SOCIAL LEGISLATION

HAWEH

FIELD WORK PRACTICUM - 3

HAW31

SOFT SKILLS-LIFE AND MANAGERIAL SKILLS

PSSEC

IV SEMESTER

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND LABOUR WELFARE

HAW4C

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

HAW4G

COMMUNITY HEALTH

HAW4D

PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE

HAW4H

PROJECT REPORT

HAWPQ

FIELD WORK PRACTICUM - 4

HAW41

SOFT SKILLS- COMPUTING SKILLS

PSSED

 

 

ACTIVITIES 2016-2017

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXPO 2016


The Department hosted two day international conference and Expo to mark the international day of the differently-abled. Marking the International Day of persons with disabilities, the United Nation’s in its Envision disability 2030 has set its goals to ensure the inclusion and development of persons with disabilities throughout the world.
Dr.Jaclyn Fowler, Professor and Director, Canadian University Special Needs Center in  Dubai & a staunch believer that each child deserves a customized learning programme by which joy and success thrive.            Ms. Premila Chandrasekaran, Consultant in UAE on implementing features of the UAE Disability Act stressed how inner happiness and positive orientation can bring about total inclusion. Mr. Helmut Gensler from Schule am Hofgarten, Germany demonstrated how the motor impaired need not wait for the ramp to arrive at public building, but easily carry their wheel chair with little aid from others.
Rev. Bro. Sebastian FSP, Mr. Narasiman, Fr.George and Mr. Anirudh from Paris and Mr. Amarnath of NIEPMD, Dr. Gunavathy Fernandez, Autism by Anirudh , France, Mr. Mohamad Zafarulla, Community development officer, Slum Clearance Board, T.M.N.Deepak, Disability rights activist, Bro. Sebastian of St. Patrick Society, Mr. Murali representing the corporate community, Ms. Muthuselvi (visually disabled), Manager, Allahabad Bank and Bro.I. John Xavier, Director of St. Louis Institute for the deaf and the blind, Ms. Zubeida Ahamed, Journalist, Ms. Meena, Special Education professional from ‘We Can’ and Mr.Anirudh, Research Scholar from Paris Centre for Child Studies elaborated the various modes of inclusion and shared several success stories.


INSTITUTION INDUSTRY INTERFACE 2016


The department of Social Work, Patrician College of Arts and Science, Adyar recently organized an Institution Industry Interface on 2ND March 2017 at the college campus. The participants were from Accel Frontline, Chrysalis, IRDRP-TRUST, Arunodhaya Centre for street & working with children, PAADHAI, M.V.Diabetes Centre, alaiselvi Karunlaya, Bhumi trust, Bajaj Alliance General Insurance, PCVC and Candles. Effective interaction and communication between an academic Institution and Industry/NGO is essential for the mutual benefit of all stakeholders and is the need of the hour. Field work inculcates a healthy environment for the students and they gain vast industrial exposure. The department has been networking with different industries, consultants, and NGOs for their field work experience and placements. The objective of the Interface was to Bridge the gap between the academia and field work agencies. Interface is an annual programme that helps in strengthening the ties with industries and strengthens the field work component through the sharing of field work experience and possible areas of collaboration.

 

POST GRADUATE-MSW
The 2015-16 students went to Hyderabad from 09-10-2015 to 17-10-2015. Students visited different industries and NGOs in all these places. The exposure gave students a larger networking and an idea of social work interventions in other areas. Institutions like Heritage foundation an NGO working for the elderly, Manasa Foundation an NGO working for the mentally disabled, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Dolphin Foods Manufacturing at chocolate manufacturing sector, Angel Plastic Industry a manufacturing sector at Cherappally and University Grants Commission regional office were visited.

 RURAL CAMP
UNDERGRADUATE- BSW
BSW II year students (44 students) had their rural camp from 19/08/16 to 23/08/16.They had 5 days camp. The BSW students had conducted a sports competition for Government school students of Nallambakkam and prizes were distributed. Ms.Sindhu Sivan was the faculty coordinator.  The BSW II year students went for a study tour to Trivandrum and had an interaction with the Heath Minister Ms. Sailaja and also visited NISH and other organizations.

POST GRADUATE-MSW
Rural Camp is an Integral part of the Field Work Curriculum which helps the students to understand the concepts of Social Work and to apply the theories into practice. for a Rural Camp at Elathigiri Village, Krishnagiri District from 02/10/2016 to 03/10/2016. 


OBSERVATION VISIT


The  MSW students completed the observation visits  to IMH ,Chrysalis “Center for Holistic Development of Children with Autism”.  Arunodaya “center for street and working children,  Visranthi , the old age home, MRYTLE social welfare organization, St. Louis Institute for Deaf and Blind.


FACULTY ACHIEVEMENTS:


Dr, Mary Angeline, Ms. Usha,  Ms. Divya,  Ms.,Sindhu have published papers in the International Journal of Advanced Research with impact factor 5.33.
EXTRA CURRICULAR


SOWERS THE SOCIAL WORK FORUM


SOWERS the Social Work Forum was inaugurated between 12.30PM -1.30PM at the auditorium. The chief guest of the day was Dr. Ravichandran , Principal of  Patrician College. This was followed by a Photo Exhibition & Signature Campaign to Commemorate “International Day of Trafficking of Persons". 
International Human rights day was commemorated by SOWERS on December 10th 2016 . The guest for the day was Mr. M.L. Joseph who spoke by introducing the theme for the year for Human Rights Day - I shall stand for someone's right today, tomorrow and forever. Human Rights is not related to Racism, Religion, Discrimination.

REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON CBT 


A one day Regional Workshop on CBT was organized on 12.08.2016. Dr. Ravi Samuel, Psychotherapist UR Clinic inaugurated the workshop and in his inaugural message highlighted the difference between common sense counselling and professional counselling. 
Mr. Veerapandiyan, Assistant Professor of BALM was the Resource Person. Four sessions on CBT was organized where he addressed on thinking errors and how it affects our behaviors and feelings.

HORIZONS


The department initiated the Movie Review club for PG students HORIZONS which review the movie SPLIT.

Patrician Tribal Empowerment Cell


As part of the Patrician Tribal Empowerment Cell which is our extension unit the students visited the storm affected area and distributed relief material. The students also conducted Cardiac camp, skin health camp and Cancer screening camp for the community. The cell also has approached NABARD who will be working with the department in development works from the next academic year.


EXTRA CURRICULAR TRAINING:

PUPPETRY TRAINING
The puppetry training is a compulsory component and helps the students to use this mode to create awareness in the community on  social issues.. The training will be beneficial to a great extent where in the students will be able to write a script and do a performance on their own.

STREET PLAY TRAINING
Street theatre is a form of theatrical performance and presentation in outdoor public spaces without a specific paying audience. These spaces can be anywhere, including shopping centres, car parks, recreational reserves and street corners. The undergraduate  and post graduate students are  trained on street play and address the community on common issues like, importance of education, health and hygiene etc.

TRAINING ON MIME
Mime is one of the most ancient forms of theater, in which the actors pantomime a series of stories using only their bodies, without speaking.

OUTBOUND TRAINING:
Outbound Training is a training method for enhancing organizational performance through experiential learning. Such programs are often also referred to as outdoor management development. Outbound Training  generally revolve around activities designed to improve leadership, communication skills, planning, change management, delegation, teamwork, and motivation. Participants are divided into teams and assigned tasks or activities for completion in a specified time. The post graduate students are sent for this training according to their specialization.

 

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