Social work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to social work. Underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledge, social work engages people and structures to address life challenges and enhance wellbeing.
The Department of Social Work was established in 2003 to push the boundaries of knowledge on. The Department is offering BS, MA and MPhil programs to produce graduates who can delve deep into the recesses of the social issues being confronted by the society at large through their spectrum of knowledge and can contribute to improve the quality of life of individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities through social intervention across the region, nation and the world. The Department urges graduates to envision ways that they can help solve or prevent social problems.
The Department has seven PhD and two MPhil qualified faculty members and is one of the leading departments of the University having rich faculty with diversified scholarship in the field of social gerontology, human rights, child labor, social welfare, feminization of poverty and aging, mental health, feminist social work practice, spirituality & social work practice and many new emerging trends. The Department is committed to challenge students intellectually through dynamic classes and exciting hand-on experience in the fieldwork and preparing them to listen the voices of margins.