Department of Social Work

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About the Department

Established in October 2007, the Department’s vision is to become a leading institution for innovative, interdisciplinary approaches in educating social work practitioners and scholars, conducting research, and serving as a catalyst for positive social transformation. The MSW programme offers specializations in Community Development, Human Resource Management and Medical & Psychiatric Social Work. Apart from classroom teaching, the MSW students shall undergo concurrent and block fieldwork in various government and non-government organizations, industries and hospitals. This practical training enables the students to acquire professional social work skills, values and ethics.
About Head of Department (i/c)
Dr. K. Anbu
  • Associate Professor

Dr.K.Anbu has acquired his MSW, M.Phil and Ph.D degrees from the Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and MBA from the IGNOU, New Delhi. He has 23 years of teaching and research experience in Social Work. His areas of interest include; Social Work in the Work Place, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Community Social Work, Social Work with Adolescents and Youth and Social Work Research. Under his guidance, 8 Ph.D and 12 M.Phil degrees have been awarded so far and five are currently pursuing their Ph.D research work. Dr.Anbu has published around 10 research articles in quality journals, 20 articles in edited volumes and co-authored a book. He has presented research papers in more than 40 national and international conferences, delivered invited lectures and Chaired sessions in numerous conferences and seminars. He has also organised many conferences, seminars and workshops and coordinated few departmental and sponsored research projects. He is also serving as a member many academic bodies. He has served as Chairman and Member of Board of Studies in Social Work in many Universities and institutions. He is a life member of prominent social work associations in India such as the Indian Society of Professional Social Work and National Association of Professional Social Workers in India.

Contact Details

Head: +91-413-2654-770

Office: +91-413-2654-579


Programmes Offered


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Associate Professor
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Assistant Professor
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Computer Laboratory with internet facilities Modern teaching aids and equipments
Community Development, Mental Health, Public Health, Families and Children, Disaster Management, Elderly Care, Gender Studies, Human Resource Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Occupational Social Work and Disability Social Work.
Social Work graduates have wide scope in various sectors – Development, Government, Public Sector, Health, Corporate, and National and International funding agencies. Our students are employed in leading organizations such as Bharat Dynamic Ltd., BHEL, Cater Pillar, ICDS, TCS, Ford, Grid Corporation, Central University of Karnataka, HelpAge India, ISRO, Intelligence Bureau, JIPMER, NIMHANS– to name a few.
 The I MSW students will be oriented to the social work profession soon after their admission. Duration of the programme shall be ten days. Attendance in the orientation programme is compulsory.  The MSW programme includes concurrent and block fieldwork, rural camp, study tour, extension work as part of the curriculum which is compulsory for all the students. The students have to bear the expenses of the above mentioned field activities.

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Pondicherry - 605 014, India
Tel : 0413 - 2655179 Fax : 0413 - 2655734

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