The Department of Social Work is actively involved in academic and field based practices, since its establishment (2012). It strives to work towards participative, inclusive and sustainable development. Dept. believes in promoting maximum human potentials, skill development, equal opportunity, justice, respect for diversity and anti-discriminatory environment within the society.

The department endeavors to make: Globally competent, socially significant and locally relevant trained personnel. The function of Department covers four areas first, teaching which includes imparting academic degrees with the motto of providing education for sustainable development. The second is Practice which includes integrating the theory into practice by programmatic intervention and field laboratories. The third is research which includes students’ dissertation based on empirical work and evidence. The fourth area is extension covering field action projects.

Master of Social Work (MSW)

  • The students would also be able to analyze the problems through critical understanding of the situation and facilitate appropriate measures through social work intervention.
  • The student would develop the knowledge and skills of working with diverse groups of population in various set-ups like, communities, schools, institutions, organizations, industries and hospitals.
  • This program envisages enabling the students to work as independent social work professionals in various demanding situations. Therefore, the students across the country would be able to understand the wider cultural context and be able to design, develop, and practice program that are contextual and culturally appropriate.
  • The syllabus of the MSW is designed and developed keeping in view the international standards and professional ethics that would give wider understanding about the basic human rights, equal opportunity, the developmental needs, sustainability of the environment, and services for the people living at different cultural context to facilitate healthy living and well-being.

Eligibility:

  • Bachelor's degree from any recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate for general category and 45% or equivalent grade for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates

Ph. D. in Social Work

  • Highlighting the emerging needs of the society, exploring, analysing the new areas of social living and interaction.
  • Promote research on various areas of social work practice and interventions.  
  • Strengthening the theoretical perspective, knowledge base of social work.

Regular

Dr. Atiq Ahmed

Assistant Professor

B.A. Philosophy & M.A. Social Work (Madras Christian College, Madras University, Chennai),UGC-NET in Social Work,UGC-NET & JRF in Social Work, Ph.D. (UGC/JRF) Psychiatric Social Work

atiqahmed_sw@curaj.ac.in

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Mr. D. P. Negi

Assistant Professor

Pusuing Ph. D. (Social Work) Panjab University, Chandigarh. M.A. (Social Work) Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, UGC- NET/JRF, PGDHRD, B.Sc. (Med.))

dpnegi_sw@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Jagdish Jadhav

Associate Professor

M.S.W. (University of Pune) SET (UGC accredited) Ph.D (Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune)

jagdishjadhav_sw@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Rajeev M.M.

Assistant Professor

Ph.D, M.S.W, M.A

rajeevmm@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Shaizy Ahmed

Assistant Professor

M.S.W, Ph.D from Aligarh Muslim University

sahmed_sw@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Subhasis Bhadra

Associate Professor and Head

MSW, M. Phil (Psychiatric Social Work) and Ph. D. from NIMHANS (Bangalore)

subhasisbhadra@curaj.ac.in, bhadrasubhasis@gmail.com

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Computer Laboratory:

A computer laboratory is available with internet facility for the students of Social work (presently sharing with department of Culture and Media Studies). There are 24 computers for the students, which are mainly used for the Dissertation/ research work by the masters’ students and research scholars. 

Fieldwork:

Fieldwork is the signature pedagogy in social work learning. In every semester the students are placed for concurrent fieldwork (two days in a week) or block fieldwork (minimum one month).The students also pursue summer placement during the summer break. The research dissertation in MSW programme is based on empirical data that require collection of data form the primary source through extensive fieldwork. Similarly, in Ph D programme during and after the coursework, the research scholars undertake fieldwork and subsequently collect data as per the demand of the research proposal from different, institutional, organizational or community settings. 

The students of social work are regularly engaged in the field work practicum that is an integral component social work curriculum. As part of the same the students are placed in various Organizations, Institutions and in communities. There are number of NGOs where the students are placed as part of concurrent, summer or block placement (fieldwork). Few of the important NGOs are:

  • Action Aid, India
  • SOS Children’s Village
  • Urmul Trust, Bikaner
  • RMKM (Rajasthan Mahila Kalyan Mandal), Ajmer
  • Majari foundation, Ajmir, Udaipur
  • RSKS (Rajasthan Samaghra Kalyan Mandal), Ajmer
  • Mahila Jan Adhikar Samiti, Ajmer
  • Gramin Evam Samajik Sangathan, Ajmer
  • Seva Mandir-Udaipur and others

For two semesters the students of social work are send for fieldwork in the nearby villages to work on various issues and design programme and conduct intervention as needed. As part of learning, residential rural camps are also organised for the students.

The doctoral students of Social Work collect the data form different institutional, organizational settings like, hospitals, schools, child care centres, government departments, industries, from the community as per the topic of the research.  

  • Jalsamwad: A WaSH based Communication and Capacity Building Initiatives, funded by DST, New Delhi
  • Enhancing Educational and vocational Aspirations among Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Students: An Action Research in Underdeveloped District of Chattisgarh, funded by ICSSR, New Delhi.
  • Evaluation of Livelihood Projects for the Leprosy affected Communities, supported by SILF-India (Consultancy project conducted), funded by SILF (Sasakawa India Leprosy Foundation)
  • National Workshop on Elderly Care titled “Active Aging in 21st Century: Challenges, Concerns and Opportunities across Multiple Stakeholders”, conducted in September 2018, funded by National Institute of Social Defence (NISD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, New Delhi
Achievement Title Attached File
  • From each passed out batch qualified JRF-UGC/NET students joined the higher studies for M. Phil and Ph. D.
  • The Job placement rate (about 90%) of the students is encouraging.
  • Department have conducted ASER survey for three consecutive years as part of policy research
  • Every year Department organise National Level Workshops and Seminers.
  • Department has received international guest.

Department of Social Work

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF RAJASTHAN
NH-8, Bandar Sindri,
Dist-Ajmer-305817, Rajasthan [INDIA]

Email: hod.msw@curaj.ac.in
: +91-1463-238755