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Social Work
About the Department
Date of Establishment:1979 (Shift 1)
Established in 1979 as the first post graduate department, three specializations: Youth Welfare, HRM, Community Development are offered for the students, of which Youth Welfare is a unique course in the country. The faculty has been actively engaged in social research programmes.
While three members of the faculty are Ph.D. holders, the others have registered for the same. Elective system with required, optional and auditing categories is in the curriculum. Field work sessions, block placement and summer placement programmes are features of the course. 100% Placement for its students is a special feature of this department.
The Sacred Heart Social Workers Association, the Human Resources Management Forum, the Community Development Forum and Youth Development Forum enhances the student participation. Recently an innovative movement called ‘Peace Channel' has been started.
The department conducts an annual programme called 'சிகரத்தை வெல்வோம்' in collaboration with the leading Tamil Daily, Dinamani. Around two thousand students of tenth and plus two standards from the schools in and around Tirupattur participate in this programme.
Bosco Institute of Social work is a practice Centre and Laboratory of the Department with several reachout programmes such as 1. Family Counseling Centre 2. CRECHE Centre (Balwadi) 3. Mahalir Thittam 4. Tailoring Class for Girls, etc. All the faculty members of the department of social work are in great demand for consultancy services.
Year of Establishment No.Of Staff Qualification
Aided Management PG M.Phil Ph.D
1979 6 2 8 4 3
Courses UG PG M.Phil Ph.D
Shift 1  - Yes  -  -
Shift 2  - - -  Yes
Students Detail I Year II Year III Year Total
Courses M F M F M F  
Shift 1 M.S.W 31 8 27 10 0 0 76
Shift 2 Ph.D Social Work 0 0 0 0 0 0 0