School of Social Sciences

Department of Social Work

The Department of Social Work evolved on 17th July 1996, at the University level offering MSW programmes with 90 credits containing 22 innovative job oriented programmes. Advanced Counselling, Disaster Management, Social Work with persons with disability are a few among the innovative courses introduced from 2005 – 2006 onwards under Choice-Based Credit System.

The Department of Social Work takes its pride of introducing a self-study scheme for the first time in the history of Bharathidasan University. The self-study scheme gives an opportunity for the students to study one more specialization papers of their choice. The curriculum is designed to offer field work training, research and block placement programme. The department also offers campus calling for better job placements of the MSW students.

Our Vision

To deepen the social insights and to widen the social concerns and commitment of the students of social work to scale down all economic, social and cultural deprivations and to create a world with “peace, harmony and love” ensuring human dignity.

Our Mission

To educate and enlighten the students of social work towards self development and professional nurturing by accepting challenges and rendering need based services to the community.


The essence of Social work springs from the community and hence all the activities of the department are people oriented. To give such an exposure to the students, the department provides concurrent field work training and block placement in various agencies working for the welfare of the people. Regular workshops and seminars are conducted for the benefit of the students by different professionals in the field. The department also organizes rural camps to enhance the professional skills of the students.

'புதியதோர் உலகம் செய்வோம்'
We will create a brave new world