The School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore has been in the forefront of Social Work Education in the state of Karnataka for the last five decades. It is managed by the Institute of Social Service, Mangalore, an establishment with diverse services managed by the Society of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary, an International Catholic Religious Congregation of Women founded in France in 1790. The mission of the Congregation is to serve the marginalized and discriminated groups in society with a focus on women.
School of Social Work is a minority institution eligible for the rights envisaged by article 30 (1) of the Constitution of India. Its Vision is “ Towards becoming an institution of social transformation, striving for excellence in education for social justice " and its Mission is " To become a centre of excellence in action oriented education cum research, and participatory extension services ".
The Institute has adopted as its motto, the words of Tagore “Love is Made Fruitful in Service” .Serving God by Serving human persons is the principle that guides its actions.
Master of Social Work (M.S.W).
M.S.W (Master of social work ) which was started in 1967 as the first Private School of Social Work post graduate degree in social work in Karnataka, is now a well established academic programme of the college. It includes theoretical courses, skill training Laboratories, concurrent social work practicum, action research as well as co-curricular and extra curricular activities. All the learners are required to complete the foundation courses, as well as core courses offered during the first year and the electives and specialization courses during the second year.
Social Work Practicum
Social Work Practicum is a part of the academic programme during every semester. During the first year all the students are expected to work in general setting (communities, schools, NGOs, and other welfare centers) to acquire competencies in the use of methods of social work. During the second year, specialisation specific setting are selected as field placement agencies.
Eligibility for admission
A candidate who has passed any three year degree examination of Mangalore University or its equivalent with 50% and/or 'B' Grade in the Faculty of Arts, Science, Commerce, Management, Law, Education, Human Resource Development and any other three year degree courses of any University established by law and recognised as such by U.G.C is eligible for admission to the M.S.W. Degree programme. However, there shall be relaxation of 5% (45%) in the caste of SC/ST candidates, and deputed candidates who have served in an approved govt or registered NGO for a minimum period of 2 years.
Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)
The year 1984 was yet another milestone in the progress of the Institute. It started a full-fledged B.S.W. Degree course which aims at providing prospective candidates of professional social work, with an opportunity to test their motivation and ability to work with people. The duration of study for the B.S.W. Degree extends over a period of three academic years.
B.S.W. Course Content
Languages: Kannada, English, Hindi, Additional English
Foundation Course : a) Constitution of India (I Semister )
b) Gender Equity, Human Rights and Environment (II Semister ) Plus, Compulsory Social Work Subject.
Social Work Practicum
The B.S.W. course prepares students for professional practice in social work. Hence it includes a practicum or field practice which aims at enabling students to understand the relevance between theory and practice and to concretise the theory learned in the classroom. Students are placed in various social welfare agencies, institutions, schools, communities, where they are given the experience of working with people, using the matters, skills and techniques learned.
Eligibility for Admission
A candidate who has passed the two years pre-university examination conducted by the Pre-university Board of Education or any other examination or any equivalent examination considered by the Mangalore University is eligible for admission to the programme.
"School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya has been selected as a partner institution under the Convergence Scheme of Distance Education Council of Indira Ghandhi National Open University( IGNOU)"
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