Excellence in Action
Social work is a dynamic profession concerned with helping individuals, families, groups, and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being. It aims to help people develop their skills and their ability to use their own resources and those of the community to solve problems. Social work education consists of theoretical courses and practical training at the field. Field practicum helps students apply social work knowledge, skills, & values within an organizational context.
The Social Work Programme was started by the Department of Women’s Studies, Alagappa University in the academic year 2006-2007 and now a separate Department of Social work functions from the academic year 2016- 2017 with the main objective of building a new social order based on human dignity and social justice. The social work programme offers knowledge, skills, and values for a professional commitment to the students. The students will be equipped to work with diverse & vulnerable group of people, execute a range of social welfare activities, and work for their continuing professional development through inclusive practice. The curriculum includes three major components such as, Theory, Fieldwork, and Research.
Practice-based fieldwork is the heart of Social Work Education. The purpose of fieldwork in social work is to provide the student with an interface between classroom education and actual practice. The structure of the fieldwork provides students practical experience in various Non-Governmental Organisations and Institutions under the guidance of faculty.
The Department considers education as a means of social change and transformation with the academic work through integration of theory and practice. The Department collaborates with international, national, and local organisations for field action, projects, research, and training. In addition, throughout the year several workshops, seminars, and interactive programmes are designed innovatively and organized to facilitate teaching and learning.
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The Vision of the Department is to transform the human professional resources into socially sensitive catalyst for sustainable development and persistently respond to changing social realities through the development and application of social work knowledge towards creating a community-centered, gender-fair society that promotes human dignity, equality, social justice, and human rights.
The Mission of the Department is to educate, enlighten, and empower the students of social work towards self-development and professional competence to face challenges and provide need-based services to the community.
Dr. K. R. Murugan,
Professor & Head,
Department of Social Work,
Karaikudi – 630 003,
Tamil Nadu, India.
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone : 04565-226 290, 94420 43095
The Department offers the following Post-Graduate, M.Phil, and Ph.D in Social Work.
ALU Social Work Bulletin