Department of Social Work established in 2006 is committed to excellence in education, research and proficient practice in the discipline of Social Work. Its staff aims to instill these areas of academic knowledge, skills and attitudes in the students for the effective practice of social work and HR profession. The integration of academic and equipped excellence is shown in the Department’s UG, PG & Career Oriented Certificate Courses. The alumni of this Department are working in varied fields of society such as Government, NGOs, Health, Industrial, Social Entrepreneurship etc.
For several reasons the Department of Social work is a unique part of the College and University. It had a prominent role in defining and advancement of Social Work & HR Profession in Gujarat .The curriculum followed here is a unique combination of teaching and learning based practice, leading to the professional attitudes of young students to serve the humanity and develop the employability skills. The faculty encourages the students to practice knowledge through investigation and support them in innovative practicum in fields and research work practices.
Department of Social Work is also known for its Extension and Outreach Programmes in the region. The Department initiates its field action programmes to display the relevance of social work interventions in dealing with social issues and problems and also to strengthen its theoretical base.
The Department of Social Work offers four Career Oriented Certificate Courses;
- Certificate Course in Human Rights
- Advance Diploma in Counseling
- Diploma in NGO Management
- PG Diploma in Human Rights Education
The duration of the Career Oriented Courses is 1 year. Students who completed their 12thstandard and graduation can enroll in Certificate Course in Human Rights, Advance Diploma inCounseling and Diploma in NGO Management, and students who completed their postgraduation can enroll in PG Diploma in Human Rights Education. Students can enroll even sideby side in these courses during their graduation and post graduation.
The main aim of the career oriented courses is to introduce career and market orientedknowledge for enhancement of skills and abilities of the students. The courses offers the studentsstarting point for their career and help their profession to apply these knowledge and skills infuture and the courses also develop various skills like management skills, interpersonal skills,counseling skills, leadership skills, communication skills, managerial skills etc.