Department of Social Work is established in the year 2012 under the School of Social Sciences. The Department now provides the following programs for students who are passionate in working to create an inclusive and just society that upholds the values of diversity, social justice, and human rights.

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Ph. D.  Social Work

The Department endeavors to produce skilled and trained social work professionals who are socially significant, globally competent and locally relevant through creative teaching pedagogy, cutting-edge research and practice. 

The Department is renowned for its cutting-edge methods of instruction and fieldwork interventions. With over 15 years of combined teaching and practice experience, the faculty members are extremely qualified. The academic members are consistently involved in conducting cutting-edge research projects and field action initiatives field action projects to develop research-informed policy changes in addition to instructing programs.

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Programme objectives:

The Principle objective of the MSW Programme is to prepare trained and committed human personnel in the field of social welfare and social work profession.  Our graduates are expected to cherish the leadership positions in different field of social work practice, research, teaching, policy making and influencing, administration of welfare, civil and corporate organizations. Few illustrative objectives of programmes are..

1.    Understanding and analytical ability: To assist the social work trainee students to develop their understanding and analytical ability of complex social realities, its addressable procedure and integration of social work theories and practice   

2.    Knowledge and skill enhancement: To help social work trainee students to enhance their knowledge in various domains, sharpen the social skills, acquired promising attitude for ethical practices governed by the various apex bodies like IFSW, ICSW and IAASW.

3.  Enabling learning environment:  To facilitate the enabling learning environment for learners to make them responsive, proactive and responsible practitioners based on values and ethics of social work practice.   

4.   Research and intervention skills:  Students are expected to undertake significant, relevant evidence base research, practice based social work interventions to demonstrate micro to macro continuum.

5. Independent professional skills for practice: The students are expected to gain the skills for practice to work as independent professional or seek suitable jobs at various positions.

Program Outcome:

  1. To enhance understanding about the socio-political, human rights issues, and to inculcate social work values and attitude among the learners.
  2. To analyze the problems through critical understanding and facilitate appropriate measures through social work interventions.
  3. To develop the knowledge and skills of working with diverse groups of population in various set-ups
  4. To understand the cultural context and to design, develop, and practice, welfare and developmental program
  5. To promote participative, people-centric & ecologically sustainable society to ensure dignity, equity, rights, social justice, and just society. 
  6. To develop professional and personal competency, methodological understanding, program intervention skills, functional skills to operate independently, with team work and in organization settings.

Description of the MSW Program:

  • Program Title:  The program shall be called “Master of Social Work (MSW)”.
  • Duration of the Program: This program shall be conducted in semester pattern and shall be extended over a period of two academic years each consisting of two semesters. Declaration of the result will be in adherence with the university ordinances.
  • The program Intake: The numbers of students in each year shall not exceed 35 or as decided by the competent authority. It will be encouraged that there is adequate representation of both the genders and the seats will be reserved for the SC/ST/OBC/ other sub-category as per the Government rules and regulation.
  • Eligibility:  Graduation in any discipline from a Recognized University/ college/University established by law securing minimum 50% marks for general as well as OBC students and 45% for SC/ST, or any other criteria fixed by CURAJ.

 

Ph. D. in Social Work

  • Highlighting the emerging needs of the society, exploring, analysing the new areas of social living and interaction.
  • Promote research on various areas of social work practice and interventions.  
  • Strengthening the theoretical perspective, knowledge base of social work.

Regular

Dr. Atiq Ahmed

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Psychiatric Social Work (NIMHANS, Bengaluru), B.A. Philosophy & M.A. Social Work (University of Madras, Chennai), UGC-NET & JRF in Social Work,

atiqahmed_sw@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. D. P. NEGI

Assistant Professor and Head

PhD (Panjab University) M.A. in Social Work (Himachal Pradesh University, PGDHRD (Himachal Pradesh University)

dpnegi_sw@curaj.ac.in

7018786574

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Prof. Jagdish Jadhav

Professor and Dean (School)

M.S.W. (University of Pune) SET (UGC accredited) Ph.D (Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune)

jagdishjadhav_sw@curaj.ac.in

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Dr. Rajeev M.M.

Assistant Professor

Ph.D, M.S.W, M.A

rajeevmm@curaj.ac.in

9447432273

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Dr. Shaizy Ahmed

Assistant Professor

M.S.W and Ph.D from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

sahmed_sw@curaj.ac.in

9587260812

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Computer Lab:

Students studying social work have access to a computer lab with internet connectivity currently shared with the department of Public Policy, Law, and Governance (PPLG). There are 24 computers well connected with Wi-Fi available for use by the students, most of which are utilized by researchers and master's students for their dissertations.

Fieldwork:

The Fieldwork is considered as a Signature Pedagogy of Social Work Education. Students are assigned to either concurrent fieldwork (two days per week) or block fieldwork (minimum one month) during each semester. During the summer vacation, the students also look for summer placement. The empirical data used in the research dissertation for the MSW program must be gathered through substantial fieldwork in order to obtain data from the original source. Analogously, in doctoral programs, research researchers conduct fieldwork both during and after coursework. They then gather data from various institutional, organizational, and community settings in accordance with the requirements of their research proposals.

The students of Social Work are regularly engaged in the field work practicum that is an integral component Social Work Curriculum. The students are placed to different organizations, institutions, and communities to have practical exposure. The students are placed in different NGOs as part of concurrent, summer, or block placements (fieldwork). Among the significant NGOs are:

  • URMUL Trust
  • Vikalp Sansthan, Udaipur
  • Seva Mandir, Udaipur
  • Rajasthan Mahila Kalyan Mandal (RMKM), Ajmer
  • Gram Vikas Navyuvak Mandal Laporiya (GVNML)
  • DISHA-ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESAN SOCIAL SERVICE SOCIETY (RCDSSS), Ajmer
  • ActionAid
  • Magic Bus Foundation
  • Mahila Jan Adhikar Samitii, Ajmer
  • SOS Children's Villages

Social Work students are assigned to two semesters of fieldwork in the surrounding communities, where they work on a variety of issues, create programs, and provide assistance as needed. Residential rural camps are also arranged for the students as an educational component.

Depending on the subject of their research, Social Work PhD students gather information from a variety of institutional and organizational contexts, including hospitals, schools, child care facilities, government agencies, businesses, and the community. 

  • JALSHALA: An Action Research for Institutional Capacity Building and Community Empowerment through Workshop Series, Funding Agency:  Department of Science & Technology, National Council for Science and Technological Communication, GoI.
  • JALSAMWAD: A WaSH based Communication and Capacity Building Initiatives, Funding Agency:  Department of Science & Technology, National Council for Science and Technological Communication. Government of India.
  • Evaluation of Livelihood Projects for the Leprosy affected Communities, supported by SILF-India (Consultancy project conducted), Funding Agency:  SILF (Sasakawa India Leprosy Foundation).
  • ‘Strengthening civil society of the urban poor to participate in planning and monitoring of sanitation services in Indian cities’ supported by the European Union (Main agency supporting project), with Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), New Delhi)  research Title, Study of Public and Community Toilets in Ajmer district of Rajasthan.
  •  ‘Community- University Engagement in Unnat Bharat Abhiyan and Swachh Bharat Mission- Experiences and Experiment from the Rural villages in Rajasthan’, Funding Agency:  Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India.
  • ‘Unheard voices of silent growing majority: An assessment of Social Security and Health Risks among women migrant workers of Rajasthan’. Funding agency: NHRC, New Delhi. Government of India.
  • ‘Mapping the Customary Practice of Nata Pratha amongst tribal communities of Rajasthan’ Funding Agency: National Commission for Women (NCW), New Delhi, India. Government of India.
Achievement Title Attached File

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Department ranked at No. 1 among Top 15 Emerging Colleges in category of Institutions set in or after Year 2000 in India Today Group-MDRA Best Colleges Ranking 2023.
  • Exceptional Performance Award in Implementing Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan
  • Membership: Central Council of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS)
  • Core Group Committee for Development of Teaching module on Foundation Course Curricula- (NIDM, MoHA, GOI)

    Students’ Achievements

    UGC-NET/JRF:

    Sl.   No

    Name of Students

    Year

    UGC JRF/NET

    1.

    Mr. Sateesh Meena

    2012-14

    NET

    2.

    Mr. Parth Sarathi Dehury

    2012-14

    NET

    3.

    Mr. Rashmi Ranjan Sahu

    2013-15

    NET

    4.

    Ms. Nishta Mishra

    2013-15

    NET

    5.

    Mr. Sharwan Kumar

    2014-16

    NET

    6.

    Mr. Hariram choudhary

    2014-16

    NET

    7.

    Mr. Amit Kumar Poonia

    2014-16

    JRF

    8.

    Mr. Ayub Mohammad Shekh

    2014-16

    NET

    9.

    Mr. Vikash Tak

    2017-19

    NET

    10.

    Ms. Minal Meheta

    2018-20

    NET

    11.

    Ms. Jashita Baghri

    2018-20

    NET

    12.

    Ms.Yogita Ramadwal

    2018-20

    NET

    13.

    Ms. Ayushi Pandey

    2020-22

    NET

    14.

    Mr. Adheeb K

    2021-23

    NET

    15.

    Mr. Kuldeep Gurjar

    2022-24

    NET

    16.

    Ms. Ronak karnawat

    2022-24

    NET

     

     

    Students’ Placement and Progression:

  • Graduate students from the Department are well placed in various Government and Non-Government Organizations like NITI Ayog, Department of Women and Child Development, Delhi, Azim Premji Foundation, ActionAid, Yes India Foundation, Piramal Foundation etc.
  • Qualified UGC-NET/JRF candidates from every batch who advanced to the next level enrolled in Ph.D. and M. Phil programs at prestigious universities and institutions like University of Delhi, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), IIT Jodhpur, Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP), etc.

Department of Social Work

SP-IV BUILDING, Central University of Rajasthan

BandarSindri, Dist. Ajmer-305817 Rajasthan [INDIA]

Email: hod.msw@curaj.ac.in

Contact:+91-1463-238755