Department of Social Work

The Department had its inception in the year 1975 with Community Development Specialization with the commitment to serve the society. It was under the conspicuous attention of our founder Dr. T. S. Avinashilingam Ayya and was nurtured with his great ideas and advices. Twelve years later, in 1987, the Human Resource Management Specialization was introduced. M.Phil programme was introduced in the year 1996 and Ph.D Programme in the year 2001. Thirty five M.Phil and sixteen Ph.D candidates have obtained their research degree.

The Department has a long standing forty years of service to the society and student community. Many of our alumni are occupying prominent positions in various fields. The students are preferred by many industries and non-governmental organizations for placements.

Salient Features

  • Long standing legacy
  • Qualified and experienced faculty
  • Opportunities for development of personality through skill development programmes
  • Organizing extension activities to help the community to meet its needs
  • Strong network with industries, non-governmental organizations and community
  • Referral services for student’s placements
  • Model Department in updating curriculum

Best Practices

  • Communication skill training
  • Skill development training programmes
  • Job-oriented courses

 Names of programmes offered 

S. No. Programmes Year of Establishment
1. PG 1975
2. M.Phil. 1996-97
3. Ph.D 2001-02


Interdisciplinary courses in collaboration with other departments

S.No. Courses Beneficiaries Handled by
1. Management of Non – Governmental Organizations Cooperation Social Work
2. Event Management & Social Marketing Social Work Cooperation