St. Edmund's College
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Social Work Department


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ABOUT The Department


Social Work as a course of study is not new in India but it has taken a new shape particularly in North East India. In the earlier years, students from the North-Eastern region who wanted to pursue a career in Social Work had to go to other parts of the country for acquiring a Social Work Degree. Philanthropic practice has always been a part of Indian culture and the same is also experienced in the North East but there is a felt need to redirect philanthropy into a subject as Social Work so as to make it more scientific and professional.

The Department of Social Work was established in St. Edmund's College in May 2007 and is the first college in North East India offering a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. The Department is at its growing stage and is affiliated to the North Eastern Hill University. The Department came into being when the congregation of Christian Brothers felt the need to prepare a generation of young people who will address issues of the region and the nation as a whole from a totally professional perspective by diagnosing, examining and providing solutions to issues that plague our society.

The Department has the following objectives:
1. To develop holistic view of social work and social welfare in the community with special emphasis on the agency's role in human services
2. To understand the agency as an organization; its structure, functions, activities and sources of funding
3. To understand and make a commitment to the basic humanistic values and principles of social work practice in a secular democratic society
4. To develop an understanding of the application of the methods of social work practice in the field
5. To develop practice skills appropriate to each phase of the problem solving process and apply them in direct service
6. To develop an understanding of the problems and opportunities in working with diverse populations
7. To develop self-awareness necessary to assess one's own values, ethics, attitudes, feelings, strengths, limitations and performance
8. To develop the readiness to seek and accept help from the field work supervisor and others, and from professional and scientific literature for self-improvement.

Courses


BSW

Social Work is a profession and a social science committed to social justice, the quality of life and to the development and full potential of each individual, group and community in society. Social Work Education is a professional course which trains students to understand asses and try to solve problems.
For applicants for B.S.W. an aggregate of at least 50% and at least 50% in English at HSSLC Examination are eligible to apply. Selection will be on merit.

Course Structure
SemesterCore Papers
1st Semester SOCIAL WORK: AN INTRODUCTION, SOCIOLOGICAL CONCEPT FOR SOCIALWORKERS, FIELD WORK.
2nd Semester WORKING WITH INDIVIDUALS, HUMAN GROWTH AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT, FIELD WORK.
3rd Semester WORKING WITH GROUPS, WORKING WITH COMMUNITIES, FIELD WORK.
4th Semester ENGLISH, SOCIAL WELFARE ADMINISTRATION, FIELD WORK.
5th Semester MIL/ALT.ENGLISH, SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH, FIELD WORK.
6th Semester ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, INTEGRATED SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, FIELD WORK.
*Note: The course structure may change as per NEHU curriculum and Guidelines.

MSW

Social Work is a profession and a social science committed to social justice, the quality of life and to the development and full potential of each individual, group and community in society. Social Work Education is a professional course which trains students to understand asses and try to solve problems.
M.S.W is a two year course with Four Semesters only.

Course Structure
SemesterCore Papers
1st Semester Foundations of Social Work, Social Science Concepts in Social Work, Human Growth and Behaviour, Working with Individuals and Families, Field Work Practicum.
2nd Semester Working with Groups, Social Welfare Administration, Areas of Social Work Practice-I, Media and Social Work, Disability and Social Work, Field Work Practicum.
3rd Semester Working with Communities, Social Work Research, Para - Legal Education, Disaster Management, Social Work with Minority Groups and Weaker Sections, Field Work Practicum.
4th Semester Counseling in Sociak Work, Areas of Social Work Practice - II, Areas of Social Work Practice - III, Social Policy and Social Develeopment, Field Work Practicum.
*Note: The course structure may change as per NEHU curriculum and Guidelines.


Faculty Profile


NameQualificationDesignationYear of Joining
  Audrey D Dohling MSW, NET Assistant Professor2007
  Dr Rituparna Rajenra MSW, NET,Ph.D Assistant Professor2007
  L Teresa Kom MSW, NET Assistant Professor2008
  Daniel Kharkongor MSW, NET Assistant Professor2009
  Namrata Lala MSW, NET Assistant Professor2010
  Allanson Wallang MSW, NET Assistant Professor2011
  Edaneolla Kynta MSW, NET Assistant Professor2011
  Aibakor Kharbuli MSW Field Coordinator2011
  Randolph V Langstieh MSW, NET Assistant Professor2012
  Wandaia Syngkon MSW, NET Assistant Professor2012
  Iarisa Anette R. Dorphang MSW, NET Assistant Professor2014

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