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The MSW Department frequently displays wall posters on current social issues, problems and needs to inform and educate students and the public.

The MSW Student Associations have conducted seminars and workshops on Drugs and Alcohol Abuse, Suicide Prevention and Crisis Management. MSW students are active in institution wide cultural and spiritual activities.

Students have provided counseling service for local people with psycho/social/emotional problems. Students have developed several grant proposals.

Workshops and Seminars Organized

Sl. No. Workshops and Seminars
1 Social Audit Workshop and Training
The Department of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, conducted a Social Audit Workshop and Training for the MSW students & faculty members from April 1-3, 2019. »»
2 Workshop on Building Self-Esteem and Anger Management
The UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and the Department of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, organized a “Workshop on Building Self-Esteem and Anger Management” on March 30, 2019. »»
3 Workshop on Coping Strategies and Trauma Situations
The UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and the Department of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, hosted a special talk and Workshop on “Coping Strategies in Trauma Situations” on March 28, 2019. »»
4 Workshop on Self Esteem and Stress Management
The UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and the Department of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, hosted a special talk and Workshop on Self Esteem and Stress Management on March 28, 2019. »»
5 Workshop on Ethical Considerations in Conducting Human Research
On August 7, 2018, Ms. Allison Gilchrist, an expert in Public Health and Clinical Drug Trials Research, conducted a session on ‘Ethical Considerations in Conducting Human Research’ to the faculty and researchers of the Center for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus. »»
6 Workshop on Career Development, Innovation, Growth and Finding One’s Passion
MSW Students from the Department of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, members of AMMACHI Labs, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus and the Center for Women’s Empowerment & Gender Equality, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, were treated to an inspiring talk and interactive session by Dr. Irna van der Molen, Scientific Director at Relief base Foundation and policy advisor at the University of Twente, Netherlands on July 30, 2018. »»
7 Workshop on Child Protection and Anti-human Trafficking
Amrita social work students, Amritapuri, campus, got an opportunity to interact with eminent social workers Shri. Praveen Patkar and Smt. Priti Patkar, the pioneers of pathbreaking social interventions in India. They are the co-founders of ‘Prerana’, an NGO globally recognized for its initiatives in child protection and anti-human trafficking.

Here are some quotes from our students:
“It was a great experience and now we have a strong inner urge to do something for the society’s betterment.” – Aardhra Suresh
“Challenges involved in working in the red-light streets in Mumbai and the experiences from their life and works really motivated us.” Krishnendhu B. Nair
“We are lucky enough to listen and learn about their journey. Such wonderful and humble personalities and their journey is an inspiration for all of us.”- Aiyappan K.
“This meeting helped me to see things from a different perspective. The experiences that shared changed my outlook and refined me. I am truly grateful for this session.”- Mahadevan
“They shared a lot of success stories from their life experience and inspired each and everyone. Getting an opportunity like that is a great experience for all of us.” – Lekshmi Indhuchoodan
8 Workshop on Musical Reminiscence Therapy
The Department of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, organized a Workshop on MRT (Musical Reminiscence Therapy) on February 16, 2017.  Mr. Nils De Mol Van Otterloo (Fulbright Scholar from the University of Southern California) was the recourse person. »»
9 Workshop on Trauma-Informed Care
The Department of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, organized a Workshop on Trauma-Informed Care on August 30, 2016. »»
10 ANOKA 2016
As part of the ANOKA 2016, the Dept. of Social Work organised a work shop on fund raising, competions on selfi with nature, painting on ‘Suustainable Development Goals’, and mime on 18, 19, &20 February 2016.
11 ANVITA 2016 – Rural / Tribal Camp
The Dept. of Social Work organised a rural camp in Nemmara, Palakkad from 19-01-16 to 25-01-16 and the first year MSW students participated in the camp. Dr. Priya.KR and Dr.P.Rangasami were the camp coordinators.
12 Training on Participatory Rural Appraisal
A two day training on “Participatory Rural Appraisal” [PRA] was organised in the department on 11th & 13th January 2016. Dr. M. Nagalingam Assistant Prof. of the Dept was the resource person.
13 Cleaning Drive at Muruganpathy Tribal Village
ASeRVe and Department of Social Work are conducted cleaning drive at Muruganpathy tribal village along with village youth on 05.12.2015. School campus was cleaned.
14 Winter Internship
All First year students had their winter internship for the first time in various places. 4 students were placed in M.S. Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation (MSCTRF), Madurai, working for the rehabilitation of the mentally ill and challenged. The students spend a month in this organization to get hands-on training and field exposure.
15 Power of Adolenscence and Personal Excellency
Ph.D scholar Ms. Saleena organized a program for Student Police cadets in Government higher secondary school, Keezhuparambu, Malappuram District. Topic  Power of Adolenscence and Personal Excellency on 27.11.2015.
16 International Women’s Peace Group
Ph.D scholar participated in IWPG – International Womens Peace Group, Network India which was held on19th Nov2015 at the Women’s Christian College, Nagercoil  in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, the southernmost area of India hosted by the IWPG Women Leaders’ Peace Committee Kanyakumari District with PURA as the leading organizer. IWPG is an international non-profit organization for women with ten million members across 1000 affiliates and branch offices in 170 countries widely recognized for its convening and campaigning capabilities.
17 Chennai Flood Relief Survey
Two students volunteered in the Chennai Flood need based Survey in association with Seva Bharathi Organization from 22nd to26th Dec2015.
18 Chennai Flood Relief Work
The students volunteered in the Chennai Flood Relief work (from11th to16th Dec2015) in association with Mata Amritanandamayi Math and AIMS hospital.
19 Mission Indhradanush (Government of India) ,Vadakancherry, Plaakkad , Kerala
The students participated in the event “Mission Indhradanush” on 20/11/15 organized by Directorate of Field Publicity, Government of India. It is part of National Rural Health Mission (NHRM) The students were part of health camp, did a survey on toilets for  women and performed a mime on child abuse.
20 Visit To Integrated Rural Technology Centre, Mundoor, Palakkad ,Kerala
The students were taken on a visit to Integrated Rural Technology Centre, Mundoor, Palakkad, Kerala on 3/11/15. They learned about various technology utilizations for the rural poor ,like income generation activities, bio-gas etc. The officials interacted with the students on various research topics, placements and internships.
21 Prevention of Child Abuse Day
District Child Protection Unit in association with world vision organized an awareness programme on child rights on 19/11/15 at 5.30 p.m. in the VOC Park Grounds . The students presented a Mime on child l abuse on the occasion.
22 Children’s Day with DCPU at Railway Station
District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) in association with world vision organized an awareness programme on child rights on 14/11/15 at 4.30 p.m. in the Coimbatore Railway Station. The students presented a Street Play on the occasion.
23 Seminar on Child Rights & Protection
On 13/11/15 Mr. Nirmal Jerome, Social Worker Specialist Children’s Service, Kent County Council, United Kingdom addressed the child rights and protection methods followed in UK. In the afternoon Mr.Prafulladas (Alumni) Child Protection Officer, DCPU, Coimbatore addressed the students on child rights and protection in India.
24 Guest Lecture on Entrepreneurship
Mr. Nachiappan our alumini addressed our students on 6/11/15 on the topic of  Entrepreneurship in social work. He is the founder of Autism Care, Coimbatore. He enlightened the students on the procedure to start an NGO and the opportunities that social work has in India.
25 Awareness programme at CORD
The students conducted awareness programme 0n 20/10/15 at CORD, Siruvani, Coimbatore (an NGO working for rural development and empowerment )in association with Central social Welfare Board (CSWB). The students performed a mime on Alcoholism. They also did a hand washing demonstration to the children there.
26 Signature campaign
As part of Bharathrathna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s birthday a signature campaign was conducted in our campus on 19/10/15. Over 200 students participated.
27 Education & Health Survey
The department in association with Amrita CREATE on 16th & 17th Oct 2015 conducted an Education and Health survey (PhaseII)  at Muruganpathy village, Ettimadai, Coimbatore.
28 World Mental Health Day
Department of Social Work and Students Affairs conducted an awareness programme on mental health in Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham on 10/10/15. A flash mob and mime was enacted by the students of B.Tech. and MSW. Awareness handouts were given to the participants.
29 Joy of Giving Programme
ASeRVe and social work participated in the Joy of Giving programme conducted by Rotary Club on 10th & 11th October 2015. This was a platform for NGO’s to came together and show case their work. Around 30 NGO’s participated in the programme.
30 Association Inauguration
The Department association was inaugurated on 10/10/15 by Prof. S. Rengasamy, Retired Professor from Madurai Institute of Social Sciences, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
31 Guest Faculty Visit
Dr. Martin, Anthropologist from Columbia University, USA visited the department on 4/10/15 and shared his views and ideas with faculty and studens
32 Puppet making workshop for ASeRVe volunteers
A puppet making workshop was conducted on 3/10/15 for the ASeRVe volunteers. They learned to make puppets from socks. The ASeRVe volunteers will be using it to educate villagers and children through puppet shows.
33 Gandhi Jayanthi Celebrations
The students made 90 posters on 2/10/15 and tied them up in the Amrita campus to create awareness on the various messages of Mahathma Gandhi
34 World Elders Day
As part of World Elders day PhD Scholar Ms. Saleena conducted an awareness programme “Enjoying old age” on 1/10/15 for the people of Pothuvettical Panchayath, Malapuram District, Kerala.
35 Field Visit to Rehabilitation Home for the Mentally Ill
The students were taken on a field visit to HCA (Home for Children & Adults) Annur, Coimbatore on 19/9/15. There were 54 patients in this centre. The students and faculty interacted with them and spend the day.
36 Mission Zero Exclusion
As part of Amrita SeRVe project, Mission Zero Exclusion initiative was started during November 2014. It was for bringing the disabled in the mainstream assisting the disabled gain self reliance and dignity. Mr. Rajendran lost a limb in an accident.The initiative and intervention of Amrita SeRVe, Mission Zero Exclusion, he was taken to government hospital, Coimbatore facilitated to obtain Disability identity card, wheel chair and artificial limb. To provide a means of livelihood to him a Petty shop was inaugurated on 17th September 2015 in Ettimadai village.
37 Supporting the Amritapuri Cyber Security Department on ‘water irrigation research’
The team headed by Prof. Shiju Sathyadevan from Amritapuri Cyber Security Department wanted the farmers do water irrigation research. They were making three trips during August. & September. 2015 and we supported them to identify  the suitable farmers. Farmer Mr.Palanisamy with required infrastructure in Ettimadai was linked  with the team.The research was successful and the device was launched during Amma’s birthday. On this occasion the farmer was felicitated in the function and on behalf of the farmer his relative Mr.Karthick attended the function.
38 Education Survey
An education survey (Phase I) was conducted on 26/8/15 along with Amrita CREATE at Murugan pathy village , Ettimadai, Coimbatore.
39 Awarenees programme on Free legal aid
Awareness programme on free legal aid services was held at Periyar Nagar, Saravanampatti, Coimbatore on 10.08.15. It was jointly organized by District Legal Services Authority, District Child Protection Unit, World Vision India – Coimbatore, Dept. of Social Work – Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore. Mr.Jaganathan, Secretary, District Legal Services authority spoke about free legal aid. Mrs.Rexlin (Protection officer – Non-Institutional care), District Child Protection Unit spoke about child safety and protection. Mr.Vetriselvan John, Co-ordinator, World Vision India Coimbatore co-ordinated the event. The First and Second Year MSW students performed street play on child and women safety.
40 Amrita Centre for International Programmes (ACIP)-Live in Labs programme at Idukki, Kerala
Five II MSW students and 5 students of Ryerson School of Disability studies, Canada participated in the L – I – L (Live In Labs) programme at Komalikudi, Bison Valley, Idukki Dist. Kerala from 1st to 13th August 2015. The students interacted with the village community and exchanged thoughts and ideas. Our students also benefited from the interaction with  international students.
41 Training on Organic Farming​
As part of Amrita SeRVe project, a seven-day training programme on “Organic Farming towards Self-Reliant Sustainable Agriculture” was conducted from 05th to 11th August 2015 at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham campus. There were six rounds of pre-training meetings to select the interested farmers and finally around 26 farmers from the nearby villages were given opportunity to take-part in the training programme. Eminent professors and successful farmers handled the sessions for the farmers. Dr. G. Balakrishnamurthy, Ph.D, PDF(USA) Prof. of Horticulture(Retd.), TNAU and Coordinated the entire training programme.
42 Tuition class inauguration
Free Tuition class was inaugurated on 24th July 2015 by Br.Anil Varma  at Muruganpathy tribal village. Dr. Sriram and Br. Shamugam also joined for the inaugural function. Ms. Nithya was selected as tuition teacher. About 20 students from the village are to be benefited.
43 Tailoring Class inauguration
As part of Amrita SeRVe project, Tailoring class was inaugurated in Muruganpathy village on 25th July 2015. Smt. V. Sundari, Academic Director, Amrita Vidyalayams handed over the project to the tribal women. 13 women will be  benefited from this initiative.
44 Sanitary Complex for Women – Inauguration at Ettimadai
Women’s sanitary complex was inaugurated at Ettimadai on 20.07.15. It was inaugurated by Swami Tapsyamrita Chaitanya. Mr.A.Shanmugam, President, Ettimadai Town panchayath, Mr. A.Chinnasamy, (Oor Goundar, Ettimadai) Ashram brachmachries and villagers were also present during the inauguration
45 Seminar on Evidence based practice in Care Settings
The seminar was conducted on 27/10/15 at the Department conference hall. The resource persons were Dr. Thomas B Idiculla, Director of Mental Health services, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, USA and Dr. Suja MK, Chairperson & Associate Prof. , Dept. of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore.
46 Research Methodology Workshop
A three day Research Methodology Workshop was conducted from 24th to 26th August 2015. Dr. Sofia from Amrita ASeRVe was the resource person. The students and faculty members from different schools of social work participated in the workshop.
47 The Department of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetam, Coimbatore had organized a 2 day Training Programme on “Anti Human Traffickling Interventions” with a support of India office International Justice Mission – Washington, D. C. on 16th & 17th April, 2015 . The training was coordinated by Dr. M. Nagalingam and Dr. Pravin Patkar.
48 The Department of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetam, Coimbatore had organized a one day Training Programme on “Online Safety for Children” with a sponsorship from ADM capital fund. The training was coordinated by Dr. M. Nagalingam and Dr. Pravin Patkar.
49 Workshop on Social Service and its Relevance
The Department of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, organized a Workshop on Social Service and Its Relevance on November 18, 2014. »»
50 Workshop on Indian Culture and Heritage
The Department of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus organised a “Workshop on Indian Culture and Heritage” on October 23, 2014. »»
51 Workshop on Aranmula Issue in Kerala
The Department of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, organised a “Workshop on Aranmula Issue in Kerala” on September 24, 2014. »»
52 The Department of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetam, Coimbatore had organized a 3 day Training Programme on “Planning, Executing, & Managing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Projects” on 29th to 31st January 2014 in association with Shanti Ashram, a voluntary and Gandhian organization from Coimbatore. Totally there were 56 registered participants from 16 different organizations. The training was coordinated by M. Nagalingam and Dr. Pravin Patkar.
53 Dr. K. R. Priya conducted a Workshop on PRA through the sponsorship of Rs. 20000/- from P. N. Panikkar Foundation a Government of Kerala undertaking on 10th and 11th of January 2014.
54 An invited talk on Mental Health – Knowledge, Skills and Practice by Arun S., Research Officer, NIMHANS, Bangalore, on November 19, 2013.
55 A two day Street Theatre Workshop,Theatre / Folk Art and Catharsis, by Anish Thankappan, during November 15-16, 2013.
56 An invited talk on Community Based Disaster Risk Management – Global Trends by Vivek C. K., International Specialist, Disaster Preparedness, Concern World Wide, Ireland, on November 11, 2013.
57 A two day training on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention, Break the Silence (BTS), with support of ADM Capital Foundation during October 11-12, 2013.
58 A one day workshop on Counselling: Theory and Practice, for MSW third semester students on November 8, 2013. The workshop lead by Dr. Renjith R Pillai, Assistant Professor, Central University of Rajasthan, primarily focused on building both theory and practical aspects of counselling among the social work students.
59 A one day workshop on Essentials in Professional Social Work for the first year MSW students on July 26 2013.
60 A one day workshop on The Power Pointorganized on July 12, 2013.
61 A one week workshop on Communicating to Communities during April 22 -27, 2013.
62 A one day workshop on Biodiversity and Social Sciences on March 23, 2013.
63 An invited talk on The Role of Women in Development of a Nation – Issues and Challenges in the World Women’s Day Observance Program on March 8, 2013.
64 A national seminar on Genetically Modified Crops and Food Security – Issues and Prospects at Amritapuri Campus on February 27, 2013 in collaboration with Swadeshi Science Movement, Cochin.
65 A course on Social Work Research: Survey Method and Case Study Designby Dr. Hebsur, Former Deputy Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai during February 4-6, 2013.
66 A course on Public Health by Sunil Nandraj, Advisor (Regulation), Ministry of Child & Family Welfare, New Delhi, during January 30 – February 03, 2013
67 A collaborative program on Leadership Development for Coconut Producers Societies under Coconut Development Board, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, Cochin office and Department of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham during July 2012 – January 2013.
68 A workshop on Life Skills, Psychosocial Care in Disasters and Counseling during Novermber 1-7, 2012.
69 Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop onEntrepreneurship Development with the support of I-Create, Bangalore, during April 9-13, 2012.
70 A course on Public Health by Dr. Biju Soman, Sri Chithira Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Trivandrum, during January 30- Febraury 5, 2012.
71 A workshop on Life Skills Education by Dr. A. Radhakrishnan Nair, Faculty & Head of the Department, School of Life Skills Education, RGNIYD and Sunitha Ranjan, Lecturer, School of Life Skills Education, RGNIYD, on October 21, 2011.
72 A course on Research Methodology & An Introductory Course on Society and Development by Dr. Hebsur from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, during August 23, 2011 – September 7, 2011.
73 Faculty Development Program (FDP) onCultural Education on July 2011.
74 The First Annual International Conference onSociety Technology and Sustainable Development (ICSTSD 2011) organized by Dept. of Social Work at Amritapuri in collaboration with the School of Social Work, University at Buffalo, State University of New York during June 3-5, 2011. »»
75 A two day workshop on Proposal Writingfrom April 25- 26, 2011.
76 A course on Research Methodology Dr. Hebsur, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, organized from March 21-26, 2011.
77 A one day seminar on Understanding Vulnerable Communities on March 19, 2011.
78 A certificate program on Disaster Response & Recovery organized on December 13-17, 2010.
79 A certificate course on Counseling by Dr.Sujatha Sharma, New Delhi, sponsored by NASSCOM Foundation was organized by the Department of Social Work during December 14 – 20, 2009.
  • MSW Students in Jivamritam Project along with Japanese Students in Pandalam, Kerala

    Master of Social Work students from Center for Women’s Empowerment & Gender Equality, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is now at Pandalam, Pathanamthitta district in Kerala(17-24, February 2019).

  • Rural Camp was organized by the department for the Second semester MSW students at Komalikudi of Baisonvally, idukki district from 11thMarch to 16th March 2016. The camp was coordinated by Ms. Veena Suresh, Mr.Vivek S and Mr. Nisanth M with support of other faculty members of the department and in association with ‘Amrita Serve’ Project Amritapuri and Komalikudi.
  • ‘Monitoring the Implementation of Right to Education Act’ in Kollam District

    The Department is successfully conducted a survey Project on the “Monitoring the implementation of Right to Education Act “in Kollam district as a part of State wide project. Mr.Kochukrishna Kurup, Asst. Professor was the Coordinator and Chief investigator and Dr. Rajeev MM & Mr. Nisanth M. were the Associate investigators of the Project. Four Students from 4th Semester MSW batch also engaged in the Survey project. This short term project was completed by end of January 2016.

  • DISHA- 2016-Training in Arts and Cultural Forms for the Children

    The Students placed at District Child Protection Unit ,Pathanamthitta, organized ‘DISHA- 2016- a programme for providing training in Arts and cultural forms for the children in need of care and protection with support of DCPU pathanamthitta and Natya Sangeetha Academy , Kozhencherry.Mr. PavinNath (IV semester MSW) coordinated the programme.

  • Awareness Class on ” Career Development and Stress Management

    “Doing something that is productive is a great way to alleviate emotional stress”. Social work trainees from department conducted awareness class on ” Career development and stress management ” at Mannam Memorial Residential School . This program was organized by Sri .Meenu P Prakash and Ms. Nabeela .S

  • Health Camp on Life Style Diseases at Thodiyoor Panchayat

    As part of the concurrent field work,Social Work trainees organize Health Camp at Thodiyoor Panchayat on November 25, 2016. This program was organized in collaboration with PHC thodiyoor by first year students Ms.Sreelakshmi and Mr.Glorin Ann Kuruvila under Vivek S faculty.

  • Awareness Class on the Topic Drug Abuse

    Social Work trainees organize awareness program at Shanmukhamvilasam higher secondary school, Clappana on the topic – drug abuse on November 15, 2016. As part of the program , the session was handled by Mr.Shaharudeen .A (Laison officer , Kollam district ). This program was organised by first year students Ms.Aishwarya and Ms.Varshasunil under supervision of Vivek S

  • Children’s Day Program at Allappad Panchayat ICDS

    Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.On the children’s day, Social Work trainees organize Children’s day program at Allappad Panchayat ICDS. This program was organised by second year student Ms.GereenaAchankunju and Ms.VaishnaviShaji. Under supervison of Veena suresh

  • Awareness Class on Health and Hygiene at Allappad Panchayat

    It was conducted by Parvathy suresh and smijin dath MSW students under supervision of Nisanth M

  • Awareness on Health and Hygiene Practices

    Social Work trainees organize awareness program at Thodiyyor Panchayat Govt School on the topic ” Health and Hygiene practices” . This program was organised by second year students Mr.Glorin and Ms.Sreelakshmi under Vivek S

  • One Day Awareness Class Conducted at ‘Government Children Home’ Kollam

    One day awareness class was organized on the topics viz. 1 Environmental Protection 2. Adolescents care and challenges on 26-03-2016. The programme was organized by Mr.Smijindutt , Vashnavi and Shilpa ( second semester msw students)

  • Harithanganam

    The Field work trainees conducted a community program at Govt Old age Home, Kollam on World Greenery Day(4-5-2017).The program was conducted with the motive of promoting kitchen gardening and organic farming at old age home. The program was inaugurated by the Asst. Agricultural officer. The agricultural officer rendered an awareness class on organic farming techniques and the program was inaugurated with planting of saplings. The trainees also conducted a medical camp at the old age home in collaboration with the viyomithram project.

  • Depression- Let’S Talk

    The field work trainees (Members: Kishore Mohan & Aneesh Abraham) rendered an awareness class in commemoration of the World Health Day on April 7th on the theme Depression.The class was arranged on the PHC premises of Pathiyoor Panchayat and around 25 Kudumbashree workers attended the program.

  • Awareness class on Nutrition at ICDS Allapad panchayat

    Malnutrition in the age group 0 to 6 years has declined only by one percentage point in the last eight years.To sensitize this issue among parents ,students conducted community based program at ICDS Allappadpanchayat.This program was arranged by two MSW students(Keerthana&Archa) under the guidance of faculty member Mr.NisanthMuralidharan

  • Amma Ariyan

    The field work trainees at QSSS kollam has done their community program at ICDS kureepuzha.The program was conducted on 27-04-2017.The event was inaugurated by District Childline Nodal Officer Mr Abraham. The target community was teenage girls and mothers. The purpose of the program was to provide information regarding effective parenting in teenage and also the service provided to children like that of child line India. Interactive session has been held to know about the impact made by program on the target community

  • Good Touch and Bad Touch

    The fieldwork trainees (Members: Renu Ravindran, Rajeev V.R. & Meera Nair.M) as part of concurrent fieldwork conducted community program on the topic Child Safety.The program was held on 27-04-2017 at Anganawadi, Karunagapally. The program was inaugurated by Mr. Dominic, the Councellor of KRDA Suraksha Project. The program started with community mobilization and the Councellor took a session on the topic “Good Touch & Bad Touch”.The program was continued with the distribution of newspaper cutting about the sexual abuse among children in order to awake the parents.


    Program was organised and conducted by the social work trainees (Members: Albine George Babu,Mamatha Chandran J.R,Manu Prasad G) as part of their academic curriculum. An awareness program was conducted based on the theme “Anti-Drug policies, for the purpose of creating awareness among the children about the ill effects of drug consumption, its physical and mental health issues,drug trafficking and its legal issues, the ways to stop drug addiction, steps to follow when one disease information about drug trafficking etc. The program was conducted at The Tuberculosis Centre, Kollam on 26-04-2017.The program was inaugurated by the Mr Sreekumar excise inspector, Alappuzha.

  • SATHGAMA- Awareness Class on the Topic Cancer, Plastic and Adolescent Health 2017

    The social work trainees (Members: Aiswarya Radhakrishnan, Remya Krishnan,Garghi Shivarajan, Vishnu R) as part of their academic curriculum conducted an awareness class on the topic Cancer, Plastic and Adolescent Health. The awareness class was done on the basis of two case studies done on cancer and waste management. The target group for the same are kudumbasree women and adolescent children in separate sessions. The venue of the programme was thodiyoor panchayath.

  • SthreeShakthiyudeNaipunyam

    The social work trainees (Members:Nabeela.s,VarshaSunil,Swati Dinesh) conducted their community programme on 26-4-2017.The programme topic is Women security.The chief guest of the programme was Sudha Lakshmi who is the programme officer of thenmala ecotourism division.Theprogramme started by around 11 am by the lighting of lamp by the chief guest.The social work trainees also conducted classes about Hygiene practices.

  • Social work trainees organised health awareness program for Migrant labourers at karunagapally in collaboration with Darshan Migrant project. Two trainees
  • LEE Classes and Tiolet Construction in Rural Viallges of India

    With the support of the faculty and Chancellor Amma, 43 Master’s of Social Work students with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham decided to spend a month in 14 different villages across the country. The goal of the fieldwork was to practically learn what life is like in rural India, a place where 80% of India’s 270 million people in poverty live.

  • Avabhotham Awareness Class on the Issues Faced by Fishermen

    The trainees organized a community programme (Members:Harith J &Vishumol) among fisherman in alappad panchayath by rendering a community intervention in the form of an awareness class on the issues faced by fishermen,particularly the precautions that the fishermen community should ensure to counter the deficiency of fish resources.The second session of the programme was a focussed group discussion with the the fishermen addressing the recent delay they face in the delivery of services provided by the various fisheries department.The trainees also organized their community programme among kudumbashree members as part of their waste management programme.The venue of the programme was Rotary club of Alappad panchayath.

  • Aranmula Heritage Mapping

    The Socio- Cultural Survey/ Heritage Mapping Exercise conducted at Aranmula initiated by Dept of Social Work has concluded on 29th May 15 at Aranmula. It was an outstanding experience for both the students and the faculty members and it would also enhance our field work and research capabilities.

  • World Cancer Day Awareness Campaign

    Department of social work Amritha Vishwa Vidhyapeethamand Quilon Social Service Society, Kollam jointly organized the world cancer day campaign from February 4 – 6, 2015 at St Aloysius Higher Secondary School , Kollam .The campaign was inaugurated by FR.BINU THOMAS Associate Director of Quilon Social Service Society .S2 MSW students (Mr Amal Bhaskar .Ms Huda Basha ,MsDeepthy.T) from Amritha Vishwa Vidhyapeetham they organize an awareness campaign against the stigmatization of cancer in our current society in the form of AN OPEN CANVAS concept. The students collect messages and signatures from the public, all the teachers and the student representatives are being the part of this campaign and the trainees take class for the school students about world cancer day around 150 students are presented in the class. Then the trainees organize group activity among the training students of Quilon social service society, In the form of chart making and explanation of chart based on cancer day awareness campaign.

  • Class on the Topic Sustainable Environmental Protection

    Amrita yuva dharmadhara organized a retreat program for the all Kerala AYUDH coordinators at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri.Sw.Janamritanandapuri inaugurated the program, In this program the faculty member from department Mrs.Veena Suresh had delivered a class for the Volunteers about the topic Sustainable environmental protection

  • Life Skill Training Program for School Students

    Life skill training program was organized for school students as a part of their summer camp in colloboartion with Math Amritanandamayi Math Trivandrum. Around 30 students participated in the event.

  • Motivational Class for the Volunteers of Amritolsavam 2015

    Amrita yuva dharma dhara trivandrum organized a retreat program at Trivandrum ashram before Amritolsavam 2015. Sreelekha IPS inaugurated the program, In this program the faculty member from department Mrs.Veena Suresh had delivered a Motivational class for the Volunteers of Amritolsavam 2015. Life skills training was given to volunteers

  • Life skill education for tribal children at Vallaramkunnu Wayanad in the month of June 2015 in collaboration with Aserve by 7 students (2 English & MSW) with two faculty members.
  • Tablet education on health & hygiene among tribal students at Vallaramkunnu in the month of June 2015 in collaboration with Aserve by 7 students (2 English & MSW) with two faculty members
  • House hold survey to understand the socio economic status of tribal household at Wayanad on June 2015 .in collaboration with Aserve by 7 students (2 English & MSW) with two faculty members
  • Toilet building inTribal village by MSW students in the month of June 2015in collaboration with A`Serve by 7 students (2 English & MSW) with two faculty members
  • Observance of World Social Work Day

    World Social Work Day 2015 (WSWD) is on March 17. The theme ‘Promoting the Dignity and Worth of Peoples’ relates to the second pillar of the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development. The theme focuses the joint work of The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), The International Association of Schools of Social Work and The International Council on Social Welfare. These three organizations are committed to working together to influence international, regional and local policies, government actions and to highlight the value and contributions that social workers make everyday throughout the world. As a part of this the MSW students conducted poster presentations in the Amritapuri campus to highlight the social problems faced by vulnerable societies in India. 22 Students were present.

  • Awareness on Waste Management

    MSW students of Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham conduct an awareness class for school students in collaboration with Quilon social service society, regarding waste management and the importance of waste segregation. The trainees arrange them in three groups through activity and give certain materials including different colors of papers which represent different types of wastes then they segregate the waste and reproduce it in a chart in the form of their own creativity and they are supposed to create a story regarding their presentation. Then the trainees conduct the class with a video presentation which shows the importance of reducing the amount of waste production. Students of S2 MSW Amal Bhaskar, Huda Basha, Deepthy. T. Organizes the class. There are around 30 student’s presents in the programme. The students take initiative to come forward and present the chart. It will help the trainees to observe the co-ordination and co-operation of group members within the group and it will also helpful to create a leadership quality among them and it will also help to give a chance to build up their own creativity and through this activity they learn about the importance of waste segregation and how to reduce the amount of waste production.

  • Observance of World Cancer Day

    In association with world cancer day, on February 2015, In Department we had a seminar presentation by Rajamanikandan on the topic “cancer”. the presentation covered topics such as what is cancer, types of cancer , prevention, treatment and 7 warning signs; This presentation covered all the detailed information about cancer which was very informative for us . After the session we had a discussion based on the presentation followed by the discussion we get together for an activity based on the presentation. Each one of us were divided into four groups and we were given topics for discussion, which each team have to point out & write it down in a chat and after that each team presented their topic. The meeting was concluded by an oath taking ceremony. 42 MSW students participated.

  • Alcohol Awareness Program through Life Skill Education

    Live in labs program at Wayanad tribal village in collaboration with Harvard university students , ACIP and Amrita CREATE has been organised by Mr.Vivek S and Ms.Veena Suresh with the support of four social work students Tinky , Arathy , Nimmi and Athira . The outcome of the project was an Alcohol awareness program through life skill education among tribal students at Vallaramkunnu Village. Initially the training was given to 32 tribal students and 10 students were selected for the Ambassador program at SreeShankara Vidya Niketan UP school, Cherukara ,Wayanad.

  • Observance of World Elderly Day 2015

    In today’s world people are very busy due to various reasons the main one being money-making or work. There are some people who only care about money and think their parent as a burden. Some people are forced to be involved in money making for their living. Even if they wish to its difficult to look after their parents. Department of Social work always at the service of these agencies on need. As part of the concurrent social work field practices, three Trainees conducted different program me in old age home.

  • HIV & AIDS Awareness Campaigning 2015

    It takes place on the broader society to educate the public about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people and to highlight the work young people are doing across the country to respond to the epidemic.Department social work 2 trainees organised HIV AIDS campaigning on 14/11/2015 at karunagapaplly ICDS 56,Panikerkadavu .

  • Observance of National Disability Day 2015

    Awareness campaign in kollam ksrtc stand conducted by social work trainees of Amrita vishwa vidyapeetham. inaugurated by Mr.Radhakrishnapillai(district transport officer) in collaboration with Manovikas Special School by five trainees.

  • In Valaramkunnu village, Wayanad, Kerala, AMMACHI Labs team, Master of Social Work, Amritapuri students and faculty organised an awareness class, powerpoint presentation and a video session about #polio, its symptoms, and preventive measures . Meanwhile, medical officers of health department administered polio vaccines to children in the village. Team also arranged a documentary show on the same day as it was an important day for Paniyas which was related with the story of Karinthandan(1700 – 1750 AD) who was the local chieftain of Paniyas in Wayanad district. The sessions were really appreciated by the community. In the afternoon session, a training class was given to children by teaching various co curricular activities in view of Muthakara school annual day function. MSW students conducted tution classes for tenth standard students from the village.
  • 5 S Implementation Report Ullochira Pathanamthitta Kerala

    As a part of our seven day’s rural camp, which was based on the 5 S methodology, we organized the camp in the Ulloochira area of Pullad Village. Mr. Ajayakumar, block panchayat member, was the local support personnel for the programme. He introduced us to the village and gave a brief idea regarding impact of flood in this particular area.

  • Internship Report at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Kochi

    Master of Social Works students from Center for Women’s Empowerment & Gender Equality, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has successfully completed their 20 days of internship at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Kochi. As part of the curriculum, students are required to undergo periodic training in each semester aimed to develop their social work attitude, #skill, and knowledge in the various fields of application. Student trainees were assigned with 20 days of internship in a community and medical setting functioning under the AIMS hospital with direct supervision of two faculty members and the professional social workers from the community health centre.The community medical setting namely Amrita Community Health Training Centre, Njarackal in Kochi, provides free medical services to people living in the Vyipin Island. On the day of arrival, Dr. ChitraTomy, Asst.Professor, and Department of community medicine, AIMS and the Administrative Medical officer of the CHC organized an orientation session.

  • Psychosocial Care Program for Parents in Special School Setting

    Department final year students conducted a psycho social care program for parents of special childrens at Mizaph Special school, Kayankulamby four MSW students(Nimmi, Jinu,Gayathri, Shibu) under the supervision of faculty member Mrs.Veena

  • SANJEEVANI”- A Community Development Program on Integrated Farming

    It was conducted on December 3, 2014, Social Work students of Amrita vishwaVidyapeedam, Amritapuri Campus in collaboration with Navasakti trustkollam. This program was organized under the faculty supervision of Ms.Junabalachandran.

  • Formation of Waste Management Clubs in Schools

    Everyone creates waste, although some people are very environmentally conscious and create very little. To make a awareness with the school children department initiative for a club specialized for solving the issue waste. This club of students and faculties reach every school to sensitize this issue with simple examples and activities. Our first intaiative was done at clappanagovt higher secondary school, Kollam 8 MSW students ,.MSW faculty members Mr. Vivek and Mr.Veena were mentored and guided for the event .

  • Assessment on Issues of Slums in Kollam Coorporation

    Department of Social Work collaborated with Sahayi center for collective learning and action, Trivandrum for the identify the slum issues in kollam city . Dr. Rajeev MM (chairperson) leading a team of faculties and students to conduct this study in Kollam slums .Department Organised kollam slum visit for the students to explore the health and hygiene situation there! This visit was organized on December 3, 2014 with the Collaboration of Sahayi NGO trivandrum

  • Observance of HIV/AIDS Day – Red Ribbon Campaign

    Social work students observed world HIV/AIDS day on December 1, 2014 by conducting red ribbon campaigning and poster presentation among engineering students of Amritapuri campus.

  • Sabarigiri Rural & Tribal camp

    Inauguration of tribal camp at Attathodu tribal hamlet near sabarimala region on November 13, 2014. Around 23 students were present in the camp. 1As a part of tribal camp a session on participatory rural approach (PRA) was arranged with tribal men at Attathodutribal hamlets on 14-Nov – 2014

  • Psycho Social Care Program in School Setting

    MSW Department final year students conducted psycho social care program among school students. This program was held at Kuzhithura School, Allappad panchayat by four MSW under the guidance of Faculty member Mrs.Veena

  • Orthomedical Camp at Old Age Home Kollam

    On October 10, 2014, Social Work students of Amrita viswaVidyapeedam, Amritapuri Campus in collaboration with P.N.N.M hospital, Kollam hosted an Orthomedical camp at Govt. Old age home Kollam as a part of our community organization program. The chief guest of our event was Smt. BeenaBabu ( Panchayath president), in the presence of ward member Smt. Saraswathiamma, Dr. Anil Kumar & students of Amrita college ( Amal Bhasker, Shyam Prakash &aswathy A ) The camp started with a welcome come address by Mr. Amal Bhasker ( Msw Student ). Then we invited our beloved Panchayath president Smt. Beenababu to deliver the presidential address of the event. After that we invited Dr. Anil Kumar to inaugurate our event with a felicitation speech and the official inauguration concluded with the vote of thanks from Aswathy.A (Msw student). After the inauguration by 10:30 Am we started our camp. We invited each of the inmates for the health check up and the camp end up by 1:30 Pm.

  • Seminar on Intellectual Development and Education System

    On 9 th October 2014 at St.John’s High’s School Eravipuram on the topic “Intellectual Development and Education System “.The seminar was inaugurated by smt.Charllet A.(The former principal of St. Johns H.S Eravipuram) the meeting held upon by the presidential address of Sri J .John( The school principal) and the felicitation speech done by Dr.Rajeev M.,(H.O.D Amrita vishwavidhyapeetham ), Sri francisxavier (managing trusty S.S Samithy , Fr.MathewThankachan ,Sri Nishanth M.(Faculty, Department of Social Work ) and the students of Amrithavishwavidyapeetham ( Deepthy.T, Anju G.R) vote of thanks given by Sri pritt .p (staff representative) and the class section handled by Smt. LekshmiHaavin ( MA,M .Ed,inPsychology,and motivational speaker and corporate trainer) the seminar begins at 9.30 am and it finish iby 1.30 pm

  • The Department of Social Work in association with Blood Bank, District Hospital, Kollam, organized a one-day Blood Donation Camp for the students as well as staff members of Amrita on November 11, 2013.
  • Faculty members and students of MSW participated in city- level consultation on Strengthening Civil Society Voices on Urban Povertyconducted by Sahayi – Centre for Collection Learning and Action at YMCA, Kollam on September 28, 2013.
  • Students and faculty members participated in the one-day national consultative workshop on Towards a Safer State: Lessons from Uttarakhand on September 12, 2013, held at the Institute of Land and Disaster Management, Government of Kerala.
  • The Department of Social Work conducted a film festival and photo exhibition on behalf of Amrita Social Workers Association (ASWAS) and AMC at Amrita on April 20, 2013.
  • Dr. Rajeev M. M., Chairperson, Department of Social Work, Amritapuri, participated in Europe-India International Research Forum –Samyoga held at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bangalore Campus, during April 2-4, 2013.
  • The Department of Social Work conducted Disaster Preparedness program on March 19, 2013.
  • The Department of Social Work observed World Social Work Day on March 19, 2013. A competition themed Social Engineering was the highlight of the day.
  • The staff and students of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and Volunteers of Yuva Dharma Dhara, the youth wing of Mata Amritanandamayi Math, formed a huge human chain on behalf of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2013.
  • The World Cancer Day was observed by the Amrita Social Workers Association (ASWAS) on February 4, 2013..
  • The Department of Social Work conducted a leadership training program with the support of Coconut Development Board for Coconut Producer’s Society.
  • Parvathy V., student of MSW, won the Best Paper Award in the 31st Annual National Conference of Indian Society of Professional Social Work, organized by Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, during January 3-5, 2013.
  • An Employee Engagement Survey was conducted at HML funded by the organisation. from December 17-22 2012.
  • The White Ribbon Campaign was organized by Amrita Social Workers Association (ASWAS) commemorating International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 26, 2012.
  • The Department of Social Work celebrated World Social Workers Day through socially responsible action. As part of it. a blood donation camp was conducted. The program was organized with the support of District Hospital, Kollam. The program led to initiation of Amrita Blood Army (AMBA) on March 26,2012.
  • The Department of Social Work observed International Woman’s Day at KSACS, Kollam, Mahila Mandiram Kollam and Gandhi Bhavan, Pathanapuram by Social Work trainees on March 8,2012.
  • The Department of Social Work observed World Thinking Day by conducting field level program on World Thinking Day at Government Girls High School, Kollam wherein awareness generation and group discussion on Environmental Sustainability was organized. As part of the program, social work trainees conducted a role play on sustainable development on February 22, 2012.
  • Interactive session with faculty and students of St. Ambrose University, Dr. Johny Augustine (Assistant Social Work), Professor of Davenport, Lowa and students of St. Ambrose University. In his talk, Dr .Johny Augustine introduced the heath system of United States on January 14,2012.
  • The Department of Social Work observed World AIDS Day by creating awareness through distribution of notice describing the relevance of the day. The red ribbon – the universal symbol of awareness and support for those living with HIV was distributed in the campus, on December 1, 2011.
  • The Department of Social Work, with the collaboration of Help Age India (an INGO), Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kozhikode and Four x4 Consulting Pvt., Ltd., New Delhi, conducted a Survey Research Initiative and a two day preparatory workshop on Research Methodology and Strategy for the field investigators and research supervisors (students and faculty members of the Department of Social Work) on November 22, 2011.
  • Social work trainees Anoop P. Joseph and Aswathy R. initiated personality development classes by conducting awareness class for mothers and adolescent girls at Anganawady No. 53 of Karunagappally Taluk on November 17, 2011.
  • The Department of Social Work observed World Mental Health Day by organizing poster exhibition / awareness program at Primary Health Center, Vallikavu and Karunagappally on October 10, 2011.
  • Jagaran’s Cycle Rally: A cycle rally from Kollam to Amritapuri, lead by faculty members from the departments of Physical Education and Social Work was conducted on September 26, 2011. Nearly 250 students gathered to raise awareness on the need for reducing pollution.
  • A street play was performed at Sree Narayana Central School, Karunagappally on September 26, 2011 for creating awareness on the need for cleanliness and proper waste disposal. The street play was conceived and directed by V. S. Kochukrishna Kurup, Lecturer, and Department.of Social Work.
  • The Department of Social Work observed World Alzheimer’s day and organized awareness program at SIMS, Kollam and at Amritapuri Campus. The movie titled, “A MOMENT TO REMEMBER”- (Korean) based on Alzheimer’s disease was also screened at the campus on September 22, 2011.
  • Two Social work trainees Mr.Prithviraj.K, Mr.Sanjeev C. M. undergone field work at Coimbatore Cancer Foundation-Raksha the hospice center which is run by under CCF, GKNM Hospital, Coimbatore from January 2016 to April 2016. Dr.M.K.Suja was the field work supervisor and Dr.Rajith Ramachandran and Mrs.Reena were the agency supervisors. There was special orientation and training on Palliative care and received certificate on 20th July 2016. The trainees were able to learn basics of palliative care which will be helpful in the future carrier of social work.
  • Coimbatore Area Programme Level (ADP) Child Protection Committee meeting held on 22nd July 2016 (Friday) at Corporation Kalayana Mandapam, Edaiyarpalayam Road, Kavundampalayam, Coimbatore from 10.30 AM onwards. Mr.S.Kanagaraj, Field Co-ordinator, Dept. of Social work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham participated in the meeting. Many officials from GOs/NGOs/Universities/Colleges and CBO leaders participated in the meeting. Honorable Mr. V. John Mino, Senior Civil Judge, Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Coimbatore was the Chief guest. Ms.Saranya, District Child protection officer was the guest of honor for the meeting. There was debriefing session on Child Protection Assessment (CP-ADAPT) also.
  • Two students from II MSW Mr.Varun G and Ms.Mehartaj participated in the Live-in-labs programme arranged by ACIP(Amrita Centre for International Programmes) from 24th July to 2nd August 2016 along with a student from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada namely 1.Chantal Carneiro, 2. Jacqueline Iwanski 3. Nickza Dalas. Trainees spent in Rathanpur which is located in Bhojpur. During these days trainees interviewed with village head, President of the village, Health workers, Doctors in PHC, teachers, and with few villagers and collected the data about the village regarding Education, health, water and sanitation etc.
  • Social work trainee Jishnu K Madhav, II MSW student under the guidance of Field work faculty Dr.M Nagalingam has successfully finished a well cleaning initiative during the field work in Managalathi chelaar Tribal colony in Walayar which is under the jurisdiction of Walayar forest section office. Trainee started this work after getting permission from field work supervisor Mr.Radhakrishnan. Trainee finished this task with the help of tribals there especially tribal youths. The people of this colony faced problem in getting water as they have to travel some distance for cooking, irrigation purposes. And the water available to them is from bore well which is not that much good. After the completion of this well cleaning, this water has been very useful to the colony people as it is now being used for their agricultural purposes, especially in the land adjacent to the well where organic farming is going on. Trainee along with the tribals finished this work by 2nd August 2016.
  • Ms.Kiran Devi from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Department of Social Work, Coimbatore and Ms.Rachel Daws from the University at Buffalo School of Public Health, worked to implement the Amrita Awareness Ambassadors (AAA) program under the guidance of Amrita Center for Research in Advanced Technology for Education (CREATE), Amrita University, as part of Amrita Center for International Programs (ACIP)Live-in –Labs (LiLa). In a village named Dunda in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, the program team aimed to raise awareness on substance use and the associated consequences, as the use of alcohol and tobacco are common among men of that village and such a project has never before been implemented in Dunda from July 6th, 2016 – July 24th, 2016. Data collected using surveys and focus group discussions (FGDs) revealed that even girls in the village have used substances, and many report fathers’ use. Knowledge about the health impact of alcohol and tobacco was low. While students’ expectations of the positive outcomes associated with drinking were high, self-reported intentions to drink with peers were low. These findings provide insight into further modification of the program and suggestions for how to expand the AAA program to other villages.
  • Amrita University, in collaboration with SAARC Countries and Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP), conducted an expert consultation meeting on “Assessment of the Role of Agro-processing as a Key Component of Rural Mass Employment and Rural Development Models” at Amrita University, Coimbatore on 18th-19th August, 2016. The members visited the villages near Coimbatore adopted by Mata Amritanandamayi Math to witness the sustainable practices put in place by Amrita University arranged by Dr.M.Nagalingam, Asst. Professor, and Mr.T.Sathish Kumar, Field Co-ordinator, Dept. of social work. They explained the activities and facilitated the discussion with villagers for the SAARC members. They visited Ettimadai, Muruganpathy and Vazhukkuparai villages, Madukkarai block, Coimbatore district.
  • MSW students performed Mime on Mental health at Shivesh at Shivesh Autism school, Coimbatore annual day celebrations on 28th August 2016.
  • I MSW students were brought to St.Joseph Old age home, Podanur for an orientation visit on 04th October 2016. Dept. of Social work and Sahaya club contributed soaps, talcum powder etc., It was contribution by all the students, staff members. Management of the home, the sisters’ felt extremely happy for the contribution given by students. It is one of the biggest contributions ever given by the students.
  • The CCF marathon held on Sunday, October 2, 2016 provided the opportunity for students of Department Of Social Work in Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University. The following MSW students volunteered for the programme Payal Tyagi, Archana Lakshmi K.R., Shikha Rai,Rashmi Rai, Kavya R. Nair , Renuka R., Prithiviraj K., Devashriram S D, Kavirajan S., Santhana Bharathy G.S., Rajeevan T.V. The Coimbatore marathon brings together people from various walks of life from across the country to help spread awareness and support those who are fighting cancer. The event, which transformed Coimbatore into a marathon city, is expected to attract more than 11000 participants including athletes, celebrities, and corporate leaders, entrepreneurs from all over the country and from the city.
  • Joy of giving or Dhaan Utsav, a nationwide festival of giving, organized by Rotary Coimbatore Central partnered with several educational institutions with Kumaraguru College of Technology taking a lead role in organizing Project “Magizhchi” taking an association with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sri Krishna Institutions and KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology to take the message to the youth. The aim was to create awareness about the need for giving among youth and enhance their participants.Event at University Campus by the organizing team: A programme held in the Amrita University campus on 5th October 2016 at Sri Krishna hall, ASB. Chief Guest Adv. Mr.Vidhyasagar inaugurated and stated “joy of giving is organized in institutions/colleges to make aware of the students that contribution of money is not only joy of giving but also working for the cause, sparing time, spreading knowledge is also a joy of giving and he concluded by stressing on the point students can be a change maker and can bring a change in the society. Dr.M.Nagalingam delivered felicitation address. There was cultural and theatre performances by MSW students on theme of Joy of giving. Finally Mr.T.Sathishkumar delivered vote of thanks.

    The Valedictory function, took place at KCT auditorium on 7th October 2016. The program was initiated by Mr. Abdul Ghana; a Social Activist working on tree plantations was centered on preserving Planet Earth. The key note speaker Mr.Sujith, HR Business Head at Infosys Chennai, delivered a motivational talk exhorting the youth to take to the path of services. Mr.Anil Srinivasan, a noted Classical pianist, spoke about how sharing talents can bring about Joy to People through his mesmerizing music. Panel Discussion: Leading the discussion Mr.Shankar Vanavarayar spoke of how it is possible for youth to come up with viable service projects and said the panelists are real role models for them. The panel comprised of Mr.Padmanaban Gopalan of No Food Waste, Mr.Saravanan Chandrasekhar of Wild Wing Trust, Kishore of MC3 Trust and Ms.Vaishnavi of Food Bank.

  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) celebrates World Food Day on 16th October 2016 marks a day to take action against hunger with the sole aim of eradicating it in this lifetime. Department of Social Work observed No Food Waste Day displayed posters in all the mess halls and canteens to sensitize among students and general people regarding the issue.
  • The Social Work students celebrated World Mental Health Day at University Campus at Visitor’s Car parking at 04.30 pm on 21st October 2016, Friday. The theme of the programme was ‘: Psychological First Aid’. This programme was initiated and organized by Department of Social Work, for creating Awareness about Mental Health. Flash Mob was conducted in order to attract the crowd and students from various departments were came together to see the programme. As part of the Celebration, ‘Mime’ was conducted on the theme of “Psychological First Aid”. The mime ended with conveying message by displaying it through Placards. The Same programme was conducted at Coimbatore Railway Junction at 04.30 pm on 22nd October 2016, Saturday amidst of many general public. It was inaugurated by Coimbatore Jn. Master and Deputy Commercial Manager. The Railway authorities supported and arranged facilities for conducting the programme. It was good opportunity to spread awareness about mental health among general public.
  • The Gangothri Charitable Cultural & Educational Trust, Nemmara is one of the field work and placement partners. The five MSW students volunteered for the conducting Socio- Economic survey in Tribal colonies of Parambikulam & Vandazhi Gram Panchayat in Palakkad District the duration is 24 – 28 Oct 2016. The following are the names of the student volunteers participating in the project. Jishnu K Madhav (Project leader), Sidharthan S., Anas Mohammed K.A, Navaneeth V, Rajeevan T.V.
  • Dept. of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University organised awareness programme on “First aid in road accidents and Skin Donation” in association with Ganga Medical Centre and Hospitals (P) Ltd, Coimbatore on October 20, 2016 at University campus. The programme started with the lighting of the lamp by the delegates. Dr.M.Nagalingam, Asst. Prof., gave welcome address. Dr.Kannan Balaraman, Senior Consultant, Maxillofacial Surgery, explained the concepts with multimedia presentation regarding the detailed care regarding “First aid in Road accidents”. He also showed demo on Cardiopulmonary resuscitation – CPR during emergency. He also explained do’s and don’ts during accidents. After that Mrs.Nalini Balaji, Micro Biologist handeld session on skin donation and its procedures. The programme was useful to many students, faculty members and staff. The visitors from Ganga hospital were Mr.Sinoj, Social Worker, Mr.G.Arul Murugan, Physiotherapist, Mrs.Kaaviya, Psychologist. At the end Mr.S.Kanagaraj, Field Co-ordinator proposed vote of thanks.
  • Six I MSW students were undergoing field work at Pudupathy tribal village for their Case work and Group work practice. They found the case of disabled person Mr.Aaron. He has 80% locomotor disability. He has disability identity card, receiving pension from the government but he was in need of support of elbow crutches. The students facilitated and arranged elbow crutches on November 01, 2016 and initiated for bank loan.
  • II MSW student Ms.Mehartaj took session for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers on “Psycho Social support to Children” on 03rd November 2016 at Coimbatore
  • II MSW students Ms.Sowmiya organized an awareness program on “NATIONAL GIRL CHILD DAY” 24/01/2017, with the help of counselor (District Child Protection Unit) in Ashoka puram Government Higher Secondary, Thudiyalur, Coimbatore. Awareness on rights of the child, good and bad touch, child labor act, child marriage act, POCSO and also created awareness about childline 1098 nearly 160 students participated in this program.
  • II MSW students Ms.Sowmiya & Ms.Mehartaj attend a Gram sabha meeting that has been held on “26/01/2017” at Pichanur Village Panchayat. MSW students created awareness on “Child Rights and Child Protection”. Topics covered under that are vulnerability of children, children in difficult circumstances, effective parenting, good and bad touch, Childline, child marriage act, child labour act and POCSO act. The session was useful for the general public to understand about Child rights and Child protection.
  • Learning enriches in an environment where an individual experiences both theoreticaland practical perspectives. The Social work Department of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham makes serious efforts to make the curriculum more skill based and practical. As part of curriculum the students of MSW 2nd semester are required to experience a rural experience. To serve this purpose the rural camp was designed from 11th February to 17th February 2017 in the rural and tribal villages of Anaimalai with the association of Mahatma Gandhi Ashram. Students are given a wide chance of taking up responsibilities for every aspects of the camp. Faculty coordinators are given responsibility of dividing students into committees and for giving timely guidance. The objective of the camp was to gain knowledge of different communities, rural cultural and social aspects of the life of the people, to develop interpersonal relationship among the students, practice the social work methods and principles, create awareness on certain problems among the rural poor, conduct service oriented programmes and to understand communal life and to develop personality of the trainees.
  • In association with NPS Chennai, posters were displayed in the watsapp groups and other media. This movement was taken up by almost all the Social Work Schools and Colleges in India
  • For the concurrent fieldwork, the I MSW 4 students had placed in ‘Devashrayam Charitable Society’ in Palakkad district of Kerala.
  • Community Development specialization students visit to Integrated Rural Technology Center – IRTC Palakkad on 10.05.2017.
Awareness camp at Idukki
  • The second year MSW students of the department of Social Work, Coimbatore campus along with Ryerson University students from Canada stayed at the tribal settlement of Komalikudi in Idukki District of Kerala from 6th to 13th August 2015 as part of the Live-in-Labs program. The program was facilitated by Amrita Center for International Programs and Amrita CREATE (Center of Research in Advanced Technologies for Education)… Read more»
  • Dr. J. Paranjothi Ramalingam invited as Chairperson for Symposium II on the theme Rediscovering Social Strategies for India Today in National Conference on Redefining Social Work Practices & Rediscovering Strategies for India Today at Bharathiar University on March 9, 2013.
  • Prof. Pravin Patkar, Adjunct Professor, attended Trilateral Convention of Stakeholders on Missing Child Alert System, jointly organized by SAIEVAC Regional Secretariat and Plan Asia Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand during February 26-28, 2013.
  • Dr. J. Paranjothi Ramalingam invited as Resource Person by Academic Staff College, Bharathiar University on February 2, 2013 to deliver talks in the refresher course arranged for college and university teachers.
    The topics were:
    a) Disaster, Its Impacts and Techniques to Soothe the Affected.
    b) Defense Mechanisms in Our Day Today Life.
  • Dr. P. Rangasami and Himanshu Gupta participated in International Conference on Protection of Child Rights: Issues and Challenges organized by the Department of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University during January 18-20, 2013.
  • Himanshu Gupta attended two day conference on Disability organized by Bharathiar University during December 27-28, 2012.
  • Himanshu Gupta participated in an international conference on Sustainable Development and Government organized by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore during December 12-14, 2012.
  • Dr. Rangasami P. attended two day workshop on Child Protection Curriculum organised by Karnataka Child Protection Unit, Bangalore from August 10-11, 2012.
    • Dr. K. R. Priya was delivered an invited talk on The Quality Time Spending in the Jail through Reading and Thinking at Poojappura Central Prison, Trivandrum on June 24, 2012.
    • Dr. J. Paranjothi Ramalingam chaired a technical session in the conference on The Horizon of Social Work Profession in India and prior to that delivered a talk on Social Work Ethics and Values at Nehru Arts and Science College, Thirumalayampalayam, Coimbatore on February 3, 2012.
    • Dr. K. R. Priya was invited as a speaker for the inauguration of Cardiac Camp by National Rural Health Mission Government of India at Palakkad, Kerala on February 3, 2012.
    • Pooja Kandula and Madhusudanan S. participated in a national conference, Think India 2012 , in IISc Bangalore on January 28- 29, 2012.
    • P. Narendran, Saravanan A. and Madhusudanan S. attended one-day workshop on Career Guidance and Skill Enhancement organized by Department of Social Work, Bharathiar University & NIPM, Coimbatore on January 21, 2012.
    • Madhusudanan S., Sruthisri and Snehal attended workshop on Disability Management conducted at Department of Social Work, Bharathiar University on December 16-17, 2011.
    • T. M. Mirshad Rahman, M. Deepu and S. Sreeni attended workshop on Training Program on Enhancing Competence of Youth in Dealing with Child Labour held during December12 – 15, 2011, organized by V. V.Girir National Labour Institute, Noida, Uttarpradesh.
    • Madhusudanan S. and Anne presented papers on Teachers Perception towards School of Social Work – A Case Study Approach.and Concurrent Field Work A Precursor for School of Social Work at national conference on School Social Work at PSG College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore during December 7-8, 2011.
    • Dr. K. R. Priya invited as a resource person for the workshop, Paddy Growing Cultures of India by Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), Government of India, New Delhi during December 4-8, 2011 and delivered a lecture on Role of Gender in Paddy Cultivation.
    • Madhusudanan S. and Ravi Mohan R. presented papers at Department of Social Work, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore on October 13-14, 2011. Madhusudanan S. presented papers, Interventions in Career Development of Appendectomy Underwent Student”, Ambedkar Colony, Ettimadai & Role of Millennium Development Goals in Disability & Health in Cuddalore Taluk – A Case Study and Ravi Mohan R. presented a paper A Health & Food Provision for Children in Karunya Special School under NCCP, Coimbatore.
    • In the national seminar on Contemporary Challenges in Social Work Practice held at Sree Narayana Guru College, K.G. Chavadi, the following presentations were made by the students during September 29-30, 2011:

      — Ravimohan R. presented a paper on Nutritional Intervention in Malnourished Adolescent Girls under ICDS: Study on the Nurition Program for Adolescent Girls in Thek Kumari Anganwadi in Marutharoad Panchayat.
      — Ravimohan R. & Pooja Kandula presented a paper on Reflections on the UNCRC 1989 & Indias Commitment towards Child Rights through Constitutional Amendments, Enactments, Policies & Programs.
      — Madhusudanan S. & Anitha R. presented a paper on The Tenets of Thirukural: Super-Improsing Eastwern Philospies in Social Work Concepts with respect to Indian Context.
      — Madhusudanan S. & Saravanan presented a paper on Capacity Building & Cultural Orientation for School Children in Peripheral Area: Experience of Amrita Gokulam in Ettimadai Town Panchayat.
      — Deepu M. & Harasha Parapoyil presented a paper on Psycho – Social support for Domestic Care givers of Autisic Children.

    • Dr. J. Paranjothi Ramalingam chaired a session Mental Health and Development in the national seminar on Health and Development Social Work Perspective at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore on October 13, 2011.
    • Dr. K. R. Priya was the resource person for the UGC’s Faculty Development Program at The Academic Staff College, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Trivandrum. She took a session on the topic Women as a Vulnerable Group on September 26, 2011.
    • Dr.J.Paranjothi Ramalingam delivered the inaugural address in National Seminar on Challenges in Contemporary Social Work K.G.Chavadi, Coimbatore on September 21, 2011.
    • Dr. K. R. Priya presented a paper titled Psycho Social Stigma of Physically Abused Girls: A general appraisal in the light of Human Rights at a national seminar for the study of social exclusion and inclusive policy of University of Mysore on September 8, 2011.
    • Dr. J. Paranjothi Ramalingam chaired a session in the National Seminar on Praxis Burgeoning Paradigm in Social Work at AIMS, Cochin on September 6, 2011.
    • Dr. K. R. Priya was invited as a keynote speaker for the program Empowerment of Youth for Sustainability through Ghandhian Concept of Development” organized by National Council for Rural Institute, Government of India at Palakkad on August 25, 2011.
    • Dr. J. Paranjothi Ramalingam attended the Board of Studies Meeting in Social Work, as an expert committee member in Sri Krishna College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore on August 10, 2011.
    • T. V. N. Ragavan & B. Santhosh presented a paper on Social Work Trainees interventions in Iyyampathy Tribal Village, Ciombatore with Special Rreference to School Going Children & Madhusudhanan S. presented a paper on A Study on Socio-Economic, Plastic Awareness & Hygiene at tw-day national conference on A Strategic Intervention for Improving the Marginalized a Social Work Perspective at Arignar Anna Govt.Arts College, Karaikkal on August 4, 2011.
  • Dr. J. Paranjothi Ramalingam was Special Editor for Journal of School Social Work, India for Vol. VIII, Issue 03, August 2011.
  • Dr. J. Paranjothi Ramalingam delivered a keynote address on the topic, Mental Health and The Role of Social Workers in India at the Research and Epi Info Software Training at Saraswathi Thiagaraja College Pollachi on July 22, 2011.
  • M. Deepu attended a workshop on Psycho – Social Care of the Elderly at NIMHANS, Banglore on June 29, 2011.
  • Dr. K. R. Priya invited as a keynote speaker for Vayanotsavam by the Government of Kerala and Department of Public Relations, Government of Kerala. She delivered a lecture on Importance of Social Awareness in Women Empowerment at VJT Hall, Legislative Complex, Trivandrum on June 20, 2011.
  • Dr. K. R. Priya attended the international conference on Society, Technology and Sustainable Development” at Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi during June 3-5, 2011.
  • Dr. Rangasami P. participated in UGC sponsored National Seminar on Entrepreneurial Stimulation for Youth organised by Department of Lifeling Learning and Extension, Avinashilingam University for Women, Coimbatore on March 20, 2011.
  • Dr. J. Paranjothi Ramalingam attended the BOS meeting in social work at GRD College of Social Work on February 26, 2011 as the nominee of the Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
  • Madhusudanan S. and Mr. Ravimohan presented a paper on Information Technology enabled services for Community Development through Amrita Village Resource Centre at Sri Nehru College of Arts and Science, Thirumalyampalayam on February 23, 2011.
  • Dr. J. Paranjothi Ramalingam invited as Chief Guest for the valedictory function of the National Seminar on Application of ICT and Space Technology in Social Work at Sri Nehru College of Arts and Science, Thirumalayampalayam on February 23, 2011.
  • Madhusudanan S., Ravimohan R. and Veena Suresh presented papers at the National seminar on Second Chilhood : A Period of Ordeal or Delectation, Deaprtment of Social Work, Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore during February 16–17, 2011.
    Madhusudanan S. presented the paper titled Person at the Verge of Retirement – A Case Study Approach. Ravimohan R. and Veena Suresh presented the paper titled Impact of Self Employment on an Elderly Person – A Case Study.
  • Dr. J. Paranjothi Ramalingam delivered Keynote Address at the National Seminar on Second Chilhood : A Period of Ordeal or Delectation at Department of Social Work, Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore on February 16, 2011.
  • Ashwin K., Samathuva Sarathi N., Arun Prasath R. and Madhusudanan S. participated in an organ donation campaign cultural event organized by MOHAN Foundation on February 13, 2011.
  • Dr. K. R. Priya invited as a resource person in a workshop on Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve by Ministry of Culture, ANSI, Government of India, at TBGRI Trivandrum on Januaray 9, 2011.
  • Kalaivani A. S. and Karpagam S. attended a one day seminar on Challenges in HR conducted by Enrich Academy, Coimbatore on January 23, 2011.Kalaivani won the Best Presenter Award in group discussion on the topic Leadership Qualities.
  • Dr. P. Rangasami participated in the NSS refresher course at Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore during January 18-22, 2011.
  • Dr. J. Paranjothi Ramalingam attended Southern Regional Social Work Education Consultation Meet at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences , Kochin during January 13-14, 2011.
  • Madhusudanan S., Ravimohan R., Anne R., Deepu presented papers at two-day National Conference held at Bharadhidasan University, Trichy during January 10-11, 2011.
    Madhusudanan S., Ravimohan R. and Anne R.presented a paper titled Social Work Trainees Experience in Educational Settings in Ettimadai Town Panchayat,
    Deepu presented a paper titled Differently Abled and & Social Development and
    Ravi Mohan R. presented a paper on Impact of Education on Kerala’s Social Development.
  • Madhusudanan S., Mirshad Rahman T. M., Saravanan A. and Anne R. participated in a state level seminar organized by Jamal Mohemed College Trichy.
    Madusudanan S. and Dr. C. S. Soundram presented a paper titled A Study on Anxiety Level of Students Appearing for Campus Placements on December 20, 2010.
  • Umamaheswari handled a session on Nutrition Counseling in the induction training for Anganwadi workers organized by ICDS at Madukkari block, Coimbatore District on December 6, 2010.
  • Dr. K. R. Priya invited as a Special Guest for the inaugural function of the National Women’s Boxing Championship conducted at LuLu Conventional Centre, Thrissur during December 5-10, 2010.
  • M. Nagalingam handled a session on Social Mobilization , Social Marketing and Strengthening Partnership With community in the induction training program for Anganwadi workers organized by ICDS, Madukkarai & Thondamuthur block, Coimbatore on November 29, 2010.
  • Dr. K. Muralidharan, Associate Professor & Head, Social Work, PSG College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore deliverd a lecture on Labour Legislation on November 11, 2010.
  • The Department of Social Work organized Tree Plantation & Health Awareness Rally, at T. M. Palayam on November 2010.
  • The Department of Social Work organized Blood Donation Camp, November 2010.
  • Dr. A. Thirumoorthy, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatric Social Work, NIMHANS, Bangalore, delivered a talk on Therapeutic Approaches in Counseling on October 22, 2010.
  • Dr. J. Paranjothi Ramalingam invited as Chairperson for a session in the National conference on Professional Social Work in India – Rhetoric and the Reality at Bharathiar University on October 7, 2010.
  • I MSW students participated in a skit in National Blood Donors Day at GKNM Hospital on October 1, 2010.
  • The Department of Social Work organized Sports Meet for Children from Ettimadai Panchayat on October 2010.
  • Madhusudanan S. participated in Campus to Corporate Programme at PSGIM, Coimbatore on September 28, 2010.
  • Second year MSW students participated in a two-day orientation workshop on Disability Mangement organized jointly by Department of Social Work, Bharathiar University and UDIS Forum, Kovai at Bharathiar University on September 17-18, 2010.
  • Madusudanan, Ashwin and Samathuva Sarathi participated in Catharsis 2010 at Bishop Heber College, Trichy during September 16-17, 2010. They won the following prizes:
    i. Madhusudanan won first prize for the event, Ventilation and
    ii. Madhusudanan, Ashwin and Samathuva Sarathi won first prize for quiz on Social Quotient.
  • Kalaivani presented a paper on Role of NGOs in Rural Development in one-day seminar on Dimensions of Social Work organized by PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore on September 14, 2010.
  • Dr. P. Rangasami participated in NSS Training Program at Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore during September 9-19, 2010.
  • Dr. J. Paranjothi Ramalingam inaugurated the Social Work Association of CSI Bishop Appasamy College, Coimbatore and delivered a talk on Trends in Social Work on September 6, 2010.
  • Second year MSW students attended a state level workshop on Research Methodology in Social Science organized by Sri. Krishna Arts & Science, Kuniamuthur. Radhika V. Kutty won first prize for framing a research proposal on September 3, 2010.
  • Dr. P. Rangasami participated in a week long training program on Information Technology for Effective Management of Rural Development Programmes at NIRD, Hyderabad during August 23–28, 2010.
  • Dr. P. Rangasami attended training program on IT for Effective Management of RD Programmes, organised by National Institute of Rural Development, during August 23-28, 2010.
  • Advocate. Pal Puthur gave a guest lecture on Indian Constitution and Democracy to MSW and Communication students on April 16, 2010.
  • Kalaivani A. S. and Karpagam S. participated the National seminar on Disaster Management organized by the Department of Social Work, Anzar Womens College, Ponnani on March 25, 2010.
    K. R. Priya and Kalaivani presented the paper on Stress Management in Disaster.
  • The Department of Social Work organized Dental Camp at Chavadi Middle School on March 2010
  • Dr. P. Rangasami attended International Conference on Millennium Development Goals at RMK Engineering College, Chennai during December 27-29, 2009.
  • Dr. P. Rangasami and M. Nagalingam participated in the one-day workshop on Climate Change and Global Warming organized by various NGOs at Coimbatore on December 22, 2009.
  • Dr. P. Rangasami attended training program on Social Defence, organised by Department of Social Defense, New Delhi during December 1-4, 2009.
  • Dr. B. Selvaraj, Senior Lecture in Psychology, Coimbatore gave a guest lecture on Various Theories of Development on November 27, 2009.
  • Dr. P. Rangasami and M. Nagalingam participated in the certificate course on Child Rights and Child Protection at Amritapuri Campus during November 23-29, 2009.
  • MSW students participated in Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign jointly organized by CCF, GKNMH, V. N. Cancer Centre, FICCI etc, accompanied by K. R. Priya and K. Umamaheswari, at Gandhipuram on October 31, 2009.
  • Prof. B. Lora Deva Prasanna from Stella Mary’s College, Chennai delivered a guest lecture on Project Proposal Writing and Logical Framework Analysis October 30–31, 2009.
  • Dr. Rangasami P. attended NSS program Officers Orientation course at Shri Avinashilingam University for Women, Coimbatore during September 9-18, 2009.
  • II MSW students attended a camp on Eye Donation at Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore on September 8, 2009.
  • K. R. Priya invited as the guest for the two day seminar on Saha Dharmam Chara on family harmony organized by the Atma Foundation at Thrissur (Kila) on August 30, 2009.
  • Dr. Rangasami P. attended National Workshop on Research Methodology in Psychosocial Issues, at NIMHANS Bangalore during August 27-29, 2009.
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