||Workshops and Seminars
||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. »»
||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. »»
||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. »»
||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. »»
||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. »»
||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. »»
||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
||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. »»
||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. »»
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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
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.
||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.
||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.
||Chennai Flood Relief Survey
Two students volunteered in the Chennai Flood need based Survey in association with Seva Bharathi Organization from 22nd to26th Dec2015.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
The Department association was inaugurated on 10/10/15 by Prof. S. Rengasamy, Retired Professor from Madurai Institute of Social Sciences, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
||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
||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.
||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
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
An education survey (Phase I) was conducted on 26/8/15 along with Amrita CREATE at Murugan pathy village , Ettimadai, Coimbatore.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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. »»
||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. »»
||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. »»
||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.
||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.
||An invited talk on Mental Health – Knowledge, Skills and Practice by Arun S., Research Officer, NIMHANS, Bangalore, on November 19, 2013.
||A two day Street Theatre Workshop,Theatre / Folk Art and Catharsis, by Anish Thankappan, during November 15-16, 2013.
||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.
||A two day training on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention, Break the Silence (BTS), with support of ADM Capital Foundation during October 11-12, 2013.
||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.
||A one day workshop on Essentials in Professional Social Work for the first year MSW students on July 26 2013.
||A one day workshop on The Power Pointorganized on July 12, 2013.
||A one week workshop on Communicating to Communities during April 22 -27, 2013.
||A one day workshop on Biodiversity and Social Sciences on March 23, 2013.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||A course on Public Health by Sunil Nandraj, Advisor (Regulation), Ministry of Child & Family Welfare, New Delhi, during January 30 – February 03, 2013
||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.
||A workshop on Life Skills, Psychosocial Care in Disasters and Counseling during Novermber 1-7, 2012.
||Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop onEntrepreneurship Development with the support of I-Create, Bangalore, during April 9-13, 2012.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||Faculty Development Program (FDP) onCultural Education on July 2011.
||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. »»
||A two day workshop on Proposal Writingfrom April 25- 26, 2011.
||A course on Research Methodology Dr. Hebsur, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, organized from March 21-26, 2011.
||A one day seminar on Understanding Vulnerable Communities on March 19, 2011.
||A certificate program on Disaster Response & Recovery organized on December 13-17, 2010.
||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.