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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.
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.
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.
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.
“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
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.
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 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
It was conducted by Parvathy suresh and smijin dath MSW students under supervision of Nisanth M
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 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)
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Social work trainees organised health awareness program for Migrant labourers at karunagapally in collaboration with Darshan Migrant project. Two trainees
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 .
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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 & Hygieneat 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.