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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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.