Department of Social Work

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Welcome to the Department of Social Work

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Prof. Sigamani Panneer

Professor and Head
Email: sigamanip@cutn.ac.in
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Dr. P Udhayakumar

Assistant Professor
Email: pudhayakumar@cutn.ac.in
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Dr. N Sivakami

Assistant Professor
Email: sivakami@cutn.ac.in
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Dr. Chitra K P

Assistant Professor
Email: chitrakp@cutn.ac.in
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Mr. Chittaranjan Subudhi

Assistant Professor
Email: chittaranjan@cutn.ac.in
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The Department of Social Work, Central University of Tamil Nadu was established in 2013 to provide professional training in the discipline of Social Work. The Department offers a regular two years fulltime postgraduate programme in Social Work, titled as Master of Social Work (MSW). Currently the Department offers three specializations: (i) Medical & Psychiatric Social Work, (ii) Community Development, and (iii) Human Resource and Labour Management (coming academic session, 2017). The forthcoming PhD programme of the Department with an interdisciplinary perspective is also expected to provide a quality learning atmosphere to the aspirants in higher education. Though recently established, the Department has already proved its merit in Social Work education attracting students from across the states in India.

Vision

To be a centre of continuous learning and practice, functioning within a secular, rights based and inclusive development framework contributing towards the creation of an egalitarian society.

Mission

1. Building a dynamic, interdisciplinary and critical learning atmosphere towards developing culturally competent Social Work practitioners equipped to contribute creatively in micro, mezzo and macro areas of practice.
2. Thriving to be a unique space for higher education in a rural setting with innovative and updated pedagogical tools and techniques for efficient knowledge delivery.
3. Developing subject based expertise towards consultancy and public policy formulation in diverse social sectors in the state, national and international level.
4. Functioning as a change agent through advocacy and provision of responsive service delivery to address contemporary social issues.

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Eligibility Criteria for admission:

The following standards and requirements must be met for admission to the Master of Social Work Programme: A Bachelor’s Degree of a minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent (under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4) from a recognised university in any discipline Minimum marks required in the qualifying examination for admission is 55% for general category, 50% for OBC (Non-creamy layer) and 45% for SC/ST

Master of Social Work (MSW) Course Structure (w.e.f. 2017)
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M. Phil. Programme

Eligibility Criteria for admission:
A consistently good academic record possessing Master`s Degree (Two Years duration) with minimum 55 % of marks [50 % for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates] in Social Work preceded by a Bachelors Degree or equivalent degree of three years duration from recognised University / Institution.

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Ph.D. Programme

Eligibility Criteria for admission:
A consistently good academic record possessing a Masters Degree (two years duration)/ M.Phil. degree with a minimum of 55% marks [50% for OBC (Non-creamy layer)/SC/ST/PWD candidates] in Social Work preceded by a Bachelors Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years/ four years duration from a recognized University/Institute.

PhD Course Structure (w.e.f. 2017)
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MSW Students win Overall Championship in CATHARSIS 2018

A team of Master of Social Work (MSW) students from the Department of Social Work, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur won the Overall Champonship in CATHARSIS 2018, a National Level Cultural Event conducted by the Department of Social Work, Bishop Heber College, Trichy on Saturday, 15th September 2018. The Championship consisting of Overall Trophy and a prize money of Rs 5000/- was won while competing with sixteen teams from various Social Work Institutions who participated in the event.
The student team won first prize in items like Drama, Collage and Photography; Second prize in Masala Chat Free Association and Quiz Competition; and Third Prize in Essay writing, Short Story writing, Face Painting and Poetry Writing. The student team received a total of Rs 10000/- as prize money for the overall championship as well as for individual items. Mr Prabhu Arulnathan, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, CUTN accompanied the team during the competition.

Department of Social work
List of UGC NET Qualified Students
S.No. Name of the Student Cleared Year
01 Marytrisil P.M NET 2019
02 Pathrose K Raju NET 2019