முதலாமாண்டு முதுகலை சமூகப்பணி த்துறை மாணவிகள் நடத்தும் கிராமப்புற விழிப்புணர்வு முகாம் -2022
The Department of Social Work was established in the year 2003 and it offers Masters Degree in Social Work (M.S.W) with specializations in Human Resources Management and Medical & Psychiatry. Besides theory learning, MSW students also undergo two days of field work training in a week, which reflects the need to learn the practical aspects of their respective field of study. The Department of Social Work, under its multitude of feathers organizes an array of activities that contribute towards enhancing social sensitivity. “Students Participatory Empowerment Forum” (SPEF), is an active Student’s body, under which all the departmental activities are carried out with great passion, zeal and social responsibility.
- Human Resources Management
This specialization equips MSW graduates to work as HR Executives/Welfare Officers/HR Managers in public/private/service sectors. Students will be placed for training in industrial organizations to gain practical knowledge in the field.
- Medical & Psychiatry
This specialization equips the MSW graduates to work as counselors/social workers in hospitals/psychiatry settings. Students will be placed for training in various settings for an all-round exposure in the field.
To nurture social workers with enhanced professional leadership through academic excellence and active social participation.
To incorporate knowledge base for the students on broad array of contemporary social work contexts blended with effective practical training and research knowledge; alongside, enhancing their professional skills through collaboration and active interaction with the community to promote social development and social justice
- Observation Visits
- Practical Skills Laboratory (training on theatrical arts)
- Rural Camp
- Study Tour
- Summer Placement & Block Placement
- Workshops/Guest Lectures
- SPEF events
- HR Executives
- Welfare Officers
- HR Managers in public/private/service sectors.
- Social workers in hospitals/psychiatry settings.
- Administrative officers in Schools and Colleges
- Assistant Professors in Arts and Science College
- Programme Coordinator in NGO
- Social Entrepreneur
- Child Development officer
- Research Assistant
- Social Welfare Department
- Case Manager/ Case Worker
- NGO Director
Lecture method, Guest lectures, PowerPoint presentations, Visit to respective organizations, Case study method, Role play, Documentary movies, Expert utilization, Group discussion and Debate, Workshops, Seminar and conferences, paper presentations, Mock sessions, Themed photography. Article review.
*Internship mandatory at the end of second semester
*Internship (Summer Placement) Evaluation will be included in the end of third Semester
** Marks for Internship from 2016 Batch on wards
MSW DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES SPEF 2022-2023
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Association Activities from Aug 2022-Oct 2022
1. SEMINAR ONADDRESSING PRIORITY SOCIAL CONCERNS AMONG YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES
- The program was commenced at 10:16 am.
- Resource Person was Dr. M. Suresh Kumar, Consultant Psychiatrist & Global Research Director who holds positions on a number of international boards. He has been involved in research and has served as an investigator for several research projects in mental health and substance abuse for over 40 years.
- He addressed various social concerns of youth along with the challenges and its opportunities in topics like Excessive Social Media Use, Substance Use, Stress, Love and Suicide.
- The session was very interesting and interactive. Students shared their feedback like it was relatable and aligning with immense information and lively session.
2. OUTREACH POGRAM ON ANEMIA FREE INDIA OBSERVING NATIONAL NUTRITION WEEK
PG Department of Social Work in Collaboration with ICDS and Outreach Club of SDNBVC organised Outreach Program on Anaemia Free India observing National Nutrition Week. The students of 2nd year MSW were immensely involved in participating in the Street play and Muppet in the motive of creating awareness to the public on Anemia. This was held in Signal junction (in front of Saravana Stores). This program was organized to celebrate the national nutrition week with the year’s theme on ANEMIA.The street play was vibrantly started off with the jingles to grab the attention of the public. Also the Muppetry with the dolls were very attractive to the public. They gradually gave awareness on the symptoms of anemia, food that should be taken and not to be taken to prevent anemia.
3. SPEF INAUGURATION 2022 & SEMINAR ON STRESS MANAGEMENT & COPING WITH PEER PRESSURE OBSERVING WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH
PG department of Social work has inaugurated Student Association SPEF and organised Seminar on Stress management and coping up with peer pressure in Association withShadithya Hospital, Pallavaram observing World Suicide Prevention Day The program was glorified with the presence of Principal madam and the resource person Mr.K.Jayandra Kumar , Psychiatric Social worker. The program was started at 9:20am with the department song and welcome address. The Principal Madam addressed the students and the program was proceeded with the SPEF FORUM inauguration. The Student participatory Empowerment Forum (SPEF) is an active body under which all our department program are been organised with zeal and enthusiasm. The Elected office bearers of SPEF forum 2022 was given the batch and the inauguration was proceeded with the Oath taking ceremony and concluded with the proposal of SPEF annual report and action plan.
The PG Social Work Students performed street play on Prevention Of suicidal thoughts and behavior. The Resource Person Mr.K. Jayandra Kumar, Psychiatric Social Worker headed the session with his commendable talk on the subject of Stress Management and coping up with peer pressure. The Resource Person discussed about the Symptoms , Preventive measures and tips to deal with stress and some simple relaxation techniques like Deep breathing exercises, Progressive Muscular relaxation technique and so on. The pleasurable activities which helps us to segregate happy hormones via Reading Books, Watching TV, Playing with children were discussed. The session ended up with Feed back questions. The students gave their utmost enthusiastic participation throughout the program and clarified their doubts. The students also exchanged their thoughts and views on coping with peer pressure.
4.OUTREACH POGRAM ON RESILIENCE OF OLDER PERSONS IN CHANGING WORLD COMMEMORATING INTERNATIONAL ELDERLY DAY
Under SPEF Banner, Staff and Students from PG Department of Social Work organised Outreach Program for Elderly people at Athulya Senior care in order to commemorate International Elderly day. The theme was Resilience Older persons in changing world. The program was hosted by SPEF President and Vice President Ms. Divya and Ms. Vidhya. The program was started with Department song and Welcome Address. After that Staff from MSW felicitated Ms. Muthulakshmi, Senior Nurse. Art based therapy was given by the students to make the elders ventilate their emotions. They were actively involved in the session. First year MSW Students engaged them in Dance and performed dance to make them enjoy. Second year MSW Students performed street play on the concept of showing reverence to older persons. Then recreational activities like games and laughter exercise was also given to them. Elders of Athulya expressed their gratitude and gave very good feedback for organising this program. Certificates were provided to students by Athulya Senior Care.
5.Invited Talk on HR Challenges and Opportunities
Mr. Yuvaraj Rajendran, Senior Manager from Hexaware Technologies Shared the opportunities and skillsets of human resources. He also briefed about career growth development in global market and shared the knowledge about the resume formatting and drafting. He provided the job portals for job hunting and tips tricks to search the relevant job with relevant keyword. He elaborated on the scope of HR and self entrepreneurship importance. He provided more knowledge on abroad job opportunities for HR. Along with that he also shared the exams that need to be cleared for acquiring HR job opportunities. He shared the recruitment process that is happening in Hexaware Technologies.
6.INVITED TALK ON MEDICAL & PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORKER IN INDIA
Ms. Yamini Rajagopal, Counsellor and Psychotherapist from SIMS Hospital was the resource person. She initially explained the roles that are available for Medical Social Worker. She explained the skillset for each designation. She also actively provided the skills that suit us would be best scope for an individual. Designations for Medical Social Workers are Patient Coordinator, Transplant Coordinator, Blood bank Coordinator, Liaison Officer and Hospice Coordinator. Ms. Yamini later provided the scope of social worker in psychiatry setting. She explained that scope of social worker in abroad vs India along with the CTC given for each.
Admission open for Master of Social Work – 2021
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State Level Workshop for Sensitizing Teachers on Specific Learning Disability – 09/01/2020
Our students organised Workshop for school teachers on Specific Learning Disability. The main aim of the workshop is to ensure that the classroom teacher’s who plays a vital role will develop appropriate strategies to identify those specially talented kids in the schools. There were about 50 teachers from various esteemed Government and Matriculation schools.
There were three sessions in the workshop. The first session focused on classification of various disability and concept of dyslexia. The session was very interactive with the activities based on the concept. The second session was continued with causes and types of dyslexia under one umbrella. The third session started with warm up activity and focused on identification, treatment or intervention for dyslexia children.
RENAL AWARENESS PROGRAMME
The department organised a RENAL Awareness Programme on 07.09.2018. The Chief Guest for the programme was Ms. Rajalakshmi – Advisory Member – TANKER Foundation. The participants were made aware of the various causes for kidney problems, signs and symptoms for the disease and the food that should be avoided to stay healthy. The participants also signed a Signature Campaign agreeing to spread awareness about the disease.
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
The Department observed world mental health day on 13th October 2017. Chief Guest Mr. Eshwar Balasubramaniyan – Head – Outreach Programme AVTAR explained about mental health to PG students from various departments. Our students interacted with other students inside the campus and created awareness about mental health. Also they did a street play on the theme. After which he gave an orientation about Project PUTHRI. Ms. Auxila Christina gave orientation about “One stop centre”, which is a centre for women, affected by any form of violence.
WORLD AIDS DAY -01.12.2018
Organised AIDS awareness programme at Annai sathya Nagar, Near War Memorial, Chennai. Students performed street play and created awareness about AIDS.
Observing International Day for person with Disabilities – 03/12/2018
Organised various competitions for the children in Spastics society of Tamilnadu. The children actively participated in the events. Our students performed dance and puppetry.
Observing World Navy Day -17/12/18
We visited the Navy port and performed mime emphasising the service of navy personnel to the society.
Observing Human Rights Day -7/12/18
Our students performed Mime, Street play and created awareness on child rights. Importance of Child helpline “CHILDLINE 1098” was given by Chief Guest to PSBB Matriculation School at Mangadu.
SPARK – UTOPIA ’19 Intercollegiate Cultural fest – 22/02/19
Our students conducted SPARK – UTOPIA’19 an intercollegiate cultural fest on 22nd February 2019. Students from various colleges across Chennai have enrolled and participated in various on-stage and off-stage events. The event was inaugurated by MR. Naveen Muralidhar, KPY Contestant of Star Vijay. Musically Fame Mr. Vishnu Unnikrishnan gave his August presence in the valedictory session and gave away the prizes to the winners. The overall trophy is won by MCC College – Tambaram.
|S. no||Date||Student Name||Year (I, II & III)||Any Event (Prize won by the student)||Seminar/ paper presentation|
|II||–||Attended Workshop on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy|
|I||–||Participated on English Essay Writing competition|
|3||03/10/2017||R. Roshini||II||–||Presented Paper on Study on impact of social networking on behaviour development among adolescent in chennai|
|4||03/10/2017||R. Soundaryaa||II||–||Presented Paper “A Study on the knowledge, attitude and behaviour of domestic violence among school students”.|
|II||–||Participated in workshop on research methods conducted by scarf, Chennai|
|II||–||Participated in workshop on HR Prism conducted by mssw.|
|II||–||Participated in national seminar on embrasing disruptions, mssw.|
|II||–||Participated in State level seminar on human rights sindhi college of Arts and Science Chennai.|
|II||I Prize||Streetplay- Intercollegiate Competitions in St. Josephs College, Chennai|
|II||III Prize||Face Painting- Intercollegiate Competitions in St. Josephs College, Chennai|
|II||II Prize||Dance – Intercollegiate Competitions in St. Josephs College, Chennai|
PUDHUMAI KAANA INAIVOM
Rural Camp 2021 – “PUDHUMAI KAANA INAIVOM”
Date : 17.12.2021 – 22.12.2021
Place: O.M.Mangalam and Sivapuram Village, Sriperambudur Taluk, Kancheepuram District.
40 students (Both 1 and II MSW Students) along with 2 staff members Mrs.Helen Sha Diana., Assistant Professor and Ms.Priyadharshini K, Assistant Professor stayed in the village and created awarness on various topics.
Day 1 – 17.12.2021 : Importance of Education and Inauguration
Day 2 – 18.12.2021 : Importance of Health and Hygiene
Day 3 – 19.12.2021 : Women Empowerment
Day 4 – 20.12.2021 : Awareness on Deaddiction
Day 5 – 21.12.2021 : Awareness on Child Safety and its Importance
Day 6 – 22.12.2021 : Importance of Agriculture and Valedictory