The Department of Social Work (Aided) was established in the year 1995-96 in response to the College’s responsibility to address the issues of the Society. The Department was inaugurated by Dr Kiran Bedi IPS. Since its inception, the Department of Social Work is actively involved in providing evidence-based, quality oriented social work education through most advanced and emerging domains of practice, research and field interventions. It has also engaged itself in strengthening social work practice, research and field projects. The department offers Masters Degree in Social Work with specializations in Medical & Psychiatric Social Work as well as Rural & Urban Community Development. The Department also offers a Certificate Course in Peer counselling for the UG students of Vimala College. The Continuing Professional Development Programme for trained Social Workers initiated by the Department provides a venue for the professionals to enhance knowledge, expertise and competence. The Department offered PG Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling under UGC’s Innovative Programmes from 2005 to 2010. The department has also recognized as the research centre for Social Work in the year 2017.
We envision a cadre of empowered women professionals with personal integrity, a sense of self worth and an unshakable belief in the dignity and worth of human beings irrespective of the man made boundaries.
We dedicate ourselves to the mission of training and transforming our students to committed, competent and confident social work professionals by imparting academic and practice based knowledge, attitude and skills using the framework of social justice, human rights and sustainable and participatory development.
All Social Work students of Vimala College are expected to possess the following attributes at a level appropriate to their year of study. They are expected to demonstrate these attributes in the class room, field practicum and work environment. These graduate attributes are fostered in the context of the curriculum and extracurricular activities.