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Social work


 Department of Social Work

The Department of Social Work (Aided) was established in the year 1995-96 under the leadership of Dr Sr Chrisologa, Principal  and Dr Lizy James, HOD. The Department was inaugurated by Dr Kiran Bedi IPS. The department offers two year Post Graduate programme in Social Work with two specializations viz, Medical and Psychiatric Social Work and Rural and 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 Extension and Community Outreach programmes initiated and implemented by the Department provide exceptional opportunities to the faculty and students for their professional growth and community empowerment. 



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.


Graduate Attributes

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.


  • Self awareness

  • In-depth knowledge

  • Professional Practice

  • Effective communication

  • Creativity

  • Ethical Practice

  • Self management



Faculty members with research degrees

Academic excellence with university toppers.

Commendable placements in India and Abroad



Admission to Social Work Programme:  Based on the Common  Entrance Test, Group discussion and Personal interview conducted by the university of Calicut. Basic Qualification–50% aggregate marks for U.G.



The department  periodically updates social work curriculum in order to keep pace with the changing trends and local and global demands. The course design has a balanced blend of class room teaching, field practicum and research.  The Department advocates strong rights based and strengths based approach in the curriculum.


The Department provides an active learning environment with unique features such as:


  • Skills embedded curriculum

  • Strong theoretical foundation

  • Interdisciplinary approach

  • Guided Experiential Learning

  • Problem-based learning approach

  • Reflective Learning/practice

  • Learner-centered teaching

  • ICT enabled teaching and learning

  • Evidence based practice


Academic Linkages

The Department has well established networks and collaborations with local, state and national organizations for field practicum, training and research. These agencies provide field work opportunities to students to apply what they learned in the classroom and work with real life situations. Community agencies and other work environments act as learning laboratories, giving students valuable exposure to the full range of functions, responsibilities, challenges and opportunities today’s social workers experience.



Contact Details

Contact Person:

Dr.Jaya Cherian





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Vimala College,

Thrissur-9, Kerala, India.
Ph : +91-487-2332080
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