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Dean of Social Work

Fr. Dr. G Augustine Lourdu
Phd , M.Phil
The Department of Social Work in St. Josephs College was established in the year 2005. The Department is committed to the pursuit of social work campaigns to improve the quality of life of the downtrodden. The Department looks for individuals who inherently possess a commitment to bring about positive change in society and provides them with the right amount of training and orientation to fulfill their deeds in the most effective manner. The academic program is rigorous so as to enable students with an appropriate attitude and knowledge to effectively address social problems in the world.
Our Educational Mission is to Prepare Social Work Practitioners skilled in critical self-reflection, in working with Individuals, Families, Groups, and Communities and to enhance the well-being of the people of our Nation and around the World.
▪ Our Scholarly Mission is to share and create collective knowledge and understanding through engaging in critical enquiry by supporting research and innovative curriculum development at the undergraduate and post graduate level.
▪ Our Practice Mission is to act on Social Justice Issues through community change initiatives by challenging the oppressive societal structure. Thus, to reaffirm the importance of respectful, meaningful and collaborative relationships as core elements of Social Work Practice.
“Post Graduate Course in Economics aims at building human capital in the discipline of Economics for teaching, training, and research and for employment in various sectors of the economy. The department will remain focused on the need to the formation of Economists who will be sensitive to the economic realities and become change agents for our developing economy”