Tiruchirappalli, situated on the banks of the river Cauvery is the fourth largest city in Tamil Nadu. It was a citadel of the early Cholas which later fell to the Pallavas. Trichy is a fine blend of tradition and modernity built around the Rock Fort. Apart from the Fort, there are several Churches, Colleges and Missions dating back to the 1760s. The town and its fort, now in Trichy were built by the Nayaks of Madurai. The most famous landmarks of this bustling town are the Rockfort Temple, a spectacular monument perched on a massive rocky out crop which rises abruptly from the plain to tower over the old city, Sri Renganatha Temple, Grand Anaicut, Mukkombu and St. Joseph’s Church.


Bishop Heber College is a religious minority educational institution established by the Tiruchirappalli - Thanjavur Diocese of the Church of South India. Its main objective is to cater to the best possible higher education. The College now offers thirteen Under-Graduate, eighteen Post-Graduate and four Post-Graduate Diploma Programmes and three Diploma Programmes of study besides research programmes leading to M.Phil., and Ph.D. The College started offering programmes in the Self-Financing stream from the year 1985. The College was accredited with 5 stars by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) on 21st May 2001 and was Reaccredited at the A+ Level on 31st March 2007.Also Our College has been recognised by the UGC as "College with Potential for Excellence" on September 2011.The University Grants Commission, New Delhi and Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli granted Autonomy to our College during 2004-2005. The College has already established a great reputation for its high academic standards and attracts students from all over India and abroad.

About IDF

India Development Foundation (IDF) was established as a Christian Public Trust and Society with the Charity Commissioner, Mumbai in 1984. IDF is a self-reliant NGO in India. IDF has never sought nor taken any Government grant or support from major foreign donors agencies so far. The objectives of the foundation are managed through public donations received from various sources. It is one of the largest networking and self-reliant NGOs in India. IDF is a proud partner of ‘Stop TB Partnership’ of WHO and the Partnership for TB Care and Control in India. IDF offers social internship programmes to students from various Universities/Colleges/Institutes in India and also a few students from International locale. The vision of IDF is to work towards a better India which provides for basic health, education and empowerment for every Citizen, and to support the Government of India in its Vision 2020 programme.


The Department of Social Work of Bishop Heber College has an unprecedented 32 Years of glorious and dedicated service in Social Work Education & Practice…and we are Marching on from strength to strength… Our Concern for Contemporary Social Issues is exemplified by the major and minor projects that we take up for the welfare of the underprivileged. We offer Consultancy Services and have taken up Networking & Collaborative Initiatives towards International Social Work, which is the need of the hour. Forging links towards building sustainable communities is one of our important objectives. We have a special Commitment and concern for our rural brethren and this is reflected in all our endeavours towards their welfare. Inspite of all the above said initiatives of our department we do believe that our Odyssey continues and we still have a long way to go...The department has to its credit 35 years of dedicated service and we continue our journey towards reaching the un-reached. Our department is organizing an International Conference on “WELL BEING OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND ADULTS: A GLOBAL SOCIAL WORK PERSPECTIVE” on January 20 & 21, 2016.