Since 1982

Programme Offered:
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
    • Clinical Social Work Specialization
    • Community Development Management Specialization
    • Human Resource Management Specialization
  • M.Phil. (Social Work)[Part Time and Full-time]
  • Ph.D.(Social Work)[Full-time & Part-time]
  • P.G.D.C.(Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling)
  • D.C.F.C.D.(Diploma in Child Focussed Community Development)

Workshop / Seminar / Conference

2017-05-06 - Workshop on Counselling, Workshop
2017-05-05 - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WELL BEING OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND ADULTS: A GLOBAL SOCIAL WORK PERSPECTIVE, Conference

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About Department

Social work continues to be one of the fastest growing contemporary professions today. As society evolves, new issues requiring redressal confront individuals, families and communities, requiring the social work profession to adapt itself to meet these diverse societal needs. The entire focus in this programme is to foster student growth by providing them with quality academic training and thereby prepare them for the challenges and career opportunities of this demanding and dynamic profession.

Established in 1982, the Department of Social Work of Bishop Heber College has a tradition of moulding top notch social work students to meet these challenges. Besides offering a full time two - year Master's level Social Work programme (MSW), we also offer courses leading to the research degrees of M. Phil and Ph.D., affiliated to Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli. The Department has to its credit 35 years of dedicated service and we continue our journey towards reaching the un-reached.


Our Vision

To foster student growth by providing them with quality academic training and thereby prepare them for the challenges and career opportunities of the demanding profession.


Our Mission

  • To enable students who come from diverse backgrounds, to acquire the knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviour necessary for professional social work practice.
  • Integration of professional acumen with basic human values and the Christian spirit of service with dignity is our primary emphasis.
  • The appreciation of diversity is the focus of our perspective and the department promotes a spirit of scientific enquiry throughout, while rooting its philosophy in the tenets of Christianity.

Contact Person



  • Dr. A. Relton
  • HOD,Department of Social Work
  • Mobile: 9443161606
  • Email: reltona@gmail.com
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