The Department of Social work began in Don Bosco College, Itanagar was established in the year 2018. The college is the first in the entire state to offer Bachelor of social work under Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU). Twenty (20) students were enrolled for the Honours programme in the year 2018 for the first batch and Mr. Francis Hasdak and Mr Telesphore Topno are the first Assistant professor of the department.
Inspection by Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) for introducing Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at Don Bosco College was held on 26th April 2018. The inspection team was led by Dr. David Pertin Joint Registrar Academics and Conference and Liaison Officer, Rajiv Gandhi university, Doimukh. Approval for starting BSW at Don Bosco college for the Academic year 2018 was given on 13th June 2018 by RGU.
The Department of Social work aims at grooming young minds into confident, competent and passionate harbingers of positive change at Individual, Community and at the larger Societal Levels. It is achieved through an educative process which focuses on the transformation of the person through combination of inputs, personalized interactions and guided engagement with and reflection upon existential realities.
To groom young people into confident, competent and passionate harbingers of positive change at the individual, community and at the larger societal levels.
To engage the young mind through the transformation of the person through a combination of inputs, personalized interactions and guided engagement with and reflection upon existential realities.
The departments’ motto “ EDUCATE, ENGAGE, EMPOWER ”, informs and invigorates all spheres of its educational and intervention programmes. It invites all who are associated with the Institute to a deep, consistent and creative engagement with the self and the society.
To engage the students develop the theoretical understanding received in the classroom and practice it in the field at the individual, group and community level.
To capacitate the students so that they make an impact in the lives of the people especially the underprivileged and disempowered communities in the state of Arunachal Pradesh and the north eastern region.
To create the space and the opportunity for the students of Social Work to build on their strengths, deal with their fears, help heal the emotional and psychological wounds that stifle some of them, discover their passion, build their dreams and articulate their aspirations and support in their exploratory ventures.
We do not aim at finished products; we aim at growing, learning and dynamic young social change leaders.
Dr. Dominic Leo Thaikho
NET, JRF, PhD
Mr. Telesphore Topno
Mr. FRANCIS HASDAK
NET, B.Ph, Scout Master, CCA
Ms. DECEM SANTINI MITKONG
DEPARTMENT: BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK (BSW)
Programme Specific Objectives
Ability of learners to locate Social Work the realm of Social Sciences; enhanced ability of learners to
appreciate the foundational pillars of Social Work; and learner’s ability to appreciate the basics and
necessity for communication skills.
Awareness about distinctive features of field work in Social Work pedagogy, knowledge about objectives,
structure and components of field work as signature pedagogy in Social Work.
Ability of learners to acknowledge the micro, mezzo and macro concern and the groups; enhanced understanding
of learners to understand and intervene sustainably with issues of ecology.
Knowledge, attitude and skills in enhancing the problem-solving ability of individuals, families and groups,
ability to help Individuals and Groups through processes of Individual and Group Interactions.
Able to understand the scope of government and non-government efforts in welfare, developmental and
empowerment of marginalized sections; Knowledge, skills and attitude in evolving facets of professional
Able to understand and conduct different steps in conducting research and associated limitations.
Able to observe, analyse and evaluate social realities as well as the sustainable impact of social work
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Foundation Of Social Work
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Application Of Social Science In Social Work
Multi Disciplinary Course (MDC)
Human Behaviour And Social Change
Ability Enhancement Course (AEC)
English Language & Communication Skills
Students will be able to develop vocabulary and improve the accuracy in grammar. produce words with right pronunciation.
Skill Enhancement Course (SEC)
Introduction To Field Work
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Community Organization And Social Action
Able to demonstrate familiarity with community organization and social action as methods of social work profession.
Able to develop skills of collecting and collating information to understand community, its structure and components.
Able to gain the experience and exposure to practice community organization and social action at micro and macro levels.
Able to understand the relationship of community organization and social action with other methods of social work.
PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK (PSW )
Able to understand psychological concepts and its relevance to Social Work.
Able to understand the basic concepts and processes in social psychology and its relevance to Social Work.
Able to understand determinants and processes of personality development.
Able to understand social attitudes and psychosocial behaviour.
CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND CONCERNS (CSPC)
To understand the genesis and manifestation of social problems.
To understand preventive and remedial measures for contemporary social problems.
To understand the role of social work in addressing social problems. Learning Outcomes:
Able to understand the genesis and manifestation of social problems.
Able to understand preventive and remedial measures for contemporary social problems
Able to understand role of social work in addressing social problems.
PROGRAMME MEDIA AND ITS APPLICATION (PMA)
Able to develop skills to use basic programme media.
Able to understand various types of programme media and their application in the various setting.
Able to understand the role of social worker in use of programme media.
Able to understand the skills required for programme media.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP AND PEACE BUILDING (YLPB)
Able to understand youth leadership, their needs, issues and challenges.
Skills and strategies of youth leadership for peace building and social integration.
Able to understand Programmes and projects of governmental and nongovernmental organizations and critically appraise them.
Able to prepare work plan and its execution.
Able to develop professional attitude conducive to deal with human problems.
Able to develop sensitivity towards the needs and problems of different target groups.
Able to develop understanding of the role of Social Workers in different settings.
Able to apply programme Media Skills in Social Work interventions.
Able to develop skills to write reports of work performed during field work and make use of supervision.
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SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH (SWR)
Able to demonstrate ability to be able to conduct research, and to do this with an understanding of the application of different methods and tools.
Able to develop skills of data collection, organization, presentation, analysis and report writing.
HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (HRSJ)
Able to understand the concept of human rights and its significance to the Social Work profession.
Able to understand the application of human rights to the various practice domains of the profession.
Able to Understand on Human Right based Social Work interventions.
SOCIAL LEGISLATION IN INDIA (SLI)
Able to promote knowledge in understanding the cause and effect of discrimination and oppression.
Able to prepare modules and strategies for advocacy to bring sustainable social change.
Skill Enhancement Course ( SEC-1)
SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (SDE)
To develop basic understanding on Skill and Entrepreneurship.
To develop understanding on the qualities and attributes of entrepreneurs.
To understand abilities and Skills of successful entrepreneur. Learning Outcomes.
Able to understand the qualities and attributes of successful entrepreneurs.
Able to understand the abilities and Skills of successful entrepreneurs.
Able to understand the basics of Entrepreneurial Skill.
NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT (NSSYD)
Able to understand life skills and accelerate personality development.
Knowledge and Skills regarding the values of NSS, Social Service and Community Engagements.
Able to understand the core values of Indian Constitution.
FIELD WORK PRACTICE (FWP-4)
Able to understand social work interventions in different areas
Able to prepare work plan and its execution
Able to form small groups with different age and gender groups
Able to apply programme media skills in social work interventions
Able to write process oriented reports and engage in meaningful discussions during supervisory conferences
Able to develop the ability to link theoretical learning with practical realities.
RURAL EDUCATIONAL CAMP (REC)
Able to be acquainted with rural and tribal scenario and their socioeconomic aspects
Able to be familiarized with group dynamics and power structures in a rural Community
Able to hone Skills of rapport formation, situational analysis and awareness generation through stimulating group living
Able to acquire and develop attitudes helpful for effective team work
Able to learning the Skills and art of organizing and managing activities and events relating to camp
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Social Policy, Planning And Development
Areas Of Social Work Practice
NGO And Project Formulation
Certificate Course (CC)
Research Proposal And Scientific Writing (Tentative Certificate Course)
Best Practices of the Department
The best practices in department of Social work comprises of
workshops, village (Community) adoption. The Department also proactively responds to the challenges faced by
the communities at the time of disasters; both natural and man-made. Workshops in department to Social Work is
part and partial of the curriculum. It is an Add on to their training and education. Through this workshop they
are better equipped to go for their fieldwork and contribute substantially in the fieldwork and as well as in
the social work practice.
PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal)
Graphics and Mind mapping (Workshop)
Gender Inclusive Ecological Farming (Workshop)
PCM (Project Cycle Management) Workshop
Village (community) adoption
Organic farming in the campus initiative
Fieldworks and research
Field work is fundamental to Social Work Education and forms the base for professional development in a student. Learning by doing is the pedagogical approach that is adopted. Field Work training enables the student to integrate theory and practice simultaneously, sequentially and cumulatively inculcating the development of professional competence among them. Field work programme consists of observation visits to the agencies, institutions and community settings, rural camp study tour and direct practice of social work skills for intervention, under the guidance of professional social workers in selected placements. Fieldwork thus provides students the opportunity to learn, understand, integrate and apply the different facets of social work practice.