Department of BSW

 

Overview

The Department of Social Work in Salesian College Siliguri was established in the year 2019. 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. An innovative blend of theory, fieldwork and research is designed to provide the students with a variety of skills to enable them to be active social workers, to set up and manage social work organizations of their own or to find employment with various national and international agencies.

Vision

Our vision is to envision a society that upholds the values of equality, diversity, inclusiveness, democracy and concern for the welfare of the society, strengthening human relationships and promoting social justice, following in the footsteps of our patron, Don Bosco, who in his life advocated and upheld the rights of the marginalized youth. We envisage a harmonious society which promotes development and progress with the help of qualified mentors to assist the empowerment of individuals, groups and the society at large, contributing to nation building.

Mission

Our mission is to make collective and quality learning to the students accessible to students, contributing to the development and dissemination of social work knowledge and skills, thereby moulding the students into effective, ethical and professional social workers. We aim to work as a department, to become catalysts encouraging inter-disciplinary collaborations within the college to address social injustices collectively as one unit. Our endeavour is to sensitize the youth of today about social equity through constructive programmes both in the field and campus. We ultimately aim to herald the message of social justice and progress in the society by bringing out students equipped with leadership skills and become the pioneer institution by shifting paradigms in unprecedented times .

Objectives

1. Provide students with opportunities, knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to work with individuals, groups, communities, organizations and engage in meaningful professional relationships and professional development
2. To promote integration of theory and practice
3. Involve the students in various workshops conducted/organized for the betterment of the society by the Institution and for their personal growth
4. Embrace diversity and inclusivity and promote integrity
5. Build relationships and partnerships in the spirit of collaboration
6. Make ethical decisions that are transparent

No of Seats & Eligibility Criteria

No of Seats:

30 seats are available for the Bachelor of Social Work Programme

Eligibility Criteria

Passed Higher Secondary School Leaving Examination with minimum of 55 % marks.

Online Entrance Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Course Structure

Semester I Semester II
C-1: SW 101 Fundamentals of Social Work
C-3: SW 201 Contemporary Social Concerns
C-2: SW 102 Introduction to Society for Social Work
C-4: SW 202 Understanding Psychology for Social Work
AECC 1*: As per University Decision
AECC 2*: As per University Decision

GE-1 Paper 1 : Any one of the followings:

SW 111: Social Work with Youth
SW 112: Disability and Social Work

GE-1 Paper 2: Any one of the followings:

SW 211: Social Work Response to Health Care
SW 213: Criminal Justice Social Work

FW 1: SW 106 (6 credits)
FW 2: SW 206 (6 credits)
Semester III Semester IV
C-5: SW 301 Working With Individuals
C-8: SW 401 Working With Communities
C-6 : SW 302 Working With Groups
C-9: SW 402 Social Psychology For Social Work
C-7: SW303Social deviance and Social problems
C-10: SW 403 Areas of SW Practice

SEC Paper 1: Any one of the followings

SW 311: Communication for Development
SW 312: Programme Media in Social Work

SEC Paper 2: Any one of the followings

SW 411: Application of Programme Media
SW 412: Skill and Technique of Field Work
Practice.

GE2-Paper 1 : Any one of the followings

SW 321: Integrated Methods In Social Work
Practice-I
SW 322 : Palliative Care in Social Work

GE2-Paper 2: Any one of the followings

Any One of the two
SW 421: Social Work with Older Persons
SW 422: International Social work

FW3: SW306 (8 credits)
FW 4: SW406 ( 8 credits)
Semester V Semester VI
C-11: SW 501 Social Policy and Development
C-3: SW 601 Social Welfare Administration
C-12 : SW 502 Social Action and Movements
C-4: SW 602 Research in Social Work

DSE Paper 1 & Paper 2: Any two of the followings:

DSE 1: Social Legislation and Human Rights
DSE 2: Health and Social Work
DSE 1: Social Work Intervention in Disaster
DSE 2: Social Work Response to Social Concerns

DSE Paper 3: Any one of the followings:

DSE 3: Social Work Practice in Different Settings
DSE 3: Counselling Skills in Social Work Practice
DSE 3: NGO Management
DSE 4: Project Work/Dissertation

FW5: SW 506 (8 credits)
FW6: SW 606 (8 credits)

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes

FUNDAMENTALS OF SOCIAL WORK (CC1)  

Course Description and Objectives:

This core course is studied in the first semester which is to be compulsorily studied by a student as a core requirement to complete the three year programme in this discipline of study wherein the students are introduced to Social work and the concepts inter-related to it. This paper deals with the history of social work and social work as a profession.

Learning Outcomes:  

1. Gives an understanding of the basic concepts of social work
2. Provides an overview of history of social work
3. Provides orientation about professional social work
4. Acquires knowledge on the values, principles, skills and functions of Social work
5. Learns the attributes of the profession and the challenges faced
6. Identifies the role of a social worker

Teaching methodologies:

1. Discussions
2. Lectures
3. Power-point presentations
4. Dictation of notes
5. Assignments

 

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIETY FOR SOCIAL WORK (CC2)

Course Description and Objectives:

This core course is studied in the first semester which is to be compulsorily studied by a student as a core requirement to complete the three year programme in this discipline of study. This paper helps the students to develop an understanding of the importance of society. This paper focuses on the concepts of society, social process, socialization, social stratification and the relevance of understanding for social work. 

Learning Outcomes:

1. Develops insight about sociological concepts for social work education and practice
2. Inculcates skills among students to understand and analyze social structure and social system
3. Builds an understanding on the relevance of sociology for social work
4. Provides a better understanding of society

Teaching Methodologies:

1. Lectures
2. Discussions based on present day scenarios assignments

 

Social work with Youth (GE1)

Course Description and Objectives:

The “Generic Elective” paper adds generic proficiency to the students and also engages interdisciplinary character of the subject. This paper is studied in the first semester of the three year programme. It focuses on youth - the concept, the demographic profile, youth in India, problems faced by youth, youth welfare, National Youth Policy and the social work interventions with youth.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Acquaints students to the complexities and multifaceted issues and problems of youth
2. Awareness and understanding on the problems and need ofyouth
3. Identifies the social work intervention with youth
4. Understands the role of a social worker in the welfare of youth
5. Youth Welfare, youth and mass media

Teaching Methodologies :

1. Lectures
2. Discussions on the present day scenario
3. Power-point presentations
4. Assignments
5. Dictation of notes

 

FIELD WORK PRACTICUM I (FW)

Course Description and Objectives : Field work practicum in social work is different from other social sciences. It is an integral part of social work education.Field work is a practical experience which is deliberately arranged for the students. In field work, field will be a situation (a social welfare and/or development agency or open community) which offers avenues for students’ interaction with client and client system, where they will apply social work methods, principles, skills and techniques under the guidance of faculty of the respective college. The main objectives of this course in the first semester is to orient students with social work lexicon and prepare the students with requisite value orientation, to develop understanding of field and field work; and making the students familiar to different settings in social work through organization visits and to develop understanding of social structure and socia lsystems. A three day orientation programme will be organized at the commencement of the course Orientation visits to welfare agencies/organizations will be an integral part of the orientation programme.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Familiarity with different settings in social work practice
2. Application of theoretical knowledge in the field
3. Introduction to various agencies
4. Understanding of social structure and systems
5. Better understanding of the society
6. Enhances practical knowledge
7. Develops Report writing skills
8. Documentation

Teaching Methodologies:

1. Organization visits
2. Community visits
3. Workshops
4. Assignments
5. Presentations
6. Activities
7.  Community visits
8. Workshops
9.  Assignments
10. Presentations

CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL CONCERNS (CC3)

Course Description and Objectives:

This core course is a compulsory paper for the second Semester students which is a requirement for the completion of the three year programme in the discipline. This paper deals with the types of social problems and concerns in the society. It focuses on Gender and related problems, Marginal and vulnerable groups, Health issues and concerns. 

Learning Outcomes :

1. Builds an understanding on the contemporary social concerns
2. Understand Genesis and manifestation of social problems
3. Develop understanding on the role of social work in dealing with the contemporary problems 

Teaching methodologies:

1. Lectures
2. Discussions
3. Assignments
4. Dictation of notes

 

UNDERSTANDING PSYCHOLOGY FOR SOCIAL WORK (CC4)

Course Description and Objectives:

This core course is a compulsory paper which is studied in the second semester of the three year program. It provides an understanding of the basic psychological processes relevant for social work. This paper develops or focuses on the topics viz., Learning, Motivation, Intelligence, Personality development, Growth and development and the life span stages. 

Learning outcomes:

1. Identifies the basic psychological process for social work
2. Learns the different concepts of psychology
3. Acquire knowledge for applying concepts of psychology in social work
4. Understand the relevance of psychology for social work

Teaching methodologies:

1. Discussions
2. Lectures
3. Power-point presentations
4. Dictation of notes
5. Assignments

 

SOCIAL WORK RESPONSE TO HEALTH CARE (GE 2)

Course Description and Objectives:

This Generic Elective course paper adds generic proficiency to the students and also engages interdisciplinary character of the subject. This paper in the second semester of the three year course deals with health, health care and development, social work in health care and emerging concerns in health care.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Builds a basic understanding of the concept of health and mental health in the context of development
2. Develop orientation and understanding of the different areas of social work practice in health
3. Develop appropriate skills and approaches towards integrated social work practice in health.

Teaching Methodologies :

1. Discussions
2. Power-point presentations
3. Lectures
4. Assignments

 

FIELD WORK PRACTICUM- II (FW) 

Course Description and Objectives:

In the second semester of the three year programme in the discipline, the students are placed in various agency with professionals wherein they are given exposure in the field which help them in their personal as well as professional growth making use of their theoretical knowledge and the skills that they have learned. The students will be required to have concurrent field work with class room teaching of theory papers. Two days in a week will be allotted to perform concurrent field workLearningOutcomes :

1. Exposure to the students to various social welfare and development programmes and services
2. Personal as well as professional growth
3. Develop sensitivity towards the needs and problems of individuals & families, groups and communities
4. Develop an understanding of agency’s structure, function and service delivery system.

Teaching Methodologies :

1. Report writing
2. Workshops
3. Placement in agencies

WORKING WITH INDIVIDUALS (CC5)

Course Description and Objectives:

This core course is studied in the thirdsemesterwhich is to be compulsorily studied by a student as a core requirement to complete the three year programme in this discipline of study wherein the students are introduced to social case work which allows them to understand their clients, the process of social case work and the tools, techniques and skills of social case work. This paper focuses mainly on understanding the relationship between the social worker and individuals. 

Learning Outcomes :

1. Understand social case work as a method of social work
2. Develop abilities to critically analyze problems of individuals, families and factors affecting them
3. Enhance understanding of the basic concepts, tools, techniques, skills and process
4. Develop ability of establishing and sustaining a working relationship with the client
5. Helps the students in the field while working with individuals

Teaching Methodologies :

1. Lectures
2. Dictation of notes
3. Discussion
4. Assignment
5. Power-point presentations

 

WORKING WITH GROUPS (CC6)

Course Description and Objectives:

This compulsory core course is studied in the third semester of the three year programme wherein the students are introduced to the method of social group work, group processes and dynamics, techniques and skills of social group work and social group work practices in different settings. 

Learning Outcomes :

1. Develop understanding of group work as a method of social work
2. Develop knowledge, skills and techniques to be used by the social worker in groups
3. Understanding group as an instrument of change 

Teaching Methodologies:

1. Lectures
2. Dictation of notes
3. Power-point presentations
4. Discussions
5. Activities

 

SOCIAL DEVIANCE AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS (CC7)

Course Description and Objectives:

This compulsory core course is studied in the third semester of the three year programme which deals with social deviance, social problems , social defence and violence in Indian society. It helps to understand the social work interventions in social defence and correctional services.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Gain insight into the concept of social deviance and social change
2. Identify the major factors contributing to the emergence of social problems
3. Understand the role of social worker in dealing with the social problems 

Teaching Methodologies:

1. Lecture
2. Discussion
3. Power-point presentations
4. Assignment
5. Dictation of notes

 

COMMUNICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT (SEC-1)

Course Description and Objectives:

This skill enhancement course is studied from the third semester of three year programme. The social work stream offers a wide variety of courses as minor subjects those will help the students to learn about the national and global scenario of social work in an interdisciplinary mode and enhance their knowledge for getting employment or initiating for self-employment related to social welfare, development and allied areas. This paper focuses on the concept, principles, process, forms and significance of communication for development. It studies communication competencies, mass communication and development and communication in social work intervention. 

Learning Outcomes:

1. Locating communication in the context of development
2. Acquires skills for effective communication
3. Application of development communication tools in social work practice
4. Types of communication

Teaching Methodologies:

1. Lectures
2. Discussion
3. Dictation of notes
4. Assignment
5. Power-point presentation

 

INTEGRATED METHODS IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE (GE-3) 

Course Description and Objectives:

The Generic Elective paper in the third semester deals with various approaches to social work, social work and social systems and the contemporary issues in the field of practice.

Learning Outcomes

1. Understanding on the need for integrated social work practice approach
2. Develop competencies in integrated social work practice
3. Interrelationship between social justice and human rights, equality and equity
4. Gains knowledge on the contemporary issues in the field of practice 

Teaching Methodologies

1. Lecture
2. Discussion
3. Assignment
4. Dictation of notes
5. Power-point presentation

 

FIELD WORK PRACTICUM III (FW) 

Course Description and Objectives:

In the third semester of the three year programme, the field work agency of the students will remain the same for two consecutive semesters of a year. The students will be provided with skill development workshops to build confidence and strengthen knowledge and skills of students.

Learning Outcomes

1. Exposure to students to various social welfare and developmental programmesand services
2. Develop the personal self and professional self
3. Theoretical knowledge to practice
4. Provide an opportunity to practice the methods of working with individuals, groups and communities. to learn to make use of professional relationship and referrals to deal with human problems.
5. Imbibe the ethics and values of social work profession including attributes for thesame.
6. Develop an ability to narrate of experience/learning, assessment of services &resources and participate in servicedelivery.
7. Documentation and report writing

Teaching Methodologies:

1. Individual/Group Conference
2. Skill development workshops
3. Report writing

WORKING WITH COMMUNITIES (C-8) 

Course Description and Objectives:

This core course is studied in the fourth semester which is to be compulsorily studied by a student as a core requirement this discipline of study wherein they develop an understanding of community organization as a method of social work, enhance understanding of models, strategies and process involved in working with communities. 

Learning Outcome

1. Understands and participates in developing, and/or sustaining a positive change in campus, local, national and/or global communities.
2. Increased understanding of social justice issues and the potential influence and impact students have through their service.
3. Improve student retention and engagement, and help students better absorb, retain, and transfer knowledge.
4. Knowledge of working with diverse members of their communities

Teaching Methodology

1. Discussions
2. Lectures
3. Power-point presentations
4. Assignments
5. Group Work

 

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY FOR SOCIAL WORK (C-9)

Course Description and Objectives:

This core course is studied in the fourth semester which is to be compulsorily studied by a student in this discipline. This paper helps the students to understand the fundamentals of social psychology, understanding of interpersonal and societal issues and also gain the theoretical knowledge of relationship of individual to society. 

Learning Outcome

1. Knowledge of the key substantive content of the field of psychology,
2. Understand the basic principles and methods that psychologists use to gather data.
3. Understand and apply the writing style used in psychological literature

Teaching Methodology

1. Discussions
2. Lectures
3. Power-point presentations
4. Assignments
5. Interaction

 

AREAS OF SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE (C10)

Course Description and Objectives:

This core course is studied in the fourth semester which is to be compulsorily studied by a student in this discipline. This paper helps the students to understand to impart education and training in different areas of social work and to develop skill required for working in the various areas of social work practice.

Learning Outcome

1. Understand theory contribute to social work practice.
2. Values integral to a professional social worker's identity.
3. Understand what it means to practice reflectively.

Teaching Methodology

1. Discussions
2. Lectures
3. Power-point presentations
4. Assignments

 

SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSE APPLICATION OF PROGRAMME MEDIA TITLE (SEC-2)

Course Description and Objectives:

This core course is studied in the fourth semester which is to be compulsorily studied by a student in this discipline. This paper helps the students to understand individuals participate, respond and react to programme media, develop a critical understanding of Programme Media and creative ideas express through writing.

Learning Outcome

1. Understand theoretically or pragmatically Programme Media
2. Understand the areas of application
3. To prepare professionals to practice in diverse social work settings and also address them

Teaching Methodology

1. Group work
2. Discussions
3. Lectures
4. Power-point presentations
5. Assignments

 

SW- SEC 412 (SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSE)
SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES IN FIELD WORK PRACTICE (SEC 2)

Course Description and Objectives:

This core course is studied in the fourth semester which is to be compulsorily studied by a student in this discipline. This paper helps the students to add value strengthen knowledge and skills, build confidence and develop aptitude and attitudinal base of the students, develop sensitivity towards self awareness, self-development, goal setting and time management. 

Learning Outcome

1. Enhanced understanding through direct observation, data collection/recording.
2. Develop professional skills to implement social work theories and methods in practice.

Teaching Methodology

1. Group work
2. Discussions
3. Lectures
4. Power-point presentations
5. Assignments

SW- GE 421 (GENERIC ELECTIVE COURSE)

SOCIAL WORK WITH OLDER (GE 4)

Course Description and Objectives:

The “Generic Elective” paper adds generic proficiency to the students and also engages interdisciplinary character of the subject. This paper is studied in the fourth semester. It focuses on understand the basic needs and issues of elderly persons in contemporary society, biological, psychological, social and cultural aspects of aging, and nature of social work interventions for the elderly in the contemporary social situation.

Learning Outcome

1. Understanding of the policies and programmes for the elderly
2. Identify existing aging theories and framework and critique them against social work value and ethical principles

Teaching Methodology

1. Group work
2. Discussions
3. Lectures
4. Power-point presentations
5. Assignments

SOCIAL POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT 

Course Description and Objectives:

This core course is studied in the fifth semester which is to be compulsorily studied by a student as a core requirement this discipline of study wherein they understand the concept process, indicators and determinants with respect to social development, develop capacity to formulate strategies necessary for social development. 

Learning Outcome

1. Apply critical thinking skills throughout the process of policy evaluation and development.
2. Learn how to advocate for social and economic justice 

Teaching Methodology

1. Written assignments
2. Group Presentation

 

SOCIAL ACTION AND MOVEMENTS (C-12) 

Course Description and Objectives:

This core course is studied in the fifth semester which is to be compulsorily studied by a student as a core requirement this discipline of study wherein they are familiarize with the conceptual issues in defining social action and social movements.

Learning Outcome

1. Acquaint students with various theoretical perspectives on social movement
2. Significance of social movements and its emerge in the contemporary world
3. Mobilize support; compete with other social movements and opponents.

Teaching Methodology

1. Discussions
2. Lectures
3. Power-point presentations
4. Dictation of notes
5. Assignments

 

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVES SOCIAL LEGISLATIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS DSE-1

Course Description and Objectives:

This core course is studied in the fifth semester which is to be compulsorily s by a student as a core requirement to complete this discipline of study. This paper helps the students function of legal system and relevant legislation in protecting social justice and human rights, develop insight into social legislations and Human right, and rights based perspective in Social Work practice. 

Learning Outcome

1. Identifying problem relating to human rights study
2. Historical growth of the idea of human rights
3. Demonstrate an awareness of the international context of human rights
4. Understand the importance of the Human Rights Act
5. Analyze and evaluate concepts and ideas.

Teaching Methodology

1. Discussions
2. Lectures
3. Power-point presentations
4. Dictation of notes
5. Assignments

 

DSE 512 (DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVES)
MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK (DSE-2)

Course Description and Objectives:

This core course is studied in the fifth semester which is to be compulsorily by a student as a core requirement to complete this discipline of study. This paper helps the students understand mental health, gain insight into different types of mental disorders, social work intervention in Mental Health

Learning Outcome

1. Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to building, maintaining, and utilizing counseling relationships to address mental health issues
2. Understand the relevance, nature and types of social work interventions in mental health.

Teaching Methodology

1. Discussions
2. Lectures
3. Power-point presentations
4. Dictation of notes
5. Assignments

 

OR

 

SW- DSE 513 (DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVES)
SOCIAL WORK INTERVENTION IN DISASTER (DSE-1)

Course Description and Objectives:

This core course is studied in the fifth semester which is to be compulsorily by a student as a core requirement to complete this discipline of study. The paper gives exposure to the key concepts, typologies and impact of disasters, concept of disaster mitigation and disaster management.

Learning Outcome

1. Acquire critical understanding of the disaster management policy and programmes in India
2. Develop capacity to work with different agencies.
3. Knowledge to analyse, evaluate and manage the different aspects of disaster events at a local and global levels,
4. Describe, analyse and evaluate all aspects influencing vulnerabilities and capacities of disasters.
5. Capacity to work theoretically and practically in the processes of disaster management

Teaching Methodology

1. Discussions
2. Lectures
3. Power-point presentations
4. Dictation of notes
5. Assignments

 

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVES
SOCIAL WORK RESPONSE TO SOCIAL CONCERNS (DSE-2)

Course Description and Objectives:

This core course is studied in the fifth semester which is to be compulsorily studies by a student as a core requirement to complete this discipline of study.

Learning Outcome:

The paper makes the student understand the concepts in various social concerns and social problems, dynamics of the social concerns, role of social work in dealing with social problems and concerns

Teaching Methodology:

1. Discussions
2. Lectures
3. Power-point presentations
4. Dictation of notes
5. Assignments

 

FIELD WORK PRACTICUM-V

Course Description and Objectives:

Field work practicum in social work is different from other social sciences. It is an integral part of social work education. Field work is a practical experience which is deliberately arranged for the students. In field work, field will be a situation (a social welfare and/or development agency or open community) which offers avenues for students’ interaction with client and client system, where they will apply socialwork methods, principles, skills and techniques under the guidance of faculty of the respective college. The main objectives of this course in the fifth semester is to develop sensitivity tanalyze the service Develop ability to plan, organize towards the issues related to social justice and human rights for marginalized groups. 

Learning Outcome

1. Develop sensitivity towards the issues related to social justice and human rights for marginalized groups.
2. Develop ability to critically and implement the activities within agency/community framework.

Teaching Methodology

1. Prepare schedule of meeting (with the students)
2. Preparing learning plan (with the students)
3. Monitor continuously the progress of students and
4. Provide feedback to them about the performance;
5. Arrange periodic visits and meetings with agency supervisor/instructor
6. Read and check the field work reports and provide necessary guidelines to the students regarding report writing;
7. Develop insight into the process of social work intervention using social work philosophy, principles methods and skills;
8. Provide regular, timely and systematic inputs; and
9. Assessment of performance of students with a pass/fail recommendation.

SOCIAL WELFARE ADMINISTRATION CC-13

Course Description and Objectives:

This core course is studied in the Sixth Semester which is to be compulsorily studied by a student as a core requirement to complete in this discipline of study wherein the students are made to uunderstand the concept, principles and components of social welfare administration, understand the method of Social Work Profession. 

Learning Outcome

1. Develop understanding of social welfare administration as a method of social work profession.
2. Acquire competence in social welfare and development services.
3. Understand the social needs of the Indian Society
4. Recognize the Social senses and adapt social skills
5. Use communication skills differentially and appropriately 

Teaching Methodology

1. Discussions
2. Lectures
3. Power-point presentations
4. Dictation of notes
5. Assignments

 

RESEARCH IN SOCIAL WORK CC14 

Course Description and Objectives: This core course is studied in the Sixth Semester which is to be compulsorily studied by a student as a core requirement to complete in this discipline of study ,students are familiarize the nature of social science research and its application in the  study of social phenomena, the research process and develop abilities to prepare research design. 

Learning Outcome

1. Use research findings to advance education theory and practice
2. Carry out a substantial research-based project
3. Learn the process of Data collection, organization, presentation, analysis and reportwriting
4. Analyze data and synthesize research findings
5. Report research findings in written and verbal forms 

Teaching Methodology

1. Discussions
2. Lectures
3. Power-point presentations
4. Dictation of notes
5. Assignments

 

SOCIAL WORK PRATICE IN DIFFERENT SETTINGS DSE 3

Course Description and Objectives:

This core course is studied in the Sixth Semester which is to be compulsorily studied by a student as a core requirement to complete in this discipline of study. The students learn different areas of social work practice; develop skills to work in diverse areas of social work practice.

Learning Outcome

1. Engage Diversity and difference in Practice.
2. Identify circumstances that lead to risks of harm
3. Recognize the responsibilities of social workers in protecting service users and the public within legal contexts. 

Teaching Methodology

1. Discussions
2. Lectures
3. Power-point presentations
4. Dictation of notes
5. Assignments

 

OR

 

COUNSELLING SKILLS for SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE PAPER DSE 3

Course Description and Objectives:

This core course is studied in the Sixth Semester which is to be compulsorily studied by a student as a core requirement to complete in this discipline of study. The students learn conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of counseling, understand the ethical principles associated with good practice.

Learning Outcome

1. Gain knowledge on the use of skills and techniques related to counseling
2. Able to identify the qualities of effective counselling relationships
3. Learn the importance for counsellors
4. Develop, apply and analyse the counseling skills of reflective listening, holding, use of silence, empathy, summarizing and challenging in counseling sessions.

Teaching Methodology

1. Discussions
2. Lectures
3. Power-point presentations
4. Dictation of notes
5. Assignments

 

OR

 

NGO MANAGEMENT (DSE 3)

Course Description and Objectives:

This core course is studied in the Sixth Semester which is to be compulsorily studied by a student as a core requirement to complete inthis discipline of study. The students learn to develop an understanding of nongovernmental organizations.

Learning Outcome

1. Acquire skills and competence in managing NGOs
2. To outline the distinctive characteristics of NGOs
3. Understand the key issues and challenges facing NGOs as development organizations
4. Recognize tools, techniques and skills for the effective management of NGOs 

Teaching Methodology

1. Discussions
2. Lectures
3. Power-point presentations
4. Dictation of notes
5. Assignments
6. Group Discussion

 

PROJECT WORK/DESSERTATION DSE4 

Course Description and Objectives:

Each student will be given a research topic from the department at the beginning of the semester 5 or 6.The students should prepare a research synopsis/proposal of around 4-5 typed pages in consultation with the respective College supervisor/instructor and submit 2 copies of the same well in advance.The students will be guided by their respective field work supervisors/instructors or by a person appointed by the Department regarding the completion of the research project. It is expected that each student will submit his/her 2 typed copies of project report of around 80-100 pages along with summary of around 2-3 pages before the commencement of the examinations of semester-8. 

Learning Outcome

1. Exposure to apply research skills and techniques in the real social phenomena.
2. Learn the research process and develop abilities to prepare research design in the realm of social work.
3. Learn collection of data, analysis and project report writing.

Teaching Methodology

1. Discussions
2. Lectures
3. Power-point presentations
4. Dictation of notes
5. Assignments

 

FIELD WORK PRACTICUM-VI

Course Description and Objectives:

Field work practicum in social work is different from other social sciences. It is an integral part of social work education. Field work is a practical experience which is deliberately arranged for the students. In field work, field will be a situation (a social welfare and/or development agency or open community) which offers avenues for students’ interaction with client and client system, where they will apply socialwork methods, principles, skills and techniques under the guidance of faculty of the respective college. The main objectives of this course in the sixth semester are to develop ability to effect changes in improving service delivery by introducing innovations in practice.

Learning Outcome

1. Skills in communication and networking with other organizations.
2. Learn to make use of practice-learning instructions.

Teaching Methodology

1. Prepare schedule of meeting (with the students)
2. Preparing learning plan (with the students)
3. Monitor continuously the progress of students and
4. Provide feedback to them about the performance;
5. Arrange periodic visits and meetings with agency supervisor/instructor
6. Read and check the field work reports and provide necessary guidelines to the studentsregarding report writing;
7. Develop insight into the process of social work intervention using social workphilosophy, principles methods and skills;
8. Provide regular, timely and systematic inputs; and
9. Assessment of performance of students with a pass/fail recommendation.

Faculty

Sonada Campus


Siliguri campus


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Chingzong Helena Lepcha
Assistant Professor

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Edna Shalini Clare Chettri
Assistant Professor

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Sunil Prasad
Assistant Professor