St Joseph's University, 36, Lalbagh Road, Bengaluru-560027, Karnataka, India.
A Public-Private-Partnership University under RUSA 2.0 of MHRD (Government of India), established by the Karnataka Govt. Act No. 24 of 2021
School of

Social Work

Departments in
School of Social Work

Message from the Dean

Fr Dr G Augustine Lourdu

The School of Social Work in St Joseph's University 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, reaffirming the importance of respectful, meaningful and collaborative relationships as core elements of Social Work Practice.


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