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School Of Social Work - Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore, Karnataka
School Of Social Work - Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore, Karnataka
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Roshni Nilaya, Fr. Mullers Road
Mangalore (District Mangalore)
Karnataka, IndiaPin Code : 575002
School Of Social Work - Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore Karnataka is a recognised institute / college.
School Of Social Work - Roshni Nilaya is situated in Mangalore of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mangalore comes under Mangalore Tehsil, Mangalore District.
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CoursesSchool Of Social Work - Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore Karnataka runs course(s) in Arts, Social Work stream(s).
Ph.D. in Social Work, Master of Social Work(MSW), Bachelor of Social Work(B.S.W), Bachelor of Arts(B.A)
Profile of School Of Social Work - Roshni NilayaThe School of Social Work is a pioneer post graduate centre for social work education in Karnataka. It is affiliated to the Mangalore University. The Institute is committed to scholarly study and professional practice that promotes individual and institutional change, consistent with the goals of a just and humane society. The School of Social Work is managed by the Institute of Social Service, Karnataka
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NAAC report of School Of Social Work - Roshni NilayaSection - 1: Preface
The School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore has volunteered to be assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Covncil, Bangalore and submitted for this purpose its Self-Study Report in December 2003. Accordingly, a Peer Team comprising Prof. U.B. Bhoite, Formerly Vice-Chancellor of Bharati Vidapeeth and Presently Executive Director to the chancellor of Bharati Vidapeeth, a deemed University in Pune as Chairman, Prof. John Kattakayam, Director Academic Staff College, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, as Member- Coordinator and Dr. Major Syed Shahabuddeen, Principal, Islamiah College, Vaniyambedi in Vellore, District of Tamil Nadu as Member. The team visited the institution on 30th and 31st July 2004.
The School of Social Work is managed by the Institute of Social Service, Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore. It is a registered society. This Institute was established in 1960 at Mangalore by the Society of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary, an International Catholic Religious Society founded in France in 1790. The School is the oldest School of Social Work in this region. It has sister institutions at quite a few places across the country. The School of Social Work in Mangalore was established in June 1960 and was recognized by the UGC under sections 2f and 12b of its Act. in 1981. It is located in an urban area in 6 acres of land and was affiliated to the University of Mysore since 1967 till it got affiliated to Mangalore University. The School gets Grant-In- Aid from the Government of Karnataka. The motto of the institution is 'Love is made fruitful in Service'. The goals addressed by the School are 1) to strive to contribute to the development of a Social and Economic order based on the values of Freedom, Equality and Justice 2) to sensitise the youth to the needs of the marginalized groups and equip them with necessary professional knowledge and skills. The various courses available in the School are designed and taught keeping these goals in view.
At present, the School offers two UG (B.A. and B.S.W) one PG (M.S.W) and Ph. D. programmes. The total number of students at present is 427. Out of 23 permanent teachers, 7 are with Ph. D., 3 with M.Phil and one has submitted his Ph.D. theses and 12 with PG qualifications. The unit cost of education of UG is Rs. 2000/- and of PG is Rs. 6500/-excluding salary component and Rs.3,486/- for UG and Rs.7,977/- for PG with it. The School maintains students' support services like Central Library, Computer Centre, Sports facilities, Workshops, Hostels, Guest House, Canteen, Grievance Redressal Cell, Welfare Schemes, Vehicle Parking Shed etc. The other institutions run by the Management in Mangalore are Anganwadi Teachers Training at Navajeevan Marg, Ullal and a Kindergarten School.
The Peer Team carefully perused and analysed the self study report submitted by the Institution. During the institutional visit the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments and the facilities, and interacted with the various constituents of the institution. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution were visited. The Peer Team also interacted at length with the Governing Body, head of the institution, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the institution. The Peer Team would like to make the following observation and comments.
Section 2 : Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion 1 - Curricular Aspects.
The School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya is affiliated to Mangalore University, Mangalore. So its teaching programmes are designed according to the course structures and syllabi framed by the University.
The School runs programmes leading to B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W. and Ph. D. degrees.
At the B.A. level in all 9 subjects divided into 5 combinations are taught. Earlier the student was allowed to offer any one of the five combinations of his/her choice. These 9 subjects include certain job oriented vocational courses such as secretarial practice. Three of them have strong practical component. Upto this time 1326 students have passed out with B.A degree from this institution.
The B.S.W. course which was introduced in 1984 has annual intake of 40 students. There are seventeen papers that are prescribed including one on field practice. The students also have to offer two language courses. There is an option of one course only. The courses offered by the institution are mostly application oriented and so they enhanced the job prospectus of the students. A component of computer training is incorporated at all levels. The course contents in general are of multi disciplinary in nature.
The admissions to B.S.W. course are given partially through a common entrance test conducted by the college through its own screening mechanism.
The M.S.W. programme of the institution is a prestigious programme. It was started in 1967. Its present intake is of 50 students. The institution follows semester system, so far as this programme is concerned. There are in all 38 papers that are offered at this level. Some of them are core courses, some of them are specialized and some electives. The student has a good deal of choice of selection of courses of specializations and electives. There is a very strong component of field work incorporated in this programme. The subjects covered under B.S.W. and M.S.W programmes have strong social relevance.
The School also offers Ph.D. programme in social work and there are 2 recognised research guides for Ph.D. in the School. Twelve scholars have obtained Ph.D. degrees, so far from this institution. At present there are three students working for this programme.
Criterion 2- Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The admission process adopted for B.A./ B.S.W. and M.S.W. course at the institutional level are transparent and are based on merit and aptitude testing.
Since this is a minority institution, it follows the policy of minority reservation in admission to the extent of 50% of its seats as per the norms of the Government of Karnataka.
The School has a teacher - ward system in which each teacher is assigned a small group of students, generally 15 at PG level and 20 at UG level. The teachers monitor not only the academic progress of the students under their supervision but also help them in solving their personal problems and difficulties. Teacher - ward meetings are held periodically which help to build healthy interpersonal relationships.
The teachers prepare the teaching plan at the beginning of the academic year and complete the syllabus as per the planned schedule.
The class tests, mid term tests, terminal examinations, model examinations etc. are conducted systematically which help evaluate the academic progress of the students.
The teachers adopt a variety of teaching methods some of them are quite novel such as use of postal stamps in teaching certain topics. The teachers use such Audio Visual Aids in teaching as OHP, LCD projector etc. Study tours and field visits are conducted to strengthen the learning process of the students. Seminars, conferences, group discussions, workshops, case studies etc. are conducted by the departments periodically and systematically which is a highly commendable aspect.
Another unique feature found in the School is laboratory training in some subjects like Criminology, Psychology, Computer Applications, Secretarial Practice, Nutrition etc.
The remedial classes are conducted for slow learners and weak students.
Since this is the oldest School of Social Work in this region, it has quite a few senior faculty members who have played a significant role in framing the course structure and syllabi of various programmes.
The training is given to the students through a participatory manner and so it becomes very lively.
There is a great deal of emphasis on the field work at B.S.W. and M.S.W levels. The School has updated teaching equipments which are widely used in teaching. There is a special communication hall where students have access to quite a few modern learning equipments.
Special classes are conducted to enhance the communicative skills of students in English and Kannada languages. The summer and block placement programmes gives actual work exposure to the students. The students are encouraged to participate in group discussions and seminars that are organized by the departments.
A great deal of effort is made to increase the awareness of students with regard to social issues and to enhance their eagerness to know more.
Besides the regular university examination the School conducts its own periodical tests the record of which is maintained. The School follows the self appraisal method for monitoring the academic performance of the teachers. The students also submit their own assessments of performance of their teachers to the principal at the end of the year who takes appropriate action.
The School has well qualified, committed, experienced faculty members who are academically quite productive.
Criterion 3- Research consultation and Extensions.
Quite a few faculty members have research interest and have completed several research projects, sponsored or funded by the government, agencies and other funding agencies. Their research intervention in socially relevant areas is laudable.
Project report is a part of the M.S.W. course work. Quite a few projects reports submitted by the students were found to be substantiative. This exercise has helped to create a strong research culture in the campus.
The track record of extension activities of both faculty and students is quite laudable. They have made quite a few civic issues such as cleanliness at the public places as well as social problems such as child labour, empowerment of women, HIV/AIDS, the focussed areas of their extension activities.
One of the noteworthy extension activity of the School is 'Child Helpline' through which sustained efforts are made to solve the problems of children in difficulties.
Few faculty members are on the advisory committees at the Central, State and the local levels. Their advice and help is also sought by the civic bodies and government agencies. A special mention here needs to be made of the Criminology department which has very intensive interaction with the Police Department and MSW which has links with the District Administration and Labour Department.
Criterion 4: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The School is housed in a complex of buildings providing ample space for its classrooms, laboratories, separate rooms for teachers etc. The buildings and their surroundings are well maintained. There is a spacious assembly hall and couple of seminar rooms.
The lecture halls are equipped with the latest teaching aids such as, LCD projectors, VCR and VCD. The students are provided with internet facility for which they have to pay nominal charges.
The School has a rich library, having 27,615 books on its stacks. It is well maintained library with open access system and is partially computerised. The books lending facility is good. The library subscribes to 93 journals and periodicals and gets 98 periodicals on gratis.
The School provides accommodation for 101 girls students in its regular hostels. The rooms are spacious which accommodate 3 to 4 students each. The School makes its infrastructural facilities available to other groups and agencies for their use.
Another hostel which is named as 'Self Service Cottage' is meant for the girls students belonging to the lower income group. About 15 inmates are accommodated in it and only nominal amounts towards establishment charges are levied.
The School provides sports facilities to its students. It has a fairly well equipped gymnasium for the students. A few students have secured gold medals at the national and state levels.
The School has adequate computer facility. It has computer laboratory with about 35 computers. The School also has a small guest house.
Criterion 5: Student Support and Progression
The School has adequate service units which ensure the physical and intellectual well being of its students.
It has created a network of associations which provide avenues and opportunities to the students to pursue their special interests and realise their potentials.
The School offers a substantive numbers scholarships to the needy and promising students besides the government fee concessions and scholarships. A faculty member is nominated as a student welfare officer who looks after the welfare of the students.
There is an active employment cell which does the placement work and organises career guidance programmes for the students.
The School has an active, dynamic alumni association, the members of which, are in frequent interactions with the School. There are quite a few past students of the School who are well placed in public and private sectors.
There is students grievance redressal cell which takes care of students grievances.
In brief all the possible care is taken to create an atmosphere in the campus which is conducive for academic, intellectual and physical growth of students.
Criterion 6: Organization and Mangement
The Institute of Social Service, Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore is the parent organisation of the School.
The School has a Governing Council constituting of eminent people from different walks of life. It has representatives of the faculty and few educationists also. This Council takes major policy decisions.
The day to day administration is looked after by the principal of the School who is the academic and administrative head. The principal enjoys a good deal of financial and administrative autonomy. She is assisted by several faculty members who are assigned specific functions and responsibilities.
The School has adequate administrative backup. Most of non-teaching employees are computer literates.
There is a student council which organises various activities for students. The faculty members and students undertake fund raising activity occasionally. The student representatives and the faculty members expressed their sense of satisfaction with regard to the administration of the School. The faculty members have free access to the Principal.
There is an association of faculty members which also function as a grievance redressal machinery for its members. The policy decisions with regard to academic and administration matters are taken in the frequently held meetings.
Criterion 7: Healthy Practices
The teachers and students interact with each other in an informal atmosphere.
The sensitivity of the School with regard to the socially significant issues and concerns is reflected in its academic and extension activities.
It became evident from the discussion with the members of the alumni that besides giving formal education and training the School contributes a great deal towards the personality development and character building of its students.
The faculty and the students work with and for such marginalised groups as small vegetable producers cum vendors, helpless children, child labourer, marginalized women and the like.
The School runs such service units as Child Helpline, Child Guidance Clinic, Family Counselling Unit, Link Trada (De-Addiction Centre) etc.
The Criminology Department has developed an elaborate forensic laboratory. The Police Department makes its use, as well as, seeks expert advice from the faculty.
The faculty members have prepared training modules for various outside agencies for adult literacy programme, training women members of the Panchayat etc.
The School gives numerous scholarships and concessions in fees to the needy and promising students.
The School has established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell comprising of senior faculty members.
Section 3 : Overall Analysis
The Peer Committee after studying the Self Study Report of the School and after having interactions with such groups as the faculty, the parents, the students - present and past, the non-teaching staff etc., got impressed by the School's academic performance, infrastructure and the potential for further growth.
The Committee has earlier noted some of the distinct features of the School in other section. It would like to record a few additional commendable features of the School.
The academic and extension activities of the School are tuned to the realization of institutional objectives and goals.
The faculty of the School is sensitized to the social issues and involves itself in the community life to a very great extent.
The faculty is academically active as can be seen from its research and publication output, participation in such academic events as seminars, conferences and workshops.
The library of the institute is continuously updated. It is noteworthy that although it is not a University library it subscribes to as many as 93 journals and periodicals and receives 98 other periodicals on gratis.
The School's concern for the marginalised groups in society is reflected in its activities.
The School maintains international linkages for study purposes with agencies like Coady International Institute, Canada and Searsolin, Philippines. For the student exchange, the School has linkages with Lady of Lake University, U.S.A., University of Hong Kong etc.,
Many students have secured ranks and distinctions at the University examinations.
The Peer Team committee would like to make a few suggestion for further improvement and to attain more academic excellence.
The School should go for the status as an autonomous institution.
It may provide additional sports facilities to the students.
The School may start a few more job oriented and revenue generating short term courses.
The teachers may be encouraged to publish their Ph.D. theses, participate in more faculty development programmes and be more active in their professional organizations.
The Peer Team would like to acknowledge with gratitude the co -operation extended by the Management, Principal, Staff, Students, Alumni and parents whole heartedly during its visit to the School.
Prof. U.B. Bhoite
Dr. John Kattakayam
Dr. Major Syed Shahabuddeen
Dr. Jacinta D'Souza
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