The Department of Social Work in the Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) offers the programmes viz., BSW and MSW in Social Work in Open Distance Learning Mode (ODL). As a highly specialised area of knowledge, Social Work has gained momentum in both the developed and developing societies across the world. Hence, Pre-Graduate and Graduate students from any background of their choice can join the BSW / MSW programmes in KSOU. It has indigenously developed high quality self learning material (SLMs) are uses multimedia approach are imparting Social Work Education in English and Kannada to in-service learners and a large number of Social Work Educators and Practitioners for field work supervision.
"To provide holistic and quality education in Social Work across the country"
To provide high quality education through open distance learning mode using multi-media strategies and services in Social Welfare, Industry, Mental Health, Community Welfare and Development Sector.
To impart value based, scientific and quality education building strategic alliance with various stake holders to those desirous of making a career in the field of professional social work as effective social work practitioners, and educators, who envision challenging
injustice and promoting an egalitarian / humane society.
To synchronize theoretical training with field exposure and enable the students in acquiring critically assessed knowledge and practice skills focused on working collaboratively and therapeutically with people. Besides, facilitate students to develop appropriate attitudes and attributes requisite for a professional social worker to work with their clientele.
To organize conferences, symposia, seminars, etc., to disseminate the practice wisdom by involving those in the field of social work in this endeavor, so that the students could develop insights into complex social situations, endeavouring to set standards for quality social work education.
Department Of social work