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Department of Social Work

The Department of Social Work started its journey in July 1997. The department runs Five Year Integrated Course in Social Work which leads to BSW (three years) and MSW (two years) Degrees. The course curriculum is designed as per the CBCS pattern prescribed by the UGC and offers the papers of special interest in the area of Family and Child Welfare, Rural Development, Tribal Development, Psychosocial Counselling, NGO Management, Micro Finance and Livelihood, Dynamics of Human behaviour etc. The Department also runs Ph. D. Programme, where the thrust of the current research endeavours in the areas like Healthcare, Reproductive and Child Health Programme (RCH), Sex Education, HIV/ AIDS, ICDS Services, Panchayati Raj, Non Governmental Organizations, Women in Unorganized Sector, Self Help Groups, Corporate Voluntarism, Water and Sanitation, Disaster Management, Psychosocial problems of Elderly, Cancer, Tuberculosis, etc. The department has initiated outreach activities in the nearby rural communities.

Courses Offered

Courses Offered Duration Number of Seats
M.S.W. (by course work) Ten Semesters 50
Ph.D. (by course & research work)    
D. Litt (by research work)    


Name Designation Area of Specialization Contact & Email
Dutta  MSW, M.Phil, PGCRM, PhD.
Professor Governance, Panchayati Raj & Rural Development.




Molankal Gangabhushan M., MSW, PGDLL, Ph.D. Professor Industrial Relation and Personal Management molankal.gangabhushan@aus.ac.in



M Tineshowri Devi, MA (Social Work), M. Phil., PhD. Professor & Head Gender and Health moirangthem.tineshowri.devi@aus.ac.in



Tarun Bikas Sukai, MSW, PGDHRM, Ph.D. Professor NGO’s HIV/AIDs tarun.bikash.sukai@aus.ac.in



Mrityunjay Singh, MA (SW),Ph.D Assistant Professor Social Development mrityunjay.kumar.singh@aus.ac.in



Ritwika Rajendra,  MSW, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Family and Child Welfare ritwika.rajendra@aus.ac.in


Ratna Huirem,  MSW, Ph.D. Associate Professor Community Development ratna.huirem@aus.ac.in



Kathiresan L., MA (SW), M.Phil., Ph.D. Associate Professor Health care kathiresan.l@aus.ac.in



G. Albin Joseph, MA (SW), M.Phil., Ph.D. Assistant Professor NGO Management, Youth Development, Disability Studies




Lalzo S. Thangjom, MA (SW), Ph.D. Assistant Professor URCD, HIV/AIDS lalzosthangjom@gmail.com


Aditi Nath, MSW, Ph.D. (SW) Assistant Professor Partnership Development & NGO Management  aditinath1@gmail.com


Ajit Kr. Jena, MA., M.Phil. Assistant Professor Social Policy, Social Legislation  ajitjena23@gmail.com


Kaivalya T. Desai, MA (SW) Ph.D. Assistant Professor Social Work Education  kaivalya.desai@gmail.com


Joyashri Dey, MSW, Ph.D. Assistant Professor  Governance & Community Development  joyasreedey1@gmail.com


Head of Department

Prof. Tarun Bikash Sukai

Alumni Placement 

More than ninety per cent of the students who have passed out from this Department have been employed by Governmental and Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) at the state and national levels

Social Work Journal

The Social Work Journal is a Peer Reviewed Journal published by the Department of Social Work biannually. It was first published in 2010 with ISSN: 0976-5484. It seeks to promote scholarship in Social Work Education and Practice and other social science fields. The journal publishes empirical, conceptual, and review papers in the form of research articles, reports of research in progress, and analyses of contemporary issues of social importance.







Syllabus of Five Year Integrated Social Work Programme
Implemented under NEP 2020

The integrated Bachelor’s and Master’s curriculum in Social Work has been developed with a strong emphasis on the theoretical underpinnings and practice dimensions relevant to social work practice in diverse settings with a focus on issues of vulnerable and marginalised groups. The programme lays emphasis on the disciplinary foundations; the methods of social work practice; and the attitudes, skills and knowledge which inform the practice dimensions. It attempts to integrate the macro with the underlying micro issues in the context of India with some emphasis on the development issues in the north-eastern region of the country.
Integrated Social Work Curriculum
Integrated Bachelor’s and Master’s curriculum in Social Work emphasizes on the theoretical underpinnings and practice dimensions in diverse settings with a focus on issues of vulnerable and marginalised groups, and also an emphasis on the disciplinary foundations, the methods of social work practice, and the attitudes, skills and knowledge. It attempts to integrate the micro and macro issues in the context of India, with special in the north-eastern region.

Department of Social Work promotes Interdisciplinary research on its thrust areas of social work practice and issues of social importance.


Research Projects Undertaken

Seminars, Conferences and Webinars organised

Outreach and Extension Activities