Indore School of Social Work Established in 1951 is committed to excellence in its teaching, researcah and professional practice in Social Work. Its staff aims to integrate these areas of scholarly...more
Indore School of Social Work Established in 1951 is committed to excellence in its teaching, researcah and professional practice in Social Work. Its staff aims to integrate these areas of scholarly knowledge, skill and attitudes to the studentys for the effective prasctice of social work. The integration of academic and operational excellence is shown in the school's postgraduate studies.
Aims & Objectives
The School is a training center for students who desire to take up social work as a profession. The aims of the School are:
To impart training in social work through formal instruction, fieldwork and other means to those who elect to make social work a career.
To prepare students for leadership responsibilities in social work by providing them opportunities for acquiring knowledge and skills in the profession, and by helping them to develop professional attitudes and conviction and committment to social welfare
To conduct refresher courses, workshops, orientationseminars and other programmes for professional social workers, administrators voluntary leaders and others.
To offer consultancy or counselling services to social welfare institutions; and to conduct field experiments and demonstrations independently or otherwise.
To carry out independent or collaborative studies in the ares of social policy, social services, social administrationand practices in social work, and of help in disseminating knowledge on these through publications, and other reevant and appropiate means in order to generate public opinion for social action and development.
The Indore School of Social Work was founded in 1951 by the Indore Christian College at the instance of the Madhya Bharat State Branch of the Indian Conference of Social Work. The School was granted recognition by the Department of Education of the erstwhile government of Madhya Bharat for short-term certificate course in Social Work.In 1955, the Board of Governors of the Indore Christian College invited Dr. (Mrs.) Winifred Bryce, a well-known sociologist, educationist and social worker, and a former Principal of Indore Christian College, to head the School. With her vast experience of education and social welfare work in India, mainly in the Malwa region, for over forty years, Dr.Bryce gave able and inspiring leadership to the school. Under her leadership the school was raised to the graduate diploma standard offering a one-year course in Social Work.
The next important milestone in the development of the School was the a raising of it as a postgraduate department of the Indore Christian College with affiliation to the Vikram University for the Degree of Master of Arts in Social Work, in 1961.Much of the credit for raising the School to this standard goes to Dr. Bryce and to Dr. CW David, the then Principal of the Indore Christian College.
In the following year, Dr. Bryce retired and went home to Canada, but she continued to take a lively interest in the School until her death in 1967.In 1970 the School instituted a Prize in memory of Dr. Bryce. Miss Mavis Bowen succeeded Dr. Bryce as Head of the Department in 1962.From 1961 to 1966, the School continued as Department of Indore Christian College. In 1964, when the University of Indore was established at Indore, the Indore Christian College, and through it the School of Social Work, was disaffiliated from the Vikram University and affiliated to the University of Indore.It had been felt for some time that as a professional training institution, the School of Social Work should be established as a separate and independent college with an identity of its own. In 1966 the school was established as an independent body under a separate Governing Board. In July 1966, the University of Indore, now called Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya.
14, Old Sehore Road,
M.P 452 001
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